NYT is flawed, but comparing them with TV news is totally outrageous. TV news doesn't even qualify as journalism, IMO. NYT do. Their regular coverage is actually pretty good, but most people just judge them based on whether or not they like what the editorial board had said.
The fact that an institution like the NYT can be blatantly dismissed as lying, left-wing propaganda in favor of intuition, experience, and "common sense" is genuinely terrifying, as is the assumption that we no longer need to fact check because the facts are bow lies.
The media itself is corrupt, biased, idealistic and agenda-driven, and NYT is one of the worst offenders in that regard (as are MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, etc.). I get that many just want an echo chamber, where they watch a channel or read a newspaper that drives the stories and narratives they want to believe, but it's dangerous to take the media's word for just about anything in today's political climate.
Disappointed 7th couldn't share one "legitimate" (to him) news source with the group. If you're gonna blanket discount everything, at least share what is credible to you.
I most certainly can list a legitimate news source: Google. Because using that tool I can find all the various biased sources and weed through them to make a personal determination based on my own education and life experience. Then I can read what people are yapping about on social networks and in forums like this and come to a reasonable conclusion (that usually turn out to be pretty accurate).
Oh man, now I am reminded of that cut scene in Peace Sells..."This IS the news!"
I don't think Google counts...unless they're producing news. If they did, it would probably be left-biased so it wouldn't be much better than Republicans using Fox News. It concerns me that we need to Google things to find news. It means that there aren't automatic sources we can refer to when we want some no-nonsense news. We have to read through lots of masturbation for each side before finding something we can call credible. I don't read the NYT but it's not because they're a bad news source. They're just more slanted to the left and, I think it was Skeever that said, people aren't going to read a news source if they find it has a bias against what they believe. If they start to ignore facts just because they have an agenda, then they become disreputable. I can't judge them in that sense because I never read it so someone else would have to comment on that. Keep in mind that there are right wing and left wing sources that are guilty of that.
If you want some good editorial, try Counter Punch. Yes they're slightly biased to the left, but I've seen their articles hammer Obama for numerous things so I can't say they're biased. Avoid the news sources that will usually
pine for their side no matter what the facts are (MSNBC, Fox, CNN). I like Reason.com but they are more Libertarian slanted (which is what I am) but I still find them more accurate that most of the mainstream sources. If you're a radical capitalist like me, Reason.com will be your new favorite place to go. However, I know you said you supported Trump. Reason.com has not shown too much love for him. And actually a lot of their articles didn't show much love for Gary Johnson either. Most of them, like myself, don't find him to be a true Libertarian. I also enjoy the articles on The Objective Standard. There are others out there. You can tell after reading a few articles what they're worth.
Don't confuse your ideologies with the facts.