Deplorable NYT War on Russia
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
The Times gives yellow journalism a bad name. It’s shameful vilification of Russia never quits – operating like a State Department arm, delivering press agent reports, not legitimate ones.
It sounded apoplectic over RT becoming the first global news operation to surpass one billion YouTube views in 2013 – its viewership continuing to grow at the expense deplorable media scoundrels like the Times and what passes for Western television news, propaganda on major issues, not the real thing.
The Times: “YouTube…played a crucial role in helping build and expand RT, an organization that the American intelligence community has described as the Kremlin’s ‘principal international propaganda outlet’ and a key player in Russia’s information warfare operations around the world.”
Fact: According to America’s intelligence community and the Times, RT truth-telling is “propaganda” and “information warfare.” Western media disinformation, Big Lies, and fake news alone merit following.
The Times: “While Kremlin-aligned agents secretly built fake Facebook groups to foment political division and deployed hordes of Twitter bots to stoke criticism of Hillary Clinton, RT worked out in the open, bolstered by one of the largest online audiences of any news organization in the world and a prominent presence on YouTube’s search results.”
Fact: No evidence suggests Russia “built fake Facebook groups.” Claiming it is a bald-faced lie.
Fact: Media scoundrels suppressed information about Hillary’s war crimes, racketeering and perjury – the Times the lead offender, functioning as her press agent throughout the campaign, abandoning credible coverage.
The Times: “RT consistently featured negative stories about Mrs. Clinton. That included claims of corruption at her family foundation and ties to Islamic extremism, frequent coverage of emails stolen by Russian operatives from Mrs. Clinton’s campaign chairman, and accusations that she was in poor physical and mental health.”
Fact: The Times considers honest reporting “negative.” Clear evidence showed the Clinton Foundation is a racketeering operation masquerading as a charitable NGO.
Fact: Hillary lied to Congress about her email practices. She should have been indicted for perjury and racketeering last year.
Fact: Her emails were leaked by a DNC insider. Nothing was hacked – not by Russia or anyone else.
The Times: “RT’s YouTube videos comply with YouTube’s community guidelines…But not propaganda.”
Fact: It’s a Times specialty, not RT’s.
Relentless RT bashing by Washington, the Times, and other media scoundrels shows it’s providing an important service, delivering the kind of news and information Western media shun – the truth on major world issues.
My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”