Posted November 29, 2020 18:00:03The New York Post is a no-go area for journalists with an anti-media culture.
The paper’s editorial board has been vocal about its distaste for independent reporting and for news outlets that don’t toe the line between journalism and politics.
The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, two of the more prominent outlets that have had a long-standing rivalry, are both owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. News Corp., a media company with an extensive record of bias.
This past summer, a lawsuit brought by journalists at The New Yorker, a liberal magazine that’s also owned by News Corp, was settled out of court, but there have been reports that News Corp is preparing to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The New Yorker has also had a tumultuous relationship with Trump.
In 2017, the publisher hired a former Trump adviser to run a smear campaign against him, which resulted in the president being fired from the newspaper in 2018.
News of the hiring came at a particularly awkward time for Trump.
His presidency was coming to a close when the New Yorker was considering relaunching.
While many other publications, including the New York Daily News, have been openly critical of Trump, News Corp and its owners, including Rupert Murdoch, have stayed quiet about the president’s policies.
Even the Washington Post has had a rocky relationship with the Trump administration, which has taken the newspaper to task for its coverage of the Trump-Russia probe.
The Post has been criticized for its decision to print a false report that the president had fired former FBI Director James Comey.
The Washington Times’ decision to publish the story came after the Post’s executive editor, Marty Baron, reportedly received a call from Trump.
The president called Baron and said that Baron’s story was “very bad.”
The Washington, D.C., paper published Baron’s article without mentioning Trump’s call.
Trump has not commented on the Post story.
The New Jersey-based Times, owned by the Times Co., which also owns the New England Patriots, is known for its conservative leanings and its embrace of the media as a way to reach its readers.
In its editorial board’s September report on the New Jersey newspaper, the New Orleans-based paper noted that the Times has an anti and pro-Trump bias.
The board also criticized the newspaper for publishing the fake story, but did not name the president.
“This is not about the Trump presidency,” the editorial board said.
“It’s about the Times being beholden to a publisher whose sole goal is to profit from a president who has already failed in his fiduciary duty to the newspaper.
It is not the Times’ role to criticize or question Mr. Trump.
Its role is to defend its independence, and its mission to hold Mr. Murdoch and his company accountable for their own conduct.”
As the president and his supporters have accused reporters of trying to sabotage his presidency, the Times editorial board continues to defend the paper.
“We cannot afford to be bystanders to Mr. Bannon’s attacks on the press, which will have the unintended consequence of damaging the press’s ability to defend Mr. [Trump] and the country,” the board wrote.