New York Times editor says Trump has put his reporters’ lives at risk
Dean Baquet decries abuse of journalists and defends not calling president racist
Jim Waterson Media editor
Mon 18 Nov 2019 02.00 EST
Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, at the newspaper’s London office. Photograph: Alicia Canter/The Guardian
The executive editor of the New York Times has accused Donald Trump of putting his reporters’ lives at risk by subjecting them to personal abuse and describing them as “enemies of the people”.
Dean Baquet, who has led the news outlet during one of the most tumultuous periods in its history, said the US president’s history of verbal attacks on journalists such as the New York Times’s political reporter Maggie Haberman was “appalling” and risked having serious consequences.
“I think his personal attacks on reporters, including Maggie, are pretty awful and pretty unpresidential,” he said. “I think personal attacks on journalists, when he calls them names, I think he puts their lives at risk.
“I think that when he actually calls reporters names, says they’re un-American, says they’re enemies of the people … that phrase has a deep history. I think when he says that, it is an appalling attack on the press.”
THIS is one more of the reasons Liberals should not be trusted with great power. They fail to understand how what THEY do will result in consequences they cant foresee and that THEY find abhorrent.
And which they either blame on the Right or they make popular against tradition, law, or good sense.
The fake news liars would suffer zero threats if they were honest and objective and fair.