In what some are calling a ‘blockbuster revelation,’ a former top executive for the illustrious New York Times newspaper has come out and openly admitted what others in the mainstream media have been vigorously denying.
Even though most thinking-consumers have known this to be the case, it’s somehow reassuring that some of those behind the Trump-destruction mission are capable of growing a conscience.
Jill Abramson who ran the giant newspaper between 2011 and 2014 has come right out and admitted the same truth that Donald Trump has been trying to get people to understand since even before he became President in 2016.
Ms.Abramson says “the Times has a financial incentive to bash the president and that the imbalance is helping to erode its credibility.”
In her upcoming book ‘Merchants of Truth’ that will be released soon, breaks the secrecy surrounding the obvious-to-many anti-Trump bias that her paper and many others have adopted since Mr. Trump moved from the business world into that of politics.
Surprisingly, however, is the reason behind the increasingly negative coverage of the President Among the younger generation of reporters, the desire to focus on negativity has everything to do with political ideology. They despise Mr. Trump and would do anything they can to bring him down.
But, according to Abramson, the more established and experienced journalists are responding to the uptick in readership ever since Trump came on the scene.
Fox News reports, (link: ) “Abramson describes a generational split at the Times, with younger staffers, many of them in digital jobs, favoring an unrestrained assault on the presidency. “The more ‘woke’ staff thought that urgent times called for urgent measures; the dangers of Trump’s presidency obviated the old standards.”
The newspaper is a business, after all, and the increase in sales due to the unending Trump-bashing cannot be ignored.
“Trump claims he is keeping the ‘failing” Times in business—an obvious exaggeration—but the former editor acknowledges a ‘Trump bump’ that saw digital subscriptions during his first six months in office jump by 600,000, to more than 2 million.”
No fan of the President, Abramson bemoans the tendency of strict news pages to be heavily opinionated when it comes to reporting Mr. Trump’s actions.
Of her successor, Dean Baquet, Abramson says, “Though Baquet said publicly he didn’t want the Times to be the opposition party, his news pages were 'unmistakably anti-Trump'.”
She also believes the same is true of other national papers, including the Washington Post. “Some headlines contained raw opinion, as did some of the stories that were labeled as news analysis.”