“Horrifying”: NY Times Staffers Overreact to Op-Ed From Sen. Tom Cotton

In a hysterical overreaction that has become all too common in this modern age of safe spaces, trigger warnings, and cancel culture, dozens of New York Times staffers feigned horror and outrage after the paper published an op-ed from Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR). Typically unable to process viewpoints that don’t match up buckle and tongue with their woke, “social justice” ideology, these staffers blasted their employer for daring to give a platform to Cotton, who called for the military to play a role in tamping down the fiery unrest unfolding in dozens of American cities.

In the column, headlined “Tom Cotton: Send in the Troops,” the Arkansas Republican said President Trump could no longer stand idly by and watch as Democrat leaders passively allow hooligans and thugs to destroy our treasured cities.

“These rioters, if not subdued, not only will destroy the livelihoods of law-abiding citizens but will also take more innocent lives. Many poor communities that still bear scars from past upheavals will be set back still further,” wrote Cotton.

“One thing above all else will restore order to our streets: an overwhelming show of force to disperse, detain and ultimately deter lawbreakers,” he continued. “But local law enforcement in some cities desperately needs backup, while delusional politicians in other cities refuse to do what’s necessary to uphold the rule of law.”

But of course, everyone (on the left) knows that the proper reaction to this destruction and violence is to take a knee, swear allegiance to Black Lives Matter, and abolish the police. And a certain cohort of New York Times staffers are so certain of this bizarre logic that they ripped The Grey Lady for betraying their cause with another point of view.

“Running this puts Black @NYTimes staff in danger,” tweeted dozens of Times staffers.

“Surreal and horrifying to wake up on the morning of June 4 – the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown – to this headline,” wrote Times China correspondent Amy Qin.

Shaken by the backlash, Times editorial page editor James Bennet took to Twitter with an insipid “Guys, we’re on your side” plea.

“The Times editorial board has forcefully defended the protests as patriotic and criticized the use of force, saying earlier today that police too often have ‘responded with more violence — against protesters, journalists and bystanders.’ We’ve also crusaded for years against the underlying, systemic cruelties that led to these protests,” he wrote.

Alas, in the Era of Woke, you’re either 100% on the side of the revolutionaries or you’re a fascist. Just goes to show once again: If you’re as far to the left as you can possibly go, everything else is “right-wing.”

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  1. To say this puts black people at risk is BS. I am so sick of this perpetual victim crap. More white people where killed by cops last year than black yet all they do is lie. None of these people care about all the cops that have been killed since the riots started, they matter just as much as the guy killed in Minneapolis. If people would act decently when pulled over by cops the majority of this wouldn’t happen. But a good portion can’t seem to do that, they get on their phones, are rude with screaming and hollering about knowing their rights or just have no self control. Also stop apologizing for being white I don’t expect black people to apologize for being black.

  2. TOTALLY agree Lisa!! I’m not a racist & never have been. My next door neighbor was one of the finest black friends I’ve ever had. He passed away about 3 yrs ago & I still miss him so much. I went to the hospital to visit him & honor him as a veteran who fought for our country. His funeral was so touching! But all this racist rioting & over-reaction by everyone is making me sick! The police have risked their lives as they do daily to help anyone of any color. Get rid of the “bad” ones just like every profession has & stop treating them like enemies. Black people kill black people far, far more often than policemen do. It’s a fact! Riots make racism worse!

  3. As usual the NYT abandons their freedom of the press responsibility and embark on their failed utopian dream.
    They are petulant children stomping their feet and banging their spoons on their high chairs screaming “Me me me”.

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