As is typical with liberals, they often try to impose one set of rules on conservatives while exempting themselves from those rules. In particular, a favorite hobby of liberals is to comb through old social media posts of politically disfavored people and use those posts as a way to publicly smear those people and ruin their reputations, as well as get them fired from their place of employment.
Trump allies and supporters are finally turning these tactics back on the media instead of just complaining uselessly, and the NYT is coming unglued about it:
New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger issued a lengthy statement on Sunday afternoon to newsroom staff, a statement published in a release by the Times and quoted in a longer article by the newspaper on efforts by allies of President Donald Trump to combat the media through exposing racism and antisemitism inside the establishment media, including the Times.
Sulzberger’s quote in an article by reporters Jeremy Peters and Ken Vogel stated specifically that the Times will not be “intimidated or silenced” by allies of Trump who expose embarrassing past comments that staffers at the newspaper have made.
“They are seeking to harass and embarrass anyone affiliated with the leading news organizations that are asking tough questions and bringing uncomfortable truths to light,” Sulzberger said. “The goal of this campaign is clearly to intimidate journalists from doing their job, which includes serving as a check on power and exposing wrongdoing when it occurs. The Times will not be intimidated or silenced.”
The longer statement from Sulzberger frames the New York Times as somehow a victim of a right-wing smear campaign, rather than being responsible for harboring antisemitism and racism inside its organization. Headlined “A note to staff by New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger calling attention to a Times story about a campaign led by President Trump’s allies intended to harass and embarrass individuals affiliated with several leading news organizations,” the Times publisher opens with the revelation of the Times publishing the article on an effort by allies of President Trump, including most prominently GOP strategist Arthur Schwartz, to expose racism and antisemitism in the media. Sulzberger described the “campaign” as “unprecedented” and “designed to harass and embarrass” people at the various news organizations attacking President Trump.
Kurt Schlichter and Stephen Miller, in my opinion, had the best reactions:
Good. Enjoy your rules. https://t.co/lnldClv1IP
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) August 25, 2019
Maybe going after forklift operators and gifmakers wasn't such a good idea. Now here we are. https://t.co/mEpD1kMp3E
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 25, 2019