Drum lays waste to the Times: The New York Times is our nation's most famous newspaper.
It's also the most foppish and, perhaps for that reason, often the least competent. Silly piddle is everywhere in its big fat self-involved Sunday editions. And yesterday morning, on the Times' hard-copy front page, a heart-rending headline said this:
Bankruptcy Booms Among Older Americans as Safety Net FraysOn this morning's page A3 (hard-copy only), this shocking report is listed as one of "the three most read, shared and discussed posts from across nytimes.com."
The report "drew surprisingly little sympathy from commenters," the account on page A3 says.
There's only one problem with that front-page report. According to Kevin Drum, it's utterly, haplessly wrong. This is nothing new for the New York Times, as Drum perhaps seems to suggest.
You can read Drum's post yourself. We're guessing that Drum is right in what he says and that the glorious Times has managed to bungle again.
If Drum is right, that front-page report was grossly misleading at best, but mainly just hopelessly wrong. On that same front page, Shear and Schmidt offered their silly, second-grade level account of federal election law.
This past Sunday, one day earlier, the Times was crawling with utterly silly lifestyle/self-involvement reports. When a nation's alleged elites become this dumb and this self-involved, will that nation's Donald J. Trumps likely be far behind?