Trump versus New York Times

@realDonaldTrump has started the new year on the offensive against the New York Times:

The Failing New York Times has a new publisher, A.G. Sulzberger. Congratulations! Here is a last chance for the Times to fulfill the vision of its Founder, Adolph Ochs, “to give the news impartially, without fear or FAVOR, regardless of party, sect, or interests involved.”

Get impartial journalists of a much higher standard, lose all of your phony and non-existent “sources,” and treat the President of the United States FAIRLY, so that the next time I (and the people) win, you won’t have to write an apology to your readers for a job poorly done! GL

This probably says more about Trump’s obsession with wanting to be praised than anything.

His ongoing barbs against media are likely to encourage them to be more accurate in their criticisms of him than lavish him with sycophantic praise.

As a result the New York Times could well improve their political coverage. That would be a good thing.

In their latest political news: The Trump Effect: Business, Anticipating Less Regulation, Loosens Purse Strings

The administration’s campaign to reduce regulation has improved the mood of business executives. They may be spending more money as a result.

There is no sign of Trump improving his social media ranting.

 

18 Comments

  1. sorethumb

     /  January 3, 2018

    Interesting that we have a political class who are part of a consensus with the media. The Donald is outside that so in effect the Trump victory was The Donald against the media.

  2. sorethumb

     /  January 3, 2018
    • Griff

       /  January 3, 2018

      Links to fox news………
      .” The median age of a primetime Fox News viewer is 68, according to Nielsen. That means half of the channel’s viewers are older than 68″
      What happens when the old white males die off?
      This point is getting closer.
      76.1 years. is the life expectancy of a male in the USA
      Half the audience of fox will die off in the next eight years.

    • “Trump media coverage three times more negative than for Obama”

      Perhaps that’s because about three times as much of what Trump has said and done was negative?

      He’s a fairly polarising and unpopular person.

      • sorethumb

         /  January 3, 2018

        He’s a fairly polarising and unpopular person.
        ……
        Doesn’t speak well for the opposition then does it?

  3. Trevors_Elbow

     /  January 3, 2018

    And as stated the other day…. just another chance to put the boot in to Trump.

    I hope he is reelected then we can really see “liberals” and their media stooges lose their heads…..

    This has been the most amusing year watching people flounder and wailwhile Trump just baits them relentlessly…

  4. David

     /  January 3, 2018

    If he didnt tweet then the numerous fake stories would be allowed to stand, if he carries on attacking the very dishonest MSM their ratings go up and Trump solidifies his base so they both need to carry on.
    People on the sideline clutching their skirts need to stop worrying quite so much at words and look at results…unemployment down, tax reform done, regulations slashed, factories re opening etc. and FYI the stock market flying is hugely important for the working class because there isnt much of state assistance in retirement like here so peoples 401ks rising is watched much more closely than say kiwisaver here.
    Of all the doom mongering the world keeps getting just a little bit better, even gun deaths are down 10% in the major cities since Trump won.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  January 3, 2018

      I doubt if the lower number of gun deaths have anything to do with Trump. It’s been going down for some time.

    • Joe Bloggs

       /  January 3, 2018

      and not forgetting that every day since trump was elected the sun has risen in the morning and has gone down in the evening. Such a man.

  5. sorethumb

     /  January 3, 2018

    Progressive commentators routinely claim that there’s a near-consensus among economists on immigration’s benefits. There isn’t.
    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/07/the-democrats-immigration-mistake/528678/
    Johnathon Haidt says religious thinking is stronger than scientific thinking. Referring to the above article he says tthat they see people who are anti immigration as racist and that fires them up to the point that they won’t concede any points. The result is a white washed reality.

    • Joe Bloggs

       /  January 3, 2018

      Haidt is a conservative crackpot, and you can’t be taken seriously if you try to argue that trump is coming from a place of deep moral impulse.

      The unfairness in the world isn’t driven by Haidt’s ‘evolved moral values’ but by greed, narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. Now THAT’s trump’s home turf.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  January 3, 2018

        Most of the unfairness in the world is driven by abuse of power, by idleness vs industry, by survival of the fittest or by sheer luck – good or bad. Arguably some of that is not unfair.

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