President Donald Trump offered praise to The New York Times, a rare occurrence as it is the newspaper he despises.
“Do you believe this? The New York Times Op-Ed: MEDIA AND DEMOCRATS OWE TRUMP AN APOLOGY. Well, they got that one right!,” he said.
Do you believe this? The New York Times Op-Ed: MEDIA AND DEMOCRATS OWE TRUMP AN APOLOGY. Well, they got that one right!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2019
President Trump was referring to a story written in The Times titled “Barr Is Right About Everything. Admit You Were Wrong.”
The piece was written by Christopher Buskirk, who is the editor of the American Greatness Journal and an opinion writer for The Times.
“The American political and media elites that spent the first two years of the Trump administration promoting the Russian collusion hoax have some explaining to do. And not merely explaining: They owe the president an apology,” he said.
Nearly the entire complex of elite media was actively complicit in promoting the biggest political conspiracy theory in American history: that Hillary Clinton lost the election because Donald Trump conspired with Vladimir Putin to — well, that was always a moving target — but to somehow deprive Mrs. Clinton of victory.
What we now know definitively is that Robert Mueller, the special counsel, and a team of very accomplished, mostly Clinton-supporting, prosecutors were unable to find evidence of a conspiracy that had been taken as an article of faith by Trump haters.
Journalists don’t like being called “fake news,” but too many of them uncritically accepted the Trump-Russia narrative, probably because of their strong distaste for Mr. Trump himself.
But that lack of objectivity represents a major professional failure, and it’s Exhibit A in why Mr. Trump’s taunt resonates with so many Americans.
Gallup polling shows that for 69 percent of Americans, trust in the media has fallen over the last decade.
Among Republicans, it’s 94 percent; for independents, it’s 75 percent and for moderates it’s 66.
Only among self-identified liberals and progressives does a majority continue to trust the media. They like what they hear.
You will hear a chorus of apologies during the FBI task force raids as they arrest everyone involved in perpetrating this hoax.
Even more apologies at the trials.
Want those apologies?
It’s your move.
— ⚔️ Marine ???????? ONE ⚔️ (@TheReady1775) April 21, 2019
THEY DO OWE PRESIDENT TRUMP A HUGE APOLOGY
— Adas (@adasomg) April 21, 2019
They think being hateful, liberal, democrat, fake news never means having to say they’re sorry…sigh! ????
— CC (@ChatByCC) April 21, 2019
— thatcrazytoaster (@1crazy_toaster) April 21, 2019
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Author: Carmine Sabia
Source: Thefederalistpapers: New York Times Writer Apologizes To Trump For Russia Hoax