New York Times is a Bastion of Sexism

The New York Times editorial board recently endorsed both Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) for the Democratic presidential nomination.

 The news organization begins by undermining Bernie Sanders. The Times stated "There are plenty of progressives who are hungry for major change but may harbor lingering concerns about a messenger as divisive as Mr. Sanders". They also claimed Sanders is too bossy stating "Only his prescriptions can be the right ones, even though most are overly rigid,".  Additionally the newspaper dismissed the Vermont Senator because "Mr. Sanders would be 79 when he assumed office, and after an October heart attack, his health is a serious concern. " Yet that makes him 7 years younger than Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Times has never called for Ginsburg to resign from the Court due to her age or health. Instead, they continuously endorse her. Why does the NEw York Times claim its OK for an 86 year old woman to be on the Supreme Court but unacceptable for a 79 year old man to be president?

The Times then stated "Elizabeth Warren has emerged as a standard-bearer for the Democratic left."  The news site stated Warren had plans to reform the government, plans to reform housing, plans to regulate business  and plans to expand welfare. Yet they gave no details on any of Warren's alleged plans other than a welfare tax would be enacted in order to pay for the expansion of welfare. The Times also ignored the fact Warren continuously lied about her heritage. They simply stated "Senator Warren is a gifted storyteller."

In supporting Amy Klobuchar, the Times stated she, "is the very definition of Midwestern charisma, grit and sticktoitiveness. Her lengthy tenure in the Senate and bipartisan credentials would make her a deal maker (a real one) and uniter for the wings of the party — and perhaps the nation." They ignored the many accusations from former staffers that she is an abusive manager. Yet the news organization did not ignore similar criticisms of abuse against Sanders and President Trump. They have attacked both men as being 'too bossy'.

The New York Times disregarded male candidates for a variety of reasons: South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is too green, former Vice President Joe Biden doesn’t promise enough change, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang is too inexperienced and billionaire Mike Bloomberg avoids difficult questions and refuses to allow several women with whom he has nondisclosure settlements to speak freely.

The Times previously endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, before going on to endorse her in the general election as well.

Readers should not take New York Times articles at face value. The news organization does not write objectively nor do they disclose full information. Readers should understand the New York Times has a sexist culture and writes from a perspective of gender double standard.

January 22, 2020

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