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1/22/2020

The Comically Unaware New York Times Opinion Page

Filed under: General — JVW @ 11:20 am



[guest post by JVW]

I’ll keep it brief because you sophisticated consumers of political news already know that the conservative blogosphere is having a hearty laugh at the New York Times editorial board’s dual endorsement of Amy “Lend Me Your Comb” Klobuchar and Elizabeth “Lieawatha” or “Fauxcahontas” Warren. The laugh we are all having at their expense is in their fulsome description of the virtues of Senator Warren, who they knowingly and quite unironically inform us is “a gifted storyteller.”

This unintentionally apt description was of course immediately — what’s the phrase? oh yes — pounced upon by conservative websites because it is such a perfect example of that trite description that has dual meanings. National Review’s Charles Cooke tweeted a link to the NYT editorial board’s endorsement, with the soon-to-be-infamous quote pulled out and placed at the forefront. And though I didn’t ask him, I’m willing to bet it was not to congratulate the editorial board on their excellent choice. Unfortunately for them, the sarcasm was lost on whomever runs their Twitter account:

NYT Cooke retweet

I’m using a screenshot here because I imagine once the NYT Opinion Twitter account manager realizes that Cooke wasn’t complimenting their choice, they will delete the retweet. Of course retweets don’t equal endorsement or whatever.

– JVW

12 Responses to “The Comically Unaware New York Times Opinion Page”

  1. A short high comedy break from the low comedy playing out in Washington this week (and next).

    JVW (54fd0b)

  2. It’s not like The Times doesn’t know about Warren’s fabrications. Her autobiography is in the paper’s best-selling fiction list.

    Chuck Bartowski (bc1c71)

  3. If you want a good article describing just how far The New York Times has fallen, Douglas Murray pointed out thier comically bad reporting on the UK, that bastion of white supremacy;

    “ In June 2019 Times readers learned that “extremists” had taken over the UK and “A fanatical sect has hijacked British politics”. What was this fanatical sect? ISIS? Extinction Rebellion? Followers of Krusty the Clown? No, the paper disappointingly revealed that the people in question were Brexit supporters and the evidence that they had “hijacked” British politics was that they had persuaded the UK Government to exit the European Union.”


    The New York Times’ bizarre campaign against Britain

    https://unherd.com/2020/01/what-has-the-new-york-times-got-against-britain/

    Read it all, the Times is now on another planet.
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    harkin (d6cfee)

  4. I fail to understand why the n.y. times is read. The last time it had anything worth reading was when Safire was still alive. God bless him as he was writing all the way to the end.

    mg (8cbc69)

  5. @4. Yes. Even my liberal English professor uncle liked Safire.

    norcal (42c8d0)

  6. Tulsi gabbard is now suing helot $100,000,000 dollars for calling her a russian asset.

    asset (497073)

  7. @ asset, #6:

    I’m only seeing $50m, but either way…yowza, what a shame. Guess Gabbard really is a millennial after all.

    Demosthenes (7fae81)


  8. Lijian Zhao 赵立坚
    @zlj517
    ·
    Happy Chinese New Year! The Year of the Rat falls on January 25. My sincere thanks to your great support for CPEC, & China Pakistan relations in 2019. I wish you all good health, every success in your career, & every happiness in your life in 2020!
    __ _

    Stephen Miller
    @redsteeze

    Stop making bat soup!
    _

    harkin (d6cfee)

  9. Off-topic (but a perennial topic here): A rash of swatting against tech executives.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/technology/fake-swat-calls-swatting.html

    Kevin M (19357e)

  10. R.I.P. Jim Lehrer

    Full stop. =30=

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  11. Constant in-kind contributions to the far left. But never held accountable.

    NJRob (4d595c)

  12. Meanwhile, our comically ignorant president meets with the president of Iraqi Kurdistan and thinks he’s the leader of the Syrian Kurds.

    And his loyalists still think he’s so superior to all others that he must be protected at any cost to honesty and decency and integrity.

    Radegunda (39c35f)

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