Not Parody: NYT Declares The ‘Deep State’ Is Not Only Real, But ‘Kind Of Awesome’

Mar 20, 2024 | Political News

The New York Times has declared that not only is the “Deep State” real, it “is actually kind of awesome.”

When former President Trump was in the White House, Republican complaints about a “deep state” — entrenched unelected bureaucrats and federal government employees who were actively working to undermine Trump’s agenda — were dismissed as conspiracy theories. But as the 2024 presidential race shapes up to be a rematch of the 2020 election, the NYT has acknowledged — and praised — the “deep state’s” existence.

The video opinion piece, produced by Adam Westbrook and Lindsay Crouse, began with a series of clips of former President Trump promising to dismantle the “deep state” if reelected. The pair followed with a series of comments from federal government employees whom they suggested were a part of the “deep state” and therefore at risk if Trump were reelected.