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Editorial: Journalists shouldn’t be afraid to contextualize evil

The New York Times has received significant criticism for a profile about a neo-Nazi the paper published Saturday. (Photo via Flickr)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 27, 2017

What was unusual in the response to a recent New York Times story wasn't its negativity so much as where the hate came from. With figures on the political right, from President Donald Trump to Joseph Curl of the Washington Times, frequently deriding The New York Times as “failing” and “very,...

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