Sen. Tom Cotton said ‘Send in the Troops’….
The NY Times printed that on its front page…
A LOT of people are NOT happy with the Times giving the stupid remark so much attention…Included is people who work at the newspaper itself…
In his op-ed, Cotton defended the invocation of the Insurrection Act, claiming that “rioters have plunged many American cities into anarchy,” with looting that has nothing to do with Floyd’s death, and that an “overwhelming show of force” is needed to “restore order to our streets.”
But the Trump administration’s talk of deploying troops has set off alarm bells for many in the civilian and military communities alike — especially after U.S. Park Police used tear gas and rubber bullets on peaceful protesters in Washington to clear a path for a presidential photo op on Monday. “Militarizing our response, as we witnessed in Washington, D.C., sets up a conflict — a false conflict — between the military and civilian society,” retired Marine general and former defense secretary Jim Mattis wrote in the Atlantic on Wednesday.
Against that backdrop, several Times staff members viewed Cotton’s essay as an ominous “call for military force against Americans,” as Times opinion columnist Jamelle Bouie put it.
“I’ll probably get in trouble for this, but to not say something would be immoral,” tweeted Nikole Hannah-Jones, who recently won the Times a Pulitzer for her “1619″ project. ”As a black woman, as a journalist, as an American, I am deeply ashamed that we ran this.”….