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Why Does Anyone Still Read the NYT?
by Stephen Lendman
I have to for media critiques, exposing its misinformation, distortions and Big Lies. It’s painful reading. 
The Times is a mouthpiece for wealth, power and privilege – despicably against all independent nations Washington doesn’t control, wanting them toppled and replaced by pro-Western puppet regimes. It mocks fair and balanced election coverage, one-sidedly supporting Hillary, ignoring her high crimes, her unfitness to serve.
It’s an administration and Pentagon press agent when America goes to war. It lied calling US warplanes willfully massacring Syrian forces last Saturday a “mistaken bombing.”
It lied saying “American pilots thought they were aiming at Islamic State jihadists…”
It lied claiming US authorities want ISIS defeated. Why is it stronger now than when Washington intervened in Syria illegally in September 2014? Why does its alleged airstrikes on its elements alway strike government targets, vital infrastructure, civilians in harm’s way and Syrian forces?
It lied saying John Kerry “began a diplomatic process to reduce the violence” when clear evidence proves otherwise.
It lied calling Geneva “not dead.” It was stillborn with no prospect for revival. It failed to explain Syrian forces alone scrupulously continue observing Geneva terms, showing enormous restraint in the wake of US terror-bombing, killing or injuring over 160 soldiers.
It cited Washington’s Big Lies, claiming “Russia (isn’t) pressing (Assad) to stop military activity and allow in humanitarian aid” – when US-supported terrorists bear full responsibility.
It lied claiming Syrian forces kill civilians. It lied saying “the Russians were never serious about the deal that was sealed in Geneva,” citing unnamed US officials.
They lied accusing Moscow of seeking “an excuse (to) derail it and keep a status quo in which they have more control over events in Syria than any other power, with the possible exception of Iran,” according to The Times.
Readers following its reports know nothing except state-sponsored propaganda – what’s most important to know entirely suppressed.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net
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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.