Wednesday, August 03, 2016

...getting your political news from The New York Times


NY Times Public Editor (dumbed-down name for an ombudsman) Calls Out The Paper Over Hillary Clinton Cover-Up

As the general election unfolds, it’s essential that whatever doubts linger about the candidates, these voters believe that The Times will give them the information they need to answer those questions. [and they haven't] -Liz Spayd, Public Editor, NYT

Hillary Clinton, in a rare interview on Fox News last Sunday, claimed that the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey Jr., had called her statements about her private email servers “truthful” and said she has been consistent with the American people in her accounts about the controversy. As it turns out, Clinton’s contentions in the interview were misleading, bordering on false.

The New York Times is just one outlet, but this is going on across the media landscape. Hillary is getting away with murder while Donald Trump gets raked over the coals for stupid stuff like the Khan spat and jokes about Russian espionage. Credit where credit is due: It’s good that this even appeared in the Times, but shame on them for allegedly trying to bury it by not sharing it on their social accounts.
If you’re getting all your political news from The New York Times, this may be the first time you’re hearing this. Clinton’s remarks were covered by several major news organizations, several of which pointedly challenged the Democratic nominee’s candor. But nothing on the interview ever appeared in The Times, either online or in print.

In the Fox appearance, Clinton was asked by Chris Wallace, the anchor, about previous statements she’s made when questioned on the email controversy, while he played tapes of her past remarks to the public.

“After a long investigation, F.B.I. Director James Comey said none of those things that you told the American public were true,” Wallace said.

Clinton pushed back. “Director Comey said my answers were truthful, and what I’ve said is consistent with what I have told the American people: that there were decisions discussed and made to classify retroactively certain of the emails,” she said.

The Washington Post, NPR, NBC News and PolitiFact all challenged Clinton’s claims, saying they appeared to be based on a selective and misleading interpretation of Comey’s remarks. The Post warded her “Four Pinocchios,” the worst truth-telling rating it gives, for statements it classifies as “Whoppers.”…

I asked Carolyn Ryan, The Times’s political editor, about the decision not to cover Clinton’s remarks about the email controversy. Here’s how she responded: “It is a subject we have covered aggressively — especially how her comments compare to what the F.B.I. found — and will continue to do so.”…  [Full report]

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Anonymous said...

For years of biased, treasonous, lying bilge like this, "Pinch" is justifiably near the top of my Flog Before Hang list.
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Skoonj said...

"I got my job from the New York Times,"

-- Fidel Castro

Helly said...

... surgically removed in journalism school.

It is a long-established fact that journos tend to be impotent. But I always supposed that came from years of stressing over deadlines. Who knew they make the sacrifice for their art right out of the gate?

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