The Denver Post and 300 newspapers across America are coordinating efforts to prove once and for all they don’t like Republicans.
Their admissions are scheduled for the Sunday editorial pages in which they all, united in one giant biased voice, will criticize Republican President Donald Trump for calling them out and saying mean things about them.
Perhaps the writers missed that day in their journalism law and ethics class, but we believe the term we are looking for, is malicious intent.
And where were these coordinated editorials when the Obama administration was tapping the phones of AP reporters in the U.S. Capitol? Demanding reporters reveal sources or go to jail?
Swearing at reporters? Seizing their notes? Raiding reporter’s homes?
There was no collective outrage, because Obama is a Democrat, just like them.
This weekend’s editorialpalooza is being organized by Marjorie Pritchard, who oversees the editorial page of the Boston Globe, the gold standard of journalism.
By the way, that gold was tarnished, along with the shine on their Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, who was recently suspended after the paper finally admitted he made up a bunch of stuff when he wrote about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing in which three people were killed.
He had an interesting excuse. He says he was drunk when he reported the story. He was suspended for three months.
But we digress.
According to Pritchard: ‘‘I hope it would educate readers to realize that an attack on the First Amendment is unacceptable,’’ she said. ‘‘We are a free and independent press, it is one of the most sacred principles enshrined in the Constitution.’’
Interesting, but we’re going to go with free speech over freedom of the press as the most sacred principle enshrined in the First Amendment.
Journalists should take note of that, and remember they’re not the only ones free to speak their minds. Presidents, Republicans and conservatives have right, as well.
And without free speech, what a free press had to say wouldn’t even matter.