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Monday, November 14, 2016

The New York Times Vows to Start Reporting Honestly

To most of America, it looked like Hillary as a shoo-in to become the 45th President. The publisher of the New York Times was shocked when Hillary Clinton lost the election, despite his paper's demonetization of Donald Trump. Humbled, he promised his paper will report on the Trump administration without bias. He stated that his paper would "reflect on its coverage of this year’s election while rededicating itself to reporting on America and the world honestly".

Republicans and Independents have long been saying that the media have been skewing the news in favor of Democratic candidates. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but "news" is not an "opinion". Distorting or hiding facts to advance your own agenda is unethical. You can print your opinion all day long, just as long as it's presented as an opinion and not fact. Most media organizations have been passing off opinion as fact, and it's refreshing that one of the biggest abusers humbled themselves and admitted to doing this ... and promised to no longer allow this type of reporting to continue.

It took a lot of guts for the New York Times to admit what they had done, and to pledge it will not happen any longer. I tip my hat to them for publicly acknowledging their favoritism and vowing that from here on out, they will report the news without bias. I hope they are true to their word.

You can read the full story here.

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