The New York Times thinks all coffee shops should be banned. The reason? People are having "unfettered conversations" while chitchatting and drinking their favorite beverage.
A writer Taylor Lorenz explained in one of the latest pieces:
"We must ban coffee shops, as people can have conversations there that journalists are unable to fact-check."
"I went up to a group in a coffee shop just the other day and sat down with them so I could record their conversation, fact-check, and dox them. They told me to "go away" and that "you're really weird and kinda scaring us a bit, lady" - is this the future of democracy? People participating in free speech without any journalists around to monitor them?"
There was also some history involed:
"This isn't the future the Founders -- who were racist and bigoted, by the way -- intended."
The New York Times article didn't just call out coffee shops. In fact, they want to ban all homes, water coolers, parks and pubs, gyms and bars, all "alt-right funnels," Why? Because people think, and then they talk, and it's getting out of hand!
To make matters worse, the papers are doing a piece about shutting our lips. Unless there a research journalist with you to do a quick fact check, you should be banned from public speaking. Or speaking in public, for that matter.
Let's just say talking is bad. Unless there are restrictions involved.