As noted by Mike, newspapers are responding to President Trump’s accusation that they are coordinating against him by taking their anti-Trump coordination efforts public.

“We propose to publish an editorial on August 16 on the dangers of the administration’s assault on the press and ask others to commit to publishing their own editorials on the same date,” The Globe said in its pitch to fellow papers.

While they are focused on working against the president for his “assault” on the press, antifa fascists in Charlottesville actually assaulted the press and a police officer. . . not that you’d know it from the lack of media coverage.

Apparently, there wasn’t much of a turn out on the “white supremacist” side, so the antifa fascists decided the press would be a good target.

Newsbusters reports:

On the one-year anniversary of the deadly Charlottesville protests, white supremacists and radical leftists known as Antifa descended on the Virginia town once more to commit more violence. Late Saturday night, NBC News reporter Cal Perry and his crew were in the thick of it as Antifa members ganged up on them and attacked. The next morning, NBC’s Sunday Today ignored the attack and suggested the media was simply “heckled” by their assaulters.

On Twitter, Perry was documenting the protesters as they marched through the streets of college town when they started to get “very aggressive with the media” and trying to block their camera shots. “Yeah. We’re getting a lot of this. Protesters trying to grab our camera,” he responded to one Twitter commenter telling him to “f**k off national media vulture.”

Despite this video evidence from an NBC reporter on the ground, NBC dismissed the antifa fascists’ violent attacks as “heckling” and continued to attack President Trump and his supporters.

Newsbusters continues:

Despite the video evidence on the ground from their own reporter, NBC went to Garrett Haake who was at the White House in anticipation of violence there as another white supremacist rally was set to be held. “Overnight, tense moments in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, far left protesters heckling the media and chanting anti-police slogans,” he suggested at the top of his report. They actually used footage Perry and his crew shot but didn’t show anything from their attack.

. . . . [Chuck] Todd appeared on Sunday Today and had nothing to say about the attack or Antifa, which had been declared a domestic terrorism group by the State of New Jersey before he had them on last year. Instead of condemning Antifa, he lambasted the President for criticizing anthem protesters and targeted his supporters as racists.

“So I don’t think, if the President is, quote, ‘learned anything’ I think in his mind, he has seen this is an effective political strategy to keep his base, his base,” he declared about what the President had learned since last year’s violence. “That it is the president’s continuation of using to be generous, dog whistles, others say they’re not silent. You can hear the whistles pretty loudly.”

It’s sad and disturbing that NBC would choose to ignore violent leftists assaulting their own employees in exchange for railing against President Trump’s voters, but this appears to be the world we live in now.

Naturally, the antifa fascists and their supporters claim they are just doing the job the police won’t, as one sign in Charlottesville declared:  “We keep us safe” with the word “cops” crossed out (“no cops”).

https://twitter.com/CalNBC/status/1028445905362604038

Here is video of the antifa fascists, as NBC explains it, “chanting anti-police slogans” (the rest of us see a police officer on the ground being beaten).