Tag Archives: New York Times

The Curse of Moral Purity, by Chris Hedges

Collective self-delusions, have now been mainstreamed. They are trumpeted by media platforms across the political spectrum and by the political establishment.

Democracy Dies Without Alternative Media, Robert Sheer interview of Peter Richardson

It really goes to the great secret of American greatness, which comes not from, ever, from the establishment. It never comes from the best and the brightest. Unless they betray their class; unless they betray their teaching.

Australian investigative journalist exposes Guardian/New York Times betrayal of Assange

The papers leaked by Manning documented at least 200 civilian deaths at the hands of US and allied forces that had previously been hidden from the public, along with clear evidence of war crimes, including the existence of a secret “black unit” within the US military, tasked with carrying out illegal assassinations.

The Mass Media Is Poisoning Us With Hate, by Chris Hedges

The media model … mutes and destroys investigations into corporate systems of oppression and genuine dissent.

Chelsea Manning, WikiLeaks, and The Deepwater Horizon

If the the U.S. jails Julian Assange, they should jail me, and my colleagues at The Guardian and New York Times. We all used the Manning / Assange / WikiLeaks emails

Your Complete Guide to the N.Y. Times’ Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America

Do the U.S. and its allies have a moral or ethical right to determine the political future of Venezuela?

A N.Y. Times Story Just Accidentally Shredded the Russiagate Hysteria, by Lee Camp

It made our mass media pundits look like hardened fools. But they have kept spouting their nonsense anyway, hoping no one notices the soup dripping down their faces.

Israel just ‘lost Cronkite’ — the struggle for Palestinian rights at ‘The New York Times’, by Robert Herbst

“Not so long ago, it was fairly rare to hear this perspective.  That is no longer the case.”

Top 10 Reasons Not to Love NATO, by David Swanson

The New York Times loves NATO, but should you?

Mainstream Media Assaults on Freedom of Speech. “The Truth” is No Longer “Important”

Attempts at limiting freedom of expression continue apace, while attacks on alternative media outlets by institutions of power grow.

The Sanctification of NATO

Claims of Donald Trump undermining NATO have sent establishment media into a frenzy to sanctify NATO as a force for peace and democracy.

Graduates of Elite Universities Dominate The New York Times and Wall Street Journal Study Finds, by Zaid Jilani

The researchers were hesitant to comment on what the findings of their study mean for the way journalism is produced. But the homogeneity of perspectives and experiences in a newsroom can have the effect of limiting a newsroom’s scope of reporting…

Syria Controversy: Don’t Believe the Official Narrative, by Max Blumenthal

This month, the United States, the United Kingdom and France launched airstrikes in Syria in flagrant violation of international law and entirely on the basis of images that had appeared on social media.

Ruling Class Operatives Say the Darndest Things: On Devils Known and Not by Paul Street

What’s the main difference between Trump and Obama when it comes to U.S. arms sales abroad? As the noted liberal arms trade analyst William Hartung told DN’s Amy Goodman this week, “Well, [Trump’s] much more blatant about it. He’s shouting it from the rooftops. …”

Pro-War Press, Not Cambridge Analytica, Is the Real Scandal

Cambridge Analytica, in other words, was doing what campaigns have long done, which is to knock on doors and ask people what they think.

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, A Memo to the Publisher of the New York Times

On Seeing America’s Wars Whole: Six Questions for A.G. Sulzberger

Elites ‘Have No Credibility Left:’ Interview With Journalist Chris Hedges

These party elites, consumed by greed, myopia and a deep cynicism, have a death grip on the political process. They’re not going to let it go, even if it all implodes.

Robert Parry | Russia-gate’s Totalitarian Style

…the point is that we don’t know the truth and neither does The New York Times

NYT’s New ‘Reader Center’ Already Proving a Step Backward in Accountability

Even among the two items that did raise coverage concerns, the degree to which this new Reader Center pales in comparison to a dedicated public editor was clear.

When You Reject Class-Based Politics, ‘Thoughtful’ Appeals to Racism Are All You’ve Got Left

“Put away those rainbow flags, guys—you’re just riling up the neo-Nazis.”