The NY Times, its editorial board, and many of its reporters frame the news from an implicit bias. Basically, underlying its reporting is a belief in the status quo.
Sometimes the assumptions its editors make about the status of the world order goes contrary to reality, however.
Take today’s obit for Fidel Castro, which compares him to a puppet queen:
“Fidel Castro had held on to power longer than any other living national leader except Queen Elizabeth II.”
Excuse me, but what power does QEII exert except to complain about her offspring’s romantic dalliances? As for leadership, what was her role in the Brexit debacle? And how dare the Times compare the political leader, albeit a dictator, of a Communist country with a puppet monarch of a parliamentary democracy?
A more apt comparison might have been with the theocratically selected Dalai Lama, who has – until his recent political resignation – been the leader of Tibetans more than a decade longer than Castro.
The President-Elect might have a point about our mainstream media. Even fools sometimes speak the truth.