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.
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.
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.
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.
Baquet is simply unable to acknowledge the major flaws that profoundly undermine the newsroom he has led for eight years. Rather, he lashes out at critics -- on Twitter in particular.
The Washington Post’s coverage of Trump's latest ludicrous statement was utterly deadpan and stenographic. But something good happened at the New York Times!
Republicans, Annie Karni wrote, "have been intent on rehabilitating themselves in the eyes of voters after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol last year." That's delusional.
Times reporters have a bad habit of finding ringers to illustrate their preconceptions.