New York Times Alleges Conspiracy After Backing Boycotts of Conservative Media
Last week, Breitbart News exposed a history of racist and antisemitic tweets by a Times politics editor, Tom Wright-Piersanti. The Times admitted Sunday, in a news article, that the tweets were racist and antisemitic ‚ÄĒ though it did not indicate what action, if any, it was taking against the editor. In a statement to newsroom staff, Sulzberger ‚ÄĒ who did not acknowledge that the tweets were racist and antisemitic ‚ÄĒ alleged that the Times had been the victim of ‚Äúa coordinated campaign by President Trump‚Äôs allies to attack hundreds of journalists in retaliation for coverage of the administration.‚ÄĚ
The Times‚Äė objection is rich, given that it boosted an effort by left-wing activists to shut down conservative media solely for their journalists‚Äô coverage of the left and their editorial support for President Donald Trump.
In January 2017, the Times published an op-ed by an author named Pagan Kennedy,...
Jim Lincoln wrote: "The New York Times is fighting to maintain a middle course while being beset by criticism on all sides ‚ÄĒ
"Middle course" - ha! The NYT motto "All the news that's fit to print" might impress simpletons but begs a huge philosophical question. The idea of an impartial press is a risible fiction and always has been.
A little disclosure never hurts: Carlos Slim, a Mexican billionaire and a devout Maronite Catholic [got that, Jim?], is the largest single shareholder in NYT. Should we be so foolish as to believe he would tolerate content that would displease him?
A.G. Sulzberger wrote: A note to staff by New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger calling attention to a Times story about a campaign led by President Trump‚Äôs allies intended to harass and embarrass individuals affiliated with several leading news organizations.
We published an article today
https://tinyurl.com/y2lol5xs [ūüĎć] revealing a coordinated campaign by President Trump‚Äôs allies to attack hundreds of journalists in retaliation for coverage of the administration. This unprecedented campaign appears designed to harass and embarrass anyone affiliated with independent news organizations that have asked tough questions and brought uncomfortable truths to light.
The New York Times, which has distinguished itself with fearless and fair coverage of the president, is one of the main targets of this assault....