Pierson Sees Ulterior Motive for NY Times Publishing Letters From Trump Voters
The New York Times on Thursday replaced its normal editorial page with letters from voters who supported President Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
"The Times editorial board has been sharply critical of the Trump presidency, on grounds of policy and personal conduct. Not all readers have been persuaded," a note on the Times's opinion page reads. "In the spirit of open debate, and in hopes of helping readers who agree with us better understand the views of those who don’t, we wanted to let Mr. Trump’s supporters make their best case for him as the first year of his presidency approaches its close."
On "Outnumbered Overtime," former Trump campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson said one day out of 365 doesn't really offer a diversity of opinion.
She argued this is the Times' attempt to publish the Trump administration's "magnificent accomplishments" without having to run an actual story.
"So instead they bring on Trump supporters to do it for them," Pierson said.
Despite that, she said it was a good -- and uncommon -- opportunity for Times readers to see Trump voters weigh in on a wide range of issues, including immigration, the economy and why so many longtime Democrats voted for Trump in 2016.
"I think that's really important for a lot of the Times readers to read, because a lot of times, people get stuck in their own little bubble, not realizing the realities that are occurring outside of them," Pierson said. "These things are very important and very real, and I think the Times should take note of this do more of this more often."
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