Ben Stein has many friends and admirers. The New York Times does not. A special Reader Mail.
EXPELLING THE LIBERAL MEDIA
Re: Ben Stein’s Expelled From the New York Times:
Ben Stein’s column about his “demise” at the NYT was a
delight to read as it was well-crafted, thoughtful, and in his
person as in I could hear him saying the words to his keyboard.
Please pass along my best wishes and tell him that I will
continue to read his thoughts any time and anywhere.
— John Wilson
Loved your article from Ben Stein. Wrote the editor at the NY Times. They will lose some of their one hundred subscribers they have left, the thinking ones. I asked the NY Times editor how he liked running a propaganda rag. There was once some integrity in the media, with a desire to report the news, instead of being bought and paid for hacks who sail the American people down the river. Shame on them.
Thanks for the article from Mr. Stein.
— Jeff Belinski
Having read Ben Stein’s piece on his treatment by the minions at
the New York Times, I am reminded of the old saying,
“When one lays down with dogs, one should not be surprised to
wake up with fleas.” In this
case, nasty fleas with a taste for Shaq memorabilia on the cheap. I pray for Ben to be delivered from the itching and hurt dealt him by the fleas.
— Reid Bogie
Fuhgeddaboudit — it’s their loss and soon no one will care what
that bunch of intellectually dishonest snobs thinks anyway. The
sad story is the loss of any semblance of interest in discovering
truths that conflict with liberal ideology by the Times.
I’m sure Mr. Stein will go on to better things.
— Allen Churchill
I love this guy. We need more written by him, not less. Treatment
by Times was going to happen eventually — Darwinists
are very vindictive. I pray for them as well.
— Mike Abel
Dear Mr. Stein… As I refuse to have the NYT in my house,
I was unaware of this contretemps. Congratulations on your
— H. Jensen
You have always been in my opinion a very honest, intelligent person with great insights and perspectives; the New York Times is becoming the opposite in some of their departments.
I would say this will change when they have to get new balanced
management to financially save the paper.
— John Lee
I have enjoyed your work; all of it: writing; TV; Academy Award acting, etc. I am surprised that you would be upset in getting fired by the NYT. That you were there is unusual. You don’t need certification from the NYT for me to follow your writings and other work.
Wit and balloon puncturing are not products that the obsolete NYT publishes, especially if you are outside the NYT Canon. You have a brand that out-ranks the NYT certification. Keep selling and producing the Ben Stein brand.
I get the following papers delivered in the morning:
NYT, WSJ, FT and of course my
favorite, the New York Post. I spend the least time with
the NYT. Not just because it slants the news and pushes
an agenda, (we are all subject to that) but, also because it does
not include news that does not fit the NYT story line.
Editing important news out is fatal to a news organization. It is
the Internet that I rely on for information. How you can find a
way to profit from the wide audience of Internet readers is your
challenge. The NYT is of no help there. How about a
— Jim Needham
I have had the good fortune to meet you. We chatted at a dinner in Philadelphia hosted by a Morgan Stanley private equity conference three or four years ago. Because there was an attractive 30-something sitting between us, you may not remember this unattractive 50-something. We mostly discussed your Nixon days (big history fan, here) and you told me you were at the White House when he made his good-bye speech to the staff. What a historical moment.
Anyhoo, I just read your article which got my blood pressure to
spike like it always does when the mainstream media reveal
themselves. Ditto the posted comments. Good luck in your next