When Donald Trump secured the Republican presidential nomination, The New York Times changed its mission statement, for all intents and purposes, from “All the News That’s Fit to Print” to “I’m With Her™.”
Few media entities have been so ready, willing or able to throw aside any and all objectivity in the service of Hillary Clinton.
So, how has that worked out for them? Not very well, apparently. Trump is polling better than when the Grey Lady started their holy jihad against MAGA Nation, and The Times has been losing profitability like Anthony Weiner losing his prospects at regaining that House seat once all of this unpleasantness blows over.
“Net profit attributable to the newspaper publisher fell to $406,000, or break-even per share, in the third quarter, from $9.4 million, or 6 cents per share, a year earlier,” the Mail reported. “Revenue fell to $363.6 million from $367.4 million.”
Mark Thompson, president and CEO of the Times Corporation, tried to put a rosy spin on things.
Perhaps, however, The Times might want to focus on being slightly less ridiculous.
It’s hard to pinpoint any one story that shows just how far The Times is willing to sink in service of Hillary Clinton this election cycle. If you were to try, however, I suppose you couldn’t do worse than a lengthy piece, titled “‘I Had a Scary Dream About Donald Trump’: Muslim Parents Face a Tense Election,” in which the paper actually blamed Donald Trump for causing nightmares for Muslim children.
Seven-year-old Maaria Elcharfa’s somnolent thoughts on Mr. Trump were examined in-depth in the piece, which I’m going to assume was delivered with a straight face.
After reading that, I’m not surprised Times quarterly profit is down 95.7 percent. I’m surprised that readership isn’t down 95.7 percent.