Morning Jolt: Can You Spare a Thought for the Rich New Yorkers Roughing It in Their Second Homes?

On the menu today: Jim's back, with a little bit of everything; an observation about how the New York Times not-so-secretly loathes a portion of its own readership; decrying the emerging form of "anti-journalism" in news institutions; the Guardian lies about Senator Tom Cotton, a new push for a deal on DACA; a late-summer book-recommendation list, and a huge trade by the New York Jets.

Pity the Wealthy, Enduring the Worst of Times from Their Hamptons Summer Homes

Whatever else you think of the New York Times newspaper, there's a particular deliciousness to the newspaper's insanely insular lifestyle coverage of the city's wealthy, entitled, and self-absorbed. This weekend's Real Estate section brought a fascinating and inadvertently hilarious in-depth portrait of the struggles of Manhattanites trying to ride out the pandemic from their second homes in the Hamptons, the luxurious communities on the eastern end of Long Island.

While living full-time in places ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY July 27 2020
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Can You Spare a Thought for the Rich New Yorkers Roughing It in Their Second Homes?

On the menu today: Jim's back, with a little bit of everything; an observation about how the New York Times not-so-secretly loathes a portion of its own readership; decrying the emerging form of "anti-journalism" in news institutions; the Guardian lies about Senator Tom Cotton, a new push for a deal on DACA; a late-summer book-recommendation list, and a huge trade by the New York Jets.

Pity the Wealthy, Enduring the Worst of Times from Their Hamptons Summer Homes

Whatever else you think of the New York Times newspaper, there's a particular deliciousness to the newspaper's insanely insular lifestyle coverage of the city's wealthy, entitled, and self-absorbed. This weekend's Real Estate section brought a fascinating and inadvertently hilarious in-depth portrait of the struggles of Manhattanites trying to ride out the pandemic from their second homes in the Hamptons, the luxurious communities on the eastern end of Long Island.

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