“A recently released transcript shows just how biased the New York Times really is and how little they want to do to fix it”

THE FEDERALIST
The New York Times Is Clueless About Conservatives
by David Marcus
August 16, 2019

This week, Slate released a transcript of a meeting held by New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet and his staff. The meeting was apparently called because of reaction to a headline about Donald Trump’s speech in the wake of the El Paso shooting. But much of the meeting was concerned with something else: when and how the paper of record should use the term “racist.” Before getting to that subject specifically, though, a few general thoughts about the meeting. As a conservative, what leaps off the page is the fact that the staffers actually seem to think the paper skews right, and they want it to skew more progressive. READ MORE

SLATE The New York Times Unites vs. Twitter In a transcript of the newspaper’s crisis town-hall meeting, executive editor Dean Baquet grapples with a restive staff and outside scrutiny…Dean Baquet: “It got trickier after [inaudible] … went from being a story about whether the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia and obstruction of justice to being a more head-on story about the president’s character. We built our newsroom to cover one story [Trump and Russian collusion], and we did it truly well. Now we have to regroup, and shift resources and emphasis to take on a different story [i.e. from Trump-Russia to Trump-is-a-racist]”

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