In the Republican debate last night, Senator Cruiz accused Donald Trump of “Embodying New York Values”, he described as socially liberal, or pro-abortion or pro-gay marriage, focused around money and the media.” Jim Dwyer, of the New York Times, wrote in a typical anti-Trump piece today, “It is just another week at the office when some politician uses New York as a straw man for his or her dumb prejudices. Things have reached a far greater level of injury, however, when the likes of Donald Trump are anointed the standard-bearer of our tribe.”
Most reports indicate that Trump’s rebuttal to the remarks made by Cruiz resonated with New Yorkers and Americans across the nation. However, the Time’s visceral enmity towards Trump forbids neutral appraisal of anything he says. You would think that they could assign some value to his remarks, after all, he is a New Yorker, who personally watched the 911 tragedy. Instead, they choose to accuse Trump of using his New York origins as a “prop”. Everyone has their favorites, but the NYT’S crossed the line between fair fundamental journalism when they do not give kudos when deserved to the opponents of their favored candidates.