Margaret Sullivan, a columnist with the Washington Post, wrote a piece over the weekend demanding that journalists abandon objectivity when covering the presidency of Donald Trump, according to Fox News.
In the column, Sullivan, a former writer for the New York Times, falsely claimed that “Trump has declared himself the nation’s chief law enforcement official,” and “has pardoned a raft of corrupt officials.” She then declared that the media “needs a new and better approach if we’re going to do our jobs adequately,” and must “abandon neutrality-at-all-costs journalism.”
Sullivan added that the media should avoid “the phony kind of fairness that tries to duck out of difficult decisions by giving ‘both sides’ of an argument equal time,” and that “in this new era, my prescription is less false-equivalence, more high-impact language, and more willingness to take a stand for democracy.” Sullivan concluded her rant by saying that “with Trump unbound, the news media need to change. Yes, radically. The stakes are too high not to.”
Sullivan was widely criticized for this article, and it was not the first time she has displayed her far-left bias in her writings; in December, she wrote another column for the Post encouraging the media to try to convince “undecided” voters that President Trump should be removed from office by the impeachment trial.