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The New York Times Is ‘Unmistakably Anti-Trump’ – Jill Abramson

 

Jill Abramson is the former executive editor of the New York Times who led the newspaper from 2011 to 2014. In her upcoming book, Merchants of Truth, Abramson says the Times has a financial incentive to bash the president and that the imbalance is helping to erode its credibility.

 

“The younger staffers in particular believed they needed to continually produce anti-Trump coverage.”
“The more ‘woke’ staff thought that urgent times called for urgent measures; the dangers of Trump’s presidency obviated the old standards.”     -Jill Abramson

 

 

 

 

Reported Earlier By Howard Kurtz | Fox News

A former executive editor of the New York Times says the paper’s news pages, the home of its straight-news coverage, have become “unmistakably anti-Trump.”

Jill Abramson, the veteran journalist who led the newspaper from 2011 to 2014, says the Times has a financial incentive to bash the president and that the imbalance is helping to erode its credibility.

In a soon-to-be published book, “Merchants of Truth,” that casts a skeptical eye on the news business, Abramson defends the Times in some ways but offers some harsh words for her successor, Dean Baquet. And Abramson, who was the paper’s only female executive editor until her firing, invoked Steve Bannon’s slam that in the Trump era the mainstream media have become the “opposition party.”

“Though Baquet said publicly he didn’t want the Times to be the opposition party, his news pages were unmistakably anti-Trump,” Abramson writes, adding that she believes the same is true of the Washington Post. “Some headlines contained raw opinion, as did some of the stories that were labeled as news analysis.”

What’s more, she says, citing legendary 20th century publisher Adolph Ochs, “the more anti-Trump the Times was perceived to be, the more it was mistrusted for being biased.

 

Read More/Source: Fox News

Article Cover Photo Credit: NYC Summer Academy at The School of The New York Times

 

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