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AND THIS ISN'T EVEN THE FIRST TIME I'VE SEEN SOMEOEN TWEET ABOUT (AND GET CALLED ON) SO-N-SO COULD GIVE EVERY AMERICAN A MILLION DOLLARS.

But, there's a reason Brian Williams is on at midnight. Now you know why.
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What. The. Fuck.

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They had a graphic ready to go on this, like more than a few people had to be involved and no one said anything? Seriously?

We are all fucking doomed.
This is why Yang's math-based campaign strategy failed to capture the imagination of the people.
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That's hardly even math, though. It's some kind of extreme bias, but I'm not even sure how to categorize it.

It is serious incompetence, of course.
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i bet chuck todd wishes he had a president who was overprepared right about now
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They’ve since changed it, but still, fuck the fucking New York Times.

ETA: I mean, seriously, you know what was abusive? The U.S. government’s policy towards HIV/AIDS during the time Larry Kramer started his activism.

Fuck. The. Fucking. New. York. Times.
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Today in “Fuck the Fucking New York Times




It is difficult to overstate what a terrible publication this is.
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Today in “Fuck the Fucking New York Times

To be fair, I don't read this quote that way at all. The journalist doesn't call US citizens insurgents, but points out that the method is designed for that, and is being used on citizens.

The other one looks very bad, though.
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It’s possible you’re correct that they intended the article to be read that way. I still don’t think it’s a great look, since you’re indirectly comparing protesters to insurgents. If it’s the army themselves making the comparison, that is a newsworthy event and should be reported upon, but perhaps that should be made more explicit in the article.

Anyhow, even New York Times reporters seem to agree: Fuck the fucking New York Times.

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Staffers at The New York Times are in open revolt Wednesday after the paper’s opinion section ran a column from Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) calling upon President Donald Trump to “send in the troops” in response to nationwide protests against police brutality.

In a column titled “Tom Cotton: Send in the Troops,” the notoriously hawkish, pro-Trump senator called upon the president to mobilize the military to shut down protests across most major U.S. cities, despite the objections of both local officials and Trump’s own defense secretary.

In response, dozens of Times staffers began tweeting the same message, alongside an image of the headline: “Running this puts Black @NYTimes staff in danger.”

Among those tweeting in solidarity were a diverse swath of editorial and production staffers, including restaurant critics, art and graphics producers, travel, style and culture reporters, tech writers, and Times opinion writers like Roxane Gay.

“Surreal and horrifying to wake up on the morning of June 4 – the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown – to this headline,” wrote Times China correspondent Amy Qin.
This is, to be clear, a new low, even by the subterranean standards of the NY Times opinion page.

I don’t really have anything else to add right now, except to express solidarity with victims of police violence.
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Follow-up to the above:



There are undoubtedly thousands of high school newspapers out there with higher journalistic standards than the New York Times editorial board. Maybe millions.
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Meanwhile Tom Cotton is happy that he has caused drama within the NYT and cost them subscribers:


Maybe running fascist editorials from people who view you as their enemy isn't the greatest idea.
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Apparently, they literally invited him:

How is it that Bennet still has a job if, under his watch, they're inviting opinion pieces that advocate using the military to curtail free speech, that they don't read or fact-check before publication, that cause their staff to revolt and large losses of subscribers, from writers who gleefully laugh at both of those results?

Seems like, you know, not the most competent way to run things.
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Slowpoking slightly on this but


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Does this mean we can impliment the national ad campaign to spur the investigation into whether or not Rafael "Ted" Cruz or his father was or had knowledge of who the Zodiac killer is was or could be without repercussion, because apparently no one proof reads even full page advertisements.
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Does this mean we can impliment the national ad campaign to spur the investigation into whether or not Rafael "Ted" Cruz or his father was or had knowledge of who the Zodiac killer is was or could be without repercussion, because apparently no one proof reads even full page advertisements.
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The point is, of course, not that the Hillary email story deserved no coverage at all.

But the president ignoring and offering more benefits to Russia while they're paying people to kill US soldiers seems like a bigger story than email server management.

(I can also grant that coronavirus and other issues are big stories too... so maybe neither scandal deserves to cover the full front page... but A16? Nothing on the front page?)
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