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What was The New York Times Thinking?

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:32 am

The New York Times Defends Its Trump Fan Takeover
New York Times readers were outraged to see its Opinion pages filled with Trump supporters’ letters. ‘It’s my fault,’ editorial page editor James Bennet tells The Daily Beast.

Loyal readers of the New York Times—a reliable source of editorial invective and fault-finding reportage concerning the 45th president (“Trump Is a Racist. Period,” blared the headline over a recent Charles M. Blow column)—were startled, and in some cases outraged, to turn to the Times’ Opinion page Thursday morning and discover that it was filled entirely by letters from Donald Trump fans, replete with flattering photos of the authors.

Gone were the Gray Lady’s official stances on Trump’s serial misdeeds—typical example: a Jan. 12 editorial titled “Donald Trump Flushes Away America’s Reputation,” in which the Times Editorial Board opined: “Remember, Mr. Trump is not just racist, ignorant, incompetent and undignified. He’s also a liar.”

Instead, the paper of record’s august editorial board allowed their most exclusive real estate—the Holy of Holies, so to speak, in the journalistic dominions of church and state—to be overrun and squatted upon by 14 ordinary citizens who voted for the former reality television star on Nov. 8, 2016, and continue to hold him in high regard.

“Not only did I vote for him,” wrote Ellen Mackler of New Haven, Connecticut, in one such letter to the editor, “but I also made more than 5,000 calls on his behalf (and I’ve been a registered Democrat for 40 years). So far I am thrilled with his performance.”

Mackler, 59, a former employee of the Israeli consulate who lives in a deep blue state that voted for Hillary Clinton, said she’s lost friends over her Trump support. When a Times editor alerted her that her letter would be published, she joked, “Ok, I’ll get ready for the onslaught.”

Philip Maymin, an associate professor of finance and analytics at the University of Bridgeport, told The Daily Beast that since his letter went online Wednesday night, he’s received nearly 100 emails—some of them rife with insults such as “moron.”

The Times’ unusual feature came as an unwelcome surprise for Trump-averse readers who depend on the Times to validate their anxiety and hostility. Among those caught unawares was the paper’s executive editor, Dean Baquet.

“Just to remind people, not only did I have nothing to do with this decision, I learned about it last night, literally when it started to show up online,” Baquet told The Daily Beast on Thursday. “If you read the Twitterati, they have no idea. They think that it’s my call.”
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Re: What was The New York Times Thinking?

Post by corplinx » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:31 am

::TRIGGERED::

What they leave out is that the next day, they ran an op-ed claiming the letters were all by paid russian trolls.

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Re: What was The New York Times Thinking?

Post by Skeeve » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:58 pm

corplinx wrote:::TRIGGERED::

What they leave out is that the next day, they ran an op-ed claiming the letters were all by paid russian trolls.

Seriously?
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Re: What was The New York Times Thinking?

Post by WildCat » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:21 pm

Skeeve wrote:
corplinx wrote:::TRIGGERED::

What they leave out is that the next day, they ran an op-ed claiming the letters were all by paid russian trolls.

Seriously?
I get accused of being a Russian troll about a dozen times a day. The left really is batshit insane.
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Re: What was The New York Times Thinking?

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:28 pm

Yesterday, the NYT hired and fired Quinn Norton:



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Re: What was The New York Times Thinking?

Post by Skeeve » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:35 pm

Pyrrho wrote:Yesterday, the NYT hired and fired Quinn Norton:



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Re: What was The New York Times Thinking?

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:41 pm



The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: What was The New York Times Thinking?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:47 pm

WildCat wrote:I get accused of being a Russian troll about a dozen times a day. The left really is batshit insane.
In person or just on the 'net? 8)
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Re: What was The New York Times Thinking?

Post by WildCat » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:12 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
WildCat wrote:I get accused of being a Russian troll about a dozen times a day. The left really is batshit insane.
In person or just on the 'net? 8)
On the net of course, hard to accuse a person standing next to you of being a Russian living in Moscow.
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Re: What was The New York Times Thinking?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:15 pm

WildCat wrote:On the net of course, hard to accuse a person standing next to you of being a Russian living in Moscow.
Emphasis added.

I missed that implication. :lmao:
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Re: What was The New York Times Thinking?

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:19 pm

The "shill gambit" is everywhere these days. I have been accused of being a paid shill for Big Pharma for telling people that maybe vaccines DON'T give you teh autisms or of working for Monsanto for being generally pro GMO.

The "paid Russian troll" thing is just a weird example where it happened in other areas first and then found its way into politics rather than politics poisoning something else.
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Re: What was The New York Times Thinking?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:39 pm

The "paid Russian troll" thing is particularly absurd when so many of us troll for Russia for love.
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Re: What was The New York Times Thinking?

Post by Doctor X » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:42 pm

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Re: What was The New York Times Thinking?

Post by Witness » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:49 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:[…] rather than politics poisoning something else.
There… there are things more toxic than politics?!? :shock:

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Re: What was The New York Times Thinking?

Post by Mentat » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:06 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:The "paid Russian troll" thing is particularly absurd when so many of us troll for Russia for love.
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Re: What was The New York Times Thinking?

Post by Grammatron » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:10 pm

On the internet, no one know you're a russian bot dog.

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Re: What was The New York Times Thinking?

Post by Doctor X » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:13 pm

In America, the trolls dog you, in Soviet Union Russia the dogs troll you. . . .

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Re: What was The New York Times Thinking?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:22 pm

Mentat wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:The "paid Russian troll" thing is particularly absurd when so many of us troll for Russia for love.
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May merely be everybody's enemy.

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Re: What was The New York Times Thinking?

Post by corplinx » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:00 am

Doctor X wrote:Is anyone else overwhelmed with love by the appearance of Dear Leader's August Sister at the Olympics hosted in the slave nation of American lackeys?

--J.D.
We didn't make a thread about the NYT/CNN lovefest with with God's sister. (people forget that Kim isn't just leader, but also deity)

It was embarrassing and par for the course. This is why the hicks say we have a liberal media. In their heads liberals are commies, so when they see these organs of the establishment hug commies they aren't surprised.

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Re: What was The New York Times Thinking?

Post by Doctor X » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:33 am

Did TRUMP get a Nobel Peace Prize, corps?

Did he?






I win.




Gram's Mom.





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