Sunday, November 20, 2016

All the news that's fit to print

I unsubscribed from the New York Times on November 13, 2016 after reading this editorial:

"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."

Most of readers' comments were expressions of disappointment and anger at the Times. My comment was this:

"Without fear or favor"? There was nothing but favor for Hillary Clinton and against Bernie Sanders in your reporting and your opinion pieces. Bernie Sanders was a progressive, honest and charismatic candidate who would have beaten Hillary hands down - had it not been for the efforts of the New York Times, the Washington Post, the DNC and NPR to undermine his campaign and dismiss his message.