There was a joke going around a year or three back about how the New York Times would announce the coming of the Trump and the Shout:
World to End Tomorrow
Women and Minorities Affected Most
Funny and satirical, right? No longer. Read the blurb from yesterday’s Nick Kristof:
With the fall of Saddam Hussein, an iron curtain of fundamentalism risks falling over Iraq, with grievous implications for girls and women.
Am I saying that women and proto-women don’t have it rough under Islamist regimes? Hardly. But what about gays, Jews, Christians, atheists, agnostics, free-thinkers, and that vast majority of decent Muslim men who don’t belong to the Islamist power structure?
Yeah, they all got it easy, Nicky — you suck-up.
Howell Raines is gone from the NYT, but that doesn’t mean the Op-Ed page hasn’t sunk to a level below parody.