As The New York Times continues to decline in readership and credibility readers couldn’t but mock the publication after it claimed gerrymandering was a tactic traditionally used by the Republican Party. Despite gerrymandering having a well documented past of being used by both political parties to advance their respective agendas The Times conveniently left that out.
Fox News reports:
“Facing high stakes in the next midterms, New York Democrats are considering a tactic long used by the Republican Party: gerrymandering,” the Times tweeted to promote a podcast about the topic.
The Times itself reported that Republican and Democrats “both” partake in gerrymandering in 2013.
Journalist T. Becket Adams responded to the Times, “Lmao at the idea of democrats dusting off some old books and going, ‘gerrymandering, gerrymandering … what is it and how does it work??’”
“As we well know, gerrymandering has been studiously avoided by virtuous Democrats,” RealClearInvestigations senior writer Mark Hemingway sarcastically added.
Imagine thinking this is not only unbiased, but actually true… https://t.co/TqGDqV7vuZ
— Matt Gorman (@mattsgorman) September 23, 2021
I mean…if we really want to go that far back, Elbridge Gerry (for whom gerrymandering is named) was a Democrat. https://t.co/N79R3bzCA0
— Hans Hassell (@hjghassell) September 23, 2021