Skip to comments.A battle over the future of truth in news: Goodwin
Posted on 06/05/2021 9:00:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin
A dispute over whether a New York Times writer should get tenure at the University of North Carolina would seem to be of little national importance.
On one side is Nikole Hannah-Jones...creator of the Times’ 1619 Project. She won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for an extended essay, but some of her claims were debunked by historians and her push for rewriting American history is cited as a reason why she should not get tenure.
Her chief critic is Walter E. Hussman Jr... As an evangelist for impartial, fair journalism, he is the polar opposite of Hannah-Jones and says he wishes the Times “would get back to what it once was.”
Hussman has pledged $25 million to UNC...after it agreed to adopt a code of core values based on impartiality...
...“Impartiality means reporting, editing, and delivering the news honestly, fairly, objectively, and without personal opinion or bias.”
Those ideas sound quaint nowadays, but Hussman is correct they were key to media credibility for much of the 20th century. The abandonment of those values in recent years, especially at the Times, has turned every supposedly straight news story into an opinion and alienated much of the public.
Hussman is sickened by large surveys showing the vast majority of Americans no longer believe most news outlets play it straight with the facts. More recently, bias has given way to corruption where inconvenient facts are distorted or ignored to serve a predetermined narrative.
That is the essence of woke journalism, and Hannah-Jones is its queen.
Her most outlandish claims, that America was not a democracy but a slavocracy and that the Founders declared independence to protect slavery from British abolitionists, are so preposterous that the Times later slightly softened them.
Hannah-Jones also declares that...her father’s patriotism, which included voluntary military service, “deeply embarrassed me.”
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Excellent article, thank you. We have a black racist who hates everything about this great nation and yet hides her hair color in red. A commie in disguise............
Back to what it once was? Like when The Times published Walter Duranty's lies about the Soviet Union in the 1920s?! For which it also received a Pulitzer Prize....
Maybe from the Civil War era through the 1920’s it was a great newspaper with high standards for journalism but that ship sailed a long time ago.
The NYT is the prodigal Leftwing rag. To raise one’s finger in disgust is akin to being alarmed by the occasional TP mishap.
But in comparison, NYT is an angel, albeit Satan’s angel, operating from its cloistered Manhattan den. I’m tempted to express more respect for this rag than the pundits & jocks that never speak to the predatory malice of ATT, Comcast, and Disney — federally licensed (telecom) corporations that shat on the American election process in order to serve their anti-American agenda.
Goodwin, your flaccid NYT volley is meaningless.
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