The New York Times was shocked, shocked, to find “a startling breach of decorum and of the norms” by a member of President Trump’s cabinet, on Saturday’s front page. Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Coral Davenport covered a heated social-media spat between far-left Congressman Raul Grijalva and Ryan Zinke, Trump’s Secretary of the Interior
The headline was: “Zinke’s Insults At Lawmaker Rattle Capitol.”
— Secretary Ryan Zinke (@SecretaryZinke) November 30, 2018
It took chutzpah on the paper’s part to complain about Zinke’s insulting tweet about Rep. Grijalva’s drinking, given the paper’s support of Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee smearing Judge (now Justice) Brett Kavanaugh about drinking during his confirmation hearings a couple of months ago — Democrats Sen. Mazie Hirono, Sen. Cory Booker, and Sen. Kamala Harris, to name a few. And don’t forget the paper’s proud promise to keep up its smear-campaign “investigation” into Kavanaugh’s drinking habits from his student days.
Suddenly, conveniently, allegations about a public figure’s drinking are a shameful upending of decorum. Wonder what changed? It’s not hard to guess. – READ MORE