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NY Times reporter: Media should not present both sides in the Trump era

Journalism is already so far gone. Why not just be honest about it?

New York Times Magazine staff writer Nikole Hannah-Jones said on CNN Sunday that Republicans have “gone rogue,” so there’s not need to be evenhanded. That as the Democrats drift toward socialism.

She said:

I think what happened is a larger symptom that we’re seeing in news organizations across the country, which is they are really struggling to cover in a way that appears to be nonpartisan a kind of political landscape where one political party has in many ways gone rogue and is not following the rules. But there’s a sense if you just cover that straight down the line, you will look like you are picking sides.

So, this adherence to even-handedness, both sides-ism, the view from nowhere, doesn’t actually work in the political circumstances that we’re in.

H/T Washington Examiner.

6 thoughts on “NY Times reporter: Media should not present both sides in the Trump era”

  1. That woman’s red hair is cultural appropriation from white people. I suppose that’s okay be cause black can’t be racist or something. Or some tribe in Africa uses red mud to color their hair and therefore white people are the appropriators.

    I don’t understand the point that she’s trying to make. Maybe someone could explain it. To me it’s not just word salad, it’s word cole slaw.

  2. Some of us take the role of the media seriously enough that we try — or at least I did — to keep personal thoughts, opinions, biases out of the story. The enlightened Ms Hannah-Jones feels that’s no longer necessary, if indeed it ever was. But a quote I ran across sometime ago suggests the media we see now isn’t really much different than it was more than a century ago — it’s just a question of who holds their leash:
    Purpose of the Press(c. 1880)
    “The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, so what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. They pull the strings and we dance.”

    -John Swinton, New York Times Chief of Staff and Chief Editorial Writer, 1880(that’s 1880,..not 1980… corruption is NOTHING new)

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