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:
Didn’t realize that exposure to ideas of Nobel Laureate economist Milton Friedman put one in danger of alt-right brainwashing. But there he is, on the front page of the @nytimes, in a collage for a story titled The Making of a YouTube Radical. [https://t.co/fHRS8lzxVG] pic.twitter.com/WWUZrGITnM
— walterupdegrave (@RealDealRetire) June 9, 2019
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:
I, too, have been radicalized by Milton Friedman. pic.twitter.com/JNAzFhV4dl
— Carol Roth (@caroljsroth) June 10, 2019
A lot of us have, my friend, a lot of us have.
The following one-two punch is fun.
According to the NY Times you are a racist threat to the nation if you:
1) watch Milton Friedman videos
2) listen to @JoeRogan
3) date evangelical Christians
4) follow @jordanbpeterson
5) subscribe to @RubinReport pic.twitter.com/l1IStVjmSe
— TakingHayekSeriously🧨 (@FriedrichHayek) June 9, 2019
I once watched Milton Friedman while listening to Joe Rogan while dating a Christian who was following Jordan Peterson and subscribed to Dave Rubin.
Where do I report for re-education? https://t.co/eXssZANALK
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) June 10, 2019
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.