The "Unbiased" NYT

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Has anyone been aware that the NYT asked 5 fiction writers to come up with a short story called "Trump's next chapter".

 

It is based on what happens to the Trump presidency after the Mueller investigation completes.

 

How unbiased is it?  How violent is Trump's rhetoric comparatively?

 

Let's take a brief look.

 

- The NYT couldn't find a single author who didn't come away from the Mueller investigation with no charges filed.  In fact, all 5 determined he will come away guilty.

 

- One author  has him signing the resignation from office per the 25th amendment.

 

- One author has him being ASSASSINATED - by the secret service no less!  Of course with the assistance of a Russian agent!

 

They couldn't come up with enough stories by their normal hacks, they brought in fiction authors to jazz it up even more.

 

But they aren't calling for violence, the president is, right?  The paper has been the flagship about how Trump is calling for violence, and they print a story about assassinating him?

 

200 Journalists signed an article berating Trumps comments about the press - of course they never once complained when Obama actually TRIED TO LOCK SOME UP!

 

Freedom of the press?  The press are abusing that freedom to push an agenda  No rational person can possibly deny the bias of virtually every major news outlet.  It shows what a great job he is doing when he is up to a 47% approval rating and 90% of ALL coverage is negative.

 

Of course there are a certain few who will deny the overwhelming bias of the press.

 

But you wonder why so many are calling it FAKE NEWS?  Where is the line between fiction and journalism?  apparently the NYT no longer even tries to distinguish it.

Comments

Bill H. Added Oct 29, 2018 - 3:34pm
 
I for one hope Trump resigns. On the present course, any other outcome will just divide our nation even more. This includes re-election, impeachment, or assassination.
Why would a Russian agent assist in an assassination attempt, as Trump is a puppet of Russia and is so far complying with Putin's wishes and plans? 
Ken Added Oct 29, 2018 - 3:40pm
Bill off to his usual TDS rant with no proof.
 
How is Trump Putin's puppet?  What wishes and plans is he complying with?
 
Already Forget "Tell Vladimir I can be more flexible after the election it is my last one"
 
Trump has sanctioned Russia far more than Obama ever did
Trump has threatened the oil pipeline that would crush Russia if the Germans said "no more"
Trump actually gave Ukraine weapons to defend itself, unlike Obama who just gave them MRE and looked the other way when the Russians shot down a domestic airline.
 
You love to hate, but you never give any facts.  Dispute mine - or submit your fiction to the NYT - I am sure they will be happy to print it since it is anti-Trump - even if it isn't true!
TreeParty Added Oct 29, 2018 - 4:25pm
https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/new-york-times/
"Overall, we rate the New York Times Left-Center biased based on word and story selection that favors the left, but highly factual and considered one of the most reliable sources for information due to proper sourcing and well respected journalists/editors."
 
Oh, and 
"Donald Trump has frequently criticized The New York Times on his Twitter account. Trump labels the NYT as ... “the failing New York Times.” However, CNBC reports the company has shown strong growth by adding 157,000 new digital subscriptions in the last quarter of 2017. "
Now; who is telling the truth, and who is spreading "fake news"? 
NYT, and Trump, in that order...
Susitna Added Oct 29, 2018 - 4:28pm
To Ken: Great article! Too bad that the first comment was from an angry Trump hater. I always say that the problem is that Obamacare doesn't cover TDS. So we will have to fix that.
Regarding Mueller, I believe that he is also writing several versions of his final report: a) if the GOP keeps the house and the Senate (in this case Mueller will jump into the Potomac), b) if the GOP keeps either the house or the Senate and c) if the GOP loses both (which is less probable. Mueller needs to know first the outcome of the midterms to release his report and this is the reason why this is taking so long. With either a majority in the House or the Senate he will help the communists to start the impeachment process and fabricate a collusion with Russia.
I cannot even read the word assassination and some should start getting a visit from the Secret Service and do some jail time. 
 
Ken Added Oct 29, 2018 - 4:34pm
Sisitna - he shouldn't be releasing a report at all.  He should be investigating a crime (for which he hasn't even found one yet), then prosecuting said crime.  His job is not to write an impeachment report for congress - he doesn't even report to congress.  This entire process is sick
Susitna Added Oct 29, 2018 - 4:39pm
To Ken: Exactly! Collusion is not a crime. Mueller doesn't have anything! He is just cleaning the road that leads to his own criminal past, his own collusion with Russia via Uranium One and to the Clintonians. 
Ken Added Oct 29, 2018 - 4:46pm
Not to mention, the only ones proven to have colluded were the Clinton campaign - which Mueller has fastidiously refused to investigate at all
TreeParty Added Oct 29, 2018 - 5:21pm
Mueller has now indicted or secured guilty pleas from 32 people and three Russian companies. 
To wit:  4 former Trump advisers, 26 Russian nationals, three Russian companies, one California man, and one London-based lawyer. Five of these people (including three former Trump aides) have already pleaded guilty.
To crimes...
Ken Added Oct 29, 2018 - 5:25pm
None of which were crimes based on any kind of collusion.  Another disingenuous leftist.  The only convictions he has secured are based on process crimes or crimes that were committed a decade before the campaign begin - and had NOTHING to do with Russia at all.
Ken Added Oct 29, 2018 - 5:40pm
“the failing New York Times.” However, CNBC reports the company has shown strong growth by adding 157,000 new digital subscriptions in the last quarter of 2017. "
 
Many anti-Trump are getting upticks in subscriptions and ratings - they can thank Trump for keeping them from declaring bankruptcy.  the anti-Trump all the time folks such as yourself eat up.
 
https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/new-york-times/
"Overall, we rate the New York Times Left-Center biased based on word and story selection that favors the left, but highly factual and considered one of the most reliable sources for information due to proper sourcing and well respected journalists/editors."
 
From a website that links Google "The company that had a 3 hour cry session after Trump was elected" as the most right of center?
 
Yea, honesty in action there, just like all of the rest of your posts
 
Here is the UCLA 2006 study I often cite that shows even the news leans left - they don't even have a single writer for the editorial page today
 
Another fact check that shows they lean left
 
How about all the partisan lies they fabricate?
 
Another example of NYT leftist lies
 
Do we even need to go on about the Racist they just hired as a new columnist (left wing of course - like almost all racists).
 
You really need to get your head out of bias confirming publications and look for actual facts.
 
When your main link shows google as most right of center, you should be very skeptical of that link.
Susitna Added Oct 29, 2018 - 5:49pm
You can plead guilty to one or several accusations but it doesn't mean that those are crimes. This is done all the time to shorten the process of a case for financial reasons or to negotiate a better outcome. Furthermore, I don't like when someone tries to declare President Trump as being guilty by association. Mueller can indict all night long 100 Russians and 200 Chinese because an indictment doesn't prove anything. Everybody knows that. 
Ken Added Oct 29, 2018 - 6:02pm
Susitna - to your point - 2 of the "crimes" Cohen plead to weren't actually even crimes.  to get his ,minimum sentence plea deal, Mueller required him to please to 2 "non-crimes" (this is not uncommon".  They are clearly there to help build the narrative against Trump.  What were those supposed "crimes"?  hush money to keep women quiet - not a campaign expense by any stretch of the imagination, but there you have it - and that is all Mueller has to build his case on for the impeachment report.
Susitna Added Oct 29, 2018 - 8:00pm
As they don't have anything against Trump, this makes them even more dangerous. They will "construct" or plan something crazy. They are desperate rats and the ship is sinking. 
The hush money can be seen as something he paid to protect his privacy and this is not a crime according to the campaign rules/laws.  
Jeffry Gilbert Added Oct 29, 2018 - 8:49pm
Why would a Russian agent assist in an assassination attempt, as Trump is a puppet of Russia and is so far complying with Putin's wishes and plans? 
 
Bwahaaaaw  
 
TreeParty Added Oct 29, 2018 - 8:57pm
Ken - " He should be investigating a crime (for which he hasn't even found one yet)"
Either a big error, or a lie. Let us know, which is it?
"The only convictions he has secured are based on process crimes or crimes that were committed a decade before the campaign begin"..
So crimes, right? That you appear to have claimed that he "hasn't even found yet"..
Either a big error, or a lie. Let us know, which is it? 
Stay tuned - more crimes to be revealed, is my guess...
Ken Added Oct 29, 2018 - 9:14pm
Sorry Tree, I forgot you were a leftist and unused to critical thinking.  I should have clarified for you.  He hasn't found a crime related to the collusion he is supposed to be investigating.  The only crimes that even come close to Trump were "fake crimes" that he forced Cohen to plead to for his deal.
 
It was neither an error nor a lie, it simply wrong assumed you could follow a rational train of thought in the thread
TreeParty Added Oct 29, 2018 - 10:30pm
Ken:
"Another disingenuous leftist."
"Sorry Tree, I forgot you were a leftist."
What a spit for brains, Ken. Good luck with that. Crimes have been uncovered by the Mueller investigation. Quite a few crimes, as it turns out. Despite your lies and/or ignorance. 
How about trying facts and honesty for a change?!
Ken Added Oct 29, 2018 - 10:40pm
I have spit for brains?  You are ideological "Useful idiot" who apparently cannot hold a coherent thought and clearly can't think critically. 
 
Only 2 crimes related to Trump have been asserted - neither of which is actually a "crime"  But hey, now that Cohen has plead to them to reduce his sentence, they can be used right?  The crimes against Manafort happened a decade before the election ever occurred or he even knew Trump.
 
The crimes against the russians - um....who was in power when they tried to manipulate the elections?  One guess?
 
Just one?  You know the guy who told the DOJ to stand down in 2016?
 
 
You understand Trump wasn't president in 2016, right?  RIGHT?
 
The other crimes are simply process crimes - traps to try and get them to talk.  Maybe you know nothing about Mueller's less than stellar reputation or his relationship with Comey who is his best friend and frequently did BBQ together on weekends.  No conflict of interest there, right?
 
How about trying facts and honesty for a change TreeHugger?
 
How about learning facts and honesty for a change?
 
How about stop quoting extreme radical leftist websites and searching for truth?  Too much for you?  Could be why you haven't refuted the links I have posted that completely refute your leftist gobbledygook.
Sunshine Kid Added Oct 30, 2018 - 1:05am
Ken, you have a good beginning for a book.  Perhaps you should entitle it "The News Media Recent Hires".
 
I think you could go a long way in dismembering the liberal media, their attacks on the conservative base and leaders, their ignoring the actual news of the day, and posting pictures of "refugees and asylum seekers" that are actually pictures of the longest unemployment line in history.
opher goodwin Added Oct 30, 2018 - 5:02am
Ha Ha - what a great idea! The NYT excelled itself.
Steel Breeze Added Oct 30, 2018 - 8:09am
the largest divide in America today is between the media and honest reporting....
Sunshine Kid Added Oct 30, 2018 - 8:27am
Steel Breeze, you said it.  They claim the right to publication, but disclaim your right to counter.  In fact, they are hard at work molding the public's view of words they want to control.  If more journalists faced charges of libel and censorship, there might be a change in reporting, but politicians don't like to charge libel - it damages their chances to getting re-elected.
Dino Manalis Added Oct 30, 2018 - 8:36am
 There's too much political bias with a lack of credibility or professionalism.  We can all do better!
Ken Added Oct 30, 2018 - 11:24am
you have a good beginning for a book.  Perhaps you should entitle it "The News Media Recent Hires".
 
Far from comprehensive, but I posted a topic about it here
 
 
Ken Added Oct 30, 2018 - 11:27am
the largest divide in America today is between the media and honest reporting....
 
Media in America today is dead.  It is nothing more than left wing propaganda masquerading as "freedom of the press" and yes - much of it is the enemy of the people as it is just another weapon in the indoctrination machine and isn't actually informing anyone of anything.
Sunshine Kid Added Oct 30, 2018 - 11:46am
Dino Manalis, I wish more people would try to do better.
 
Ken, I do believe that you have put your finger directly on why the media is called "fake news" by President Trump.
Ken Added Oct 30, 2018 - 12:20pm
All you have to do is watch Trump's press conference after the Pittsburgh shooting to see it.  The press (Especially disgraceful Jim Acosta) where more concerned with Trumps comments about the press and defending themselves than they were asking questions about the hateful murder of 11 people.
opher goodwin Added Oct 30, 2018 - 2:35pm
Ken - that's because Trump excelled himself in trying to apportion the blame on the media and deflect it from his campaign of hate.
Ken Added Oct 30, 2018 - 3:19pm
Let me guess Opher - you are spouting off and didn't even watch the press conference?  He never once blamed anyone but the shooter himself.
rycK the JFK Democrat Added Oct 30, 2018 - 6:22pm
"Has anyone been aware that the NYT asked 5 fiction writers to come up with a short story called "Trump's next chapter"."
 
The NYT has never been about 'truth'--it deals in ideology. In the 19th century sense it attempts to influence public opinion. 
 
Read the NYT only for amusement. 
Ken Added Oct 30, 2018 - 7:15pm
Ryck - IT is well known for the pulitzer it won't give back for lying about the famine's of Stalin and the genocide as well as denying the holocaust and print 5 total stories about the back pages on it instead of telling people what was going on
Johnny Fever Added Oct 31, 2018 - 1:34pm
I’ll be happy to answer your questions:
 
How unbiased is it? 
 
Like all newspapers, television stations, radio stations and internet sites, the NYT is biased.
 
How violent is Trump's rhetoric comparatively?
 
I don’t think rhetoric can be violent.  If not for a least a little violence, a fictional story would be pretty boring.
 
But they aren't calling for violence, the president is, right? 
 
A fictional story is meant to entertain.  A president calling for violence is far more concerning.  The president is calling for violence?
 
The paper has been the flagship about how Trump is calling for violence, and they print a story about assassinating him?
 
Talking heads at the New York Times are free to express any opinion they like. 
 
Freedom of the press?
 
Freedom of the press what?
 
But you wonder why so many are calling it FAKE NEWS? 
 
A fictional story is made-up.  It’s not news or fake news. 
Sunshine Kid Added Oct 31, 2018 - 1:49pm
Johnny Fever, noting that the President is calling for violence overlooks the Democrat leaders calling for violence.  If you must condemn one, condemn them all.  Besides, what is it exactly that the President says?  Is it not usually something along the lines of "If you are attacked, retaliate"?  That's not calling for violence, that is accepting and retaliating against violence called for by those like Maxine Waters, Eric Holder and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
 
Biased is when only one side is presented and the other side is ignored.  And liberals seem to ignore facts they do not like, such as their own violence.
rycK the JFK Democrat Added Oct 31, 2018 - 2:41pm
Sunshine Kid
 
It is the far left that promotes violence as in Antifa. What Dem denounces the violence of this group??
 
Nobody.