Do you remember when the New York Times was a newspaper, with – at least ostensibly – no partisan ax to grind?
If so, you have a terrific memory.
As reported by John Hinderaker at powerlineblog.com, the Times, which is dead set against President Trump’s tax proposals, has used twitter to put up contact information for Republican senators who might vote against it, so its readers will know how to contact them and demand they do so.
Hinderaker calls this “grass roots lobbying”. And he is 100% correct; that is exactly what it is.
How can a newspaper put this up and still lay claim to neutrality?
The answer is that it can’t. Because it is the antithesis of neutrality….
…which is the essence of today’s New York Times.