to publish or to not publish
Following backlash from each the general public and the paper’s own reporters, The Wall Avenue Journal editorial board has responded to the controversy round its choice to publish a falsehood-ridden letter to the editor penned by none apart from former President Donald Trump.
Trump’s Wednesday missive was really in response to a different Journal editorial — one about Pennsylvania’s state Supreme Courtroom that (factually) declared President Biden gained the state of Pennsylvania in 2020 by 80,555 votes. “Nicely, really, the election was rigged, which you, sadly, nonetheless have not discovered,” Trump wrote in response to the Journal, amongst different falsehoods.
On Thursday, nonetheless, the Journal’s editorial board didn’t stand down from its choice to publish the letter. “We belief our readers to make up their very own minds,” the board wrote, explaining “we expect it is news when an ex-president who might run in 2024 wrote what he did.”
After debunking a few of Trump’s many unsubstantiated claims, the board argued that it “hardly did him a particular favor by letting him reply to our editorial” contemplating he’s “making these claims elsewhere.”
“We provide the identical courtesy to others we criticize, even after they make allegations we expect are false.”
“As for the media clerics,” the group added, “their makes an attempt to censor Mr. Trump have performed nothing to decrease his recognition.”
Already, nonetheless, some have poked holes in what they’re calling a “weak” response.
However different’s recommended the pointed rebuttal, “especially given the outlet.“
https://theweek.com/donald-trump/1006553/wsj-editorial-board-argues-publishing-letter-from-trump-hardly-did-him-a | WSJ editorial board argues publishing letter from Trump ‘hardly did him a particular favor’