Business as usual at the New York Times

A plaque on the wall at the NYT celebrates the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism that Walter Durante won for his reports on Russia during the famine in the Ukraine.

In 1932, Duranty received a Pulitzer Prize for a series of reports about the Soviet Union, eleven of which were published in June 1931. He was criticized for his subsequent denial of, and thereby exacerbation of, widespread famine (1932–1933) in the USSR,[1] most particularly the famine in Ukraine. Years later, there continue to be calls to revoke his Pulitzer. In 1990, The New York Times, which had submitted his works for the prize in 1932, wrote that his later articles denying the famine constituted “some of the worst reporting to appear in this newspaper”.[2]

With that record it is not surprising to see how they reported the achievements of the Trump Presidency.

As with so many other cultural trends, the fountainhead of this abuse was the Times’ editorial pages—from which it easily flowed into the news sections. From there the practice oozed first into opinion segments and then into the news segments of CNN, MSNBC, TV network news, and the Washington Post—until it became standard fare for what we call the mainstream media.

The most important economic policy change of the Trump administration was the Republican tax reform, passed in early 2017. What did Trump and the Republicans say was its purpose? You would never learn that from reading the Times’ editorial pages. Why did President Obama favor some of the same reforms? You would never learn that either.

 

 

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8 Responses to Business as usual at the New York Times

  1. stackja

    NYT been supported by Mexican.

  2. Rusty of Qld

    Trump is the greatest threat to the democrat party, leftie elites, rinos and the swamp bar none, in or out of the Presidency. That is why they are going all out to destroy him by whatever means available, the day after his Presidency is over they will weaponize the IRS to harass and hound him to his grave, mark my words.

  3. PB

    Agreed Rusty. I thought they may Kennedy him, but I suspect they want to kill him publicly while very much alive. Of course the Times is as central to this as Pravda was to the Soviet Union and its destruction of enemies.

  4. John Bayley

    The NY Times is just doing what they’ve always done, as you say.

    More concerning, we now have Google apparently even ‘cancelling’ the likes of Adam Creighton for daring to stray into wrongthink occasionally.

    See his article in today’s The Australian (alas, behind a paywall).

    Here is a brief excerpt:

    “Somehow Google had put me on a list of users of its search engine for whom the ability to find Australian news articles had been removed.

    Attempting to search for colleagues’ news stories on Tuesday on my laptop returned only references to them on sites other than those owned by News Corp and Nine. The same thing happened from my work desktop, although strangely not when I used my mobile phone.”

    Adam, like many others, needs to wean himself off Google/Facebook/YouTube etc, and learn how to block tracking by same.

    Alas, his ‘solution’ – to use Microsoft’s Bing – shows that he still does not have a clue about this.

    I mention this here because it is now obvious, beyond any doubt, that the purge by the fascists/communist (same diff) statists and their allies in BigTech is now in full swing.

    If you are like Adam and have not even a basic idea how to protect yourself, your digital life, and likely real life also, is going to become a lot harder going forward.

    Because Freedom Is Slavery, comrades.

  5. jupes

    In 1990, The New York Times, which had submitted his works for the prize in 1932, wrote that his later articles denying the famine constituted “some of the worst reporting to appear in this newspaper”

    Not any more. Not even close.

  6. Cassie of Sydney

    “Pulitzer Prize for Journalism that Walter Durante”

    Watch Mr Jones on Netflix….whilst it is there. No doubt it will be targeted in this purge…..after all the film doesn’t conform to the narrative.

  7. Mater

    Watch Mr Jones on Netflix….whilst it is there. No doubt it will be targeted in this purge…..after all the film doesn’t conform to the narrative.

    Yes.
    An enlightening show.

  8. MACK

    Anyone who has had any close involvement with any complex issue, which has subsequently been reported in the mainstream media knows that all free-to-air television and most newspaper reportage is scrappy, inaccurate, and often biased. For anything except accidents and man-bites-dog, you have to do the research yourself.

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