The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Turning your Back

The New York Times editorial board never met a leftist politician they didn't like, and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is no exception. The NYT is exercised because NYC cops have expressed displeasure at the Mayor after he cozied up to "hands-up, can't breath" demonstrators and implied that he was with them as they spread the canard that there is systemic racism in the NYC police department. The editorial board writes:
Mayor Bill de Blasio has spent weeks expressing his respect and admiration for the New York Police Department, while calling for unity in these difficult days, but the message doesn’t seem to be sinking in.

When he spoke at a police graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden on Monday, some in the crowd booed and heckled him. This followed the mass back-turning by scores of officers when the mayor spoke on Saturday at the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos; the virtual back-turning the day before by an airplane-towed banner (“Our backs have turned to you”), and the original spiteful gesture by officers on the night Mr. de Blasio visited the hospital where Officer Ramos and his partner, Wenjian Liu, lay dead.
Interesting that the NYT never characterized protester chants of "what do we want, dead cops ... when do we want it, now" as despicable. In fact, I'm not even sure they reported those chants until forced to do so after other media finally did. They never fully reported the fact that cops were attacked by the mobs after those same mobs inconvenienced tens of thousand of people by closing streets, bridges, and shopping areas.

Nah ... that's the mob's first amendment right. But the cops quietly expressing their displeasure by turning their backs on the Mayor or (horror of horrors), booing be Blasio when he has the temerity to now suggest that he was always on their side ... well that's just unacceptable. The Mayor now scrambles to express "respect and admiration for the New York Police Department" only after an assassination that was an indirect result of the anti-cop climate that he helped cultivate.

The NYT is a caricature of leftist media, supposed run by elite journalists who can't see the extreme irony and hypocrisy in their positions because their abject bias blinds them to it.

The NYT has become a propaganda sheet that poses as the "newspaper of record." Read it for lifestyle, movie reviews, fashion, if you like, but for hard news, I'd advise turning your back.