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Some nerds looked at media coverage of the 2016 presidential election, and put math on what everyone already knows: The New York Times pulled out in the middle of a good self-rogering, and shot semen straight into its eye! Oh, how the eye-jizz burned!

You already know how the New York Times has become a steaming pile of profiles of angry Trumpists, and how they let “law enforcement officials” totally deny any link between Trump and Russia a week before the election — and no, they haven’t apologized. But the nerds put numbers on their coverage, and they are PEE-EW!

Now, we almost stopped reading the nerds before we got to the fun “NYT SUX” part, because their opening about Facebook was so innumerate. (They soft-pedaled the effect of Facebook’s dark posts to enthuse nazis while also dividing the left, counting the tiny percentage of posts — as compared to all the posts during that time worldwide. It made us shake our fists and shout NERRDDDS!)

But then they got their shit together and just started counting, and it was great! All Hillary Clinton’s coverage was about emails — duh — and all of Trump’s coverage was about policy! Let’s do some blockquote!

First the nerds cite an earlier study by the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard, on coverage by the Times, the Post and CNN. Here’s what they say about that (which you, like us, probably already read, but it’s always good to have a ‘fresher!).

What did all these stories talk about? The research team investigated this question, counting sentences that appeared in mainstream media sources and classifying each as detailing one of several Clinton- or Trump-related issues. In particular, they classified each sentence as describing either a scandal (e.g., Clinton’s emails, Trump’s taxes) or a policy issue (Clinton and jobs, Trump and immigration). They found roughly four times as many Clinton-related sentences that described scandals as opposed to policies, whereas Trump-related sentences were one-and-a-half times as likely to be about policy as scandal. Given the sheer number of scandals in which Trump was implicated—sexual assault; the Trump Foundation; Trump University; redlining in his real-estate developments; insulting a Gold Star family; numerous instances of racist, misogynist, and otherwise offensive speech—it is striking that the media devoted more attention to his policies than to his personal failings. Even more striking, the various Clinton-related email scandals—her use of a private email server while secretary of state, as well as the DNC and John Podesta hacks—accounted for more sentences than all of Trump’s scandals combined (65,000 vs. 40,000) and more than twice as many as were devoted to all of her policy positions.

Have their graph!

Then the nerds count for themselves, just front page stories in the last 69 days of the campaign, in the Paper of Record, and she is not looking good!

Of the 150 front-page articles that discussed the campaign in some way, we classified slightly over half (80) as Campaign Miscellaneous. Slightly over a third (54) were Personal/Scandal, with 29 focused on Trump and 25 on Clinton. Finally, just over 10 percent (16) of articles discussed Policy, of which six had no details, four provided details on Trump’s policy only, one on Clinton’s policy only, and five made some comparison between the two candidates’ policies. The results for the full corpus were similar: Of the 1,433 articles that mentioned Trump or Clinton, 291 were devoted to scandals or other personal matters while only 70 mentioned policy, and of these only 60 mentioned any details of either candidate’s positions.

You should probably have their graph of that too.

MEANWHILE! We made Dom-formerly-the-intern count all Wonkette posts just in the month of October, and who do you think does policy more (and better)? HINT IT IS US.

Of the 234 posts in October 2016, not counting agendae and Dear Shit Fer Brainses, Wonkette wrote

  • Seventy about the campaign
  • 40 about policy
  • 63 about scandals
  • and 71 that weren’t about the presidential campaign at all, so like “miscellaneous” or whatever.
  • That’s right. Wonkette, with our little reader-funded staff of three full-time and Robyn on weekends and some freelancers who rock, wrote two and a half times more posts about policy in one month than appeared on the front page of the New York Times in two and a half months. Our percentage of policy-focused stories was also two-and-a-half times higher — 24 percent of our posts were about policy, once you remove the 71 miscellaneous. (I honestly have no idea what those miscellaneous posts were about; I’m guessing “fundagelicals being VERY MUCH LIKE JESUS.”)

    In other, more current news, the Wall Street Journal reports that former Gawker employees are kickstartering to buy back their website from the bankruptcy it entered when a billionaire Trump pal decided he didn’t like it. While we’ve had our disagreements with Gawker — from whose rib we sprung — in the past, we’ve got $20 with their name on it, and wish them luck with their exciting new plan to

    [use] a new membership model that will fund the site’s operation. Money from readers would be used to pay editors and writers as well as legal and administrative costs, Mr. Del said, and there would be no advertising or paywalls.

    It sounds so familiar. Have we heard it somewhere before?

    It turns out that Wonkette survived the last time Gawker tried to steal its tiny crust of bread, and we’re always happy to help a pal out.

    In conclusion, WONKETTE WINS FOREVER, for ruling the raddest. Also give us money, the end.

    [CJR / WSJ]

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  • schmannity

    Pulitzer please!

  • TJ Barke

    We’re number whatever! We’re number whatever!

    • shivaskeeper

      The actual number is, “Better than you NYT”

  • Beanz&Berryz

    This is all just more liberal fake news. The otherwise nasty liberal NYT was accurately reporting Hillary’s email crimes, except any time it wasn’t, when it was reporting fake news also too. It’s bigly obvious who the crimer is here.

  • Dept. of Space Tacos

    i’m not sure “ban the messicans! build the wall!” counts as “policy”, but okay…

  • beatbort

    Yeah, but did Wonkette do any nice stories about the nice Nazis what live next door to all of us?
    No.
    I rest my case.

    • Anne Of Green Bagels

      Nazis Schmazis. Batman lives next door to me. I just saw him when I walked the dog. looked hungover.

      • beatbort

        You’re lucky. I think Wonder Warthog lives next door to me.

        • Captain Kraut

          Little known fact: Wonder Warthogs German name is Wunderwarzenwutz!

          That is all.

      • TakingAmes

        Who doesn’t?

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Science: FAILING New York Times More Badder At Election Coverage Than Ass-Fucking Mommyblog

    Close your eyes, Shy, and think of England.

    • OutOfOrbit

      fucking liberal medias everywhere you look

  • Oblios_Cap

    And yet, being Marxists, none of us would be members of any community that would have us.

    • SDGeoff3

      Excellent!

    • Institute For Applied Despair

      Fuckin’ A right, Bubba!

  • shivaskeeper

    So if I understand all the technical terms used, the ass fucking mommyblog beat the NYT. Again.

    • Captain Kraut

      I thought we were ass munchers?

      It’s so hard to keep up.

      • shivaskeeper

        It’s 2017. You can be and do both.

  • La forza del resistino

    NYtimes so failing.
    So Maggie Haberman returned the purity ring?

  • Resistor Radio

    Wonkette does, in fact, win forever. And the NYT can fuck right off.

  • ManchuCandidate

    But you guys aren’t in the same NY social circles as the NYT Wankers. The same social circles that the Tramps waft about as the big rapey fraudy elephant in the room.

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

    Please do not hire David Brooks to write for Wonkette, unless it is awkward dick jokes.

    • OutOfOrbit

      i donut think he know how dick jokes jerk OOPS i meant WORK!!!

      • Resistor Radio

        You did that on purpose!!! Now I’m left picturing David Brooks furiously fapping, probably while looking at a picture of himself.

        • OutOfOrbit

          you just wrecked me brain TYVM

        • Institute For Applied Despair

          Ew! Torture porn.

    • Resistor Radio

      If he were capable of dick jokes, of course they’d be awkward. Hard pass.

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        Hard-on pass?

        See the dick jokes just spew forth!

    • Katamount

      He can put those into a brand new Horoscopes section!

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        WE NEED THIS.

        • Katamount

          Sagittarius – Today you will feel the moral failings of your baby boomer parents closing in around you. Both parties have abandoned you. Take relationships slow.

      • Institute For Applied Despair

        Brooks’ astrological sign is Pluto.

        • Katamount

          “Is it a real planet? Is it a dwarf planet? Elites in neither party can agree. But somehow its the 60s fault my wife divorced me…..”

      • Ill-Advised

        Scorpio – in your most Stygian moments, you’ve wondered if even you could survive a civil rights winter. You may get to find out.

        • Katamount

          Aries – Your compatibility with Libra leads to big romance! But not that “hookup culture” millennial romance! Or that icky 60s hippie romance! Think Ozzie and Harriet. In fact, punch the nearest hippie outside your Upper West Side condo! Also, treat yourself to a relaxing day!

          • Ill-Advised

            Taurus – as the Zodiac’s Earth Spirit, you find your patience tested by environmental changes that Gemini can’t see happening and Leo is promoting in a business plan. It may be time for your annual psychotic temper tantrum; choose your targets carefully. Not all the annoying people are The Enemy.

    • Resistor Radio

      Agree, but I would love for Trix to liveblog the job interview.

    • Institute For Applied Despair

      Wonkette’s New Column: Jabbering Supply-Side Dupe

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        I can see it now. “Contrary to the Editrx’s Position, Supply-Side Works.”

        Blah, blah, blah…all boats raise…free market magic…

    • TJ Barke

      Awkward, out of touch, dick jokes.

      • SisterArtemis

        “out of touch”…. *snicker*

  • Resistor Radio

    Did the math nerrrrrds also do graphs and charts about dick jokes? I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess that Wonkette wins that category also too!

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      Go long on dick jokes. I forsee a rise in the market.

      • Resistor Radio

        It’s a hard category, but I think we can pull it out.

      • memzilla Ω

        Moneying our Wonkette has made a vas deferens in our lives.

        • Cat Cafe

          Okay, I actually laughed out loud at that one

    • jesterpunk
    • cheetojeebus

      Imma wait till I hear what General Buck Turgidson has to say about this. The man is a pillar, verily an obelisk, dedicated to upright ramrod straight morals.

      • Resistor Radio

        George C Scott was stroked to play such a meaty role.

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    (I honestly have no idea what those miscellaneous posts were about; I’m guessing “fundagelicals being VERY MUCH LIKE JESUS.”)

    I think there might have been a couple “Pegs is mainlining Beefeater again” also, too.

  • MynameisBlarney

    “Wonkette, with our little reader-funded staff of three full-time and Robyn on weekends and some freelancers who rock, wrote two and a half times more posts about policy in one month than appeared on the front page of the New York Times in two and a half months.”

    All that and dick jokes too.

    • Institute For Applied Despair

      Wonkette: A fuckload lot more fun to read than NYT.

      • puredog

        But the Wonkette-New Yorker competition is much tighter.

  • mrFawkes

    Also too, this mommyblog kicked the NY Times’ ass with eleventy fuckzillion more dick jokes. Stick to selling knives you unturgid love muscles.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      This is not a threat!

      • puredog

        This is not a thread!

  • MynameisBlarney

    Penis.

    That is all, carry on.

    • OutOfOrbit

      i’d like to add vulva to that

      • Resistor Radio

        Clitoris or GTFO

        • OutOfOrbit

          and make it a stiff one for the road

    • Oblios_Cap

      Balls!

      • kilgoretrout

        glans

        • eggs ackly-wright

          Meet Dewey Gland.

    • Resistor Radio

      Pics, or…

    • schmannity

      Taint!

      • eggs ackly-wright

        Is too!

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      In rebuttal, and like I already said yesterday, Le Tits Now!
      https://twitter.com/_youhadonejob1/status/939989052975124480?s=17

      • Non-Threatening Ron

        Pfft. Everyone knows it’s les tits.

      • PubOption

        Was this house anywhere close to the Grands Tetons?

  • kilgoretrout

    …Facebook’s dark posts to enthuse nazis…

    Read that as “euthanize nazis” and got excited.

    • The only good Nazi is a dead Nazi!

      Just kidding, they’re trash even when they’re dead.

    • GoutMachine

      The youth in Asia might have something to say about that.

    • Roadstergal

      I’m glad it wasn’t just me.

      Put them out of our misery!

  • Daniel

    “In conclusion, WONKETTE WINS FOREVER, for ruling the raddest.”

    I’m sure the Outline will take issue with this, and they will win because they will do it in a better- i.e. more newer- font.

    • Daniel

      Counting! They still, in this year- I shan’t mention it because of the possibility things might survive for longer than the instant any of my interest does and I might be laughed at for how old this is when I come to read it, say, next year if such a thing might exist- use COUNTING! Counting, as though this was Sumeria, though not the place that serves drip-filtered condensed shrew milk iced covfefe (the joke is already out of date, and it’s everything in me to drag myself there when they can’t even bother coming up with something more now, and even more energy to actively enjoy something, so I enjoy this ironically, knowing the other customers of Sumeria are not consuming their drinks ironically, and probably imagine I type loudly on my custom type-writer modified iPad to draw their attention to what I’m doing, which is distinguishable from what they are all doing only- and crucially- by the fact that I am parodying what they are doing, and unlike them I can see how ridiculous it would be to “write” things I write genuinely while they almost certainly cannot. Some of them even eat peanuts. I mean. They write on their chalk boards with chalk. It’s so very predictable, so very two-thousand-previous, and it wipes me out.) and as though there weren’t countless (not a pun, if it had been it would have been cleverer. I haven’t seen puns used since 2003, when everyone was using them. The year itself was of course a pun, it was almost Borgesian, except I haven’t read Borges because he is so old.) examples of other ways to establish quantities. Japanese ways, probably, using yarrow or figments of other people’s imagination, infused into something else like a carrot or a better vegetable that has only recently been heard of, like rotlebanturberringe. I’m not a gardener. Soil is so done.
      Counting and also too (they have in jokes! Like friends might, as though anyone has had friends since 1993- what is this? 1992? If you want to feel what that’s like in pixel form on the actual internet here in the current year and the exact second we collectively find ourselves in, though I found myself in it literally minutes before you or sometimes even a week- which is why I’m so bored of it already- you can find it on that site) graphs! I have no idea what it is to be a writer for Wonkette, nor what the aim of the site is, nor anything about it- reading in the fonts they use is an assault to the senses- but one thing I do know is that like talking to my Dad it is not something anyone sensible and adult would ever actually do because like my Dad they just don’t understand how much effort it is to even roll my eyes at them any more.

  • little miss high and mighty

    Editrix, amazing job here- hours of work most likely
    Maybe there shuld be an entire desk, no entire wing at Wonkette exclusively for NYT fails. Call it the Jason File or Judith Miller file- grafs up and down each day like a politifat just for the Times. Every Pica every column every page every day. You’d need a staff big as the Times just to keep score.

  • So if they covered Trumps ACTUAL FRAUD CONVICTION like they covered the fake email scandals…

    You know what? I can’t be flipping tables here at work.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Oh come on.
      Flip one and then blame the customers!

    • jesterpunk
      • Eileen Besse

        I wake up like this EVERY DAY….

      • Notreelyhelping

        Hey, writer’s block sucks.

        • puredog

          All work and no play etc.

      • That’ll do.

    • GoutMachine

      I have always wanted to flip over a table. Is it as satisfying as I imagine it is?

      • Shan

        Yes

      • Perkniticky

        I’ve never flipped a table, but I have slapped a laptop hard enough to break the hard drive. That did not feel satisfying (even though it TOTALLY deserved it).

        • kareemachan

          I kicked a snowmachine once. VERY satisfying.

      • wide_stance_hubby

        Have not flipped, but have cleared a coffee table with the back of my arm. It was very satisfying!

      • Boojum

        It is.

    • Institute For Applied Despair

      Those tables ain’t gonna flip themselves.

      • Non-Threatening Ron

        ‘Hello, InventHelp? Have I got an idea!’

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    That’s why Wonkette is the most trusted name in news, read by people in this house, that are not cats.

    • proudgrampa

      You can find ANYTHING here!

      News, weather, recipes, advice to the lovelorn, book reviews, porn!

      It’s all here!

      • cheetojeebus

        Tho, not nearly enough side boob.

      • Institute For Applied Despair

        All this, and Junior Jumble too!

      • Doug Langley

        And comics!

      • AmazingProfessionalCrastinator

        Someone needs to get that recipe hub going again. Any volunteers? It could even be just bi-monthly instead of weekly. Because bi- is fun.

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter
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    • puredog

      What do the cats read?

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        Popular Mousecatcher. And Feline Vogue.

        • Impatient

          Though they may occasionally stretch their horizons, to glance at Horse and Hound.

  • proudgrampa

    At the risk of repeating this prophetic non-comment (from SOME BULLSHIT thread):

    Fuck those guys.

    The only thing I read now is the New York Times Book Review.

    The rest is shit.

    • little miss high and mighty

      They still run old Calvins!(international eds only))

  • Ellie

    I will continue to read it until the Abominable Showman stops calling it the “failing NY Times.” His epithets are why I subscribed to the NYT and WaPo.

    • Institute For Applied Despair

      What’s this about the Abdominal Shaman?

      • Doug Langley

        Richard Simmons?

      • Hemp Dogbane

        That guy’s in my yoga class.

  • GoutMachine

    Soon as the Wonketz develop a crossword, I’m all over it.

    • Jamoche

      NYTimes mini crossword is free. It’s the only thing I hit their site for.

    • P’jama Pahnts

      How many euphemisms for “dick” can there be?

      • schmannity

        Are you trying to create the longest thread of the day?

      • mancityRed6

        baloney pony

        • schmannity

          Percy or Terrence?

          • mancityRed6

            yes?

      • TakingAmes

        Private investigator? Wait, you mean…

        • Institute For Applied Despair

          You mean an Irish monk?

      • mardam422

        1 across: milk pole
        4 across: trouser trout
        5 across: man salami
        6 across: jizz cannon

        • P’jama Pahnts

          No entry for “Fuck Nozzle”? Not impressed.

      • NastyBossetti

        You’re about to find out.

      • Boojum

        Jeff Sessions

    • schmannity

      Will Shortz, featured columnist.

    • Hemp Dogbane

      But if they pull that “leaving some letters out of words just for laffs” shit like NYT did yesterday then me and my Paypal are gone !

      • PubOption

        They also occasionally go the other way and have several letters in one square.

        • puredog

          In fact, PubOption describes what they did yesterday, though it took me a while to figure that out.

      • GoutMachine

        Oh, I haven’t done Sunday’s yet. Thanks for the warning.

  • Institute For Applied Despair

    TL:DR: NYT FKD/WKT FTW

  • Anna Rompage

    Come on, lets face it, the Deep state installed a foreign born muslim into the oval office thinking it would have total control over their asset, only to be proven that their asset, Barack HUSSEIN Obama, was smarter than your average foreign born muslim bear…

    They knew Hilly and Bill were compromised for too many years of having their rogue assassin, Ben Ghazi, kill of their opponents, such as Seth Rich, & Vince Foster

    They thought they could cast the Lame Stream Media as being in Clinton’s camp, even though they were not, and cast a light that Hillary was corrupt through both the MSM & alt right media houses, with the intention of electing Trump.

    Yes, they wanted Trump because he was compromised, much like Obama was seeing tat he was a foreign born muslim, and though they could leverage all the illegal things Donad has done is his past, as a way to control him.

    What they didn’t take into account, is that Donad is a bloviating, self aggrandizing ego monster, that is suffering from dementia, and as a side effect of such, also psychopathy.

    The Deep State is really, really trying to pull the strings, but the thing is, the foreign born muslims, & jews are just too smart for these supposed master race people, and they keep getting outwitted at every turn…

  • GoutMachine

    OT nice times:

    A federal judge on Monday denied the Trump administration’s request to delay an order requiring the military to begin accepting transgender recruits starting Jan. 1 saying the argument for more time seemed based on “vague claims.”

    “The Court is not persuaded that Defendants will be irreparably injured by” meeting the New Year’s Day deadline, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly wrote.

    The ruling from Kollar-Kotelly of the District of Columbia follows her earlier opinion blocking the president’s ban on military recruitment of transgender men and women that possibly would have forced the dismissal of current service members starting in March.

    • mancityRed6

      yes, it is.

    • puredog

      “Vague-gina claims”?

  • Anne Of Green Bagels

    speaking of policies. looks like the tax-scam is getting even scammier on its way through reconciliation. I’m guessing that’s the fault of Obama’s mom jeans and Hillary’s emails. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/precision-sacrificed-for-speed-as-gop-rushes-ahead-on-taxes/

  • mancityRed6

    “three full-time and Robyn on weekends and some freelancers who rock”
    and this is why I have a recurring paypal commitment.

  • mancityRed6

    OT, I just bought footy pajamas for the Joplin woman and me.

    • TakingAmes

      Didn’t know they made 2-person footie pajamas! Fun!

      • mancityRed6

        no, separate.

        • TakingAmes

          That’s less fun.

          • mancityRed6

            you say that now, but, I can guarantee that it will be fun.

      • Rasilom

        They are awsome, they also double as a conjoined twin costume for Halloween! I’ll show myswlf out now…

    • Eileen Besse

      Not Ducky ones, I hope….

      • mancityRed6

        red. solid red

        • nightmoth

          Those are the best. Red union suits with the rear flap are the very bestest of all.

          • mancityRed6

            and these have non slip feet, too. hell yes

      • mancityRed6

        eww, and not used

  • Rasilom

    How could the empire of Donna Rose not win forever?? Seriously, she is our new overlord and failure is not only not an option, she pulled that fail card out of the deck and fed it to the dog. No fail ever!

    • schmannity

      No fail. No fail. You fail.

      –NY Trump Times.

  • Perkniticky

    To be fair to NYTimes, most people prefer reading about scandals. On the other hand Hillary’s scandals were pretty dreary, while Trump’s were wildly entertaining. So I don’t think they even made a good business decision with their coverage.

    • theCryptofishist

      And fuck it, as New Yorkers they should have known he was dangerous scum.

    • Katamount

      Nah, the CJR article makes it clear what they were doing:

      In retrospect, it seems clear that the press in general made the mistake of assuming a Clinton victory was inevitable, and were setting themselves as credible critics of the next administration.

      Because the email thing really was the only thing that NYT could credibly hit her on (without pissing off their cocktail party friends), they kept hammering it for a perception of balance (because Trump was just that awful), not thinking for a second that Trump could actually win.

      Could be the fact that I don’t use Facebook saying this, but that’s ultimately why I hold the media more responsible for Trump’s victory than Russian bots spamming “fake news.”

      • JustDon’tSayProbably

        I dunno, man. You should have seen how much bullshit half my graduating class was re-posting. Unreal.

  • chascates

    Plus, Wonkette does ‘t have a paywall like the Grey Lady. And when was the last time anyone from the Times asked for a place to crash from its readers whilst traveling?

    • P’jama Pahnts

      Ain’t never seen no “Timesebago” neither

    • Institute For Applied Despair

      I let Tom Friedman sleep in a ditch over yonder once.

      • Edith Prickly

        Oh, so that’s where he got the idea for his next book.

        The World Is A Gully – When You’re in Trench Talking to Imaginary Ditch-Diggers, Bring a Lot of Shovels

        • Institute For Applied Despair

          The Institute’s Ditch Is Muddy And Not Particularly Flat

        • Katamount

          Followed up by its sequel Tales From A Taxicab: Seriously, I Write Columns About What My Cabbies Tell Me, Why Am I Still On The Pulitzer Committee?

      • theCryptofishist

        At one point, after there had been much rearrangement of office space, there was a “Thomas Friedman” conference room. I was so heartened when I walked by it one day, and there was a post-it with “Heyduke Lives” renaming it.

        • Institute For Applied Despair

          ABM: Always Be Monkeywrenching

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        couldn’t he find the backseat of a taxi?

        • Institute For Applied Despair

          Who do you think dumped him out into my ditch? Elves?

          • JustDon’tSayProbably

            I need to clean my glasses. At first I read “Elvis”.

          • Institute For Applied Despair

            Thankyuhveruhmuch.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            I wouldn’t blame the elves if they did…

        • puredog

          Those aren’t for “sleeping.”

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      And there’s no adorable Timesbabby!

    • Hemp Dogbane

      The Times’ trucker hats ain’t worth shit.

      • Institute For Applied Despair

        Hate to tell you, but you misspelled ‘fucker’.

    • Rasilom

      Seriously, this is key. If they were to stay with their readers like the ilustrious Wonket Overlords they would have a better grasp of reality. One of the reasons this place is unlike anyother is simple, Wonkette is us, we are Wonkette. Add the fact that the full time / part time / intern staff actually have full brains, an idea of how logic works, integrity and a wicked sence of humor, it becomes obvious why the smart people are here. Fuck the Gray Lady. She let her pants down in public and is deserving of shame.

      • JustDon’tSayProbably

        Plus, also too they use swears. Proves intelligence. Provokes RWNJ’s.

  • Crystalclear12

    How many were about her “likability” and “shrill voice”?
    ‘Cause that never got old, right?

    • Maybe

      And how frail she was ’cause she’s an old woman, compared to that icon of physical perfection Donald Trump.

    • Katamount

      Or about her “out of touch elitism”?

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    the various Clinton-related email scandals—her use of a private email server while secretary of state, as well as the DNC and John Podesta hacks—accounted for more sentences than all of Trump’s scandals combined (65,000 vs. 40,000) and more than twice as many as were devoted to all of her policy positions.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/06644d5ab2fd09c8c56cd79beb4631b8b43696b81eada2d5cd39c8abd5c09c4f.jpg

    • kilgoretrout

      Remember it is worse to have a private email server, though not illegal, than sexually assaulting multiple women.

      • kareemachan

        …which IS illegal.

        • Non-Threatening Ron

          For the moment.

      • mancityRed6

        multiple underage women

  • weejee

    The NYT is running a numbers game? Can’t they see from tRump’s casino failures that the greater New York area is not a very good market for gambling?

  • OrG

    Seems to me that this is not how “Liberal Media” works.

    • Non-Threatening Ron

      Given that the ‘liberal media’ consists of Joy, Rachel and a half-dozen Web sites, we don’t really have an adequate ample size to say for sure.

  • Hardly Ideal

    So, in a nutshell…
    https://i.imgur.com/BqFZNJP.gifv
    Am I getting this right?

  • Rags

    What makes me really mad is that I don’t think the npr/pbs axis performed any more creditably.

    • rebecca

      it didn’t.

      • DT

        I love Dok Zoom, but I don’t think it’s right that he has the same rank as you. It leads to questions of succession…..

        • theCryptofishist

          Dok upfisted this comment.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            Doubtful, he broke his upfister…

          • theCryptofishist

            Which is why he asked me to tell the board…

    • nightmoth

      They totally rolled over and begged for a belly rub.

    • ((( Augustus )))

      they’re both Koch-suckers now

    • Begin Anew Day

      You are right.

  • OK so I loved Gawker, used to live on that shit, and would throw (what for me is) a lot of money at their project even if it just meant preserving the archives. Never mind the domain/site coming back, though that would be great.

    But am I crazy in thinking that $500k is not *nearly* enough to even preserve the archives? Like that is not even pocket change to Baron von Thiel. If he wants to take the archives and kick dirt over them like a dog who’s just made an extra-special poopy, what’s going to stop him? Not $500k, not after he’s already spent millions getting to this point.

    Is this whole endeavor (and by extension, life) futile?

    • rebecca

      well, right now they’re not letting him bid on it, which is making him VERY GRRR. i suppose he’ll have to get a straw buyer just like his straw suers.

      • I did not know that. That’s somewhat encouraging. Hopefully they’re not letting the Hulkster bid either. Or that dude who “invented” email.

        • An Outhouse for the résistance

          or Kim Dotcom.

  • Edith Prickly

    Is Maggie Haberman still on a break from the Twitters, or can we tweet this at her and watch her get all rage-snippy again?

    • Begin Anew Day

      Everyone needs a hobby. Go for it!

  • nightmoth

    I used to think “elitist” was a silly put-down because, hey, I’m a bit elitist myself, what with my college degree, and hundreds of books, and watching the occasional foreign film with the translation into English at the bottom of the screen so you have to read real fast. So I was amused by people calling the NYT “elitist.” Then I realized that they didn’t think Trump had a snowball’s chance in hell of winning, so they felt free to nitpick Hillary to show how “fair” they were. Meanwhile, I’m down here in the rural South watching hundreds and hundreds of yards sprout Trump signs and Confederate flags. I’m thinking “please god let those poll projections be accurate because I’ve got a bad feeling about this.” And then the worst happens and the NYT is all “WTF?!!! We did not see that coming!!” So, yeah, bunch of fucking elitist out-of-touch city boys who don’t know their tail hole from a hole in the ground working at that paper.

    • Juan de Fuca

      In all fairness to the New York Times, I didn’t think Trump had a snowball’s chance in hell to win, either. I don’t believe that 60% of America thought he did.

      • Jim QuinnX

        Me too.

        • Juan de Fuca

          I started to add because he didn’t win! He lost by 2 million votes! but at the end of the day, he’s now our national embarrassment, so there’s that.

          • Jim QuinnX

            Three million. Whatev, right?

      • 60% of America does not think as he does.
        51% of some Americans in certain key states did, but even then, only about 50% of American bothered to show up.
        So 30% of America thinks as he does. Sounds familiar no?

      • sarafina

        Which to me brings up the question of election machine fuckery. Is it Stalin who is quoted as saying, “It doesn’t matter who votes, it matters who counts the votes?”

    • DT

      Yeah, well… excecpt the polls were actually pretty accurate. The morons at the NYT just couldn’t read them.

      • nightmoth

        Every time I looked at FiveThirtyEight it was showing Hillary’s chance of winning at anywhere from 70% to 80%, so needless to say, I was looking at it every day for reassurance. Two hours into election night returns I knew 538 had been living in an alternate world.

        • Scrofula

          She was only 2:1 favored on election day. Which was terrifying to me because those are like the worst odds–enough to give you hope, but dammit, not a lot.

          ETA: so the NYT should have been fucking terrified. Like the rest of us.

        • DT

          No, you just don’t understand statistics or the predictive model they were using.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Damn liberal media.

  • rocktonsam

    do we hate the crossword too?

    • SDGeoff3

      On Sunday through Thursday, yes.

      • puredog

        I’d say Monday through Wednesday, but MMV.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    I was thinking about buying Gawker if I ever sell my house. I figured it was probably worth about 500 bucks, but now that Peter Thiel wants it, it’s probably a bit pricier.

  • Scrofula

    Not to defend NYT, but I’d caution against any conclusions whatsoever. The only real one is that the two very different campaigns were covered differently. We can’t even conclude that having more sentences with the words “Hillary” and “email” were harmful–it assumes NYT readers ignored all context (poss. headline: Idiots Still Whining About Hillary Email Bullshit), or that any of them were ever on the fence. (Also lots more stuff, not that anyone cares, but I heard a Nerd Signal and had no choice.)

    • An Outhouse for the résistance

      The problem was that the NYT was the ‘Idiot’ in ‘Idiots Still Whining About Hillary Email Bullshit’.

    • expipiplus1

      I’ve been a NYT subscriber for about 35 years. They are gradually reducing the reporting of facts and substituting opinion. It was truly infuriating to see the Republican email bullshit top left on the front page for months on end. They have reached the point where I must cancel. It’s a loss.

      • Scrofula

        I’m not denying any of that, just that the particular numbers mentioned neither support nor refute the claim.

        But the–purely anecdotal–trend does seem to favor more niche, editorial coverage everywhere.

    • It’s not about the NYT subscribers. It is about all the small town papers, and there are a lot! Who quote the big guys as Science fact bitches.
      They breathlessly covered every Hillary thing from her van to her pearls with giant page long screeds, allowing smaller towns and even the cable shows to pick it up with glee. So much glee! And they burried all Trump shit under stuff like “Sources say there is no collusion!” so very often.

      • Scrofula

        Not denying that either–I’m just here to rep the numbers, from which no conclusions can be made.

        • Boojum

          In the comments, which are not allowed. That is some nihilism.

          • Scrofula

            The numbers. They feel nothing.

    • Begin Anew Day

      Cutting the NYT any slack is a mistake. They did plenty to help donnie. The final straw for me was cheer leading the first invasion of Iraq under Bush The Elder.

      • Scrofula

        Not cutting anyone any slack. Just pointing out that the numbers cited don’t support a conclusion. That doesn’t mean I disagree with the author.

  • calliecallie

    Wonkette rules the raddest. Indeed.

  • Jim QuinnX

    Say, Krugman usually has a tantrum in the middle of a campaign, complaining about the contents of news coverage. Do any of you folks with subscriptions know if he scorched his colleagues mid-campaign last time? Cause that would be awesome.

  • Suttree

    It’s funny because I generally find 80% of people to be politically deficient. And I generally think of myself as someone who somewhat knows some stuff about politics. Therefore Wonkette is 167% Smarter politically than I am. Thank you for making me look not stupid.

  • Margaret Lamont

    Brilliant !
    Who called Wonkette an ” Ass-fucking ” Mommy blog ?
    Most Mommy blogs post about knitting, cookie recipes, plants, antiques, tea, coffee, wine, and have lots of cute pictures.

    • Begin Anew Day

      Most mommy blogs keep the “Ass-fucking” feature out of reach.

      Not Wonkette.

      • tehbaddr

        Wonkette became famous because of Congressional ass-fucking, without dinner!

        • Boojum

          And, because no dinner, there was no love.

        • Begin Anew Day

          The least anyone can do for ass fucking is to buy or make dinner. The GOP ruins EVERYTHING!

  • Begin Anew Day

    Oh Ms. Schoenkopf! Now you are just flirting with me! Naughty lady! Is it right for a young married mommy to say things that drives all the blood out of my old man’s brain and down into his….whatevers? ( yes it is)

    Behave yourself!( no. don’t do that)

    For you youngsters out there the NYT has been a notorious instrument of the war mongering military-industrial complex since, well, for-fucking-ever. No good can come of reading it and you should cancel your subscription RIGHT FUCKING NOW and start rerouting that money to Wonkette. Oh YES YOU CAN! Only Wonkette can give you the straight dope with dick jokes and existential sarcasm!

    Don’t wait for the trendsters to tell you to do it. Get ahead of the hip curve and subscribe to Wonkette TODAY!

  • Lefty Wright

    In addition to the issues addressed by Wonkette staff, the ever alert and informed readers are always ready to splainer things and provide useful links to further elucidate other readers through their comments, which are not allowed.

    • phoenix00

      They are definitely pants. Not allowed either.

  • SterWonk

    We made Dom-formerly-the-intern count all Wonkette posts…

    Way to bury the lede! Dom is no longer a mere intern! Congrats, Dom!

  • Boojum

    The 71 miscellaneous were dick jokes, duh!

  • Impatient

    This article, and the more recent cited study, focus on the shittiness of the NYT. But, IMHO, something we cannot prove is that any other media giant (cough, cough, WaPo) was the least bit different or better.

    I was watching WaPo articles and coverage all of last fall, and I have it on the best of my wholly unscientific but perfect intuitive authority, that the WaPo was doing an excellent job of hating and sliming all over Hillary, also too. Truly fucking excellent!

    Sooo … the null hypothesis on media shittiness is supported: AOT, K!

  • Rickyphoo

    It’s almost like the NYT knew they would sale more newspapers if Hair Fuhrer won the election.

    I mean, the NYT for sure is NOT a fan of the Dumbster now, so my above statement seems the only logical reason for them hitting Hillz so hard before the election.

    • Mandorlind

      Clinton rules of journalism: no reporter ever got in trouble for writing something nasty about the Clintons. Facts and logic not required. q.v. Whitewater, Travelgate, Filegate, etc.

  • BoatOfVelociraptors

    When I wear my glow in the dark WALNUTS! shirt, I know I’m supporting quality journalism.

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