Sunday, February 07, 2021

NYTimes gets overrun with its own cancel culture

 

NYC looking toward Brooklyn 2015

Matt Welch explains in Reason how it forced a 45-year veteran of the paper Donald MacNeil, a pandemic reporter, for using the N-word in context, in doing an interview for a story, about a classmate being suspended for a racist video made at the age of 12. 

Merely using the word itself started a protest in the NYTimes newsroom.   

Robby Soave describes a similar incident where a teenager got another teen essentially thrown out of school for an old racial slur on Snapchat (which didn’t disappear), with the "help" of the Times.  Now I had my own missteps as a teen, a particular one in ninth grade, and I shudder at what the consequences would be today.

The "Gray Lady"? 
The vengefulness of these campaigns seems to be derived from the thought that the racism of the past is a cancer that must be stopped with zero tolerance as the highest possible priority.

In the embedded video, MacNeil explains to Rachel Maddow on MSNBC how China takes people into quarantine.

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