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Scarborough: NY Times ‘Lied Trying to Cover Up Their Own Mess’
Mediaite ^ | May 16th, 2014 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 05/16/2014 11:04:27 AM PDT by george76

Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough tore into the leadership at the New York Times on Friday morning for what he characterized as a misleading self-defense over the reasons for the firing of former Executive Editor Jill Abramson. He observed that the Times admitted that the pay discrepancy issue was a factor even after they denied it at first. The appearance of a cover-up on this issue led Scarborough’s co-hosts to predict a backlash against the paper and even a wave of cancelled subscriptions from female subscribers.

Reading from the latest piece in the New Yorker, Scarborough noted that the Times confessed that their earlier statements about the firing of Abramson were incorrect and that her complaints about pay discrepancy were a factor in her dismissal. “It’s a stunning story,” Scarborough observed. “Stunning mismanagement.”

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“The most damning blow for the men and the women is that the Times leadership put out statements that just weren’t truthful,” Scarborough concluded. The New York Times lied trying to cover up their own mess.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: New York
KEYWORDS: enemedia; lied; media; mediabias; msm; msn; newspapers; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; nyslimes; nyt; nytimes; obamascandals; oldmedia

1 posted on 05/16/2014 11:04:27 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76
The New York Times lied trying to cover up their own mess.

That should be their masthead motto, going back to LBJ at least.

2 posted on 05/16/2014 11:06:57 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: george76
Jill Abramsonnnn.......

(That's the way she talks. She was a regular guest on 1990s C-Span with Brian Lamb.)

3 posted on 05/16/2014 11:08:30 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: george76

But it is okay they lied because they are the Obama Administration cheerleaders. Who can blame them when even Obama pays his wimmin less? Jill should just STFU and go away - we’re talking bout Obama and his posse here.


4 posted on 05/16/2014 11:10:28 AM PDT by Gaffer
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5 posted on 05/16/2014 11:17:20 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: george76
The New York Times lied

That has been a redundancy for a long, long time!

6 posted on 05/16/2014 11:20:34 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: george76

Given that Joe has joined Mika in calling for yet another federal law (a Dem bill) to get women to sue employers over their pay, its hard for me to take him serious in this.

Not the mention that fact that she is a lib herself.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 11:21:53 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'I never said that you can keep your doctor . Republicans lie about me ')
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To: george76

Things won’t change in the MSM until its every branch is seen to be dishonest and a waste of time as an information source for ordinary people.


8 posted on 05/16/2014 11:22:14 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: dead

It goes back farther - at least until Walter Duranty and his coverup of Stalin’s genocide of the kulaks.


9 posted on 05/16/2014 11:24:36 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Carl Vehse

Breaking news with Brian Williams...


10 posted on 05/16/2014 11:24:50 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: george76

After six years of covering up for the jug-eared moron, they should be good at it.


11 posted on 05/16/2014 11:28:14 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: dead; george76

I can’t stand Abramson, but oddly enough, she was letting a few slightly opposing viewpoints creep onto the pages of the Times. I don’t read it every day, and in fact, I usually only read it (the print edition) when I’m in NY, which now is only a few weeks per year.

But the last time I was there, I definitely noticed a difference (a couple of good feature articles that did not take the Obama point of view) and I actually thought the paper was getting more interesting.

I betcha this new guy is as PC as they come.


12 posted on 05/16/2014 11:30:42 AM PDT by livius
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To: Steely Tom
There was a recent news story about how few people trust Congress. It was a funny story, because the same poll cited in the story had the media ranked below Congress.

Harvard Poll Shows Millennials Have 'Historically Low' Levels Of Trust In Government


13 posted on 05/16/2014 11:31:36 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: george76

haven’t heard a peep from NOW or all the GOP is waging a war on women, blowhards.


14 posted on 05/16/2014 11:35:42 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: george76; All
...they lied, so what else is NEW.
maybe IF they told the "truth".. about themselves,
Bathhouse, the 'Toons, RWR, Nixon, LBJ, et al

15 posted on 05/16/2014 11:40:57 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: george76
“The most damning blow for the men and the women is that the Times leadership put out statements that just weren’t truthful,”

He sounds like his heart got broken! Hey Joe - they do it everyday - Wake the F--K UP!!

16 posted on 05/16/2014 11:45:30 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: george76
“...Times leadership put out statements that just weren’t truthful...”

First, the NYT doesn't value honesty in its stories, so why would we expect its leadership to be truthful?

Second, the NYT and MSM in general believes that Democrats and those to support Democrats get to redefine what truth is. I mean let's look at so much of what Obama and Biden have actually said and how it has been “reshaped” by the media. The NYT was just redefining what its truth was.

17 posted on 05/16/2014 11:47:10 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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18 posted on 05/16/2014 11:50:07 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: dead

No way. MY tagline should should be their masthead. That paper always makes me look smart.


19 posted on 05/16/2014 11:50:42 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: george76

Just following the White House game plan, of course..............it’s their only play in the playbook................


20 posted on 05/16/2014 11:53:24 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: dead

All the news that fits the agenda....................


21 posted on 05/16/2014 11:55:38 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: george76

Joe Scarborough should run the NYTimes , he is a filthy dirty Democrat

And No I could NOT give 2 hoots about Jill A, she is not a journalist and is not fit for any publication\\The NY Times is an abomination, and anybody connected to it in any way shape or form in modern times is garbage


22 posted on 05/19/2014 11:55:39 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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