Well, unless you have not been paying attention, or you are some snobby liberal/leftist elitist the New York Times has outdone themselves in recent last couple of decades in completely stripping off any last shred of unbiased reporting and journalism. They have become the paper of total opinion, 99.999999% of it slanted far left.
Michael Goodwin: The New York Times modifies its motto to fit leftist agenda
Because of its plodding thoroughness, it was dubbed the “Gray Lady” and the “paper of record.” A popular joke about its importance held that you weren’t dead unless your obit appeared in the Times.
Oh, for the days.
The world has changed and the media with it, but no news organization has changed more than the Times.
The mandate of opinion-free news coverage was tossed overboard during the heated 2016 presidential election, and the paper now displays its bias on every page.
The quaint motto is still there, but these days the Times doesn’t cover the news as much as promote an agenda. As it says repeatedly, the paper has a “mission.”
The mission is obvious: The Times aims to elect left-wing Democrats to virtually every office in the land and transform America culturally, educationally and politically.
As such, it operates as the chief cheerleader for the left, and one result is that many of its readers buy it because they agree with its politics. Specifically, they like the Times because they believe the paper hates President Trump as much as it does.
That became crystal clear last week when online readers erupted over a front-page headline they viewed as too kind to the president.
“Trump Urges Unity vs. Racism” was how the first edition described the president’s consoling speech in the aftermath of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. He had denounced hatred, bigotry and white supremacy and vowed to pursue measures that would keep dangerous people from getting guns.
The speech hit all the right notes on a day of national fear and mourning. But it infuriated a small army of Times readers. The facts be damned, they demanded their daily fix of Trump hate — and the paper quickly complied.
Editors rewrote the headline to “Assailing Hate but not Guns,” but it was too late. Lefty journalists called for readers to cancel their subscriptions and many people did, enough for a spokesman to acknowledge a “higher volume of cancellations” than normal.
The incident could not have happened in the era when the Times adhered to rigorous standards of news gathering and the separation of news and opinion. Both the sense of entitlement among readers and the editors’ craven response shows that the rot has reached critical levels….
However, it doesn’t just stop there. Much of the rest of the print media, and the broadcast news media, especially some of the 24/7 cable news, gets their direction from the NYT … directly or indirectly. Some on air news readers will even cite “The NY Times reported/said…” as if the Times is part of whatever story they are actually not a part of. It is a lethargic sickness of laziness the NYC-locked news networks share. There, I said it.
Many of the nation’s local news publications model themselves after the NY Times, and suffer for it. My own local paper, The Youngstown Vindicator (The ‘Vindy’) is folding and closing up shop at the end of August. The newspaper in nearby Trumbull County has already decided to put out a daily edition for Mahoning County readers in place of the Vindy. But a lot of the Vindy’s problems are self-inflicted. Over the decades they have leaned more and more to the left/democrats and not held our own elected officials fully accountable. Somebody like Rep. Tim Ryan (D) really is not held accountable by our newspaper or the region’s broadcast media on whole. In my observation/opinion the newspaper has pretty much been the mouthpiece for the democrat party in this area/state and nationally as well.
However, newspapers are a dying breed in this age of 24/7 cable TV news and the internet. People are just not relying on a hardcopy newspaper that was printed at the ass-crack of dawn and tossed on subscribers’ driveways, or stacked on the bottom shelf of the gas station quick-stop…
Salena Zito’s latest piece is about the Youngstown Vindy folding at the end of this month. Salena is a great journalist who covers the ground in between the elitist east coast and west coast the rest of the MSM considers flyover territory whose only worth is votes during election cycles. Zito does not believe we are “the little people” and abhors the idea that we are insignificant rubes whose beliefs and opinions do not count…
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — When the press stops rolling at The Vindicator this month, a lingering question will once again taunt the residents of the Mahoning Valley: How much collapse can one region take?
The family-owned newspaper announced in June—just days after celebrating its 150th anniversary—that it is permanently ceasing production on Aug. 31. Started in 1869 just months after Ulysses S. Grant was sworn into office, it has been run by the descendants of William F. Maag ever since he purchased it midway through Grover Cleveland’s first term.
The closure will cost 144 employees and 250 carriers their jobs and comes just weeks after the General Motors Lordstown plant down the road turned out the lights, leading to thousands of job losses.
It is one of a series of gut punches that has dented this area’s spirit since the collapse of the steel industry in September 1977. But losing a local newspaper feels like a bigger blow than most.
“Newspapers are the watchdogs who hold our civic institutions accountable and act as a cheerleader for the unique fabrics in our society,” Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tim Ryan, the congressman who represents this region, told The New York Post.
Closures like The Vindicator‘s are sadly more common than ever across the country, as old-school newsrooms struggle to compete with digital operations that aggregate web content but lack editorial oversight or seasoned reporters who have a deep understanding of their local area.
In the past 15 years, the country has lost 1,800 local news organizations, according to a report by the University of North Carolina Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media. Half of the country’s 3,143 counties have just one newspaper to cover sprawling, often isolated territories, while nearly 200 counties have no newspaper at all, the report said.
After 150 years of chronicling the Ohio Valley, beginning with the Reconstruction and followed by the Industrial Revolution, two World Wars, a Great Depression, civil rights, a moon landing, the Vietnam War, Watergate, 9/11 and the rise of populism, it is hard to believe that The Vindicator is no more….
While Salena covered the cultural aspect of The Vindy’s life and death in the Mahoning Valley, it is as I stated, a lot of local newspapers really take their local people for granted and simply just cannot do much anymore than editorialize instead of investigating and reporting honestly and without the editorializing spin.
For example, a couple weeks ago conservative activist (and my Twitter pal) Scott Pressler organized a clean-up team that traveled with him to Baltimore (on their own dime) after Pres. Trump’s recent scathing exposure of that city’s horrible conditions, including local government corruption. Well, Scott and his volunteers were viewed by the Baltimore Sun’s editorial staff as nothing but deplorables that needed no real consideration … and dragging down their own Baltimore citizens who have been ignored and suffering with their bullshit piece on the clean-up effort…
I want you to know I'm meeting with my volunteer team this week to plan Baltimore cleanup #2.
I made a promise to 81-year-old, Louise, that we would come back to West Baltimore & I'm a man of my word.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) August 12, 2019
Evidently The Baltimore Sun Editorial Staff are the epitome of “If you’re not part of the solution you ARE part of the problem…”
Meanwhile, over at the wrecked and rusting CNN clown car Chris “Fredo” Cuomo was not too happy being called “Fredo” in public and there is an interesting video with his reaction. He and his network and his cup-of-fans are throwing down the race— er, “ethnic” card, saying the name “Fredo” is some sort of smear on Italians—- or some-such-shit…
This is for sure, if it was Don Jr. being insulted and he reacted like that on video, the conversation today would only be about the threatening and over-the-top reaction. The dick taking the video would be a media hero and would be on Cuomo's show today. https://t.co/2Udo0N6QnE
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) August 13, 2019
From what I can recall it has been Rush Limbaugh who originally tagged the New York governor’s (Andrew Cuomo) little brother with the “The Godfather” nickname. Um, you are probably cognitively aware Limbaugh has more listeners to his weekday radio program than Cuomo has in a week to his CNN TV show.
Chris Cuomo fits the fictional Fredo characterization…
Fredo on Antifa:
Fredo on outrage/fear over transgenders in the women’s/girls’ bathroom:
And those ^^^ are just a couple of bright ideas Fredo Cuomo spews on a daily basis. The guy is a fucking Bozo. He is “Red Flag” worthy.
Some are wrongly defending and sticking-up for Cuomo…
I say good for @ChrisCuomo
He’s out with his 9 year old daughter, and his wife, and this guy is being a jackass in front of his family.
Imho Chris Cuomo has zero to apologize for. He deserves the apology. https://t.co/VnyMNgz14U
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) August 13, 2019
You're partly OK however Cuomo is the 1 who escalated wht could've been an easy walk-away situation w/his family. Yet, as others have pointed out he didn't & got a taste of wht others have experienced by such idiots but took a far different stance to allow the perps to look bad.
— Maggie (@drillanwr) August 13, 2019
In addition, Cuomo (along with the rest of the self-righteous MSM types) said those Covington Catholic School teens in Washington DC should have just “walked away” when the Native American activist confronted them and their personal space with his drumming and chanting.
Supporting potus does not require for you to call what is obvious, fake. These are dumb kids displaying a dislike of “others” which has been given political currency recently. https://t.co/JhmASn0thO
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) January 20, 2019
People who tell you it’s ok to call an Italian man Fredo are the same people who said it was ok to throw money at a woman leader and call her a whore. And they never think about the energy they take rationalizing the denigration of others.
— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) August 13, 2019
She just defended Castro targeting private citizens for donating to Trump. Perhaps she should take a seat. https://t.co/FRaYil88bA
— Fred-Mo (@molratty) August 13, 2019
I wonder how people feel about being falsely called white supremacists regularly.
— Fred-Mo (@molratty) August 13, 2019
However, Cuomo is getting heat for his “Fredo” is the “N-word” analogy…
Did @ChrisCuomo just say that “Fredo” is to Italians what the N word is to black people? Th N word is a dehumanizing word used against blacks who endured years of oppression. Fredo is a term from The Godfather, referring to the dumb brother. Equivocating the two is pure racism.
— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) August 13, 2019
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 13, 2019
Appreciate all the support but – truth is I should be better than the guys baiting me. This happens all the time these days. Often in front of my family. But there is a lesson: no need to add to the ugliness; I should be better than what I oppose.
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) August 13, 2019
I hope you and your employer also have a radical change of heart on your support of the harassment of individuals who don't share your leftist political views.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) August 13, 2019
So @ChrisCuomo criticized @N1ckSandmann for not walking away when Nathan Phillips approached him and banged a drum in his face, but Cuomo absolutely lost his cool and threatened a man for calling him “Fredo”? pic.twitter.com/trNTiMvApl
— ALX (@alx) August 13, 2019
If Nick Sandmann had responded this way during the March for Life, CNN would have demanded a field trial and summary execution for war crimes. Cuomo has less restraint and good sense than the Catholic teenager whose life he tried to ruin over a smirk. https://t.co/Bil9wkvKMC
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) August 13, 2019
CNN accosted a grandma in her front yard because she posted on Facebook, incited a mob against a teenager because he smirked at an adult insulting him, and threatened to doxx a silly meme maker. No network has less moral standing to denounce confrontational activism than CNN.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) August 13, 2019
The son-of-a-bitch has called white political opponents and Pres. Trump’s supporters (and voters) “white supremists”.
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Those who have fallen as far as, or even farther than, the NY Times:
WaPo is a sister of NYT…
Nobody has fallen to hit rock bottom than alleged “conservative” writer Max Boot…