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Old 02-15-2018, 01:14 AM
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In Order to Keep Our Editorial Page Completely Balanced, We Are Hiring More Dipshits - McSweeney's Internet Tendency

Nailed it.
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Some bigly horseshit from the NY Times.

This is embarrassing.

Recent stuff from NY Times columnists: a call to ban porn, skepticism about global warming science (which erected a moronic straw man that warming science is not 100 percent ironclad, ignoring that science does not deal in absolute surety, only probabilities) and of course the gasbag David Brooks, who says liberals should pare back the fight over abortion rights because ... David Brooks.

In the above link, I fully understand what the editor is arguing. He's just wrong. Opinions contrary to the editorial stance of the Times should be reserved for guest columnists, of which there are one or two every single day. But paid staff columnists should be beholden to a higher standard than that of standard-issue morons and liars -- if the Times op-ed page has any standards at all. Which it now appears not to.
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It should also be noted that several years ago, the Times discarded its venerable “Week in Review” op-ed section that appeared every Sunday, in which writers took a hard-boiled, in-depth analysis of the past week’s main stories. This section had been around since the 1920s, if memory serves.

In its place we got “Sunday Review,” an unreadable and nauseating mishmash of pop-psychology pieces and feel-good folderol, leavened only here and there by hard-hitting content that is increasingly rare. I suspect they did this because of some idiotic focus-group study that indicated people wanted lighter fare, as if journalism were beholden to public sentiment instead of the public good.
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Great. I didn't really want to go back to work, but if they are hiring dipshits, I'm in.
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