Skip to comments.The New York Times Has Been Ridiculous for a Long Time.
Posted on 07/17/2020 4:37:23 AM PDT by Kaslin
The much discussed resignation letter from New York Times op-ed editor Bari Weiss was written in the metaphorical equivalent of Braille. It allowed even the blind to see what the rest of us have known for years: the Times is a joke.
Writes Weiss of the Times newsroom, "Truth isn't a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else." Indeed, the only difference between the Times and the old Soviet Pravda is that Pravda readers knew they were being lied to.
If I had to pick a date that the joke started to become obvious, I would pick July 17, 1996, twenty-four years ago today, the day TWA flight 800, a Boeing 747, crashed off the coast of Long Island, killing all 230 good souls aboard.
As I heard from several reporters who covered this story, the New York Times owned it. The FBI channeled virtually all new information through the Times, and the Times reported that information very close to uncritically.
The Times' first full article on July 18 leads with the fact that the FBI had taken over jurisdiction of the investigation. The reason for the takeover was that "witnesses reported an explosion, raising the possibility that a bomb went off on the jetliner."
In a separate article on July 19, the Times' David Johnston introduced the possibility of a missile strike. "In public," Johnston wrote, investigators were talking about an "accident," but "in private," they hinted at a "terrorist's missile."
They had reason to talk about a missile. As CIA documents would later reveal, the agents on the FBI missile team had interviewed 144 "excellent" witnesses immediately after the crash and found the evidence for a missile strike "overwhelming."
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While I don’t necessarily disagree with the thrust of this, I think it is bizarre to open with the resignation letter from New York Times op-ed editor Bari Weiss from July 2020, and then immediately transition to 1996 and the destruction of TWA 800. The two things are not actually related.
Who is that guy?
My sister, dad and mom are all journalists. My sister and dad want to tell people what to think, my mom is more interested in poetry. Thank Heaven I didn’t get into journalism.
Anyway, those who can tell the truth are the enemy.
For more information, read the book.
The Times was leftie propaganda long before that. “Women and children hardest hit” goes back at lneast to the eighties.
Cashill is as bad as the Times. He must certainly know that it couldn't have been a terrorist's missile. No terrorist would lie in wait with missiles that questionably could reach 15,000 feet, at a point where Europe bound flight are normally at 19,000 feet.
It was a military accident.
While the article is fine as far as it goes, I think it was clear long before 1996 that the NYSlimes was Pravda on The Hudson.
The downside of the article is it really only about one set of reports, concerning the downing of TWA Flight 800, when as far showing the true colors of Pravda on The Hudson there is a long history of reporting that can make that case more substantially. To me, the use of the one set of reports concerning one topic ignores for how long and how extensively the paper was Pravda on The Hudson.
I discovered the methods the NYslimes editorial style hides its opinion making within the “news reports” by being a regular NYslimes reader; a “devoted” reader, but one who also read many Conservative journals (magazines) and what was once a more Conservative paper, the WSJ.
Gradually the loopholes in facts and content were bared and the resulting editorials packaged as “news reports” became more and more obvious. Finally I got to where I could read any NYslimes article and see the hand of their opinion editors on every “report”. That ended my regular reading of the Pravda on The Hudson.
The two things are not actually related.//
Yeah if you want to pick apart the Times this is a terrible story to use.
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