Tag: New York Times

NY Times admits it sends stories to US government for approval before publication

The New York Times casually acknowledged that it sends major scoops to the US government before publication, to make sure “national security officials” have “no concerns.”

By Ben Norton


Continue reading “NY Times admits it sends stories to US government for approval before publication”

Behind the Syrian Network for Human Rights: How an opposition front group became Western media’s go-to monitor

Top media outlets turn to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) for figures on deaths and detentions, never noting the group’s seamless connection to Syria’s opposition, the support it receives from states that waged war on the country, or its open lobbying for US military intervention.

By Max Blumenthal


Continue reading “Behind the Syrian Network for Human Rights: How an opposition front group became Western media’s go-to monitor”

Top US journalists spread fake news claiming North Korean official was ‘purged’ – then he shows up on TV

Virtually every major Western corporate media outlet and a who’s who of pundits circulated a blatantly false report that North Korean nuclear negotiators were killed and imprisoned, exposing their non-existent editorial standards on Official Enemies.

By Ben Norton


Continue reading “Top US journalists spread fake news claiming North Korean official was ‘purged’ – then he shows up on TV”

Trump’s charges against Assange are historic attack on press freedoms. Media and Obama helped set the stage

It is not just Trump, but the media, Obama, Bush, mainstream “human rights” organizations, Republicans and Democrats alike that put the noose around the neck of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange — threatening all journalists.

By Ben Norton


Continue reading “Trump’s charges against Assange are historic attack on press freedoms. Media and Obama helped set the stage”

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

After the New York Times was slammed for obscuring comedian Joanna Hausmann’s family ties to the Guaido shadow regime, her coup-plotting father appeared online to defend her with a stream of insults.

By Anya Parampil

Continue reading “Did NY Times Violate Its Own Ethics Code to Feature Child of Venezuelan Coup Plotter?”

NY Times Columnist Ross Douthat Defended Murderous Dictator Pinochet in His Harvard Days

Conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat is one of numerous corporate media figures to have defended Augusto Pinochet, Chile’s murderous US-backed capitalist dictator

By Ben Norton

Back in his Ivy League college days, right-wing New York Times columnist Ross Douthat wrote an op-ed defending the US-backed dictator Augusto Pinochet, whose military junta murdered and disappeared thousands of dissidents and tortured tens of thousands more.

Intellectual historian Timothy Barker dug through columns that Douthat penned for Harvard University’s right-wing student newspaper The Harvard Salient between 1998 and 2002.

Barker found a slew of articles in which Douthat echoed explicitly racist talking points that are popular among the so-called alt-right today, including the idea that white Europeans are “vanishing” and being replaced through immigration by supposed “barbarians” like Turks, Africans, and Arabs.

Continue reading “NY Times Columnist Ross Douthat Defended Murderous Dictator Pinochet in His Harvard Days”

Pundits who helped sell NATO war on Libya push for Trump to lead Syria regime change

Human slaves are now being sold in Libya, after a NATO regime-change war. The corporate media pundits who cheered it on now have their sights on Syria.

By Ben Norton / AlterNet


Continue reading “Pundits who helped sell NATO war on Libya push for Trump to lead Syria regime change”