Trump, New York Times & Dean Baquet – the missing interview

A well known rule that most journalists seek to comply with  is that the journalist should not become the story or part of the story. However should there not sometimes in exceptional circumstances be an exception? I am thinking of Trump comments about ‘s****hole countries’ and the implication that people from such countries including Haiti have nothing to offer US.

As some will know Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times, is of Haitian parentage. Would it not be wonderful, as we know Trump wishes to be accepted by the Manhattan elite of which NY Times is  a bastion, to witness Trump being interviewed about his views of Africans and Haitians by Dean Baquet. Come on Dean make us this one exception… it will be great television and everyone will forgive you. Come on Dean!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Baquet
  2. Trump‘s ‘shithole‘ comment is his new rock bottom – cnn.com