Monday, August 01, 2016

The New York Times Plummet from Grace

The New York Times Plummet from Grace

by Stephen Lendman

It’s not the “newspaper of record.” It’s the voice of wealth, power and privilege - supporting tyranny over democracy, war over peace, state terror over fundamental freedoms, propaganda over hard truths.

The late Gore Vidal called The Times the “Typhoid Mary of American journalism” for good reason. Today it’s little more than a laughing stock, making conventional yellow journalism look good by comparison.

Supporting the Clinton crime family shows how low The Times has sunk, their agenda reflecting pure evil, a menace too unacceptable to tolerate.

Independent journalism and opinion aren’t welcome on Times pages. Instead war-mongering neocons like Max Boot are featured, his July 31 op-ed, calling Republicans the “stupid party” for nominating Trump.

A torrent of ad hominem viciousness followed, a thinly veiled Hillary endorsement without naming her - one neocon lunatic supporting another.

Calling Trump “an unapologetic ignoramus” substitutes for explaining a corrupted electoral process, all duopoly players vying for the nation’s highest office tools of powerful interests.

They represent privilege, not populism; war, not peace; dirty business as usual, not governance of, by and for everyone equitably and fairly.

America is a pariah state, driven by lust for power and greed, contemptuous of rule of law principles and democratic values, a bipartisan criminal class in charge.

It’s a society thriving on endless wars of aggression against nonbelligerent states, imperial dominance driving its agenda, mass slaughter and destruction considered a small price to pay, human welfare and dignity of no consequence.

Carpet-bombing its will on others makes America the greatest ever threat to humanity’s survival.

Party conventions eulogized the unthinkable, testimonies to America’s deplorable state, supported by media scoundrels, The New York Times, because of its global reach and influence, worst of all.

The horror of a bad ending awaits, Americans too out-of-touch and indifferent to notice.

I agonize over what I have no power to prevent except to show up every day and do battle against the forces of evil threatening our survival as best I can - hoping the pen one day will be mightier than the sword. 

I ache for a way to stop villainy too unacceptable to tolerate. I doubt much time remains to try.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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

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