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The New York Times Versus David Mamet

April 24th, 2013 - 7:21 am

Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell-You’re-Conservative

I have a piece up over at FrontPage Mag charting the way the New York Times turned its critical guns on playwright David Mamet after he came out as a conservative. Here’s the opening:

The New York Times is very good at what it does — which nowadays involves a lot of lying in service to a leftist agenda.  There are the outright lies (such as the paper’s recent distortion of a police bias trial to make the NYPD appear racist), the lies of omission (such as its lack of full reporting on the Obama administration’s fatal acts of malfeasance and dishonesty in, say, the Benghazi and Fast and Furious scandals), and the atmospheric lies (such as its rose-colored reporting on the disastrous economy in bluer-than-blue California).  Altogether, these lies combine to make the paper something like the Matrix: a plausible imitation of reality intended to deceive people so that their substance may be milked to feed an overweening state.

As in the 1999 sci-fi film that begat that metaphor, rebellion against the illusion results in swift retribution.  And nowhere does the Times rush to punish resistance so quickly as in the arts.  Times reviewers consistently give sympathetic treatment to leftist cultural works while attacking those of a conservative bent, often regardless of quality.

Which brings me to David Mamet

The rest is here.

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Bear in mind the great conservative Cain the great city builder had a mark put on his head by the True God. The conservative in protecting their own personal gains see Jesus as the illegitimate child of Mary hooking up with a man to hide her shame.
when i walk into the home of the woman with three illegitimate women I see great art in the making. That is the point in Peter Leithart's latest:" mothers in the home are sculpting children; there’s beauty in skillful manipulation of a backhoe.

As Gill says, all men, because they are made in the image of God, are called to “collaborate with God in creating, to make all things good, that is to say beautiful, that is to say holy.” All men, not only the “artist,” are called to be and make the art of God. In Christ, the Father’s inspired Poem, Christians discover this artistic vocation."
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So her children will grow up and innocently piss on your graves or do so with great rage
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so perhaps David Mamet has come to conservative too late in life . If he find women with three illegitimate children art will flow in his blood again instead of a dead end
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2nd foot note

instead of his new found friends give him amnesia like most 19 year old teenagers when they gather together but he desire his icon age gracefully celebrity greetings what else can you do when you now become a has been?
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This needs an Instalunch.
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