Thursday, May 21, 2009

NYT Helps the Bushies, Again

By Robert Parry
May 21, 2009

The New York Times, which helped sell the Iraq War with a bogus story about aluminum tubes for nuclear centrifuges and withheld evidence of illegal spying on Americans for more than a year, is again mishandling a sensitive story in a way that panders to the Right.

Read on.


Florence Chan said...

Suppose we arrested Americans in a completely randomized way, locked them up at Gitmo, and then released them, what % of them would turn (or "return") to criminal acts? What conclusion would the NYT draw from the statistics?

This "1 in 7" (non)story is as big a time waster as the debate over whether torture worked and the debate over whether Pelosi knew about waterboarding all along.

sanda said...

Good comment by Florence Chan.

Has the NYTimes ever been good? On what topics? Who gets the blame:editors, authors, publisher for the articles weighted to the Right and distorted?

Lila Rajiva said...

Excellent piece.
It would be useful to go back and look at stories that broke over the past few years and see what the Post had to say before, during, and after.
We would probably be able to graph a very clear pattern. The conclusion is troubling, to say the least.

Some Post columnists are obviously doing PR for the government.

Al Hendrix said...

I'm so done reading about war. Even when our experienced writers have to write and essay about war.. they always try to put in the content as much positive facts (like maybe someone saved someones life) and to avoid the bad things. It is a shame that in XXI century we still have wars.