Fox News’ Attempt to Get Jill Abramson to Call the New York Times ‘Biased’ Backfires Spectacularly

Fox News’ Attempt to Get Jill Abramson to Call the New York Times ‘Biased’ Backfires Spectacularly

During a lengthy Fox News interview on Wednesday morning, former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson repeatedly frustrated America’s Newsroom anchors Sandra Smith and Jon Scott as she rebuffed their attempts to get her to criticize their coverage of President Trump following the leaked transcript of the newspaper’s recent town-hall meeting.

“No, I think you mischaracterized what he said,” she replied. “What he was explaining was that the paper had been set up to cover a deep investigative story out of Washington.”

Abramson added: “And now they were pivoting to an election where the job of The New York Times is to be in the country figuring out how people feel and what they think. It was not telling people get ready to cover a racist administration. That was a complete mischaracterization of what he was saying. I read that transcript twice.”

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