USA media fight back against Trump attacks

Hundreds Of Newspapers Are Challenging Trump's Attacks: 'We Are Not The Enemy’

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

A bomb threat was reported at the Boston Globe on Thursday, the same day the newspaper spearheaded a campaign to publish coordinated editorials at multiple papers condemning President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand urges opposition to Kavanaugh: Fight for abortion rights "is now or never" Trump claims tariffs on foreign nations will rescue U.S. steel industry: report Bannon announces pro-Trump movie, operation team ahead of midterms: report MORE's attacks against the press.

More than 350 news outlets heeded the Boston Globe's call to runs the editorials on Thursday to promote "press freedom in light of President Trump's frequent attacks on the media".

Trump has labelled the media as being the "enemy of the American people", "very dishonest" and "fake news", and he has accused the press of distorting democracy and spreading conspiracy theories and blind hatred.

His tweet comes amid reports that nearly 343 news outlets will be publishing coordinated editorials on Thursday which denounce the United States president's "dirty war" on the press.

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"I'm not surprised", said Pritchard about the President's tweets. "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. He's also called media "the enemy of the American people".

Also Thursday, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution that "affirms the press is not the enemy of the people" and "condemns the attacks on the institution of the free press".

"Donald Trump is not responsible for the eroding trust in the media", Finley wrote. Now the Globe is in COLLUSION with other papers on free press.

The Republican president's comments reflect a view held by many conservatives that most newspapers and other news outlets distort, make up or omit facts because of a bias against them.

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"Our editorial page will continue to speak out against this president's war on the free press", editorial page editor John Diaz wrote.

Trump added in a tweet, "PROVE IT!" though it was unclear what he meant.

Politico media writer Jack Shafer said the coordinated effort "is sure to backfire". "It will provide Trump with circumstantial evidence of the existence of a national press cabal that has been convend exclusively to oppose him".

But media rights advocates say the stakes are too high to allow the president's claims to go unchecked.

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