A Letter To Our Subscribers, From The New York TimesPosted: August 8, 2019 Filed under: Humor, Mediasphere, U.S. News | Tags: journalism, media, New York Times, NYT Leave a comment
Dear Valued Subscriber,
For a mere $39.99 a month, about what you pay your Guatemalan nanny, you depend on us for thought-provoking personal reassurance, award-winning arrogance, hard-hitting sycophancy, and up-to-the-minute coverage of Orange Man – who is very, very bad.
The New York Times remains the world’s most prestigious Viewpoint Validation Service because we understand the crippling emptiness permeating the wealthy liberal soul – we are that emptiness – and you entrust us to make you feel good, smart and worthy every day.
While News and Opinion whisper watered-down postgrad nothings in your ear, Style and Dining guarantee you’ll be validated on the outside, as well as inside. Style and Dining remain committed to informing you on exactly what Brooklyn thought was cool three years ago. While the city that is our namesake – and the place you’ve built your entire identity around – might be a dead, stale cultural wasteland that no one cares about anymore, our Travel section reminds you that you’re a global citizen. Times subscribers don’t have homes, they have bases.
But even the pre-eminent VVS is vulnerable to mistakes.
As some of you are aware, we failed in our commitment to ferociously guard the sanctity of your echo chamber this week. A headline appeared on our front page suggesting Orange Man spoke against racism. While the headline was factual, it was a flagrant betrayal of the service you expect us to provide and we literally stopped the presses to fix it.
We listened to our readers on how to proceed from there. The headline writer was an elderly holdover from the days when we were a newspaper. But today’s lovepaper business is different. Inspired by the Texas revolutionary Joaquin Castro, our editorial board decided to take out a full page ad in our own paper to publish his home address and pictures of his family. Then we mobilized our 52,247 interns to brigade his employer, us, with phone calls to report that we have a racist in our ranks. The writer was immediately fired. Our interns, known as …. (read more)
Source: Spectator USA, as told to Chadwick Moore
NEW YORK TIMES ENLARGES TYPE AMID MEDIA PANICPosted: May 9, 2017 Filed under: Humor, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: Global Panic, journalism, media, New York Times, NYT Leave a comment
[VIDEO] Spicer to NBC: NBC Reporting is Based Off of ‘False’ NYT ReportingPosted: January 31, 2017 Filed under: Foreign Policy, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: Donald Trump, EO, Executive order, Free Beacon, Immigration, media, NBC, New York Times, news, Not a Ban, NYT, Sean Spicer, Travel ban, video Leave a comment
NYT: Get Your Delicious Carnage Right HerePosted: January 21, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: Beef, Donald Trump, journalism, Meat, media, New York Times, news, NYT, Raw Meat, Red Meat, Steak Leave a comment
All the News that’s Fit to FakePosted: November 20, 2016 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: African Americans, Barack Obama, Democratic Party (United States), Donald Trump, fake news, Hillary Clinton, media, Media bias, NYT, Republican Party (United States), The New York Times, Twitter 1 Comment
New York Times wages noble fight against fake, bias-confirming news.
Bill McMorris writes: The New York Times exposed the threat of fake news following the election of Donald Trump two weeks ago, arguing that spreading faulty information is a threat to the Republic.
The paper highlighted alt-right conspiracy websites publishing outrageous lies masquerading as news in a piece headlined “Journalism’s Next Challenge: Overcoming the Threat of Fake News.” The Times interviewed journalists and “longtime critic of fake news” Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) about how credulous Americans often fall for narratives that confirm their pre-existing biases without proper vetting from objective reporters.
[Read the full story here, at Washington Free Beacon]
“If you have a society where people can’t agree on basic facts, how do you have a functioning democracy?” asked one D.C. editor.
“The cure for fake journalism is an overwhelming dose of good journalism. And how well the news media gets through its postelection hangover will have a lot to do with how the next chapter in the American political story is told.”
— Times writer noted shortly before Trump’s massive victory
The answer could be found on social media. “‘Folks, subscribe to a paper. Democracy demands it,” one Times reporter wrote. Another added, “Or don’t. You’ll get what you pay for.”
- On Oct. 2, the Times reported that the stock market would nosedive following a Trump win, making “a Trump victory … a bit worse than 9/11.”
- Following Trump’s victory, the stock market enjoyed its best week since 2011.
- The fake journalism that helped elect Donald Trump is now enemy number one for the fourth estate.
Times readers had the inside scoop that the nation was watching “Hispanics Surge to Polls,” which would serve as the mortar in Hillary Clinton’s blue wall. The surge would not have been possible without the Clinton campaign, which was “Looking to Expand Lead With Hispanics” with Spanish-language ads and get-out-the-vote operations as the Times reported on Oct. 2.
The New York Times‘ report on “dangerously fake news” news ran alongside a report that “Hispanic America has been mobilized like never before in the 2016 election, and is emerging as a formidable force with the power to elect a president.” Read the rest of this entry »
NYT Front Page for Dec 5, 2015Posted: December 4, 2015 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, Politics, Self Defense, Terrorism, War Room | Tags: Charles C. W. Cooke, FBI, Gun control, journalism, media, National Review, New York Times, news, NYT 1 Comment
I adore the juxtaposition. https://t.co/qJtvQuMGdH—
Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) December 05, 2015
14th Anniversary of the Attacks, the NYT Fails to Mention a Single Word About 9/11 On Page 1Posted: September 11, 2015 Filed under: History, Mediasphere, War Room | Tags: 2001, 9-11, Jihadism, media, New York City, news, NYT, Sept 11, Terror, Twitter 2 Comments
Censorship Rationale From the Man Who Defended the NYT in the Pentagon Papers CasePosted: January 14, 2015 Filed under: Censorship, Global, Mediasphere, War Room | Tags: Islam, media, New York, New York Times, news, NYT, Op-ed, Pentagon Papers, Twitter Leave a comment
This gem, buried on the letters page of Fridays paper, by the man who defended the nyt in the pentagon papers case. pic.twitter.com/iU0yRjWDhF
— Larry Buchanan (@larrybuch) January 13, 2015
USA 45 Years Ago: NYT Cover ‘Men Walk On Moon’Posted: July 20, 2014 Filed under: History, Mediasphere, Space & Aviation | Tags: Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin, Israel, Moon, NASA, Neil Armstrong, New York Times, NYT Leave a comment
45 years ago today in The NYT: “MEN WALK ON MOON” http://t.co/ltnfS1xIal pic.twitter.com/PckE2rUhuf
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 21, 2014
Praetorian GuardPosted: September 25, 2013 Filed under: Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: ABC, CBS, censorship, CNN, Democracy, lapdogs, media, MSNBC, NBC, NYT Leave a comment
@futureicon @SenTedCruz @ABC @CBS @CNN @nbc pic.twitter.com/5Gf38xblSD
— Guy Wilson-Mendes (@LadinoTurk) September 25, 2013