Sunday, April 30, 2017

Actual Reportage at NYT

Writing in The New York Times, for which he reports, Peter Baker tackles the subject of
How Trump Has Reshaped the Presidency, and How It's Changed Him, Too.
Considering where it appears and how the NYT modal reader feels, the article is considerably balanced and not excessively judgmental. Props to Baker for stifling in his own feelings and describing the President relatively accurately.

Baker may have "committed" actual journalism. Isn't it sad real journalism is so rare as to be noteworthy?

True, it's more fun to be an opinion writer. But we opinion writers need good reportage, minus the bias, upon which to opine.

Let's honor decent reporting when we read or watch it. Way to go, Peter.