The New York Times and your selective indignation story of the day

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The news media, and of course The New York Times, is in full outrage mode about those bombs sent to President Obama, Secretary Clinton, VP Biden and others.

For the record, let me say that I oppose sending anyone anything that may or may not be a bomb.  I trust that the FBI will discover the source of the packages and arrest the person.  In other words, there is no need for that in our politics.

On the day after the “bombs”, The New York Times decided to publish a fiction story about the assassination of President Trump.   Here is a bit of the story:

One of the short stories on the Times’ online Book Review page – to be published in Sunday’s print edition – is titled, “How it Ends,” by Zoe Sharp – a chilling story about a drunken Russian’s plot to murder the president with a Makarov pistol. Sharp’s particular story doesn’t mention Trump by name, but it’s no secret as the collection of stories is headlined, “Five novelists imagine Trump’s next chapter.”

Talk about bad taste and bad timing.

We love fiction but this is not a good time to publish stories about the assassination of a president and the Mueller probe.  It reminds me of that despicable movie about the assassination of President Bush years ago.

The New York Times needs to clean up its act before lecturing anyone about civility.

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