WSJ editor Baker admonishes reporters over Trump coverage
Wall Street Journal editor Gerard Baker was critical of the paper’s coverage of President Donald Trump’s rally in Arizona, reports Michael Grynbaum of the New York Times.
Grynbaum reports, “Some staff members expressed similar concerns on Wednesday after Mr. Baker, in a series of blunt late-night emails, criticized his staff over their coverage of Mr. Trump’s Tuesday rally in Phoenix, describing their reporting as overly opinionated.
“‘Sorry. This is commentary dressed up as news reporting,’ Mr. Baker wrote at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday morning to a group of Journal reporters and editors, in response to a draft of the rally article that was intended for the newspaper’s final edition.
“He added in a follow-up, ‘Could we please just stick to reporting what he said rather than packaging it in exegesis and selective criticism?’
“A copy of Mr. Baker’s emails was reviewed by The New York Times.”
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