Why did the NY Times expose Harvey Weinstein

My speculations in no particular order:

  1. Getting bad news out of the way for 2018 and in particular for 2020
  2. Grudge between NY Times executive or editor and HW
  3. HW not centrist enough or not leftist enough in Dem circles, so must be removed
  4. Per unsourced comment in another blog, a power struggle within the HW company
  5. Feminist purity: how can NYT rail against strengthened rights for the accused in colleges without cleaning house
  6. Intellectual honesty: this is a story regardless who it is about

My advice? Stay away

From Mr. Weinstein.  NY Times breaks big scandal.  Mr Weinstein says he will go after NRA and President Trump.  The effort at distraction is obvious.  But given the reports in the NYT, there will be many more accusers coming out in the next few days.  Mr. W. will have no time for his alleged new focuses.

Fake News, Puerto Rico edition

So now Trump is supposedly muffing the emergency response in Puerto Rico? Some disagree.  Also, given the president’s excellent response in Houston and Florida, the story that he has somehow lost his effectiveness in Puerto Rico makes no sense.  My theory: MSM does not want a Trump-is-effective-leader sense to settle on public.  cf San Juan mayor complains of poor response while standing in front of aid pallets. So, belatedly, they are trying to cast doubt on the narrative.  But it is all for political purposes, not for news presentation.

Doctrine of no salvation

School Librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro apparently considered Dr Seuss books as racist due to unacceptable drawings by Dr Seuss in other books.  Apparently such drawings are unacceptable.  So Dr Seuss cannot be saved.  Regrettably Ms Soeiro endorsed Dr Seuss as recently as 2015, wearing a Cat-in-the-Hat costume.  So, by her reasoning, Ms Soeiro is also beyond salvation.  Sad!