In this clip, Public Editor Liz Spayd of The New York Times looks and sounds like a half-witted nutcase whose hand has been caught in the cookie jar too many times. Fox News host Tucker Carlson questions a defensive Spayd over clear cases of bias that have appeared in the Times’ coverage of the presidential election over the past year.
As Carlson points out, these cases have not stopped, despite public mea culpas from the Times’ publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. and its Executive Editor Dean Baquet. Even Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg called the paper’s management out on this bias in the wake of the election, and it’s extremely evident from even a cursory glance at any of the paper’s recent front pages that the Times appears to have no intention of changing course.
Spayd tries to get creative with attempts to claim that the paper is serving its loyal readership via anti-Trump stories but admits the Times has received five times its normal amount of complaints as regards to the coverage.
Carlson and others are absolutely correct in saying that the paper has destroyed its reputation for fair and objective journalism and abandoned that pretense in favor of clear advocacy for progressive and Democratic positions.
In this clip, Spayd’s clenched teeth and weak excuses remind one of Helena Bonham-Carter’s fruit loop outcast character in the cult movie The Fight Club; if you watch this clip, you can see just how out of touch and self-ingratiating the staff at the Times is (and see what conservatives are up against when dealing with biased mainstream media).