Whose Side Is the New York Times On?

The New York Times has run a lot of pretentious ads since the last election, claiming to stand for “truth.” But their latest one strikes me as odd, and perhaps revealing:

Who is the “they” who have politics on their side? The Republicans, who have generally fared well in recent election cycles? Conservatives? I can’t think of any other obvious possibilities. And who is the “we” who have journalism on “our” side? Democrats? Liberals? Truth-seekers? It is hard to say.

But I find it disturbing. I am so old, I can remember when journalists didn’t admit that they were on anybody’s side.

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