The Nazi sympathizer story was the last straw for many readers. Ryan J. Downey and others pointed out the contrast between the paper's description of an avowed white supremacist and their characterization of Mike Brown, an unarmed black teenager killed by a policeman in Ferguson.
And here’s all that really needs to be said about why that New York Times neo-Nazi profile sucks. https://t.co/gy3jlHHthZ
Will Oremus argues that angry readers who unsubscribed in response to Bret Stephens' climate change denial column were within their rights—but he also pointed out that the Times newsroom has been on the forefront of climate change reporting.
While the Times is far from perfect, it is on the whole a bulwark of fact-based discourse....Pull your support from the Times, and in some small way you’re undermining one of the pillars of American journalism.
But many say this is the absolute worst time to trash America's biggest paper. Urge them to be better, but don't cancel your subscription—unless you think Mark Zuckerberg will do a better job of delivering you objective reporting.
Stories like the ones put out by the Washington Post and New York Times show exactly why we need good journalism now more than ever