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Thu Sep 22, 2016, 12:09 PM

'New York Times' Editor: 'We Owed It To Our Readers' To Call Trump Claims Lie

'New York Times' Editor: 'We Owed It To Our Readers' To Call Trump Claims Lie
The New York Times recently published a story that examined the way that Donald Trump's presidential campaign promoted his tax plan. Trump had offered a big tax break to businesses, and his campaign told a leading business group he supported the tax break. He got their endorsement. Then his campaign told independent budget analysts he was against the same tax break.

The New York Times called this a lie specifically, "the trillion-dollar lie."

The Times is using that word "lie" often in its coverage of Donald Trump, and Dean Baquet, the paper's executive editor, explains why on NPR's Morning Edition.

I heard this interview this morning. The interview spent more time discussing Trump's lie concerning birtherism, and it highlights the different editorial policies of NPR and the New York Times.

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Reply 'New York Times' Editor: 'We Owed It To Our Readers' To Call Trump Claims Lie (Original post)
Agnosticsherbet Sep 2016 OP
Coyotl Sep 2016 #1
saidsimplesimon Sep 2016 #2
Agnosticsherbet Sep 2016 #3
niyad Sep 2016 #4
Agnosticsherbet Sep 2016 #7
njcpa1978 Sep 2016 #14
barbtries Sep 2016 #5
Agnosticsherbet Sep 2016 #6
barbtries Sep 2016 #8
jalan48 Sep 2016 #9
Emilybemily Sep 2016 #10
Jopin Klobe Sep 2016 #11
bulloney Sep 2016 #12
Astraea Sep 2016 #13
Zoonart Sep 2016 #16
Botany Sep 2016 #15
Skittles Sep 2016 #17
Albertoo Sep 2016 #18

Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 12:17 PM

1. Listening now via your link. Indeed, "the trillion-dollar lie." Next: "crime"

 

Time to call a crime a crime.

We need a list of Trump's known crimes.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 12:18 PM

2. NYT, you are

such a fickle lover of liberal ideals. I respect your prudence, but question your motives. These times require more than you are willing to give? OK, I understand the power of governments to silence the media. Another foolish attempt?

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 12:20 PM

3. Better late than never.

I still don't trust them.

The interview, by the way, covers in a small way NPR's editorial policy when it comes to Trump falsehoods. It violates their policy to call a lie a lie.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 12:24 PM

4. hey, nyt--if you had been doing your damned jobs at the beginning of this election cycle,

you wouldn't have to call drumpfy on his lies now, because he never would have made it this far. you are complicit, you are responsible for helping to create this monster. apologize for that, even though it won't do us a damned bit of good.

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Response to niyad (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 12:33 PM

7. They have spent the last 18 months preaching the gospel of false equivalence.

I hope the change last longer than the news cycle.

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Response to niyad (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 02:15 PM

14. And why did I cancel my NYT subcription.

Exactly what you said. Switched to the WashPost. Thank you Davud Fahrenthold for proving there are still REAL investigative reporters out there and not just a bunch of note takers. That famous monkey that typed all the works of Shakespeare could do that.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 12:27 PM

5. i caught a snip of it

it seemed the NPR guy was saying that calling a lie a lie was telling people what to think. twisted.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 12:32 PM

6. His statement that NPR "gives people the facts and lets them decide" was enlighening.

NPR has been a cheerleader of false equivalence, playing down, or ignoring, Trumps huge lies while using a megaphone when discussing every bit of gossip about Clinton.

If a politician stands up and tells a demonstrable lie, that lie is newsworthy, and the word LIE should be on the front page.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 12:46 PM

8. absolutely.

National Public Republican Radio's political coverage has been abysmal. not rarely i have to switch to the cd to get away from it because i'm yelling at the radio

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 12:49 PM

9. Ya think?

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 01:21 PM

10. Finally figured that out, huh?

Gee, journalism! 🙄

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 01:49 PM

11. You God damned "Yellow Rag In A Bubble" ...

... you owe it to your readers to REPORT THE TRUTH ALL THE TIME ...

... you do realize that the tool you use in your part of the so-called "media" is called ...

... a God damned NEWSpaper ...

... look up the word "news" you pseudo-sophisticated klowns ...

... then resign ...

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Response to Jopin Klobe (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 02:11 PM

12. When I see NYT, I still can't help linking them with Judith Miller

and her role as a stooge for Bush & Cheney to gin this country up for war by facilitating their lies about Iraq and WMDs. So you see, their credibility with me is still pretty shaky.

What brought on the NYT's epiphany on Trump lying? Why haven't other media come out?

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 02:13 PM

13. ehh... shouldn't they always be doing this?

Isn't that their job? They act like they're making an exception to tell the truth, just this once.

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Response to Astraea (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 02:48 PM

16. AGREED This just in...

from the NYT NO SHIT SHERLOCK desk. Now they want a medal?

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 02:22 PM

15. ATTN NY Times

Any chance you want to cover what happened in OH 2004?

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 04:07 AM

17. you OWED it to us a long fucking time ago

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 05:30 AM

18. Actually, I think everyone, R's included, realize Trump is a liar

 

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