Saturday, October 08, 2016

NYT Sleaziness

NYT Sleaziness

by Stephen Lendman

The Times’ latest anti-Trump tirade highlighted his womanizing history, citing boastful sexual comments, made heading for a cameo soap opera appearance over 20 years ago. 

Its editorial titled The Sleaziness of Donald Trump showed how low it’s willing to stoop to defeat him in November - failing to explain numerous past US presidents had extramarital affairs, including Washington, Jefferson, Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Jack Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Bill Clinton, among others.

Many members of Congress and Washington bureaucrats had indiscretions, likely many fourth estate members with much to hide.

During earlier presidential campaigns, little or nothing was reported about the private lives of aspirants - or throughout their tenure. 

So why now, singling out Trump for special opprobrium? Why him alone? Vilifying him relentlessly is clear evidence of Times sleaziness, a daily pejorative tirade - one-sidedly supporting war goddess, racketeer, perjurer Hillary, a woman belonging in prison, not high office.

Husband Bill was, and likely remains, a notorious womanizer. Half a dozen or more women called him a sexual predator. Former White House volunteer Kathleen Willey accused him of sexually assaulting her in his Oval Office private study.

She wasn’t the only one, numerous other women making similar accusations, several saying they were raped.

Not an issue for The Times, focusing its venom on Trump at home, Putin abroad, and other independent leaders Washington wants replaced by US-controlled puppet ones.

Its one-sided support for Hillary mocks legitimate journalism, transforming it into press agent PR promotion - sleaze by any standard.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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

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