The New York Times, one of the most influential papers, not only in America but in the rest of the world, is currently facing tough criticism, apparently a self-inflicted wound. According to Niall Stanage and Jonathan Easley in an article in the The Hill,
The New York Times is fighting to maintain a middle course while being beset by criticism on all sides — and it has suffered some self-inflicted wounds in the process.
The Times, the single most influential news outlet in the nation, has been accused of anti-Trump bias by the right and excessive deference toward the president by the left.
It has come under fire for being too slow to defend itself from President Trump’s “fake news” jabs — yet it’s also taken fire for being overly sensitive to the churn of criticism from Washington pundits and political Twitter.
Some of the Times’s problems are an inevitable consequence of a hyperpartisan era and a historically polarizing president — as well as the upheaval of the digital age.
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