Trump lashes out against United States news outlets defending press freedom

Hundreds Of Newspapers Are Challenging Trump's Attacks: 'We Are Not The Enemy’

US Newspapers Hit Back At Donald Trump Over 'Fake News' Claims

The president has repeatedly accused the media of publishing fake news and refuses to call on reporters from certain outlets.

President Donald Trump has lashed out at the press as newspapers across the United States launched a co-ordinated rebuttal to his attacks against what he calls "fake news".

"I think people who read editorials in newspapers probably aren't the people who are on Donald Trump's side, generally speaking", said Mark Bulgutch, a former senior executive producer of CBC News who now teaches journalism at Ryerson University.

Trump's war on the media has been controversial since it began, with many claiming he is trying to censor the free press.

President Trump is defending himself against the media, saying he supports free press as long as the stories are accurate.

"This is one of the many lies that have been thrown out by this president, much like an old-time charlatan threw out "magic" dust or water on a hopeful crowd", its editorial, entitled "Journalists are not the Enemy", said.

Trump ridiculed the Globe, noting that the paper was sold in 2013 for $1 after the New York Times bought it for $1.3 billion. Brian Schatz, a Democrat, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, lawmakers affirmed "that the press is not the enemy of the people", which passed by unanimous consent.

Trump tweets: "There is nothing that I would want more for our Country than true FREEDOM OF THE PRESS".

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London was said to "suffer from higher levels of crime, congestion, and public transport problems than are deemed comfortable". Two European cities, Helsinki, Finland and Hamburg, Germany fell out of the top-10 ranks from a year ago .

The Boston Globe invited newspapers across America to stand up for the press with editorials on Thursday, and several began appearing online a day earlier.

In its editorial, the New York Times wrote there was nothing wrong with being critical of the media but said there was a line. "And calling journalists the "enemy of the people" is unsafe, period", the Times wrote.

Instead of ignoring the editorials or responding to them constructively, President Trump did what he does best: plunged himself into chaos.

The San Francisco Chronicle said it would not join the effort because "it plays into Trump's narrative that the media are aligned against him". "Correcting them is core to our job", the editorial board wrote. "These attacks on the press are an attack on our nation's foundation".

The editorial board for the Capital Gazette in Annapolis wrote that the newspaper is more concerned with how its community sees it.

"We're just not coordinating with other news organizations because the president's opinion, frankly, is just not that important to us".

Politico media writer Jack Shafer said the coordinated effort "is sure to backfire".

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

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