Colorado Editorials

The Aurora Sentinel: Truth and the American press are not ‘enemies of the people’

Author: The Aurora Sentinel Editorial Board - August 16, 2018 - Updated: August 16, 2018

EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s Sentinel Colorado editorial is written in coordination with hundreds of newspapers across the nation in a concerted effort to shine a light on efforts by President Donald Trump and others to diminish the credibility of newspapers by disparaging them as “fake news” and dubbing journalists ‘enemies of the people.’

We are the people.

In the dangerous, mythical and deliberate alternate reality that President Donald Trump, his regime and supporters are trying to impose on America, the nation has one hope: the press.

Even before he was elected, Trump and his campaign turned to a strategy that has been tried and true by despots in the United States and all over the world by attacking and trying to undermine the messenger, this newspaper and thousands like it across the country.

Using media outlets like Fox News, a growing army of social media trolls and right-wing propaganda websites, the Trump regime is trying to groom Americans for their own nefarious purposes. The Trump regime has provenly and repeatedly outright lied about critical and trivial matters, nearly every day.

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The Aurora Sentinel Editorial Board