The new publisher of the New York Times gives the newspaper its “last chance” to shun false reporting and embrace impartiality, President Donald Trump declared on Tuesday.
Trump took to Twitter to quote the vision of the Times’ founder to present unbiased news to the public – a vision Trump says the Times has one “last chance” to fulfill:
The Failing New York Times has a new publisher, A.G. Sulzberger. Congratulations! Here is a last chance for the Times to fulfill the vision of its Founder, Adolph Ochs, “to give the news impartially, without fear or FAVOR, regardless of party, sect, or interests involved.”
Trump’s prescription for the Times includes hiring more ethical journalists and ending its practice of reporting stories based on fake and non-existent sources:
Get impartial journalists of a much higher standard, lose all of your phony and non-existent “sources,” and treat the President of the United States FAIRLY, so that the next time I (and the people) win, you won’t have to write an apology to your readers for a job poorly done! GL [Good Luck]
In an earlier Tweet, Trump has defended his use of social media, calling it the only way he has to fight back against the increasing barrage of malicious, false reporting:
I use Social Media not because I like to, but because it is the only way to fight a VERY dishonest and unfair “press,” now often referred to as Fake News Media. Phony and non-existent “sources” are being used more often than ever. Many stories & reports a pure fiction!