Boston Herald to Globe Editorial Push: Press This!

Tomorrow is the big day for the Boston Globe’s nationwide initiative to counter Donald Trump’s “dirty war against the free press.” Roughly 200 newspapers have signed on to publish editorials tomorrow explaining and defending the importance of a free and independent press in America, as the Globe details in this web piece today.

200 newspapers join Globe effort on freedom of the press editorials

Around 200 news publications across the United States have committed to a Boston Globe-coordinated effort to run editorials Thursday promoting the freedom of the press, in light of President Trump’s frequent attacks on the media.

Some of the most respected and widely circulated newspapers in the country have committed to taking a stand in their editorial pages, including The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Denver Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Chicago Sun-Times. The list ranges from large metropolitan dailies to small weekly papers with circulations as low as 4,000.

 

But when you scroll through the list itself, there’s one paper that’s conspicuous by its absence.

That’s right . . . the Herald.

So we sent this note to Boston Herald editor Joe Sciacca.

Hi, Joe,

Hope all’s well.

[We’re] just posting to Two Daily Town about the Globe’s nationwide push for editorials fighting back against Donald Trump’s “dirty war against the press” and couldn’t help but notice that the Herald is not one of the newspapers participating.

Could you perhaps just drop [us] a quick note about the Herald’s position on this initiative? [We’re] guessing [our] splendid readers would be very interested in that.

Thanks,
[The hardreading staff]

 

We will, as alway, keep you posted.

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2 Responses to Boston Herald to Globe Editorial Push: Press This!

  1. AS says:

    That’s a bad sign. I thought all of this was a fluke when I saw Adriana Cohen’s column, “Donald Trump speaks the truth about ‘fake news’,” in which she talks about the “mainstream media” as if the Boston Herald is not in the mainstream. For years, I worked there and never thought it was, as a paper, outside the mainstream. Now, I guess that’s changed…

    • Campaign Outsider says:

      And it’s changed largely because of the Trumpification of the paper by characters like Cohen and Howie Carr, who’s been joining Mar-a-Lago and hosting fundraisers for GOP candidates in his home. When someone who’s clearly no longer a journalist is poster boy for your newspaper, you are out of the mainstream.

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