Herald: Sure, we could build bridges and train lines too, if we wanted to RENOUNCE OUR FREEDOM or something.
Here are some staggeringly frightening numbers about you, America, via Portfolio.com‘s Jeff Bercovici: The nation’s preeminent newspaper, the New York Times, has a lower approval rating than the president. Even with the awful war, stagflation, spying and the rest of it.
Just 24% of respondents to a recent Rasmussen study expressed a favorable opinion of the paper, compared with 44% unfavorable, and 31% “not sure.”
Not sure? Why not? That’s logical. The paper might be a collective of people with notebooks chasing down quotes and calling sources and writing down what they hear. Or Bill Keller might run around his office all day in Muslim garb. Not sure.
And you know, Vladimir Putin doesn’t look like such a horrible tyrant. If it’s Putin’s word against the Times‘s, how can we ever know for sure???