The New York Time was already a far-left, woke newspaper, but they apparently want to take it up a notch.
After the publishing of an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton, outrage flowed because he dared to suggest something that’s been done numerous times throughout our history. Namely, that the military be used to restore order during times of rioting. Instead of being intellectually honest though, writers at the Times absolutely lost their minds. This led to a deluge of statements and backtracks from leadership, none of which were justified, whereby they finally settled on Cotton’s piece containing falsehoods (it didn’t) as the excuse.
I guess that wasn’t enough for those most triggered because the editor of the editorial page has “resigned,” and I highly doubt it was voluntary.
The @nytimes announced today that James Bennet, Editorial Page Editor since May 2016, is resigning effective immediately. Katie Kingsbury, who joined The Times in 2017, has been named as acting Editorial Page Editor through the November election. https://t.co/84QX4OrrcG
— NYTimes Communications (@NYTimesPR) June 7, 2020
All that’s left is for the Times’ staff to start burning books.
Of course, the idea that the problem here was a lack of fact-checking is ludicrous. The 1619 Project was riddled with errors, yet Nicole Hannah Jones still works there and continues to enjoy notoriety. But let a conservative share a counter point to letting cities burn and it’s time to bring out the big guns.
You’d think a paper being in such turmoil would interest CNN’s resident “media reporter,” who claims to be a truth teller and insider on issues such as this. But nah, he and Ben Smith are here to gaslight us.
Big new @benyt column:
"The shift in mainstream American media — driven by a journalism that is more personal, and reporters more willing to speak what they see as the truth without worrying about alienating conservatives — now feels irreversible."https://t.co/oO11nprnWd
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 7, 2020
Yes, the media is getting more truthful and open or something.
You’d have to be living in a box to think that’s true. What’s happening is mass censorship via the mob. Ben Smith, who is supposed to the Times’ “tell it like it is” media critic is actually trying to spin this as conservatives fault. You see, we were just being pandered to before by the likes of the mainstream media. Only now are they going to forget about us and speak “their” truth.
We are headed down a dark path when it comes to the freedom of information. While the Times’ can ultimately make their own choices, they don’t get to do so while claiming to be ostensibly unbiased. They aren’t, and this latest episode is plenty of proof of that.
Good for Cotton for shaking things up though. He exposed the Times for exactly what they are and all it took was writing an article.