NY Times Columnist David Brooks got some snarky replies when he admitted Wednesday “Our job in the media is to capture reality so that when reality voices itself, like last night, people aren’t surprised. Pretty massive failure. We still are not good at capturing the rightward half of the country.”
Our job in the media is to capture reality so that when reality voices itself, like last night, people aren’t surprised. Pretty massive failure. We still are not good at capturing the rightward half of the country.
— David Brooks (@nytdavidbrooks) November 4, 2020
Senator Tom Cotton blasted back “Maybe don’t fire your editor for publishing conservatives.”
Maybe don't fire your editor for publishing conservatives. https://t.co/oSH23bDHY4
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) November 4, 2020
Per Fox News “Cotton had reason to snark. He got caught in a full woke meltdown by leftist Times staff back in early June for writing an op-ed they didn’t like. His piece called for the military to be sent to U.S. cities to help local law enforcement deal with “rioters and looters.” That was too much difference of opinion for Times employees and a good-ol’-fashioned, Marxist purge ensued.
Veteran Times journalist, Editorial Page Editor James Bennet, who oversaw the paper’s Opinion section, was made to resign. (At least he didn’t get a firing squad, so the punishment was less than Times employees probably wanted.) His colleague Deputy Editorial Page Editor Jim Dao, who was overseeing op-eds, stepped down.”
Some other replies to Brooks:
To be clear, you're talking about the paper that fired an editor for allowing a senator to publish an oped with a position that a large portion of the right agreed with?
— Let's Talk (@Real_Lets_Talk) November 4, 2020
That’s because you’re too busy denigrating and mislabeling it, @nytdavidbrooks. It isn’t hard to “capture” the rightward half of the country.
They are decent, hardworking people, of all races and creeds, who want liberty, and a government that stays off their backs.
— pipermcq (@pipermcq) November 4, 2020
Reality "voiced" itself last night with a Trump victory.
How did you pooshdiddling squadsocket drenchpinchers handle that?
— Larry Schweikart (@LarrySchweikart) November 4, 2020
Just incredible to see someone be wrong every single time he puts his hands on a keyboard.
— Zack Furness (@punkademic) November 4, 2020