Miles Taylor, Deep-State Throat for The New York Times, Comes Out of the Closet Like a Halloween Skeleton
Miles Taylor, Deep-State Throat for The New York Times, Comes Out of the Closet Like a Halloween Skeleton by David Haggith for The Great Recession
Miles Taylor just outed himself as The New York Times’ Deep Throat, a.k.a. “Anonymous,” who boasted he was part of an internal soft coup against the Trump Administration by the deep state. He is now being called a deep fake by, well, nearly everyone.
On September 5, 2018, The New York Times published a highly controversial opinion editorial titled “I am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration” with a note at the top that said, “The Times is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure.” The paper or record later defined “a senior official” as meaning someone in the “upper echelons of an administration.”
On Wednesday, that official revealed himself. Miles Taylor, who once told CNN he only wears masks at Halloween and during pandemics, removed his Taylor-made mask right before Halloween to claim he is “Anonymous.” Never mind his twice-told tale to CNN that he had no idea who Anonymous was:
In spite of Taylor’s lies as a paid contributor to CNN, the network is keeping him on. Apparently, The Times’ source is the kind or resource CNN likes.
A CNN spox just told me that Miles Taylor will remain a contributor despite lying to Anderson Cooper. CNN cannot have it both ways — slamming Trump for his lies, yet condoning a very big and blatant one by its own contributor.
— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) October 28, 2020
Now that he’s come out, we can see why The Times published him as “Anonymous.” The name gave him that Deep-Throat mystique he needed to gain attention. Without that scary mask, Miles Taylor was a virtual unknown. The Times could not have claimed he was a “senior official” when he was, in fact, a relatively minor player in the Trump government. Taylor didn’t attain a leadership role within his own department until months after The Times published his op-ed.
How scary would Ghostface be in the movie Scream without his mask of anonymity or Jason in Friday the 13th? As with QAnon, the name “Anonymous” inflated Miles Taylor beyond what he deserved. While he rose after his op-ed to become second-in-command of Homeland Security as chief of staff, he was merely a “policy advisor” when he wrote his hit piece.