New ownership, with a powerful sense of public service, could take advantage of the huge opportunity to become the world leader in U.S. political and government news presented by the abysmal failure of the industry-leading New York Times to adjust to the asymmetry of the current political environment.
In an article that laid bare the pathologies of the Times newsroom, star reporter Jeremy Peters actually wrote that what Elon Musk stands for "remains largely unclear."
Extremism is threatening to tank the world economy unless we cut Social Security. This is way, way beyond that. It is abhorrent conduct that shouldn't be considered acceptable in American society.
Passive construction and ambiguity instead of active verbs and finger-pointing has undermined what should have been pro-democracy coverage in the Washington Post and the New York Times.
A front-page article by Jonathan Weisman asserted that "just what is threatening democracy depends on who you talk to."
New evidence shows that New York Times management doesn’t just underappreciate diversity in its newsroom, but actively devalues it.
There’s currently no widely acceptable way for the rich, white and cis to directly express their desire to maintain their position of control and power and superiority over others. So all the emotional intensity – and money – behind that worldview gets poured into this insane bucket of anti-wokeism.
Activating a “Democracy Team” -- like the Times did -- doesn’t do much good if the rest of the newsroom is on Team Impunity.
The Times has lost its bearings when it comes to political coverage -- at the worst possible time. The new editor, Joe Kahn, will need to betray his predecessor to put it back on course.
Almost no pick-up. No follow-ups. This is how a great story was left to die.