New York Times lambasted for activism against journalism with new ‘right-wing media’ stance
New York Times
raises questions with the creation of a political reporter position specifically designed to cover “right-wing media” and “corners of the internet that popularize far-right and extremist ideas.”
Regarding the post, Fox News contributor Joe Concha accused the publication of abandoning journalism and engaging in left-wing activism, noting that the paper does not have “an offer of ‘job for the person who covers left-wing media’.
“That’s what journalism has become in 2022,” Concha said Tuesday. “It’s not about journalism anymore. -ism turns into activism, and you have a cabal of journalists and news organizations who believe they must suppress what they see as right-wing media to make the world a better place, to save democracy, all these things where , I do not know. I come from the school of thought that says, ‘Why not go after both sides?’ »
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Concha noted that a Fox News analysis found that out of 577 New York Times articles, the term “left-wing media” only appeared in 48 articles. He also pointed out that the newspaper had not endorsed a Republican candidate in over 60 years.
“You have to go back to the 1950s, 14 consecutive elections,” Concha said.
A New York Times The spokesperson told Fox News that he covers “many aspects of hyperpartisan media and misinformation,” arguing that the post was created because some people “rely solely on right-wing media for their information.”
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“We want our readers to know what drives the policy decisions of many Americans,” the spokesperson also said.