Roger L. Simon

The New York Times Goes Postal on Rudy

The idea that the NYT actually backs a Republican for President seems more likely to be a spoof at The Onion, but it’s evidently for real and they are giving the (very weak) nod to McCain. Yawn…. but what’s fascinating is that the brief remarks supporting McCain are followed by an attack on Rudy which is virtually pathological:

The real Mr. Giuliani, whom many New Yorkers came to know and mistrust, is a narrow, obsessively secretive, vindictive man who saw no need to limit police power. Racial polarization was as much a legacy of his tenure as the rebirth of Times Square.

Mr. Giuliani’s arrogance and bad judgment are breathtaking.

It goes on. When I used the word pathological, I wasn’t exaggerating. The hatred is out of control. It would be interesting to speculate on why, but it’s late and I leave that to readers. It is , however, an eye roller to see this kind of purple prose coming out of the quondam newspaper of record on its editorial page. Pajamas Media, I will remind you, decided not to endorse any candidates. But we’re the stodgy old New Media.