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Go deeper: The intra-media debate over coordinated critiques of Trump

The Boston Globe's front page at the Newseum
The Boston Globe's front page at the Newseum. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

The Boston Globe launched a campaign with hundreds of U.S. newspapers Wednesday evening criticizing President Trump for calling the American press an "enemy of the people."

The big picture: Though many organizations are participating in the campaign, several others have been critical of the effort. They argue that the president, like other United States citizens, has the right to his opinions about the press, and that the campaign infringes upon them.

What we're reading: Newsrooms launch campaign against Trump's anti-press rhetoric

The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump has painted the press as an "enemy of the people" throughout his presidency, consistently calling stories "fake news" and targeting specific outlets such as CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times for their coverage of his administration.

The big picture: Over 100 newsrooms around the country are launching a coordinated effort against the president's attacks on the press with a series of newspaper editorials pushing back agains the president's claims.