How do we respond to tragedy? That question is never far from the work of journalists, and Friday’s Annapolis Capital Gazette assault only made it more intimate, with journalists becoming one with the story they’ve covered time and again.
Numerous journalists responded to the murder of five of their own by restating the truths of local journalism. The humorist Dave Barry (“Sorry, I’m not feeling funny today — my heart aches for slain journalists“) captured it as well as anyone:
Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson says the Gray Lady needs to make some modifications and shape up in light of the “horrible mistakes” they’ve made recently.
Earlier this week, Abramson expressed dissatisfaction with the Times in a tweet about their coverage on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s surprise victory over Congressman Joe Crowley (D-NY). She said it was the same kind of mistake that caused people to underestimate Donald Trump before he won the 2016 election.
https://t.co/9EjYhKDYs5 Kind of pisses me off that @nytimes is still asking Who Is Ocasio-Cortez? when it should have covered her campaign. Missing her rise akin to not seeing Trump's win coming in 2016.
During his Oval Office meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Donald Trump managed to squeeze in a shot at the New York Times today.
The paper has a new report saying Trump regrets signing the executive order that ended his administration’s policy of separating immigrant children form their families at the border. This comes after several days in which Trump slammed Democrats on this issue, accused the media of ignoring criminal aliens, and also said migrants are invading the country.
When Trump was asked about all of this, he touted his “great” executive order before moving on to call “fake news” on the Times. He continued by slamming his presidential predecessors again while saying that he’s taking action to fix America’s “horrible” immigration laws.