It is good news that the Supreme Court rule that a law prohibiting sales of violent video games to minors is unconstitutional.
It’s good news because the First Amendment is the only thing which prevents the liberal elites who control our country from making it illegal to write the truth about HBD. The McCarthy hearings turned out to be a really good thing in the long run because it put the liberals on board with free speech.
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I think as part of a new feature, every time I link to a NY Times article, I will write something about the guy whose byline is on the article.
Adam Liptak, the Supreme Court correspondent for the NY Times, is fifty years old, and was born in the wealthy New York City suburb of Stamford, Connecticut. He went to Yale for both undergrad (BA in English) and law school. He worked as an associate at the elite BIGLAW form of Cahill Gordon & Reindel. Yes, that’s the very same law firm where his co-NY Times Journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin’s dad was a partner.
Adams father, Bela Liptak, is a rather interesting person. When he was 20 years old, be was jailed by the Soviets for his participation in the Hungarian revolution, but somehow escaped prison and became a refugee in the United States where he went then had a successful career in electrical engineering (that’s traditional electrical power engineering and not computer chips) and became the owner of his own engineering firm, and he is an adjunct professor at Yale University. He owns a modest house in Stamford worth only $640,500 according to Zillow.
Adam’s wife, Jennifer Bitman, also graduated from Yale. She’s a veterinarian (a rather weird profession for a Yale grad).
So we see that like every other NY Times journalist I’ve profiled, he has elite education, an elite spouse, and at least upper-middle class parents (although Liptak's family is less elite than most NY Times journalists because his father actually did value creation work and didn't live off a trust fund). Is there anyone at the NY Times who comes from a regular middle class background?