The New York Times today published a column by Sen. Tom Cotton calling for the U.S. military to violently suppress nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed by police in Minneapolis.
These rioters, if not subdued, not only will destroy the livelihoods of law-abiding citizens but will also take more innocent lives. Many poor communities that still bear scars from past upheavals will be set back still further.
One thing above all else will restore order to our streets: an overwhelming show of force to disperse, detain and ultimately deter lawbreakers.
It is completely mad that the Times would publish such an piece, even as an op-ed. It does so from a floating world which has no idea how quickly or how hard it could be brought crashing to the ground. It invites violence against everyone, from all quarters of power, and America will pay for it in blood.
I have lots of friends who work at the NY Times and do amazing work. This destroys all of their credibility. It's one thing to post opposing views. But this is not that.
This is blatant support for fascism. pic.twitter.com/ZJkO7jeFzG
— Mike Masnick (@mmasnick) June 3, 2020
i feel compelled to say that i disagree with every word in that Tom Cotton op-ed and it does not reflect my values. this piece does though https://t.co/Vrlw3NVtBH
— Charlie Warzel (@cwarzel) June 3, 2020
where's the red line for the NYT do we think pic.twitter.com/AGZHfIzz7W
— Jason Wilson (@jason_a_w) June 3, 2020
I truly, truly cannot believe the New York Times published a piece calling for military force to be used against civilians.
NYT's Opinion section has lost its moral compass. I am horrified. pic.twitter.com/qxHKIZU9XV
— Carlos Maza 🌹 (@gaywonk) June 3, 2020
June 3, 1989, the troops started clearing Tiananmen Square. QUITE an anniversary for a US senator to drop this. pic.twitter.com/wD7DztB1u4
— Kathleen McLaughlin (@kemc) June 3, 2020
FUUUUUUUUUUUCK YOU this sucks so bad WHAT THE FUCK you suck pic.twitter.com/sCb3IV6Nru
— Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky) June 3, 2020
— karen han (@karenyhan) June 3, 2020