Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The Horrific History and Present of the New York Times:
In the 1860s, the Times demanded that wealthier men be exempted from serving in the Union army.
In the 1930s, Walter Duranty won a Pulitzer Prize for his fawning coverage of the Soviet Union. His articles included such gems as "Stalinism Smashes Foes in Marx's Name," "Red Army Is Held No Menace to Peace," and "Stalinism Solving Minorities Problem." Duranty ignored the mass murder and concentration camp enslavement of millions.
During the 1940s, the Times buried news of mass murders by Germans and Japanese.
Following Duranty's lead, the Times continued to ignore facts about the horrors of various forms of Marxism for many generations, including present day cultural Marxism.
In the 1970s, the Times published admiring pablum about Ayotollah Khomeini.
For several generations, the Times has demonized whites while ignoring atrocious behavior by nonwhites or blaming whites for nonwhite wrongs, ignoring massive evidence from genetics and nonwhite cultures.
Many editorial writers for the Times never wrote a well-reasoned argument in their lives. Instead, the emphasis is on narratives and repeating the forgone conclusions of ruling groups. The Times almost never publishes editorials from ordinary citizens. You must be a member of a think tank or New York York Times writer or a celebrity such as the late Paul Newman. The fact that think tanks are in the propaganda business does not dissuade the Times.
The only political ideologies the Times considers acceptable are Marxism, globalism, neoconservatism, and third wayism, leading to predictably horrible results.
The Times continues to push the imaginary virtues of third way Democrats devoted to militarism, cultural Marxism, and robber baronism. Democrats controlled Congress and the Executive branch in 2009 and 2010, yet governed as if they were honorary members of the Bush family. The major campaign promises disappeared because Democrats wanted to satisfy their wealthy friends. Contemporary Democrats make noise about populist policies mostly when populist policies have little chance of passing, that is, when Republicans control the House, Senate or White House.
But the Times continues to advertise the Democrat's narrative that Republican intransigence is the main thing stopping Democrats from doing right.
How soon they forget 2009 and 2010.