You may have heard some buzz about The New York Times running an ad during the Oscars last night. The theme of the ad is “The Truth Is Hard.”
Before it ran last night, Times executive editor Dean Baquet appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday morning to talk about President Trump‘s attacks on their paper and how it’s actually helped to drive more subscriptions.
The new slogan from the Times comes on the heels of the Washington Post‘s “Democracy dies in darkness.”
And just like the WaPo slogan, the Times ad received both plaudits and criticism:
.@nytimes had an Oscar-worthy ad! The truth is hard. And more important than ever.
— Anne-Marie Slaughter (@SlaughterAM) February 27, 2017
— NRATV (@nranews) February 27, 2017
That is a really powerful ad from the New York Times.
— Lydia Polgreen (@lpolgreen) February 27, 2017
@nytimes Why? Because it’s Trump as POTUS? So what you’re saying is that when u agree w POTUS – like Obama – the truth isn’t as important?
— Kevin Reynolds (@deckacards) February 27, 2017
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) February 27, 2017
NYT’s ad about truth begins with a lie: “The truth is our nation is more divided than ever.” Compared to the Civil War? https://t.co/iFC3x30Ec4
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 27, 2017
Trump himself tweeted about the ad yesterday morning:
For first time the failing @nytimes will take an ad (a bad one) to help save its failing reputation. Try reporting accurately & fairly!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 26, 2017
You can watch the full ad above.
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