The New York Times, accused of political bias for running - at a steep price discount of $102,000 - an anti-war ad insulting the top U.S. commander in Iraq, defended itself by claiming they were only giving back to the community.
"When our circulation is falling and our stock is in the toilet, the last thing we need is to be blacklisted as patriots, supporters of the war against terrorists, Bush's puppets, or proponents of capitalism and free markets," a Times editor told us on condition of anonymity, explaining that 'giving back to the community' in the progressive vernacular means a kickback to an activist group for keeping someone off the black list of thoughtcriminals engaging in corporate conspiracy.
"This ad will give us a few month of trouble-free operation without anyone accusing us of being corporate lapdogs," he said.
Full transcript of a private conversation with an anonymous NY TImes editor below:
ANONYMOUS NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR: I'd rather not think about it. Just look at the hateful attacks against Fox News and Rupert Murdoch. This wouldn't be happening if Murdoch wasn't so pigheaded and "gave back to the community" more often. The few thousands he gave to Hillary, Schumer, and other Democrats are a joke - he can't be that naïve. If he really wants the vitriol to stop, he should be more like George Soros, a billionaire who shovels cash at the progressives on a daily basis, like a coal heaver on the locomotive of revolution. That's why not even the communists at the International ANSWER Coalition ever accuse Soros of being a shameless capitalist pig disrupting the world's economies. Which, frankly speaking, he is.
You don't fool around with the progressive protection racket. Just recently Murdoch had brazenly refused to comply with MoveOn's reasonable request to place their member on the board of News Corp. Shortly afterwards, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann released a statement that "Fox News is worse than Al Qaeda."
Olbermann's exact quote:
"Al Qaeda really hurt us, but not as much as Rupert Murdoch has hurt us, particularly in the case of Fox News. Fox News is worse than Al Qaeda - worse for our society. It's as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan ever was."
Surely this attack could be easily avoided. There are many ways a corporation can appease the Bag Man. They can donate cash to progressive charities and campaigns, or they can give food, free space, advertisement, product placement, or product itself. We at the New York Times usually "give back" our product - news, opinions, and commentary that validate progressive beliefs. This time it happened to be a $102,000 ad discount.
We also hire progressive reporters, columnists, and editors. This has been going on for so long that now it's often impossible to distinguish the New York Times, a news company that must turn profit, from an activist non-profit group that's in the business of propaganda and re-education of the masses.
THE PEOPLE'S CUBE: Would you say there's been a takeover of the MSM by progressive activists?
ANONYMOUS NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR: Yes, but it's a friendly takeover that leads to a win-win situation. The main purpose in life for a forward-looking progressive journalist is to expose diabolical corporate conspiracies. Once you've convinced your readers that such conspiracies exist, you've initiated them into the biggest conspiracy theory of all time - the Marxist concept of class struggle. Now you're just one small step away from exposing the immorality at the core of the capitalist system and presenting Socialism as the only moral alternative. As an added bonus, corporations will pay top dollar to get off your hit list. Before you know it you yourself turn into a full-fledged member of the powerful progressive racket and can make your own demands. Look at today's mainstream media. And if that doesn't convince you, ask General Petraeus.
THE PEOPLE'S CUBE: Are you saying that The New York Times, as a member of the powerful progressive racket, has hatched an extortion scheme to coerce itself into giving a $102,000 discount to MoveOn's ad that described general Petraeus as a traitor?
ANONYMOUS NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR: I am absolutely convinced that it was an inside job. Progressive groups have become so intertwined that many of us don't even remember who we really work for. Many of us are members of MoveOn and other groups, while many of their members act as our freelance reporters. Money is traveling in continuous Moebius rings, loops, and circles, so giving a discount to one group is not necessarily a loss for another.
Even if that discount were a loss, we have already invested so much in America's defeat that a slightest sign of victory will cost us much more than the $102,000. So here's an open secret: MoveOn didn't pay for the ad at all, they only paid us to run it under their name. And if they didn't, we'd still run it as a regular New York Times editorial.
Quote:<sobbing> I don't even know who I work for!?
filthywhitemaleheteropigI am one of the lucky shovel carriers that gets to live in the soon to be enlightened state of Nevada, so I know I work for HARRY REID.
filthywhitemaleheteropigI am one of the lucky shovel carriers that gets to live in the soon to be enlightened state of Nevada, so I know I work for HARRY REID.
Chairman M. S. PunchenkoWhere did you find such a lovely picture of Her Excellency, Commissar Pupovich?
Commissar PupovichOh, you are on a roll! Those were tremendous! I am about to turn around exactly 3 times as always and hit the old sack. For that laugh, you can have the rest of my vodka ration for the day!
Chairman M. S. Punchenko<sobbing> I don't even know who I work for!? Just last week I mailed a check to The Center for American Progress only to find it in my mailbox the following day! Am I my own boss? Am I paying myself with money that I thought I was paying other people to do my work!? Am I doing work!!?!? Do I even really have my own staff??? Oh sweet merciful Stalin! I am so confused right now and think I'm about to pass out again!
Commissar TheocritusComrade Hasan, do you not think that the person who does not lift a finger and who gets the same money is not actually superior to the man who does work? That is success, after all. But it follows that the people who let the man who does nothing be superior to the man who does something are superior to both of them.
Comrade Hasan*All rights reserved. Not all qualify. Check your with your local KGB agent to see if you qualify for The People®. People not available in WY, RD, or MT. Only use People® with a doctor's prescription....
Commissar TheocritusSo I think that we should eliminate all males beyond those needed for breeding
Quote:wetbacks walk over him
Laika the Space Dog...Looks like more sensitivity training and self criticism for Theocritus.
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