Every recovery program starts with the mantra that the first step in dealing with a problem is to admit that you have a problem.
That cathartic moment seems to have escaped the editors of the New York Times in denouncing a cancel culture that they helped spread in the media. Many of us were both bemused and bothered by the editorial in the New York Times opposing cancel culture. The Times has not been some dedicated antagonist of this culture but rather one of its most unabashed ambassadors. Indeed, one of the most outrageous acts of cancellation by the media was the treatment of Sen. Tom Cotton over his 2020 Times editorial.
Given its history, the most striking aspect of the Times editorial was the utter lack of self-awareness. The editors wrote:
“In the course of their fight for tolerance, many progressives have become intolerant of those who disagree with them…