I’d understand publishing this if there was some plausible way to paint Campbell Brown as a nonpartisan moderate or whatever, but there’s not. She’s Dan Senor’s fucking wife. If you want to call me sexist, I’d say the same thing if the Times published something like this from Todd Palin.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD has a large target on its back. At no time in the organization’s history has it faced such a concerted Congressional challenge to its agenda. But most worrisome is the organization’s shrinking number of defenders, and Planned Parenthood has only itself to blame. It has adopted a strategy driven by blind partisanship, electing to burn bridges instead of building them. That strategy is damaging, and possibly imperiling, its mission
Fuck you, New York Times. You stay afloat because hippies like me pay for a subscription even though we could read you for free.
And then you throw this shit in our faces as if it was the height of seriousness.
Update. Reader S (who alerted me to this) writes:
That’s probably the issue for me– why print this at all? Star-struck, that’s all I can figure for NYT’s motive. There was a Simpsons episode years ago that had Bart and Lisa writing “Itchy and Scratchy” episodes: “Itchy’s a barber–Scratchy walks in and sits down– Itchy finds a bottle of flesh-eating ants–and the episode writes itself!” So, start with a piquant base of upitty Planned Parenthood bra-burners, fold in some hurt Republican fee-fees, shovel in dudgeon to taste. Separate two free-range “both sides do it” and add the Dem part; reserve the Repub part for use in 2013. Smother the whole damn thing in amnesia, do not add a grain of salt, place in a lukewarm oven, and before you can say David Broder, this urinal cake is baked.