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NYT editorial calls Trump the 'greatest threat to American democracy since World War II'
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: October 16, 2020 09:43PM
NYT editorial calls Trump the 'greatest threat to American democracy since World War II'

The New York Times editorial board on Friday called President Trump “the greatest threat to American democracy since World War II," while encouraging voters to "end our national crisis" in voting him out of office.

“Trump’s ruinous tenure already has gravely damaged the United States at home and around the world. He has abused the power of his office and denied the legitimacy of his political opponents, shattering the norms that have bound the nation together for generations," the editorial board said. "He has subsumed the public interest to the profitability of his business and political interests. He has shown a breathtaking disregard for the lives and liberties of Americans. He is a man unworthy of the office he holds,” the editorial board wrote.

“The editorial board does not lightly indict a duly elected president," it continued. "During Mr. Trump’s term, we have called out his racism and his xenophobia. We have critiqued his vandalism of the postwar consensus, a system of alliances and relationships around the globe that cost a great many lives to establish and maintain,” the editorial board continued. “We have, again and again, deplored his divisive rhetoric and his malicious attacks on fellow Americans.”

"Now, in this moment of peril, it falls to the American people — even those who would prefer a Republican president — to preserve, protect and defend the United States by voting," the board concluded.
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Re: NYT editorial calls Trump the 'greatest threat to American democracy since World War II'
Posted by: RgrF
Date: October 16, 2020 11:22PM
It would be interesting to see a list of daily newspapers that actually endorse Trump -- their editorial reasoning ought to be worth a read.
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Re: NYT editorial calls Trump the 'greatest threat to American democracy since World War II'
Posted by: hal
Date: October 17, 2020 12:18AM
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RgrF
It would be interesting to see a list of daily newspapers that actually endorse Trump -- their editorial reasoning ought to be worth a read.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_media_endorsements_in_the_2020_United_States_presidential_election

Here's one [www.reviewjournal.com]:

For all his flaws, Donald J. Trump stands in forceful contrast to the relentless progressive attacks on this nation that deny and minimize the advances we have made over the decades to better reflect and honor our founding ideals. We must continue moving forward, that can’t be denied. But we must do so while embracing rather than destroying the principles of liberty and freedom that have made the United States a beacon for the rest of the world. Mr. Trump appreciates this while offering an economic vision well-suited to helping the country rebound from this pandemic. He deserves a second term.

I think they fully explained Trump's superior vision quite clearly here...
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Re: NYT editorial calls Trump the 'greatest threat to American democracy since World War II'
Posted by: RgrF
Date: October 17, 2020 12:20AM
Isn't that Sheldon Adelson's vision of the US economy?
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Re: NYT editorial calls Trump the 'greatest threat to American democracy since World War II'
Posted by: testcase
Date: October 17, 2020 10:19AM
These days, I give VERY little credence to anything The NY Times has to say. They lost their objectivity a LOOOOONG time ago as far as I'm concerned. old fogey smiley
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Re: NYT editorial calls Trump the 'greatest threat to American democracy since World War II'
Posted by: hal
Date: October 17, 2020 02:01PM
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testcase
These days, I give VERY little credence to anything The NY Times has to say. They lost their objectivity a LOOOOONG time ago as far as I'm concerned. old fogey smiley

so you don't think that Trump is the greatest danger to the country since WWII? Frankly, I think they are being too kind. I'd say the greatest danger since the civil war.
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Re: NYT editorial calls Trump the 'greatest threat to American democracy since World War II'
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: October 17, 2020 06:49PM
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hal
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testcase
These days, I give VERY little credence to anything The NY Times has to say. They lost their objectivity a LOOOOONG time ago as far as I'm concerned. old fogey smiley

so you don't think that Trump is the greatest danger to the country since WWII? Frankly, I think they are being too kind. I'd say the greatest danger since the civil war.

agree smiley
WWII was an external threat which by-and-large united Americans in a common cause. tRump, like the Civil War, divides Americans and pits “brother against brother”.
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