Andrew Rosenthal is a Communist
By: Bill Colley
Andrew Rosenthal is a totalitarian communist. The New York Times employs the man in some sort of managerial capacity and his worldview should make every liberty loving American shudder. This week Rosenthal summed what we’ve always known about the American left. It believes its orthodoxy is a self-evident truth.
These neo-Marxists also believe the Constitution is nothing more than a museum artifact. Writing a post for the Times’ website, Rosenthal gave the leftist imprimatur to President Obama’s rule by fiat. The writer explains he was horrified when President Bush used signing statements and executive orders to further his agenda. Now that Rosenthal’s master occupies the White House it’s another matter.
This is a link to Rosenthal’s latest wheezing:
Government by Executive Order
He describes his reaction to President Bush as being “appalled” and then pivots and hammers former Vice President Richard Cheney. He calls President Bush’s orders a “usurpation” of power. Why? Because he insists Mr. Bush had a cooperative Congress. No! Seriously? Perhaps there was unity for up to 12 months after our country was savagely attacked by an underhanded enemy. Then the President’s domestic enemies resumed their “dissent” and attacked the Texan without mercy. The Times never even took a break from its daily paddling of George W. Bush. I know as I was then a daily reader of the paper, described as “urban” by its then executive editor. Urban was a euphemism for “liberal” according to the then public editor, Daniel Okrent. Even a fellow traveler sometimes can’t stomach obfuscation.
For those with a moral prohibition against opening a Times’ link, this is what the communist Rosenthal next wrote:
“The contrast with the Obama administration is stark.
For nearly three years, President Obama devoted a great deal of effort to finding compromises with Congressional Republicans. That was futile, in my view, since those Republicans had made it clear from the day he was inaugurated in 2009 that their plan was to oppose everything he wanted, and then paint him as a failed president. (Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, said his party’s ‘number one goal’ was to keep the president from winning a second term.)”
Who in blazes does this guy think believes this baloney? When did the New York Times obtain a meter that determines right from wrong and where do we acquire one of these devices? At my local Ace Hardware?
Twenty six years ago I was hired for my first media job at a small town radio station by an owner who’d served as an editor at a big city newspaper. He didn’t bring the Marxist-Leninist claptrap into the newsroom and I know it’s because he considered it culturally foreign. Since the summer of 1986 I’ve worked in small towns and big cities and when you consider the web a medium, I’ve worked in four different media venues. Radio, TV and print are the other three. Over the course of a quarter century I’ve witnessed violent storms in media. When I started a magazine called Mother Jones was considered an American mouthpiece for the failed Soviet Union. Now the same magazine’s editors are featured talking heads on television. Of course you can’t call them commies. Allen West learned the lesson a couple of weeks ago. While still practicing their Godless faith the leftists in media prefer “progressive” as if statism is progress against the liberty envisioned by our founders.
Once more, where do I get one of these right/wrong meters? I’ve got some books called Holy Bibles and I was raised by parents telling me I didn’t need anything more. The Rosenthals and Mothers Jones of this world scoff at the idea of powers beyond the White House and United Nations. It’s why newspaper editors fawn over thoughts of homosexual marriage by writing, “It’s the right thing to do.” The right thing to do according to whom? My holy book has been around for much longer than the Times and yet the lefties insist they’ve the truth and I’m just a bigoted and superstitious old man. You know, I realize the saints weren’t all the time saintly and from my experience in media I can say the same about editors and publishers. On more than a few instances I gave a member of the Fourth Estate a drive home from a local tavern and on more than a few occasions the beneficiary had little memory the next morning of the drive. I’ve worked with people I’ll describe as drunks, gamblers, liars, spouse-beaters, sexual harassers and deadbeats. Others weren’t very nice people.
Now they approve of the metamorphosis from constitutional republic to police state. And they control mainstream media. Or perhaps mainstream media is controlled?