Here’s what happens when a liberal journalist thinks real journalism can still be done at the New York Times.
“My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a racist; I have learned to brush off comments about how I’m “writing about the Jews again.” Several colleagues perceived to be friendly with me were badgered by coworkers. My work and my character are openly demeaned on company-wide Slack channels where masthead editors regularly weigh in. There, some coworkers insist I need to be rooted out if this company is to be a truly “inclusive” one, while others post ax emojis next to my name. Still other New York Times employees publicly smear me as a liar and a bigot on Twitter with no fear that harassing me will be met with appropriate action. They never are.”
Imagine if an actual conservative journalist was discovered on the premises. They’d probably burn him at the stake.
The New York Times has confirmed by deed what they recently stated in words. They have said that they will not allow even handed journalistic procedures to stand in the way of defeating President Trump and his agenda. Brother, was that an understatement.
Printing the Kavanaugh hit piece as they did, with the disqualifying fact removed from the story that the alleged victim denied any knowledge of the event, puts to rest any doubts about whether the New York Times is a newspaper. It’s a newspaper only in the sense that Soviet-era Pravda was a newspaper. The Times records the propaganda of the Progressive Establishment and if any news finds its way into its pages assume an accident was responsible.
But, let’s be clear about what the New York Times and other entities on the Left are trying to do with this Kavanaugh nonsense. They talk about impeachment but they know that without a large majority in the Senate conviction is more or less impossible.
What they actually want to accomplish is create the appearance of a conflict of interest so that Justice Kavanaugh will be under pressure to recuse himself on cases involving women and sexual politics. It’s smart and ugly. It also shouldn’t be allowed to succeed. This is no different from what they did with Justice Thomas back during the Anita Hill travesty. All of this “a woman has to be believed” nonsense is patently formulated to disadvantage men. There is no reason to accept any of it and only a fool would agree to the limitations it introduces to the American legal process. We can assume that from now on any man who comes up for Senate approval will be put through this same kind of charade. We might as well get through these next few cases and harden ourselves to shrugging off this process as just another case of fake news that we have to endure.
Hopefully, this will piss off Kavanaugh so much that he’ll take a special satisfaction in voting against any of the positions that the feminists hold near and dear. Justice Thomas can show him the ropes on that one. And when RBG’s successor is sworn in next spring hopefully it’ll be someone equally unacceptable to the screeching harridans of the left.
A terrible thing can have good consequences. It can be a clarifying moment. An obvious example is the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. The event was a human tragedy and a terrible blow to the United States militarily. It left the U.S. interests and people in the Philippines at the mercy of the Japanese armed forces. But it galvanized the country to such an extent that millions of young American men immediately enlisted in the armed forces and everyone else steeled themselves for the imminent war.
So, that’s the archetype. Now drop your sights ten levels down and observe a clarifying moment on a much smaller stage. Over the last couple of years, the left has been using the persistence of internet records to banish anyone who has ever said anything that is now politically incorrect. An example that comes to mind is the libertarian journalist Kevin Williamson who was hired and fired by the Atlantic over the course of a few hours because some left-wing trolls dug out his anti-abortion tweets and shamed the Atlantic into firing him. Of late, the right has been trying to use the same trick. Mike Cernovich produced a very large number of tweets by Hollywood director James Gunn that flippantly espoused pedophilic opinions. His employer, Disney, terminated him immediately. And most relevantly, The New York Times fired Quinn Norton, a white woman, back in February for having twitter comments that people thought were racist or anti-gay.
Now comes Sarah Jeong. She was just hired for seemingly the same job that Quinn Norton was fired from and the evidence of anti-white racism in Jeong’s Twitter feed is more than knee deep. In fact, it seems to be practically an obsession. A mountain of quotes has been circulating on this situation. The New York Times answered these criticisms by saying that Jeong was just responding in kind to racists and she will not be penalized because of it. So, it’s official. The New York times will fire white people if there is even a pretext for calling them biased but it will ignore even blatant anti-white racism by non-whites. For the average reader of this blog I don’t think any of this is a shock. Basically, it’s business as usual at “the Gray Lady.” But who it might shock are normies. They may have thought that we are all equal in front of the internet mob. They might have imagined that the New York Times would always prefer to avoid the appearance of harboring an openly racist employee. Well, if they’re paying any attention at all to the details of this case they will see that they were wrong and the New York Times didn’t. That should be a clarifying moment. The New York Times says it’s okay for a non-white journalist to openly express racial hatred against white people.
It occurs to me that the correct way to handle this is not to complain to the New York Times. They obviously don’t care. But how about their advertisers. Would for instance, a company like Disney respond to complaints from its customers by pulling ads from the New York Times? How about Walmart? Could they be persuaded to pull ads? Seems like a worthwhile thing to do. But at least it’s clear who the New York Times cares about and who it despises. Clarification noted.
In case you didn’t know Ben Shapiro and Jordan Peterson are the intellectual leaders of the Right-Wing. Or to use their terminology, they are “intellectual leaders of the dark web.” I was sent this link and normally I wouldn’t click anything from the NYT but the description was so hilarious sounding I couldn’t resist. After reading it I was full of conflicting feelings. The overwhelming emotion was amazement at just how inaccurate the conclusions were. Another was anger that the NYT was once again attempting to misdirect people to useful idiots who would do the Left’s bidding. And finally was hilarity at just how ridiculous their choices were. Jordan Peterson, the man whose 12 rules of living include standing up straight and taking your pills, was somehow a right-wing Machiavelli directing the revolution like a three dimensional chess master.
What is it with these people? I mean I know the republicans are the stupid party but come on! In what alternate universe is NeverTrumper, Ben Shapiro on the cutting edge of dissident right wing thought? Give us some credit. We finally figured out the Bushes, the neo-conservatives, the Weekly Standard and the National Review were the controlled opposition. Don’t turn around and send the same group right back at us again. At least put fake moustaches on them and change their names to Jones and Smith. While they’re at it they might as well claim that JEB! has seen the light and is ready to embrace Pepe the Frog as long as Pepe renounces White Supremacy.
Kevin Williamson just found out what happens when you embrace the Left. You get shanked for your trouble. And if you can get along with your new insect overlords it means you have been bought and paid for. You’ll discover (or if you don’t then anyone who reads you will discover) that you now think just like your employer. I think folks on the right have had enough of playing nice with the left. It won’t be necessary to install a skinhead in the White House but we can stop trying to please the New York Times. Donald Trump has demonstrated that not compromising with leftists and pushing the limits works. You hear about the Overton Window but actually seeing it pushed in our direction for once is inspirational.
So don’t be tempted. The right wing is infested with crazy people. Half of the things they believe sound like gibberish. Nobody knows whose ideas will turn out to be the ones that finally defeat the Left. And maybe all of our problems go away under President Trump’s moderate administration and we never have to find out if the Alt-Right apocalypse would turn out the way they hope. So use your judgement and keep your eyes and ears open and weigh everything carefully.
But don’t let the New York Times tell you who to follow. That will lead to Bill Kristol, John McCain, Justice Kennedy and some endless war in Podunkistan.
I know that I shamelessly link to articles over at American Greatness but they have several writers that produce excellent articles on a regular basis. Of course the posts by that guy photog ( here and here ) are a bit weird but what can you do? No publication can be 100%. What I like about this present post by Walsh is the quotes from the Reagan era that could have been lifted verbatim from a Times hit piece last week. That’s doing your homework. I absolutely refuse to open any link to the Times or Post even if it’s just a baseball box score. Providing them with revenue would feel like subsidizing tuberculosis. Hardly a palatable choice. So it’s nice to have someone else do the dirty work of dissecting their pathology for me.