A leaked transcript of an internal “town hall” meeting featuring New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet clearly illustrates how the Times and other fake news media sources deliberately craft their “journalism” to get President Trump.
“We built our newsroom to cover one story, and we did it truly well,” Baquet said. “Now we have to regroup, and shift resources and emphasis to take on a different story.”
Did it sometimes seem like the New York Times’ entire focus was Trump-Russia? Like it built its newsroom around one story? Now, top editor says it did just that. But after Mueller report, paper has had to retool. New focus? Trump racism. https://t.co/1fVULEqKlV
— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 16, 2019
Baquet was reacting to charges that the Times was going too easy on the President after they pulled a headline “Trump Urges Unity Vs. Racism” because of hysterical reactions by the Far Left.
He explains in detail how the New York Times pushed the Russia story and now that it has been thoroughly debunked, they need to find a new way to attack the President.
“The day Bob Mueller walked off that witness stand, two things happened,” Baquet continued. “Our readers who want Donald Trump to go away suddenly thought, ‘Holy shit, Bob Mueller is not going to do it.’ And Donald Trump got a little emboldened politically, I think. Because, you know, for obvious reasons. And I think that the story changed. A lot of the stuff we’re talking about started to emerge like six or seven weeks ago. We’re a little tiny bit flat-footed. I mean, that’s what happens when a story looks a certain way for two years. Right?”
Baquet used the gentlest terms possible — “the story changed” — but the fact is, the conspiracy-coordination allegation the Times had devoted itself to pursuing turned out to be false. Beyond that, Democrats on Capitol Hill struggled to press an obstruction case against the president. The Trump-Russia hole came up dry.
Now, Baquet continued, “I think that we’ve got to change.” The Times must “write more deeply about the country, race, and other divisions.”
“I mean, the vision for coverage for the next two years is what I talked about earlier: How do we cover a guy who makes these kinds of remarks?” Baquet said. “How do we cover the world’s reaction to him? How do we do that while continuing to cover his policies? How do we cover America, that’s become so divided by Donald Trump?”
President Trump was quick to jump on the revelation by retweeting Sharyl Attkisson’s summary:
The takeaway? The NYT says it is mapping out a narrative in advance of any naturally-occurring, true news events, and plans to shape all natural-occurring, true news events so that they are reported in the context of racism. This is what they believe their readers want. https://t.co/BJGqZttVSc
— Sharyl Attkisson🕵️♂️ (@SharylAttkisson) August 17, 2019
Of course, the President added his own twist of the knife:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2019
Is it any wonder that more and more Americans completely distrust the legacy media.