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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 01:47 PM

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Staffers: Bosses Edited Our Reporting to Be More Pro-Trump

The Daily Beast
Reporters told The Daily Beast that the papers’ editors are “manipulating reality” on behalf of an ownership family that is rabidly Trumpist and believes the election was stolen.

Maxwell Tani
Media reporter
Updated Jan. 08, 2021 12:25PM ET
Published Jan. 08, 2021 12:16PM ET

Journalists at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and sister publication the Toledo Blade say the papers’ top bosses edited coverage of this week’s right-wing riot on Capitol Hill to appear more favorable to Donald Trump, reflecting ownership’s rabid support for the outgoing president.

“You have management manipulating reality, and it’s just so unbelievably unethical,” Jay Skebba, a reporter at the Blade, told The Daily Beast in an interview on Thursday evening. “To know that managers in the newsroom with decades of experience would ever allow something like that to happen is so embarrassing. I’ve worked here for seven years, today was the most upsetting.”

In a news conference on Friday organized by the NewsGuild, the union representing staff at both outlets (as well as others like The New York Times and The Daily Beast), Blade reporters said their editors made specific changes to soften language about the outgoing president’s involvement in inciting Wednesday’s riots on the Capitol, which left five people dead, including one police officer.

According to Skebba, the paper could not refer to the rioters as “Trump supporters,” or “Trump protesters,” which reporters viewed as an editorial attempt to distance the president from the riots that followed an event in which he encouraged his fans to march to the Capitol and “fight” for him.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/pittsburgh-post-gazette-and-toledo-blade-staffers-bosses-edited-our-reporting-to-be-pro-trump?ref=home

They fired their cartoonist a while back too.

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Wicked Blue Jan 2021 OP
NoMoreRepugs Jan 2021 #1
Chainfire Jan 2021 #2
MyOwnPeace Jan 2021 #3
LizBeth Jan 2021 #4
DBoon Jan 2021 #5
gab13by13 Jan 2021 #6
Wicked Blue Jan 2021 #7
kwolf68 Jan 2021 #8
gab13by13 Jan 2021 #9

Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 01:49 PM

1. But but but.... isn't ALL media a bunch of leftists???

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 01:50 PM

2. Then the reporters need to quit.

Or accept that the are propagandists not journalists. Life is all about making choices, sometimes morals make those choices painful.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 01:52 PM

3. The fired cartoonist, Rob Rogers.......

is usually included in the daily "Toons" that get posted here. He had been told to "tone down" the attacks on IQ45 and was later fired.

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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 01:52 PM

4. So I guess that is the new thing Late last night my SIL sent a tik tik of a kid pointing out

2 things. The pictures are centered like poses or something and they always have Trumps name in there like Trump supporter or Trump mob.

This dumb ass kid said something like think, things aren't always as seems.

I asked SIL if that was a joke I didn't get it, just saw a kid being stupid. Off to bed. I will see what she replies when I get to FB, but seems like the thing now. I guess tht editor watch the kid on tik tok Stupidest damn thing.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 01:57 PM

5. This is why they have a union.

They can stand together and pressure management and speak to the public with a united voice, instead of quitting or being fired one by one.

Quitting is just washing your hands of the problem. It didn't work for Pontius Pilate and it doesn't work now.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 02:11 PM

6. I'm from Pa.

the Post Gazette is a pro Trump piece of shit.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 02:13 PM

7. Totally agree with you

I used to visit someone in the Pittsburgh area and look at the paper. Ugh.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 02:14 PM

8. That old Liberal media


HOW in the hell in our great city, solid blue Pittsburgh is our newspaper a right wing rag? Liberal Media...say that 3 times while clicking your heels I hear it gives a great rush.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 02:15 PM

9. Better Google Monsanto v Fox court decision.

The court, in Florida, decided it was proper for Fox to fire a husband and wife reporters because they refused to alter their report to make it a lie. The decision basically said that Fox could fire their reporters for not printing a bogus report.

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