The New York Times gets the memo

Don Lemon let the cat out of the bag by complaining that the rioting was affecting the polling now, you guys, time to cut it out.  By the next day the memo clearly had gone out to practically everyone, because the messaging was disciplined and unified.  The New York Times made it official by running a piece that actually quotes moderate voters and attempts to explain their disgust with the collapse of law and order and the paralysis of leaders in its face.

I try not to link to the NYT, but you can read excerpts from it here at Powerline.


MikeD said...

What's really funny to me, is that the media seems to think the rioter answer to them. Or that the rioters will pay an ounce of attention to them. They've let the mob out of the bottle (so to speak), and now they want to put it back in. And they're going to find that they can't.

E Hines said...

This remark from the NYT: some Democrats, nervous about condemning the looting because they said they understood the rage behind it

The mental paralysis that demonstrates--it's entirely possible to understand the forces driving a behavior while simultaneously condemning, or praising, the behavior itself--that Progressive-Democrats are unfit for governance.

Or, Hayward's words: If you “don’t know what to say” about rioters, you won’t know what to do about it either.

Eric Hines