The following Op-Ed was submitted by David Goerg. Note: Op-Eds do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.
The New York Times, a popular left-leaning news outlet, recently propped up Brad Little as Janice McGeachin challenges his governor-ship.
The New York Times recently published a piece entitled:
It is widely acknowledged that the New York Times is a left-leaning publication – and if this is the case, we can gain insight into the perspectives and intentions of the Left itself by reading its articles, many of which are intended to combat the growing influence of the Right.
It’s always interesting to see what the New York Times will say as it tries to sway public perception of Idaho.
In this particular article, we see the New York Times heavily favoring the establishment candidate for Idaho Governor, incumbent Brad Little.
The liberal author even characterized Janice McGeachin’s actions as Lt. Gov. as “mutinous,” apparently forgetting that government officials in America owe allegiance to the Constitution and “the People,” not to popular party leaders.
It strikes me as strange to see supposedly conservative officials in Idaho being propped up by one of the most influential media outlets on the Left.
As for the labels which they employ against Liberty-minded candidates, I must say that if I wasn’t perceived as “zealous” for the cause of Liberty I would be embarrassed and ashamed of myself.
From the article:
“Mr. Riggs said the local party has been increasingly taken over by zealots motivated by a desire to limit the influence of government, sometimes at the expense of the traditional Republican goals of promoting business and growth[.]”
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