Can anything good come out of the NY Times?
By Clay Waters ~
New York Times reporter Ephrat Livni, who reports for the paper’s Dealbook business newsletter, dipped into hyper-partisan anti-Republican politicking in Monday’s print edition, “Taking Both Sides on Issues Like Voting Rights Can Cost Corporations – Scrutiny Over Donations That Conflict With Pledges.”
The online subhead: “Investors are on alert for companies that take one position and make donations that support another.” In other words, they pledge allegiance to “social justice” but stubbornly make some donations to Republicans.
The first portion of the 1,500-word behemoth cheered on shareholder activism for the environment and social movements, which is on the upswing on the left. The second half, rather amazingly, was devoted to more or less chiding corporations for donating any money to Republicans. Livni painted companies as hypocrites for signing on to “social justice” issues like “voting rights,” while – gasp! – continuing to donate some portion…
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