Author: Callum Borchers

Donald Trump keeps up media attacks with misleading tweets about New York Times

President-elect Donald Trump has had an up-and-down relationship with the media for a long time, but spent much of the campaign calling the press “crooked” and “rigged.” The Fix’s Peter Stevenson explains what his relationship with the press might look like going forward. (Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post) President-elect Donald Trump sounded very much like presidential candidate Donald Trump on Sunday morning in a pair of misleading tweets about the New York Times. Wow, the @nytimes is losing thousands of subscribers because of their very poor and highly inaccurate coverage of the “Trump phenomena” — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2016 The @nytimes sent a letter to their subscribers apologizing for their BAD coverage of me. I wonder if it will change – doubt it? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2016 According to the New York Times Co.’s latest earnings report, the number of print copies it sold in the third quarter was down from the same period in 2015, but the decline was more than offset by 116,000 new digital-only subscriptions. Overall, third-quarter circulation revenue rose 3 percent; through the first nine months of the year, circulation revenue was up 2.8 percent. Since Trump launched his White House campaign in June 2015, digital-only news subscriptions to the Times have increased 35 percent, to more than 1.3 million. Trump’s suggestion that the Times is bleeding readers because...

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