And now it’s time for reason #53,512 why nobody believes the New York Times anymore. Today’s reason: the Times tried to aid radical leftists who are attempting to topple the conservative majority on the Supreme Court by throwing fuel on their baseless ethics charges against Clarence Thomas, in this case by claiming he accepted an expensive Super Bowl ring as a gift from billionaire Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Cue the howls of the outrage mob and calls for Thomas to resign or be impeached!
But hold the phone: sources close to Thomas say that’s not a real Super Bowl ring, it’s just a cheap replica. You can buy one on eBay for 12 bucks. Thomas reportedly used it as a paperweight. Mark Paoletta, author of a book about Thomas, said, "I expect the New York Times to issue a retraction on this falsehood, and an apology to Justice Thomas." And I expect the New York Jets to win the Super Bowl before that ever happens.
I guess it’s understandable that the Times wouldn’t know the difference between a real Super Bowl ring and a fourth-rate facsimile, since they no longer even know the difference between being a real newspaper and a fourth-rate facsimile.