The NY Times Investigates Itself, Finds Self Innocent
The Times published a bodice-ripping account of its performance during the Trump administration and settled for a number of self-effacing platitudes.
The article, headlined “Times Change In the Trump years, the New York Times became less dispassionate and more crusading, sparking a raw debate over the paper’s future.” The link can be found here.
Perhaps I missed the crusading
It’s a tough time economically to run a newspaper today and a pretty good case can be made that without an election every two years, the New York Times would fold. In 2019, they earned $1.8 billion, paid a little over $19 million in taxes and cleared $250 mil.
Good on ‘em, but as to crusading (however you define that term) I saw a good bit more attempts at fair and balanced than strapping on armor and lowering a spear at the gallop. But that metaphor aside, what fair and balanced bought us over four years was The Donald dominating their front page.
Does anybody know how to play this game but Fox News?
Sean Hannity, M…