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Left-Wing NYT Food Writer Bittman Apologizes for Offensive Obit
NewsBusters.org ^ | August 9, 2012 | Clay Waters

Posted on 08/09/2012 1:39:49 PM PDT by Kaslin

New York Times food writer and reporter Mark Bittman issued an apology on his nytimes.com blog on Tuesday for a venemous post on the recent death of Chick-fil-A's vice-president for public relations Donald Perry.

In a recent blog post, I used an inappropriate phrase to refer to the late VP of PR for Chick-fil-A. My choice of words did not rise to either my own standards or to The Times’s, and the phrase has been removed from the post. I regret this lapse.

In a recent blog post, I used an inappropriate phrase to refer to the late VP of PR for Chick-fil-A. My choice of words did not rise to either my own standards or to The Times’s, and the phrase has been removed from the post. I regret this lapse.

Bittman deleted the phrase in bold below from an August 3 round-up blog post, as noted on Jim Romenesko's media blog. (The previous item had been about pigs.)

Speaking of pigs, the VP of PR for Chick-fil-A dropped dead of a heart attack the week after the chain’s latest homophobia/anti-gay marriage scandal. Here’s an obit, and here’s more about him. Meanwhile, Chick-fil-A had record-breaking profits after its President, Dan Cathy, drew a line in the sand over same-sex marriage.

Bittman's callous phrase "dropped dead of a heart attack" remains.

Bittman has long has a nasty self-righteous liberal streak, working sophomoric political commentary into his food pieces. In an March 29, 2011 column for the print edition Bittman announced he was fasting in protest against a Republican plan to cut food stamps: "These supposedly deficit-reducing cuts - they'd barely make a dent - will quite literally cause more people to starve to death, go to bed hungry or live more miserably than are doing so now....This is a moral issue; the budget is a moral document....we can sink further into debt and amoral individualism by demonizing and starving the poor. Which side are you on?"

At the end of the fast Bittman, a best-selling cookbook author who makes a good living selling his wares to other privileged foodies, followed up on his blog blaming hunger on "unregulated capitalism and greed" and calling for higher taxes on businesses and the wealthy.
 


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: bittman; chickfila; civility; markbittman; mediabias; mediamalpractice
The entire title is: Left-Wing NYT Food Writer Bittman Apologizes for Offensive Obit of Chick-Fil-A Executive: 'Speaking of Pigs...'
1 posted on 08/09/2012 1:39:56 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

This is what conservatives are up against. The Left really does hate anyone who doesn’t march in lock step with their views. Its Stalinism at its worst. They hate you when you are alive and hate you when you die. They trash you when you are alive and trash you when you die. Its all OK because you are less than human because you don’t hold their views.


2 posted on 08/09/2012 1:43:16 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Kaslin
will quite literally cause more people to starve to death, go to bed hungry

Where is this happening?

3 posted on 08/09/2012 1:51:10 PM PDT by donna ("...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way..." -Mitt Romney, 2007)
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To: Kaslin
Bittman’s a nasty little creep.

But that's the way they like them at the NYT: small and vicious. And the utter lack of morals or manners doesn't hurt either.

4 posted on 08/09/2012 1:52:48 PM PDT by mojito
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To: donna

In NK but not here


5 posted on 08/09/2012 1:59:36 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: mojito

Just like toy poodles, small & vicious.

(No anti-poodle bias here. I have known owners of standard poodles that can probably play chess.)

But note the non-apology: “My nasty but heartfelt words might affect the NYT’s bottom line, so I got spanked.”


6 posted on 08/09/2012 2:06:56 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Yes Communism is much better for us all. Unlike capitalism, where most eat, but some starve because they are to stupid take care of themselves, Communism is so much better, in it every body starves. Except for the “Elites”. See how much better we’d be if our betters like this moron were in charge. This guy is an A#1 A*****e. But don’t tell him, he might be offended and then the crap would hit the fan.


7 posted on 08/09/2012 2:23:48 PM PDT by JimC214
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To: JimC214

“This guy is an A#1 A*****e. But don’t tell him, he might be offended...”

If you said it with right tone of voice he’d take it as a compliment.


8 posted on 08/09/2012 2:57:17 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: Magic Fingers

He is more like a farken a-hole. But then, liberalism is a mental illness, so what can we expect. If you don’t agree with a liberal, he would rather that you be dead. Their level of hate is beyond comprehension.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 3:19:14 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: Magic Fingers

Its funny how these little homoNazis grovel when their paychecks are put on the line.


10 posted on 08/09/2012 3:21:31 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimze, my handle is a Hate Crime. Hope they don't like it.)
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To: CdMGuy

“If you don’t agree with a liberal, he would rather that you be dead.”

My new alternate tag line, thanks!


11 posted on 08/09/2012 3:41:07 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (If you don’t agree with a liberal, he would rather you be dead.)
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To: Kaslin
said the queer pig...
12 posted on 08/09/2012 3:42:05 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: donna
"where...?"

Where indeed. All across the country and in my small corner of the U.S., there orgs set up to "feed the hungy." But every time I look around I see numerous very well fed people. Where are the starving wretches in America the do-gooders tell us are everywhere?

14 posted on 08/09/2012 3:59:18 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Kaslin

Another little homonazi sounds off. But, really, how much longer will the NYT be around?


15 posted on 08/09/2012 4:20:20 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Kaslin

I’m guessing it met his personal standards perfectly...


16 posted on 08/09/2012 5:15:48 PM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: CdMGuy
But then, liberalism is a mental illness, so what can we expect. If you don’t agree with a liberal, he would rather that you be dead.

Over time, I expect that my own modest proposal to convene a constitutional convention for the purpose of reconstituting the United States without the six New England States or downstate New York will gradually begin to find wider favor.

The whole idea is to float away 30,000,000 liberals into their own la-la land, and secure the future of the rest of the country by excluding these guys from influence much less control.

Alternative B is civil war, which Barky appears sneakily to favor, and to be preparing for.

17 posted on 08/10/2012 1:45:23 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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