As we reported last week, pearls were clutched and heads rolled after New York Times editorial page editor James Bennet allowed an op-ed from Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) to be published in which Cotton argued the only way to quell the violence in the cities on fire in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd was by having President Trump invoke the Insurrection Act.
The piece greatly fauxfended New York Times reporters, who rushed to the Twitter machine to allege that allowing Cotton’s argument to be published in their paper put their black colleagues “in danger.” A “sick-out” was also staged in protest, because words are violence or something.
Bennet ended up resigning.
After single-handedly taking down the New York Times by getting them to expose themselves for the partisan hacks they are, Cotton has moved on to his next adventure – which was to run anti-Biden ads in the paper …. by using the very money he made from fundraising over the op-ed controversy to pay for them:
“While we were concerned that the woke mob would stifle debate, it’s admirable that the New York Times will run these ads from Senator Cotton’s PAC,” the adviser told the Washington Free Beacon, adding that the senator and his team are “grateful to the New York Times for sharing Senator Cotton’s message that Joe Biden is too confused to be president.”
Cotton and his allies are reveling in the internal drama his op-ed caused at the Times. Cotton said it “exposes the hypocrisy of all these woke progressives who claim to defend liberal values.” Cotton’s team said the drama caused a substantial boost to his fundraising that helped him purchase the ads placed in the Times.
Watch the ad, which argues that Biden is weak on China, below:
This ad will be airing digitally in swing states and at the @nytimes.
Voters need to know that we can't trust Joe Biden to stand up to China. pic.twitter.com/10cwteACZO
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) June 10, 2020
This is what leadership and ownership of a major American newspaper looks like. Well done.