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News media won't back down under pressure from president

News media won't back down under pressure from president

Last week, The Baltimore Sun’s editorial board, like many editorial boards across the country, received a message from The Boston Globe asking us to join with them and “publish an editorial on August 16 on the dangers of the [Trump] administration's assault on the press.”

“This dirty war on the free press must end,” the message read, calling “for urgent action by those committed to free speech and the free press to stand against a White House and its allies who are bent on eroding a pillar of an informed democracy.”

Our emotions, to say the least, were mixed.

While we agree that labeling journalists the “enemy of the American people”...

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