As Twitchy reported earlier, the New York Times editorial board took the unprecedented step Wednesday of tweeting the phone numbers of key senators and telling readers to call and encourage them to oppose the GOP’s tax bill. This was just one of several tweets:
Any temporary tax cuts for the middle class would be more than offset by the higher cost of health insurance — a good reason to vote against the tax bill. https://t.co/oSSXZ7H1H3 Tell your senators today: https://t.co/0AtZRQGvM5 #thetaxbillhurts pic.twitter.com/jqjW6cFbuJ
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) November 29, 2017
Pretty remarkable move by the NYT editorial board to go into all out campaign mode… https://t.co/IpraGbNeuv
— Shawn Donnan (@sdonnan) November 29, 2017
As David Harsanyi wrote at The Federalist, the Times editorial board “was indistinguishable from any of the well-funded partisan groups it whines about in editorials all the time.”
However, the Times’ Vikas Bajaj insisted the newspaper’s editorial board was just doing what it always does: advocating for a policy it agreed with.
Interesting take.? https://t.co/fTVAboWpYF
— Ge?rge Wept (@GeorgeWept) November 29, 2017
Sell that. https://t.co/boh26hxrdl
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) November 29, 2017
Where I work, the job of editorial writers is to write editorials. https://t.co/wVVgSjiwl9
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) November 29, 2017
NYT crossed the rubicon today.
It finally openly does what those to the right-of-center have known all along: advocate for leftist policies.
There’s no “we’re not biased” BS anymore. https://t.co/GIOUEfcBSd
— Ranjit Singh (@AuthorSingh) November 29, 2017
Journalism is dying, example no. 576,278 https://t.co/iNdA5FuSkp
— Molly (@commondecencyyo) November 29, 2017
No, that wasn't what you did today you hack.
That wasn't advocacy, it was activism.
If only there were some curriculum you could all go through that would teach you journalistic ethics and the actual meaning of words. https://t.co/Kj5S9WILwL
— Dusty (@dustopian) November 29, 2017
Remember: Editorial boards including NYTimes advocated for McCain-Feingold which limits how much parties and candidates can engage in this type of speech https://t.co/POGPUJQNH2
— Mike Shields (@mshields007) November 29, 2017
Will they register as lobbyists now? https://t.co/QlazfSjYFs
— Rhonda Bentz (@RhondaBentz) November 29, 2017
File with the FEC and quit pretending to be a newspaper. https://t.co/D4xgolwN7o
— TakingHayekSeriously (@FriedrichHayek) November 29, 2017
So, you are a political organization. Got it. https://t.co/5RXPLPjtY6
— John Danneskjold (@JohnDanneskjold) November 29, 2017
Is door knocking next? Robo-calls? https://t.co/PDSzVIxH3D
— Doug Heye (@DougHeye) November 29, 2017
This did not go over well w/ any "mainstream" journalist I spoke w/ today when it came up. => https://t.co/4GmhEPOa0C
— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) November 29, 2017
This unified GOPers more than anything today, but it made your paper into a full blown partisan outlet today. Congrats. https://t.co/Y3uQ8aVSus
— Ken Spain (@Ken_Spain) November 29, 2017
— Heimish Conservative (@HeimishCon) November 29, 2017
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