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US Senate unanimously passes resolution affirming the press ‘is not the enemy of the people’

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The front page of Thursday’s Boston Globe. –Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

The US Senate on Thursday passed a resolution by unanimous consent affirming that the media “is not the enemy of the people.’’

The move comes amid an initiative led by the Boston Globe editorial board in which more than 350 news organizations published editorials promoting the freedom of the press. The editorials were published in response to President Trump’s repeated verbal attacks on journalists, in which he has called mainstream press organizations “fake news’’ and “the enemy of the American people.’’

The editorial push caused #FreePress to trend on Twitter, and elicited an angry response from Trump.

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