"I saw my enemies at Munich. and they are worms." - A. Hitler
When face with a genuine crisis, The New York Time's first corporate reflex always seems to be to seek out the loudest goons wielding the biggest clubs and grovel for their approval.
It's how a neocon toady like David Brooks scored a job for life at the Grey Lady during the high cotton days of the Bush Administration. It's how David Brooks' neocon hack of a boss at The Weekly Standard -- Bloody Bill Kristol -- was handed the same largess tied up in the same bow by the same newspaper...after he blew his Free Money gig at Time Magazine.
When Kristol blew his NYT Free Money gig, a place was found for him at Fox News.
When he blew that Free Money gig, yet another place was found for him on the ABC political team:
In a statement, Kristol said he's looking forward to joining the ABC political team:
"I'm looking forward to being part of the ABC political team. There's certainly plenty to talk about!"
Jonathan Greenberger, executive producer of "This Week," said in a statement Kristol is "an original thinker" that will make their team stronger:
“Bill makes our outstanding team of contributors and analysts even stronger. He’s an original thinker with a unique perspective on the political and cultural landscape, and we look forward to hearing his voice on the 'This Week' roundtable on a regular basis."
These are the people who control our media, and this is how their game is played, and now that New York is about to become a field office in the Putin-Trump Greater Caucasian Co-Prosperity Sphere, it's time for the home-town newspaper to do some serious power-groveling.
And since the most profitable and palatable brand of groveling these days is Both Siderism, expect to see a lot more like this coming from the titans of American corporate media:
Chants of “lock her up” became a frequent rallying cry at Trump campaign events, and Mr. Trump told Mrs. Clinton at the second presidential debate that if elected, he would instruct his attorney general “to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation because there has never been so many lies, so much deception.”
If he were president, he told her, “you’d be in jail.” That threat unnerved both Republican and Democratic legal analysts.
The decision he faces echoes one confronted by Mr. Obama and his first attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr., over whether to investigate Bush administration officials for extreme interrogation tactics against terrorism suspects that the Obama administration later deemed to be torture.
Josh (TPM) notes:
The idea that the Times would equate these two matters in this way shows an almost mind-boggling failure of editorial and legal judgment.
Which is certainly true, but it is also true (and definitely tried-and-true NYT orthodoxy) that if they can just bow low enough, come-to-heel obediently enough, maybe they can get yet another ascendant Republican administration on its way to disaster to stop being mean to them:
Wow, the @nytimes is losing thousands of subscribers because of their very poor and highly inaccurate coverage of the "Trump phenomena"— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2016
And then it will all have been worth it.