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New York Times Thinks Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman Is the Gateway to the Alt-Right

In the Sunday edition of The New York Times, an above-the-fold, front-page article examined the journey of a young man they refer to as a “YouTube Radical” who “was pulled into a far-right universe, watching thousands of videos filled with conspiracy theories, misogyny and racism.”

The prominent photo montage accompanying the article was most curious:

The late, great free-market champion and Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman is lumped in with all of the supposed alt-right (many of the ones shown aren’t) monsters who live under the Times‘ bed.

The part of Twitter that isn’t psychotically progressive had some fun with the latest lunacy from the once great Gray Lady:

A lot of us have, my friend, a lot of us have.

The following one-two punch is fun.



The article’s author attempted an explanation:

That was rather succinct. It could have easily been included in the very, very long article.

All involved at the Times knew exactly what they were doing with this montage. In their bubble universe, everyone to the right of Fidel Castro is “far right.” This was a contrived effort to portray many hard working conservatives as radical bad guys. They just pushed it too far with the picture of Friedman.

Because progressives never know when to stop.