[Ed. – Koppel just went from an elder statesman of journalism to an old coot suffering from dementia.]
Wow! This somehow slipped beneath the radar but it is highly significant considering who said it. In fact if you read just what the person said, you might even think that most of it was spoken by someone at NewsBusters. However, what is significant, is the words were uttered by former ABC News star Ted Koppel on March 7 during a discussion with Marvin Kalb at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace which was excerpted by Nicholas Ballasy who attended the event.
I’m terribly concerned that when you talk about the New York Times these days, when you talk about the Washington Post these days, we’re not talking about the New York Times of 50 years ago. We are not talking about the Washington Post of 50 years ago. We’re talking about organizations that I believe have, in fact, decided as organizations that Donald J. Trump is bad for the United States.
Correct, Ted. Both newspapers were very liberal 50 years ago but they weren’t the flat out advocates that they are now. Back then they at least made an attempt to present an image of journalistic integrity. Nowadays, they have have dropped any pretense of neutrality. …