Rules, schmooles. That’s the attitude of Nick Dudich, “Audience Strategy Editor” for New York Times Video, when it comes to slanting the news against President Trump. He even says that taking Trump down is the reason he took this job. We know this for a fact –- at a time when unembellished facts are hard to come by –- thanks to James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, with the first installment of his new undercover documentary series AMERICAN PRAVDA.
An “audience strategy editor,” at least in this case, is fancy talk for gatekeeper. And in the cozy world of progressive politics, Dudich has managed to maneuver back and forth seamlessly between volunteer work on political campaigns (notably Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s) and paid work in news. The New York Times has very specific ethics rules for its news professionals –- I use that term loosely –- that would encourage objectivity if they were regarded with any seriousness. Dudich ignores them with impunity.
This video serves to confirm what we already knew about the Fake News. Dudich, as seen here, obviously likes to talk about himself --- a lot --- and thinks he’s impressing his female questioner with tales of how he deliberately shapes news content to make Trump and his family look bad.
He goes farther, hoping she’ll think he’s the godson of former FBI director James Comey --- which, if true, would be an especially blatant violation of the New York Times conflict-of-interest rules that nobody cares about --- and even that he has worked undercover for the FBI while enjoying punching out KKK members in Florida. When confronted later, after the Comey connection is discovered to be false, he finally admits that particular story isn’t true and says he told it because it was a good story.
Right now, I’d imagine his lawyer is advising him to say that everything he related to Project Veritas is nothing more than “a good story.” Don’t be surprised if you hear that narrative. We'll also hear the usual trashing by the left of James O’Keefe, as this video was only Part I and there are no doubt enough shoes yet to drop to delight a barefoot centipede.
At the very least, we know that the person in charge of shaping video news for The New York Times tells lies sooooo very easily, without a care about whether his narrative is the truth or simply useful storytelling. He must’ve fit right in with the Obama Administration, with professional storytellers like Ben Rhodes and Hillary “it-was-started-by-an-online-video” Clinton.
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