The New York Times instantly regretted its decision to publish a piece called "Send in the Troops" by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) last month that argued for federal troops to go and quell the riots that have erupted in major cities in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd. First, the Times felt the need to "explain" their decision to publish the op-ed. But, opinion editor James Bennet was still so ashamed that he let Cotton's piece go to print that he resigned, with publisher A. G. Sulzberger explaining that, “Last week we saw a significant breakdown in our editing processes, not the first we’ve experienced in recent years.”
For any fan of the First Amendment, the Times's handling of the situation was all quite outrageous and laughable. Even more so now that the Times has published a piece by...a Chinese scientist who loves criticizing America and how we responded to the coronavirus pandemic.
This piece of ChiCom propaganda brought to you by Yi Rao, a scientist who is/was on the US visa blacklist, renounced his US citizenship over his “moral obligation to China” and bullied colleagues for suggesting Taiwan wasn’t a part of China.— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) July 23, 2020
Why would you do this, @nytopinion? https://t.co/bIshYQ8vmV pic.twitter.com/rjjIe4mW0T
"The United States had two months or more to learn from China’s experience with this coronavirus, and it could have done much more to lower infection rates and fatalities," Rao claims in the piece.
Again, the virus emerged from China and instead of alerting the rest of the world, the communist regime engaged in a deadly cover-up.
Sen. Cotton asked, what gives.
The New York Times:— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) July 23, 2020
Explicit Chinese propaganda: no problem.
Op-ed from a Republican Senator supported by most Americans: Fire the editor! https://t.co/BP14LbFbx6