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How Much Does It Cost to Buy Yourself an Op-Ed in The New York Times?

DRIFTGLASS SPORTING OUR MERCH!


I'm asking for a friend who suspects that when The New York Times hands out a big slice of its op-ed page real estate to the proprietor of a wingnut welfare crack-house called the journal of America Greatness (no, I am not making them up) to publish some "Hey, now, let's keep it civil Libtards!" Conservative tone policing claptrap like this --
Let’s Not Throw the Word Treason Around

Democratic politicians should stop acting like internet trolls.

When they talk about President Trump, why are so many Democratic politicians talking about treason? Whatever they may truly believe, why are they letting their inflammatory rhetoric become decoupled from the facts?

By doing so, they are setting the country on a dangerous, unpredictable trajectory that could lead to a crisis of political legitimacy. And by indulging their own worst instincts, these Democrats are guilty of fomenting the extreme, intemperate rhetoric for which they have consistently criticized the president...
-- that maybe it isn't just out of Arthur Gregg "A.G." Sulzberger's deep commitment to journalistic integrity.

For a little context on the tone and subject matter to be found in this Teen Beat Breitbart, here are some recent articles from the (again, not making them up) journal of American Greatness:
Why smarty-pants elitists hate Real Murricans by the odious Victor Davis Hansen.

Just how far will the crazy, fascist Left go!?! Also by Victor Davis Hansen.

Two different articles on why banning plastic straws is the New Fascism!

Sarah Jeong's white-people hating racism is even worse than plastic straw fascism!

Dennis "20 years past his sell-by-date" Prager bellyaching about how the Pope sucks and is fucking up Catholicism.

Chicago is a black-crime hell-hole and Trump could turn it around if only the coloreds would put down their Obamaphones see how awesome his is!

"If The Left Wants War Give It To Them"
If you’re not ready to go to war, you’re not paying attention. The war is already on. It is escalating with or without your participation. Although it’s not a shooting war, more Americans are being caught in the crossfire as the stakes continue to rise.
Dissenting voices are systematically purged. All the while, cultural titans like the New York Timesactively recruit incorrigible racists into their ranks—an act that some “conservative” commentatorsnaïvely have defended. Censorship, however, is just one facet in the spectrum of war the Left is waging...
And so forth.

In their quest to carve out a homestead in the crowded wingnut welfare niche between Tomi Lahren's steam-of-semi-consciousness idiocy and Stephen Miller's stroke mags, this band of mentally under-clocking head cheeses have strayed very far from the herd indeed.  They are racist losers suffocating at the bottom of a very filthy barrel of their own making and so, with nothing left to say to anyone with more than a room-temperature IQ, they resort to trying to tone police their betters.

That much is clear.

What is much less clear is how exactly A.G. Sulzberger came to believe that it is the job of The New York Times to help them do it.



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