A senior administration official sounded an alarm Wednesday about President Donald Trump's "amorality" and "impetuous" leadership style in an unsigned opinion piece published in The New York Times. Trump swiftly responded, calling it a "gutless editorial" and "really a disgrace." The writer, claiming to be part of the "resistance" to Trump but not from the left, says, "Many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump's more misguided impulses until he is out of office." The newspaper described the author of the anonymous column as "a senior official in the Trump administration." The publication of the op-ed immediately triggered a wild guessing game as to the author's identity on social media, in newsrooms and inside the West Wing, where officials were blindsided by its publication. It was not immediately clear what, if any, steps were being taken by the White House to attempt to unmask the writer. The column was … [Read more...] about Anonymous Trump official admits working against him in New York Times op-ed
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Reading The New York Times editorial page is no easy task. Most times, one cannot be completely sure whether bad journalism or ideological blindness is to blame for the paper's ability to get things wrong when it comes to Turkey. In the twisted world of The New York Times Editorial Board, the designated terrorist organization PKK's founder Abdullah Öcalan, who is currently serving a life sentence in Turkey for his involvement in deadly attacks against Turkish security forces and civilians alike, is "a leader jailed as a terrorist." Turkey's efforts to stop terror attacks and arrest would-be suicide bombers before they reach Europe, including the declaration of a state of emergency in July 2016, were part of a crackdown on dissent. Fetullah Gülen, who has been micromanaging a criminal empire from rural Pennsylvania, is a saint. At this point, however, the Turkish people understand that their country's efforts to protect its national interests are bound to be criticized by The … [Read more...] about The New York Times: bad journalism or ideological blindness?
The New York Times is standing by a member of its editorial board - despite controversial tweets from their social media account. Sarah Jeong was hired by the publication despite fierce online criticism. Many reacted to her appointment with a backlash. It came after old posts of Sarah's were discovered. But the NYT said that Ms Jeong regrets her remarks and she had been responding to online abuse. Jeong wrote in one tweet from July 2014: "Oh man it's kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men." "Are white people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically being only fit to live underground like groveling goblins," she said in December 2014. The South Korea-born journalist, who was raised in the US, also used the hashtag "#CancelWhitePeople" and referred to white people as "dogs". She attended Harvard Law School and has previously written for the Atlantic, Motherboard, the Washington Post and the New York Times Magazine. In a statement on … [Read more...] about New York Times supports Sarah Jeong after tweets unearthed
Steerpike 28 May 2018 6:19 PM 28 May 2018 6:19 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp It’s safe to say the New York Times doesn’t take a particularly fond view of Britain these days. Whether it’s their ongoing Brexit coverage, mistaking a newspaper sketch writer’s joke about the French for Brexit bias or attempting to cash in with a $6,000 Brexit tour of… London, the American paper’s gloomy editorial team tend to see the glass as empty – let alone half empty. So, Mr S was curious to read the latest NYT take on Blighty. On the paper’s front page lies an article titled ‘In Britain, austerity is changing everything’. The author – Peter S Goodman – alleges that the UK is turning away from its European neighbours and starting to resemble America when it comes to ‘shrinking welfare’ and ‘spreading poverty’: ‘After eight years of budget … [Read more...] about Fact check: New York Times’ ‘Austerity Britain’ report
Exposes on mogul Harvey Weinstein that helped spark the #MeToo movement and coverage of Russian election interference earned top 2018 Pulitzer prizes. An investigation of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s alleged pattern of sexual misconduct with underage women also won America’s most prestigious journalism award. The New York Times and the New Yorker shared the public service award for parallel investigations that revealed decades of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Mr Weinstein, a towering Hollywood figure who has been forced from the board of the company he co-founded and faces multiple sexual assault enquiries. (Mr Weinstein has denied sexual misconduct occurred). Read more Editor of tiny Storm Lakes Times wins Pulitzer Prize Pulitzer prize winner asks Trump: 'Who the hell do you think you are?' Pulitzer Prize-Winner Nguyen interview: 'I feel I have two faces' The national reporting award went to the Washington Post and the New York Times for … [Read more...] about Pulitzer Prize: New York Times, Washington Post and The New Yorker win for Weinstein and Russia investigations