Monday, May 19, 2014

'All the Genitalia and Melanin Fit to Print'

Kevin Williamson has a scintillating take on the circus going on at the New York Times.

Excerpt:
We conservatives like to beat up on the New York Times, and it gives us many, many reasons to do so, not least its sanctimony, which is on unfortunate display during this episode. But cities and countries need newspapers, and we criticize theTimes as much for what it fails to do as for the offenses it gives. I only wish that the paper were as excited about its intellectual standards as it is about the genital configuration of its editor. 
The Newspaper of Record unceremoniously dumps its female editor, after paying her a fraction of what it paid her male predecessor, to hire a black editor.

No doubt transgender candidates are getting hopeful. Their time is coming!

Who cares about intellectual standards and journalistic integrity, when there's so much race and sex to worry about. 

47 comments:

  1. A "scintillating take?" Williamson clearly has no idea what's happening behind the scenes at the NYTimes. He says so, in fact. He just speculates on the basis of his own brief experience as a newspaper editor.

    It's no wonder conservatives are poorly informed. You, guys, read one another's rumination and call it news.

    Hoo

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    1. We're a lot more informed than you are. You seem to miss every episode of anti-Christian bigotry that runs nonstop in this country. When I point it out to you, you call it "hearsay."

      You're a nasty little bigot, Hoo. You aren't a "liberal" either, you're an ugly bully.

      TRISH

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    2. You like to think of yourselves as more informed, Trish. You even apply the term lo-fo for the other side. Which means, more or less, a voter who does not listen to Rush Limbaugh.

      I may guilty of stereotyping here, but Egnor's silly post confirms the stereotype. Conservatives tend to read their own trusted sources, which represent more gossip than news.

      Sorry to have stepped on your toe, Trish.

      Hoo

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    3. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 7:26 AM

      Toots: "You even apply the term lo-fo for the other side. Which means, more or less, a voter who does not listen to Rush Limbaugh. "

      Examples include voters liking Bill Clinton for eating at McDonald's, and perceiving John Kerry and Barack Obama as elitist for wind-surfing and golfing respectively.
      --- Low Information Voters

      Good start, Toots.

      As it happens, news source selectivity is virtually identical for left and right consumers. In the most recent study of Americans, Pew found that:

      Ideology continues to be closely associated with people’s choice of certain news sources. Eight-in-ten Americans (80%) who regularly listen to Rush Limbaugh or watch Sean Hannity are conservative – roughly twice the national average of 36%. And at the other end of the spectrum, the New York Times, Keith Olbermann, the Daily Show, the Colbert Report and Rachel Maddow have regular audiences that include nearly twice the proportion of liberals than in the public...

      By contrast, supporters of gay rights make up large shares of regular New York Times readers, viewers of the Colbert Report and NPR listeners. Several ideologically divergent news audiences – including Wall Street Journal readers and viewers of the Colbert Report and Glenn Beck show – include larger-than-average percentages of self-described libertarians.


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    4. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 7:30 AM

      Trish: "You're a nasty little bigot, Hoo."

      correction: "You're a sanctimonious nasty little bigot who mocks the disabled, Hoo."

      Don't you think that's better?

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    5. Gramps, it's hilarious when you confirm what I say: conservatives listen to Rush Limbaugh, whereas liberals read actual newspapers. And how could I forget that you like American Stinker!

      You, guys, are a hoot!

      Hoo

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    6. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 7:37 AM

      Trish... re-edit

      ""You're an illiterate, sanctimonious, nasty little bigot who mocks the disabled, Hoo."

      Thank you for the reminder, Toots.

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    7. Gramps, are you embarrassed to like American Stinker? Oh, come on, don't be shy! It's such a fine publication!

      Hoo

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    8. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 7:45 AM

      Why not post a link to my comment saying I "like" American Thinker?

      Then we'll discuss embarrassment. OK?

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    9. Here you are, Gramps, on March 2, 2013:

      "I found that the American Thinker website that you dissed actually has some pretty good stuff. Spotty, but not bad at all."

      Bon appetite, Gramps!

      Hoo

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    10. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 8:41 AM

      Spotty, but not bad.

      "not bad" ≠ "like" (in English, anyway - you should be embarassed)

      Toots, I've owned cars with bigger working vocabularies than yours.

      Anyway, where is "like"?

      Keep working.

      Then we'll talk about embarrassment.

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    11. LOL. You said it had "some pretty good stuff." That's approval, isn't it?

      That's OK, Gramps. You're a conservative, so don't be embarrassed. American Stinker is good for your conservative soul.

      Hoo

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    12. Senile old fart,

      'Not bad' equals 'good', so I take it you actually like it.

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    13. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 8:51 AM

      By the way, Toots, I noticed in that thread that you somehow assumed that Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Ramirez was a Townhall political cartoonist. You really are ignorant, Toots. Thanks for the link and the reminder.

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    14. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 8:55 AM

      Toots and bonfire: "The girl I went out with last night was spotty but not bad."

      The Commissar: "I'll pass, thanks."

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    15. I didn't say Ramirez was a Townhall political cartoonist. I said that his cartoons appear there. You can't even understand what you read, Gramps. Ask your nurse for more coffee.

      Hoo

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    16. If you only said "spotty but not bad," that would be one thing. But you said "it has some pretty good stuff." So you liked it.

      Accept it, Gramps. We know all your conservative friends want you to. Your elitist academia roots are showing.

      Hoo

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    17. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 9:01 AM

      And I didn't say I "like" American Thinker, Toots.

      Tell Mistress to readjust your butt plug.

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    18. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 9:03 AM

      Toots, the Guardian "has some pretty good stuff" and I often cite it here. As I do the NYT. And Puffington Host.

      But I despise all three.

      Are you trying to read my mind again, Dr Fraud?

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    19. Of course. You despise New York Times and you like American Stinker. Fitting right in, Gramps.

      Hoo

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    20. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 9:08 AM

      Toots, when you start telling me what I think, I know you're just trolling. What I think is, you've had enough attention. Call Mistress and go practice your English.

      Bye.

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    21. Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Gramps. See you soon!

      Hoo

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    22. Is Boggs gone? Good. The asshole misquoted himself. “Not Bad” is certainly less praise than “Not bad at all”. I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone misquote themselves to make a point when you only have to scroll up a short distance to see the full context. The problem with Boggs is that he’d rather humiliate himself than admit he’s wrong. It would be entertaining if he weren’t so hateful.

      -KW

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    23. It's entertaining, all right. Gramps wants to have his cake and eat it, too. On the one hand, he wanted to defend American Stinker from the liberal ridicule. On the other, he realized full well that most of the stuff in there is embarrassingly silly. So he went with "some pretty good stuff" and "not bad at all." Not a ringing endorsement, of course, just an attempt to say it's not all that bad.

      Well, it is pretty bad, Gramps, and you know it. Your half-assed attempt to defend it was merely a knee-jerk reaction at criticism from your opponents. Well, next time don't defend the stupid rag.

      Hoo

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  2. “Who cares about intellectual standards and journalistic integrity, when there's so much race and sex to worry about.”

    Egnor’s point seems to be that if the NYT want’s high intellectual standards and journalistic integrity they need to stop worrying about hiring women and minorities. Guess I’ll have to start calling him sexist as well as racist. Poor bigot; he just can’t help himself.

    -KW

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    1. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 7:33 AM

      Popeye: "Egnor’s point seems to be..."

      Not all is as it seems to you, Popeye. That has been abundantly clear for quite some time.

      Popeye: "Guess I’ll have to start calling him sexist as well as racist."

      I'm sure that will ruin his day, given the source.

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    2. Senile old fart,

      Egnor is too stupid to have anything ruin his day. So are you.

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    3. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 7:57 AM

      Go burn a heretic, bonfire. Show us how smart you are.

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    4. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 8:10 AM

      bonfire, did you ever consider changing careers from Trustfunder Pissabout to Advice Columnist?

      Considering your grasp of Atheist Ethics ("burn the climate heretics"), I just noticed "Ask Leo & Lucy", a column in the Guardian (of course) for questions about ethical green living...

      The question was:
      I am in a shared student house and think a lot about the plugged-in devices we have continuously charging or on standby. How terrible should I feel, and what can I do?

      What say you, bonfire? How terrible should she feel?

      I love ya, bro. :-D

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    5. Senile old fart,

      I've told you before. I don't believe in capital punishment. Not even for heretics. However, if you catch fire standing too close to your completely unnecessary patio heater in Summer, I wouldn't shed any tears. I'd probably bust a gut laughing.

      Anyhow. The electricity consumption of a portable electronic device on constant charge is absolutely negligible. Less than 4 Watts. Not worth worrying about.

      Modern televisions probably use a little more on standby, but again it's not significant. I have 2 televisions which are always on standby (they're hardly ever on) and my electricity consumption is just 3 units per day.

      Your patio heater, however, uses a lot more energy - I would guess they'd be more than a thousand Watts.

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    6. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 8:37 AM

      bonfire, they (sciencedaily.com, ABC News [US], etc.) calls your TVs "vampire appliances".

      Your ethics are dragging with your knuckles.

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    7. Please Commissar, enlighten me why Egnor’s thinking the NYT has low intellectual standards and journalistic integrity because they presumably consider the race and gender of their editors isn’t racist and sexist? Bonus points if you can explain why Egnor’s statements don’t assume the most qualified people are white males.

      -KW

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    8. Senile old fart,

      You are pretty stupid, aren't you? My TVs use very little electricity. Not significant. Even when on, with a DVD player and the external speaker, together one uses less than 90 Watts. Not much more than 1 incandescent light globe.

      I expect you're so stupid, you leave lights burning when you leave a room. That you have money to burn.

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    9. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 8:58 AM

      bonfire: "You are pretty stupid, aren't you"

      I'm not the one who calls them "energy vampires", bonfire. Whinge to sciencedaily.com and ABC News. No need to besmirch the messenger, Mr Atheist Ethics.

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    10. Senile old fart,

      You did write 'your ethics are dragging with your knuckles'. Quoting a source without comment is effectively agreeing with the source.

      I didn't bother trying to find your sources, but I suspect they're referring to the very large home cinema type plasma screens, which are extremely power hungry.

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    11. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 9:26 AM

      bonfire: "You did write 'your ethics are dragging with your knuckles'. Quoting a source without comment is effectively agreeing with the source."

      Of course I agree with the "source", bonfire. Your ethics and your knuckles are dragging, in my opinion. I am the "source" for that.

      With regard to the "energy vampire" description, I could care less whether they are "energy vampires" or not. I do think the description is a typically hysterical greentard piety. As it happens, I don't own a flat-screen TV anyway. I'm far too busy burning gasoline to watch TV.

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    12. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 9:32 AM

      By the way, bonfire, since it appears you are also ruminating about who I like (I'm flattered, really!), Jo Nova is OK, but I'm quite the fan of Tim Blair. He is the "source" for one of my all-time favorite phrases: "panty-wetting greentards".

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    13. Senile old fart,

      Is Tim Blair still around? I thought he was dead. He was a columnist for the Bulletin, an Australian current affairs magazine, which he managed to write, singlehanded, into bankruptcy.

      He's an idiot.

      I don't ruminate about which sources you like. I just assume that any source you like is absolute bullshit. It saves time.

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    14. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 9:49 AM

      bonfire: "He's an idiot."

      And you're a greentard.

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    15. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 9:53 AM

      Correction: "a panty-wetting greentard".

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    16. Senile old fart,

      And you're still a senile old fart. We can continue trading insults all night. It doesn't worry me...

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    17. At 7:30 am, Gramps accuses me of mocking the disabled. At 9:49 am, he uses the term tard. What a fucking hypocrite.

      Hoo

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    18. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 10:15 AM

      But the word green tard is so apt, Toots! You would know, right? You are one. I'm sure you can appreciate I couldn't help myself. Because you do mock the disabled. So criticizing me for criticizing you is equally hypocritical!

      You really need my attention today. What up, l'il pal?

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    19. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 10:18 AM

      Are greentards disabled, Toots? In your opinion.

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    20. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 10:19 AM

      I think they are. Just for the record.

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  3. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMay 19, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Back on topic for a moment, here is one of the greatest Proglodyte ironies I've ever read:

    Jill Abramson Has A New York Times Tattoo On Her Back
    --- HuffPo (headline, 4/15/2014)

    Typical Prog. Jilted and stuck with a tramp stamp.

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    1. You have a broad definition of “on topic”.

      Just a reminder, the topic is that the NYT is more concerned with hiring women and minorities than it is with intellectual standards and journalistic integrity, i.e. white men are smarter and more principled than women and minorities.

      Never mind, you’re right, your sexist comments actually are on topic.

      -KW

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