OLD GRAY KAREN: NYT Publishes 3,984-Word Eulogy Decrying Death of Gov’t-Big Tech Collusion

March 18th, 2024 1:43 PM

The Old Gray Lady continues to behave like a Karen triggered by people’s ability to express their opinions about elections freely online. Darn that pesky free speech!

The New York Times effectively wrote what amounted to a 3,984-word eulogy for the death of the dystopian thought police. The Times mourned that former President Donald Trump’s “Allies Are Winning the War Over Disinformation.” The newspaper — acting like a speech gatekeeper — bemoaned that Trump and free speech absolutists “have successfully stymied the effort to filter election lies online.” But the same outlet that’s whining about “disinformation” and “election lies” is the one that uses its own platform to gaslight struggling Americans on how President Joe Biden’s inflation-rattled economy “looks sunny.” But who's keeping track, right? 

The disgruntled publication attempted to justify Big Tech’s collusion  whipped out the Capitol Hill riot on January 6, 2021 to justify government officials jawboning Big Tech platforms to censor speech. The newspaper dubbed the dystopian collusion a “groundswell built in Washington to rein in the onslaught of lies that had fueled the assault on the peaceful transfer of power.” 

But alas, cried The Times, Trump and his pro-free speech cohorts have “unquestionably prevailed” in their “counteroffensive” to block “what they viewed as a dangerous effort to censor conservatives.” How horrible that “conservatives” aren’t exactly keen on their government being weaponized against them because of their opinions!

But The Times, which developed a penchant for openly advocating for censoring political views on elections, couldn’t stand the fact that free speech could possibly be, er, free:

Waged in the courts, in Congress and in the seething precincts of the internet, that effort has eviscerated attempts to shield elections from disinformation in the social media era. It tapped into — and then, critics say, twisted — the fierce debate over free speech and the government’s role in policing content.

The newspaper even went as far as to say the quiet part out loud by boo-hooing the Biden administration “abandoning” its collusion with Big Tech platforms following political and legal blowback because it “helped cut a path for Mr. Trump’s attempt to recapture the presidency.” 

Ah, so Biden will have to win without his bag of Orwellian censorship tricks weaponized against Trump and his allies? Heaven forbid! “Mr. Trump’s allies have succeeded in paralyzing the Biden administration and the network of researchers who monitor disinformation,” The Times continued.  

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