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In a Wednesday appearance on the Fox Business Network’s Trish Regan Primetime with fill-in host David Asman, NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham ripped into The New York Times by comparing the newspaper to the current Congress, complete with a lefty leader being besieged by their “radical base.”
Asman began that portion of the interview by reading this jaw-dropping exchange between a journalist for the paper and an editor (click “expand”):
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“Hello, I have another question about racism. I’m wondering to what extent you think that the fact of racism and white supremacy being sort of the foundation of this country should play to our reporting. Just because it feels to me like it should be a starting point, you know? Like these conversations about what is a racist, what isn't a racist. I just feel like racism is in everything. It should be considered in our science reporting, in our culture reporting, in our national reporting. And so, to me, it's less about the individual instances of racism and sort of how we are thinking about racism and white supremacy as the foundation of all of the systems in the country.”
“You could certainly say, obviously we had a slavery problem in the United States for a long time followed by a long period of Jim Crow. But again, the fight then becomes what about right now,” Graham said.
Exchange - Workings - Times - People - New
He then looked at what the exchange exposed about the inner workings at The Times. “So, what you have is people in The New York Times newsroom, who are to the left of Dean Baquet, the executive editor,” he explained. “He's sort of the Nancy Pelosi in this newsroom. He’s the ‘centrist’, and he’s got this radical base of ‘journalists’…”
“And it just shows you, again, there’s no objectivity at The New York Times,” Graham argued,...
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