‘We Believe We Reported on Both Candidates Fairly’ Says New York Times

Michael Goodwin reports in the New York Post that the “Gray Lady feels the agony of political defeat — in her reputation and in her wallet.” He is referring to the New York Times.

Arthur Sulzberger Jr, publisher of the New York Times, issued this letter to readers on Friday:

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Michael Goodwin explains the bias he believes The Times showed, and cites an article by Jim Rutenberg who admitted difficulty in being objective when covering Donald Trump. “If you’re a working journalist and you believe that Donald J. Trump is a demagogue playing to the nation’s worst racist and nationalistic tendencies, that he cozies up to anti-American dictators and that he would be dangerous with control of the United States nuclear codes, how the heck are you supposed to cover him?” Rutenberg said in the opening paragraph.

Goodwin goes on to say The Times “demonized Trump from start to finish, it failed to realize he was onto something. And because the paper decided that Trump’s supporters were a rabble of racist rednecks and homophobes, it didn’t have a clue about what was happening in the lives of the Americans who elected the new president.”

On the other hand, publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. claims we can rely on The Times for “the same level of fairness” in their reporting on the new president and his team.

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