How the NYT and Post covered Bannon’s resignation
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How the NYT and Post covered Bannon’s resignation

January 10, 2018

The Raw Data

Unspun and unbiased. These are the facts.

Steve Bannon resigns from Breitbart

On Tuesday, former White House advisor Stephen K. Bannon resigned as executive chairman of Breitbart News Network. A Breitbart statement said, “Bannon and Breitbart will work together on a smooth and orderly transition.” Bannon’s resignation came a few days after the release of Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury,” which attributes disparaging remarks about members of U.S. President Donald Trump’s family to Bannon.

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Distortion Highlights

  • Is Steve Bannon’s resignation from Breitbart a humiliation? Some people may believe so, but it’s an opinion.
  • Yet, some of the media coverage stated opinion as fact and used dramatic descriptions that suggest Bannon has fallen from grace.
  • The news articles deviate from objective and fact-based reporting, and enter the realm of editorials.

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