The New York Times is wondering why the age issue hurts Biden more as they relentlessly attack the President’s age.
The New York Times ran this headline:
Gosh. It’s a total mystery. pic.twitter.com/AJkWmyxKBE
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) February 10, 2024
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Gee, I don’t know. Why could the age issue be hurting Biden more than Trump?
Is The New York Times Attacking Biden’s Age?
The answer is yes. The New York Times has been relentlessly attacking Biden for being old.
Here is a collection of recent New York Times headlines:
Absolutely disgraceful. The New York Times has made very clear they will be aiming to do to Biden what they did to Hillary in 2016.
Also the irony of them running with the same old out-of-touch voices for all these hit pieces…just zero self-awareness. pic.twitter.com/KVRtzHHaVh
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) February 10, 2024
The top four stories on The New York Times website are negative stories about Biden’s health and age and memory. Even the one story that mentions Trump takes a shot at Biden.
The Times, like much of our media, has learned nothing from the media debacle of 2016, it seems. pic.twitter.com/PFaHQMBbpM
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) February 10, 2024
The New York Times’s bias is so over the top that it is impossible to miss. The elitist New York Times loves elitist Donald Trump for a variety of reasons. Trump’s elevation of The Times with his criticism boosted their subscriber revenue. At a time when most publications, including this one, are fighting for survival, The New York Times touted that they had passed one billion dollars in subscriber revenue.
The New York Times misses the special treatment that they got from Trump. The former president would call reporters and give them off-the-record scoops. Trump’s cozy relationship with corporate media reporters is why so many of them from The New York Times and Washington Post have trapsed to Mar-a-Lago to write books about the former president.
The New York Times Is Trump Access Journalism
One reason viewers complain so much about NBC’s Meet The Press is that the show is an example of access journalism. Reporters and outlets that value access to powerful people more than facts will go easy on those powerful individuals because they are getting access to them. Chuck Todd admitted that Meet The Press didn’t see it as their job to go after Republican lies.
That is access journalism.
An example of the kind of access journalism that The Times favors is Jonathan Swan. In 2018, The Times wrote about Swan, “His rise has come with accusations of coziness: that he favors access over accountability; that he irritates the White House, but rarely infuriates it.”
The New York Times currently employs Jonathan Swan as one of its star political reporters.
Another star political reporter is Maggie Haberman, who Trump and his associates refer to as a “friendly.”
The NYT wants Biden gone because the Biden administration doesn’t give them or The Washington Post access. The Times wants their best boy back, so they are attacking President Biden’s age to ruin his reelection campaign.
Every Dollar You Spend At The New York Times Helps Donald Trump
The reality is that every dollar a Biden supporter or democracy supporter gives to The New York Times is paying for these attacks on the President that only help Donald Trump.
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By attacking Biden’s age, The New York Times is abandoning journalism and putting democracy last by aiding Donald Trump. This sort of coverage is their choice, but you can also choose not to fund it.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association