New York Magazine
If the Democrats ever regain power, they will ruthlessly push to grant amnesty to all illegals in America in order to get their votes. Is that some sort of slur against the Democrats? Actually it is the dream wish of leftwing New York Magazine writer Eric Levitz who claims that that Democrats missed a golden opportunity in 2010 when they failed to grant amnesty to the illegals. He flats out states this sans any nuance but before we get to that money quote, let us review his January 24 amnesty fantasy buildup in Democrats Must Be More Ruthless — When They Actually Have Power:
The Department of Justice announced Friday that Rene Boucher, the person who attacked and seriously injured Kentucky GOP Senator Rand Paul 2-1/2 months ago, has been charged with a federal felony and admitted to the attack. Several press accounts are crowing that the DOJ's announcement proves that the attack was not politically motivated. It does no such thing.
Reporters continue to concoct reasons to complain as more than 2 million American individuals and their families have suddenly become better off than they were three weeks ago. Even the news that the nation's largest retailer is raising its nationwide minimum wage while paying bonuses of up to $1,000 to every employee, and that an automaker is investing $1 billion in U.S. production, haven't moved cynics who refuse to concede the unconditional positivity in all of this.
On Friday, New York magazine blog The Cut published a January 5, 2016 video of MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews jokingly asking his staff for water and the “Bill Cosby pill I brought with me” prior to an interview with Hillary Clinton. While Matthews apologized, this marked the latest evidence of inappropriate behavior by Matthews and the third story in less than a month with the first two coming thanks to The Daily Caller’s Amber Athey.
How many companies have to announce new tax law-driven bonuses and raises before the left and some in the establishment press finally stop calling them "PR stunts" or some equivalent? It's doubtful we'll ever know, because even though announcements continued well into this past week and have crossed the triple-digit mark with over 1 million employees affected, media interest in compiling or reporting on them has virtually ended.
In the wake of the immense political conflagration that Michael Wolff’s upcoming book Fire and Fury has caused, Thursday’s Morning Joe was almost entirely consumed by discussion of all its salacious claims and their implications for the Trump White House. Even though multiple guest panelists on the show admitted to the shaky factual foundation for Wolff’s book and the unproven nature of many of his assertions, they nevertheless largely treated his testament as gospel.
New York magazine's Jonathan Chait is glad that the era of conservative media bias on tax cuts is over. In a Thursday post, Chait observed that Republicans have "complain[ed] bitterly" about the MSM's coverage of the just-passed tax bill. Those gripes, he suggested, aren't surprising, given that the coverage "has been generally clear about the undeniable fact that [the GOP] plan overwhelmingly benefits the affluent," whereas previously Republicans had "succeeded in bullying the news media into treating this provable truth as an unimportant, contested partisan accusation."
Long-time sportscaster Bob Costas is predicting the end times are nearing for the NFL, and one writer who agrees with him is New York magazine's Will Leitch. To explain the NFL's precipitous slide, the magazine writer overlooks a whole lot of off-the-field problems and blames it on, among other things, Donald J. Trump, pro football's doomsday POTUS.
The “IRS scandal” is best understood as a significant work of fiction, suggested New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait on Tuesday. As Chait tells it, conservatives’ false belief that the tax agency subjected righty groups to especially exacting treatment “prefigure[d] the Republicans’ own blueprint for the use of government as an implement of partisan domination and revenge.”
New York magazine contributor Andrew Sullivan has a well deserved reputation as being an unhinged liberal anti-Trumper. However, unlike most leftists, Sullivan does experience brief moments of mental clarity. Such a moment occurred today when Sullivan experienced extreme foreboding about the outcome of next weeks gubernatorial election in Virginia. He fears that the Democrat stance on immigration has a good chance of leading to the defeat of Ralph Northam in How the Democrats Are Failing the Resistance:
Have you noticed how so many media outlets have gone soft on President Donald Trump? Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, the Daily Show, etc.. All are now treating Trump with kids gloves. Yes, yes! Of course I'm just kidding. The fact is that the mainstream media in both its news and entertainment shows have presented an almost solid wall of total hostility towards Trump. So what happens when just one entertainment show treats Trump as a side character without weighing in on how evil he supposedly is?
In theory, the larger and stronger a nation’s private sector, the more robust and diverse its news media. Nonetheless, New York’s Eric Levitz suggested on Tuesday that the American media aren’t robust enough. As Levitz sees it, though “democracy cannot function without a well-funded, adversarial press...market incentives do not adequately reward news outlets for investing in high-impact investigative journalism.”