Monday, June 13, 2016

New York Times Doing it's Worst Impression of Journalism

And the stupidity continues. Hardly any good analysis out there, The Intercept excepted. Nonetheless, it's interesting to hear all the reactions, and what's considered newsworthy:

Note this headline by the New York Times:
"Claimed Terror Ties in' 13"

Except he didn't. All these people want are more thought crimes and punishment for jokes (I wonder if there will be similar punishment for those making false accusations, then?):
"He admitted making the statements his co-workers reported, but explained that he did it in anger because he thought his co-workers were discriminating against him and teasing him because he was Muslim"

I'm usually embarrassed by looking in the past and hearing what the loudest people (newspapers etc) had to say (and have to say) about tragedies in the past, hoping that our generation will be better. But hearing what people have to say about this has been wholly disheartening. So it goes. 

And the two Presidential runners are also trying to top each other in terms of platitudes, though Hillary is much better than Trump.[1] And I understand some of her sentiments, but this?

“It is time to get back to the spirit of those days,” she said, “the spirit of 9/12.”

What does that even mean? Be stupid and listen to people in the government and conservative industries who want to pick the American people's pockets? /end rant



[1] Can't say enough about how silly what he said was.

 

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