The Executive Editor for the New York Times has made a most amazing revelation.
Dean Baquet said: “We don’t get religion.”
It was in an interview with Terry Gross on National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air” program.
Listen carefully as he explains how they want to change in wake of the 2016 election:
I want to make sure that we are much more creative about beats out in the country so that we understand that anger and disconnectedness that people feel. … I think that the New York-based and Washington-based too probably, media powerhouses don’t quite get religion. We have a fabulous religion writer, but she’s all alone. We don’t get religion. We don’t get the role of religion in people’s lives.
The executive editor of the New York Times admits that they, “do not get religion.”
It is rare candor and much-appreciated clarity.
Mr. Baquet admits that they really don’t understand how so many of their neighbors think and why they think as they think.
Let’s hope he can work to change that.
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