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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Truth-telling on vital issues, notably geopolitical ones, especially anything about Russia and other US enemies, is verboten at the self-styled newspaper of record NYT – a broadsheet giving yellow journalism a bad name.

It’s the closest thing in America to an official ministry of propaganda, a lying machine, featuring managed news misinformation and disinformation, suppressing hard truths vital for everyone to know.

A separate article discussed the politicized pre-dawn Friday arrest of former Trump advisor Roger Stone – by a near-platoon of heavily armed FBI agents, targeting a man posing no threat.

Alerted in advance, CNN filmed the arrest for public airing, the stunt typical of how police states operate, what the US has sunk to, tyranny replacing the rule of law, the FBI operating as a modern-day Gestapo.

My previous article explained that indictments by the special counsel, including against Stone, have nothing to do with Mueller’s mandate, nothing justifying what’s going on, no Russian US election meddling, no evidence suggesting it.

There’s no reason to continue a politicized probe that never should have been begun in the first place, a witch hunt, not a legitimate investigation.

Yet it remains ongoing by Mueller since May 2017 – despite finding no improper or illegal connection between Trump, his team and Russia because there’s nothing to find no matter how long the witch hunt continues.

Not according to the NYT, asking “(w)hat was (Stone) hiding” – nothing connected to Russia because there’s nothing to hide. Ignoring the judicial principle of innocence unless proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, the Times accused him of “l(ying)” – acting as judge and jury on it own.

Neither Stone or Trump or others associated with his campaign, or Russia or wind or rain or heat or gloom of night had anything to do with DLT’s triumph over Hillary.

Not a shred of evidence suggests otherwise, nothing uncovered by America’s intelligence community (just baseless allegations), Congress or Mueller after endless months of trying to dig up nonexistent dirt – to delegitimize Trump for the wrong reasons, an endless defamatory campaign surely to continue as long as he’s in office.

The Times cited Mueller’s Big Lie, falsely claiming the DNC was “hacked by Russian government actors” – no evidence proving it because none exists.

Stone was indicted on one count of obstruction of justice, five counts of false statements, and one count of witness tampering – all counts unrelated to anything connected to Russia. 

Not according to the Times, falsely saying Stone “participated in and helped conceal an effort by the Trump campaign to cooperate with WikiLeaks in publicizing thousands of emails stolen from the Clinton campaign, which was done to devastating political effect.”

Fact: No emails were stolen from the Clinton campaign or DNC. Information published by WikiLeaks was leaded by a Dem insider, Russiagate a disgraceful fabrication – with a life of its own, courtesy of anti-Trump Dems and major Western media.

The Times claiming DNC communications were “stolen by Russian intelligence” is one of many Big Lies about the country that won’t die because the self-styled newspaper of record and other major Western media keep attempting to beat life into a dead horse.

Honest historians one day will treat them harshly. No evidence connects anyone involved in the Trump campaign to improper or illegal dealings with Russia.

Russiagate is all about bashing the country for its sovereign independence, opposition to Washington’s imperial agenda, advocacy for multi-world polarity, intervening in Syria against US-supported terrorists, and supporting sovereign independent states like Iran and Venezuela Washington targets for regime change.

Republicans and undemocratic Dems get away with their lawlessness because of major media support. They couldn’t if opposed by media scoundrels.

Times’ support for wrong over right is most disturbing because of its global reach. The self-styled newspaper of record is a lying machine.

It long ago abandoned journalism the way it’s supposed to be, operating as a virtual press agent for wealth, power and privilege – obsessed with delegitimizing Trump for defeating a woman I called the most ruthlessly dangerous presidential aspirant in US history.

The Times endorsement of her candidacy relied on a litany of Big Lies, ignoring her high crimes, her ties to Wall Street and the military, industrial, security complex, downplaying her weaknesses, shamefully calling her “one of the most broadly and deeply qualified presidential candidates in modern history” – turning reality upside down.

On November 8, 2016, election day in America, the Times said “Hillary Clinton has an 85% chance to win.” Trump won. She lost. The Times remains unforgiving.

It’s at war on DLT editorially, attacking him largely for the wrong reasons, ignoring the most important right ones – notably endless US wars of aggression the Times wholeheartedly supports.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
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.