Dean Baquet says he warned younger NYT reporters about embracing Warren or Bernie. "They probably want a more political New York Times than I'm willing to give them." https://t.co/CTLEhfEXlL
— Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) November 18, 2019
And it ain’t you or me; it’s the plutocrats who sign his paychecks:
The executive editor of the New York Times has accused Donald Trump of putting his reporters’ lives at risk by subjecting them to personal abuse and describing them as “enemies of the people”.
Dean Baquet, who has led the news outlet during one of the most tumultuous periods in its history, said the US president’s history of verbal attacks on journalists such as the New York Times’s political reporter Maggie Haberman was “appalling” and risked having serious consequences.
“I think his personal attacks on reporters, including Maggie, are pretty awful and pretty unpresidential,” he said. “I think personal attacks on journalists, when he calls them names, I think he puts their lives at risk…
[‘Doesn’t he understand that we’re on his side?’]
He acknowledged making mistakes in the 2016 election, having failed to grasp the anger in the US that led to the election of Trump, but said he was constantly fighting against pressure to “take a full-bodied side” against the president. “The way I see it is, our job is to cover the world with tremendous curiosity. And with a desire to understand the people who voted for Donald Trump and why they voted for Donald Trump. I think some of our readers want us to dismiss some of those people. I think that’s not empathetic coverage.”
Some of these rows have now affected the newsroom, which has seen an influx of younger reporters from more diverse backgrounds, prompting what Baquet believes is the biggest change in newsrooms since the Vietnam war in the 1960s. “We have a new generation that grew up in a different world that have not only different demands of their news, they want a different relationship with their readers.” …
Best news in the article is a throwaway line: “Baquet… will step down in two years’ time”.
This guy published excerpts of the book “Clinton Cash” in the NYT, a book written by white nationalist Steve Bannon that was used to smear Secretary Clinton before the 2016 election https://t.co/81Jokb05AR
— Patrick Karlson ?? (@PatrickAKarlson) November 19, 2019