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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Did Developer Trump Read The Times?

For John, BLUFOne of my Sons thinks I am unreasonable to hold the eight decade old Walter Duranty Fake News series on the Holodomor against The Old Gray Lady.  Thus, I welcome fresh ammunition.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Here is the sub-headline:

Former New York Times editor slams publication as being unmistakably anti-Trump, younger employees throw out standards

From Fox News, by Reporter Howard Kurtz, 2 January 2019.

Here is the lede plus two:

A former executive editor of the New York Times says the paper’s news pages, the home of its straight-news coverage, have become “unmistakably anti-Trump.”

Jill Abramson, the veteran journalist who led the newspaper from 2011 to 2014, says the Times has a financial incentive to bash the president and that the imbalance is helping to erode its credibility.

In a soon-to-be published book, “Merchants of Truth,” that casts a skeptical eye on the news business, Abramson defends the Times in some ways but offers some harsh words for her successor, Dean Baquet. And Abramson, who was the paper’s only female executive editor until her firing, invoked Steve Bannon’s slam that in the Trump era the mainstream media have become the “opposition party.”

Yes, this is about you buying the book, Merchants of Truth:  The Business of News and the Fight for Facts, which isn't available until 5 February.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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