NYT endorses Biden's bid to 'restore soul of America', Internet says newspaper 'lost sense of real journalism'
With less than a month for the US elections to commence, everyone is eagerly waiting and discussing the possible outcomes. In the midst of this, one of the most respected news agencies The New York Times have published an opinion piece endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The headline of the article is ‘Elect Joe Biden, America’.
The opinion is by the editorial board – which is described as "a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values. It is separate from the newsroom."
The piece starts by claiming that Biden has promised to be a president for all Americans, even those who do not support him. "In previous elections, such a promise might have sounded trite or treacly. Today, the idea that the president should have the entire nation's interests at heart feels almost revolutionary," states the report.
It further claims that Biden has also declared to "restore the soul of America". The NYT says, "It is a painful reminder that the country is weaker, angrier, less hopeful and more divided than it was four years ago. With this promise, Mr Biden is assuring the public that he recognizes the magnitude of what the next president is being called upon to do. Thankfully, he is well suited to the challenge — perhaps particularly so."
"In the midst of unrelenting chaos, Mr Biden is offering an anxious, exhausted nation something beyond policy or ideology. His campaign is rooted in steadiness, experience, compassion and decency," says the article.
It further makes a case for their support for Biden and states the reasons why he is better suited – health care, climate change and other decisions of Biden which proved to be a turning point. They also were hopeful of his running mate Kamala Harris. "He is also offering a glimpse of the Democratic Party's future in his choice of running mate, Senator Kamala Harris of California. Ms Harris would become a number of firsts — a woman, a Black person and an Asian-American — as vice president, adding history-making excitement to the ticket. A former prosecutor, she is tough, smart and can dismantle a faulty argument or political opponent."
The opinion piece states, "When they go to the polls this year, voters aren't just choosing a leader. They're deciding what America will be." The opinion concludes by saying, "Mr Biden isn't a perfect candidate and he wouldn't be a perfect president. But politics is not about perfection. It is about the art of the possible and about encouraging America to embrace its better angels."
This opinion piece got everyone talking on Twitter. One user said, "Editorial board is all good. What we need is the news paper to stand for and with those without a voice. Their existence and problems are news too, not just editorial fluff." Another said, "Ok NYT, that's it!!! unfollow!!!" A user shared, "My God, I had no idea you were going to do this! I fell out of my chair in shock!!!"
Another wrote, "The Times needs a new dictionary because none of these terms apply to Joe Biden." A user tweeted, "NYT and its 'news' has lost any sense of real journalism as it continues to be an arm of the Dem party." Another said, "Thank you for helping me decide for whom to vote. If you are for Biden, then I must vote for Trump because you are consistently wrong!" A user commented, "It's about time. Where is the rest of the media? The reign of madness and terror must end." Another said, "There is no other choice. It’s America or Trump."
Editorial board is all good. What we need is the news paper to stand for and with those without a voice. Their existence and problems are news too, not just editorial fluff.— giri nair (@girinair4) October 7, 2020
Ok NYT, that's it!!! unfollow!!!— CM 🇻🇪🇺🇸🇮🇱✝️🕎 Libertad Freedom חוֹפֶשׁ (@Tusitala_2010) October 6, 2020
My God, I had no idea you were going to do this! I fell out of my chair in shock!!!!— Joel Goldenberg (@JoelGoldenberg1) October 7, 2020
The Times needs a new dictionary because none of these terms apply to Joe Biden.— RickN (@rjnln02) October 7, 2020
NYT and its “news” has lost any sense of real journalism as it continues to be an arm of the Dem party.— Clearthots (@denglish001) October 7, 2020
Thank you for helping me decide for whom to vote. If you are for Biden, then I must vote for Trump because you are consistently wrong!— Neal Edgar (@neal437) October 7, 2020
It’s about time. Where is the rest of the media? The reign of madness and terror must end.— Babs Hays (@haysbabs) October 7, 2020
There is no other choice. It’s America or Trump.— BON (@Dist_5) October 7, 2020
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