New York Times columnist and frequent Chinese government apologist Nick Kristof has only mustered this Tweet in response to the jailing of Liu Xiaobo for advocating democracy in China.
@NickKristof The great Liu Xiaobo sentenced to 11 yrs by Chinese govt. For shame, Beijing.
Kristof’s column ran today. It was not on the Liu Xiaobo sentencing. He has not had any other blog posts nor tweets regarding the Beijing regimes jailing of Liu for a thought crime.
I’ll be curious to see if Kristof uses his large microphone of the New York Times’ opinion page to condemn the Chinese government for jailing Liu. I don’t expect he will and his silence should be yet another black mark upon his reputation.