I finally finally finally pulled the plug on my New York Times subscription. Today is the last day I’ll receive a copy of that rag. I went from a home delivery seven days to The Weekender to Sunday only to WTF!
The Times is hell-bent on making me feel guilty that I’m white and straight. I’ve said it here a million times – I do not care what your sexual preference is, I do not care what the color of your skin is but I DO care when the New York Times makes it their entire agenda to tell me over and over that blacks can’t be racist or that a transgender judge rates a front page story. Is she going to make better decisions than a gay or straight judge. A judge should make his/her decision based on the facts of the case. Or am I wrong here?
The article says the judge devotes herself to transgender clients so I have to assume when she presides over a case that includes a transgender defendant, it’s a given the transgender client will win the case, no matter of he/she was in the right or wrong. How can a judge be so blatant in her agenda?
Back to the Times – they change headlines after the Clinton’s squawk. Almost every article is an editorial now, not actual reporting of the news. The spate of Katrina articles lately are to a one about the blacks in New Orleans and how THEY are faring, or not. New Orleans, last I checked, has a very diverse population but the Times would have its readers believe only the black residents count, post-Katrina. The Times covered ad nauseam Obama flying into New Orleans last week but when George Bush also arrived, who covered that story? If the Times did, it was in the third section.
The weddings section is another way the Times is showing its agenda. I’d be curious to ask their Styles editor: what IS the correct balance allowed of straight marriages to gay marriages? Must it be 50-50? What if more straight couples married in a given weekend? Would their announcements not make it in the paper because there weren’t enough gay marriages?
The list is endless of the ways the Times so poorly covers stories. I want to read the facts, just the facts ma’am, then come to my own conclusion or have a good discussion with my family about the merits of an article. The Times wants to tell me how I should feel. No thanks.
So, that’s it. The Wall Street Journal and I are very happy together. I don’t even think I’ll miss the NYT puzzle.