#FreePress

The Boston Globe led the effort Thursday as more than 350 news organizations published editorials promoting freedom of the press.

The larger newspapers joined in — The New York Times, the Miami Herald, The Dallas Morning News, The Denver Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Chicago Sun-Times — as well as dozens of smaller publications that pushed back against the almost daily screed from this POTUS declaring America’s media “the enemy of the people.”

From the Boston Globe:

The US Senate on Thursday passed a resolution by unanimous consent affirming that the media “is not the enemy of the people.”

The move comes amid an initiative led by the Boston Globe editorial board in which more than 350 news organizations published editorials promoting the freedom of the press. The editorials were published in response to President Trump’s repeated verbal attacks on journalists, in which he has called mainstream press organizations “fake news” and “the enemy of the American people.”

The editorial push caused #FreePress to trend on Twitter, and elicited an angry response from Trump.

Thursday the Boston Globe received a bomb threat. As reported by Raw Story:

The Boston Globe was forced to bring in uniformed police officers to its headquarters after the newspaper received multiple threats shortly after President Donald Trump attacked it on Twitter.

A free and independent press is the cornerstone of our Republic, vital to an informed nation. We should expect nothing less.

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