John Rentoul: NYT calling Trump a ‘liar’ in reports is an ‘abdication of responsibility to journalism’

Posted by - March 1, 2017

By Freddy Mayhew, Press Gazette The Independent’s chief political commentator, John Rentoul, has said the New York Times’ use of the word “lie” in news reports about Donald Trump was an “abdication of responsibility to journalism”. The NYT published an opinion piece that describes the US President as “a proven liar” who “lies often and effortlessly” and used the

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Long live the Long Lunch!

Posted by - December 5, 2016

It was the sort of story line no one would have believed in the hard-drinking Fleet Street days of yesteryear: Some journalists were so keen to attend the London Press Club’s event to mark the end of The Street that they took the whole day off. Journalists packed The Punch Tavern in Fleet Street for “The

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