Sunday, May 07, 2017

NYT Editors Aim at the Wrong Target

NYT Editors Aim at the Wrong Target

by Stephen Lendman

Its editors accused Trump and Hillary of continuing to “wag(e) last year’s campaign,” claiming they’re “undermining their promises to help America heal.”

Calling Trump “more than a little pathetic” because he “has a nation to run,” they accused him of “hack(ing) away at (Hillary), and rhapsodiz(ing) about his campaign,” adding:

“Nothing in recent history can match the sorry spectacle of a sitting president so desperate for adoration and so indifferent to actual governing that the only satisfaction he can get is from perpetuating the campaign.”

Hyperbole, disinformation, fake news, and Trump bashing for the wrong reasons reflect deplorable Times reporting and commentaries.

Forgotten is outrageous Obama demagoguery, serial lying and broken promises - along with war on humanity at home and abroad, Trump continuing his destructive agenda, governing irresponsibly his own way. 

Times editors criticized Hillary for continuing to call Trump “my opponent,” for blaming her defeat on FBI director Comey, for saying if the election was held on October 27, she’d be president.

She and Trump were the most widely reviled presidential candidates in US history, neither fit to serve in any public position. 

It’s true about the vast majority of US politicians - supporting privilege over beneficial social change, war over peace, corruption in Washington and corporate suites over accountability, and rage for US dominance over respecting the sovereignty of all nations.

Instead of baiting Hillary and continuing to campaign, Trump should act presidential, said Times editors. True enough, but not the way they mean.

Saying Hillary “has the opportunity to represent the aspirations of her party rather than its grievances” ignores its opposition to democratic governance.

Same for Republicans. Both parties represent a bipartisan conspiracy against government the way it should be - serving all Americans, not just its privileged few the way the nation was always run from inception.

Its system is too debauched to fix, duopoly governance with two right wings, alternating turns in power, shutting out independents, voting a waste of time because ordinary people have no say over anything - victims of top-down control, ignoring their rights, needs and welfare, enforced by police state harshness.

Candidates like Trump, Hillary and most others are symptoms of continuity, dirty business as usual triumphing each time elections are held. The key problem is the system permitting it.

The only thing worse than Republicans and Democrats is when they join forces against the public interest.

Americans have the best democracy money can buy, for its privileged few alone at the expense of most others - what The Times and other media scoundrels never explain.

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: How the 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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