Thursday, November 17, 2016

"The Borking of Bannon"

For John, BLUFThe question was if Mr Trump could accept the election outcome.  It should have been could the Left accept the election outcome.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

A little context.
  • The Allgemeiner—"The fastest growing Jewish newspaper in America".
  • Arthur Ochs Sulzberger (Pinch)—Publisher of The New York Times
  • Steve Bannon—The Executive Chairman of Breitbart News.
  • Breitbart News—An on-line publishing organization that has been dubbed, McCarthy style, an "Alt Right" news source.
  • Borking—"o defame or vilify (a person) systematically, esp. in the mass media, usually with the aim of preventing his or her appointment to public office; to obstruct or thwart (a person) in this way".  (Oxford English Dictionary)
  • Robert Bork—Whose nomination to the US Supreme Court was rejected, adding the term Borking to the lexicon.
  • Alt-Right—An amorphous group of people who reject the Progressive agenda.
  • Mccrthyism—the idea that people are smeared by alleging treason on their part.
Here is the lede for the news story:
The New York Times finds President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Stephen Bannon as counselor to the president to be so alarming that it devoted both its lead front page news article yesterday, a second front-page news article, and its lead editorial to the development, airing the worry that, as one of the news articles put it, Mr. Bannon “will bring anti-Semitic, nationalist and racist views to the West Wing.”
Not likely.

It is sad what a great newspaper has come to.

Read the article.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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