Poor babies

© 2018 Jim Spence - The Boston Globe says, "The dirty war on the free press must end." In response to the "dirty war," the paper has engaged in an editorial-writing initiative that has enlisted scores of newspapers across America.
What is really happening here is the paper has come out of the closet so to speak, and has stopped pretending it is objective. The Globe has actually admitted it has been contacting newspaper editorial boards and proposing a "coordinated response" to President Trump's escalating "enemy of the people" rhetoric.
"We propose to publish an editorial on August 16th on the dangers of the administration's assault on the press and ask others to commit to publishing their own editorials on the same date," the Globe said in its pitch to fellow papers.
Apparently, in the minds of those at the Globe, freedom of speech only goes one way. The Globe, which has engaged in a non-stop assault on everything Trump since 2016, does not like it when it gets called out.
"As of Saturday, we have more than 100 publications signed up, and I expect that number to grow in the coming days," Marjorie Pritchard, the Globe's deputy editorial page editor, told CNN.
Anyone who is really paying attention finds it comical that the Globe thinks it needs to call papers around the country to get them organized against Trump. A quick glance at the Las Cruces Sun-News any day of the week will show that it contains more thinly veiled anti-Trump propaganda than one could possibly imagine.
“Instead of printing the exact same message, each publication will write its own editorial,” Pritchard said.
What does ole Marge think most media outlets (except Fox and talk radio) have been doing for the last two years?
The Globe goes on and on, "The impact of Trump's assault on journalism looks different in Boise than it does in Boston. Our words will differ. But at least we can agree that such attacks are alarming."
Here is what is alarming. What is alarming is that in America the 21st Century free press is no longer bothering to search for the truth and/or print both sides of political debates. The vast majority of the so-called "free press" is simply a wing of the Democratic Party. It is a free press alright. It is a weapon of the Democratic Party that is not paid for. It is FREE.
The press objects to Trumps coarse treatment of its Democrat propaganda ministers. While it is certainly true that Trump ruffles press feathers, what Trump does is child’s play compared the Stalin-style tactics employed the United States Department of Justice, under Attorney General Eric Holder in 2013. Holder actually used the strong arm of government to subpoena phone records from the Associated Press. Obama’s A.G. also went so far as to name Fox News reporter, James Rosen, a "criminal co-conspirator" under the Espionage Act of 1917 in order to gain access to his personal emails and phone records. Now that is assault my friends. It goes way beyond name calling.
These coordinated editorials planned for next week are just another example of how brazen the press is in supporting Democrats and opposing the GOP.
The bottom line is that the Globe does not realize that nothing has changed. What the Globe is doing will go unnoticed because virtually every newspaper in the nation conducts a full assault on the White House every day. What the press objects to is that Trump doesn’t just lie there and take it like the Bush White Houses did. He hits back and hits back hard.
One has to feel sorry for the press. They have gotten so used to sucker punching GOP presidents they are off balance now that they are getting sucker punched back. It is a real pity they can’t simply pick election winners for the rest of us while hiding behind the 1st Amendment. The press has every right to take sides. So does Trump. The 1st Amendment protects him too.
The Globe does not realize there is a reason why newspapers are dying. One of the reasons is most of them are partisan rags.