Monday, January 20, 2020

New York Times Endorses TWO Democratic Primary Presidential Candidates

This is a bizarre one. 

 The New York Times is endorsing two presidential candidates that are seeking the Democratic nomination.

The Times writes:
 Breaking with tradition, The New York Times editorial board has endorsed two candidates for the Democratic presidential primary.
And the Times editorial board writes:
Both the radical and the realist models warrant serious consideration. If there were ever a time to be open to new ideas, it is now. If there were ever a time to seek stability, now is it.
That’s why we’re endorsing the most effective advocates for each approach. They are Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar.
In other words, they appear to be part of the Anybody But Trump crowd who would apparently endorse the devil over Trump---and with Warren, they are coming pretty close.

In their endorsement of Warren, the board wrote, with apparently a straight face, about Warren who has claimed she was Native American and also claimed her children went to public schools when they went to private schools:
Senator Warren is a gifted storyteller.
The Times says about Klobuchar, who seems to run on nothing but support for popular fad topics:
 Ms. Klobuchar speaks about issues like climate change, the narrowing middle class, gun safety and trade with an empathy that connects to voters’ lived experiences, especially in the middle of the country. 
In other words, the Times hasn't spotted that Klobuchar has no original ideas and blows with bad breath and bad ideas. She would have supported the burning of "witches" at the stake during the Salem witch hunt days.

The Times is a shallow newspaper that appears to be far away in intellectual firepower from its days when Henry Hazlitt was a member of the editorial board.



  1. After reading this my first reaction was: WOW!! The NY Times is pretty clueless, but most rational, thinking people knew that already. However, after some consideration, I wonder if the NY Times is echoing the sentiments of those who control the Democratic party. Those sentiments being: we have no confidence in "Uncle" Joe Biden because he's old, confused, and is subject to long bouts of incoherence; and there is no way we can let Bernie Sanders or his radical supporters anywhere near the levers of power since that would be the beginning of the end for us (i.e. the current Democratic leadership).

  2. Bizarre, I take it that the board just isn't thrilled with any of the candidates, though I would have expected them to back Biden to start consolidating support behind somebody.