Wednesday, January 13, 2016

NYT Editors Support America's Deplorable State of the Union

NYT Editors Support America’s Deplorable State of the Union

by Stephen Lendman

The Times exclusively serves wealth and power interests, endorsing America’s most destructive policies. 

It praised Obama’s deplorable State of the Union address, willfully lying to readers - regurgitating his phony claims of “a resurgent economy and better (US) standing in the world…”

Its editors headlined “President Obama’s Call to America’s Better Nature,” saying he “reflect(ed) on what the nation has endured and achieved since he took office in the midst of a dire recession.”

He claimed hellish agenda “accomplishments,” citing “unique strengths,” making America a pariah state, rampaging out-of-control globally, threatening world peace.

Times editors turned truth on its head saying his “resilience…helped the nation weather economic and global crises over the past seven years…position(ing) it best for the future.”

Truth is polar opposite. Protracted Main Street Depression conditions exist. Poverty and human misery are growth industries.

Global crises on Obama’s watch rage out-of-control. His ruthless agenda bears full responsibility.  Hard truths belie his claim about “America (not being) the world’s policeman.”

The nation’s so-called “best values” don’t exist. His Affordable Care Act was a giveaway to health industry interests at the expense of vitally needed universal care - treatment for those in need increasingly dependent on the ability to afford it.

Times editors ignored duopoly power running America, a one-party state with two wings - in lockstep on oligarchs running things, ordinary people having no say, farcical elections when held, imperial madness, corporate favoritism and police state crackdowns on nonbelievers.

Obama’s violent agenda, causing unspeakable human suffering at home and abroad went unmentioned. Instead his phony efforts “to curb gun violence” were praised - belying America’s sordid history of mass slaughter and destruction, notably on his watch, responsible for millions of lost lives.

His executive action to make US communities safer is a complete hoax, a thinly veiled PR stunt. Unprecedented numbers of deportations define his immigration reform agenda.

Times editors support his wanting authorization for unlimited war - on the phony pretext of combating ISIS, the scourge he supports.

The Iran nuclear deal belies longstanding US hostility toward the Islamic Republic, intending new sanctions in flagrant breach of terms reached last year.

“Another foreign policy milestone was Mr. Obama’s decision to begin normalizing relations with Cuba,” Times editors claimed - ignoring US intentions to dominate and exploit the island state, an agenda Cubans won’t tolerate.

Embargo conditions remain, despite Obama’s considerable executive discretion to limit it, short of congressional authorization required to end it entirely.

“(T)he administration achieved an impressive environmental record,” Times editors claimed. Nothing substantive changed on Obama’s watch. Big Oil operates unrestrained.

Sham US-led Paris climate talks ended with no constructive action, hype and deception substituting.

“On jobs and the economy, the president pointed to a 5 percent unemployment rate and sustained growth,” Times editors blustered.

Real unemployment is 23% based on accurately calculating it, rigged numbers substituting for reality - concealing protracted economic crisis conditions for most Americans, things getting worse, not better.

Times editors didn’t explain - instead calling Obama’s litany of State of the Union speech lies and deception “inspiring words.”

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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