Via HotAir. Just click the link because photos are involved. I’ll summarize.
- NYT Sports tweets out 2 photos, showing how way fewer New England Patriots attended the White House celebration in 2017 than in 2015. Intended message: even the Patriots hate Trump.
- Patriots then counter-tweet photos that blow NYT Sports out of the water.
- It turns out that photos were staged differently in the 2 years and NYT Sports should never have tried to compare them.
The photos were real. But the story was fake, anyway.
This kind of thing happens all the time. Our media, at work.
UPDATE: The editor apologized. He deserves a nod because, as Craig put it, “He didn’t blame anyone else…and owned up to it.” Which is rare nowadays.
Then again, as V pointed out, he still didn’t admit the real nature of what he did: that, motivated by political animus, he tried to use the Sports page to make political points.
For an apology to be effective (morally and emotionally), you have to 1) really understand what you did, and 2) really be sorry that you would do such a thing. Not just sorry that the other person took it badly. Or just sorry that they caught you.
If I read this manifesto from the students of Pomonoa College and the Claremont Colleges right, the reason the Radical Democrat Left opposes Free Speech is because Free Speech would lead people to the discovery of Objective Truth. Objective Truth is historically associated with white males, and is therefore bad.
“The idea that there is a single truth—‘the Truth’—is a construct of the Euro-West that is deeply rooted in the Enlightenment . . . This construction is a myth and white supremacy, imperialism, colonization, capitalism, and the United States of America are all of its progeny. The idea that the truth is an entity for which we must search, in matters that endanger our abilities to exist in open spaces, is an attempt to silence oppressed peoples.”
So rather than seek the Truth (which is what the White Supremacist Patriarchy does), we should instead constantly shout the approved politically correct slogans and sociological buzzwords at each other. That’s my takeaway from the manifesto, anyway.
Taken to its logical conclusion, we ought to reject gravity, because our understanding of gravity is an “objective truth” of the White Supremacist Patriarchy. Members of “Marginalized communities” should be able to throw themselves from the roofs of academic building and fly. Because once you are “woke,” you will realize that gravity is a White Man’s Construct, and anyone who accepts gravity is a tool of the White Supremacist Patriarchy.
Many of the students who wrote the manifesto will go on to careers as college administrators and Government bureaucrats with immense power over the lives of the citizenry. Ponder that.
A birthday party covered by an affiliate of Politifact, Democrat-Left activists in Philadelphia featured a piñata in the form of Republican Senator Pat Toomey. Guests were encouraged to “beat the sh*t out of it,” then bashed it until a torrent of condoms and sex-candies poured forth.
Guests were eager to destroy Toomey’s face, which had been filled by Pinto with condoms, lube packets, and sexual items such as dildo ring pops.
The Democrat Left’s obsessions with pee-pees and hoo-hoo-dillies rivals that of middle school children; which seems to be the emotional level of development of the typical Democrat leftists.
Now, imagine the media response if a group of Republicans beat a piñata of Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton filled with welfare checks and EBT cards.
Steve “The Facebook Killer” Stephens offs himself before cops can arrest him; saving the taxpayers millions in trial and incarceration expenses.
A few days later, violent football thug Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his jail cell after being acquitted of two murders, but convicted of another.
Well done, fellows. You did to yourselves what society no longer has the cobbles to do… exterminate vermin.
In fact, the trend has been just the opposite, as President Obama and the State of California have released thousands of violent criminals from prisons because it makes rich liberals in gated communities feel better to release predators into poor, crime-ridden communities.
So, credit where credit is due.