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The Worst NYT Columns of the Week

From the man who was mommy to a white-guilt ridden student apparently named 'Whitey,' to Omarosa, The New York Times had some real doozies in the op-ed section this week.

By NTK Staff | 08.17.2018 @3:00pm
The Worst NYT Columns of the Week

In recent years, the commentary pages at The New York Times have descended into liberal muck, but the paper may have sunk to new lows with this week’s batch of resistance nonsense.

Here, we present for your pleasure, the worst Times columns of the week.

August 13: “Welcome to the Resistance, Omarosa”

The first paragraph of one of liberal Michelle Goldberg’s columns this week describes fired White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman as “an amoral, dishonest, mercenary grifter.” However, the “grifter” has earned Goldberg’s respect for speaking out against President Trump:

Instead, she chose to speak out against the man who made her a star, and repent for her complicity in electing him. She may be a manipulative narcissist, but she’s behaving more honorably than any other former Trump appointee.

The liberal Times columnist writes that it was Omarosa’s connections to Hillary Clinton supporters that helped her leave the Trump “cult.” She does not note that Omarosa, as her recordings show, was fired by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

August 14: “How Can I Cure My White Guilt?”

Not technically an opinion piece, but the Times published this advice-seeking letter from a young white college student. “I’m riddled with shame. White shame,” the letter begins. “I feel like there is no ‘me’ outside of my white/upper middle class/cisgender identity.” The letter details the student’s desire to make the world a better place for minorities, but she admits, “I’m curled up in a ball of shame.”

“I feel like my literal existence hurts people, like I’m always taking up space that should belong to someone else,” the student writes.

What name does the student sign to the letter? “Whitey.”

Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed, two white authors, then answered “Whitey’s” questions about his or her white guilt. Almond writes that Whitey is naturally an “oppressor” because of his or her white skin, and he encourages the student to use his or her “privilege” for good. Strayed tells “Whitey” that he or she “need[s] to own” white heritage and “be ashamed of that injustice.” However, they both agree that the student should not be ashamed of his or her skin color itself.

August 16: “John Brennan: President Trump’s Claims of No Collusion Are Hogwash”

NTK wrote more expansively about this piece from former CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday. The long and short of it: President Trump revoked Brennan’s security clearance on Wednesday, and the former intelligence officer lashed out at the president’s action.

Brennan accused Trump of trying to “silence” critics of his administration, apparently not realizing he was writing in one of the most circulated papers in the country.

The former CIA director also alleged that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian intelligence to steal the 2016 election. He offers no new evidence to support this claim other than the already-public Trump tower meeting and Mueller indictments against Russian operatives. The Mueller indictments do not mention any contact with Americans.

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