Trump tweets about the media in wake of #freepress push
Trump tweets about the media in wake of #freepress push
Fake news media is 'opposition party' & bad for America - Trump
16 August, 2018, 18:54
The Boston Globe invited its fellow publications to join calls for "an end to President Trump's sustained assault on the #FreePress" through editorials with the newspaper's op-ed editor Marjorie Pritchard saying almost 350 had pledged to participate.
The Morning News of Savannah, Georgia, said it was a confidant, not an enemy, to the people.
"There is nothing that I would want more for our Country than true FREEDOM OF THE PRESS", Trump's tweet said.
Trump has stated a number of times that he believes the media covers him unfairly, often characterizing news organizations as "fake news" and journalists as his true political opponents. The Elizabethtown Advocate in Pennsylvania, for instance, compared free press in the United States to such rights promised but not delivered in the former Soviet Union.
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Trump has long rallied against so-called "fake news", branding some of America's largest media outlets, including CNN and The New York Times, as such.
On Aug. 10, The Globe appealed to newspapers across the country to publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing what it calls a "dirty war against the free press".
The New York Times editorial said it is right to criticize the news media for underplaying or overplaying stories or for getting something wrong in a story. "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". "We're all in this together". The Wall Street Journal, which said it was not participating, noted in a column by James Freeman that the Globe's effort ran counter to the independence that editorial boards claim to seek. Polls show Republicans have grown more negative toward the news media in recent years: Pew Research Center said 85 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents said in June 2017 that the news media has a negative effect on the country, up from 68 percent in 2010.
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