The New York Times and the tabloid’s cronies in the journalism guild ran long and hard about Justice Clarence Thomas’ gift from Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones, a gift the NYT and its parrots claimed was an authentic Cowboys Superbowl ring. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News are among the Texas tabloids that repeated the rumor, and joined the NYT in masquerading their rumor as fact.
Never mind two trivial, if actual, facts.
The ring Jones gave Thomas was a $12 replica.
Thomas reported even that tiny gift in his 1994 ethics form, which he filed with the Court.
Mark Paoletta, longtime friend of Thomas who worked on his 1991 confirmation:
I expect the New York Times to issue a retraction on this falsehood, and an apology to Justice Thomas[.]
How could New York Times reporters get this so wrong?
Good luck with that apology. The NYT made no “mistake;” this was the outlet’s, and that of its fellow rumor mongers’, deliberate smear of a Supreme Court Justice whom they view as nothing more than an uppity black man who left the Liberals’ and their press’ plantation and runs his mouth too much. Thomas, shamefully, is their 21st century Dred Scott to the press’ Chief Justice Roger Taney.