NYT Illustrates Perfectly Why Conservatives Consider Mainstream Media Hostile
The events of Charlottesville were still fresh, but we knew enough to understand that neo-Nazis and neo-Confederates were raising a stink. While Antifa was being Antifa, for once we hated the people they were fighting just as much. It was a surreal situation, and some of us wished something would happen to smack both sides down.
Unfortunately, the ugliness got worse.
Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, both Cuban-Americans who are not on the list of favorites for any racists, issued statements condemning the hate.
Meanwhile, President Trump offered different thoughts, arguing there was bigotry on both sides.
The left went nuts. After all, how dare the president not explicitly call out the obviously racist crowds in Charlottesville?
Frankly, it wouldn't have mattered if he had.
Sorry to be cynical, but most of all Rubio and Ted Cruz to me seem mostly to be doing a tremendous job of posturing for 2020.
— Eric Lipton (@EricLiptonNYT) August 13, 2017
Lipton is a reporter for the New York Times.
What we see here is precisely why the right views the mainstream media in general, and the New York Times in particular, as the enemy. Both Cruz and Rubio have reason to refuse to find common cause with racists due to their own ethnicity, but Lipton refuses to see that and instead ascribes base, selfish motives to their statements.
Yet, if they hadn't condemned the racists, they'd be getting the same treatment Trump is getting.
It's a classic case of "damned if you do, damned if you don't." There is literally nothing these two could have done that wouldn't have been blasted by leftists in some way, shape, or form.