Ed Driscoll

You Stay Classy, Gray Lady

Found via Orrin Judd, Frank Rich of the New York Times gets a case, as Michelle Malkin writes, of the heebie-jeebies and screams, “The G.O.P. Stalinists Invade Upstate New York.

But a paradox emerges: does Rich consider “Stalinist” a good or a bad thing? From Duranty copping a Pulitzer by shilling for Uncle Joe himself, to Pinch Sulzberger backing the NVA because “It’s the other guy’s country” to, just last month, Thomas Friedman pining for Communist China, it’s certainly hard to tell.

(And of course, while Scozzafava’s views were certainly to the left of mainstream Republicanism, it seems a bit unfair for Rich to call her a Stalinist…)