US Newspapers Hit Back At Donald Trump Over 'Fake News' Claims


At least 343 publications agreed to publish editorials Thursday against what the Globe calls Trump's "dirty war against the free press", reports the Guardian.

President Trump has repeatedly declared that the "fake news" media is the "enemy of the people".

Trump, while pushing back against the coordinated editorials against him, alleged much of what they said were fake news ad accused them of pushing a political agenda or trying to hurt people.

Newspapers from ME to Hawaii have joined the coordinated series of editorials appearing in print and online on Thursday, that speak up for a free and vigorous press.

Celtics legend Bill Russell, who has been a frequent critic of President Trump, said he makes an effort to buy the local paper wherever he happens to be.

The Senate has unanimously approved a resolution affirming that "the press is not the enemy of the people". Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), reaffirms the Senate's commitment to the Constitution's declaration of the freedom of the press.

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The New York Times editorial said it was right to criticise the news media for underplaying or overplaying stories or for getting something wrong in a story. He's also called media "the enemy of the American people".

"Not even President Richard Nixon, whose original "enemies list" of the 20 private citizens he hoped to use his public office to "screw" included three journalists, tried to incite violence against reporters".

He tweets that the Globe "is in COLLUSION with other papers on free press". "He's increasing his rhetoric and we thought that a united stand in defense of the freedom of the press would make a statement", said Marjorie Pritchard, the Editorial Page's Deputy Managing Editor.

"HONESTY WINS!" Trump wrote on Twitter. It goes on to say, "We asked editorial boards from around the country, liberal and conservative, large and small, to join us today to address this fundamental threat in their own words".

Not all newspapers have taken part in the editorial response, however.

He followed that with another tweet insisting that he wants "true freedom of the press". "It will provide Trump with circumstantial evidence of the existence of a national press cabal that has been convend exclusively to oppose him". Freeman wrote that Trump has the right to free speech as much as his media adversaries.