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Former NYT Editor

Postby Rvaughn » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:12 am

Former NYT Editor warns marquee newspapers of Anti-Trump bias, eroding credibility
The former executive editor of the New York Times takes aim at her former paper and the Washington Post for news coverage she labels as, "unmistakably anti-Trump.”

While Abramson takes aim at the Times and Post, she also criticizes how President Trump has responded to the coverage

In her book, Abramson says the Times has a financial incentive to bash the president and that the imbalance is helping to erode its credibility.

In the book, Abramson acknowledges her own faults, and even talks about the Times' story on the Clinton email server, which she says was blown out of proportion.

Abramson was the Times' only female executive editor until she was fired.
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Re: Former NYT Editor

Postby Sandy » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:43 pm

That seems like an attempt to legitimize Trump's label of "fake news." Anyone with a computer and a 6th grade education can determine the difference between news that is "fake," like the blatantly false statements put into memes and distributed on social media, or a news story based on incidents which occurred and statements which were actually made. I have yet to see an example of a "fake news" story related to this president that was genuinely made up and not true. Most of what he pokes his finger at is content that can be verified simply by playing back video of him saying something that he didn't remember he said, or that he thinks his own base is too stupid to remember or is just willing to forget. The Times and the Post have been meticulously accurate and have gone beyond the call of duty to be fair to this president.

Sour grapes here, I think.
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