NEW YORK – So, you study the New York Times, while abroad, paper or online, and your brain feels instantly offended by some blatant, self-serving propaganda, lie or distortion. The arrogance. The warmongering. The ignorance about other cultures and countries. Next, you look up the columnist’s or foreign correspondent’s background. You quickly discover that he’s a ‘daddy’s boy’ with a Harvard degree (there’s lots of nepotism and inbreeding). He is neither an expert (on that foreign country) nor a cultural literate (doesn’t know the language). Instead, it’s obviously he exists to disseminate US foreign policy and ideology. Next you discover, completely overwhelmed by the sophistication of it, that all the articles he’s ever written follow the same formula, regardless of the content: Not to inform you but, literally, to think for you.
Loose Lips, Bring Down Propaganda
You are not alone. Tens of thousands of people (home and abroad) write everyday about their pain and frustrations with the New York Times on foreign matters. Yes, other media are suspect, too; yet the New York Times is the mouthpiece of the US regime, thus attracts international flak. All the same, those ‘press soldiers’ (an allusion to the US mass media being a militant branch of Empire) at the New York Times are laughing their rears off. They earn money and fame precisely by disrupting the lives of as many people as possible, say, by manufacturing the next ‘Hitler’ (see image), or announcing next Twitter revolution in some Muslim country. Rumor and sensation, war and aggression are profitable for journalists. It’s not rocket science.
Thanks do the global US Empire (see map, below), the US press soldiers are easily dispatched to all corners of the planet, where they grace like colonial viceroys. They are literally “free” to do whatever it takes to destroy the reputation of the enemies of the United States: demonize any government, promote any war, distort any truth, fabricate any dissident, and destroy anyone’s reputation. And if anybody says anything back to them, that person becomes the enemy of press freedom, of course.
Here’s how the New York Times yesterday promoted violent riots in Hong Kong. Imagine German media or Russian media would openly promote violent riots in New York or Washington D.C. Hell would break lose. Just saying.
The Importance to Make A Noise About It
Critique for the New York Times’ propaganda is everywhere. And that despite the New York Times censoring its comment sections. And despite Washington and its allies crushing down on “anti-Americanism” and “negative persons.” Anyway, the people below – from star politicians to activists to mere bloggers – are not afraid to speak up to the New York Times:
New York Times is “Propaganda Megaphone” for War, Says Former Reporter (New American): The New York Times has essentially become a “propaganda megaphone” to peddle the establishment’s narrative — especially when it comes to war — charged foreign correspondent Daniel Simpson, who resigned from the paper in disgust.
Noam Chomsky: The New York Times is pure propaganda (Salon): A front-page article is devoted to a flawed story about a campus rape in the journal Rolling Stone, exposed in the leading academic journal of media critique. So severe is this departure from journalistic integrity that it is also the subject of the lead story in the business section, with a full inside page devoted to the continuation of the two reports. The shocked reports refer to several past crimes of the press: a few cases of fabrication, quickly exposed, and cases of plagiarism (“too numerous to list”).
More Lies From The New York Times – The New York Times Has Degenerated Into A Propaganda Organ Of The US Government (Paul Craig Roberts): 44 years ago the NYT published the Pentagon Papers. Today the NYT publishes neoconservative lies, which have destroyed several countries and millions of peoples, and dishonest apologies for Washington’s war crimes. Stephen Lendman tells us about the latest NYT atrocity. It is amazing that anyone still reads the NYT.
Do War Photos Have To Be Ugly To Make A Difference? (Mother Jones): A new book deconstructs New York Times’ images of war—and gets lost in the fog.
The New York Times’ 9/11 Propaganda (Dig Within): The New York Times led the propaganda behind 9/11 and the 9/11 Wars. It did so by ignoring many of the most relevant facts, by promoting false official accounts, and by belittling those who questioned the 9/11 events.
The New York Times’ Propaganda on Kiev’s Crimea Blockade — Dismantled (Russia Insider): Western media has published yet another doom and gloom article on Crimea, repeating a worn theme that surely, by now, the people of Crimea must be reconsidering their vote 21 months ago to secede from Ukraine and rejoin the Russian Federation.
The New York Times dishes more Ukraine propaganda (Truthout): As you read or watch the mainstream U.S. media’s accounts of the Ukrainian government’s military offensive against ethnic Russians in East Ukraine, it’s worth remembering that these MSM outlets have been feeding Americans a highly biased narrative of the crisis non-stop from the beginning.
New York Times: Propaganda Machine? (Arizona Blog): If I relied only on the New York Times for my information, I’d believe Vladimir Putin is the devil incarnate and the crisis in the Ukraine is entirely of Russian creation. But I’ve of course consulted other sources and, having done so, find the analogy to Orwell’s 1984 in Robert Parry’s Truth-out post, The New York Times’ Orwellian View of Ukraine, depressingly accurate. Parry picks up on the Times’ insistence on total demonization of any country or leader not 100% aligned with the U.S.
Orwellian Rules of Writing at the New York Times (East-West-Dichotomy): What’s the point in learning Chinese if you’ll never be given the opportunity to use it, as most Western schools, universities, publishers, and even The New York Times practice Orwellian Rules of Writing in order to keep their China reports “Chinese-free” — meaning pure, clean, and unpolluted.
New York Times Begins Propaganda Campaign against Russian Airstrikes (Info Wars): This sort of disingenuous reporting is to be expected from the Times. It has long served as a propaganda asset for the Pentagon and the national security state. As Infowars.com and others have noted, not only is the United States not interested in defeating ISIS in Syria, it has actively armed the terrorist army and is responsible for its rise.
Propaganda, lies and the New York Times: Everything you really need to know about Ukraine (Salon): The media keeps buying the American spin on what’s happening in Ukraine. Let’s cut through the fog. By Patrick L. Smith.
War Propaganda: Another ‘Sort of’ Reaction from the New York Times (Global Research): The mainstream U.S. media likes to talk about Ukraine as an “information war,” meaning that the Russians are making stuff up. But the false narratives are actually being hatched more on the U.S. side, as a new New York Times story acknowledges, writes.
The “Negotiations” Fraud: New York Times Propaganda, Iran & the Politics of Nuclear War (New York Times Examiner): I tell my students that the best way to figure out what’s really going on in the political world is to take the rhetoric of U.S. political officials and automatically assume the exact opposite. More times than not, one will end up with a relatively coherent, accurate view of the world. Such is the case with regard to the latest round of “talks” between the U.S., its allies, and Iran.
New York Times renews propaganda campaign against Russia over MH17 (World Socialist Web): The New York Times published a scurrilous editorial Thursday, titled “Russia’s Fictions on Malaysia Flight 17,” that distorts the contents of the Dutch Safety Board’s (DSB) recent report and blames Russian President Vladimir Putin for shooting down the passenger jet over eastern Ukraine last July.
Marco Rubio: New York Times Pushes Castro Propaganda (NewsMax): Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says that The New York Times is doing nothing more than pushing the “Castro regime’s propaganda” with its latest story on what Cubans think of the presidential hopeful.
Propaganda (Edward L. Bernays): Page one of the New York Times on the day these paragraphs are written contains eight important news stories. Four of them, or one-half, are propaganda. The casual reader accepts them as accounts of spontaneous happenings…
Cold-War-Style Propaganda Posing as News at the New York Times (ThisCantBeHappening): As shameful a propagandist for Washington’s war machine as the New York Times has been over the years, sometimes I still cannot believe the brazenness of its abandonment of even a pretext of dispassionate journalistic standards. One of those moments came today, when I read the left-column page-one article by Jim Yardley and Jo Becker headlined “How Putin Forged a Pipeline Deal that Derailed.”
News Zero: The New York Times and the Bomb (Beverly Keever): Reporter Beverly Keever takes you inside our most prestigious propaganda machine to show just how the Times covered up the reality from half lies with half truths to supplying a complete alternative framework to manufacture consent.
Israeli Propaganda Dominates Front Page of the New York Times (Palestine Chronicle): Did you get the New York Times today? Hasbara Central took over the front page of the country’s leading newspaper. This article, along with a gigantic photo, fills the top of the front page: “Aided by the Sea, Israel Overcomes an Old Foe: Drought,”by Isabel Kershner. Israel has made the desert bloom.
The Propaganda of William Safire, Colunmist at The New York Times (The Nation): William Safire, New York Times columnist, doesn’t know what he’s talking (or writing) about. Underneath the headline, “Found: A Smoking Gun,” Safire on February 11 wrote a column that maintained a “clear link” existed between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.
New York Times Demonstrates Its Moral Blindness In Its Propaganda War Against Greece (Wall Street Examiner): It is often the moral and economic blindness of New York Timesarticles about the EU crisis that is most striking. The newest entry in this field is entitled “Now Europe Must Decide Whether to Make an Example of Greece.” That is a chilling phrase most associated in our popular culture with a Consigliere and his Don deciding whether to order a mob “hit.”
The New York Times’ Propaganda War on Egypt (CBN): A recent New York Times article exemplifies why the Times simply cannot be trusted. Written by one David Kirkpatrick and titled “Vow of Freedom of Religion Goes Unkept in Egypt,” the article disingenuously interprets some general truths in an effort to validate its thesis.
The New York Times’ And Guardian’s Fear Mongering on Iran Hits a New Low (Huffington Post): Instead of reporting the facts, they quickly resort to speculation and present Iran’s achievement in sending a satellite into space not as a positive sign of modernization, but as a negative development.
New York Times Gets Big, Red “F” On Germany’s Renewable Energy Transition (Clean Technica): Unfortunately, the New York Times — once a great journalistic outfit — has gone and published a horrible (horrible!), myth-filled article on Germany’s renewable energy transition. So, I’m putting all the fun stuff off in order to deal with this BS right now.
David Brock: The New York Times has ‘a special place in hell’ (Politico): David Brock’s war against the New York Times just went nuclear — and the paper is responding with equal fury.
New York Times Reporter Who Resigned Leaves Long Trail of Deception (NYT): A staff reporter for The New York Times committed frequent acts of journalistic fraud […]. The widespread fabrication and plagiarism represent a profound betrayal of trust and a low point in the 152-year history of the newspaper.
Judith Miller Redux: New York Times Lies Again (DownWithTyranny): Shouldn’t They Lose Their License To Practice Journalism This Time?
Jon Stewart smacks down Judith Miller: “You drove us into the “devastating” Iraq War (Comedy Central): The disgraced New York Times journalist has little luck persuading Stewart that she deserves another shot.
The New York Times Predictor (People’s Cube): “All the News That Fits Our Agenda” – “We Do the Thinking For You”. Click On The Button Below To Generate A New Progressive Headline! [Funny!]
How to write a New York Times op-ed in three easy steps (Ann Coulter): Today we’ll talk about how to write a New York Times op-ed in 45 minutes or less. We all like labor-saving tips! The main point to keep in mind is that your op-ed is not intended to elucidate, educate or amuse. These are status pieces meant to strike a pose, signaling that you are a good person. After reading your op-ed, readers should feel the warm sensation of being superior to other people — those who don’t agree with you. The idea is to be in fashion. It’s all about attitude, heavy on eye-rolling.