- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 13, 2016

Donald Trump continues to tweet up a firestorm in the wake of his presidential election victory, this time taking several shots at The New York Times for its “highly inaccurate” coverage of his campaign and supporters.

“Wow, the @nytimes is losing thousands of subscribers because of their very poor and highly inaccurate coverage of the ‘Trump phenomena,’” the president-elect said Sunday in a tweet.

The “Gray Lady” predicted Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton would win the election, prompting publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. to send a letter to subscribers after Election Day apologizing for failing to understand Mr. Trump’s appeal among rural Americans.

“After such an erratic and unpredictable election there are inevitable questions: Did Donald Trump’s sheer unconventionality lead us and other news outlets to underestimate his support among American voters?” Mr. Sulzberger asked in the letter on Friday.

He insisted the Times covered “both candidates fairly,” but also promised the paper would rededicate itself to reporting on “America and the world honestly, without fear or favor.”



Mr. Trump doesn’t seem to be holding his breath.

“The @nytimes sent a letter to their subscribers apologizing for their BAD coverage of me,” Mr. Trump said in another tweet on Sunday. “I wonder if it will change — doubt it?”

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