A Heartbreaking Endorsement of Staggering Pretense

Outside the New York Times building in Manhattan (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
The New York Times’ philosopher kings put on a show for the little people.  

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he New York Times turned their endorsement into a reality-TV show. The Times’ editorial board — a group of opinion-havers — hijacked The Weekly (the paper’s FX news show, based on the work of Times reporters) to show you their process of interviewing Democratic candidates and to give the paper’s institutional endorsement to one of the candidates ahead of the Iowa caucuses. A deputy editor explained that the news division gathers facts but that the editorial board is composed of people who take those facts and “describe the world as it should be.” Literally, philosopher kings.

I had no doubt whatsoever

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