The front page of the Boston Globe August 16, 2018 edition is on display outside the Newseum in Washington DC on August 16,2018. US newspapers big and small hit back Thursday at Donald Trump’s relentless attacks on the news media with a coordinated campaign of editorials, triggering a fresh tirade from the president on Twitter. Leading the charge was The Boston Globe, which had called for the drive highlighting the importance of a free press, accompanied by the hashtag #EnemyOfNone.
More than 300 news publications across the United States have committed to a Boston Globe-coordinated effort to run editorials on Thursday promoting the freedom of the press, in light of President Trump’s frequent attacks on the media, according to the Boston Globe.
It said some of the most respected and widely circulated newspapers in the country have committed to taking a stand in their editorial pages, including The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Denver Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Chicago Sun-Times. The list ranges from large metropolitan dailies to small weekly papers with circulations as low as 4,000.
The Globe initiative comes amid the president’s repeated verbal attacks on journalists, calling mainstream press organizations “fake news” and “the enemy of the American people.” Tensions came to a boil in early August when CNN reporter Jim Acosta walked out of a press briefing after White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders refused to refute Trump’s “enemy of the people” comments.