NYT Upset with Conservative Media Turning Celebrity Meltdowns Into a ‘Dog Whistle’

crying babyOn the front page of Wednesday’s New York Times arts section, reporter Amanda Hess noticed how conservative media sites (which include the site you’re currently visiting although she did not mention us) “are perfecting the art of sapping Democratic stars’ name recognition and repurposing their words and actions into pro-Trump material” (or just mockery of rich liberals not getting their way).

Hess also complained that such meltdowns and phrasing appear to readers “like a low-frequency conservative dog whistle, signaling to readers who wanted to revel in liberals’ pain or ridicule them as emotional children.”