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The Times seems to be worse than the Washington Post. The Post was bad in 2016, letting Chris Cillizza wildly exaggerate Hillary’s email “scandal” but since Trump has gotten elected the Post seems to have grown a spine for the most part. Margaret Sullivan has an article in today’s post about the media allowing Trump to control them.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/trump-has-played-the-media-like-a-puppet-were-getting-better--but-history-will-not-judge-us-kindly/2020/04/28/e709b1cc-88c6-11ea-ac8a-fe9b8088e101_story.html#comments-wrapper

This article shows the problem with the insider chumminess. I suspect that is behind much of the timid media coverage. I had hoped that was a thing of the past but the fawning quotes from Van Jones and Donna Brazile show that is still a factor. If you are a member of the club you get the kid glove treatment. If you aren’t, then you are likely to get judged harshly No matter what you do. Just ask the Clintons how getting on Sally Quinn’s bad side resulted in disdainful and destructive media coverage.

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Don't forget Howell Raines and his pathological hatred of the Clintons and Al Gore!

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yes, sadly this traditional of bashing Dems and covering for GOP goes back many years at NYT

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Kellyanne Conway should have been permanently laughed off the public stage when she tried to justify Sean Spicer's astounding lies as perfectly normal "alternative facts." Instead she became a fixture on CNN, where her own lies in service to Trump grew increasingly outrageous. Finally CNN decreased her appearances, but should have banned her altogether. Spokespeople who do nothing but lie should not be given a platform. McEnany is just a younger, dumber version of Conway.

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Yep. The NYT cannot seem to get it through their heads that Trump & his band of idiots desperately need the NYT more than the NYT needs Trump & his band of idiots. How is it that after GW Bush, the NYT still doesn’t know their own power? It’s crazy.

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Fifth paragraph: "manage to land a plumb, lucrative role" should be "manage to land a *plum*, lucrative role".

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thanks—will fix on website

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The Times is hell bent on keeping Trump in the White House.

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some days it sure seems that way

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