Former NYT public editor Margaret Sullivan talks to Chuck about the newsworthiness of the anonymous NYT op-ed.
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Sullivan: ‘No Problem’ With Ethics Of Publishing Anonymous NYT Op-Ed | MTP Daily | MSNBC

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35 Comments

Miss Gee · September 6, 2018 at 11:45 pm

Who cares people so dam nosey it would not have made a difference with a name behind it you guys just want to know who it is!!! Why do you have to know who it is to believe it's true?? Girl Bye!!!

Alex · September 6, 2018 at 11:45 pm

I don't care about anonymous source! President Trump was elected and this anonymous source wasn't! I do care about economy, unemployment, strong US $……No other President has achieved that much for American people! Strong businessman and politician! Obama was the worst president ever with so much corruption, conspiracy and cover ups! Typical for Dems!

Lamcello Poshperry · September 6, 2018 at 11:47 pm

Just think back to Helsinki SHAME

Ford Fairlane · September 6, 2018 at 11:48 pm

Facts like the tapes and the proof that there was a meeting at trump tower : facts

Aniya Ross · September 6, 2018 at 11:49 pm

I think McConnell's wife.

Surely U Jest · September 6, 2018 at 11:51 pm

Someone close to Hillary Clinton told me that Hillary is mean and drinks baby blood. Nevermind who- it’s not important, but it doesn’t change the fact that she’s a vampire.

Alesia Koch · September 6, 2018 at 11:51 pm

Shut the F up! You know if the writer of that piece once exposed will be fired. And the Republicans won't do Sshhh!

Stoic Virtue Ethics Keep Reading! · September 6, 2018 at 11:54 pm

A Private First Class straight out of Basic Training has more military competence than President Trump, who should resign, be impeached, or face treason for slandering the Presidency a complete decade before being its candidate.

The BOOKKEEPER · September 6, 2018 at 11:55 pm

Don’t be an empty Patriot. Learn the name of every one of your Political Representatives. Read ALL the bills they sponsor, KNOW how they vote AND how the bill will affect air, water, food, health for you, your child, your parent. BE AN INFORMED PATRIOT. Your country thanks you.

Surely U Jest · September 7, 2018 at 12:05 am

Democrats get everything wrong- totally expect them to continue to implode their own party. They’re like tarded terrorists, keystone cops, three stooges. Baaaaaa!

brian gardner · September 7, 2018 at 12:06 am

What Sullivan thinks is not worth spit. She is an east coast elitist liberal like every person who works for the NY Times. I think the piece was written by a small group of writers in the editorial staff to correspond with the Woodward trash. Set to the backdrop of a conservative judge conformation. Timing is everything.

DragonSerpentSwine199 CXCIX · September 7, 2018 at 12:07 am

An anonymous OP-ED. My local rag wouldn't even stoop that low. You'll find their source in a Fictionary or maybe a Fictopedia
Hahahaha.

PhilKron1960 · September 7, 2018 at 12:11 am

We the people!
There are 3,141 counties in the United States.
Trump won 3,084 of them.
Clinton won 57.
There are 62 counties in New York State.
Trump won 46 of them.
Clinton won 16.
Rom13:1 Everyone must submit to governing authorities.
For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of
authority have been placed there by God!
Fake News!

She's my President · September 7, 2018 at 12:14 am

NYT is owned by the MS13 crime boss Carlos Slim that orders his MS13 generals to decapitate their DRUG competition and then peel the skin off the heads to strike fear in anyone that tries to move in on their ROGUE CIA / DEA protected drug territory (these profits fund black budgets and PAY off MSNBC to report their SICK propaganda

Donald Trump · September 7, 2018 at 12:17 am

I’m a mess

Sarah · September 7, 2018 at 12:23 am

Whoever this "anonymous" person is is coward and a liar and should resign. If they truly believed what is in the op-ed they'd resign anyway. Like if I had served in the Obama administration I would have resigned when he signed the ACA because my fears about him were confirmed when he signed the ACA.

Eastern Woods · September 7, 2018 at 12:23 am

When Pence takes over in December and appoints a whole new cabinet we'll find out

Frances Jelinske · September 7, 2018 at 12:34 am

The Times shouldn't have printed it without a name and the author should have owned it. So while our attention is distracted with this who-done-it, what's really going on?

sorellman · September 7, 2018 at 12:55 am

What ethics! This is Clintons' America. Who needs ethics? Journalism died when Walter Cronkite died.

Gina Heller · September 7, 2018 at 12:57 am

**WARNING….BOTS ARE OUT IN FORCE**

TMA L X · September 7, 2018 at 12:58 am

©™ TMALX Transnational 🌏 Militant💥 Armed🔫Liberation⛓ Xecutive🕶 Observation ✍ ✍

NYT op-ed,
Who not important.
Content important.
As I've been posting since day one Trump moronic meglomaniacal goofball President unhinged paranoid delusional behavior lies as easily as he breaths and just as often .
Everyone flips followed by indictments for Trump money laundering then impeachment proceedings and resignation.
Doesn't finish his term 👌
15, March 2019

star burst · September 7, 2018 at 1:23 am

QAnon? Oh yeah

Morgan J.S. · September 7, 2018 at 1:36 am

When the word "gutless" is being used by both sides, I'm thinking one of three.
Pence, Ryan, McConnell

Benjamin Perry · September 7, 2018 at 1:57 am

Another reason to vote Trump 2020

Mike Newman · September 7, 2018 at 2:24 am

NYT and any free media will be hoping NYT got the identity of this alleged anonymous source very accurate and undeniable.
The text looks a lot like a sting and/or false flag effort.
Have the moderate media taken the bait? Initially yes, then I noticed words like "if taken at face value" coming into the narrative.
If it is a sting, who is being stung? NYT and moderate media. The fake news mantra will have credence for the first time.
If a false flag, who is meant to grab it? Trump's base and maybe some Republicans.
Why false flag?
Multiple hooks for the Trump base I.e. campaign promises met, deep state, thrawting Trump's agenda etc. Lodestar to point at Pence. Similar pointing at Mattis and national security . Roughly plagiarised from Bob Woodward etc. This article looks like a committee effort.
Which committee?
Well the Russian espionage teams that target the English speaking world speak and write pretty good English. They gave the motive and deceptive capability as does Bannon. Insiders could also pull this off.
Finally, despite breathless reporting about Trump going volcanic, he was clearly in charge when he spoke about is to all the amassed coppers. He was definitely not surprised and much better prepared than usual. Same old "failing this, failing that" but totally prepared and fairly calm, a little excited yes but not raging or anything we could expect if blind sided. Excitement is not rage. It was like he was holding a royal flush and trying to contain himself.

Lily Jade · September 7, 2018 at 3:30 am

Finally no dotard's face … and real reporting about an issue by Chuck

lunamypet · September 7, 2018 at 3:55 am

I think it’s one of the “dumb southerners” mentioned to avoid suspicion.

Richard Alexander · September 7, 2018 at 5:50 am

Now Dotard can have his very own witch hunt…too funny!

Let's see, gutless snake? uh oh, Mike Pence, where were you when this op-ed was leaked?

lee hann · September 7, 2018 at 5:50 am

The op-ed is fake created to help drum up support and talking points for trump these are the times we are living in

michaelthemovieman · September 7, 2018 at 10:22 am

Because you don't HAVE any ethics, you rapeable gash.

dev0n james · September 7, 2018 at 4:40 pm

lying liberals

All Will Be Well · September 7, 2018 at 10:54 pm

Remember Trump supporters. The tax break for workers is TEMPORARY but the tax break for corporations is PERMANENT. The Tax breaks seriously raised the deficit that we and our children will pay for. Obamacare is being dismantled in some states – mostly states with big populations of Trump supporters. You are voting against your own interests and will pay the price.

dean langloss · September 7, 2018 at 11:20 pm

I wrote the Op Ed it was me, i don't care who knows it, Donald made me do it, then Jared threatened to have me ridiculed by alex, then some guy named Rudy started talking and everyone became confused until he stopped talking next thing i know i am at a table writing this op ed for Don and in comes kellyanne to try to add some double gibberish and wouldn't you know it right about that time Vladdy boy calls and i could overhear him talking with donny boy and kellyanne in praise and after that Jr walks in with a russian hat on, so donny boy starts going crazytown about how he is making the family loook bad by wearing a russian hat in the oval office, next thing i know some guy named Brett calls and say's "ok I can do that for the Don, but i get life or he does period.

Giacomo Ferrario · September 8, 2018 at 12:32 am

DONALD J TRUMP IS A SICK TRAITOR. TREASON. CONSPIRACY. CORRUPTION.“I think he’s crazy,” Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) confided to his colleague Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) in a July exchange inadvertently caught on a microphone. (“I’m worried,” she replied.) CNN’s Don Lemon, flabbergasted after a Trump speech last month, concluded that “he’s unhinged. . . . There was no sanity there.” Even some Republicans have grown more blunt, with Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.) recently suggesting that Trump “has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence” to succeed as president.

(Thomas Dunne Books) 3600PSYXHIATRISTS AGREE: DONALD J TRUMP IS MENTALLY ILL:
Now, some psychiatrists and other mental-health professionals are shedding long-held norms to argue that Trump’s condition presents RISKS TO USA. To the nation and the world. “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump” features more than two dozen essays breaking down the president’s perceived traits, which the contributors find consistent with symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder, sociopathy and other maladies. “Collectively with our coauthors, we warn that anyone as mentally unstable as Mr. Trump simply should not be entrusted with the life-and-death powers of the presidency,” Judith Lewis Herman of Harvard Medical School and Bandy X. Lee of the Yale School of Medicine write in the book’s prologue.
If so, what should we make of the nation that entrusted him with precisely such powers? In his new book, “Twilight of American Sanity,” psychiatrist Allen Frances asserts that Trump is not mentally ill — we are. “Calling Trump crazy allows us to avoid confronting the craziness in our society,” he writes. “We can’t expect to change Trump, but we must work to undo the societal delusions that created him.” And those delusions, Kurt Andersen contends in “Fantasyland,” have been around for a long time. “People tend to regard the Trump moment — this post-truth, alternative facts moment — as some inexplicable and crazy new American phenomenon,” he writes. “In fact, what’s happening is just the ultimate extrapolation and expression of attitudes and instincts that have made America exceptional for its entire history.”

Laura Beaudoin · September 8, 2018 at 2:29 am

So NBC – What about the fact that yesterday the trump administration submitted it's documents to KEEP JAILED CHILDREN OF THIS HIDEOUS TRAVESTY AT THE BORDER – INDEFINITELY???????????? Totally ignoring the judges' court order to unite them with their parent. Frankly, this concerns me more than trumps latest b.s.

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