Posted On: Saturday - February 6th 2021 4:11PM MST
In Topics:   The Russians  Humor  Political Correctness  Media Stupidity  Race/Genetics  ctrl-left
This comment by El Dato under a Steve Sailer post was off topic but linked to a great story about goings on at the NY Times. (It's right up Mr. Sailer's alley, IMO, so I would have expected him to give a thanks to El Dato and post about it later. Maybe he will - he thoroughly reads the NY Times, so you don't have toooooo...)
Russia Today asked yesterday Canceling their own? NYT's lead Covid-19 reporter resigns after reprimand for use of ‘N-word’ fails to appease co-workers. Even this Russian website, way over across the old DEW line, is scared to use the word "nigger". [Owwww! We haven't started yet! - Ed.] Are they afraid we may launch a first strike? I could see that. MADness, I tell you.*.
This article is hilarious.
Donald McNeil Jr., the New York Times' top reporter on the Covid-19 pandemic, has resigned after management's decision not to fire him for innocuously using the “N-word” left many staffers at the newspaper “outraged and in pain.”I feel your pain, people. I'm sure you'll be able to get him back, once we get the Romans, errr, Feral Gov't, to arrest him.
The episode began when a student on a Times-sponsored trip to Peru in 2019 asked McNeil whether he thought her classmate should be suspended for using a racial slur on a video made years earlier. The reporter, who was on the trip as an expert to inform the students, repeated the slur when asking the girl about the context in which it had been used.So Mr. McNeil was trying to find out what the problem was and why some girl used the word "nigger" (Owww! No! Stop. You don't get how this works!) to get to the root of the problem. He was only trying to find fault and mete out the appropriate punishment, but he needed to use that word in order to do his job as an enforcer, see? Slurs are bad, mmmkay, but enforcement of PC is good.
Allegations regarding McNeil's conduct on the trip recently came to light, and Times management last week decided on an undisclosed punishment but stopped short of
stoning[oops, sorry. - Ed] firing him because his use of the N-word wasn't hateful or malicious.
This Don McNeil character is 66 years old, so you know he's seen a few Monty Python movies in his day. You really gotta wonder if he still thinks some of this stuff is funny, because, granted, I'm not in his sandals, but would he not feel like he is one of the characters in the scene here**?
"Look, I had a lovely supper, and all I said to the waiter was, 'this halibut is good enough for Jehovah, mah nigga'."
I'm telling you, we are living in Bizarro World - we have to read Russia Today to get wind of the lies in the NY Times. I'm wondering if it's possible the Russians could deliver paper copies to me, via paradrop from a knock-off U-2 high-altitude recon. aircraft. Here's the last part on the McNeil story (they cover 2 other incidents - please read the whole thing):
McNeil, whose coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, wrote a letter of apology to co-workers and resigned. The 66-year-old reporter had been at the newspaper since 1976.Because of this incident, we’ve lost a TOP COVID-one-niner reporter, TOP MAN, I tells ya. It’s egregious! It’s atrocious! It’s LAMENTABLE!
"They'll stone you when you're an expert in Peru.
They'll stone you when you're reading in the loo.
They'll stone you when you're writing for the Times.
They'll stone you, when you're sixes, sevens, and nines."
"Oh, my, my, my, I'm the lone crap shooter,
playin' the field every night.
Baby, I can't stay.
You got to roll me and call me the tumblin' (dice),
roll-oh-ohl me and call me the tumblin' dice."
Sorry, but that Dylan song was draggin', so it turned into the Rolling Stones' Tumblin' Dice as sung by Linda Ronstadt, in my head.
* MAD stood for Mutually Assured Destruction, a strategy for avoiding the big hot war that could have occurred during the Cold War.
** From The Life of Brian. A lot of Christians protested the sacrilege in this movie, real and/or imagined, but take note that they didn't shoot, stab or stone anyone about it.