Not so long ago, The New York Times was the most trusted newspaper in America, maybe even the world. People bought it and read it because they believed it was a straight shooter. The quaint Page 1 motto, “All the News That’s Fit to Print,” promised superior judgment and taste. The paper was often boring because it presented the news in a dispassionate fashion and didn’t take sides, but that restraint was the source of its credibility. Because of its plodding thoroughness, it was dubbed the “Gray Lady” and the “paper of record.” A popular joke about its importance held that you weren’t dead unless your obit appeared in the Times. Oh, for the days. The world has changed and the media with it, but no news organization has changed more than the Times. The mandate of opinion-free news coverage was tossed overboard during the heated 2016 presidential election, and the paper now displays its bias on every page. The quaint motto is still … [Read more...] about The New York Times modifies its motto to fit leftist agenda
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Nearly 8,000 words into its exhaustive investigation of the elaborate and allegedly illegal schemes by which Donald Trump’s father conserved his wealth and promoted the myth of his son as a self-made billionaire, the New York Times revealed the existence of a sham business the Trump family used to hide massive gifts from Fred Trump to his children, saving himself millions in federal taxes. The company was called All County Building Supply & Maintenance and it was created in 1992 for the purpose of providing inflated invoices to contractors for Fed Trump’s sprawling real estate holdings in Brooklyn and Queens. Story Continued Below “All County had no corporate offices,” the Times reporters wrote. “Its address was the Manhasset, N.Y., home of John Walter, a favorite nephew of Fred Trump’s. Mr. Walter, who died in January at the age of 83, spent decades working for Fred Trump, primarily helping computerize his payroll and billing systems. He also … [Read more...] about Did the Trump Family Historian Drop a Dime to the New York Times?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By David Barstow, Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner New York Times October 03, 2018 Donald Trump built a business empire and won the presidency proclaiming himself a self-made billionaire, and he has long insisted that his father, the legendary New York City builder Fred C. Trump, provided almost no financial help. “I built what I built myself,” the president has repeatedly said.But an investigation by The New York Times has revealed that Donald Trump received the equivalent today of at least $413 million from his father’s real estate empire. What’s more, much of this money came to Trump through dubious tax schemes he participated in during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud, The Times found.In all, the president’s parents transferred well over $1 billion in wealth to their children, which could have produced a tax bill of … [Read more...] about 11 takeaways from The New York Times’ investigation into Trump’s taxes
“I built what I built myself.”This boast has long been at the core of the mythology of Donald Trump, Self-Made Billionaire. As the oft-told story goes, young Trump accepted a modest $1 million loan from his father, Fred, a moderately successful real estate developer from Queens, and — through smarts, hard work and sheer force of will — parlayed that loan into a multibillion-dollar global empire.It’s a classic American tale of ambition and self-determination. Not Horatio Alger, exactly, but appealing, and impressive, nonetheless.Except that, like so much of what Trump has been selling the American public in recent years, this origin story was a sham — a version of reality so elaborately embellished that it qualifies as fan fiction more than biography. Also, as we’ve come to expect from Trump, the creation of this myth involved a big dose of ethically sketchy, possibly even illegal activity.As an in-depth investigation by the New York Times has … [Read more...] about A New York Times editorial: Donald Trump, self-made sham
The New York Times is under fire for the photos used on Friday’s front page. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford both delivered powerful, heartfelt testimony on Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee – but The New York Times selected side-by-side images for Friday’s front page that paint a liberal narrative, according to critics. Ford, who accused the nominee of sexual assault during a high school house party, is shown looking poised and confident with her hand raised as she was being sworn in. Kavanaugh was also sworn in with is hand raised, but the paper decided to use instead an image of him looking angry while seated. Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor told Fox News that the Times’ front page is a microcosm of bias in the mainstream media. “This is what I love about The New York Times. Every time some idiot claims there is no media bias, just point to that day's paper to prove them … [Read more...] about New York Times slammed for depicting Ford as calm, Kavanaugh as angry: ‘Photos are the perfect liberal narrative’