Today’s paragraphs come to us from long-time consumer advocate John Stossel.
Mr. Stossel has written a commentary that is critical of both the New York Times and President Trump – both of whom richly deserve the criticisms he makes.
But this particular part of his piece, at the end of his enumeration of godawful Times articles, particularly caught my eye:
But this week’s most disgusting feature was a nearly full-page “Style” section profile of black-clad Antifa thugs. The Times made them sound fashionable and fun as they punch people who aren’t looking for any physical fight, just spouting their beliefs.
The headline: “What to Wear to Smash the State.”
The Times explained what a stylish vandal wears: “Black work or military boots, pants, balaclavas or ski masks, gloves and jackets, North Face brand … makes it easier for saboteurs to take the offensive against storefronts…”
Gee, thanks, New York Times. I doubt that you’d be so enthusiastic about property destruction if the “saboteurs … take the offensive against” your storefront.
I read the New York Times every day. But I rarely look at style-related material and did not see this.
It is not only ugly, it is actually depraved. Would The Times do a similarly warm, fuzzy piece if Zara, a clothing/accessory chain famous for putting out nazi-like material, offered a stylish line of swastika-wear? Based on what they did with “antifa-wear”, maybe the answer is yes.
I award John Stossel Paragraphs Of The Day honors for bringing this to my (and, through this blog, your) attention.