The New York Times to New York City: Drop Dead

By James Taranto, Wall Street Journal - September 3, 2010

Now we've seen everything. In an editorial today, the New York Times denounces New Yorkers. Wait, it's even more bizarre than that description makes it sound. The subject, not surprisingly, is the Ground Zero mosque, an ill-conceived idea that has driven much of America's self-anointed cognitive elite completely around the bend.

The Times commissioned a poll of New York City residents, which found that their views on the mosque project are very similar to those of Americans more broadly. As the paper reports in a news story today:


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