There is something both shaming and profoundly handsome about Sulzburger's willingness to stand the critical gaff, enter the tetchy lion's den, and ask for a bit of national uplift ... a reprieve not for the New York Times, but for the nation. Trump is too stupid -- too involved with his own bellybutton -- to see the opportunity he had been given and I can imagine his thinking, "I've got the bastard by the short hairs!" Power and money are the merchandizer-in-chief's currency. The depths of his ignorance cannot be plumbed.
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The publisher of The New York Times said Sunday he “implored” President Donald Trump at a private White House meeting this month to reconsider his broad attacks on journalists, calling the president’s anti-press rhetoric “not just divisive but increasingly dangerous.”
In a statement, A.G. Sulzberger said he decided to comment publicly after Trump revealed their off-the-record meeting to his more than 53 million Twitter followers on Sunday. Trump’s aides had requested that the July 20 meeting not be made public, Sulzberger said.
Hats off to Sulzberger!