I can't shut up about this one, and with any luck it will be an internet meme by this time tomorrow.
Here's a question:
Should the NYTimes use in the title of an editorial a phrase which is pejorative? Is there an editorial responsibility to ensure that fact checking be treated as a worthwhile journalistic pursuit especially when the news source in question is cravenly asking their readership if they want them to engage in it?
Or, as @Renderwonk tweeted, should firefighters be fire-extinguishing vigilantes? #truthvigilante
It's not that I care about the glbt rights, I'm just an anti-Christian vigilante! Or… something.
Look. If this is the state of things now… if the freaking New York Times is going to publish this sort of absurdist crap, We the People need to see it for what it is. We need to see it very clearly. Because journalism, real journalism which I guess is only old school journalism or something now, is important. Without an informed populace thugs could take over! Greedy thugs!!!*
So let's all get out there and mock the hell out of the journalistic institution which wants to be seen as serious and thought it could perpetrate #truthvigilante without mighty mighty blowback.
*WHAT??!!! They've already taken over??? Well this just proves my point then!