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America's newspaper of record came under fire for what many called a puff piece on a white supremacist. The paper apologized, but some readers are still angry that they give a platform to climate change deniers, writers who caution against "believing all women" and David Brooks. Others accuse the Gray Lady of liberal bias. But defenders say the Times is striving to create balance, reach beyond coastal liberalism and offer opposing viewpoints. Isn't that the job of journalism? What do you think? 📰

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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.

But Ira Glass of This American Life stood up for the piece, and others agreed it wasn't normalizing Nazis.

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.

Others say the Times is just straight-up trash #Unsubscribe

It's not just liberals who are pissed at the Gray Lady: at the New York Post, Michael Godwin called the Times "a newspaper of college snowflakes who embrace all forms of diversity except thought."

It sees its liberal politics not as a point of view, but as received wisdom that cannot be legitimately disputed.

President Trump famously loathes his hometown paper.

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.

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