Over 100 newspapers to publish damning editorials against Donald Trump’s attacks on the press
More than 100 publications across the US will publish editorials rejecting Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on the press.
The move is part of a coordinated effort by the Boston Globe’s editorial board to denounce the president’s claim that the media “is the enemy of the American people”. Each newspaper involved in the campaign will publish their own unique editorial refuting such criticisms, to arrive on newsstands Thursday, 16 August.
In a statement calling on other newspapers to join the effort, the Boston Globe wrote, “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”.
It’s almost as if Noam Chomsky never existed.
It’s almost as if his ground breaking research into the way corporate media control, constrict, manipulate and twist the truth for their corporate masters are no longer remembered
It’s almost as if ‘Manufacturing Consent’ was never published.
There’s a reason why Trump’s orange carnival of ignorance manages to make so much milage out of the ‘Fake News’ mantra, it’s because corporate media serve the interests of their corporate masters, they sure as Christ don’t serve Democracy.
There is example after example after example after example of Corporate Media using their dominance to hide, lie or manipulate the truth to the populace so when a fascist like Trump came along the groundswell of distrust was ready to be tapped and used.
The first editorial of the NZ Herald was calling white settlers to go to war with Māori, let’s not pretend that the industry holds the powerful to account, it’s there to preserve the hegemony.
Sure, there are individual journalists whose work rises above the industry, but they are the exception not the rule.
Trump & Corporate Media are both Enemies of the People.