How low can irresponsible journalism go?
First, the Times publishes an anonymous op-ed piece from a supposed senior inside source regarding President Trump’s administrative style. Really, an anonymous op-ed — no specific sources cited, no factual documented corroboration, etc.?
This is journalism at its worst — this is what is taught in first-year journalism universities as unacceptable and irresponsible.
Now the Nikki Haley curtain story. Alleging that she, as a Trump appointee, purchased $57,000 curtains for her apartment in New York City. As it turns out, this purchase was made during the Obama administration — a fact that was belatedly corrected by the Times after the attention-getting incorrect headline.
It’s no wonder that newspaper reporting has lost its credibility among its readers.
Daniel J. FitzgeraldCharlestown