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US newspapers to Trump: We’re not enemies of the people

Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back on Thursday against President Donald Trump's attacks on “fake news” with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press and, not surprisingly, Trump didn't take it silently. The Boston Globe, which set the campaign in motion by urging the unified voice, had estimated that some 350 newspapers would participate. They did across the breadth of the country. The Portland (Maine) Press-Herald said a free and independent press is the best defense…

Newspaper editorials across US rebuke Trump for attacks on press

LOS ANGELES: Hundreds of U.S. newspapers on Thursday launched a coordinated defence of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for denouncing some media organizations as enemies of the American people. The Boston Globe and the New York Times took part along with more than 350 other newspapers of all sizes, including some in states that Trump won during the 2016 presidential election. The Globe said it coordinated publication among the newspapers and carried details of it on a database on its website.…