NY Post joins outlets publishing anti-Trump editorials

The New York Post on Wednesday announced on Wednesday that it would be joining the hundreds of newspapers publishing editorials that will take a stand against President Trump’s repeated attacks on the media.

"The Boston Globe has asked for a coordinated response today from newspapers across the country, to oppose President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE’s labeling journalists as an 'enemy of the people.' Who are we to disagree?" the editorial board wrote. 

"We support a free and vibrant press, a nation where the powerful are held to account by the Fourth Estate. Journalists are not the enemy of the people; we’re advocating for the people. We stand with our colleagues." 


But The Post also aimed scrutiny at multiple Democratic lawmakers, including House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMcCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 After vote against coronavirus relief package, Golden calls for more bipartisanship in Congress Democrats don't trust GOP on 1/6 commission: 'These people are dangerous' MORE (Calif.) and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who have had negative encounters with the press. 

"Will this make a difference? Not one whit," the board continued. "Nor will it stop Nancy Pelosi from claiming that NBC is trying to undermine her because it quoted elected officials, or Gov. Andrew Cuomo from accusing a NY1 reporter of bias because he asked a question. And it certainly won’t deter Mayor de Blasio, who despises a free press as vehemently as does our president," the board continued. 

The board concluded, writing that de Blasio and Trump will continue to slam the press because it "riles up their bases," before adding that it has faith, "as the Bard put it, 'At the length truth will out.'”  

Earlier this month, The Boston Globe called on news outlets across the U.S. to publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing Trump's rhetoric against the press. 

Marjorie Pritchard, the deputy managing editor of the Globe who oversees the paper’s editorial page, told the Associated Press that hundreds of newspapers had already signed on to join the coordinated effort. 

Trump has repeatedly attacked the media throughout this presidency, going as far as calling the press the "enemy of the people" and saying that its members can "cause war.”