Our Failed Political Press
We had to be much more forthright about Trump’s mendacity, his lies over the course of the administration. We needed to call them that from the very beginning. We were very much operating on good principle; and let’s be fair, he was president, he was duly elected. But he was exploiting that. He was exploiting our principles. That said, I don’t think it would have made any great difference.
It’s a CNN Jeff Zucker-level betrayal of journalism, and thanks for the course-correction now that it is meaningless. The Prime Directive (hi Star Trek!) for journalism is to bring the unvarnished truth to the readers and the WaPo failed spectacularly. I don’t expect the NYTimes to be this forthcoming.
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