It’s the six-months-to-Christmas miracle some readers have hoped for! The news site Salon announced Monday evening that it will offer a “Trump-free Tuesday” on June 27, when it will not publish President Trump’s name or picture for a full 24-hour period.
“We will not cover his outrageous Twitter utterances or deride his surrogates for whatever stupid things they may or may not say on television,” the website’s editorial team explained. It is unclear if by “surrogates,” Salon meant other White House personalities — such as Vice President Mike Pence or Press Secretary Sean Spicer — or members of the Trump family. Or all of the above.
Although it will refrain from airing news concerning Trump, Salon says it will still “publish stories on Tuesday that will mention other members of the executive branch and leading political figures of both parties.” Also, “[Readers] may encounter some artful references to ‘the White House’ or ‘the current administration,’ but we will steer away from that whenever possible.” There could be exceptions, but Salon says those exceptions are unlikely to occur.
Salon’s Trump-free Tuesday: For one day, we won’t publish his name or his picture https://t.co/dTcJKYdmjp
— Salon (@Salon) June 26, 2017
When Twitter users learned about “Trump-free Tuesday,” many praised Salon. Others were doubtful that the site could pull it off. And others wished for an extended Trump-free period.
Ahhhhh! That’s better. If only it was permanent!
– Mary Ellen Davis (@MaryEll06877613) June 26, 2017
Extend it to a week please…
– Camacho2020! (@jcschmieder) June 26, 2017
Ignoring current events, great journalistic strategy.
– Nefarious Asian (@Nefarious_Asian) June 26, 2017
Nope. Won’t happen. You simply can’t pull this off. Not doable. But good luck trying.
– Scooter the Cat (@manorris) June 26, 2017
Thank you! What a blessing.
— Sydney Coale Light (@Lyra3141) June 26, 2017
I believe I will Join you. I resolve to ignore all news of or from Trump for the day. You’ve taken a brave step. #SalonSilentTuesday
— karen munro (@BaileyPittipat) June 26, 2017
GOD BLESS YOU!!
— Jane A Toohey Hall (@Daisy2EHall) June 26, 2017
With “Trump-free Tuesday” only a few hours away, we’ll see how this one goes.