The New York Times 13 Nov. 2016: To Our Readers, From the Publisher and Executive Editor
When the biggest political story of the year reached a dramatic and unexpected climax late Tuesday night, our newsroom turned on a dime and did what it has done for nearly two years — cover the 2016 election with agility and creativity.
After such an erratic and unpredictable election there are inevitable questions: Did Donald Trump’s sheer unconventionality lead us and other news outlets to underestimate his support among American voters? What forces and strains in America drove this divisive election and outcome? Most important, how will a president who remains a largely enigmatic figure actually govern when he takes office?
As we reflect on the momentous result, and the months of reporting and polling that preceded it, we aim to rededicate ourselves to the fundamental mission of Times journalism. That is to report America and the world honestly, without fear or favor, striving always to understand and reflect all political perspectives and life experiences in the stories that we bring to you. It is also to hold power to account, impartially and unflinchingly. You can rely on The New York Times to bring the same fairness, the same level of scrutiny, the same independence to our coverage of the new president and his team.
We cannot deliver the independent, original journalism for which we are known without the loyalty of our readers. We want to take this opportunity, on behalf of all Times journalists, to thank you for that loyalty.
Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher
Dean Baquet, executive editor
Let’s wait and see if Sulzberger honestly wants to report the machinations of his tribal fellows George Soros, Goldman Sachs and the London City.
The repentance of the N.Y.T. Is due to the alternative and social media.
Trump characterized the letter as an “apology.” But NYT media reporter Sydney Ember shot back at the new President, tweeting, “The letter was not an apology.”
The Daily Caller 13 Nov. Trump characterized the letter as an “apology.” But NYT media reporter Sydney Ember shot back at the new President, tweeting, “The letter was not an apology.”
Activist Post 19 April 2016: Only 6% of Americans trust MSM. At this point, most Americans are aware of the staggering dishonesty and reality twisting that the mainstream, corporate news media engages in on a daily basis.
CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson: There is unprecedented, I believe, influence on the media, not just the news, but the images you see everywhere. By well-orchestrated and financed campaign of special interests, political interests and corporations. I think all of that comes into play.
Sharyl Attkisson: When I’d Begin Getting Under Surface of an Obama Scandal, CBS Would Pull Me Off