Jill Abramson: NY Times Articles 'Unmistakably Anti

Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson

It's nice when a former leading member of the MSM, ex-New York Times editor Jill Abramson, fesses up to the obvious: Not only is the newspaper anti-Trump, but it makes money off of hating on the president. "The news report as a whole had never been stronger".

She also accuses (accurately) the far-left Washington Post of the same.

"The more "woke" staff thought that urgent times called for urgent measures; the dangers of Trump's presidency obviated the old standards", Kurtz quoted Abramson as writing, referring to the generational gap presented by the younger, more liberal cohorts at the paper. Baquet served as the paper's managing editor while Abramson was executive editor.

Abramson, who led the newspaper from 2011 to 2014, charges in a new book that the paper is "unmistakably anti-Trump". She said some of the paper's news headlines and analysis pieces "contained raw opinion", something which she said was also true at Times rival the Washington Post. "What's more, Abramson preening as an "ethical" journalist is laughable".

In terms of the president himself, Kurtz also notes Abramson defending the Times, as she calls Trump's "fake news" attacks a "cheap way of trying to undermine the credibility of the Times's reporting as something to be accepted as truth only by liberals in urban, cosmopolitan areas". The Times benefits from running anti-Trump stories, according to Abramson. When Sulzberger gave her a press release announcing her resignation, she reportedly told him she would not agree to it and announced she had been fired instead.

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The report said, for example, her NY magazine article demanding the removal of Clarence Thomas from the Supreme Court "based on "new" allegations of wrongdoing" was nothing more "than a paranoid delusion".

Studies have shown that overall, some 90 percent of media reports about the president are negative.

In the book, Abramson also criticizes the paper's coverage of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, saying that it "made some bad judgement calls" and blew some stories on Trump's opponent "out of proportion".

She added that a "Trump bump" saw Times' digital subscriptions jump by 600,000 to more than 2 million during the Republican's first six months in office, the network noted.

She also writes with discomfort about some of the ways business considerations have infiltrated the Times' newsroom. "And the Times soon abolished the public editor's column", Fox reported.

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