I’m confused. How is this different than every other day in the media?
“The dirty war on the free press must end.“ That’s the idea behind an unusual editorial-writing initiative that has enlisted scores of newspapers across America.
Unusual? That’s been the same theme that the media has been putting out for a few weeks.
The Boston Globe has been contacting newspaper editorial boards and proposing a “coordinated response” to President Trump’s escalating ”enemy of the people” rhetoric.
There’s been a coordinated campaign against Republicans by the media for around 90 years.
“We 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.
The key part of that isn’t “press”, it’s “free press”.
A coordinated media apparatus isn’t a free press. It’s just a press.
As of Saturday, “we have more than 100 publications signed up, and I expect that number to grow in the coming days,” Marjorie Pritchard, the Globe’s deputy editorial page editor, told CNN.
I expect it to be as universal as in any Communist country.
Instead of printing the exact same message, each publication will write its own editorial, Pritchard said.
“Please express these talking points in your own words.” Isn’t that just the kind of bot echo chamber that the media claims to be concerned about?
“The impact of Trump’s assault on journalism looks different in Boise than it does in Boston,” she wrote. “Our words will differ. But at least we can agree that such attacks are alarming.”
Also on protecting illegal migration, protesting the anthem and supporting Islamic terrorists.