In case everyone missed it, the New York Times wanted to make sure we all know that DONALD TRUMP IS LITERALLY HITLER AND HE IS KILLING THE PLANET.
It would only be newsworthy at this point if they actually said something like, ‘Hey, we’re not huge fans of the president but he’s really not doing anything all that terrible and eventually he won’t be president anymore so we’ll just keep on trucking.’
No no, they’ve gotta keep up THE END IS NIGH rhetoric …
Jesse Kelly called them out:
Is the media somehow under the impression they just haven’t issued dire enough warnings about Trump? It’s been two years of “EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE AND WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!” Calm down. https://t.co/UEn9fl3oEl
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) December 27, 2018
THE SKY IS FALLING OMG SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!
From the New York Times:
Further depressing the proceedings were recent defections and political troubles in countries that, along with the United States, had been expected to lead the way to a low-carbon energy future. Germany, which long ago walked away from carbon-free nuclear power, is having a hard time cutting back on coal because of political opposition. In Australia, a prime minister was kicked out of office because he wanted to reduce the use of coal, which Australia produces in abundance. China, despite admirably aggressive investments in wind and solar power, has yet to get a firm grip on its emissions from coal-fired plants. The new president-elect of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, not only named an outspoken climate-change denier as his foreign minister but also, reversing his predecessors’ policy, pledged to open up the Amazon to mining and farming. This will threaten biodiversity in one of the world’s great rainforests while crippling its ability to act as a sink for carbon emissions.
You just made the same face we did, we’d bank on it.
Notice that even with all the negative press, the economy was still ok until the dems "won" control of the House of Rep's.
— That EFFing Jackhole (@spmcintyre) December 27, 2018
Dead horse?! Just…. pic.twitter.com/58uvbCz3uV
— @1/1024ofalotofthings ⏳ (@goblueedelblute) December 27, 2018
Normal people are not the target audience, this is fanfiction to keep their base focused and not depressed.
— Uneasy Civilian (@HercFamily5) December 27, 2018
And THAT is far truer than anything this editor could have written about the New York Times.
It doesn’t sell “papers” if you say everything is okay.
— Mike (@mike_maric) December 27, 2018
Wait, I work in oil and gas. I imperil the planet or so I thought?
— DW Berkley (@DWBerkley) December 27, 2018
I died last year, after “net neutrality”. Then I died because the individual mandate expired. I’m dying to learn what I’m going to die from next.
— Jeremy (@tgwrh) December 27, 2018
Tax cuts did this editor in.
Are you saying you're not convinced by dramatic "dying swan" drawings? Shocking. 😄
— Catherine Laughlin (@catlaugh12) December 27, 2018
Why just the planet? Why not the solar system?
— Martin Zaehringer (@gmartinz) December 27, 2018
Why not the UNIVERSE?!
Wait, let’s not give them any ideas.