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New York Times’ Trump Tax Team Imploded
When Star Reporter David Barstow Went Rogue

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Posted By: MissMolly, 6/26/2019 4:45:07 AM

On April 15, the New York Times staff gathered in the newsroom, looking up at Executive Editor Dean Baquet on a crimson staircase where he announced to rapturous applause that reporters David Barstow, Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner had won the Pulitzer Prize for their groundbreaking story on President Trump’s taxes. The trio “shattered Donald Trump’s myth of self-made billionaire,” Baquet said, exposing how the president and his family had evaded paying taxes for decades and committed “outright fraud.” Their story drew the fury of Trump who labeled it a “hit piece” from the “failing New York Times” and threatened to sue the paper. The reporters spoke

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Reply 1 - Posted by: BarryNo 6/26/2019 6:30:50 AM (No. 106841)
Frankly, how can anyone trust this backstory? 'Source'? The story seems to indicate they can't be ethical even in their fake news.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Newtsche 6/26/2019 8:26:02 AM (No. 106925)
Ugly and uglier. If one can accept the NY Times is a rogue institution on it's own, Barstow went roguer -- "described him as a 'wrecking ball' who 'does not play nice with others...' "
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nimby 6/26/2019 8:45:58 AM (No. 106950)
This piece is so badly written that it meanders without a punchline. If freaking journalists cannot write an article without highlighting the salient points, they “SHOULD “ go back to school and learn to write.No doubt journalists are the worst breed of writers
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Strike3 6/26/2019 9:26:01 AM (No. 107006)
In my interpretation, Andrew Wylie is the snake in the woodpile here. Most literary agents are among the lowest of all bottom feeders on the planet and will stab anybody in the back if the opportunity presents itself. I think Barstow was tempted by the dollar figures thrown at him and backed out because he knew the project would not fly. Any guy who deals with Al Gore or Norman Mailer is not playing with all the cards face up. However, the fact that the NYT praised this entire smear job says very little about their ethics but then we knew that for years. It also demonstrates that the Pulitzer Prize is now worth about as much as the Nobel Peace Prize.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hermoine 6/26/2019 10:14:47 AM (No. 107088)
This was a long article that was essentially about nothing. We all know the NYT is unethical so it is no shock that they had a reporter, working on a "bombshell Pulitzer prize" winning piece who was acting unethically. The guy sounds smarmy all the way around. The whole story could've been summed up in about 4-5 paragraphs.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: janjan 6/26/2019 10:38:31 AM (No. 107109)
How many actual Americans even read this expose' of Trump's financial dealings? And who in the world besides the NYT cares?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: ahclem11 6/26/2019 11:07:55 AM (No. 107154)
Real estate investor loses money during 1980's. Doesn't pay taxes on capital losses. I am shocked.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Krause 6/26/2019 12:29:20 PM (No. 107225)
We have one party the President of which is working hard and doing a lot of good things for America and its people. The other party is working hard to stop him from doing such good things, and trying to kick him out of office. Not sure this is the way governing the country is supposed to work,
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lawsy0 6/26/2019 1:52:51 PM (No. 107336)
Thank you, posters, for reading this crapfest so I don't have to. The way the paragraph lede started, I thought it was remake of Gone With the Wind!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 6/26/2019 8:17:20 PM (No. 107558)
The lies just go on and on. If you check that 400 million that Trump was supposedly left was calculated by using today's value of money. He was actually left 4 million one quarter of 20 million which was split among the 4 children, which is not anything to sneeze at but to build a billion out of 4 million does in fact take talent. And all you had to do to find out the truth was go back to the stories of the Trumps at the time of their father's death to get the actual numbers. But God forbid there should be a journalist today that could do anything but repeat whatever the DNC tells them. These people are disgusting in so many ways, and the Daily Beast is as bad as the Times in that they are perpetrating a story that they know is a lie, and if they don't know... well that may say something even worse about them.
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