(Opinion)Transgendering the NY Times--Shakespeare, Iago, and the McCain Mess
And you wondered why they make you read Shakespeare in school. One good reason: Shakespeare, in plays like Othello and Hamlet, provides you with survival tools for the great political games of life.
The New York Times' presentation of Othello is rich in irony.
The New York Times, having undergone a transgender experience from its former existence as the good Gray Lady, is now appearing as Iago.
Under fire for its savage smear attack on John McCain about his relationship with a woman lobbyist, the Times today fielded David Brooks in an op ed column . In a grand display of passive-aggressive hand-wringing, Brooks manages to lay the whole mess at the feet of McCain staffers.