If you get your news from the New York Times, former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr is or was a faceless bureaucrat and if you think otherwise, you are the victim of a conspiracy theory. I have a counter theory. My theory is that if you get your news from the New York Times, you are spectacularly ill-informed.
The Weekly Standard’s Eric Felten presents a galling case study supporting my theory in the Times’s recent coverage of Ohr. In “The NYT’s Strange Insistence That Bruce Ohr Is a Big Nobody,” Felten takes us on a trip to the world according to the New York Times. You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead – your next stop, the New York Times!