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The Old Grey Whore

How “journalism” is done: on their backs, legs spread wide.

Just when you thought contemporary journalism couldn’t sink any lower, along comes Ali Watkins, now 26, a reporter for the New York Times whose rapid rise through reporting’s corrupt and partisan ranks includes stints at the Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, and Politico. Back in February, Ms. Watkins suddenly became the object of official attention when the feds seized her email and phone records as part of an investigation into a prominent Senate staffer, James Wolfe — the former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee and a Democrat, of course. Then, in June, Wolfe was arrested and charged with lying to the FBI, which was investigating leaks from the committee to select reporters…among whom was Ali Watkins.

It turns out that Watkins had been involved in a sexual relationship with Wolfe for three years, although at the time of Wolfe’s arrest she had moved on to greener pastures, including other staffers on the committee…

A responsible journalistic organization would never have hired this little scamp, but at the Times, which is hell-bent on turning its formerly white male newsroom into a model of “diversity,” being female trumped all other considerations, and the newspaper is clearly grooming Watkins for bigger things. But now that the truth is out about how this particular reporter got her scoops, a responsible journalistic organization would have fired her.

The Times, alas, is not that journalistic organization.

“Scamp”? That’s putting it WAY too mildly. Anybody who still kids himself that people like this can be treated with honorably and honestly needs to think very carefully about how completely the little whore was willing to degrade herself to advance the shitlib agenda. For instance:

The indictment said Wolfe, 58, began dating Watkins — who is in her 20’s — in 2013 when she was an undergraduate student working as a news intern. The indictment said the pair ended the relationship in December 2017.

In an April 2013 tweet, Watkins also tweeted about the fictional Netflix television show “House of Cards,” where a young reporter has an affair with an older member of Congress.

“I wanted to be Zoe Barnes…until episode 4,” she tweeted. “Sleeping with your source- especially a vindictive congressman? #badlifechoice #HouseofCards”

In another tweet, Watkins asked: “So on a scale of 1 to ethical, how does everyone feel about pulling a @RealZoeBarnes for story ideas? #TOTALLYKIDDING @HouseofCards.”

The “House of Cards” tweets were posted months before prosecutors said her relationship with Wolfe began.

So after smirking about it being a “#badlifechoice,” our roundheels decided with full awareness to prostitute herself with a guy old enough to be her grandfather in order to get Trump.

She’s not just a whore, she’s a stupid whore. Better get out of the world’s oldest profession now, honey, before you get hurt. Any streetwalker stupid enough to let the NYT pimp her out just ain’t cut out for The Life.

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Mea maxima culpa

I might as well go ahead and own up before going any further here: I was wrong. In convincing myself that Romney and other classical liberals/real conservatives would win in a walk, I grossly overestimated the intelligence of the American electorate. For that howling miscalculation, I must humbly apologize to you folks.

Heh. See what I did there? At any rate, I solemnly promise that it will never, ever happen again.

Update! Steyn, ever one to bravely look reality in its ugly face, has a few words worth pondering.

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So long, America.

It was good to know you, what little of you I knew.

Republicans?

Next time you expect to get this Independent’s vote, try this: Nominate someone with principles.

You stupid fuckers.  You stupid, stupid, fucking stupid fuckers.  The Democrats have a cult of personality.  You don’t win by emulating, at least not in this game.  You win with principles.  Ideas.  Concepts.  Plans drawn from same.

Schwerpunkt, for those of you unafraid of words from “other” languages.

Instead you nominated some worn out old war hero that should have been read out of the Republican party decades ago.

I hoped, I really did.  When everyone railed against the man, I still hoped, because facing the possibility of an America hating, terrorist cuddling President was simply too much to bear.  The alternative to a McAmnesty Presidency was simply too painful to contemplate.

Pain deferred is never pain avoided, I learned that years ago.  How did I ever forget?

Thanks a lot, assholes.  For the next four years (at least, if we survive that long, which I doubt) we all, Democrat, Republican and boneheaded old Independents alike, get to remember.

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