The New York Times is love struck. Today the paper ran yet another gushing piece about Chris Hughes (and his husband, Sean Eldridge), the co-founder of Facebook and editor and publisher of The New Republic. You can practically feel the Emoji hearts emanating from it.

This isn’t to say that we fault the Times. You cannot help who you love, love is blind, I’m here for the right reasons, etc. We just wish the Times would come out and admit its feelings, which would make it less awkward for the rest of us.

Haven’t noticed the Times’ constant mentioning of Hughes? Here are just a few examples.

Hughes’ beauty:

The fresh-faced and sandy-haired Mr. Hughes.

All aboard the dream boat! Next stop, Sexy Island!

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