Friday, May 31, 2019

Opinion Mongering?

Vanity Fair published an interesting article revealing the New York Times has asked members of its newsroom not to appear on opinionated shows to discuss political subjects.

It's not clear how many shows fall under that umbrella in the eyes of the Gray Lady’s brass, but MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell and CNN’s Don Lemon were specifically mentioned.

Executive Editor Dean Baquet has become increasingly concerned that if a Times reporter were to go on one of those shows, his or her appearance could be perceived as being aligned with that show’s political leanings.

Baquet believes “it’s a real issue.” Their view is that, intentionally or not, it affiliates the Times reporter with a bias.

That train has already left the station and they know it.

It was a long trip into the gutter.

UPDATE:  Welcome to all visitors from Bad Blue Uncensored News.  We’re glad you’re here and we are thankful to Doug Ross for linking to this post.

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