Project Veritas recently released another “American Pravda” video, where undercover reporters hear the confession of a New York Times editor.
The editor was in charge of a vast social media campaign, and said flat-out that he was a former Clinton campaign volunteer who job is to slant the news.
“I’m objective. No I’m not,” said the editor in the video.
In response to the embarrassing expose, the NYT has…incredibly…done something right!
The media giant has banned online reporters and social media employees from making any “editorial” comments in their posts and descriptions.
More from Breitbart:
The New York Times has banned its reporters and editors from promoting their political views on social media, according to new guidelines released by the company.
“If our journalists are perceived as biased or if they engage in editorializing on social media, that can undercut the credibility of the entire newsroom,” declared the New York Times in the public post. “We’ve always made clear that newsroom employees should avoid posting anything on social media that damages our reputation for neutrality and fairness. This memo offers more detailed guidelines.”
“In social media posts, our journalists must not express partisan opinions, promote political views, endorse candidates, make offensive comments or do anything else that undercuts The Times’s journalistic reputation,” they warned. “Our journalists should be especially mindful of appearing to take sides on issues that The Times is seeking to cover objectively.”
The Times also encouraged employees to avoid posting customer service complaints on their accounts, adding, “you’ll most likely be given special consideration because of your status as a Times reporter or editor,” while employees must also now avoid “joining private and ‘secret’ groups on Facebook and other platforms that may have a partisan orientation.”