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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Why I Just Cancelled My Long-Held Subscription to the New York Times

I've been a subscriber to the New York Times for too long to remember, but today I've had it.  The once-great Grey Lady is now engaged in a propaganda campaign to sow confusion and cast doubt on the legitimacy of Joe Biden's presidency and his candidacy. 

Why they are doing this, I cannot say.  Do they want a return of the insane gangster clown, Donald Trump?  Maybe. Has their elitist hubris finally got the better of them.  Don't know.

So let me make this short and not so sweet by quoting former Vice-President, Dick Cheney, whose infamous imperative was used many times, but never in the context with which I use it now toward the New York Times: GO FUCK YOURSELF!

Here's the straw that broke the camel's back.  From Sarah Burris at Raw Story:

'They make up news': Nancy Pelosi lashes out at NY Times' report on her Biden comments

Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is trashing the New York Times after it ran a story saying she suggested President Joe Biden could "reconsider" running for reelection against Donald Trump.

Pelosi appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesday, saying that right now isn't the time to focus on Biden when the country is hosting a significant NATO summit with world leaders celebrating the alliance's 75th anniversary.

“It’s up to the president to decide if he is going to run,” Pelosi said. “We’re all encouraging him to make that decision. Because time is running short.”

Pressed, Pelosi replied: “I want him to do whatever he decides to do. And that’s the way it is. Whatever he decides, we go with.”

The New York Times took the quotes and ran a story with the headline: "Pelosi Suggests That Biden Could Reconsider Decision to Stay in the Race."

After the report was published, Pelosi was confronted by CBS News reporter Jaala Brown.

“I never said he should reconsider his decision," Pelosi told her. "The decision is the president’s. I don’t know what’s happened to The New York Times that they make up news. It isn’t true," she said.

"I think the President is great. And there are some misrepresentations of what I have said," Pelosi added.

Pelosi told MSNBC she wanted to "hold off. Whatever you’re thinking, either tell somebody privately, but you don’t have to put that out on the table until we see how we go this week.” . . . .

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