The NYT Changed the News to Favor Clinton

The story by journalistic super-hero Matt Taibbi is here or the response from an outstanding NYT public editor here.

It’s wrong, dead wrong, and there is no excuse just an explanation.  The explanation is even the media is political.  But… duh.

From Samuel Alito and Sonia Sotomayor (Supreme Court Justices) to the NYT (media) where we might hope for objectivity there is no escaping that we are subjective animals and in the end our institutions will be a reflection of this.

Again, not an excuse, it was wrong and the changes to a piece that told the story of how effective Senator Sanders has been was edited to tell the other side of the story.  You know the one, the story a Clinton staffer would have wanted to be written.  Here are two versions of the article from the NYT website.

Bernie Sanders Scored Victories for Years Via Legislative Side Doors

to

Via Legislative Side Doors, Bernie Sanders Won Modest Victories

But here is what we have to remember.  While the race for the Democratic nominee is not over, it’s mostly over.  If Bernie loses it won’t be because of clunky and partisan editor(s?) at the NYT changing a news story the day before the last set of primaries where Bernie seemed to have a very real chance of winning the nomination.

The reason Hillary will will is she has around 50% of the votes from most of the United States so far with a huge advantage in the South.  Here is the map from, of course, the NYT.

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From the NYT. Democratic primaries margin of victory as of March 16th, 2016

The stealth editing of the NYT story during what may have been one of the most critical moments in the 2016 Democratic primary will not have changed the election results.  What Sanders supporters such as myself need to understand is one unfair editing aside, we will have a long hard slog ahead to return this country to economic sanity for the middle class.

It’s a bigger story than the one the NYT edited this week, it’s one I don’t think the editorial staff at the NYT will write.  It is one that time to time their reporters do and will.  The reason is that as always reality has a liberal (and in this case – democratic socialist) bias.

You can do better NYT, it’s why I will continue to subscribe to what I consider the most important source of news in the U.S.

 

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One thought on “The NYT Changed the News to Favor Clinton

  1. Shak says:

    I hate to be the one to break it to ya buddy, but both parties are corporate owned, corporate ran. It doesn’t matter who the people want, they literally only cast the ballots of the “Seated Delegates”.
    This is something the Bundy’s of the world have been trying so hard to communicate. If we don’t get back to the constitution…

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