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If the existence of ideological echo chambers is a thing, then there is none more cavernous now than the far left TMZ like rag known as The New York Times (NYT). It did have some semblance of reason even if it is propaganda but there were some centrist moderate opinions coming out of the organization but that has officially come to end with the resignation of opinion writer Bari Weiss.
The New York Times in Recent Days
It should come to now surprise that when the Left has taken over the media establishment, everything followed suit from news organizations like CNN and TMZ, MSNBC and the likes of Slate, VOX, The Young Turks, Washington Post, and the New York Times. Lauded as somewhat respectable in terms of their reporting, it wasn’t until recently that things went downhill for them in terms of their messaging which only seem to feed their left-wing audience as subscribership jumped back in 2018. Yet, even in the middle of their rising number of readers, they seemed have jumped on the case of misinformation almost to the point of sheer comedy (or trepidation). Debacle after debacle occurred for the publication company as they continued to make their way into the mainstream media circles but would always end up becoming the fodder. One instance of the NYT became a laughingstock was when NYT Editorial Board Member Mara Gay appeared on MSNBC’s The Eleventh Hour with Brian Williams and reaffirmed a tweet that displayed gross mathematical errors regarding former presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.
Remember hearing about the NYT’s great need for Asians on their Editorial Board no matter their past history? No? Does this tweet ring a bell? “Oh man it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men.” Or what about, “Dumb*** f****** white people marking up their opinions on the Internet like dogs pissing on fire hydrants.” Still not familiar? What about, “White people have stopped breeding. You’ll all go extinct soon. This was my plan all along.” Still no? Then the hashtag #CancelWhitePeople surely sounds familiar, since that seems to be the case lately. Not ringing a bell? Surely this tweet then must drum up some memory where it read, “Are white people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun thus logically being fit to only live underground like groveling goblins.” If not one of these sounds familiar, is because the one who wrote these tweets was Sarah Jeong who the New York Times hired on as part of their Editorial Board. Just a week or so later, they dropped her from the board due to the backlash of her clearly apparent racism which pushed this pseudo-tech writer into pure obscurity. This might be the first mention of her on the internet since 2018! That’s how irrelevant she has become. But again, she was hired by the New York Times.
Enter Bari Weiss
This was the environment and the people that Bari Weiss was around every work week. Far-left radicals posting every single out of context quote from President Trump. Making blunder after momentous blunder on the news media where people can literally make fun of them in the most glorious of fashions. When it comes to Bari Weiss though, she was literally the voice of balance and reason. The NYT attempted to broaden the scope of differing voices and Bari was hired on back in 2017. She wrote against the notions of “cultural appropriation”, she criticized the organizers of the Women’s March for that “chilling ideas and associations,” and while writing on the “Chicago Dyke March” she railed at the notion of “intersectionality” as the new “caste system” that people are now judged by. Even though she regards herself more left-leaning, her ideas are moderately acceptable as she has provided the voice of reason for a paper that is quite, far left, even with their efforts to try and be balanced.
Barely three years into her career, Weiss sends her boss a scathing letter of resignation after allegations that her co-workers bullied her into it. It comes to no surprise that the treatment Weiss claims to have gotten is not far off from the truth. Leftists tend to bully and gang up on folks who differ ideologically the way ANTIFA will gang up on a quadrapalegic Trump supporter. In her letter, she says things like, “lessons about the importance of understanding other Americans, the necessity of resisting tribalism, and the centrality of the free exchange of ideas to a democratic society—have not been learned,” or “Twitter is not on the masthead of The New York Times. But Twitter has become its ultimate editor,” and even more damning, “My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views.”
With Weiss now gone, one has to wonder how the New York Times will pan out when they had such a voice of reason and balance in her. The fact of the matter is that Weiss is gone and if not knowing math is hard enough for the Editorial Board member or that endorsing racism from one of their staff members has proven to keep the subscriber numbers growing, will the New York Times continue their trajectory towards infamy as a gross gossip rag or can they recover themselves to be a bit more respectable in their pieces? Time will only tell.