Odd NYT ‘Correction’ Exculpates British Government And CIA From Manipulating Trump Over Skripal Novichok Incident

6 June 2019 — Moon of Alabama

A piece in the New York Times showed how in March 2018 Trump was manipulated by the CIA and MI6 into expelling 60 Russian diplomats. Eight weeks after it was published the New York Times ‘corrects’ that narrative and exculpates the CIA and MI6 of that manipulation. Its explanation for the correction makes little sense.

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New York Times Supports False Trump Claims About An “Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program” That Does Not Exist

27 May 2019 — Moon of Alabama

During a press conference in Japan U.S. President Donald Trump today said (video):

And I’m not looking to hurt Iran at all.

I’m looking to have Iran say, “No nuclear weapons.”

We have enough problems in this world right now with nuclear weapons. No nuclear weapons for Iran.

And I think we’ll make a deal.

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There’s Far More Diversity in Venezuela’s ‘Muzzled’ Media Than in US Corporate Press

20 May 2019 — FAIR

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Time (4/16/19) joined in on the corporate media’s literary fad of fictionalized accounts of the Venezuelan crisis.

The international corporate media have long displayed a peculiar creativity with the facts in their Venezuela reporting, to the point that coverage of the nation’s crisis has become perhaps the world’s most lucrative fictional genre. Ciara Nugent’s recent piece for Time (4/16/19), headlined “‘Venezuelans Are Starving for Information’: The Battle to Get News in a Country in Chaos,” distinguished itself as a veritable masterpiece of this literary fad.

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Media Setting Up Iran as New ‘Threat’ That Must Be Confronted By Janine Jackson

19 May 2019 — FAIR

Once again the Washington Post (WaPo: We're Drifting Toward War With Iran. Trumps Needs to Take a Diplomatic Way Out5/14/19) presents the United States as “drifting toward war”—this time with Iran.

The Washington Post editorial’s headline (5/14/19)  had the US “drifting” toward war with Iran—another example, as analyst Nima Shirazi quipped, of the “world’s superpower somehow having no agency over its own imperialism.”

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New York Times Denies Health Impacts of 5G Cellphone Technology

17 May 2019 — Global Research

Electromagnetic frequency’s (EMFs) biomolecular effects on living organisms

By Richard Gale and Dr. Gary Null

The New York Times continues to descend further into spewing fiction masquerading as news. Its most recent analysis challenges Judith Miller‘s delusional screed about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction as sheer nonsense. Evidently the Times has a propensity for disgracing itself. Now the newspaper’s latest low is William Broad’s essay, “Your 5G Phone Won’t Hurt You But Russia Wants You to Think Otherwise,” touting a wild conspiracy theory that 5G technology’s severe risks to human health and the environment is a covert Russian plot intended to sow confusion into the minds of the American public.

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Zero Percent of Elite Commentators Oppose Regime Change in Venezuela by Teddy Ostrow

30 April 2019 — FAIR

NYT: As the Crisis in Venezuela Grows, the Options Narrow

From the beginning, elite media have worked strenuously to narrow the options available for consideration (New York Times, 4/3/19).

A FAIR survey of US opinion journalism on Venezuela found no voices in elite corporate media that opposed regime change in that country. Over a three-month period (1/15/19–4/15/19), zero opinion pieces in the New York Times and Washington Post took an anti-regime change or pro-Maduro/Chavista position. Not a single commentator on the big three Sunday morning talkshows or PBS NewsHour came out against President Nicolás Maduro stepping down from the Venezuelan government.

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Media Cheer Assange’s Arrest By Alan MacLeod

18 April, 2019 — FAIR

Bloomberg depiction of Julian Assange (photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images Europe)

Julian Assange was arrested inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London on April 11. The Australian-born co-founder of Wikileaks had been trapped in the building since 2012 after taking refuge there. He was immediately found guilty of failing to surrender to a British court, and was taken to Belmarsh prison. An extradition to the United States is widely seen as imminent by corporate media, who have, by and large, strongly approved of these events.

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

9 April 2019 — Mint Press

Grayzone — When the New York Times approached me seeking permission to use video I recorded of the Washington DC “Hands Off Venezuela” protest on March 16, I hoped that somebody at the paper was seeking to atone for the Gray Lady’s demonstrably one-sided coverage of the US coup attempt against the internationally recognized Maduro government. Maybe, just maybe, the editors had had a rare bout of self-reflection and decided to produce something that gave voice to the many Americans who rejected the Trump administration’s brazen regime change operation against Venezuela.

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Pathological Deceit: The NYT Inverts Reality on Venezuela’s Cuban Doctors by Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz

26 March 2019 — FAIR

NYT: ‘It Is Unspeakable’: How Maduro Used Cuban Doctors to Coerce Venezuela Voters

A New York Times “exposé” (3/17/19) of Cuban doctors’ supposed interference in Venezuelan elections was riddled with inaccuracies, omissions and misrepresentations.

After debunking Washington’s lies about the burning of “humanitarian aid” trucks on the Venezuelan/Colombian border (more than two weeks after being scooped by independent journalists), the New York Times quickly reverted to form in an article by Nicholas Casey headlined “‘It is Unspeakable’: How Maduro Used Cuban Doctors to Coerce Voters” (3/17/19).

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