Continuing the technique I pioneered in my column in today’s Taki’s Magazine, “The Emmett Till Effect,” here are the number of articles per year in the New York Times mentioning four dubious gents of recent vintage.
Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, a sort of real life Haven Monahan, has appeared in 104 New York Times articles since his arrest on sexual assault charges in 2016.
In contrast, Haven Monahan, the name for the life guard made up by lovelorn UVA coed Jackie Coakley to make her friend Ryan fall in love with her in her absurd catfishing scheme that fooled the entire Establishment media for a dozen delirious days in November 2014, has only appeared once in the NYT.
The Times has pushed the interpretation that the real story about the Rolling Stone fraternity rape hoax is that, admittedly, methodological mistakes in standard journalistic practice were made, but the whole story is much too boring for you to think about, so there’s little reason to tell you the hilarious details. (By the way, wouldn’t Jackie be a good example of “toxic femininity?”)
James Alex Fields is charged with murder in the auto collision death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville last year. He has also appeared a few other times in the NYT as “James Fields.” He’s not as sexy as Brock Turner so there hasn’t been the kind of inundation coverage.
Eric Clanton is the part-time philosophy professor and leftist Antifa activist who slammed seven pro-Trump pro-free speech people over the head with his bike lock last year in Berkeley. He was given three years probation with no jail time today in a plea deal. As of 8 pm (PDT) on August 8, 2018, the one and only time the name “Eric Clanton” has appeared in the New York Times was in 1970, which I’m guessing was a typo involving “Layla.”