‘Journalism is in Trouble’: Fox’s Howard Kurtz Says NY Times-Tom Cotton ‘Fiasco’ Shows Why the Country ‘No Longer Trusts the Media’

Fox News’ Howard Kurtz said Monday the New York Times kerfuffle involving Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) indicates “journalism is in trouble.”

“It’s an absolute fiasco for the New York Times, and a big gift for Tom Cotton,” Kurtz said in an interview with Fox’s Dana Perino. Kurtz noted the paper’s editorial page editor, James Bennet, and publisher A.G. Sulzberger initially defended a decision to publish an op-ed from Cotton before reversing course as a result of objections from the paper’s staff.

“The irony here is that James Bennet, a very smart guy, was out there defending the decision on the grounds of there should be some diverse opinion for New York Times readers, beyond the liberal orthodoxy peddled by the
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