In a shockingly tone-deaf display, the New York Times has just published a horrific essay that fantasizes about the murder of the president of the United States.
Yes, in the same week a madman mails pipe bombs to political figures, The New York Times publishes stories about KILLING the president!
How to restore your memory in 1 hour [sponsored]
The essay by Zoe Sharp centers on a Russian agent sent to kill the president, who had been selected by Moscow and now “must be silenced.”
Trump isn’t named, but it’s immediately clear that’s who it is when the agent stalks him at one of “the president’s” own hotels.
When the agent’s gun misfires, there is no last-minute rescue. Instead, a Secret Service agent betrays the president, handing the Russian his own weapon to finish the job.
The story concludes:
“Here,” the agent said politely. “Use mine. …”
Sponsored: Is there a “Second Bible”? (shocking)
This sickening murder fantasy appears in the paper’s “Books” section, but it was not an excerpt from a current book or a literary review of disturbing political fiction already out there.
The Times SPECIFICALLY COMMISSIONED this awful piece!
The newspaper tried to rationalize it with an explanation straight out of the elite media bubble, claiming that “one of the biggest stories out there” is the Russia investigation.
Never mind that most Americans are more concerned about jobs, trade, the economy, the election and border security. The Times has decided Robert Mueller is “one of the biggest stories out there.”
And rather than simply report on it, they also decided to ask “some of today’s most talented spy and crime novelists” to fantasize about “possible outcomes.”
Sponsored: [SENIORS] Why you can’t trust your food
Much of it is what passes for liberal comfort food these days: Trump is facing impeachment… Trump is stepping down… Trump is compromised by Russia… etc. etc. etc.
But Sharp’s story goes even further, presenting a scenario in which Moscow sends someone to kill the president, who is then betrayed by one of his own Secret Service agents.
The story is getting slammed, with one Twitter critic calling it “murder porn.”
Nice timing. Ricin, Pipe bombs, and assassinations, oh my. Enjoy the inevitable fallout. God I hope this murder porn doesn’t inspire any further political violence.
— Infinito Absurdum (@DeciduousWoulds) October 24, 2018
Sponsored: Monkey’s trick cures aging?
— Brandt (@UrbanAchievr) October 24, 2018
"He sighted on the center of the president’s back, and squeezed the trigger."
We'd better never hear a damned word about Trump inciting violence ever again.
— Henry Swanson (@realFrankBell) October 24, 2018
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told “Fox & Friends” that the story in the Times is “absolutely abhorrent and disgraceful.”
Clay Waters of Media Research Center called it “maximally offensive.”
Yet the newspaper is stubbornly standing by it, telling Fox News in a statement:
“It’s very clear what this is: a work of fiction, commissioned by editors of the Book Review as part of a package of five stories penned by a range of spy and crime novelists — in the Halloween edition.”
The irony, of course, is that the Times has repeatedly used its heavy-handed editorials to slam Trump, demand he tone down his rhetoric, and accuse him of inciting violence.
Over the summer, the newspaper’s editorial board griped that “the only political leader who has been inciting and condoning violence has been Mr. Trump.”
The newspaper added that “at campaign rallies he fantasized about punching a foe in the face and urged his crowds to ‘knock the crap out of’ protesters, offering to pay their legal bills if they did.”
Columnist Bret Stephens in August warned that any violence against the media would be Trump’s fault.
“What should be clear is this: We are approaching a day when blood on the newsroom floor will be blood on the president’s hands,” he lectured.
It’s liberal media hypocrisy at its worst… right in the once-hallowed pages of The New York Times.