Everyone knows that news organizations are partisan and some more than others. Mark Twain said “It has become a sarcastic proverb that a thing must be true if you saw it in a newspaper, but the trouble is that the stupid people — who constitute the grand overwhelming majority of this and all other nations — do believe and are molded and convinced by what they get out of a newspaper, and there is where the harm lies.” One might momentarily wonder whether the recent New York Times piece on Donald Trump where they claim that he has “crossed the line” with women was written with the “stupid people” in mind. However, as a general rule, the rank and file of the Time’s readership are far from being unintelligent. So there must be a different motive. But for the most part, anti-Trump “news” in the Times is like speaking to the choir. Moreover, Clinton backers already believe that Trump is demeaning to women– so this would be old news and certainly not investigative journalism. Maybe the Times was reacting to the Washington Post’s revelation that they were assigning 20 writers to cover Trump– they wanted to scoop them. It is hard to understand the motive—especially now that the primary alleged victim in the article has said that her words were twisted, and she thinks Trump treated her and other women just fine. We believe the New York Times just hates Trump, and that is why they wrote the story and put it on the top of the paper’s front page.
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