With two days of President Joe Biden’s term in the history books, The New York Times managed to publish some muted criticism about his expensive watch, and spoiled liberals are still losing their minds over it.
Writing for the far-left rag, Alex Williams wrote an article on Friday titled, “Is That a Rolex on Biden’s Wrist?” but was later changed to “Joe Biden, Watch Geek in Chief.”
The article noted, “Recent presidents not named Trump have tended to wear Everyman timepieces such as Timex and Shinola,” and accused Biden of “breaking from prevailing presidential tradition” by wearing a $7,000 Rolex Datejust watch at his Jan. 20 inauguration.
Williams informed his readers that such an expensive watch equates to about a dozen low man’s stimulus checks, and informed them that former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama both wore cheaper watches.
“… Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lyndon B. Johnson posed guiltlessly for Oval Office portraits wearing gold Rolexes … Such political power watches, however, had gone out of style in the internet age, when most recent presidents, and politicians in general, seemed to consider the luxury watch as a signifier of out-of-touch elitism,” wrote Williams.
“Bill Clinton seemed to thumb his nose at aristocratic gold timepieces by wearing a Timex Ironman,” Williams added. “His successor, George W. Bush, went even more down market, wearing a Timex Indiglo, the kind once sold at drugstores … Barack Obama, too, avoided heirloom-level timepieces. During his presidency, he opted for midpriced all-American watches by Shinola, the Detroit-based brand.”
It’s not clear exactly what message The Times was trying to convey with the article. It’s probably safe to assume most conservatives don’t care what Biden wears on his wrist. We’re much more concerned about him bankrupting the country both morally and financially, and leaving us defenseless in our homes while bands of armed criminals roam the streets.
But Twitter’s spoiled leftists, who actually have the mainstream media in their pocket every day on essentially every issue, couldn’t handle the story on Biden’s fancy timepiece.
Dropping our subscription to the NYT (at last) and calling to tell them why: Is That a Rolex on Biden’s Wrist? https://t.co/yphCZUSJoK
— Alex Grecian (@alexgrecian) January 23, 2021
This was not all the news that’s fit to print. Do better @nytimes
Is That a Rolex on Biden’s Wrist? https://t.co/tZlyxCpkSU
— James DeVaney (@DeVaneyGoBlue) January 23, 2021
Two weeks ago, our democracy was teetering on the brink of collapse at the hands of a violent, white supremacist cabal directed by the President of the United States.
And now the New York Times is showing its “fairness” by attacking Joe Biden for wearing a Rolex.
Shame on you
— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) January 22, 2021
Biden’s Rolex which he wears every day and lasts for decades costs less than one of Melania Trump’s Chanel outfits; a jacket and skirt combo easily sells for $15,000. Just some context. But can we talk about real stuff like battling COVID, the economy, domestic terrorism.
— Melissa Chan (@melissakchan) January 22, 2021
They must be real bored at the Times. There's *nothing* else to focus on? MLK day was not even a week ago, and y'all think his dream was no one has a rolex. This MF takes the train, shut up. https://t.co/HgaHGMC9Ue
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) January 22, 2021
ARE YOU KIDDING ME NYT https://t.co/5LZNrMENu6
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) January 23, 2021
Can you imagine feeling so entitled to positive media coverage that one critical story of your guy sends you into a triggered state of mania? These people sure have it nice.
Democrats are absolutely spoiled with regard to media coverage, and they can’t even see it. The same outlet which dinged Biden for wearing a Rolex routinely called conservatives and former President Donald Trump racist, homophobic, treasonous, etc. for four years.
We would’ve loved for just one piece of soft, muted criticism about Trump’s personal accessories and wealth.
If The New York Times is looking to turn over a new leaf and start criticizing Democrats, or to embrace fair reporting, perhaps Biden’s job-killing policies, discrimination of women and girls in sports and his apparently lustful eyes over a conflict in Syria would be a better start than a hit hob over a watch.
But if The Times is now attempting to make anyone think its reporting has moved to the middle, that ship sailed long ago.