How to stop the ‘New York Times’ from publishing fake news
New York Times editor Bill Keller has become the latest Times executive to face accusations of manipulating stories in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
In an article on Monday, Keller wrote that “our journalism is too strong” to be “driven by fake news.”
In an interview with CNN, Keller responded by saying, “I think the news organizations are too strong and I think they should be able to do whatever they want with what they have and we’re too weak.”
The New York Post and the Washington Post both published a story about the massacre in Las Villas that Keller published on Sunday night, accusing the Times of manipulating and lying about it.
The Washington Post published an article Sunday evening on its website that included a photo of the Mandalay Bay hotel, and the New York post appeared on Sunday morning.
The two papers have since edited out the photo, and Keller apologized to both publications in a statement published on Monday.
The Post and New York newspapers did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.
Keller has been a vocal critic of the Times since it published an editorial in September that criticized President Donald Trump for not condemning the attack and for refusing to use the word “cowardly” when discussing it.
Kellers office did not respond to a request for an interview for this story.
On Monday, he appeared on CNN to discuss the controversy and said that the Times’ approach to covering the Las Vegas shooting was “absolutely wrong.”
“I don’t think it’s right to say that we are afraid of the media,” he said.
“I don, and I’m not.
I think it is wrong.”
Keller also said that he had not read the New Yorker article on the massacre, and that he did not know the names of the victims.
“I’m just saying I don’t know,” he added.
“You’re going to have to wait and see what the Times is going to do about it, because I think we’re all kind of watching and watching.”