Actor James Woods, one of the lone conservative voices left in Hollywood, has perfected what has become his most beloved role: master Twitter troll. This week he once again took to his favorite social media platform to succinctly demonstrate the left-wing bias of what used to be the nation's most revered and reliable paper, The New York Times.
On Tuesday, Woods tweeted out a link to a Times article on President Trump slamming Huma Abedin, titled "Trump Accuses Former Clinton Aide of Failing to Follow Security Protocols." Woods points out that the article somehow fails to mention some key facts.
"Only the @nytimes could publish this story without mentioning that a) Abedin emailed a classified password, b) her husband is in prison, and c) she broke federal espionage laws," wrote Woods.
The Times article focuses on a tweet posted by Trump on Tuesday calling out Abedin for dangerously "disregarding basic security protocols."
"Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others," wrote Trump.
While the Times article does mention that The Daily Caller reports that Abedin "forwarded some government passwords to her private Yahoo email account in 2009," the paper sidesteps any discussion of the serious nature of her actions and neglects to provide any details about Abedin's disgraced, imprisoned husband. Here is the only mention of her serial sex offender spouse, whom the Times simply describes as her "estranged husband":
On Friday, the State Department released about 3,000 of Ms. Abedin’s work-related emails. The emails were found on the laptop of Ms. Abedin’s now estranged husband, Anthony D. Weiner, and were released as part of a public records request.
The Times frames the fact that Abedin illegally had classified material on her sex offender husband's laptop as simply a "sore spot" for Hillary Clinton because it likely hurt her in the election:
The emails found on Mr. Weiner’s computer are a sore spot for Mrs. Clinton. James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, had notified Congress shortly before the 2016 election about the existence of newly discovered emails that could be relevant to the closed investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state.
Mrs. Clinton, in a book released last year, said Mr. Comey’s disclosure hurt her campaign’s momentum and helped Mr. Trump win the election.
Instead of providing its readers with important context and information about Abedin's actions, the Times seems more concerned with portraying Trump's tweet in as bad a light as possible. Here is how the article begins:
President Trump made his first “Crooked Hillary” Twitter post less than 48 hours into the new year on Tuesday, accusing a former Clinton aide of “disregarding basic security protocols,” and calling his own Justice Department a “deep state.”
Attacking Hillary Clinton, his former Democratic opponent from the 2016 presidential election, and taking aim at his own Justice Department struck familiar tones for the new year. Almost 14 months after the election, Mr. Trump has kept up a regular drumbeat of attacks on Mrs. Clinton. Last year, Mr. Trump also criticized the Justice Department and Attorney General Jeff Sessions for not pursuing investigations of his political opponents.
Trump continued his public feud with the "Failing New York Times" this week. Famous for Twitter trolling himself, on Tuesday Trump offered the new publisher of the Times some helpful advice about how to restore some of its lost credibility and avoid having to write another "apology to your readers for a job poorly done":