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Bold Types: Chambers of commerce speak out for a free press

August 21, 2018

Boston Globe - It’s not just newspapers that are defending a free press from relentless attacks from our president and others. Plenty of chambers of commerce support the idea, too.

Greater Boston Chamber CEO Jim Rooney was inspired by ’s nationwide call for editorials on the theme last week, and by the >b class="b">Boston Business Journal’s follow-up editorial, suggesting the business community should take a stand, as well. So Rooney sent a note to chambers around Massachusetts — and then to counterparts across the country — asking them to voice their support on Twitter on Friday.

Roughly three dozen chambers heeded the call, including ones from big cities such as Los Angeles, Houston, and Chicago.

Among those speaking out on Twitter individually was Sandy Baruah, CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber and a former staffer in both Bush presidencies.

“Yes, many journalists have a liberal bias, but that doesn’t discount their critical role in our democracy,” he said.

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