The NYT wants us to know that this Nazi sympathizer loves the sitcom Seinfeld, and NPR, and for his upcoming wedding he has a muffin pan and pineapple slicer on registry. And, he has four cats!

Just when you thought the NYT could not possibly sink any lower….

Via Huffington Post.

The New York Times is under fire for publishing a profile of an Ohio native and Nazi sympathizer that many saw as an attempt to normalize white nationalism.

The profile, written by Times reporter Richard Fausset and published Saturday, follows Tony Hovater, a 29-year-old welder from a Dayton suburb, and his path from a “vaguely leftist rock musician” to a Nazi sympathizer and “avowed white nationalist.”

Some readers thought Fausset’s profile wasn’t critical enough of Hovater’s views on race (Hovater believes races should be separated), his admiration for Adolf Hitler (Hovater described Hitler as “kind of chill” and thinks the Holocaust’s death total estimates are “overblown”) and his role in starting the extreme right-wing Traditionalist Worker Party, a group that marched at the white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia….

Bess Kalb, a writer for “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” especially took issue with Fausset’s insistence that Hovater is polite. For example, in the same sentence that Fausset describes Hovater as a Nazi sympathizer, he immediately calls him “polite and low-key.” When writing of Hovater as a self-described “social media villain” who occasionally appears on alt-right podcasts, Fausset adds that “his Midwestern manners would please anyone’s mother.”….

The NYT piece was ripped on Twitter, but Kalb’s response says it best:

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  1. Alain41 says:

    Calling Trump voters, Deplorables, didn’t work. So Plan B is call us, Closet Deplorables. Like pod people, you can’t tell the difference from ‘real’ people. Seems part of the liberal wishing for Mitt and W. The liking NPR is supposed to be the, It’s coming from inside the house, but aren’t too many Deplorables who still like direct gov’t support of it.

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