NYT’s Baquet on Skipping Trump Meeting: Officials Shouldn’t Get to Tell Me What I Can’t Publish

New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet says he made a decision out of journalistic principle when he skipped the meeting Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger had with President Trump. Sulzberger confirmed over the weekend that he recently met with Trump and tried to ask the president to tone done his “increasingly dangerous” rhetoric against the media. This apparently didn’t work since Trump went on a renewed tweetstorm against the media over the last few days, wherein he broke the off-the-record agreement for the Sulzberger meeting. Buzzfeed reached out to Baquet and asked why he didn’t join Sulzberger or editorial page editor James Bennet during their meeting. Baquet’s answer:
“As a rule I don’t go off the record with high-ranking officials, particularly the president. As the person overseeing coverage, I don’t think officials should be able to tell me things that I can’t publish. And I don’t want to be Continue reading "NYT’s Baquet on Skipping Trump Meeting: Officials Shouldn’t Get to Tell Me What I Can’t Publish"

NY Times Denies Reporter Broke Into Corey Stewart Staffer’s Home: His Claim ‘Is Entirely False’

GOP Senate nominee Corey Stewart claimed New York Times reporter Stephanie Saul broke into one of his staffer’s homes for a story; the newspaper of record responded by calling the allegation “entirely false.” “Mr. Stewart’s claim about our reporter is entirely false,” said New York Times spokesperson Ari Bevacqua in a statement to Mediaite. She continued: “Ms. Saul went to an address for Landrum Associates in Woodbridge looking for Mr. Landrum. She was told by a woman who opened the door that he was not present. She left a note with the woman for Mr. Landrum asking him to call. At no time did she enter the premises.” On Wednesday, Stewart accused Saul of breaking into the Woodbridge, Virginia home of campaign aide Brian Landrum, who was recently revealed to have been part of a group chat created to plan a white supremacist rally for the anniversary of
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NYT’s Maggie Haberman on Scaling Back Twitter Use: It’s Become an ‘Anger Video Game’ in the Trump Era

In an article today at the New York Times, correspondent Maggie Haberman explains her recent public departure from Twitter (above), and it is a scathing rebuke of that it has become. Haberman does not at any point in this insightful article lay blame on President Donald Trump, or anyone else, as the sole cause of the decline in the quality of discourse or the product that is Twitter. It’s important to note that right from the start, before it gets distorted on Twitter. The article is not about about blame. But Haberman does note, correctly, that the change happened during the Trump era. Everyone, including President Trump and including the media, are necessarily Continue reading "NYT’s Maggie Haberman on Scaling Back Twitter Use: It’s Become an ‘Anger Video Game’ in the Trump Era"