US Polls: NYT’s 2016 Fake Campaign Against Trump Resurfaces
Donald J Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency. In his first year in the White House, he paid another $750.
He had paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years — largely because he reported losing much more money than he made, wrote The New York Times.
“It’s fake news. It’s totally fake news,” said Trump in a wide-ranging White House press briefing. “Made up. Fake.”
Before we delve into the details of this fake news, let us tap the record of The New York Times in spinning fake reports since 2016.
The biggest of them all was the campaign coverage of Trump as presidential candidate in 2016. The paper had taken a beating almost as brutal as Hillary Clinton’s, which had forced its publisher to make an extraordinary appeal to its readers to stand by it.
The publisher’s letter to subscribers was an apology of its campaign coverage, but the key takeaway was a pledge to do better.
NYT publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr had admitted that the paper failed to appreciate Trump’s appeal.
“After such an erratic and unpredictable election there are inevitable questions: Did Donald Trump’s sheer unconventionality lead us and other news outlets to underestimate his support among American voters?” he asked.
The paper demonized Trump so much that it also demonised people who were supporting him. Outlandish indeed. The paper should respect the sentiments of the people. If it doesn’t it does not believe in democracy, but anarchy. That’s crystal clear.
The paper called Trump’s supporters a rabble of racist rednecks and homophobes, and was clueless about what was happening in the lives of the Americans who elected the new president.
This simply was sloppy journalism that fully captured NYT’s sins. It had announced that it was breaking its rules of coverage because Trump didn’t deserve fairness.
This was in 2016. Today is September 2020. Has anything changed? The paper is still breaking its rules of coverage on Trump’s 2020 campaign.
It has come out with the same litigated story about Trump paying $750 in federal income tax that was making rounds during the 2016 campaign.
This story was dismissed by the Americans then and it shall be rejected during this year’s campaign. The ratings of media approval has been the lowest among people, said Trump and that’s absolutely true.
Ever since being in the federal office, the subscription numbers of the paper have been falling, which is a testimony to what President Trump is claiming.
Fake News! What is so fake about the old $750 tax payment?
Firstly, the Internal Revenue Service is still auditing Trump’s financial records and the paper comes out with the report, which is incorrect, and obviously fake.
And, how on earth does the paper arrive at $750 figure? Astonishing wits … wow. Surely, a Congressman belonging to the Democrats could have leaked the half-baked information to the paper and it should have been the moral duty of the editor to have given a shot at it after he had gathered the audited figures.
Why is the editor in a hurry? Does he see Trump’s victory!
Moreover, Trump is keen to release his financial records, but for the IRS, which has been auditing for a very long time. Why is it taking a long time? Is the body aware that Trump has paid up lot contrary to the fake narrative displayed by the members in 2016? That they would be exposed for making fake allegations against Trump? Is that worrying them?
Can the world believe NYT, which indulged in witch-hunting Trump and then apologising to the Americans, after his resounding 2016 victory?
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