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NY Times Lead Story: ‘Conspiratorial’ Trump’s Corrosive ‘Paranoia’ Harming Faith in the Media

Posted on 31 May 2018

<p>Tuesday’s <em>New York Times</em> led with Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Maggie Haberman rushing to tar President Trump’s criticism of the “deep state” and the mainstream press as corrosive, paranoid, and conspiratorial (while unwittingly strengthening his case) in “Trump’s Embrace Of ‘Spygate” Plot Sows Suspicions -- Eroding Public Trust -- Conspiracy Theories Are Brought From Fringes to the Oval Office.” The text box didn’t offer much benefit of the doubt: “Ex-aides cite political opportunism and the president’s paranoia.”</p>