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Journalism?

Sunday, November 13, 2016 19:34
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Here is the New York Times editorial people are talking about.

As we reflect on the momentous result, and the months of reporting and polling that preceded it, we aim to rededicate ourselves to the fundamental mission of Times journalism. That is to report America and the world honestly, without fear or favor, striving always to understand and reflect all political perspectives and life experiences in the stories that we bring to you. It is also to hold power to account, impartially and unflinchingly. You can rely on The New York Times to bring the same fairness, the same level of scrutiny, the same independence to our coverage of the new president and his team.

We cannot deliver the independent, original journalism for which we are known without the loyalty of our readers. We want to take this opportunity, on behalf of all Times journalists, to thank you for that loyalty.

To which Times subscriber Ann Althouse responds,

Please, don't go. I get that they're saying that. But I don't get the argument why we should stay. I see a promise to keep doing something they haven't been doing. Or… a dishonest claim about what has been done and a promise to continue dishonestly. There's no confession of bias, no admission of any need to do better.

Striving always to understand and reflect all political perspectives… what? Does it depend on the meaning of “striving”?

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