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NY Times hemorrhaging readership promises to change it's ways.

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 Ukshep    19,973

NY Times hemorrhaging readership promises to change it's ways.

TOO LATE! Die NY Times, die!

The Gray Lady feels the agony of political defeat — in her reputation and in her wallet.

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.

Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. admitted the paper failed to appreciate Donald Trump’s appeal.

“After such an erratic and unpredictable election there are inevitable questions: Did Donald Trump’s sheer unconventionality lead us and other news outlets to underestimate his support among American voters?”

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.”

Ah, there’s the rub. Had the paper actually been fair to both candidates, it wouldn’t need to rededicate itself to honest reporting. And it wouldn’t have been totally blindsided by Trump’s victory.

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.

http://nypost.com/2016/11/11/new-york-times-we-blew-it-on-trump/

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 Dewdrop    52
15 minutes ago, Ukshep said:

NY Times hemorrhaging readership promises to change it's ways.

TOO LATE! Die NY Times, die!

The Gray Lady feels the agony of political defeat — in her reputation and in her wallet.

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.

Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. admitted the paper failed to appreciate Donald Trump’s appeal.

“After such an erratic and unpredictable election there are inevitable questions: Did Donald Trump’s sheer unconventionality lead us and other news outlets to underestimate his support among American voters?”

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.”

Ah, there’s the rub. Had the paper actually been fair to both candidates, it wouldn’t need to rededicate itself to honest reporting. And it wouldn’t have been totally blindsided by Trump’s victory.

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.

http://nypost.com/2016/11/11/new-york-times-we-blew-it-on-trump/

What a load, I think I read that Trump had 25% positive stories to her 60%, even after all the email stories... As a country song once said, It's a little too late to do the right thing now...👎🏼

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 Ukshep    19,973
Just now, Dewdrop said:

What a load, I think I read that Trump had 25% positive stories to her 60%, even after all the email stories... As a country song once said, It's a little too late to do the right thing now...👎🏼

just trying to save their own asses is all!

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 Cinnamon    22,868
1 minute ago, Ukshep said:

just trying to save their own asses is all!

Their going to miss their middle class readers on the right.

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 Ukshep    19,973
Just now, Cinnamon said:

Their going to miss their middle class readers on the right.

Indeed they are but thats what they get!

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