From a New York Times news article on the sentencing of a U.S. Navy engineer who tried to sell nuclear secrets to Brazil:
In a statement that he read in court, Mr. Toebbe said he had brought shame and trauma to his children and wife by his actions. He said mental health challenges that his family faced and his own stress at work had led to his drinking heavily. He said he then began to think that democracy in America was under threat and that he needed to take action to save his family and get them out of the country.
"I recognize now that I was in the midst of a nervous breakdown," Mr. Toebbe said.
Now where in the world would Toebbe have possibly gotten the idea that "democracy in America was under threat"?
From the lead, front-page news article of today's New York Times, headlined "Election Deniers Fall Short in Key States," the second paragraph of the article reports that "Democrats prevailed on Tuesday against Republican opponents who, to varying degrees, had campaigned on overhauling elections in ways that would benefit their party and called into question their commitment to democratic outcomes."
It looks like the nervous breakdown isn't limited to Mr. Toebbe. One wonders what they are drinking over at New York Times headquarters. One of the bylines on the front-page post-election article is that of Jonathan Weisman, who has previously been publicly faulted by Times management for repeated "poor judgment."