"Journalists are not just the enemy": rebelled with Donald Trump, many American newspapers responded Thursday (16) by publishing coordinated editorials to point out the importance of press freedom
Led by the Boston Globe, who was launched a call with the hashtag #EnemyofNone, more than 200 newspapers across the country have joined the campaign.
"Today we have a president in the United States who has made a mantra that members of the media do not"
"This is one of the many lies that this president has launched, as well as a charlatan of yore who is a pillar in the history of the United States has thrown. "
Trump's actions also stimulate strong leaders such as Vladimir Putin in Russia and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Tu
The New York Times, one of the most common goals of Trump's criticism, an editorial of seven paragraphs has been published under a huge title, with all capital letters, which says "A FREE PRESSURE DO YOU NEED" and with the statement that it is only fair that people criticize press when it does something bad.
"But insist that the truths that you do not please" false news "are dangerous for the blood of democracy and call the point of the dangerous enemies of journalists," wrote The Times.
The initiative taken at a certain moment: Trump multiplies attacks on the media and regularly qualifies them as "Fake News" before
For press freedom advocates, this rhetoric threatens the First Amendment, which sacred freedom of speech and protect the press.
Some believe that Trump's comments caused threats against journalists reporting on their events and also creating a climate of hostility that opened the door to violent attacks, such as those in the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, late June, when five people were killed by a gunman who
Other means of communication defended their role by stressing that work saves time for the American taxpayer
"The newspaper lists cover tedious governmental meetings and decipher forms for public school funding so that it does not have to to be done "by the reader, says the Arizona Daily Star. "It is not as simple as the first amendment, but it can be useful."
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On Thursday, Trump made another attack via his favorite network, Twitter: "THE FAKE NEWS PRESS THE OPPOSIO-PARTY: This is very bad for our Grand Pass … BUT WE WIN!" wrote in his account
The supporters of the president saw in the initiative another reason to express criticism.
"The media are carrying out a deliberate attack, public and especially against" realDonaldTrump "and against the" half of the country and the media wondering why we think it's just fake news, "Mike Huckabee, a former Republican governor and columnist for the conservative Fox News Channel,
"I do not think the press should be cross-over should defend itself when the most powerful man in the world tries to undermine the first amendment," says Ken Paulson, former editor of USA Today and leader of the First Amendment Center in Newseum, the
Paulson felt that in the current context of conflict is the most appropriate for the media to develop a campaign more market
For James Freeman, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal – an economic newspaper owned by the president's ally Rupert Murdoch – this initiative is probably not the best way to get out. e expand the number of readers among right-wing voters. "
Dan Kennedy, professor of journalism at Northeastern University, has no doubt that Trump's supporters will see this" further evidence that the press is acting as a member of the resistance "
Even Trump critics doubt the benefits of the campaign As Jack Shafer, a political expert, believes the coordinated effort "will certainly have a counterproductive effect."
According to a recent survey by Ipsos, 43 percent of Republican citizens believe that the president the authority should have to close means of communication that present "m behavior".