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Gerard Baker , the editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal, sent emails criticizing his staff over their coverage of Mr. Trump, describing their reporting as overly opinionated.

“Sorry. This is [WSJ] commentary dressed up as news reporting,” Mr. Baker wrote to his reporters and editors, in response to a draft of an article for the newspaper’s final edition.

He added, “Please stick to reporting what Trump said, rather than packaging it in exegesis and selective criticism.”

Several phrases about Mr. Trump that appeared in the draft were not included in the final version published. The following were removed from the draft:
- “reshaping” Mr. Trump’s presidency
- Mr. Trump’s speech was “off-script"
- the president “pivoted away from remarks a day earlier in which he had solemnly called for unity.”

A WSJ spokeswoman wrote: “The Wall Street Journal has a clear separation between news and opinion. As always, the key priority is to focus reporting on facts and avoiding opinion seeping into news coverage.”

Mr. Baker suggested that other newspapers had abandoned their objectivity about the president.
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