Monday, August 12, 2019
Backfire: The New York Times Attack on Conservative Media | The American Spectator: Backfire. The New York Times has decided to blame the El Paso murders not on the actual killer but on “conservative media stars.” As here. Specifically, by name, that would be the Fox News evening lineup of Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham. Then it goes on to talk radio’s Rush Limbaugh, plus Fox and Friends’ Brian Kilmeade, Fox’s Jeanine Pirro, and Ann Coulter. Thrown in along the way were “outlets like Sinclair Broadcast Group and The Drudge Report to platforms like Breitbart News and Gateway Pundit,” with a specific mention of Sinclair’s Boris Epshteyn. And oh yes, there was a reference to former Nixon and Reagan aide and columnist Pat Buchanan. Suffice to say, the smear instantly backfired on the Times itself. Big time. Let’s start with the Times’ reasoning on this smear: See original work for more on this and other stories.