The NYT Rededicates itself to Reporting the News Fairly

Remember Pinch Sulzberger’s pledge after the election to cover Mr. Trump’s “policies and his agenda fairly”? Well, here we are, just a week on, and the Newspaper of Record is breathlessly giving a run-down on the likely candidates for the top posts in the Trump administration. Somehow, I doubt that the Times has the best access to the inner workings of the transition team, but they plunge ahead as if they had been in the room. CIA Director: “The new C.I.A. director will have to decide whether to undo a C.I.A. ‘modernization’ plan put in place this year by Director John O. Brennan.” But aren’t we all for “modernization”? Who wants to be retrograde? Brennan is the CIA director whom many suspect of having converted to Islam while stationed in Saudi Arabia. Even Snopes, that redoubt of progressive right-thinking, labels that rumor “unproven.” Worse, the Times labels Mike Pompeo, Trump’s appointee,...(Read Full Article)