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Trump's escalating war on the media Trump's escalating war on the media
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Media and free speech advocates say the escalating rhetoric is dangerous Media and free speech advocates say the escalating rhetoric is dangerous
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<strong>President Donald J. Trump's confrontational relationship with the press has grown steadily worse since he assumed office in January 2017, leading to him repeatedly refer to journalists as the "enemy of the people."</strong> <strong>President Donald J. Trump's confrontational relationship with the press has grown steadily worse since he assumed office in January 2017, leading to him repeatedly refer to journalists as the "enemy of the people."</strong>
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On August 16, the media responded with more 350 news outlets publishing editorials condemning Trump for demonizing their industry, and arguing that journalists, by holding the powerful to account, play a central role in a functioning democracy. On August 16, the media responded with more 350 news outlets publishing editorials condemning Trump for demonizing their industry, and arguing that journalists, by holding the powerful to account, play a central role in a functioning democracy.
<em>The </em>Boston Globe, <em>which led the initiative,</em><em> has been collating the editorials, which can be found <a href="https://apps.bostonglobe.com/opinion/graphics/2018/08/freepress/?p1=HP_Special">here</a>.</em> <em>The </em>Boston Globe, <em>which led the initiative,</em><em> has been collating the editorials, which can be found <a href="https://apps.bostonglobe.com/opinion/graphics/2018/08/freepress/?p1=HP_Special">here</a>.</em>
The joint editorials follow a <a href="https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=23425&amp;LangID=E">statement</a> from UN experts, made August 2, which criticized Trump's use of "Strategic" attacks on the press, which "increase the risk of journalists being targeted with violence.” The joint editorials follow a <a href="https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=23425&amp;LangID=E">statement</a> from UN experts, made August 2, which criticized Trump's use of "Strategic" attacks on the press, which "increase the risk of journalists being targeted with violence.”
<h2>Trump's attacks on the press</h2> <h2>Trump's attacks on the press</h2>
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/832708293516632065 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/832708293516632065
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<li>In February 2017 he <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/832708293516632065">tweeted</a> that the <em>New York Times, </em>CNN, NCB, ABC and CBS were the "enemy of the american people."</li>  <li>In February 2017 he <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/832708293516632065">tweeted</a> that the <em>New York Times, </em>CNN, NCB, ABC and CBS were the "enemy of the american people."</li>
<li>Repeatedly referring to the <em>New York Times </em>as "failing" (<a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/01/03/united-states/why-trump-attacks-the-new-york-times-as-failing-when-its-not/32320/">when it is not</a>), Trump <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/948205689683562496">accused the paper</a> of using "phony" sources in January 2018.</li>   <li>In January 2018, he repeatedly referred to the <em>New York Times </em>as "failing" (<a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/01/03/united-states/why-trump-attacks-the-new-york-times-as-failing-when-its-not/32320/">when it is not</a>), and <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/948205689683562496">accused the paper</a> of using "phony" sources.</li>
<li>In a speech on August 2, 2018, he <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UNV1g3QilA">criticized</a> the press as "fake, fake disgusting news," and condemned the journalists present as "horrible, horrendous people."</li>   <li>In August 2, 2018, he <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UNV1g3QilA">criticized</a> the press as "fake, fake disgusting news," and condemned the journalists present as "horrible, horrendous people."</li>
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<h2>How does this compare with his predecessors?</h2> <h2>How does this compare with his predecessors?</h2>
<h2>How accurate has coverage of Trump been?</h2> <h2>How accurate has coverage of Trump been?</h2>
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