Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

Editorial Transference at
The New York Times

April 19, 2015 --

LPR has long believed that attacks from the left against conservatives are more appropriate to describing the left.

And so, consider this from The New York Times lead editorial, April 12, "A New Phase in Anti-Obama Attacks": "As Barack Obama's presidency heads into its twilight, the rage of the Republican establishment toward him is growing louder, angrier and more destructive."

LPR understands that the Times has actually declared that for the last 21 months of the Obama presidency, it will be "louder" and "angrier" towards Republicans with the aim of their destruction. The editorial went on to assert that "Republican lawmakers in Washington" have been denigrating the president "personally since the day he took office."

For LPR, Times editorial denunciations against Republicans are the paper's equivalent of the "Two Minutes Hate" that was a feature of the Party workday in Orwell's "1984." (What is frustrating for LPR is the silence of Republicans, most of the time, to New York Times editorial that regularly denigrate them.)

When it comes to denigrating public officials, no one takes second place to The New York Times.

In its March 17 editorial on Prime Minister Netanyahu's election victory, "An Israeli Election Turns Ugly," the Times declared that Netanyahu "forfeited any claim to representing all Israelis"; delivered a "racist rant" (for simply saying that Israeli Arabs are voting in large numbers); called the Israeli prime minister "desperate, and craven"; accused him of making "a subversive speech before Congress"; and said that he "resorted to fear-mongering and anti-Arab attacks."

And so, the title of this Times editorial, "A Israeli Election Turns Ugly," should properly be understood as stating: a New York Times editorial turns ugly.