NYT Op-Ed: Manson Wasn’t A Product Of The Left, He Was Just Precursor To The ‘Far Right’

On Tuesday, The New York Times, in its ongoing quest to find and publish the worst op-ed of all time, unleashed a screed so stupid that it actually measured up against the regular work of Charles Blow and Paul Krugman. Today’s hottest take came courtesy of Baynard Woods, reporter and editor at the Real News Network, whatever that is. The title: “Charles Manson Was Not a Product of the Counterculture.” The piece says that instead, Manson was a forerunner to today’s conservatives.

Never mind the fact that the radical Left cheered Manson, including former Northwestern University professor and wife to Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn. Never mind that Manson hung out with cultural figures ranging from Dennis Wilson to Neil Young to Jerry Rubin.

More… Now That Manson’s Dead, Don’t Forget The Radical Leftists Who Cheered His Evil

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  • Tooth&Claw

    I read the name as Barnyard Woods…appears more fitting.

  • Thomas Henderson

    The origin of the left/right terms in context of the French Revolution – and then subsequently thereafter – was that those who represented authority and order sat to the right of the speaker of the National Assembly and those who pushed for rebellion and anarchy sat to the left.

    Manson opted for the rebellion and anarchy side of the aisle.

    The New York Times, the paper of record, is losing credibility everyday.

  • terrence22

    The New York SLIMES keeps shooting itself in the feet – a very, VERY good thing

  • Wow.

    These guys are the limit.

  • bargogx1

    Ah, here we go, buried in the ninth paragraph, is the whole point of the article:

    “In recent months, the far-right media have become fixated on the idea
    that left-wing “antifa” activists will spark a new civil war. Gateway
    Pundit, a far-right website, claimed that “millions of antifa
    supersoldiers will behead white parents,” and Alex Jones, the conspiracy
    enthusiast who runs the website Infowars, predicted that the antifa
    activists would lose such a war.”

    Sleight of hand. Smoke and mirrors. An entire article ostensibly about Charles Manson, but really the whole point is to pooh-pooh and ridicule concerns about the violent ativities of a violent far-left extremist group, and imply that anyone voicing such concerns shares a psychological and political lineage with Manson. Very slick, but very transparent when you cut through the bullshit.

  • Clausewitz

    There goes the left, projecting again.