Today is National Doughnut Day. That’s not important. This piece about the New York Times being a religion is:
The Times has of late acted a great deal like a corrupt religious institution. This column has chronicled its often vicious and dishonest attempts–both on the editorial page and in the news sections, which Abramson will head–to shore up its own authority by trying to tear down its competitors. Examples:
• In January, the Times responded to the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords by instigating a witch hunt against “Republicans and particularly their most virulent supporters in the media,” as an editorial put it–even though by the time the editorial was published, it was clear that suspect Jared Loughner was not motivated by politics.
There are other examples in the piece. The Gray Lady is dishonest, and it’s hard to take anyone who respects it seriously.