FILE - This July 10, 2018 file photo shows Benji Madden, left, and his twin brother Joel Madden of the rock band Good Charlotte in Burbank, Calif. The city of Annapolis, Md. will hold a benefit concert on July 28 featuring the Maryland-based band to honor the five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Editor calls Capital-Gazette victims 'friends of the people'

July 28, 2018 - 6:01 pm

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The executive editor of The Washington Post says the five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom last month were "friends of the people," and "not one of them deserved to be seen as an enemy."

Martin Baron spoke Saturday at a benefit concert in Annapolis, Maryland, for the five murdered employees.

While he did not mention President Donald Trump by name while speaking to the audience, Baron said "not one of them deserved to be seen as an enemy by the man who killed them, and not one of them deserved to be called an enemy by anyone else, either."

Trump has repeatedly referred to the media as the "enemy of the people."

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