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September 4, 2012
New York Times drifting into self-parody territory
Those photo editors at the New York Times think they are really clever, diminishing GOP enemies by cropping photos so that the target appears as a small object at the bottom of a picture. They used this device with Paul Ryan to great effect, and now are back in the game with John Boehner, post convention.
Speaking of stupid New York Times propaganda, the desperation is showing through in this op-ed by Marie Myung-Ok Lee taking offense at Mitt Romney's preference for muffin tops. Ms. Lee, who teaches writing at Columbia University dons the cloak of her parents' victimhood in order to see the heinous nature of Mitt Romney.
Now the public editor Arthur Brisbane is no longer at the Times, providing a link to the world outside the progressive bubble, the paper is spinning off into self-parody territory. This is going to be an amusing campaign season.
Carol Brown adds:
Marie Myung-Ok Lee, in a recent NYT op-ed, suggests that Romney's preference for eating only the top of the muffin symbolizes the cold callousness that is, apparently, Mitt Romney. And she points out that the campaign made a major misstep in telling the story.
Ms. Lee shares the story of her parents' immigration to the United States from Korea and how they struggled, scavenging food to survive. Like so many immigrant stories, her parents' story is deeply touching. But bashing Romney for preferring muffin tops as a glaring symbol of what an insensitive, out of touch, rich man he is, is a bridge too far.
I suppose we could all stop ruining things if we didn't say a word, didn't make a move, just stood silently in a corner and disappeared. That, it seems, is what the left would like us to do.
Unfortunately for them, we will not intimidated, petrified that any utterance will be contorted into some awful thing, fearful a step in one direction or another will be spun as some dreadful sign.
And just to set the record straight with a bit of fact-checking:
Mitt Romney is not "humanoid." He is human. And yes, he is, indeed, handsome. Since when did that become a crime?
Governor Romney did attend Harvard. Is that an outrage because he is a Republican?
Ann Romney is actually a brunette who dies her hair blonde. A lot of women dye their hair. Most of us also wash, dry, and occasionally cut our hair. One can only imagine the laundry list of offenses in these activities!
As for Burberry, Mrs. Romney's clothes don't really reflect that taste. But I do see women who wear that designer. Including Asian women. (And while on the subject, I must comment that the way "Asian" was used in this op-ed piece. Asian? Really? So in other words: China, Japan, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Korea, India......Why even Israel is part of Asia.)
But I digress.
As for the swipe at Anglo Saxons for no good reason, why must certain groups (such as Anglo-Saxons) reject their heritage while others are encouraged to embrace their heritage?
"We built it" is entirely truthful.
And finally, to return to the heart of the matter: the muffin top.
A lot of folks have creative ways to eat a treat while avoiding too much fat. Why I would think even the first lady would applaud Romney's efforts! (sarc off)
The left's list of grievances appears infinite.
Get over it, already!
Our society is about to collapse from crushing debt. Our economy is in a shambles. Iran is on the verge of becoming a nuclear nation.
Can Mitt Romney please enjoy his breakfast in peace?
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