The “democracy teams” let democracy down

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.

The New York Times is making a mockery of democracy fears

A front-page article by Jonathan Weisman asserted that "just what is threatening democracy depends on who you talk to."

The New York Times has a diversity problem

New evidence shows that New York Times management doesn’t just underappreciate diversity in its newsroom, but actively devalues it.

Who hates inclusivity? The question answers itself.

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.

At the New York Times, the ‘Democracy Team’ is outnumbered and outgunned

Activating a “Democracy Team” -- like the Times did -- doesn’t do much good if the rest of the newsroom is on Team Impunity.

Can the New York Times save itself — and us?

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.

Explosive NYT story on Jared Kushner ignored by almost everyone, including the NYT

Almost no pick-up. No follow-ups. This is how a great story was left to die.

I tried to save Tom Edsall from himself. It didn’t work.

I told Tom Edsall that journalists should reject right-wing framing on culture-war issues. Then -- surprise! – Edsall went right off and did exactly what I advised against.

The New York Times editorial board should retract and resign

An editorial asserting a right not to be held accountable by others for what you say signifies a fatal rot at the heart of the New York Times editorial board.

A pitch-perfect parody of the NYT’s amoral political relativism

Friday's New York Times politics newsletter was a masterpiece of amoral and irresponsible political relativism. It inspired a brilliant parody, based on how the newsletter's authors would have reported after the 1929 stock market crash.