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Tucker Carlson scolds NY Times editor over the paper's liberal bias

Fox News host Tucker Carlson. (Image source: Fox News)

Fox News host Tucker Carlson scolded the New York Times during his Friday show over the paper's very obvious liberal bias.

According to Carlson, who spoke with the Times' public editor Liz Spayd, the Times political bias was so obvious during the 2016 election, that instead of reporting, they became an "advocacy group" for Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Spayd, who lambasted the Times for their out-of-touch election coverage following the election, argued that most of the Times' journalists seek to have "high journalistic standards," but agreed with Carlson that the "famous" reporters are often out-of-line by making their personal political biases known online, mostly via Twitter.

"I think that is outrageous, I think that that should not be," Spayd said of the journalists who editorialize on Twitter. "Everybody is going to have their personal political views — we all do — but they ought to be personal. If you sign up to be a journalist, then that is what you ought to be."

Spayd went on to explain that she thinks many of the reporters at big media companies like the Times are trying to deflect any backlash coming from mainstream liberals who think the media helped elect President-elect Donald Trump. When Carlson asked what the reporters think about conservative readers of the Times, like himself, Spayd said she doesn't think the reporters much care what they think.

Carlson went on to say that he believes liberal advocacy reporting undermines the business model of large media organizations like the Times — which focus on subscription-based revenue streams versus advertising — and empowers alternative media organizations, which have been scrutinized following the election.

"Legitimate so-called sites like The New York Times or NBC News or The Washington Post have so debased themselves that people feel like, 'I'm going somewhere else,'" he explained.

Spayd, however, contended that she thinks Fox News has also "debased" themselves by being in-the-bag for Trump throughout the election.

Watch the entire interview below:

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