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Liberal New York Times economist Paul Krugman needed to dip into the graveyard of famous newspaper headlines to spit childish hyperbole at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Krugman went #PeakWoke at McConnell’s suggestion that states should file for bankruptcy. Ironic that the guy who wrote the Keynesian book “Arguing with Zombies: Economic, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future,” would attempt to revive a zombie headline from roughly 45 years ago to continue proving his lefty bias.
The New York Times has long accused America accused of throwing its weight around and meddling in other countries’ affairs. Suddenly, “American Leadership” is missed, at least when the complaint can be used as a wedge against Donald Trump, as shown in Berlin-based reporter Katrin Bennhold’s editorializing news story, “‘How Can This Happen?’: A World Missing American Leadership.” She wrote: "Today it is leading in a different way: More than 840,000 Americans have been diagnosed with Covid-19 and at least 46,784 have died from it, more than anywhere else in the world." Classy!
At long last, the New York Times performed a little pushback against the China Communist Party's coronavirus propaganda, which the Times itself has all too often swallowed whole. News columnist Li Yuan took a personal tone in Thursday’s “China Builds Culture of Hate With Selective Coverage of the Pandemic.”As a bonus, she highlighted how China has made Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, a stooge for the regime.
The New York Times has run several off-key stories about supposed environmental bright sides and silver linings to the coronavirus pandemic, leveraging a real crisis for a hypothetical one. Now on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the paper is urging readers to take advantage of their sudden new leisure time by reading environmental screeds, under the hectoring headline, “The Year You Finally Read About Climate Change.” Or rather, fantastical apocalyptic fiction about climate change
New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters is still waging attacks on conservatives in the time of coronavirus. He devoted nearly 1,800 words to “A Culture War Is Simmering in Quarantine” to deride conservative protests over oppressive state restrictions, while framing (unlabeled) liberal politicians and activists as founts of sweet reason: "The people at these protests have been overwhelmingly white. And while the coronavirus can strike people of any race, nationality, religion or political persuasion, data shows it is infecting and killing black people in the United States at disproportionately high rates. Its spread also appears to be worsening in some of the states where the protests have taken place."
On Monday night, Fox News host Sean Hannity went after a New York Times hit piece by Ginia Bellafante suggesting he and other Fox News hosts caused the death of a 74-year old Brooklyn bartender from the coronavirus, since they downplayed the dangers. Already, academics are joining the media elite in trying to pin coronavirus deaths on Hannity.
In the repugnant, never-ending liberal media crusade to not only annihilate but mortally wound Fox News (thus putting thousands out of work), New York Times columnist Ginia Bellafante took the not only false but grotesque plunge in her April 18 column blaming FNC for the April 9 death of 74-year0old Brooklyn bar owner Joe Joyce from the coronavirus.
The New York Times is quick to attack Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, but readily defends Communist countries' ways of handling contagious diseases, as on the front of Sunday’s New York Times, “G.O.P. Aiming To Make China The Scapegoat – Bid to Shift Blame Off Trump for Response.” (A guilty party cannot be a “scapegoat,” and China is undeniably guilty.) The same edition featured a front-page analysis by Donald McNeil Jr. hailing Cuba’s Communist dictatorship for its fight against AIDS. McNeil defended the regime’s involuntary quarantines of AIDS patients; they had theater troupes!
There was absolutely nothing surprising in New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters using Michael Savage to attack Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh. Peters regularly wages war on the conservative media. He even blamed anti-Semitic violence on Fox News and conservative radio.
Make up your mind! The New York Times, which has criticized Donald Trump for wanting to play dictator in his response to the coronavirus pandemic, is now criticizing him for “ceding any semblance of national leadership on the pandemic” on Saturday’s front page: “Right-Wing Protests Find Megaphone in Trump.” Reporters Michael Shear and Sarah Mervosh stated: "His stark departure from the more bipartisan tone of his announcement on Thursday night suggested Mr. Trump was ceding any semblance of national leadership on the pandemic, and choosing instead to divide the country by playing to his political base."
Journalists in the news media are used to covering for Joe Biden’s gaffes. In the spring of 2020, the networks have been maintaining silence over accusations of sexual abuse against the ex-vice president by a former staffer. But considering that both Biden and China are very much in the news these days, we thought it might be instructive to look back at another Biden Blunder. On August 21, 2011, the Vice President gave a speech in China in which he seemed to endorse the regime’s brutal one-child policy, a regulation that has resulted in resulted in millions of forced abortions and the devaluing of the lives of women.
On Friday night, more than three weeks after Tara Reade shared her allegation that Joe Biden sexually assaulted her on Capitol Hill in 1993, the PBS NewsHour arrived on the story by interviewing reporter Lisa Lerer, one of the authors of the belated New York Times piece on Reade. Lerer couldn't spin quickly enough away from any comparison of the Biden allegations to the unsubstantiated rape charges the Times smeared all over Brett Kavanaugh.