In this age of conflicting reporting and "fake news," media outlets must be careful and precise. Verifiable acts and numbers are vital to following the truth. So it's a bit disconcerting when a media titan such as the New York Times shares information that seems... questionable.
We rely on the press to give us the straight story, without unnecessary editorializing, and certainly without sugarcoating. We expect the Times to tell the hard truth so we can make our own evaluations and draw our own conclusions. If the economy isn't growing as steadily as it should be, the media must report that fact instead of spinning an "upside." Yet it seems that spin is an unfortunate trend with the Times reporting.
I'm willing to spend to support media (I don't like everything WaPo has put out but they are on my list along with the @TheEconomist and others), but the @nytimes mailers get tossed in the trash. I've come so close...but they can never keep it together long enough.— Allie Quinn (@AllieQuinn19) January 6, 2018
yes my only regret is that I could only cancel my subscription once— Ben Abrahamse (@babrahamse) January 5, 2018
not arguing numbers, we’re arguing how to give context to specific numbers in a brief way.— ryan caldwell (@rycaldwell) January 7, 2018
-also, did you just largest.crowd.ever. us?
Let's hope the Times takes the hint and reports the news as is.
H/T : Twitter