Pence is “f*cking horrible” because he’s “extremely religious.”
James O’Keefe and Project Veritas have dropped another undercover video with an employee from The New York Times admitting a left-leaning bias at the historic publication.
NYT Senior Homepage Editor Desiree Shoe told the undercover reporter that the paper tried to influence the 2016 presidential election with its reporting and called Vice President Mike Pence “f*cking horrible” due to his religious beliefs.
Shoe explains that she monitors breaking news and writes the alerts for the NYT. Her “job right now is to curate the front pages.”
Shoe explains that the journalists thought if the paper wrote “about how insanely crazy he [Trump] is and how ludicrous his policies are” it would influence people not to vote for him.
Shoe admits that the “main stories” at the NYT “are supposed to be objective,” but that is “very difficult in this day and age to do that.” Her excuse? Well, she brought up the Charlottesville riots and complained that they couldn’t portray Trump “in an unbiased light when the words that are coming out os his mouth are apologetic toward white supremacists, which is what they were.”
She calls President Donald Trump horrible and a bumbling idiot, but thinks Pence is worse because “[H]e’s extremely, extremely religious.”
However, instead of tackling the bias, the NYT has seen a rise in subscriptions. Shoe said that the paper calls it the “Trump bump.” O’Keefe shows that Shoe is not lying, noting a 63.4% increase in digital subscriptions alone.
Due to the paywalls that many big time papers have, like The Washington Post, these publications have to do what they can “to grab subscribers.” Shoe told the reporters that the publications “do that any way that you can.”
Shoe said the NYT doesn’t want to be known for its click bait, but when the undercover journalist told her that he thinks of the paper as a click-paper and Shoe reluctantly agrees.
Shoe also admitted that American newspapers should be objective and that the world assumes the NYT has a liberal-leaning bias. The undercover journalist flat out asks if the paper has a bias and she said, “I’m not saying that they’re not. I’m saying it’s widely, widely understood to be left-leaning.”
But do the readers want the bias? Shoe calls this a conundrum and that the modern business model “is built on what the readers want.”
Shoe explained that the process does not necessarily mean that “you’re tailing your content towards them, but one of the things that we’re doing at the Times now is making sure that we’re aware of our audience.” This doesn’t mean that the NYT will “condescend to them, but it also doesn’t mean that we’re going to be holier than thou” by trying to tell the consumers “what they should or should not be consuming.”
This is the process: You give the consumers the news and “see where the pieces fall.”
The undercover report found this wrong, saying the NYT is really only “feeding the monster” instead of just doing what they should do: report the news. Shoe asked him what else should the paper do, basically admitting that the only way to stay in business is to keep up the bias.DONATE
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