In a tweet he posted on Sunday, President Donald Trump mocked a television commercial promoting the New York Times that was released on February 23.
 
The name of the commercial is "The truth is more important now than ever.” The commercial will air during the Academy Awards ceremony tonight, where it is expected to receive a favorable reception by a liberal/progressive audience in Hollywood. 
 
Trump wrote on Twitter today: "For first time the failing @nytimes will take an ad (a bad one) to help save its failing reputation. Try reporting accurately & fairly!" The New York Times, along with the Washington Post and CNN, have all come in for criticism from the President and the White House which have questioned the accuracy of their reporting. For example, following Trump's speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, the New York Times reported that he said that he would throw "undocumented" immigrants "the hell out" of the country. A word search of his speech reveals that he did not use that term at any time during his speech.



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Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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