In a Wednesday appearance on the Fox Business Network’s Trish Regan Primetime with fill-in host David Asman, NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham ripped into The New York Times by comparing the newspaper to the current Congress, complete with a lefty leader being besieged by their “radical base”.
Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson appeared on the Fox News program America's Newsroom on Wednesday morning to defend the Times after angry staffers leaked a transcript of an internal "town hall" meeting that executive editor Dean Baquet had with employees. Abramson was effusive over how Baquet's position was perfect, that he spoke out for independent journalism that holds people accountable. But she wouldn't accept the way Fox hosts framed the transcript.
One of the most interesting stories at The New York Times is the fierce battle within the newspaper to drag it further to the left than it already is. The internal fury over the Times printing a blandly objective headline about Trump -- "TRUMP URGES UNITY VS. RACISM" -- resulted in an internal "town hall" meeting, and it appears the leftists leaked the transcript to the liberal website Slate.
The Columbia Journalism Review interviewed New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet over the Times changing its Tuesday morning lead headline after a left-wing social media mob complained it wasn’t sufficiently hostile to President Trump, in the wake of the mass murders in El Paso and Dayton. The paper’s own “Reader Center” also issued a mea culpa in “A Times Headline About Trump Stoked Anger. A Top Editor Explains."
Journalist E. Jean Carroll is making sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump, dating from the mid-1990s. Initially many journalistic outlets held off reporting her claims, which caused anger in left-wing social media circles. The New York Times editor-in-chief Dean Baquet has issued a groveling apology for not giving the thin allegations more intense play. The Times had a far different reaction in 1999, after Juanita Broaddrick came forward with her story of being raped by Bill Clinton. When it was Clinton being accused, the paper lamented the rush to judgement by other outlets. When it’s Trump, the paper’s editor lamented his own paper’s failure to rush to judgement.
The New York Times hosted one of its "Times Talks" on April 2, promising "a wide-ranging and candid discussion on press freedom in an age of alternative facts" with executive editor Dean Baquet and David E. McCraw, the paper’s top newsroom lawyer. The most embarrassing part was a discussion of why, oh why Donald Trump's rhetoric about the press "resonates" with people. McCraw touted Peter Arnett was a "great war correspondent."
For those who either didn’t watch Tuesday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight or want to relive it, The Federalist’s Sean Davis made a rare TV appearance and absolutely lambasted the liberal media for their years-long narrative that the President and his team colluded with Russians, calling this falsehood “probably the biggest, most consequential screw up of the last 25 to 50 years.”
During Saturday’s edition of The Axe Files With David Axelrod, host David Axelrod sat down with New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet and The Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron. The first portion of the interview focused primarily on President Trump and his relationship with the media.
After an extensive internal review, The New York Times announced on Tuesday that Ali Watkins would receive a “fresh start” and move from Washington, D.C., to “a new beat” in New York City even though the 26-year-old reporter had been romantically involved with at least two potential sources over a three-year period. Executive Editor Dean Baquet explained the decision by stating the Times “must be a humane place that can allow for second chances when there are mitigating circumstances.”
The aggressive, biased coverage of The New York Times against Donald Trump is so obvious that even the liberal journalists at CBS noticed it. On Tuesday, CBS This Morning hosts talked to Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Washington Bureau Chief Elisabeth Bumiller about their appearance in the new Showtime series The Fourth Estate.
The mainstream media’s contempt for “Trump’s favorite network” Fox News, and especially the morning show Fox & Friends, continues apace. A particularly virulent and condescending example is Charles Blow’s Monday column for the New York Times, “Horror of Being Governed by ‘Fox & Friends.’” Blow spewed: "America is being governed by the dimmest of wits on the most unscrupulous of networks. The very thought of it is horror-inducing."
CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter interviewed New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet on Sunday. None of his questions or statements were the slightest bit challenging to Baquet or the Times. They sounded like an interview that Times public relations execs dream about. "Oh Dean, your paper is so true. And so profitable. And yet, they criticize you? Are they out of control?"