When using a word amounts to taking sides in a political dispute, our general practice is to supply the readers with the information to decide for themselves.
In other words, the Senile Old Lady is willing to let the definitions of words be dictated from the White House. All they have to do is dispute a word's use and, poof! That word disappears from the NYT's lexicon.
This is how an industry dies. Not with a bang, but a whimper.
(h/t Sully, natch)