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More Than 340 Papers Publish Anti-Trump Editorials

'We’re not the enemy of the people. We are the people'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2018 5:27 AM CDT
Updated Aug 16, 2018 6:41 AM CDT
President Trump pauses during remarks at a campaign rally at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Fla.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
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(Newser) – The Boston Globe decided it was time for an organized response to President Trump's attacks on the media as an "enemy of the people"—and hundreds of newspapers responded. 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. They include some of America's biggest newspapers as well as smaller publications nationwide, though the Wall Street Journal is among the holdouts, reports the BBC. A selection:

  • The onslaught from the president is "scary. We're afraid, for our personal safety and for the future of our country," write the editorial boards of the San Jose Mercury News and the East Bay Times. "These attacks on the press are an attack on our nation’s foundation. And we’re angry. Angry that we work so hard to carry out the mission our Founding Fathers envisioned, to provide the free flow of information so critical to a well-functioning democracy, only to be demonized by our president for doing our jobs."

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