noted The Boston Globe's 'call to action' for
the nation's newspapers to collude to fight
back against what they called Trump's "dirty war against the
propose to publish an editorial on August 16 on the dangers of
the administration's assault on the press and ask others to
commit to publishing their own editorials on the same date," The
Globe said in its pitch to fellow papers.
we see the results.
of today, CNN
reports that Marjorie Pritchard, the
Globe's deputy editorial page editor, says "we
have more than 100 publications signed up, and I expect that
number to grow in the coming days."
American Society of News Editors, the New England Newspaper and
Press Association and other groups have helped her spread the
response has been overwhelming," Pritchard
have some big newspapers, but the majority are from smaller
markets, all enthusiastic about standing up to Trump's
assault on journalism."
of printing the exact same message, each publication will write
its own editorial, Pritchard said. That was a key part of her
impact of Trump's assault on journalism looks different in
Boise than it does in Boston," she
words will differ. But at least we can agree that such
attacks are alarming."
said she expects differing views from the editorials, "but the
same sentiment: The importance of a free and independent press."
proudly crows that the coordinated editorials may be another
example of unity across the news business, or, as we
noted previously, another example of supreme hypocrisy - as a
'free and independent' press being coerced to collude on the same
story against their President.
the 'media' should be a little careful what they wish for, as Axios
show below, the
Trump news cycle is paying their bills handsomely.
first half of 2018 has been extremely busy, as seen in Google News
Lab's data on the googling trends of the public. It shows when and
how much people searched about 30 of the biggest news events.