The New York Times – All the News That’s Fit to Print -- and Then Some
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The New York Times – All the News That’s Fit to Print -- and Then Some

The New York Times did a very, very stupid thing, either because they themselves – like most Americans these days – are pretty stupid, or because they were bending over backward (foolishly) to show how impartial they are.

Either way, they did real harm to the country.  By getting suckered into writing a badly researched and presented article that purports to catch Rod Rosenstein plotting with other FBI folks to take Trump down, they have lit a match that could destroy the last, post Trump vestiges of American democracy.  Their timing and poor reporting literally places America at a moment of great peril.  They have, essentially, handed Donald Trump fodder both to fire Rosenstein and destroy the Justice Department and take down definitively the Mueller investigation and all that that implies.  In fact, Trump has spoken, only hours after the article was published about the “lingering stench” in the Department of Justice.

The New York Times, and only The New York Times, handed this axe to Trump.  Whether he uses it now or waits until after the November elections, he has a huge bomb to blow up the last vestiges of our democracy.  And, by killing the Mueller investigation, Trump will rule without any controls whatsoever.

In sum, this was no little error of on The New York Times’ part.  This was, at best, stupid, perhaps even evil, and may mark definitively a fateful moment in the history of America in the 21st Century.

Ari Socolow
Ari Socolow: Ari Socolow is the Chief Economist and Editor-in-Chief at BestCashCow. He is particularly interested in issues relating to bank transparency and the climate crisis. Since co-founding this website in 2005, Ari has been frequently cited in the media as an expert on local and national savings accounts, CD products, mortgage and loan products and credit card rewards products.

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