This past Monday, the executive editor of The New York Times made these comments:

Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, said recently that, after the Mueller report, the paper has to shift the focus of its coverage from the Trump-Russia affair to the president’s alleged racism.

“We built our newsroom to cover one story, and we did it truly well,” Baquet said. “Now we have to regroup, and shift resources and emphasis to take on a different story.”

Baquet made the remarks at an employee town hall Monday. A recording was leaked to Slate, which published a transcript Thursday.

Wow, that was some kind of admission from Baquet, though not all that surprising:

Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson spelled out exactly what it looks like the Times is trying to do:

Ah, “journalism”!

And the backward slide has accelerated since January of 2017.