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Old 08-20-2019, 06:27 AM
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Default The New York Times is no longer a news organization

The New York Times is outing itself as something other than a news organization. They have decided that simply reporting the news is not something they are good at. Now they are into political activism.

You can read the article here: https://theresurgent.com/2019/08/19/...-1619-project/

In the article, it talks about the 1619 project where the NYT decides they are going to rewrite history to fit their narrative and support their agenda of defeating Donald Trump. Here is an excerpt:

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We should circle back now to the transcript of the inmates at the New York Times and their meeting with the editors. Here is what Dean Baquet said:

The day Bob Mueller walked off that witness stand, two things happened. Our readers who want Donald Trump to go away suddenly thought, “Holy ****, Bob Mueller is not going to do it.” And Donald Trump got a little emboldened politically, I think. Because, you know, for obvious reasons. And I think that the story changed. A lot of the stuff we’re talking about started to emerge like six or seven weeks ago. We’re a little tiny bit flat-footed. I mean, that’s what happens when a story looks a certain way for two years. Right? I think that we’ve got to change. I mean, the vision for coverage for the next two years is what I talked about earlier: How do we cover a guy who makes these kinds of remarks? How do we cover the world’s reaction to him? How do we do that while continuing to cover his policies? How do we cover America, that’s become so divided by Donald Trump? How do we grapple with all the stuff you all are talking about? How do we write about race in a thoughtful way, something we haven’t done in a large way in a long time? That, to me, is the vision for coverage. You all are going to have to help us shape that vision. But I think that’s what we’re going to have to do for the rest of the next two years.
It seems to me that if an organization wants to enjoy the protections afforded the press in the 1st Amendment, they should conform to the standards of reporting the news instead of advocating for a political party. While the NYT has pretty much admitted that they are no long news, the other political based media should be held to the same standard.
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