K-12 and the New York Times: Forget the Rules

Left-wing media bias is not new, but it is certainly getting worse. Here is Bruce Deitrick Price:

Donald Trump is a big problem for the New York Times. These elite journalists are in a dither. Trump is such a threat that the Times feels morally obligated to destroy him, even if its staff have to violate traditional journalistic ethics requiring facts and fairness.

Editor Jim Rutenberg wrote in a major front-page article last week: “If you view a Trump presidency as something that’s potentially dangerous, then your reporting is going to reflect that. You would move closer than you’ve ever been to being oppositional.” And that’s admirable.

A headline in a major Los Angeles paper sums up the Times doctrine: “To fight Trump, journalists have dispensed with objectivity.”

In this shoddy new world, liberals must do whatever it takes to stop Trump. If you hate Trump, as you should, your reporting will show it – and that’s a good thing.

(Many conservatives laughed at the silly claim that the New York Times has ever observed traditional journalistic ethics. More than 35 years ago, the Times declared that objectivity was impossible, subjectivity was inevitable, and in so many words, the paper gave its reporters permission to fudge facts. The Times has always been the country’s leading liberal newspaper because it always figures out a way to promote liberal views, never mind the facts.)

But here’s the Big New Story. The New York Times has revealed something fundamental about the liberal mindset. High-sounding  principles are for losers. Winning is what matters. If rules get in the way, ignore them.

Many people look at the  mediocrity in our public schools and feel that something is very wrong, but they don’t want to think that education has been intentionally dumbed down. But reflect on what the New York Times is telling you. Their reporting is going to be biased – intentionally so. It has to be that way because Trump is the enemy. Progressive values and victories are what matter. Everyone should accept this. Forget the rules.

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