USA newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

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The Boston Globe invited newspapers across the country to stand up for the press with editorials on Thursday, and several began appearing online a day earlier. 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. "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.

"The administration's continual attack on our nation's free press poses a danger to the country's freedom and democracy", said Craig Borges, The Sun Chronicle's managing editor.

The editorial effort was in response to a request from the The Boston Globe.

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.

You can find our editorial on the issue on Page A8 of today's newspaper.

"To label the press "the enemy of the people" is as un-American as it is risky to the civic compact we have shared for more than two centuries", the Boston Globe wrote in its editorial.

The New York Times wrote: "If you haven't already, please subscribe to your local papers", it said.

In St Louis, the Post-Dispatch called journalists "the truest of patriots", while the Chicago Sun-Times said it believes most Americans know Mr Trump is talking nonsense.

Ultimately, however, the newspaper said they were compelled to point out the value of a free press regardless of how it looks. Now the Globe is in COLLUSION with other papers on free press. The paper also said that Trump has the right to criticize the press under the First Amendment.

The Boston Globe, which led calls for the media campaign, wrote that "today in the United States we have a president who has created a mantra that members of the media who do not blatantly support the policies of the current U.S. administration are the "enemy of the people".

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