The Times should correct its editorial on Trump’s Russia comments

The Times should correct its editorial on Trump's Russia comments

Letters to the Editor: Is the backlash to Trump coverage too much?

July 7, 2019 | Associated Press

“Trump’s tweet was a mistake. The press corps will do well to remember that”

The Times’ correction was a necessary step in repairing a damaging editorial that was wrong on so many levels.

Yet it was done so in the name of balance. But why?

“The Times has a story of Trump-Russia, but not one of Russian hacking”

We do not need to rely on anonymous sources here, as some in the media would have us do. The Times published three months worth of the private calls, in which the Trump campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, discussed his efforts to set up a meeting with the Russians. The Times didn’t say anything about any of this.

“The paper should hold itself to higher standards than just holding the president to the same standard of its own standards, which is how we can get to the truth in the first place.”

Many in the media refuse to call a spade a spade, as this editorial clearly does.

“One thing we can agree on: Trump was wrong”

Donald Trump is a bully. He tweets. He insults. He does whatever he wants. And the Times, with its usual “journalism” standards, simply stands idly by.

“Trump is a liar, and should be held accountable for it”

The whole idea of Trump’s lies is to discredit him. The Times knows this. That’s why it’s so important that the Times correct its article.

“The paper failed to correct the record”

In its article, “Donald Trump’s Russia scandal is bigger than Watergate,” the Times said the Russia investigation is “a story of Trump’s Russia, not Trump’s Russia.”

A simple fact check would tell us that the Times is wrong.

Trump’s Russia scandal is bigger than Watergate.

Cormac O’Brien | Staff Photographer

“Times should correct the record on Trump’s Russia comments”

I agree. If the media wants to hold Trump to the same standard of its own standards, this is the way to do it.

“Trump’s tweet was a mistake”

Trump’s tweet was a mistake for many reasons,

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