New York Times

From Rotten Websites Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

New York Times
They ain't staying alive now huh?
a.k.a.: The NYT
The NYTimes
Type of site: News
Language: English
Created by: Henry Jarvis Raymond
George Jones
Owner: The New York Times Company
Date of launch: September 18, 1851
Status: Active

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City. 

Why They Are Very Rotten

  1. Anti-GamerGate.
  2. The most notable problem is its extremely anti freedom of speech stance.
  3. Highly bigoted. They defended one of their editors who made several racist tweets towards Caucasians and doxed a rape victim.[1][2]
  4. Highly hypocritical as well, after the racist Sarah Jeong was hired by them, NYT made edits to their previous article about the cancellation of Roseanne and racism, specifically removing the part "when people decide to let racism slide, it costs the rest of us".[3]
  5. They have a long history of muck ups. Such as the time where they failed to report the Famine in Ukraine.
  6. On November 14, 2001, in The New York Times' 150th anniversary issue, former executive editor Max Frankel wrote that before and during World War II, the Times had maintained a consistent policy to minimize reports on the Holocaust in their news pages.[4] Laurel Leff, associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University, concluded that the newspaper had downplayed the Third Reich targeting of Jews for genocide. Her 2005 book Buried by the Times documents the paper's tendency before, during and after World War II to place deep inside its daily editions the news stories about the ongoing persecution and extermination of Jews, while obscuring in those stories the special impact of the Nazis' crimes on Jews in particular. Leff attributes this dearth in part to the complex personal and political views of the newspaper's Jewish publisher, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, concerning Jewishness, antisemitism, and Zionism. And during the war, The New York Times journalist William L. Laurence was "on the payroll of the War Department".
  7. In the mid to late 1950s, "fashion writer[s]... were required to come up every month with articles whose total column-inches reflected the relative advertising strength of every ["department" or "specialty"] store ["assigned" to a writer]... The monitor of all this was... the advertising director [of the NYT]... " However, within this requirement, story ideas may have been the reporters' and editors' own.
  8. The New York Times supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq. On May 26, 2004, a year after the invasion of Iraq started, the newspaper asserted that some of its articles had not been as rigorous as they should have been, and were insufficiently qualified, frequently overly dependent upon information from Iraqi exiles desiring regime change. Reporter Judith Miller retired after criticisms that her reporting of the lead-up to the Iraq War was factually inaccurate and overly favorable to the Bush administration's position, for which The New York Times later apologized. One of Miller's prime sources was Ahmed Chalabi, an Iraqi expatriate who returned to Iraq after the U.S. invasion and held a number of governmental positions culminating in acting oil minister and deputy prime minister from May 2005 until May 2006.
  9. Plagiarism. One journalist Jayson Blair was caught fabricating and plagerizing elements in the stories he has reported. The following suspected articles he has plagiarized including are:
    • In the October 30, 2002 piece "US Sniper Case Seen as a Barrier to a Confession", Blair wrote that a dispute between police authorities had ruined the interrogation of Beltway sniper suspect John Muhammad and that Muhammad was about to confess, quoting unnamed officials. This was swiftly denied by everyone involved. Blair also named certain lawyers, who were not present, as having witnessed the interrogation.
    • In the February 10, 2003 piece "Peace and Answers Eluding Victims of the Sniper Attacks", Blair claimed to be in Washington. He allegedly plagiarized quotations from a Washington Post story and fabricated quotations from a person he had never interviewed. Blair ascribed a wide range of attributes to a man featured in the article, almost all of which the man in question denied. Blair also published information that he had promised was to be off the record.
    • In the March 3, 2003 piece "Making Sniper Suspect Talk Puts Detective in Spotlight", Blair claimed to be in Fairfax, Virginia. He described a videotape of Lee Malvo, the younger defendant in the case, being questioned by police and quoted officials' review of the tape. No such tape existed. Blair also claimed a detective noticed blood on a man's jeans leading to a confession, which had not occurred.
    • In the March 27, 2003 piece "Relatives of Missing Soldiers Dread Hearing Worse News", Blair claimed to be in West Virginia. He allegedly plagiarized quotations from an Associated Press article. He claimed to have spoken to the father of Jessica Lynch, who had no recollection of meeting Blair; said "tobacco fields and cattle pastures" were visible from Lynch's parents' house when they were not; erroneously stated that Lynch's brother was in the National Guard; misspelled Lynch's mother's name; and fabricated a dream that he claimed she had had.
    • In the April 3, 2003 piece "Rescue in Iraq and a 'Big Stir' in West Virginia", Blair claimed to have covered the Lynch story from her hometown of Palestine, West Virginia. Blair never traveled to Palestine, and his entire contribution to the story consisted of rearranged details from Associated Press stories.
    • In the April 7, 2003 piece "For One Pastor, the War Hits Home", Blair wrote of a church service in Cleveland and an interview with the minister. Blair never went to Cleveland; he spoke to the minister by telephone, and copied portions of the article from an earlier Washington Post article. He also plagiarized quotations from The Plain Dealer and New York Daily News. He fabricated a detail about the minister keeping a picture of his son inside his Bible and got the name of the church wrong.
    • In the April 19, 2003 piece "In Military Wards, Questions and Fears from the Wounded", Blair described interviewing four injured soldiers in a naval hospital. He had never gone to the hospital and had spoken to only one soldier by telephone, to whom he later attributed made-up quotes. Blair wrote that the soldier "will most likely limp the rest of his life and need to use a cane", which was untrue. He said another soldier had lost his right leg when it had been amputated below the knee. He described two soldiers as being in the hospital at the same time, but they were admitted five days apart.
  10. Very politically biased views.[5]
  11. The majority of mostly Caucasian areas according to them bring an array of problems to immigrants.[6]
  12. Overly anti-Trump to the point of ethical breach. They even had the audacity to ask Trump to stop calling out journalists as fake news.[7]
  13. They were caught avoiding taxes in 2014.[8]
  14. They blamed Sarah Palin for Jared Louhgner going on a mass shooting. Because of this, she sued them for defamation.[9][10]
  15. They admitted to faking the size of one Trump's rallies.[11]
  16. On June 16, 2015, The New York Times published an article reporting the deaths of six Irish students staying in Berkeley, California when the balcony they were standing on collapsed, the paper's story insinuating that they were to blame for the collapse. The paper stated that the behavior of Irish students coming to the US on J1 visas was an "embarrassment to Ireland".[12] The Irish Taoiseach and former President of Ireland criticized the newspaper for "being insensitive and inaccurate" in its handling of the story.[13]
  17. A 2015 study found that The New York Times fed into an overarching tendency towards national bias. During the Iranian nuclear crisis the newspaper minimized the "negative processes" of the United States while overemphasizing similar processes of Iran. This tendency was shared by other papers such as The GuardianTehran Times, and the Fars News Agency, while Xinhua News Agency was found to be more neutral while at the same time mimicking the foreign policy of the People's Republic of China.
  18. In April 2016, two black female employees in their sixties filed a federal class action lawsuit against The New York Times Company CEO Mark Thompson and chief revenue officer Meredith Levien, claiming age, gender, and racial discrimination. The plaintiffs claim that the Times advertising department favored younger white employees over older black employees in making firing and promotion decisions.
  19. Old tweets from New York Times editor Sarah Jeong reveal a long-winded defense of the Rolling Stone University of Virginia rape hoaxer and a history of bigotry towards Caucasians.
  20. In 2017, the New York Times was criticized for an article, headlined "How Vital Are Women? This Town Found Out as They Left to March," about fathers from Montclair, New Jersey who looked after their children while their wives participated in the Women's March. To some, the article "seemed to reinforce three old-fashioned tropes about gender and parenting: Men can’t handle parenting tasks; men who manage to handle the basics of parenting are exceptional and worthy of a news story; and parenting is fundamentally the work of women.
  21. In 2018, the New York Times came under criticism from the tourist office of the city of York for describing Yorkshire pudding as a "large, fluffy pancake" and recommending it be served with "syrup, preserves, confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar". A presenter for the BBC stated that the Yorkshire pudding's history was longer than that of the USA.
  22. They align themselves to corporate interests quite frequently.
  23. Unprofessional reviewers one reviewer watched 2 episodes out of order for a tv show the person was covering.
  24. They blamed Brietbart and other right-wing figures like Trump for the Christchurch mass shooting.
  25. They also have bashed nerd culture by describing them as sexist and misogynistic and they also mocked Elon Musk as well. Along with describing them in a very stereotypical way. They also placed pro socjus athletes such as Colin Kapernick and Lebron James on a pedestal as well.
  26. The New York Times insulted Donald Trump supporters by calling them "evil" and "bigoted".
  27. Despite being liberal, they are actually ironically very bigoted such as defending the mistreatment of Ota Benga in the Bronx Zoo stating that "We do not quite understand all the emotion which others are expressing in the matter ... It is absurd to make moan over the imagined humiliation and degradation Benga is suffering. The pygmies ... are very low in the human scale, and the suggestion that Benga should be in a school instead of a cage ignores the high probability that school would be a place ... from which he could draw no advantage whatever. The idea that men are all much alike except as they have had or lacked opportunities for getting an education out of books is now far out of date."
  28. They faked news about the curtains of Nikki Halley.
  29. The New York Times insulted Donald Trump's family by calling Donald Trump Jr an "idiot", which is downright insulting the US.
  30. In a article published on Christmas Eve, the New York Times saluted the murderous Iran-backed Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah for its Christmas spirit, applauding the group for helping to “ring in the season” and implying the United States has unfairly designated it as a foreign terrorist organization.
  31. They will outright insult, and fire their employees if any of them write investigative articles about communist countries such as China, or North Korea.
    • Speaking of Communism, they praised Mao Zedong when the day of his death passed in September 2019, which is rather ridiculous for the amount of deaths Mao's regime caused, making themselves communistic.
  32. The New York Times published an interview with author Alice Walker Sunday in which the author promoted an anti-Semitic book written by longtime conspiracy theorist David Icke.
  33. They are pressuring credit card giants to monitor customers’ buying habits and blacklist gun purchases.
  34. They have ironically admitted that the DNA Test has ruined over the chances of Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 presidential ambitions.
  35. The result of their actions has led to multiple layoffs in the company.
  36. They even blamed Gamergate and video games for the Christchurch Mosque shooting.
  37. They spread racial division as well writing articles smearing white people.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. They were the ones who brought forward the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal, and it led to multiple powerful men in Hollywood be called out for sexual misconduct.
  2. They have exposed poor health conditions in nail salons.