James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released the third installment of its undercover investigation into the leftist bias at The New York Times. This time around, his cameras captured a senior home page editor, Des Shoe, openly admitting that the Gray Lady is “widely understood to be liberal-leaning” and how that philosophy drives what goes to print.
Shoe is responsible for what appears on the front page of the NYT and during the election, she expalined how everyone tried their best to influence voters to steer clear of Donald Trump:
"I think one of the things that maybe journalists were thinking about is like...Oh, if we write about him, about how insanely crazy he is and how ludicrous his policies are, then maybe people will read it and be like, oh wow, we shouldn't vote for him."
And just what do NYT employees think about Trump and the vice president? Shoe, who was careful to say she was “speaking off the record,” stated she believes his words “are apologetic toward white supremacists.”
“I feel like Trump is a… is just a… Like, is sort of an idiot in a lot of ways,” Shoe said. “Just an oblivious idiot.”
“Mike Pence, who’s f***ing horrible,” she added, “I think maybe, possibly worse than Trump. He’s extremely religious.”
In the same breath, Shoe claims that as journalists, it’s their job “to be objective,” but added, “It’s very difficult in this day and age to do that.” Yes, especially when their subject matter is so hated.
But apparently, that’s exactly what NYT readers want:
"Since the election, like you know...Speaking on, you know, for The New York Times, our subscriptions have sky-rocketed since...I mean, they call it the Trump bump."
"The main objective is to grab subscribers. You do that any way that you can," Shoe said.
As O’Keefe explains in his voice over, the so-called Trump Bump is real. Revenues are up 9.2% and digital subscriptions to The Times are up 63.4%. So, if anti-Trump is a business model, then business is good for "left-leaning" publications.
It doesn't take much digging in the pages, in hand or online, of the NYT to notice that its journalists can't stop their personal politics from dripping down their fingertips and onto their keyboards, but these undercover videos should convince those on the fence about media bias to see that it's not some made-up Trump fantasy.