17 September 2019 | The NYT Shuffle
The New York Times banks on liberal/progressive repulsion of the so-called president to keep subscription growth, because no one wants to belong to that Venn Diagram where growing disenchantment with that rag and Donaldâ€™s dislike could ever exist in the same universe.
Itâ€™s more than a question of â€œThe Times sucks!â€ This paper has never accounted for its wild support of our Iraqi Expedition, has spent the last three decades in a jihad against anyone named â€œClintonâ€, got rid of its public editor to disastrous effect, and canâ€™t hide its adoration of the barnyard exhibits that pass as conservative â€œintellectualsâ€ (David Brooks and Ross Douthat come to mind). But like I said, they exploit your loathing of the Thing and their refined martyr routine (â€œweâ€™re not the enemy!â€) to keep you subscribed.
Drop your subscription, enough to make them pause. (But you probably wonâ€™t because you like Paul Krugman, as if heâ€™s the problem here.)