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Egg on the Gray Lady’s face

The New York Times is considered the Gray Lady of journalism – news. Lately, however, what passes for journalism there is turning the Gray Lady into a haggard old street walker.

The NYT published these photos of the New England Patriots and their visit to the White House and greeting by President Trump. As you can see from the 2015 photo, the above one, there appears to be a much bigger crowd for Obama than appeared in the 2017 photo for President Trump.

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Here is what the New England Patriots tweeted afterward: twitter.com/NYTSports/status/854793140125020160 

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The fact is it wasn’t a smaller turnout at all. The difference is that in 2017, only the players were pictured up with the president. The rest of the staff were below. The numbers who turned out were very similar.

CNN also tried to pass this off as a smudge on President Trump.

I spent a good part of my life, including the last seven-plus years on this blog, as a journalist and have always been proud of that fact, but this kind of dishonest dealings turns my stomach. I hope something can revive the love of truth in the kids writing now.

Thank goodness for twitter and the integrity of the Patriots.

Tony

 

 

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The Trump presidency, one month later

A while back I posted on the shameful performance of John Harwood  in the coverage of the CNBC Presidential Debate as well as subsequent acts. Sadly, the same is true of numerous other members of the national media. Since the Presidential Election, the mainstream press has come down hard on the President Elect, suggesting and calling him outright a bigot, misogynist, war monger and worse. This is the same mainstream media that was totally astonished at Mr. Trump’s defeat of their darling Hillary Clinton. This kind of shock only happens when someone is totally out of touch with the situation. I think that is the case with the mainstream media. They don’t report the news anymore; instead they give us their version of what they think we should believe – and value. I say this with a heavy heart having practiced professional journalism for 20 years with Reuters.

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Regular readers now that I am going to be 77 years old next month and  have only been doing business at this health stand for the past six plus years. Before that I reported on financial and commodity markets and then left the business. I taught journalism for two years at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism before going back into the financial arena at a major philanthropic organization where I spent the last five years of my career managing their $900 million bond investments. Continue reading

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Filed under John Harwood, President Trump, Ray Dalio, the election