News outlets omit context in reporting on Ailes’ NYT attack

In his column about that comment, The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz didn’t include any of that back-and-forth with Alexander, only quoting Ailes calling the Times a  “bunch of lying scum.”

Kurtz did include some of the back story about the Times story predicting an Ailes indictment, but didn’t explain fully what was going on. Kurtz also reported in his column that Ailes has subsequently apologized for it.

The liberal blog ThinkProgress also provided no context in its reporting, while The Atlantic suggested that Ailes make a public apology for his remarks about the Times. Other media outlets also ripped Ailes without providing any context.

This piece was updated after publication.

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