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Staffers at The New York Times, a 168-year-old paper that has a history of publishing the screeds of dictators and Islamic terrorists, are livid that the paper published an op-ed Wednesday from a sitting U.S. senator who’s never once committed a crime.
That senator, married father of two Tom Cotton, wrote that “the nation must restore order” throughout America by sending in the nation’s military. According to a recent Morning Consult poll, this view is shared by a 58 percent majority of Americans.
The silent majority has spoken. A new Morning Consult Poll finds that 58% of Americans want the military brought in to help police deal with riots, with 30% opposing the measure. Ah, I see why the Nixon “strong man” law and order vibe 💪🏼
— TRAPT (@TRAPTOFFICIAL) June 3, 2020
Nevertheless, because Cotton dared to suggest that force be used to stop the burning of businesses, the looting of stores and the murder of upstanding citizens like David Dorn and Dave Patrick Underwood, members of the paper’s radically left-wing staff pounced.
Like zombies, the staffers all published a screenshot of the piece to Twitter and captioned it with a derivative of these words: “Running this puts black New York Times staff in danger. I stand by my colleagues in solidarity.”
It’s not clear how his words could put anyone in danger.
Look at the zombie-like behavior below:
— roxane gay (@rgay) June 3, 2020
— Jen Parker (@JenParker393) June 3, 2020
— Lindsey Underwood (@thunderwooddd) June 3, 2020
— Tejal Rao (@tejalrao) June 3, 2020
— Anna Perling (@acperling) June 3, 2020
— Charlie Warzel (@cwarzel) June 4, 2020
— Kwame Opam (@kwameopam) June 3, 2020
I’ll probably get in trouble for this, but to not say something would be immoral. As a black woman, as a journalist, as an American, I am deeply ashamed that we ran this. https://t.co/lU1KmhH2zH
— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) June 4, 2020
It appears the snowflake’ism and thought policing that have been festering in America’s colleges have finally made it into the nation’s corporate boardrooms.
Note that it was only weeks ago that the Times published a piece from Sirajuddin Haqqani, a Taliban member who’s on the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list. At the time of the piece’s publication in late February, not a single Times staffer complained.
Likewise, members of the far-left media have been quick this week to argue that the vandalizing of property and burning down of stores aren’t acts of violence.
“Violence is when an agent of the state kneels on a man’s neck until all of the life is leached out of his body. Destroying property, which can be replaced, is not violence. To use the same language to describe those two things is not moral,” the Times’ own “reporter” Nikole Hannah-Jones said in an interview with CBS News this week.
“Violence is when an agent of the state kneels on a man’s neck until all of the life is leached out of his body. Destroying property, which can be replaced, is not violence. To use the same language to describe those two things is not moral” –@nhannahjones on CBSN pic.twitter.com/GGteXRFwAr
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 2, 2020
So looting and rioting — some of which have led to actual deaths — aren’t violence, but the words of a sitting U.S. senator are violence? It makes no sense.
In response to the uproar Wednesday, a number of notable conservatives fired back by labeling the staffers “pampered babies” and exposing their irrationality and hypocrisy.
Clearly these millennial New York Times journalists are a bunch of pampered babies. How does running an op-ed “put in danger” the lives of any New York Times staffers. Seriously, explain the logic there. They can’t, because it makes absolutely no sense. What an embarrassment
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) June 4, 2020
Nearly 60% of Americans support using federal troops against the riots.
Yet 100% of journalists believe expressing this view in the New York Times is a criminal offense
— Scott Greer (@ScottMGreer) June 3, 2020
It’s important to understand that what the mob is now doing to the NYT is what they did to Evergreen University. They hate liberal institutions and they want them dismantled from within. These people are not liberal and they are a disgrace to journalism.
— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) June 4, 2020
The New York Times has published articles by Maduro, Erdogan, Putin, and even Adolf Hitler while he was building the camps that were used to murder 6 million Jews. But it was an article by an elected GOP senator that caused NYT staff to orchestrate a public meltdown. Telling. pic.twitter.com/tB2ZPkZ1fj
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) June 4, 2020
The silencing of views not to staffers liking is now a thing in the newsroom of the NY Times. https://t.co/r1RB73oKyc
— Brit Hume (@brithume) June 4, 2020
Perhaps my favorite thing about the idiotic NYT employees enraged at the paper running an op-ed from a US Senator that happens to reflect the views of 7 in 10 Americans is that they’re doing the stupid “repeat this slogan after me” tactic they learned in college pic.twitter.com/Y4I1HuPsnh
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 4, 2020
To the Times’ credit, as of Thursday morning, Cotton’s piece still remained published. Moreover, James Bennet, the paper’s editorial page editor, had issued a statement defending the decision on the grounds that it’s important readers be exposed to “Counter-argument, particularly those made by people in a position to set policy.”
This fiasco follows what happened Tuesday, when the paper redid its front-page headline at the last moment because of pressure from radical congressional Democrats like Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez.
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