January 28, 2022 | Foreign Podicy

The Worst of Times

January 28, 2022 Foreign Podicy

The Worst of Times


The media have changed a lot in recent years – not for the better. The New York Times certainly isn’t the newspaper it used to be.

Ashley Rindsberg has written a book making the case that, even in its best days, The Times often failed to live up to its reputation as the newspaper of record, pursuing and publishing the truth, as the paper’s founder put it, “without fear or favor, regardless of party, sect or interests involved.”

The title of Mr. Rindsberg’s book: The Gray Lady Winked: How The New York Times’s Misreporting, Distortions and Fabrications Radically Alter History.

Ira Stoll is a journalist and author, the media columnist of the Algemeiner, and editor of Smartertimes.com.

They join host Cliff May to talk about The Times in particular and the state of journalism in general on this special edition of Foreign Podicy in association with FDD’s Barish Center for Media Integrity.