New York Times resolves to publish fewer fact-challenged fascismsComments
Protest gets results, continued:
NEW: Times spokeswoman sends mea culpa pic.twitter.com/phBVjA21AT— marc tracy (@marcatracy) June 4, 2020
Where the this devolved into farce is that James Bennet apparently did not even read the fascist screed he declared essential to the American public discourse.
Anyway, the next five Bret Stephens columns about how factchecking conservative columnists violates the First Amendment are going to be something. Let us leave with these Deep Thoughts:
The thing is that leaving aside that nobody actually believes that the Times should be open to “all” points of view, the whole point of a prestige opinion section is curation. (If it wasn’t, Weiss should refund her salary immediately.) What is worth publishing and what isn’t never has and never will be a “free speech” issue; that’s just a diversion meant to shield transparently bad choices from criticism.
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