You could call this latest “coordinated” hit on big, bad President Donald Trump ‘The Dog Day of the American Newspaper Industry’

Coordinated Anti-Trump Editorial Day and Only Dogs are Barking

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Coordinated Anti-Trump Editorial Day and Only Dogs are Barking
D-Day for the 340-something newspapers who took up the Boston Globe’s lead to publish anti-Trump editorials on their largely ignored-by-the-public editorial pages, and only Rex Huppke’s dog over at the Chicago Tribune is getting to lap up any attention.

The progressive-left’s running dog media hoped to gain public trust by coordinating against the president they live to hate in a single day, but their efforts went over like the proverbial lead balloon.


That’s because they’ve been weeping, wailing and gnashing their teeth ever since Trump got elected president almost two years ago in November, 2016.

They’ve never changed their tune, and today’s coordinated attack proves they’re not even willing to try.

You could call this latest “coordinated” hit on big, bad President Donald Trump ‘The Dog Day of the American Newspaper Industry’. 

Not many are laughing at Huppke’s “quick note of protest to President Donald Trump, from my large and very good dog”.

There’s never anything “quick” about the MSM’s long, boring and dragged out protest of President Trump, which has been going on for well nigh almost two years now.

Mind you, Huppke’s note-writing dog had lots of competition.  MSM heroine Hillary Clinton actually barked like a dog when addressing a campaign rally in Nevada in February of 2016,  and talented Country & Western singer Bryan Lewis brought half the country down with rollicking laughter with his song ‘I Think My Dog’s a Democrat’.

But the progressive and media world didn’t go barking mad until Trump pulled off “the unthinkable” by getting himself elected when everyone said he would “NEVER!” be president.

Huppke’s dog’s letter to President Trump called on the president to “stop calling humans ‘dogs’”.

The columnist’s canine may have had a good point here as the president called lovely Omarosa a “dog”.  We all know that the most lovable characteristic of all dogs is loyalty of which Omarose Onee Manigault Newman has none.

It must really be getting to the MSM’s goat that politico senior media writer Jack Shafer’s prediction that coordinated anti-Trump editorials were “sure to backfire” is coming true.

“Hundreds of newspapers will blast President Trump with coordinated editorials Thursday aimed at defending the mainstream media against his attacks, but at least one prominent political watchdog thinks the synchronized, “stupid pro-press assignment” will backfire. (Fox News, Aug. 15, 2018)

“Trump has mocked the media – specifically CNN, NBC and The New York Times – with a variety of nicknames such as “fake news” and has even referred to them as the enemy of the people.

“The Boston Globe called for editorial boards nationwide to publish columns on Aug. 16 condemning Trump’s “war against the free press.” More than 200 editorial boards plan to participate, according to the paper’s Op-Ed editor. Each paper will write and publish its own editorial on the topic – giving Trump’s critics a lot to consume in one day.


“But Politico senior media writer Jack Shafer wrote that the Globe’s effort is “sure to backfire” and simply offer Trump extra ammunition.

“It will provide Trump with the circumstantial evidence of the existence of a national press cabal that has been convened solely [to] oppose him,” Shafer wrote. “Trump will reap enough fresh material to wale on the media for at least a month.” 

“It will provide Trump with the circumstantial evidence of the existence of a national press cabal that has been convened solely to opposes him.”

“Shafer’s piece, “America’s newspapers just played right into Trump’s hands,” notes that Thursday’s editorials will allow Trump to criticize the Globe’s coordinated effort during upcoming rallies and speeches. The Politico writer even predicted Trump’s rhetoric.

“By colluding against me, the fake media proved, once and for all, that they are in cahoots with the Democrats and have declared themselves to be my true political opposition,” Shafer imagined Trump saying.


“Shafer also criticized the upcoming anti-Trump editorials as “an exercise in redundancy” and “self-stroking,” because most newspapers have already gone after Trump’s attack on the press. In addition, Shafer pointed out that most editorial boards didn’t support Trump in the first place.

“Editorial-page sentiment against Trump remains largely unchanged since the election, making the call for a collective reprimand all the more pointless,” he wrote.

“The New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Miami Herald and Denver Post are among the newspapers scheduled to participate in the Globe’s effort. A variety of smaller papers will also partake.
“Most newspaper editorials are already a watered-down product of groupthink. It’s unlikely that expanding the size of the group and encouraging everybody to bake and serve a tuna-fish casserole on the same day will produce editorials that are more interesting and persuasive than the normal fare,” Shafer wrote. “Editorial pages of America, don’t unite!

“Think for yourselves! Reject this stupid pro-press assignment!”

But they didn’t think for themselves and “reject this stupid pro-press assignment, and you can already hear the dogs barking.



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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com.

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