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The New York Times Launches ‘Right-Wing Media’ Beat to Explore Factors Influencing Policy Decisions of ‘Many Americans’

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News Politics: The New York Times’ politics staff has a new focus: covering “right-wing media” in order to better enlighten its readers on the factors that influence many Americans’ political choices, as these media sites frequently “bore little resemblance” to mainstream reporting. Ken Bensinger, a seasoned investigative writer for BuzzFeed News, will “pioneer a new beat tracking right-wing media as part of the democracy team on the Politics desk,” The Times’ political editor David Halbfinger said last week. Bensinger’s new job, which begins on Monday, is said to be populated with “those who reject dominant narratives and question the institutions that keep up our democracy,” according to Halbfinger. In this dangerous time, it is essential to comprehend how information develops, circulates, and is absorbed, which calls for a good dose of patience and empathy.

Bensinger, who didn’t respond to a request for comment, tweeted his new job was “important and complex” and required “sensitivity and nuance at a critical time for this nation.” Asked to elaborate about the new position, a New York Times spokesman told Fox News Digital this beat was created due to the volume of Americans who rely on alternatives to mainstream sources for their information.

The spokesman didn’t respond specifically to the question of whether a position to narrowly cover progressive or left-wing media existed or was being created at the newspaper. The Times has a number of reporters on its media team that cover the large, ideologically diverse industry, but none appear to focus squarely on the left.

Recent references to “right-wing media” in the Times print, however, have been along the lines of the new beat: coverage of how conservative and right-wing press outlets have covered major news events, such as the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago raid – “right-wing media amplifying the fury directed at the Biden administration,” the Times reported. The paper has also reported extensively on Trump’s 2020 stolen election claims and the media outlets and figures that have aped them, which the Times and other mainstream outlets have framed as a unique threat to the democratic order.

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