In Tuesday’s print edition of The New York Times, admitted teenage Marxist, former Times editor, Politico co-founder, and The Hill co-founder Martin Tolchin penned a letter to the editor demanding that not only should journalists cease all attempts to report on Tara Reade’s allegations against Joe Biden, but all investigations should end so as to ensure Biden defeats President Trump in November.
At least he’s honest in his demand that journalists shouldn’t do their jobs.
Tolchin’s letter appeared in a group reacting to a May 2 Times editorial calling for further investigation of Reade’s claims, which sounded great until you find out their idea would have the Democratic National Committee serve as the fact-finders.
Despite that kangaroo-court idea, Tolchin wasn’t happy as he started with this desperate plea: “I totally disagree with this editorial. I don’t want an investigation.”
Next, there was this kicker:
I want a coronation of Joe Biden. Would he make a great president? Unlikely. Would he make a good president? Good enough. Would he make a better president than the present occupant? Absolutely. I don’t want justice, whatever that may be. I want a win, the removal of Donald Trump from office, and Mr. Biden is our best chance.
In other words, Tolchin was employing logic one would find with the likes of grifting organizations like The Bulwark, Lincoln Project, and news outlets like CNN. Spend the last five years insisting that the right has abandoned decency and morals and then throw them out the window because hatred of Trump was more important.
Tolchin wasn’t done as, in his second of two graphs, one could sense the crippling fear that an investigation into Reade’s claims would yield something that would leave the DNC to select a new candidate and hand Trump a second term:
Suppose an investigation reveals damaging information concerning his relationship with Tara Reade or something else, and Mr. Biden loses the nomination to Senator Bernie Sanders or someone else with a minimal chance of defeating Mr. Trump. Should we really risk the possibility?
To put into context just how far-left Tolchin is, here’s an excerpt from fellow leftie Kitty Kelley’s review of his memoir (click “expand”):
Tolchin begins his book, “Politics, Journalism, and the Way Things Were: My Life at the Times, the Hill, and Politico,” at the beginning, growing up in the Bronx, the only child of progressive parents. Not quite a red-diaper baby, he was enough to the left that he joined a Marxist study group at the Bronx High School of Science
This — plus attending a Pete Seeger concert and receiving a pamphlet from Katharine Hepburn that began, “I speak because I am an American” — was enough to mark him as a “subversive” during the McCarthy era.
With self-deprecating humor, he writes: “I graduated from Bronx Science by the skin of my teeth.” He had no chance to enroll at an elite East Coast university. “My college adviser said, ‘We’ll start in Colorado and work our way west.’ That’s how I ended up at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City after a short stint at Idaho State College in Pocatello.”
Following college and law school, he joined the Army, but as a “subversive” he could not practice law unless he named the names of those in his Marxist high school study group. He refused. “So three years of law school went down the drain,” he writes.
If this was what a classic D.C. elite journalist was willing to publicly opine about Biden and Reade, imagine what his former colleagues still in the news business think. If it’s anything close to the hardened, willful corruption, then perhaps our media are irreparably broken.