Noise in the New York Times: the opinion makers in a polarized country

In the "New York Times" beat the surges high, after the opinion editor James Bennet has resigned after a guest post of Republican Senator Tom Cotton. The arti

Noise in the New York Times: the opinion makers in a polarized country

In the "New York Times" beat the surges high, after the opinion editor James Bennet has resigned after a guest post of Republican Senator Tom Cotton. The article under the Headline "Send in the troops," argued that the military had to be called in to help, if the rioters pay to the local security forces outnumbered, or local politicians not taken the necessary steps to restore order. The piece is in the meantime, made a statement in the editor-in-chief Dean Baquet, himself African-American, error gives. The contribution had not been carefully edited, it contains unverified claims and Exaggerations.

Cotton had noticed, President Bush had sent in 1992, troops to Los Angeles to bring the Rodney King riots under control. He mentioned that the California Governor had asked for. Cotton argued for the use of the troops over the heads of governors to ignore.

to listen In a deeply polarized country, in the public debate to the tomb has become a struggle, it is urgently necessary, the arguments of the other side. And the requirement to respond to the unrest in American cities with the military, is not an outsider position among Republicans. Respectable opinion journalism must be based on facts, not on misrepresentations, give by contrast, the critics of the concerns.

was The publication of the article, two days after the threat of President Trump, the use of the military against marauders, for many, dangerous. To post "this all African-Americans at risk, an employee of the New York Times' included," wrote staff of the journal on Twitter.

In Bennet's resignation, a long-simmering culmination of the dispute over the role of the "Times": To occur of the newspaper in the Era of Trump with a moral Mission or chronicler to be? Editor-in-chief Baquet promoted by the Latter, others argue, Trumps style of government will lead the reporting to the point of absurdity.

the situation is Complicated by the fact that Twitter is for journalists, has become the second medium. In the past year, the African-American Journalist Wesley Lowery took of the "Washington Post" on his hat, after he had moved in with Tweets about racism and social inequality to the displeasure of the Executive editor Marty Baron added. And in the "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette," ignited a storm over the disciplining of a black journalist who dropped an ironic photo-Tweet about the "appalling devastation" of what a visitor to a Country-had to leave the concert.

Updated Date: 12 June 2020, 10:20

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