New York Times editor accuses cable networks of blurring lines

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 06: The New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet poses as New York City Honors photographer Bill Cunningham with street renaming "Bill Cunningham Corner" on July 6, 2016 in New York City. The mayors office said that it was considering other ways to honor Mr. Cunningham as the street renaming is only temporary. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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US cable news networks have played a “ridiculous” role in the presidential campaign by blurring the line between entertainment and news and pandering to partisan viewers, Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times, has said.