New York Times Flooded With Complaints About Election Coverag

By Theodore Bunker   |   Monday, 21 Nov 2016 12:16 PM

The readers of The New York Times are speaking out against the newspaper's election coverage and complaining to their offices at "five times the normal level."

"The number of complaints coming into the public editor's office is five times the normal level, and the pace has only just recently tapered off," public editor Liz Spayd wrote. "My colleague Thomas Feyer, who oversees the letters to the editor, says the influx from readers is one of the largest since Sept. 11."

"From my conversations with readers, and from the emails that have come into my office," she added, "I can tell you there is a searing level of dissatisfaction out there with many aspects of the coverage."

On Nov. 13, two of the paper's leaders addressed their election coverage in a message to their subscribers:

"We aim to rededicate ourselves to the fundamental mission of Times journalism," wrote the Times' executive editor Dean Paquet and publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. "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."

"What struck me most as I spoke with readers is how much, to a person, they had something to say that was smart and reasonable," Spayd concluded. "They weren't randomly selected — I chose them from an inbox of complaints — but they had reactions that were well worth hearing.

"I found myself wishing someone from the newsroom was on the line with me, especially to hear how many of the more liberal voters wanted more balanced coverage. Not an echo chamber of liberal intellectualism, but an honest reflection of reality."


Well, as indicated in the last paragraph, it seems that not all liberals are hypocrites.  Most of the liberals who are whining about Clinton's defeat and protesting and saying their respective states should secede from the union don't have a problem with the Time's biased election coverage.  Evidently not all of them agree with each other.

BTW, eight years ago when Obama was first elected, many right wingers, nationalists and National Socialists whined, moaned, cried foul, and also talked about seccession.  The liberals called us snivelers, poor sports, and kooks.  Evidently they have short memories.

I also recently saw an article where some "experts" are claiming there is evidence of election tampering in three of the key swing states, and that Clinton should challenge the results and demand an investigation.  Not gonna happen.  Even if such an investigation were to begin, I doubt that it could resolve anything before Inauguration Day which is less than two months away.  Add to that it's also holiday season and most people have greater priorities at this time of year.  It's only the left wing extremists who are refusing to accept the election results.  They're beating against thin air.  They haven't a prayer.

Also eight years ago, there were those (birthers) who were demanding an investigation into Obama's eligibility based on the accusation that he was not a natural born American citizen.  Not only was nothing proven, but those who had the power to investigate refused.  This won't be any different.  Trump is the next president, it's a done deal.

BTW, when the Birthers began making their accusations, the liberals immediately called them racists.  Since many of Trump's detractors are non-White (including Black Lives Matter), I have something to say to them:  YOU'RE ALL A BUNCH OF RACISTS!  Quit your sniveling and accept the fact that Trump is president.  No one will be seceding from the union, and there will be no invesitigation - and even if there is, nothing will come of it.  You've lost.  Accept it and move on.  Believe me, you'll feel better about things if you just let it go.  I know from experience.  I was a birther for four years.  As soon as I let it go and accepted Obama as president I felt better and so will you.

Dan 88!                 


  1. So are the babies over on FOX still ... whining about Trump avoiding the press. Who can blame him?

    In all fairness to the goofy liberals for calling Trump a "Nazi" just because Trump stated that he wanted to deport murderers, rapists, drug dealers and gang bangers. I never once thought Trump or anyone, should be called a Nazi just because they want to get rid of scum. I do think that Trump ... might have a "little bit" of Nazi in him for taxing businesses/ American JOBS that sell-out overseas.

    I'm not going to trash mouth Hillary. I think she had a good plan for college students and a few, not many good things she could have done for the country. She couldn't be no worse than Donald Trump sitting up there, with his crony cabinet. The same pigs that profited off hard working, white-working-class people that lost their homes during a recession.


    1. You're right about Hillary. I did like her plan to help college students out of debt. But I didn't like her open borders policy.

      Fortunately we won't have to find out what kind of a president she would have made - yet. There's still the 2020 election. I'm sure we haven't seen the last of Shrillary Clinton.

      Dan 88!


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