Get a load of this.
Social media went into a frenzy after New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman suggested that President Biden should consider replacing Vice President Kamala Harris with Republican traitor Liz Cheney.
According to Fox, Friedman began by asking what America “needs” in 2024 and asked, “Is that what America needs in 2024 — a ticket of Joe Biden and Liz Cheney?. Or Joe Biden and Lisa Murkowski, or Kamala Harris and Mitt Romney, or Stacey Abrams and Liz Cheney, or Amy Klobuchar and Liz Cheney? Or any other such combination. Before you leap into the comments section, hear me out.”
Friedman then talked about Israeli politics and explained how foreign governments used a similar technique to remove Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from office.
He then explained in his writing that he reached out to political scientist Steven Levitsky and asked if a Biden-Cheney ticket would be such a “crazy” idea.
Levitsky responded, “Not at all. We should be ready to talk about Liz Cheney as part of a blow-your-mind Israeli-style fusion coalition with Democrats. It is a coalition that says: ‘There is only one overriding goal right now — that is saving our democratic system.’”
This sent social media into a frenzy, political experts, conservatives, and social media users immediately went at Friedman for pushing such a terrible idea.
Rolling Stone editor-in-chief Noah Stachtman immediately called out Friedman and wrote, “The most storied institution in American journalism has given this man a high-paying job for life. And he farts this out.”
Washington Post reporter Aaron Blake mocked the post and simply wrote “The Hillary vs. Biden-Cheney primary is gonna be lit.”
The Hillary vs. Biden-Cheney primary is gonna be lit. https://t.co/KUkRyrQpyH
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) January 12, 2022
Sad to see that these are the people who the New York Times now employs to help shape the political narrative.