NYT columnist Nick Kristoff quits to run for governor of Oregon…

Posted by Kane on October 14, 2021 8:20 pm

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SOURCE — CBS NEWS

 

Columnist Nicholas Kristof is leaving the New York Times as he considers running for governor in Oregon. His departure is the surest sign yet that he plans to make a full pivot from journalism to Marxist politics.

 

Kristof has been on leave from his column as he mulled the bid. According to The New York Times, the paper’s opinion editor Kathleen Kingsbury praised Kristof in an email to staff for “elevating the journalistic form to a new height of public service with a mix of incisive reporting, profound empathy and a determination to bear witness to those struggling and suffering across the globe.”

 

Kristof, an Oregon native, joined the newspaper in 1984 and is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes. In a statement sent to the paper’s staff, Kristof said working for the Times “has been my dream job” and added that he was resigning “very reluctantly.”

 

“I’ve gotten to know presidents and tyrants, Nobel laureates and warlords, while visiting 160 countries,” Mr. Kristof said in his statement. “And precisely because I have a great job, outstanding editors and the best readers, I may be an idiot to leave. But you all know how much I love Oregon, and how much I’ve been seared by the suffering of old friends there. So I’ve reluctantly concluded that I should try not only to expose problems but also see if I can fix them directly.”

 

The move comes two days after Kristof filed to organize a candidate committee, which allows him to raise money and hire staff. Carol Butler, a Kristof adviser, told CBS News, “Nick has been exploring this race for governor for a few months.” She said launching the committee was “an important next step.”

 

Oregon’s current Democratic Governor Kate Brown cannot run again due to term limits. Several other candidates have already entered the race, including Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek.

 

 

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FLA Girl
FLA Girl

Oregon is a lost cause. Sad, because it’s such a gorgeous state.

Al
Al

Ore-gone. Long time ago.

John
John

Oregon and Washington are as rigged as California. No Republican will ever be elected there again under the current lawless regimes.

John
John

Could he do worse than the current knucklehead?

Green Bucket
Green Bucket

Oregon has 100% mail in voting, so if the Uni-party wants him to win, he will.

Kristoffandhaveaniceday
Kristoffandhaveaniceday

Less of his stupid east coast elitist liberal sh*p to read but if he actually wins Oregonians deserve him

High Plains Drifter
High Plains Drifter

Oregon, California and Washington state should be carved up into smaller units so the vast swaths of land outside these communes they call cities (SF, LA, Seattle, Portland) can be represented fairly.

Al
Al

San Andreas? Patron Saint of the “Honest”

eaglenest
eaglenest

Communist Carpetbagger.

AmericanMade77
AmericanMade77

We cannot take another criminal governor in Oregon. Freedom is being destroyed my these Marxist imbeciles.

notadamnsheep
notadamnsheep

WHEN HE LOSES BURN HIM AT THE STAKE

Jeff in Oregon
Jeff in Oregon

Great. This means I will be ruled by the NY Times for the next 4 years because he will easily win in this Marxist state.

JM
JM

Amazing how all the good people in Oregon could not exterminate the Rats that run their State.

WokeYou!
WokeYou!

After we complete the southern border wall, we need to build a wall on the east border of California, Oregon and Washington and then send all the Commie Marxists there permanently.

AmericanMade77
AmericanMade77

No, we need to throw them out of the country. This is the second time the Demorats have tried to split the country. The first time was to keep their slaves and now to keep their racist, Marxist politics. We will kick their asses again and keep the Republic together.

Art
Art

No, please build just E of Portland and Eugene. Same sort of thing for WA and CA

Is Dick yer Dad
Is Dick yer Dad

I guess I’m just another crazy one, but you’d think all the Portland, Salem and east slope city businesses that have been wrecked by the idiotic socialism and radical liberal ideology would support at the very least a moderate if not a conservative to clean up the slum by the sea that is Oregon. It’s all fun and games until businesses and security is impacted.

AmericanMade77
AmericanMade77

You would think so, but the libtards here are truly crazy… and very stupid.

Ozymandius
Ozymandius

Tina Kotex? That will go over well…with all the hardline Marxist cat ladies at least.

Laurel
Laurel

He’s a tool but hardly could do any worse.

Edge of Wetness
Edge of Wetness

I never would’ve heard of this douche had it not been for a guy on the radio who knew politics like the back of his hand. We’re all left to speculate as to what Rush would have to say about this and a metric shit ton of other things that have occurred since his final broadcast on Groundhog Day.

Ozymandius
Ozymandius

I really miss Rush.

Greg Green
Greg Green

It’s important that he do this so he can realize how stupid and unpopular he is.

No commies
No commies

Another idiot who doesn’t know we don’t want open borders, bad jobs and China ruining the USA. That all adds up to s robust economy. Oregon produces idiots.

Trilby
Trilby

From one job that affords no real world experience to another. What would really be amusing would be to see him try to run a business, bringing all his economics acumen to bear!

Bcvarn
Bcvarn

Perfect, MSM asshole running for govenor.

walmann
walmann

Basically a lateral job shift, media to government.

K. Smith
K. Smith

He’s tired of working for a living…now he wants all the perks and perks and privileges. All he needs to do is con enough people into voting for him so he can suckle on the government teat, as a permanent member of the Oregon Overlords.
Clearly, given what’s happening in Oregon, performance is not part of the job requirement.

Froghead
Froghead

He’s learned alot from his travels and visits with murdering dictators through the years.

Ozymandius
Ozymandius

Hoping to put all that into practice in Oregon.

The hoe and Joe
The hoe and Joe

LOL!

Frank McCloud
Frank McCloud

I’ll give part of it a try: “Bullsh!tvik”.

hunter's laptop
hunter's laptop

yeah.. right…

Blue Republic
Blue Republic

Oregon, and the PNW generally, used to have some pretty decent Democrats – sane pro-environment, non-warmonger, reasonably responsible fiscally, good to excellent on 2A and civil liberties…

So, as an Oregonian (in exile) I’m kind of torn between hoping (unrealistically) that Democrats would regain their sanity and nominate someone like the above and hoping that they nominate someone so extreme that an R would have a chance. Problem with that being that someone a whacked as Kate Brown might well win… Yuck.

Maybe time to kickstart those State of Jefferson and Greater Idaho movements.

soj51.org

greateridaho.org

LLOYD
LLOYD

Trump endorses decent Americans. Biden installs traitors. Democrats are a threat to our democracy.

Poor Richard
Poor Richard

Doesn’t matter where he was born. This schmuck is about as Oregonian as AOC is!

DGM
DGM

troll deleted.

DGM
DGM

troll deleted.

A guy out West
A guy out West

Sadly Oregon is now a little sand box for jews, dykes, and communists sjw’s to play in. My grandfather was a cook in logging camps back in the 1920’s and I can tell you- it didn’t use to be that way. Heck, even when I joined the service (a long time ago), people would ask in all seriousness if we still used covered wagons. We weren’t (we’d graduated to pickup trucks by then) but it gives you an idea of what people thought of Oregon. Now… (sigh)

Carlos
Carlos

Oh, “Columnist Nicholas Kristof is leaving the New York Times”… When I initially read it I thought it said “Communist Nicholas Kristof is leaving the New York Times”… Ok, well – same thing, I suppose.

Buddy
Buddy

He’s just the male version of the current nut bag governor. Portland controls the state. Carve them out and let them destroy the state of Portlandia and let everyone else elect a conservative and prosper. There is no hope for Portland. It is a sh&thole run by lunatics.

bbc
bbc

Listen to how she talks about the minimum wage, factory jobs. All of these people hate the deplorables.

bjbrtn
bjbrtn

The stupidity runs rampant in these fools. Don’t they understand that everybody starts somewhere, that everyone isn’t cut out for a high level job? ‘Minimum wage’ is better defined as ‘entry level’, foot in the door to gain experience and a work ethic, and work the way up to a higher paying job. FFS, they act like every schlub on the street should start at $100,000, don’t they realize what that would do to prices for products and services? The country needs more trade schools and less ‘college graduates with degrees in “studies” that don’t make them employable except as rent-a-mob activists or Starbucks barista’s.

Patriot Mom
Patriot Mom

As a lifelong Oregonian, he looks like our common Portlandia liberal lunatic type that runs in the weird Kate Brown elite crowd. These people do not represent the majority of the state. There are a lot of conservatives out here. We’ve had vote by mail the longest. There is for sure voter fraud. You know that’s the case when the Dems say, “It’s totally secure, no problems ever”. SURE

deb
deb

<—–Not voting for that clown.

LCDR
LCDR

Does anyone in Oregon know who this goofball is? What makes him think he ca win?

Mike
Mike

One of those Marxists will win so it doesn’t matter.

Tj
Tj

Sounds great. Let that jackass run that blue state into the ditch.

TowInSurfer
TowInSurfer

Make no mistake Oregon is mostly a red state. We have been highjacked and presented to the world as a blue state. The leftists Have been stealing our elections been for years. Oregon invented election theft. We need a forensic audit to get our elections in Oregon legitimate. Otherwise it will never change. Lots of Trump flags here and hardly any Biden signs in 2020.

Billy
Billy

I second this. I definitely see more BLM stuff than I see Biden. Actually, I see more ppl rockin’ their old obumer stickers than I see for Brandon and the camel. Lot’s of Oregunian stickers. Sadly, we were the test bed for mail in voting, and I don’t see how to fix it. Kate has appointed 5 of our 9 supreme court justices, iirc.

Kyrstin Sybian
Kyrstin Sybian

Kristof is a douchebag of amazing proportions. if anyone can make Oregon worse, it’s that asshole.

foghorn
foghorn

watch your back boyeee.

Dan Neeley
Dan Neeley

A lotta talking (since 1984). NO DOING. What could go wrong !!?

Brain
Brain

Bad to worse…

Graywolf
Graywolf

They deserve each oher – a wannabe Marxist and a wannabe Marxist state.

bullfish
bullfish

Just what Oregon needs, a balanced Marxist leader from the NY slime. Can’t wait.

Eric E. Willison
Eric E. Willison

Who?

Oh, and Trump won.

Zero Due Diligence (1-6-21)
Zero Due Diligence (1-6-21)

Full forensic audit of Oregon!

Patriot Mom
Patriot Mom

We need it more than any state!!!!!!!! We’ve had vote by mail the longest. The Democrat machine learned from the Oregon machine

Matt
Matt

Zero chance

Bk
Bk

The schmuck hasn’t lived in Oregon for how long?

JaxTheDoon
JaxTheDoon

Oregon and Connecticut and MISSISSIPPI should NOT be in the same “nation.”

UpToThere
UpToThere

We’re so lucky in Oregon! A deep bench of Marxist tyrants fighting for a chance to see who can outdo our current tyrannical grifter. WA and Cali are in the same club. What’s not to like? /s

why
why

I live in Oregon, and our Governor Kate Brown is insane. Satan himself wouldn’t be any worse than her.

Blue Republic
Blue Republic

Ever notice how disturbingly Brown looks and acts like the equally whacked New Zealand PM?

I have this recurring nightmare of there being a whole warehouse full of them somewhere…

Baron von Cheeseburger
Baron von Cheeseburger

What is he smoking? Too many Kate Brown sycophants already lined up for her job.

Patriot Mom
Patriot Mom

I usually don’t judge a book by it’s cover, but just look at his liberal, lunatic, old hippie, but-now-I’m-an-elite-intellectual, hairdo

Frank McCloud
Frank McCloud

Is he bisexual? Or maybe some variant?

John Colorado
John Colorado

He definitely has that homo-hiss when he speaks.

JaxTheDoon
JaxTheDoon

during the “Great Reset,” I don’t think many of those guys are gonna make it…

Duke
Duke

You just about have to be a sexual deviant of some stripe to get elected in ‘Oregone’ these days.

Dongen
Dongen

Being homeless and Governor are synonymous in Oregon.

Longtrail
Longtrail

He’s perfect for Oregon.

Sodbuster
Sodbuster

Tina Kotex?

Greg W.
Greg W.

That was my thought too.

M.V.
M.V.

Ah. He’s known tyrants; and, now he wants to be one….

Yen Cross
Yen Cross

Let it burn. It’s clearly obvious how directly over the target Conservatives are. The Libtards are running like squealing mice, trying to weaponize every three letter agency, to save their illegitimate- corrupt- incompetent asses.

DrSamHerman
DrSamHerman

Re-lib? Big deal.