Mask Dropping at The New York Times

By: - August 8, 2019

Well, it’s nice to know the pretense of a free and objective press is finally over at The New York Times.

At least since their advocacy for the cases of Joseph Stalin in the 30s and Fidel Castro in the 50s they have been a reliable organ of first biased liberalism and then the bitter priorities of the hard left. Though they claimed otherwise to keep up sales to the simpleminded.

But now, even when it comes to editorial decisions on style, they openly take orders from the Democratic Party’s commissars on media relations. How? They changed a headline when told to do so by the Dems.

After the president’s Monday remarks they penned a headline that said “Trump Urges Unity VS. Racism.” Fair enough and surprisingly fair coming from this publication.

After being criticized by Dem sob sisters it became “Assailing Hate But Not Guns.” Was this a product of a considered analysis after an inappropriate headline? Perhaps a response to reader objections? Nope. It was the Dems telling their catamites at this rag what to do and then watching it done posthaste.

As I said before, we all know this has been the state of affairs for a bit. But it’s never been so obvious, so transparent. They always had some sort of lame rationale prior to this. No longer. All is forgiven and justified as long as they hit Trump.

So let’s lump them in with other Dem porn like MSNBC, CNN, et al. They are a journal of polemics, much like this column, not a newspaper or actually a news source of any kind.

The difference is…in this column I admit to and glory in it. We here advance a conservative viewpoint, albeit with a libertarian tinge, and are happy to be seen as a vehicle for such.

They masquerade as a news source. However, the mask has been dropped. That charade will from now on be harder to carry out.