Joke of the Day: Frank Bruni Says NYT’s Coverage of Trump is Fair and Balanced


If you were to describe the NYT’s coverage of President Trump, would the term fair ever cross your mind?

Considering that 93% of their stories on this president are negative, I think not.  And by virtue of the fact that the Times has published so many fake stories about Trump underlines their bias. They claim they were errors and not fake news, but not one of the fake stories ever favored Trump, therefore, it’s obvious where their biases lay.

If they were truly mistaken at least one of their fake stories would have been favorable to the president.

Fake news Stories from the NYT:

January 20: The Nonexistent Climate Change Website ‘Purge’

Also on the day of the inauguration, New York Times writer Coral Davenport published an article on the Times’s website whose headline claimed that the Trump administration had “purged” any “climate change references” from the White House website. Within the article, Davenport acknowledged that the “purge” (or what she also called “online deletions”) was “not unexpected” but rather part of a routine turnover of digital authority between administrations.

To call this action a “purge” was thus at the height of intellectual dishonesty: Davenport was styling the whole thing as a kind of digital book-burn rather than a routine part of American government.

The New York Times ran a piece of deliberate fake news hit piece on Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, over a set of motorized curtains installed at her residence costing nearly $53,000.

“Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701,” reads the obnoxious headline.

The curtains were actually bought prior to Trump taking office.

The Times then segues:

Conservative students who voted for Mr. Trump say that even though their candidate won, their views are not respected. Some are adopting the language of the left, saying they need a “safe space” to express their opinions — a twist resented by left-leaning protesters.

This is where a reporter would usually quote a person expressing the need for “a safe space.” But that doesn’t happen here; readers are just left to presume that “some” Trump supporters are demanding “safe spaces.”

“Some.” It’s one of those squishy words in journalism. Who precisely are these Trump supporters demanding “safe spaces”?

No Trump supporter asked for a safe space….fake news.

According to the New York Times, the FBI investigation into Russian collusion began after drunken Trump campaign volunteer, George Papadopoulos, reportedly told Australian diplomat Alexander Downer at a London bar in May, 2016 that “Russia had political dirt on Hillary Clinton.” When DNC emails began to leak, Australia apparently contacted US intelligence to report the drunken admission by Papadopoulos – igniting the Russia probe.

We now know for a fact it was the Hillary bought and paid for dossier, not Papadopoulos.

Even James Comey called the NYT coverage fake news:

Fired former FBI Director James Comey said during his appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday that the New York Times reporting on President Donald Trump colluding with the Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign was “not true.”

Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID) asked Comey about the reporting.

“Okay, so again,” Risch said. “So the American people can understand this, that report by the New York Times was not true, is that a fair statement?”

“It was not true,” Comey said. “Again, all of you know this, maybe the American people don’t. The challenge — I’m not picking on reporters about writing stories about classified information… [the challenge is] that people talking about it often don’t really now what’s going on and those of us who actually know what’s going on are not talking about it.”

“And we don’t call the press to say, hey, you got that thing wrong about this sensitive topic,” Comey said. “We just have to leave it there.”

We could go on forever,, but you get the point. The NYT is the epitome of fake news and they are not fair and definitely imbalanced. But reading Bruni’s comments are good for a laugh.

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