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BIAS ALERT: NYT accused by its public editor of bias in Trump, Clinton coverage
Fox News ^ | November 21, 2016

Posted on 11/21/2016 1:49:20 PM PST by NYer

The public editor for The New York Times said Sunday that the number of complaints the newspaper received over its coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign spiked to five times its normal level.

Complaints to the paper included claims that its coverage was biased against Trump during the general election as well as accusations from readers that it favored candidate Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primaries.

“My colleague Thomas Feyer, who oversees the letters to the editor, says the influx from readers is one of the largest since Sept. 11,” public editor Liz Spayd wrote.  

Spayd says others are calling into customer care at multiple times the usual rate and had “a variety of concerns, including the election coverage.”

Last week, President-elect Trump tweeted the Times had lost thousands of subscribers since the election – a fact strongly refuted by the paper which reports having the largest one-week subscription increase since the first week it rolled out its digital pay model in 2011.

“I hope any chest thumping about the impressive subscriber bump won’t obscure a hard-eyed look at coverage,” Spayd wrote. “Because from my conversations with readers, and from the emails that have come into my office, I can tell you there is a searing level of dissatisfaction out there with many aspects of the coverage.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections

1 posted on 11/21/2016 1:49:20 PM PST by NYer
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To: NYer

This is news?

2 posted on 11/21/2016 1:51:19 PM PST by Rapscallion (The opposite of charity is justice.)
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To: NYer

Fifty years ago the MSM abandoned all pretense of objectivity in order to promote their own socialist/liberal agenda. They haven’t changed except to become more bold because we’ve become weak. Why is the editor complaining now? It’s the way it’s always been ever since Cronkite cost us the Vietnam war. So to speak.

3 posted on 11/21/2016 1:53:26 PM PST by LouAvul (The most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.)
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To: Rapscallion

That somebody there is acknowledging is a “blue moon” event.

4 posted on 11/21/2016 1:55:10 PM PST by bjc (Show me the data!)
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To: NYer

NYT pretending to care about ethics — AFTER the damages is done. Again.

‘In 2003, following an international campaign by the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Pulitzer Board began a renewed inquiry and the New York Times hired Mark von Hagen, professor of Russian history at Columbia University, to review Duranty’s work as a whole. Von Hagen found Duranty’s reports to be unbalanced and uncritical, and that they far too often gave voice to Stalinist propaganda. In comments to the press he stated, “For the sake of The New York Times’ honor, they should take the prize away.”[26] The Times sent von Hagen’s report to the Pulitzer Board and left it to the Board to take whatever action they considered appropriate.[27] In a letter accompanying the report, New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. called Duranty’s work “slovenly” and said it “should have been recognized for what it was by his editors and by his Pulitzer judges seven decades ago.”’

5 posted on 11/21/2016 1:58:18 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: NYer; tbw2

Do we ever need anything from the New York Slimes, Starbucks, Alec Baldwin/SNL, The Cast of the Hamilton/Broadway liberals, Penzey’s Spices-owner Bill Penzey, MGYN Kelly, Garrison Keillor, The Washington ComPost Not News Service, Michael Shannon/ “Nocturnal Animals” the BushCo thugs, Compost, Grub Hub, Pepsi-Co, Hollywood, the lying pollsters, ABCNNBCBS, faux phoney news, all the left wing mediots/fish wraps, and other Never Trumpsters, listed below in our lives like Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James/?

1. Pollsters
2. Faux and ABCNNBCBS, phoney news, all left wing mediots/fish wraps.
3. GOPe radio talk show hosts posing as conservatives.
4. Overpaid NFL jerks, NFL games, pre games, post games and NFL endless prattle.
5. Ny Slimes, Compost, LA Slimes or any liberal fish wrap.
6. Vile left wing Follywood/Hollywood anti America jerks.
7. Grub Hub
8. Macy’s*
9. Starbucks
10. Lifeway Foods
11. George Soros
12. NPR
13. Pepsi Co**
14. Mark Cuban and Dallas Mavericks + Milwaukee Bucks + Memphis Grizzlies
15. PacketSled and Critical Assets//CEO Matt Harrigan who promised to Kill Trump in the White House. Tech company CEO (PacketSled Harrigan) fired after threatening to kill Trump
WDBO ^ | 11-15-2016 | Joe Kelly
16. Coke Cola***
17. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, Nike sneakers.
18. Bush Co Thugs including all the Bushes and their thugs.
19. Michael Shannon/ and his new movie “Nocturnal Animals”
20. Penzey’s Spices owner Bill Penzey called us racists in his newsletter.
21. Hamilton, the play & its rude liberal cast & Broadway.
22, Alec Baldwin/SNL.
23. ________________ fill in the blank.
Eliminate any contact, time, business, dealings with the above for a happier and better life.

Companies/people we can consider buying from:

Companies conservatives can buy from
Freerepublic | 11/19/2016 | tbw2

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By Investopedia | November 14, 2016 — 10:16 AM EST

Macy’s (NYSE: M) had a lousy 3rd quarter.
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Pepsico products = processed snacks/faux foods loaded with sugar, processed junk, sugar, and carbs may be a high contributing factor in this nation’s overweight and type 2 diabetic health problems.

***Coke has had a cozy relationship with the Criminal Clintoons, go to the link below:

6 posted on 11/21/2016 2:04:12 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Hey, whining losers,Trump will just go ahead & make things better for us without you!!!!")
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To: NYer

Next bias alert, just after the 2020 election.

7 posted on 11/21/2016 2:13:49 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: NYer

So what else is new?

8 posted on 11/21/2016 2:20:09 PM PST by TBP (0bama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: NYer

WikiLeaks Podesta emails exposed the NY Times as a rotten cesspool of advocate “journalists”.

9 posted on 11/21/2016 2:51:01 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: NYer

“We can assure our readers that their input will be diligently ignored.”

10 posted on 11/21/2016 3:00:22 PM PST by IronJack
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To: LouAvul

You are essentially correct (especially about the treacherous Cronkite) - except that it goes back even further: the media loved Roosevelt and Stalin, and covered for both.

11 posted on 11/21/2016 3:03:36 PM PST by YogicCowboy ("I am not entirely on anyone's side, because no one is entirely on mine." - JRRT)
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To: NYer
Spayed? i hope so...

12 posted on 11/21/2016 5:26:07 PM PST by Chode (You Owe Them Nothing - Not Respect, Not Loyalty, Not Obedience, NOTHING! ich bin ein Deplorable...)
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