Monday, August 12, 2019

New York Times Editor Dean Baquet: Trump “Unity” Headline Was a ‘F*cking Mess’

New York Times Editor Dean Baquet: Trump “Unity” Headline Was a ‘F*cking Mess’: New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet admitted Monday that the paper can and should do a better job covering race in the era of President Donald Trump.

During a hastily arranged meeting, lasting well over an hour, top Times leadership addressed the paper’s staff about public criticism the outlet has faced in recent weeks centering around its coverage of Trump, race, and politics.

Among the many topics discussed during the lengthy meeting were two recent embarrassments for the paper: A credulous headline that characterized Trump’s post-mass shooting televised speech as a sincere call for national unity; and to a lesser degree, the Twitter behavior of Times deputy Washington editor Jonathan Weisman.

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