Biased New York Times Adds New Guideline To Become Relevant News Source.
The New York Times, a widely known and read newspaper since 1851, is trying to live up to its motto: “All the news that’s fit to print.”By extending it to social media. The Executive editor, Dean Baquet, put out new guidelines to prevent journalists from spreading their liberal biases all over social media.
New York Times has had an issue recently with the presence of their journalists on social media. The reporters have been slandering Trump or bashing conservative perspectives on a regular. Treating the Social Media as an outlet to convey how they really feel. As opposed to the normal slight left bias that their job allows.
Reporters are supposed to stick to the facts. They are not supposed to allow political agendas to color all of their stories. Twitter has been the place to find out how these reporters really feel. It almost begs the questions: If these reporters are slandering the current administration this much on social media, then how much of what they write is True news? How much of their reporting is just pure opinion/Fake News?
The new guidelines just state that journalists can not tweet/post anything on twitter that they wouldn’t be able to post at work. Some say that it’s a little late to suddenly want to become an unbiased news source:
“Twitter has been around for 10 years and The New York Times is only now realizing that its staff says lots of stupid, left-wing things there?” Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor stated.
These new guidelines will hopefully at least bring them back to center. That or allow the editor to have some credible defense when he tries to hide the fact that his newspaper is Biased.
An Older Video But Great Example Of The Left-Leaning New York Times.
“His solution is a mere fig leaf so the Times can pretend to be a serious news organization. This is the same paper whose columnist Paul Krugman recently tweeted about a nonexistent cholera outbreak in Puerto Rico,” he added.
“This is the same paper that tweeted about its climate change agenda in August, asking ‘What’s a greater threat to Guam? North Korea, or climate change?’ And it will be the same paper that continues to bash Trump across all platforms, no matter what this new rule claims.”
PerhapsBaquet’s decision to update the policy has to do with the Times’ White House correspondent Glenn Thrush, who has not tweeted since Sept. 19 but had a habit of criticizing Trump prior to going dormant. Thrush said he stopped tweeting because it was “too much of a distraction” but some of his past tweets would have probably violated the paper’s new guidelines.
“In social media posts, our journalists must not express partisan opinions, promote political views, endorse candidates, make offensive comments or do anything else that undercuts The Times’s journalistic reputation,” the Times listed as a key point in the new policy.