[Ed. – ‘In an earlier time, NY Times beat reporters were not permitted to inject such opinions, even under the guise of analysis. It’s a new era.’ — Brit Hume]
Peter Baker is the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times and is billed as a straight-news reporter — so why is he attacking President Donald Trump as heated and contentious?
On Sunday, the Times published a piece by Baker entitled, “A Divider, Not a Uniter, Trump Widens the Breach,” that reads like what could be considered an opinion piece — as opposed to a news report.
Baker referred to the president as an “apostle of anger” and “deacon of divisiveness,” before noting that the president’s recent comments about athletes protesting the national anthem “distract from other matters, in this case another looming legislative debacle as his health care bill faces defeat.”
When reached by Fox News, Baker defended his comments as “analysis rather than opinion,” referring to it as “an observation” based on covering Trump for the past eight months.