New York Times Publisher and Trump Clash Over President’s Threats Against Journalism

President Trump and the publisher of The New York Times, A. G. Sulzberger, engaged in a fierce public clash on Sunday over Mr. Trump’s threats against journalism, after Mr. Sulzberger said the president misrepresented a private meeting and Mr. Trump accused The Times and other papers of putting lives at risk with irresponsible reporting.

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  • July 30, 2018 at 11:02 am

    what threats, pray? or are you sure that publication of classified information is a sign of responsibility? it definitely is NOT a sign of journalism, and never mind responsible journalism …
    this trend has been going way too long … single-sourced reporting, with no corroboration, by washington post since the times of watergate, new york times’ reporting as provided by seymour hersh that encouraged people to steal government papers (daniel ellsberg, does that ring any bells?), all that creating an atmosphere in which both papers eventually had to return pulitzer prizes … this kind of behaviour has been going on unabated for decades …
    remember the name vaclav havel? while he had his shortcomings, and there were many of them, he remains the illiterate u.s. mainstream media’s icon …
    in this context: how about ben bradlee, yes, THAT ben bradlee of washpost fame, publishing the content of private conversations during a private lunch with havel? everyone else respected the off-the-record character of the event, ben bradlee didn’t …
    first, new york times (and others) will have to re-learn how to produce proper, professional journalism, and only then they will have something to defend …


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