Posted On: Wednesday - March 11th 2020 7:06PM MST
In Topics:   General Stupidity  TV, aka Gov't Media  Media Stupidity  Race/Genetics
Peak Stupidity was going to drop any more coverage of this episode in media stupidity, but then Mr. Steve Sailer had to go ahead and read the NY Times again.
Yeah, it's been quite a while since we've been getting posts almost directly off of unz.com/Steve Sailer, but I reverted to it here by just showing iSteve's whole post. It's not like I'm going to run across editorials like this with my long-since
The clip of two innumerate air-headed twits reading a tweet by another innumerate air-headed-twit is in our post The 2020 Media, with an Incredible Way of Putting It. Yes, it's incredible.
The originator of the 6 orders-of-magnitude stupidity at least went underground virtually. However,NY Times Editorial Board member Mara Gay* has decided to play the race card on this one, with an Editorial in, you guessed it, The NY Times. As the first comment under the iSteve thread, by one Pincher Martin, notes, there was a white man right next to her spouting the same stupidity with her.
Maybe Miss Gay thinks this was a trivial math error because she heard a professor in a serious math class discontinue the problem to save time, saying "the rest is trivial". It wasn't always trivial to me, but at least I wouldn't say to a TV audience that $500,000,000 divided by 327,000,000 = $1,000,000.
However, Miss Gay makes it clear she'd never have been in such a high-level math class with her very title: "My People Have Been Through Worse ...". Indeed they are kept out of universities, expected to do rough manual labor, and are often priced out of the best real estate, to this very day!
She did mean high-school dropouts when she wrote “My People”, right?
* She should make enough money by now, I'd hope, to get that name changed at the courthouse. It's her business, but doesn't she get jokes like "My, yer gay!" at least occasionally? If not, something's wrong with people. Oops, per commenter BernCar's correction, the woman's name is Mara. So much for reading tweets carefully, huh? Maya worked for the joke, so it did make sense, and hell, it stands.