[Ed. – The short, cynical answer is that hatred sells. The Times and all media for that matter can expect a sharp decline in readers/viewers after Donald Trump leaves office. The longer, more thoughtful answer is that they believe their own editorial tripe.]
A scathing op-ed in The New York Times about what 2021 will hold reveals yet another misunderstanding of whiteness, American values, and what is known as the American Dream. In 2020, as COVID-19 ravaged communities and government-imposed lockdowns decimated the American economy, The New York Times took aim at American morale and fired.
Viet Thanh Nguyen wrote with glee that one good thing about COVID-19 is that it “is killing off the myth that we are the greatest country on earth.” In his latest, he has implored American writers, specifically the white ones, not to “retreat to their pre-Trump selves.”
Isabel Wilkerson wrote in The New York Times that America has a caste system, which it absolutely does not.
Another American holiday, Independence Day, no less, was an occasion for The New York Times to compare America, the legitimate land of the free, to Nazi Germany.