February 2013 Archive

Dental X-Ray

The Real Mission of the New York Times: The Empire’s Shill

By Jason Hirthler: A cursory glance at The New York Times is enough to unsettle an otherwise tepid Tuesday. One recalls the story of Noam Chomsky’s doctor telling ...

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A Most Peculiar Test Drive

By Elon Musk: You may have heard recently about an article written by John Broder from The New York Times that makes numerous claims about the performance of ...

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Glorifying the Chris Kyle Story: No More Truthless Heroes

By Joshua Brollier: On February 11, 2013, the New York Times reported about the funeral of retired Navy Seal sniper Chris Kyle, portraying him as a “warrior and family man.”

UCHS

Union City’s Schools are on the March!

By Bob Somerby: Inquiring minds hadn’t noticed: Sunday’s New York Times featured a striking piece about the Union City schools. That’s Union City, New Jersey to you, a city of ...

Obama

Pablum From the Machine: Bread and Circuses at the State of the Union

By Norman Pollack: The 2008 hoax has been repeated, successfully it would appear given the sanctification bestowed on Obama’s performance Tuesday night by the New York Times...

Feinstein and NYT

Hey, Sen. Feinstein, Read the New York Times!

By Megan Iorio: California Senator Dianne Feinstein said something recently that's making our heads spin. Following John Brennan's confirmation hearing last Thursday in which the Senate Intelligence ...

Common Core

Big Business Supports the Common Core

By Diane Ravitch: Yesterday, 72 business corporations published a full-page advertisement in the New York Times supporting the Common Core State Standards. The ad asserts that the CCSS will ...

Ban Foreclosure Settlement

Office of the Comptroller (OCC) Compounds Botched Foreclosure Review Process with Barmy Plan for Distributing Peanuts

By Yves Smith: The OCC is bravely trying to spin the horrorshow of its botched foreclosure reviews as some sort of positive outcome. It is apparently ...