The Media

Dubious Antagonists

Written by SK Ashby

This is undoubtedly one of the least self-aware stories and headlines in recent memory.


This story, from New York Times, posits that the absence of a serious primary opponent has transformed the media into Hillary Clinton's biggest adversary, as if it were ever any different.

Notwithstanding the media's decades-long obsession with all things Clinton, the latest nontroversy was unleashed by the New York Times.

It was the New York Times that first reported that the former secretary of state may have violated the law by using a personal email server to conduct official business. Within the span of a few hours we learned that was clearly not the case, but the Times got the ball rolling with sloppy reporting of a story that was apparently fed to them by the congressional staff of the Select Benghazi Committee.

Writing for the Times, Patrick Healy describes the journalists who Clinton faced at the UN yesterday as "dubious antagonists." Some of his colleagues should be counted among them.

I don't know if I can handle two years of this manure that smells eerily similar to the terribly inaccurate and misleading coverage of the NSA. The prospect of possibly facing this for the next ten years is staggering.