The New York Times has fallen far from its place as a great news publication, opting to forego journalistic integrity for the sake of pushing the progressive agenda down on American citizens.
This strategy, however, does not seem to be working out for the best for the paper, as is evidenced by the embarrassing snafu that recently unfolded involving a piece published about right-wing conspiracies.
TheBlaze has the latest:
In article detailing the role of Campbell Brown as the head of news partnerships for Facebook, technology reporter Nellie Bowles inserted an example of the “far-right conspiracy programming” that is still found on the social media behemoth.
“…Ms. Brown wants to use Facebook’s existing Watch product — a service introduced in 2017 as a premium product with more curation that has nonetheless been flooded with far-right conspiracy programming like ‘Palestinians Pay $400 million Pensions For Terrorist Families’ – to be a breaking news destination,” the paragraph read.
But after much ridicule online, the article was edited to excise the claim, and a correction was added.
“An earlier version of this article erroneously included a reference to Palestinian actions as an example of the sort of far-right conspiracy stories that have plagued Facebook.” the correction explained.
“In fact, Palestinian officials have acknowledged providing payments to the families of Palestinians killed while carrying out attacks on Israelis or convicted of terrorist acts and imprisoned in Israel,” they concluded, “that is not a conspiracy theory.”
Erielle Davidson of The Federalist remarked, “despite the constant moralizing, folks at [the New York Times] actually lack a fundamental understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict–namely, the Palestinian government’s funding of terror.”
Dani Dayan, the Consul General of Israel, called it the “correction of the year.”
If news media in the 21st century did their actual jobs, a lot of the corruption that’s taking place in Washington would be weeded out, as the whole point of a free press is to objectively present citizens with the facts so they can make up their own minds on an issue.
It’s not to do the thinking for them, which is precisely what the vast majority of outlets are doing these days, a factor that directly led to the election of President Donald Trump.
With all the backlash media has taken over the last several years, you’d think they would get the point by now, yet somehow they don’t.