So the NY Times ‘apologized’ for its election coverage.
After taking a beating almost as brutal as Hillary Clinton’s, the New York Times on Friday made an extraordinary appeal to its readers to stand by her. The publisher’s letter to subscribers was part apology and part defense of its campaign coverage, but the key takeaway was a pledge to do better.
Yeah, I’m sure they’ll change their spots.
With this howler
While insisting his staff had “reported on both candidates fairly,” he also vowed that the paper would “rededicate ourselves to the fundamental mission of Times journalism. That is to report America and the world honestly, without fear or favor.”
The ‘fundamental mission of Times ‘journalism'” is to get Dems elected and to provide affirmation to their reader(s) that their worldview is the only one that isn’t full of hate.
Instead, because it 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.
They’re New Yorkers, important cosmopolitans who can safely ignore those rubes in flyover country.
But bad or sloppy journalism doesn’t fully capture the Times sins. Not after it announced that it was breaking it rules of coverage because Trump didn’t deserve fairness.
As media columnist Jim Rutenberg put it in August, most Times reporters saw Trump “as an abnormal and potentially dangerous candidate” and thus couldn’t be even-handed.
The best part about this is that all of our fine media betters shit on their own reputations so Trump is almost as insulated from media OUTRAGE!!!!! as Hillary would have been. Her because they would only be OUTRAGED!!!! by people who went against her, him because all they do is get OUTRAGED!!!!!!! about anything he says. He could say he likes kittens and the Times would accuse him of trying to infect Americans with bartonella.
Foxnews newsreaders, except for Bret Baier and Molly Hemingway, showed themselves to be hopelessly partisan and just as antipathetic towards me as the Times is, so expect them and the rest of Minitrue to keep hemorrhaging readers and viewers all as they blame their ratings on the hate of people they just don’t understand.
I’m not sure if Hannity is going to get a boost, sure he was pro-Trump, but he was nothing but PRO-TRUMP!!!!!!!!!!!, he’s not fair and balanced, he’s just as much a nitwit partisan as Shep Smith. The difference is that Hannity is an opinion guy, Shep thinks he’s a journalist.
They’re all from the same pool of ignorant fools whose world-view is basically the same so they can’t even understand how anybody would go against their morality.
They don’t realize that Americans didn’t like it when the Moral Majority (Which is neither!!!!) shoved their morality down our throats and we don’t like it any better when the Immoral Minority (Which is both!!!) shove their ever-changing morality down our throat.
They’re all still trying to fit the election into their view of How Things Are and they’re coming up with the same answers.
I think it was FrnakJ who said it best.
I’m sure over the next four years they’re going to try to make up for that lack. We just need to accept their brillyents!
I’ll leave you with a hate-crime or something blatantly obvious, depending on if you’re a ‘journalist’ or someone who’s head is not up his ass.