Yesterday, the New York Times, which has recently (and incessantly) proclaimed its sacred role as an arbiter of truth in an age of Trumpian mendacity, ran a story about a family who keep a honey badger in their small Brooklyn Heights apartment.
This piece went on to describe the unorthodox (and dangerous) family pet as “an engaging yet slightly awkward young french poodle”.
Actually, no (but almost).
However, the Times did describe Gavin Grimm as “an engaging yet slightly awkward young man”–which is a rather odd way for a newspaper dedicated to the truth to refer to someone who is decidedly not a young man. Rather, Grimes is a 17-year-old woman at the center of the debate on transgender bathrooms.
For the average reality-based person reading the article, the term “young man” evokes certain concepts and images that correspond to a world that we all perceive.
However, the New York Times, struggling to reconcile the notion of truth with the merciless necessities of political correctness, is actually referring to a young woman, a person having female sex organs and possessing XX (not XY) sex chromosomes.
Regardless of how one might feel about the transgender bathroom debate, the Times cannot be considered anything other than blatantly UNtruthful (and hypocritical) here.