Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Condemning Media Attacks

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"Unable to carry on in the light, the president attempts to drag us all into a dark labyrinth where rules don't apply and some vacant concept of winning seems attainable", said the Record-Journal in Meriden, Connecticut.

His tweet comes amid reports that nearly 343 news outlets will be publishing coordinated editorials on Thursday which denounce the USA president's "dirty war" on the press.

The Globe said it coordinated publication among the newspapers and carried details of it on a database on its website.

Trump felt his morning tirade against a free press merited a third tweet. These boards, staffed by opinion writers, operate independently from news reporters and editors.

In his tweet trashing the Globe, Trump claimed the "Failing " bought the newspaper for "2.1 BILLION DOLLARS" and then sold it for "1 DOLLAR" and accused the Globe of being "in COLLUSION with other papers on free press" adding "PROVE IT!"

The Republican president's comments reflect a view held by many conservatives that most newspapers and other news outlets distort, make up or omit facts because of a bias against them.

The Senate, by unanimous voice vote, passed a non-binding resolution which "affirms the press is not the enemy of the people".

Pritchard said the Globe made a decision to seek the editorial response after, at an August 2 political rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., President Trump stepped up his attacks on the media, using the words "fake, fake, disgusting news".

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"Criticizing the news media - for underplaying or overplaying stories, for getting something wrong - is entirely right. And calling journalists the "enemy of the people" is risky, period", the Times wrote.

"This Globe-sponsored coordinated editorial response is sure to backfire", Shafer wrote on Tuesday.

The Portland (Maine) Press-Herald said a free and independent press was the best defence against tyranny, while the Honolulu Star-Advertiser emphasised democracy's need for a free press.

"The people who read editorials don't need to be convinced", he said.

"We noted with regret the hurtful nature of his remarks last month calling most journalists dishonest even as we attended funerals for five friends and colleagues killed in the June 28 attack on our newsroom", it added.

"It's not that we disagree with concerns about the president's language in speeches and on social media", the Capital Gazette Editorial Board wrote.

"It will provide Trump with the circumstantial evidence of the existence of a national press cabal that has been convened exclusively to opposes him", he said.

On Aug. 10, The Globe appealed to newspapers across the country to publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing what it calls a "dirty war against the free press".