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A blatantly anti-Semitic cartoon depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a guide dog with a Star of David collar leading a blind President Trump wearing a skullcap. The cartoon accompanied an op-ed published 4/25/19 in the International Edition of the New York Times.[1] The cartoonist had a history of drawing anti-Semitic cartoons.[2][3] If it could not get any worse, the NYT published another anti-Semitic cartoon a few days later.[4]

The New York Times (NYT) is a newspaper published in New York City and distributed worldwide. It is generally thought to promote an extreme leftist point of view.[5][6] Former editor Jill Abramson admitted the paper had an "unmistakably anti-Trump" bias.[7][8]

Declining in popularity and credibility, The New York Times is the third most widely circulated newspaper in the United States behind and The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.[9] The paper is noted for its frequent inaccurate statements related to Christian and Catholic beliefs and practices.[10] In recent years the paper has been criticized for its openly racist and anti-Semitic viewpoints,[11] and it has promoted far-left historical revisionism regarding U.S. history.[12][13] It has also opposed free speech.[14]

The last Republican the New York Times endorsed for president was Dwight Eisenhower in 1956.

Conservative organizations claim that the Times promotes the homosexual agenda because it employs homosexuals and wins praise from homosexual groups. In 2001 Richard Berke, the Times' national political correspondent, revealed that "on any given day, three-fourths of those attending the daily meeting where it is decided what will be on the front page of the Times, are likely to be 'not-so-closeted' homosexuals." [15] In 2004, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) gave the New York Times an award for "Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage", specifically citing journalist Frank Rich's article attacking President Ronald Reagan's record on AIDS.[16]

In 2008, ABC journalist John Stossel claimed: "The reason the Times, and to a lesser extent the Post, are so important, and they are, is because the TV and radio - all of the media - copy it sycophantically. That's how bias at the Times becomes bias in other media."[17]

Examples of types of liberal bias utilized by the New York Times include:

As further reflection of the newspaper's liberal bias, it has been awarded the most Pulitzer Prizes of any newspaper.[18] Leaked internal conversations have revealed many NYT staffers as what one conservative journalist called "parodies of hypersensitive liberal journalists."[19]

The NYT publishes 18 other newspapers, including the International Herald Tribune (based in Paris) and The Boston Globe. The parent company has suffered repeated financial crises in recent years.

In 2017, the NYT abolished its public editor position.[20][21]

Aligned with DNC

See also: 2020 Presidential election

After the failure of the Mueller Report, The New York Times founded the 1619 Project in August 2019 to serve the Democratic party's objective of painting Donald Trump as a racist as a key issue for the 2020 presidential election. The 1619 Project claims that the United States was founded in the year 1619 A.D. on the basis of racism.[22]

Far left agenda

In 2004, the newspaper's ombudsman, Daniel Okrent, published a piece on the Times' liberal bias, citing the example of its coverage of homosexual marriage.[23]

In 2012 again the "public editor" of the New York Times, Arthur Brisbane, accused his employers of harboring progressive bias on topics like gay marriage and the occupy movement.[24] Its publisher, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. has denied the papers extreme left bias, claiming instead that the paper has an "urban" viewpoint.[25]

Racism and hate groups

In August 2018, the newspaper defended a racist editor it had just hired, and it even defended her racism.[26] In a blatant display of liberal double standards, while this editor's racism was directed at white-skinned people, the NYT immediately fired another editor only a few months prior for anti-black and -gay tweets, even though that instance was not as severe as the former.[27]

In January 2019, The New York Times wrote a sympathetic profile of Black Hebrew Israelites, a hate group, treating them significantly better than a group of Catholic students wearing MAGA hats, who it demonized.[28][29]

Two 17-year-old Indian boys allegedly used racial slurs against a group of African-American girls and urinated on one during the game at Lawrence High School. By making race a “social construct,” the racist actions of non-white people can still be blamed on white people. New York Times columnist Nell Irvin Painter, wrote that the Indian boys were “enacting American whiteness through anti-black assault in a very traditional way.”[30]

Jeffrey Epstein

In August 2018, reporters at The New York Times and other publications received word Tesla founder Elon Musk was relying on Jeffrey Epstein to advise him on whom to consider hiring as board chair or chief executive. Editors at the Times sent business columnist James Stewart to talk to Epstein. "I wondered why would Musk, if this is true, be using a registered sex offender to recruit new members to the board," Stewart told The Kicker, a podcast from the Columbia Journalism Review. Stewart wrote, "He said that criminalizing sex with teenage girls was a cultural aberration and that at times in history it was perfectly acceptable."[31]

Stewart was not the editors' first choice to interview Epstein further. Initially, they had asked Landon Thomas Jr., a veteran financial correspondent who had been at the Times for 16 years. Thomas knew Epstein fairly well — having first written about him in 2002. For a 2008 profile, Thomas had traveled to Epstein's private isle in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The article largely presented Epstein as someone who solicited prostitutes, not committed sex crimes against minors. Federal agents had by then identified several dozen possible victims. The piece ran just before Epstein submitted to authorities in Florida for incarceration. It included this passage: "As his legal troubles deepened, Mr. Epstein gazed at the azure sea and the lush hills of St. Thomas in the distance, poked at a lunch of crab and rare steak prepared by his personal chef, and tried to explain how his life had taken such a turn," Thomas wrote. "He likened himself to Gulliver shipwrecked among the diminutive denizens of Lilliput."

After Epstein's death the paper reported on a public apology by one of its corporate directors, Joichi Ito, who had landed millions of dollars from Epstein for the institute he leads, the MIT Media Lab. In a tweet, the paper's media editor, Jim Windolf, said that Ito had sought funds from Epstein "a few years after Epstein got out of the Palm Beach County Jail."[32]

History

The New York Times was first published as New-York Daily Times in September 1851, and is often referred to as the Old Grey Lady.

Nazism

In 2005, Professor Laurel Leff of Northeastern University published her seminal history of The New York Times titled “Buried By The Times: The Holocaust And America's Most Important Newspaper”[33] wherein she documented the newspaper's catastrophically failed coverage of the fate of millions of European Jews barely existing under the tyrannical and despotic rule of the German Nazi Regime.

She goes into detail how the decisions that were made by The New York Times ultimately resulted in their minimizing what turned out to be modern history's worst genocide—and whose cause of doing so she traced to its publisher Arthur Sulzberger—who, while millions of European Jews were being slaughtered, sent a memo to all of his reporters stating: “I have been trying to instruct the people around here on the subject of the word ‘Jews’, i.e., that they are neither a race nor a people, etc.”[34][35]

During the atrocities, over 11,000 articles were published. But of those, merely 26 were about the Holocaust. To make matters worse, those articles that did actually get published were small, and buried deep and low in the paper below advertisements. One of the worst examples was an article titled "Warsaw Fears Extermination", which was so poorly written and spread apart that it was difficult to understand fully what the article was about.[36]

Soviet crimes against humanity

Victims of Soviet government "agricultural reform" policies.
Main article: Holodomor

In 1931, Times correspondent Walter Duranty intentionally covered up the Soviet genocide of the Ukrainians.[37] Duranty not only helped conceal all evidence of Holodomor, but also called other journalists who reported on it liars.[38][39] The lack of knowledge of this genocide was observed by English writer George Orwell, who commented "huge events like the Ukraine famine of 1933, involving the deaths of millions of people, have actually escaped the attention of the majority of English Russophiles".[40] The Soviets managed to cover this up until Ukraine’s independence in 1991. Official Soviet documents recently declassified revealed that the genocide was indeed intended to target the Ukrainian people.[41]

Maosim

For a more detailed treatment, see Maoism.
The New York Times reported:[42]

Most Americans who have visited Red China are accused of arriving at their judgements according to previously held prejudices. None denies, however, that in Communist China they have found matters of law and order, public health, equitable distribution of food and wealth, and other operations of Government carried out with greater earnestness and success than elsewhere in China or in most of Asia. . .
Another certainty is that the idea they represent, the hope they hold for the landless, overtaxed Chinese peasant, is not one that can be destroyed by force. . .

By 1956, during the Three Years of Disasters, U.S. Ambassador Joseph C. Grew commented,

The appalling figures on murders committed by the Beijing Communist government are neither propaganda, exaggerations nor guesses. Since the Communists drove Chiang Kai-shek and the Nationalists off the mainland in 1949, official accounts in Red newspapers have listed the executions of millions of Chinese. . .
. . . The real total of Chinese deaths administered by Beijing probably would total a great deal more than the estimates. Few Chinese marked for death by Beijing had a chance to escape their executioners. The Communists masked their real intentions with a deceptively mild, restrained and orderly entry to power.[43][44]

In a September 2019 tweet, The New York Times praised Mao and reminded viewers of its past positive coverage of Mao.[45]

Promoting Castro

Cuban President Fulgencio Batista (left) welcoming U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt (right). Batista, a signatory of the Atlantic Charter, was overtherown by communist revolutionary Fidel Castro.

The front page of the New York Times on April 18, 1959 read, "Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba denied today charges of Communist influence in his regime. In a speech before the American Society of Newspaper Editors he asserted: 'I have said very clearly that we are not Communists...our revolution is a humanistic one'". In an editorial later, the Times commented Castro "made it quite clear that neither he nor anyone of importance in his Government so far as he knew was Communist or in agreement with communism."

On May 23, 1959, on the front page, the Times recorded the following: "Extremists have no place in the Cuban revolution, Premier Fidel Castro said in a television interview....In the same broadcast the Premier dashed hopes of United States sugar interests to save their properties from seizure under the new land reform law." An editorial in the same issue the Times declared: "It is encouraging to see Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba facing up to the Communists as he did in his television interview . . . The aims of the Cuban Reds, with their links to Moscow and their totalitarian philosophy, were bound to be contrary, in the long run, to the aims of the 26th of July movement, which fought for democracy, freedom, social justice and - rather unhappily - for an extreme nationalism."

After Castro seized power, on July 16, 1959 the New York Times front page carried a story by Herbert L. Matthews:

This is not a Communist revolution in any sense of the word and there are no Communists in positions of control. This is the overwhelming consensus among Cubans in the best position to know and this writer subscribes to that opinion after searching inquiries and talks with Cubans in all walks of life and with many Americans....

There seem to be very few in Cuba - and one need have no hesitation in saying this - who believe Fidel Castro is a Communist, is under Communist influence or is a dupe of communism...

There are no Reds in the Cabinet and none in high positions in the Government or army in the sense of being able to control either governmental or defense policies. The only power worth considering in Cuba is in the hands of Premier Castro, who is not only not Communist but decidedly anti-Communist. . .

Premier Castro is avoiding elections in Cuba for two reasons. He feels that his social revolution now has dynamism and vast popular consent, and he does not want to interrupt the process. Moreover, most observers would agree that Cubans today do not want elections. The reason is that elections in the past have merely meant to them the coming of corrupt politicians seeking the spoils of power.
On December 2, 1961 Castro announced that he was forming:
a "united party of Cuba's Socialist revolution," a monolithic organization like the Soviet Communist party with restricted membership....[He] acknowledged that he was a Marxist-Leninist and said that he was taking Cuba down the path to communism. He maintained that the world, too, "is on the road toward communism." . . .I am a Marxist-Leninist and will be one until the day I die".
Castro added that by 1953, three years before his insurrection in Cuba, his political thinking "was more or less like what it is now." Herbert L Matthews after his days as a reporter in Havana was promoted to the Editorial Board of the New York Times.

Evil Empire

  • When on March 8, 1983 Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union where people were routinely sent to Gulags an “Evil Empire”, a prominent liberal intellectual Anthony Lewis of the New York Times commented two days later that the speech was “primitive...simplistic theology” and "a mirror image of crude Soviet rhetoric". But when news of the speech reached Natan Sharansky, confined to an eight-by-ten foot cell on the Siberian border, the reaction was different: “Tapping on walls and talking through toilets, word of Reagan’s ‘provocation’ quickly spread throughout the prison. We dissidents were ecstatic. Finally, the leader of the free world had spoken the truth — a truth that burned inside the heart of each and every one of us.”[46]

Fabrications and scandals

  • In 2003, Times reporter Jayson Blair resigned after it was found that he had engaged in repeated plagiarism and deceit, copying articles from other newspapers and fabricating information.[47]

War on Terror

  • The New York Times is known to defend America's enemies, discount terrorist acts or present stories as not to offend Muslim feelings. As with the case of American students who carried out suicide bombings in Somalia. In the NYT article "A Call to Jihad, Answered in America," the issue was a “crisis of belonging,” “They want to belong, but who do they belong to?” Then the author states that these jihadist were “born-agains” or “fundis,” not how the rest of America describes Islamic fascism.[52]

Boston Marathon Bombing

After much liberal media speculation that the Boston Marathon bombing was caused by right-wingers [53] or tea-partiers,[54] it was discovered that the bombing was done by two Islamic brothers. At that point, the liberal media became very sympathetic toward the bombers, who killed two women and a child, then shot and killed a police officer. The New York Times wrote a piece excusing their actions since they grew up in a bad country (Chechnya).[55]

Coverage of the Military

Like everything else liberal, supporting America's fighting men and women is a burden for the paper. If it is a sensitive matter that would endanger the lives of our troops, they shrug the concerns off and post photos of American troops abusing prisoners in Iraq. In a liberal 'cause for concern', a New York Times repoter was kidnapped in Afghanistan by the Taliban, December 2008. The Times colluded with all the news organizations to keep it secret, not to endanger the reporter.[56]

The Associated Press and most other Western news outlets respected a request from the Times to not report on the abductions because the publicity could negatively affect hostage rescue efforts and imperil Rohde's life.

See also

References

  1. https://thehill.com/homenews/media/440957-ny-times-opinion-apologizes-for-cartoon-depicting-anti-semitic-tropes
  2. Morton, Victor (April 28, 2019). Cartoonist whose work was pulled by New York Times had pattern of anti-Semitic tropes. The Washington Times. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  3. Spiro, Amy (April 29, 2019). Cartoonist Behind 'NYT' Caricature has History of Controversy. The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  4. Boyle, Matthew (April 29, 2019). New York Times Prints Another Anti-Israel Cartoon Amid Antisemitism Scandal Rocking Newspaper. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  5. TimesWatch: Documenting and Exposing the Liberal Political Agenda of the New York Times
  6. Just Say It, Dan Okrent, National Review
  7. Kurz, Howard (January 2, 2019). Former NY Times editor rips Trump coverage as biased. Fox News. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  8. Mass, Warren (January 3, 2019). Former Top Editor Jill Abramson Notes Anti-Trump Bias at New York Times. The New American. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  9. http://accessabc.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/the-top-u-s-newspapers-for-march-2012/
  10. Hemingway, Mark (April 19, 2019). New York Times hits new low with mortifying Notre Dame correction. New York Post. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  11. https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/12/12/the-racism-the-left-ignores/
  12. Daniel Pipes. Twitter. August 18, 2019. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  13. Byron York. Twitter. August 19, 2019. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  14. Bokhari, Allum (October 6, 2019). Bokhari: The New York Times Declares War on Free Speech. Breitbart News. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  15. http://www.aim.org/publications/aim_report/2001/23.html
  16. http://www.aim.org/media-monitor/gay-lobby-honors-new-york-times/
  17. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/abcs-stossel-rips-network-hostility-conservatives
  18. Totaling at least 106.
  19. Flood, Brian (February 15, 2018). Internal conversation paints triggered New York Times staffers as ‘parodies of hypersensitive liberal journalists’. Fox News. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  20. Graham, Tim (June 3, 2017). NY Times Public Editor Signs Off Warning of 'More Partisan' Press 'Delighting in the Chaos' of Trump. NewsBusters. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  21. Shelbourne, Mallory (June 3, 2017). NYT public editor hits legacy outlets in final article. The Hill. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  22. https://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2019/08/28/beginning-of-us-slavery-n2552238
  23. https://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/25/weekinreview/25bott.html?ei=5088&en=452926dcb11511a3&ex=1248667200&pagewanted=all&position=
  24. [1]
  25. https://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/25/weekinreview/25bott.html?ei=5088&en=452926dcb11511a3&ex=1248667200&pagewanted=all&position=
  26. Multiple references: See also: Regarding her bigotry against men, the police, and Donald Trump: See also:
  27. Multiple references:
  28. Adams, Becket (January 24, 2019). New York Times gives friendlier coverage to actual hate group than 'MAGA'-teens. Washington Examiner. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  29. Nolte, John (January 24, 2019). New York Times Blistered for Sympathetic Portrait of Black Nationalists Who Taunted Covington Kids. Breitbart News. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  30. https://summit.news/2019/10/28/new-york-times-columnist-blames-whiteness-for-two-indian-boys-racially-abusing-black-girls-in-new-jersey/
  31. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/business/jeffrey-epstein-interview.html
  32. https://www.npr.org/2019/08/22/753390385/a-dead-cat-a-lawyers-call-and-a-5-figure-donation-how-media-fell-short-on-epstei
  33. https://www.amazon.com/Buried-Times-Holocaust-Important-Newspaper/dp/0521607825
  34. https://forward.com/culture/3307/counting-the-gray-lady-e2-80-99s-sins/
  35. https://www.vox.com/2015/2/11/8016017/ny-times-hitler
  36. Speaking of Shameful History: Mark Levin SLAMS NYT for Burying Holocaust
  37. New York Times Statement About 1932 Pulitzer Prize Awarded to Walter Duranty
  38. Ukrainian Congress Committee of America
  39. Robert Conquest
  40. "Notes on Nationalism" in "The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell" (London, 1968), Vol. 3, p. 370.
  41. http://5tv.com.ua/eng/newsline/184/0/33564/
  42. Foster Hailey, New York Times Magazine, (December 22, 1946), pp. 40-41.
  43. Joseph C. Grew, Invasion Alert! (Baltimore, Maran Publishers, 1956), pp. 42-44. [2]
  44. R.J. Rummel, Reevaluating China's Democide to be 73,000,000, November 20, 2005.
  45. Adams, Becket (September 9, 2019). New York Times deletes glowing Mao Zedong tweet, claims it lacked 'historical context’. Washington Examiner. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  46. Fr. George Rutler. Recollections of Reagan. Pewsitter.com. “Many of our cultural elite were uncomfortable when on March 8, 1983 he called the Soviet Union an “Evil Empire.” Anthony Lewis of the New York Times said the speech was “primitive...simplistic theology” and Henry Steele Commager of Columbia University called it “the worst speech ever given by an American president.” But when news of the speech reached Natan Sharansky, confined to an eight-by-ten foot cell on the Siberian border, the reaction was different: “Tapping on walls and talking through toilets, word of Reagan’s ‘provocation’ quickly spread throughout the prison. We dissidents were ecstatic. Finally, the leader of the free world had spoken the truth — a truth that burned inside the heart of each and every one of us.””
  47. Jayson Blair: A Case Study of What Went Wrong at The New York Times
  48. The NYTimes’ unspeakable violation
  49. Subsidizing Sedition, Investor's Business Daily Editorial, 9/13/2007.
  50. MoveOn's McCarthy moment, By Peter D. Feaver, Boston Globe, September 11, 2007.
  51. Time Gives Lefties a Hefty Discount for "Betray us" Ad, Charles Hurt, New York Post, September 13, 2007.
  52. A Call to Jihad, Answered in America New York Times July 11, 2009
  53. https://www.wnd.com/2013/04/look-who-liberal-media-blame-for-blasts/
  54. http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/041913-652673-msnbc-salon-blamed-bombing-on-tea-party.htm
  55. https://dailycaller.com/2013/04/19/new-york-times-sympathy-for-the-devil/
  56. New York Times Reporter Held Hostage by Taliban in Afghanistan Escapes Fox News, June 20, 2009

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