Se­nior Edi­tor Ad­mits Bi­ased Po­lit­i­cal Agenda at New York Times

The Jewish Voice - - NEW YORK - Edited by: JV Staff

Project Ver­i­tas has re­leased a video of the New York Times Home­page Edi­tor Des Shoe, who was caught on hid­den-cam­era ad­mit­ting that the Times has a lib­eral bias and at­tack­ing Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and Vice Pres­i­dent Mike Pence. This is part three of their Amer­i­can Pravda NYT in­ves­ti­ga­tion. When con­fronted with the no­tion that dur­ing the elec­tion, The Times' front page, for which she is re­spon­si­ble, was com­pletely fo­cused around Trump. She tells the un­der­cover jour­nal­ist that NYT re­porters tried to in­flu­ence the elec­tion with their re­port­ing:

"I think one of the things that maybe jour­nal­ists were think­ing about is like...Oh, if we write about him, about how in­sanely crazy he is and how lu­di­crous his poli­cies are, then maybe peo­ple will read it and be like, oh wow, we shouldn't vote for him."

She ad­mits that the New York Times has a clearly de­fined lib­eral-lean­ing bias: "The New York Times is not...I mean, it's widely un­der­stood to be lib­eral-lean­ing. But, Amer­i­can news­pa­pers are not sup­posed to claim a bias, they're sup­posed to be ob­jec­tive." "So the...ahh, but the New York Times is not left?" the Project Ver­i­tas jour­nal­ist asked. Shoe clar­i­fie , "I'm not say­ing that they're not. I'm say­ing it's widely, widely un­der­stood to be left-l an­ing." She also tells the un­der­cover jour­nal­ist that re­port­ing ob­jec­tively is sim­ply too dif­fi­cult for the Times: "Our main sto­ries are sup­posed to be ob­jec­tive. It's very dif­fi­cult in this day and age to do that." Shoe blames the busi­ness model for the New York Times' lack of fact-based re­port­ing:

"This is what I was try­ing to say is like the last cou­ple years it's changed for the bad...

"I think the busi­ness model it­self is just... there's so much panic about what to do that, you know, what else is a com­pany sup­posed to do?

"That's the co­nun­drum...is that a busi­ness model, in this time is built on what the read­ers want."

The New York Times se­nior home­page edi­tor goes on to ex­plain the pos­i­tive ef­fect of Trump's vic­tory: "Since the elec­tion, like you know...Speak­ing on, you know, for The New York Times, our sub­scrip­tions have sky-rock­eted since...I mean, they call it the Trump bump."

This sen­ti­ment was echoed by Nick Du­dich, who was fea­tured in Amer­i­can Pravda Part 1 and Part 2. He ex­plains, "I mean hon­estly, Trump has driven us more busi­ness than any­body else. Any­time he says fail­ing, we add a boost of sub­scribers."

The New York Times re­sponded to Part I in a state­ment, call­ing Du­dich "a re­cent hire in a ju­nior po­si­tion." Later, Ex­ec­u­tive Edi­tor of the NYT Dean Ba­quet described Du­dich as "a kid...who just started his ca­reer in jour­nal­ism." The same can­not be said for Ms. Shoe, a se­nior-level em­ployee who has been with The Times since Jan­uary of 2009.

Des Shoe claims that the New York Times has to chase clicks in the cur­rent me­dia en­vi­ron­ment, "The Wash­ing­ton Post, peo­ple who have pay­walls up... The main ob­jec­tive is to grab sub­scribers. You do that any way that you can." When told the New York Times seems more like a 'click-pa­per', Shoe replies:

"I mean, you're not wrong. Like, I would love to be able to speak my mind com­pletely about...If I ever leave the Times I'll go back to you guys and tell you ex­actly what I think. But, I mean, there's stuff like...And this is what I was try­ing to say is like the last cou­ple years it's changed for the bad."

Shoe fi­naly goes on to ex­plain her per­sonal bi­ases against Pres­i­dent Trump, "I feel like Trump is...is just a...is sort of an id­iot in a lot of ways. Just an obliv­i­ous id­iot." She also at­tacks Vice Pres­i­dent Mike Pence, im­ply­ing that his reli­gious be­liefs make him un­fit to lead:

"If you im­peach him, then Pence be­comes Pres­i­dent, Mike Pence, who's f***ing hor­ri­ble...I think maybe, pos­si­bly worse than Trump.

"He's ex­tremely, ex­tremely reli­gious. He [Pence] at one point backed a bill that hinted at con­ver­sion ther­apy for gay peo­ple... Which is like elec­tro­cu­tion, stuff like that."

"Cor­rup­tion is in­escapable within the main­stream me­dia ma­chine. From the Times ed­i­tors that dic­tate the pa­per's cov­er­age to the jour­nal­ists that try to sway the public with their re­port­ing," says Project Ver­i­tas founder James O'Keefe. "In Amer­i­can Pravda, truth takes a back seat to money, and ob­jec­tiv­ity takes a back seat to pol­i­tics."

"Cor­rup­tion is in­escapable within the main­stream me­dia ma­chine. From the Times ed­i­tors that dic­tate the pa­per's cov­er­age to the jour­nal­ists that try to sway the public with their re­port­ing," says Project Ver­i­tas founder James O'Keefe.

Des Shoe tells the un­der­cover jour­nal­ist that NYT re­porters tried to in­flu­ence the elec­tion with their re­port­ing

Project Ver­i­tas has re­leased a video of the New York Times Home­page Edi­tor Des Shoe (pic­tured above) who was caught on hid­den-cam­era ad­mit­ting that the Times has a lib­eral bias and at­tack­ing Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and Vice Pres­i­dent Mike Pence

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