The New York Times has never sunk this low. As the sham effort to impeach President Donald Trump, a second time flounders and fails, they want to blame Right-Wing radio hosts for the Capitol Breach now. The times took aim at Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Don Bongino and Sean Hannity. These people are incredibly poor marksmen, figuratively speaking, they keep missing the target and trying for another!
The New York Times wrote,
“That clarification hinted at the often unguarded nature of talk radio, where hosts indulge in edgier fare than on TV networks like Fox News and listeners call in to say what they really think, insulated from the scrutiny of people they disagree with.
The result is something of an id of American conservative thought. Hosts’ intemperate remarks on race, immigration and other subjects lend the shows a renegade feel and keep listeners loyal and emotionally invested.”
According to TheBlaze,
“The New York Times recently published an article, “How Right-Wing Radio Stoked Anger Before the Capitol Siege,” that calls out Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and other conservative media bigwigs, and accuses them of contributing to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. But, not surprisingly, the quote they used from the radio show on Jan. 4 to supposedly illustrate Glenn’s ‘aggressive rhetoric’ contained a whole lot of ellipses.”
Glenn Beck Responds
“I know exactly what they’re going to do. I was my my response was well it wasn’t my index finger. But, I know, I know I used a finger in my response and that was wrong… Jesus wouldn’t have done that, but I still have an unhealthy taste for sweets, I’m a work in progress.” -Glenn Beck
The New York Times hit-piece described a specific quote of Glenn Beck’s from January 4th which they found particularly egregious. The only trouble is, they absolutely edited the living daylights out of if, cherry-picking the words they like and using ellipses to fill in the blanks. It’s a very old trick.
The New York Times wrote, (and we’ve filled in the blanks in red for you) “It’s time to fight it’s time to rip and claw and rake it’s time to go to war…you don’t have to cower anymore you don’t have to back down…”
Here are two of the quotes in context as read by Beck from the show’s transcript,
Limbaugh In Treatment for Advanced Lung Cancer
People magazine reported that Rush Limbaugh 70, who was diagnosed with stage 4 lung Cancer in January 2020, would not be on air due to treatment this week. A ticker on the show’s official website noted that “it’s treatment week and Rush will be off the air today.”
“Stage 4 is, as they say, terminal,” he told listeners, adding that “it’s tough to realize that the days where I do not think I’m under a death sentence are over.” It is shameful that the NYT would malign a radio legend as he fights possibly the last battle for his life.
The Long Decline of the Times
The long shameful history of the New York Times, selectively picking comments out of context and weaponizing them against the ideological foes of their editorial board is once again made manifest here. This is the same rampant dishonesty that John Crudele wrote about in the New York Post three years ago,
“The Times, like almost everyone else, predicted Clinton would win. And it was wrong. So now, six months and a lot of criticism later, has the Times really “rededicated” itself to honesty and fairness? Has it learned its lesson?
No, it hasn’t.”
As of this writing, Dan Bongino and Sean Hannity have not issued statements regarding the article.