Sunday, January 8, 2017

WSJ Admits They Will Not Expose Trump's Lies - That Would Be Wrong

At Least They Are Honest About Their Dishonesty

It has long been known that the Wall Street Journal is biased even though it pretends not to be.  Now owned by the same folks that own Fox News they follow the same editorial policy.  And at long last they admit they will not call Trump's as they see em in their reporting.

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A meeting of the editors of the Wall Street Journal

"Instead, Baker said the paper would investigate the claim, and then present both sides: What Trump said, and what the paper found. Then, the readers will be left to decide which account is correct.
As an example, Baker cited one of Trump’s more outrageous lies: When he claimed that thousands of Muslims in New Jersey gathered on rooftops to celebrate 9/11. Baker noted that the WSJ investigated his claim and found it baseless.
“I think it’s then up to the reader to make up their own mind to say, ‘This is what Donald Trump says. This is what a reliable, trustworthy news organization reports. And you know what? I don’t think that’s true.’ I think if you start ascribing a moral intent, as it were, to someone by saying that they’ve lied, I think you run the risk that you look like you are, like you’re not being objective,” he said."

For example, Donnie might say that 2 plus 2 is 5 and the WSJ would report that, but add that most everyone agrees that 2 plus 2 is 4, but that this is not a certainty as no one is sure what number base he was talking about.

See objectivity in Conservative world is calling the opposition liars when they tell the truth and calling their people truth-tellers when they lie. Anything else would not be 'objective'.

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