NYT Signals Change in Trump Editorial Narrative From Collusion to Racism
Following backlash by high-profile Democrats over a New York Times story that headlined President Trumpâs call for national unity against racism in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the Timesâ executive editor convened a meeting of newsroom staff to address concerns that the âindependentâ news source was becoming too soft in its coverage of the president and needed to intensify its portrayal of Trump as a racist.
The August 5 Times story, originally headlined âTrump Urges Unity Vs. Racism,â reported in the first paragraph that President Trump had âdenounced white supremacy in the wake of twin mass shootings over the weekend, and citing the threat of âracist hate,â he summoned the nation to address what he called a link between the recent carnage and violent video games, mental illness and internet bigotry.â
The article went on to complain that Trump had âstopped...
The "NewGerman", you gentlemen know neither I nor many other people will ever take anything at face value that comes from itâ
As it can be seen the New York Times staff have a split between the golden oldies and the newcomers on staff. I seriously doubt if there's any disagreement among them about Trump's racial viewsâ
"In a transcript of the newspaperâs crisis town-hall meeting, executive editor Dean Baquet grapples with a restive staff and outside scrutiny." https://tinyurl.com/y2gdhy9v (The New York Times Unites vs. Twitter)
This seems to be a rather rational approach to the audio tape that I now I agree exists anyway.
PressThink wrote: .... Meanwhile, David Roberts of Vox, who normally writes about climate change, put it this way in an exasperated thread reacting to this post:
What frustrates people is not that they want to see the word âracistâ in the paper. What frustrates them is that the countryâs core institutions are under assault by a radical ethnonationalist minority and the sense of crisis is not being conveyed....
excerpt from, "Bad headline, small changes at the New York Times"
Emma Green wrote: The writer Ben Howe grew up in the world of conservative evangelicalism. When he looks at the religious right now, all he sees is a thirst for power and domination....
Green: Something I noticed throughout our conversation is that youâve struggled a lot with pronouns: we and they.
Green: Are you an evangelical?
Howe: I am.
Green: So why they?
Howe: Because when Iâm saying they, Iâm talking about people who support Trump in the way Iâm criticizing.
Green: Are you a conservative?
Howe: ... but I guess thatâs why Iâm saying my language sounds fluid. At some point Iâve got to accept that what I think âconservativeâ is is not what others think it is. Iâm a little more protective of the word evangelical because I think evangelize is a good and important word and I donât want it to be taken away. But conservatism was called other things in the past, âclassical liberalismâ and things like that. So sometimes I call myself a libertarian, sometimes I call myself a conservatarian, and then eventually I go, âOh, who needs labels.â
--"Why Some Christians âLove the Meanest Partsâ of Trump"
Another example of how racism can be irrelevant to conduct: Gen. George S. Patton, despite his private doubts ("I have no faith in the inherent fighting ability of the race"), gave full encouragement to the black 761st Tank Battalion. In combat, they proved very effective.
Trivia: Nickname was "Black Panthers," and Jackie Robinson was among them.
People are not easily pigeonholed and often exhibit contradictory tendencies.
Obviously, they have not reported on the FBI report on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s hidden life with other women. It's an ugly thing, that makes you want to have an 'irregular bowel movement' every time you see his name on streets, buildings, etc. And they have not been able to notice a pattern among such news events as why Baltimore is so deplorable, though run for decades by Democrats, while Portland, Oregon (about the same population as Baltimore) is much better, though also run for decades by Democrats.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Neil, David Brooks, the New York columnist is a Protestant besides being a Republican . He certainly made it plain that he thought President Trump was a racist.
And I make it plain he's a lying fool trying to deceive the weak-minded. Elijah Cummings's district is a disgrace regardless of his color. Besides, even if it could be proven Trump is a racist, it's logically irrelevant to policy.
Examples: Gen. William T. Sherman was an admitted racist who gave freed slaves 40 acres and a mule, before it was countermanded by the gov't and long before anyone talked seriously of reparations. Southern Progressives like Woodrow Wilson and Lyndon Johnson were racists.
And what should I label those who believe Israelis are specially talented?
Neil, David Brooks, the New York columnist is a Protestant besides being a Republican . He certainly made it plain that he thought President Trump was a racist. You can look at the PBS transcript for Shields and Brooks of August 2nd, https://tinyurl.com/y2mvhy97 just look up "tropes"â
I would have gone for a more lengthy quote, but I think I've used it in another thread and some users get very upset when I do it more than once.
So David Brooks thinks he's a racist, but Trump is an actuator, even if one couldn't find a racial bone in his body â https://tinyurl.com/y3e87jrb ("'No Blame?' ABC News finds 36 cases invoking 'Trump' in connection with violence, threats, alleged assaults.")
Those who trust in the NY Times should know that Carlos Slim is a Mexican billionaire who is its largest single shareholder. Note well: He is a major backer of the Catholic Legion of Christ. Those who pay the piper call the tune. Last I heard, Trump hasn't been sufficiently respectful of the pope.
Why do Zionists get a pass when making broad claims about the superiority of Jews or Israelis, who are usually White Men?
Here we go again! Iâve asked this question before. What concrete evidence is there that proves the President Trump of Racism? Beware of slander Exo. 20:16. Usually those who cry racism are racists and race pimps.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- excerpt from, "Just say it: Trump is a racist". --- I assume that New York Times writers read other articles from other sources such as, the first White president in Atlantic Monthly? I think it should been rather obvious through the years, the New York Times was no fan of Donald Trumpâđ
We know that. Neither are you. NYTimes writers read? Do they read anything other than supportive drivel? Trump has also been called a Nazi, even though he has Jews in his immediate family. What does the looney left do, when all their personal and stupid attacks do not work? Attack some more, naturally. I hope they do continue with the blabbing, Jim. It reveals more about them, than it does about Trump. That will get him reelected. Media and political bottom feeders have nothing to offer but negativity.
The New American has written a rather poorly done work of fiction. They don't give any accurate references to back up their story.
By the way opinion writers in the New York Times have call Trump racist more than onceâ for example:
David Leonhardt wrote: .... No one except Trump can know what Trumpâs private thoughts or motivations are. But the public record and his behavior are now abundantly clear. Donald Trump treats black people and Latinos differently than he treats white people.
And that makes him a racist....
excerpt from, "Just say it: Trump is a racist".
Now this article is written at the beginning of 2018, there was probably an earlier one I think 2016 for instance. I assume that New York Times writers read other articles from other sources such as, the first White president in Atlantic Monthly?
I think it should been rather obvious through the years, the New York Times was no fan of Donald Trumpâđ