The New York Times, once almost universally considered the most thorough, reliable, and professional news publication in the U.S., is now publishing "Trump assassination porn" that fantasizes about the Secret Service helping a Russian agent murder Trump.
The worst part: rather than passively receiving the submission, the New York Times Book Review went out looking for it, actively petitioning spy and crime novelists to produce Trump-Russia-themed stories that were almost guaranteed to indulge Russian conspiracy theories and include some sort of scenario that ends up with a dead President of the United States. And, of course, when they got one, they were thrilled to push it out to readers. Here's how the editors explain their Trump-Russia fiction mini-series:
One of the novelists proud to have her piece published by the Times was Zoe Sharp, author of the Charlie Fox series, who promoted her piece online. "Honoured to be in @nytimesbooks this week alongside @ScottTurow @JoeFinder @LauraMLippman Jason Matthews. We were asked to write short fiction on what happens next on the US/Russia scene," she wrote.
So what happens in the Trump-Russia fantasy Sharp and the Times are so enthusiastic for the paper's readers to indulge? Spoiler alert: Trump finally gets the "justice" the #resistance mob believes he deserves. Here's how the duly elected 45th President meets his demise: