The New York Times and over 350 other newspapers heeded the call from the Boston Globe to publish anti-Trump editorial pieces, specifically on the topic of the president’s rhetoric on the press.
“Trump’s apologists feebly insist that he is referring only to biased coverage, rather than the entire fourth estate. But the president’s own words and long track record show again and again just how deeply cynical and dishonest this argument is,” the Boston Globe’s piece said.
They also compared Trump to George Orwell’s “1984,” which centers around a dystopian society where people’s thoughts are controlled and regulated by the government. (RELATED: Over 100 News Outlets Reportedly Agree To Publish Anti-Trump Editorials)
Further, the Times wrote, “Insisting that truths you don’t like are ‘fake news’ is dangerous to the lifeblood of democracy. And calling journalists the ‘enemy of the people’ is dangerous, period.”
Other major organizations that published similar pieces include the Philadelphia Inquirer, Denver Post and Miami Herald.
“A war on the press is a war on democracy. It is a war not just on the American people, but on people throughout the world,” the Inquirer said in their editorial.
The Globe initially asked hundreds of news organizations to publish editorials condemning the president’s labeling of the press as “the enemy of the people,” last week. (RELATED: Boston Globe Calls For All Media Outlets To Publish Anti-Trump Editorials Next Week)