For N.Y. Times, all the hypocrisy that’s fit to print

By March 18, 2014Uncategorized

It’s long been known, The New York Times is a mouthpiece for the DNC. If you need any further proof, check out their latest propaganda piece the editorial board published Friday congratulating U.S. Sen. Harry Reid for standing up to “big corporations” and “rich donors,” such as the Koch brothers, who support the Republican Party.

Are they serious?

Have the New York Timers ever heard of billionaire political operative and major Democratic donor George Soros? Or hedge fund billionaire and donor Tom Steyer? Or how about Bill Maher, who famously donated $1 million to President Obama’s 2012 campaign via a political super PAC? Have the New York Timers read Citizens United? Embarrassingly, everyone over the age of about 12 knows that money — billions of it — flows into both parties from a variety of sources.

The fact that the Times would single out the Koch brothers verifies once again their unabashed political bias.

And hypocrisy.

In their latest full-fledged partisan piece, the editorial board got indignant that there are wealthy Republican men, such as the Kochs, who support the GOP via political advertisements but of course “fail to mention” the big bucks that flow into the Democratic Party via the very same type of corporations, PACs and tycoons. And used against Republicans — often — in political attack ads.

Former Bay State Sen. Scott Brown has been the target of expensive political attack ads in New Hampshire in recent months by his potential opponent U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s “operatives” and “donors” prior to even announcing he’s forming an exploratory committee for U.S. Senate!

So what is the Times saying exactly?

That it’s “OK” with them if big money flows into Democratic campaign coffers, but not the GOP? It’s “OK” if Democrats launch political attack ads, but not another party? If so, they are not only hypocritical, they are denouncing free speech and the U.S. Constitution.

Bottom line: The New York Times should leave the U.S. and set up shop in a banana republic. That’s where they belong.

Adriana Cohen is co-host of “Trending Now” on Boston Herald Radio. Visit adrianacohen.com or follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.

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Adriana Cohen is host of the “Adriana Cohen Show” heard Wednesdays at noon on Boston Herald Radio. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.