ROBERT WRIGHT

Crisis, What Crisis?

More history, less hysteria

Trump and the Times

When President Trump started complaining about media bias, his critics accused him of being the Gaslighter in Chief and of "trying to confuse the public so that they will not believe inconvenient truths." When conservatives like Dennis Prager claimed that the main existential threat to Western values was not Russia but "left-wing dominated media," he was excoriated—particularly in the New York Times. Yet in August the Times  began actively soliciting submissions from Trump defectors, and last week it extended that invitation to include educators working with DACA students. Two questions arise. To what editorial uses are such testimonials apt to be put? And was Trump correct all along?