Christal Hayes USA TODAY Published 6:20 p.m. UTC Sep 6, 2018 Some people are trying to cash in on hunches over who authored the New York Times editorial ripping the president and his behavior in the White House. MyBookie, a gambling site based in the Caribbean island of Curacao, has a list of top Trump administration officials who are a focus of speculation regarding the anonymous opinion piece and is soliciting bets. The site lists 18 top Trump officials and also includes a "field" option, referring to potential candidates who are not listed. Vice President Mike Pence is listed as the official with the best odds, even though he has denied any involvement in the essay. More: Mike Pence denies writing critical NYT essay about Trump amid 'lodestar' speculation More: Whodunit? Social media users search for anonymous Trump official who penned scathing NYT essay More: Mike Pence denies writing critical NYT essay about Trump amid 'lodestar' speculation Pence … [Read more...] about Gamblers bet on identity of official who wrote New York Times op-ed slamming Trump
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William Cummings USA TODAY Published 2:24 p.m. UTC Sep 6, 2018 In what the newspaper described as a "rare move," The New York Times published an anonymous essay purportedly written by a senior White House official who claims to be working, along with others in the administration, to protect the country against President Donald Trump's worst instincts. The stunning confession of a "resistance inside the Trump administration" drew swift rebukes from the White House, Trump's supporters on Capitol Hill and some members of previous administrations. The president himself weighed in on the essay shortly after it was published during an event in the East Room of the White House Trump called it a "gutless editorial," but his public anger was initially directed more toward The Times than the piece's author, whom he dismissed as someone who's probably "failing" at his job and is in the administration "for all the wrong reasons." Trump's … [Read more...] about Political world reacts to New York Times anonymous op-ed claiming White House ‘resistance’
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
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