The brain dead alone believe their daily drumbeat of rubbish on major domestic and geopolitical issues.
You have to be brain dead to believe what doesn’t rise to the level of bad fiction.
Not a shred of evidence suggests a threat by Russia to Ukraine or any other nations.
Yet a forever drumbeat of MSM fake news defies reality by falsely claiming otherwise.
The latest NYT edition is one of countless examples.
Its lead report quoted the fake Biden’s perversion of reality claim that Russian forces “remain very much in a threatening position” to Ukraine — despite no evidence suggesting it, adding:
US “intelligence” that’s invented, not real, “indicate(s) that Russia was considering Wednesday as the possible date for the start of military action (sic).”
The likelihood is zero on Wednesday or any other day — other than in self-defense if preemptively attacked, the UN Charter right of all nations.
Separately, the Times claimed that it’s “too early to tell” if Russian forces returning to their bases after completing military drills is “meaningful (sic),” falsely adding:
“Russia in the past announced troop withdrawals only to leave weaponry equipment in place for easy redeployment (sic).”
On Tuesday while Vladimir Putin was meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Moscow, the Times reported alleged cyberattacks on Ukraine’s war ministry, army and two banks, adding:
Alleged attacks “came as Ukraine girds for a possible attack (not planned or forthcoming) by Russian forces massing on its northern, eastern and southern borders” not there.
A Ukrainian official was quoted, saying:
“The goal (of hackers) is quite simple: to sow panic, show what they are capable of, test the systems and see if they are vulnerable.”
“They are poking around and looking for weaknesses.”
The above implies that Russia is at fault despite no evidence suggesting it intends hostile actions against Ukraine in any form.
Yet the Times hyperventilated:
“US arms to Ukraine are unlikely to stop a Russia invasion” — knowing that nothing of the sort is coming.
No Russian forces were menacingly “shift(ed) from its far east” to Ukraine’s border (sic), no threat of war on the country so it was invented.
Alex Cockburn once called Times columnist Thomas Friedman “the silliest man on the planet.”
Nothing he hyperventilates about can be taken seriously.
According to journalism Professor Robert Jensen:
“Friedman tells the privileged, and those who aspire to privilege, what they want to hear in a way that makes them feel smart…”
His “trumpeting of US affluence and power are sprinkled with pithy-though-empty anecdotes, padded with glib turns of phrases.”
“He’s the perfect oracle for a management-focused, advertising-saturated, dumbed-down, imperial culture that doesn’t want to come to terms with the systemic and structural reasons for its decline.”
Friedman’s vacuous prose demands avoiding, not following.
Yet Times editors give him a platform to lie and mass deceive readers.
His latest reinvention of reality rubbish claims the following:
“(I)f Vladimir Putin opts to back away from invading Ukraine (sic), even temporarily (sic), it’s because (the White House imposter representing dementia Joe) matched every Putin chess move with an effective counter of his own (sic).”
The Biden regime’s “statecraft has given (him) pause (sic).”
Or maybe not, according to Friedman’s reinvention of reality.
A threat by Moscow “to seize Ukraine and and forcibly return (the country) to Russia’s” sphere of influence reads like bad fiction no responsible editors would touch.
Yet Times editors feature this type rubbish as standard fare.
Sacking would follow truth and full disclosure about Russia and other US invented enemies by MSM correspondents and/or columnists.
Like all his fake news columns, Friedman finds ways to embarrass himself time again.
No Putin plan exists to “install lackeys” in Ukraine. No evidence suggests it.
No Russian “tanks (are menacingly) mass(ed)” along its border.
Calling the country “democra(tic)” belies its Nazi-infested fascist rule, its US control as a vassal state.
Like all his columns, Friedman’s latest is polar opposite reality enough to give yellow journalism a bad name.
He’s featured by the Times as a wealth, power and privilege mouthpiece.
Telling the ruling elite what they want to hear — by turning truth on its head — is at the expense of journalism as it should be.