New York Times Admits Anti-Trump Bias, Now Promises To “Report Honestly”

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Nov 14 2016
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New York Times (NYT) was one of many so-called liberal media who took side and aligned with Democrats presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Like CNN, which was mocked and joked as Clinton News Network, NYT was so anti-Trump that the media company has made it a “policy” to be bias when reports about Donald Trump during his campaign – from start to end.


And just like other media outlet, NYT was shocked when its biased reporting didn’t produce the desired results when Donald Trump snatches the White House. Even after Trump won convincingly, NYT’s headline read – “Democrats, Students And Foreign Allies Face The Reality Of A Trump Presidency”.


They said you can only go so low, but the American liberal media had gone lower, so low that people’s faith and trust in the media was dangerously low that Trump didn’t have to break a sweat when he campaigned against the media – and still win. In fact, the only media Trump used everyday during his campaign was Twitter. He basically tweets his way to the White House.


As anti-Trump liberal mainstream media licks their wound after the defeat of their preferred candidate Hillary Clinton, some of them realize their mistake. They begin to realize that one of the major reasons Trump wins was due to their excessive biased news coverage of Donald Trump, to which they justified as necessary because Trump said things that were rude, politically incorrect, or debatable.


With tail between legs, the New York Times on Friday made an extraordinary and stunning appeal to its readers to stand by her. In what appears to be NYT publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr.’s letter to subscribers seeking apology of its campaign coverage, the media admitted the paper has failed to appreciate Donald Trump’s appeal.


Mr. Arthur wrote to subscribers – “After such an erratic and unpredictable election there are inevitable questions: Did Donald Trump’s sheer unconventionality leads us and other news outlets to underestimate his support among American voters? What forces and strains in America drove this divisive election and outcome?”


However, at the same time, the NYT publisher was also being defensive when he claimed that his staff had “reported on both candidates fairly during the presidential campaign”.  Amusingly, the paper also said “we aim to rededicate ourselves to the fundamental mission of Times journalism. That is to report America and the world honestly, without fear or favour.


Did New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr.’ just shot himself on the foot? If the paper had actually been fair and honest to both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the first place, why is there a need to “rededicate” itself to honest reporting now? That was like saying an already honest Clinton promises to be honest after she was caught with her hand in the cookie jar.


Readers, even the liberals, had written in to NYT expressing their displeasure and frustration over reporters and editors trying to sway public opinion toward their own beliefs. To see liberal Democrats actually cancelled their subscription because of relentless bias against Trump, hence denying them the supposedly fair news, speaks volumes about the paper’s crappy reporting.


Virtually every so-called news article published by NYT reflected a clear bias against Trump and in favour of Clinton. But the real reason why the paper is apologizing now isn’t because they were truly sorry for being biased. It was because after Trump’s unexpected victory, NYT losses readers – and revenue due to subscription cancellations.


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