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What Could Be More “Fun” than Covering the Pentagon and All Its “Toys”? Asks the New York Times

    What Could Be More “Fun” than Covering the Pentagon and All Its “Toys”? Asks the New York Times

Every day, on page A2, the New York Times runs an excruciating feature called “Inside the Times,” wherein one of its reporters tells us (as the feature ought to be entitled) “What It’s Like to Be Me at the New York Times.” Such narcissistic burbling is so empty, and so much less enlightening than the news…

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Did the NY Times Violate Its Own Code of Ethics to Feature Child of Venezuelan Coup Plotter?

    Did the NY Times Violate Its Own Code of Ethics to Feature Child of Venezuelan Coup Plotter?

Grayzone — When the New York Times approached me seeking permission to use video I recorded of the Washington DC “Hands Off Venezuela” protest on March 16, I hoped that somebody at the paper was seeking to atone for the Gray Lady’s demonstrably one-sided coverage of the US coup attempt against the internationally recognized Maduro…

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After Debunking Lies About Humanitarian Aid” Trucks, NYT Inverts Reality on Venezuela’s Cuban Doctors

    After Debunking Lies About Humanitarian Aid” Trucks, NYT Inverts Reality on Venezuela’s Cuban Doctors

After debunking Washington’s lies about the burning of “humanitarian aid” trucks on the Venezuelan/Colombian border (more than two weeks after being scooped by independent journalists), the New York Times quickly reverted to form in an article by Nicholas Casey headlined “‘It is Unspeakable’: How Maduro Used Cuban Doctors to Coerce Voters” (3/17/19). As the title not-so-subtly suggests, Casey claimed to present bombshell revelations…

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NY Times Acknowledges Venezuela Opposition as Cause of Aid Fire, Echoing Initial Reports by Alternative Press

    NY Times Acknowledges Venezuela Opposition as Cause of Aid Fire, Echoing Initial Reports by Alternative Press

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — The international outrage generated by images of U.S.-donated “humanitarian” aid on fire at a Colombian-Venezuelan border crossing last month inspired a frenzied call for Venezuelan regime change from top U.S. politicians and media outlets once the blaze was promptly blamed on the Venezuelan government led by President Nicolás Maduro. Many independent journalists…

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The Times of Israel’s Flawed Attack on the NY Times’ MLK and Palestinian Rights

  The Times of Israel’s Flawed Attack on the NY Times’ MLK and Palestinian Rights

NEW YORK —  Michelle Alexander, a now-famous scholar for her work on race relations and her book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, wrote a New York Times op-ed titled “Time to Break the Silence on Palestine,” calling for public discourse on how Israel oppresses Palestinians.  A significant part of her…

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Brutally Honest: Facebook Removes Images Of Starving Children from Yemen

  Brutally Honest: Facebook Removes Images Of Starving Children from Yemen

For a few hours after The New York Times published an article about conflict and hunger in Yemen, Facebook temporarily removed posts from readers who had tried to share the report on the social platform. At issue was a photograph of a starving child. The article included several images of emaciated children. Some were crying. Some…

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The New York Times’ Shaky Case that Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election

  The New York Times’ Shaky Case that Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election

In their long recapitulation of the case that Russia subverted the 2016 election, Scott Shane and Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times painted a picture of highly effective Russian government exploitation of social media for that purpose. Shane and Mazzetti asserted that “anti-Clinton, pro-Trump messages shared with millions of voters by Russia could have made the difference”…

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Why the New York Times Editorial Opposing Military Intervention in Venezuela May Do More Harm Than Good

  Why the New York Times Editorial Opposing Military Intervention in Venezuela May Do More Harm Than Good

There is a growing body of pro-establishment statements opposing the possibility of U.S. military intervention in Venezuela. The latest expression of this position is a New York Times editorial titled “Stay Out of Venezuela, Mr. Trump” published on September 11. At first glance, the editorial is a welcomed statement that counters the careless war-mongering declarations…

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Upset By The New York Times “Racist” Hire? A Brief History of Racism at the U.S.’ “Paper of Record”

  Upset By The New York Times “Racist” Hire? A Brief History of Racism at the U.S.’ “Paper of Record”

NEW YORK — On Wednesday, the New York Times’ announcement of its most recent hire — South Korean-American journalist Sarah Jeong — quickly sparked controversy following the emergence of Jeong’s past racist tweets targeting Caucasians. The tweets — which included comparing “dumbass fucking white people” to dogs, asserting that white people would “go extinct soon,”…

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An Open Letter to New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger

  An Open Letter to New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger

Dear Mr. Sulzberger,  I read with great interest news accounts of your conversation with President Trump, in which you admonished him for his inflammatory characterization of the media as “fake news” and asserted that such polarizing language poses a threat not only to journalists but to American democracy itself. You needn’t be a partisan —…

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