Illinois newspapers joined an effort across the nation on Aug. 16 to editorialize on Trump's assault on the free press. Below are some of the editorials. Did you write an editorial that is not linked below? Email the link to Kate Richardson and she will add to the post.
Our View: We are not the enemy of the people – The State Journal-Register, Springfield
Editorial: In midst of assaults, we must defend principles of First Amendment – Daily Herald, Arlington Heights
EDITORIAL: This newspaper is the ‘enemy’ of all that hurts ‘the people’ – Chicago Sun-Times
Editorial: Mr. President: We aren’t enemies of the people. We’re a check on government. – Chicago Tribune
Editorial: President Trump’s attacks on the press must stop – Journal Star, Peoria
Editorial: We believe in power of good journalism – The Register-Mail, Galesburg
Our View: A free press is essential to preserve democracy – Rockford Register Star
OUR VIEW: The media is not the enemy – Journal Gazette & Times-Courier, Mattoon
Editorial: The media are not the enemy – The Pantagraph, Bloomington
Voice of The Southern: The enemy? A free press is a big part of democracy – The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale
Also on Thursday, Aug. 16, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution declaring, "the press is not the enemy of the people." To read the full story, click the link below.
Free press gets a boost with Senate resolution declaring it is not the enemy – Chicago Tribune