New York Times Admits ‘Deep State’ is Real, Hails Them as ‘Heroes’
Establishment attempts to rebrand the 'deep state' they denied even existed
For years, many establishment news outlets have refused to even accept the notion of the existence of a “deep state."
But this week, New York Times editorial board member agreed with Presdient Donald Trump, saying not only does it exist, but the “deep state is alive and well.”
The piece was titled, “They Are Not the Resistance. They Are Not a Cabal. They Are Public Servants. Let us now praise these not-silent heroes."
However, in predictable NYT style, the article bizarrely attempts to re-brand the idea of the deep state from being 'tyrannical' to 'heroic.'
A member of the editorial board wrote: "President Trump is right: The deep state is alive and well. But it is not the sinister, anti-democratic cabal of his fever dreams.
"It is, rather, a collection of patriotic public servants — career diplomats, scientists, intelligence officers, and others — who, from within the bowels of this corrupt and corrupting administration, have somehow remembered that their duty is to protect the interests, not of a particular leader, but of the American people."
Along with praising the “whistleblower” who contacted House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA)’ before filing an official complaint against Trump, Cottle wrote that the unelected public servants somehow “deserve our gratitude" for protesting the president.
“Throughout the Trump presidency, there has been a trickle of fed-up individuals willing to step up and protest the administration’s war on science, expertise, and facts,” Cottle wrote.
Cottle, then pointed to three public servants who did not remain anonymous and actually quit their jobs, unlike the “whistleblower” — Rod Schoonover, an analyst for the State Department; former director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the Interior Department, Joel Clement, and Lewis Ziska, a veteran plant physiologist with the Agriculture Department.
Senator #ChuckGrassley (R-IA) has blasted the Justice Department inspector general over the delays in releasing the report on the #FISA abuse investigation, blaming the "#DeepState" for slowing down the document's release.— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) October 22, 2019
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The writer then compared them to public servants at the State Department who chose to testify after House Democrats subpoenaed them as part of their impeachment inquiry against Trump
She mentioned White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney calling them, “mostly career bureaucrats who are saying, ‘You know what, I don’t like President Trump’s politics, so I’m going to participate in this witch hunt.’”
But Cottle insisted that was not the case, insisting they were “veteran public servants appalled by an administration that continues to subvert the public interest to the whims of a president who has mistaken himself for a king.”
“This is Mr. Trump’s deep state. For the sake of the nation, the American public should be clamoring for more patriots to join the conspiracy,” she wrote.
Last year, former FBI director James Comey claimed during a question and answer session that the 'deep state' doesn't exist, but then went on to describe the existence of the deep state in detail.
Comey described the alleged "non-existence" of the deep state as a “deep culture” before diverting away from the being cornered into admitting it exists.
“I think there’s an argument to be made that it would be utterly ineffective in practice," Comey said.
"And why, exactly, would it be 'ineffective' for Trump to fire Mueller?
"Because of the deep state, wait…no…the 'deep culture.'"