I know that RedState has already covered the remarkably weak-tea ‘revelation’ that the Rubio family racked up some traffic violations, but it’s an even more tawdry-to-Democrats story that we thought. As in… amazing what you can write when you get fed a story, you know what I mean?
The New York Times Friday report that Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and his wife Jeanette have been cited 17 times for traffic violations was written after the citations were pulled by liberal opposition research firm American Bridge, according to Miami-Dade County court records.
Records show that each of the citations mentioned by the New York Times were pulled in person by American Bridge operatives on May 26, 2015.
Ah, investigatory journalism at its finest: although, amusingly, you could say that about the Washington Free Beacon and you wouldn’t even be sarcastic about it. After all, the WFB pulled the court records and discovered that it was American Bridge that did the research, not NYT
stenographers writers Alan Rappeport and Steve Eder. Which is itself a bit of a scoop: still… American Bridge? Those are the crazy stalker-people who tried to sneak into high schools! Not to mention got caught last year embarrassing Buzzfeed over that ‘David Perdue signed an insulin pump’ oopsie (SENATOR Perdue would no doubt say ‘hi,’ by the way).
Really: even if NYT writers Alan Rappeport and Steve Eder are that bad at getting their own stories, there’s no reason to use American Bridge as a crutch like this. There are better rabid Lefty oppo-shops out there to choose from. Shoot, I’d back the three homeless people closest to the NYT’s main trash dumpster over American Bridge, best three out of five. Although that’s a bit of a sucker bet: after all, since the NYT has clearly decided to throw away its tradition of investigative journalism, it only makes sense that the aforementioned homeless people would have had the best opportunity to pull said tradition out of the trash.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: If the best thing that the NYT can come up with to target Marco Rubio is that his wife isn’t that great a driver, well…