For the second week in a row, the publisher of a major newspaper has issued a letter to its readers promising that they will cover the Donald Trump presidency accurately and fairly. Last week it was The New York Times, this week it’s the Los Angeles Times:
We have just completed a historic presidential election, with major implications for the nation and our state. But for all of us — citizens and journalists alike — the next chapter of our history is now unfolding.
Throughout the campaign, the Los Angeles Times remained committed to fair and accurate coverage, while keeping our sights on the issues most important to our readers.
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Now that the election is history, we are redoubling our efforts to report on the Trump administration and California’s unique role in our nation. We are committed to covering the administration with rigor, accuracy and fairness.
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These moves by two of the largest newspapers in the country are unprecedented and reflect the fact that the liberal media are feeling chastened after their overt effort to defeat Trump, which failed miserably and destroyed what remaining credibility they had.
While it’s encouraging to see these two liberal lions of the newspaper business profess a newfound commitment to honesty and accuracy in covering the new president, it’s really nothing more than window dressing in an attempt to regain their readers’ trust.