Manufacturing Consent at NYTimes

Do you read/trust the NY Times?

Spend a couple mins reading Bari Weiss’ resignation letter at:

A few excerpts:

“But Twitter has become its ultimate editor”

“Stories are chosen and told in a way to satisfy the narrowest of audiences, rather than to allow a curious public to read about the world and then draw their own conclusions”

“…we can assure ourselves of job security (and clicks) by publishing our 4000th op-ed arguing that Donald Trump is a unique danger to the country and the world”

“Rule One: Speak your mind at your own peril. Rule Two: Never risk commissioning a story that goes against the narrative. Rule Three: Never believe an editor or publisher who urges you to go against the grain.”

Noam Chomsky called this “Manufacturing Consent” .

I don’t believe the NYTimes is the only news org contending with this.