For decades the paper has served as the unofficial house organ of Big Brother, vetting and approving in the best "democratic" tradition and with few reservations every federal program that answered the needs and demands of virtually every parasitical group that has voiced them. On October 24 it endorsed Obama and explicated the reasons why the South Side Chicago Messiah should govern the nation. What follows are rebuttals to some of the paper's main editorial assertions, together with an explanation of each as a form of line-item veto:
But perhaps the Times would not mind that at all. It would, after all, be the newspaper of record, serving for other newspapers and the news media as the touchstone of official and correct thinking, not to be questioned or deviated from, and taking its guidance from its imperious masters.
Just like Winston Smith's Times in Nineteen Eighty-Four.