Unscrupulous Trump-Hater Max Boot and Two Editors at Foreign Policy Win Their First Duranty-Blair Awards! How Max Boot Learned to Stop Worrying and Love PC
[Postscript, January 4, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
I just took another look at Boot’s subhed:
“I used to be a smart-alecky conservative who scoffed at ‘political correctness.’ The Trump era has opened my eyes.”
That subhed would only make sense if Boot had gone, since Trump’s inauguration, from a Trump supporter to a Trump-hater. However, he was a Trump-hater, from the get-go. Thus, he is engaging in retroactive disingenuousness, implying he has undergone some sort of epiphany or process of enlightenment. I suppose that if I were willing to waste even more time re-reading Boot’s, er, thing, that I would find even more examples of his dishonesty.
Note, too that the hoax campaign Boot supports was unleashed before the election, in order to help Hillary Clinton get elected.]
Max Boot hates President Donald Trump. Boot fancies himself some sort of intellectual, but the few times I’ve read his rants, I have never found signs of intelligent life. Indeed, Boot’s lack of intelligence, and intellectual and moral integrity are ongoing problems for me, because Boot is a Jew. Thousands of people look at Max Boot, and think to themselves, “So, this is what a Jewish writer and intellectual sounds like.”
People like Boot have been a political problem for generations. While they pass themselves off—with the help of powerful accomplices—as “conservatives,” conservatives and populists of intellect and integrity are marginalized and vilified, often by Boot himself. Public discourse is thereby perverted, and the public is left with false dichotomies, lies, and evil.
The prime job of a Republican like Boot has always been to keep someone like Donald Trump from ascending to power, and now that Trump has won election, Boot is trying to get him deposed.
The problem goes back at least as far back as 1954, when “respectable” Republicans plunged a knife in Joe McCarthy’s back.
During Boot’s July 12, 2017 appearance on the Tucker Carlson show, note that he engaged in the typical leftist practice of constantly interrupting and insulting his opponent.
Since Boot’s stale rant was published by the Website Foreign Policy, the men responsible for publishing it, Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Tepperman, and Executive Editor, Online, Ben Pauker, also won their first D-Bs.
The Duranty-Blair Award recognizes those journalists whose work embodies the spirit of Walter Duranty and Jayson Blair, two of the most notorious “journalists” in the history of the Fourth Estate. It is no accident that both men worked for the New York Times.
Walter Duranty wrote a series of early 1930s dispatches from the Soviet Union, where he was Times Moscow bureau chief, in which he lied about the Ukrainian Holocaust, in which Stalin deliberately starved millions of Kulaks (farmers) to death, through a man-made famine. Instead of reporting the truth, Duranty reported that the peasants were happy and well-fed, and was rewarded for his lies with a Pulitzer Prize.
Jayson Blair (here, here, and here) was an early 2000s black affirmative action hire, who alternately plagiarized reporters at other newspapers, and fabricated articles out of whole cloth, all for stories set hundreds and even thousands of miles away, while he sat in New York City cafés.
New York Times operatives who are Duranty-Blair laureates are Farhad Manjoo and Francis X. Clines.
Award-winning, New York-based freelancer Nicholas Stix founded A Different Drummer magazine (1989-93). Stix has written for Die Suedwest Presse, New York Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, Middle American News, Toogood Reports, Insight, Chronicles, the American Enterprise, Campus Reports, VDARE, the Weekly Standard, Front Page Magazine, Ideas on Liberty, National Review Online and the Illinois Leader. His column also appears at Men's News Daily, MichNews, Intellectual Conservative, Enter Stage Right and OpinioNet. Stix has studied at colleges and universities on two continents, and earned a couple of sheepskins, but he asks that the reader not hold that against him. His day jobs have included washing pots, building Daimler-Benzes on the assembly-line, tackling shoplifters and teaching college, but his favorite job was changing his son's diapers.