Super-rich, Hollywood too: The New York Times seems to have found an education topic it loves.
It involves admission to Ivy League schools and the rich and the famous. These may be those only two topics this newspaper actually loves.
Forget about the achievement gaps which afflict ten of millions of low-income kids! The Times is all over this Hollywood-inflected tale, offering an astounding cornucopia of full-length reports in today's print editions.
We'll use the hard-copy headlines:
Front-page news reports:This week's arrests involve very few people and very few seats in a handful of schools. So far, these arrests say nothing about the overall practice of upper-end college admissions.
Scandal Gives A Hard Lesson: Racial Inequity: page A1, 1200 words
Costly? Always! But Their Help Is Rarely Illegal: page A1, 1700 words
Full-length reports inside the paper:
Warning for Students And Additional Arrests On College Campuses: page A13, 1400 words
Tougher Road to Career Redemption for Titans of Finance and Law Stung by Fraud: page A13, 1200 words
When Parents Jump In Even When You're 28: page A14, 1450 words
That said, the story involves a few Hollywood stars along with the one thing which actually matters—getting kids into Ivy League schools! For that reason, the Times is all over this topic today—pretending, of course, that it's principally concerned with the "racial inequity" angle.
This is the actual culture of the Hamptons-based Times. It's also part of the culture of our own liberal world, though we liberals may not always understand this fact.
Very few seats in colleges have been eaten by this pathetic scheme. That said, in line with the way our tribe behaves, the Times is telling black kids all over the country that this is why they can't hope to get ahead.
The New York Times loves to posture and pose in such ways! Our culture rots from the head down. That's obvious from the apparent facts behind these arrests, and from the Times itself.
In the days ahead, we expect to review the logic of a few of these reports. For today, let's just marvel at the gigantic coverage this relatively minor event has received:
When Hollywood met the Ivy League, the New York Times scrambled its jets!