In their Trump Derangement Syndrome, the media is burning themselves to the ground. In their rush to get the next sensationalist story into circulation, they have abandoned all rules of journalism. No objectivity is involved in any story, only the desire to bring down the President. Ever since the media started patting themselves on the back for bringing down Richard Nixon, they have been trying to relive that same story. They have sold their souls to the devil to get another Republican, and this is the result.
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Mainstream Media Burning Down Their Own House to ‘Get Trump’
Newspapers violate their own standards, let reporters run wild to undermine president.
The New York Times and The Washington Post have tripped over one another in the last week to get damning stories about the president on the front page.
But in so doing, they violated their own guidelines and made several serious journalistic errors.
The first is the use of anonymous sources.
In the past week, The New York Times used anonymous sources in four front-page stories about President Trump. In all of these cases, the stories relied on an anonymous source for the central gist of the story. In other words, if there were no anonymous source, there would have been no story.
In March of 2016, the newspaper laid down new guidelines for using anonymous sources, a few months after the front-page article by Michael Schmidt about the San Bernardino shooting, which was based on information relayed by an anonymous source, who told the Times that the wife of the shooter, Tashfeen Maklik, had “talked openly on social media about her views on violent jihad.” She hadn’t. The story was totally wrong.
“Systemic Change Needed After Faulty News Article,” the Times public editor, Liz Spayd, wrote following the incident, and executive editor Dean Baquet referred to it as a “system failure that we have to …..
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