• In social media posts, our journalists must not express partisan opinions, promote political views, endorse candidates, make offensive comments or do anything else that undercuts The Times’s journalistic reputation.
From the New York Times, “The Times Issues Social Media Guidelines for the Newsroom,” (click here).
That is a very strict policy and it would seem their journalists should not have social media accounts or limit them to sports and their children. I don’t know what guidelines LNP has for their reporters on social media (they surely do not have a journalism code of ethics) and I don’t know what Knapp posted on his private Facebook account.
But to instruct reporters to write favorably about Donald Trump is also absolutely unethical and simply unbelievable. And let’s not forget that LNP owner, Beverly Steinman, has donated huge sums of money to the Republican party and conservative Republican candidates for years.
There will be more tomorrow.
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
Former LNP reporter Tom Knapp just posted the below on his non-private (formerly LNP) Facebook page.
Sue them, Tom!
** I will ask again: Should taxpayers be paying for Marriott Hotel rooms for LNP?
* LNP opinion editor Suzanne Cassidy just tweeted today’s editorial (see below).
You are an absolute disgrace to journalism, Cassidy! LNP should be removed immediately from any legitimate news organizations in the state and the country!
PAY FOR MARRIOTT
Today’s LNP editorial (pictured left – click here) and from NewsLanc.com, “REF speaks: The fall of Lancaster,” (click here).
The hypocrisy and lies from LNP are simply believable! How about $5,100 for a yoga room and over $9 million dollars for rooms in a for-profit, off the tax-rolls Marriott Hotel expansion owned by racist LNP? Om, no.
LNP is a predator indeed!
Please check back later today.