17 August, 2018
Donald Trump has lashed out against hundreds of U.S. newspapers that published editorials on Thursday defending press freedom and denouncing his constant attacks on the media. He tweets that the Globe "is in COLLUSION with other papers on free press".
On Thursday morning, Trump again took to Twitter to denounce "fake news".
Instead of ignoring the editorials or responding to them constructively, President Trump did what he does best: plunged himself into chaos.
"If you haven't already, please subscribe to your local papers", said the Times, whose opinion section also summarized other editorials across the country.
The paper explained its decision in an editorial published Thursday.
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"Unable to carry on in the light, the president attempts to drag us all into a dark labyrinth where rules don't apply and some vacant concept of winning seems attainable", said the Record-Journal in Meriden, Connecticut.
However, he said much of what the media covers is fake news aimed at pushing a political agenda and slandering his administration. "Taking a lead from President Trump, some of our own readers have accused us, too, of publishing 'fake news.' This is not only an incorrect accusation, but insulting to the reporters and editors here who diligently work to report on Attleboro and the area communities - communities they also live in - in an accurate and unbiased manner". "I truly believe that America always solves its problems and combating risky and irresponsible attacks on journalism is no exception", Schumer said in a statement.
Or the San Francisco Chronicle.
However, some newspapers decided not to run editorials on the issue, including The Washington Post. "Correcting them is core to our job", it said.
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.