With over 800 military bases in more than 80 countries, the Pentagon remains the “world’s largest institutional user of petroleum” and “producer of greenhouse gases.”
The fact is that such naked gushing over all that lethal Pentagon hardware is perfectly okay from someone with Helene Cooper’s racial/gender/national profile. It’s amazing what you can say if you’re only diverse enough.
Every day, on page A2, the New York Times runs an excruciating feature called "Inside the Times,” wherein one of its reporters tells us (as the feature ought to be entitled) "What It's Like to Be Me at the New York Times." Such narcissistic burbling is so empty, and so much less enlightening than the news we should be getting from that skimpy