August 30, 2014 · 0 Comments
By Stephen Roblin: In Piero Gleijeses' authoritative transnational history of the conflict in southern Africa during the 1970s and 1980s, Visions of Freedom, he provides an account of the American press's troubling treatment of a political debate that occurred during the middle of Reagan's tenure. The debate centered on the question of whether the United States should provide lethal aid to the Angolan insurgent group, UNITA, which was led by one of Africa's most infamous terrorists, Jonas Savimbi. Here, NYTimes eXaminer has published the excerpt from Gleijeses' study.
By Michael M'Gehee: On the front page of the October 7, 2013 edition of The New York Times is an article about the capture of an al Qaeda operative in Libya...
By Thomas Harrison: As I write, a horrible tragedy is unfolding in Egypt. The old order has reasserted itself with a vengeance.
By Glen Ford: The New York Times cannot serve the truth and Power, too – so truth is jettisoned.
By Stephen Roblin: Evidently, in the worldview of the New York Times, the United States can play a “vital role in improving” a country despite subjecting it to mass famine death, while at the same time be a victim of the country's internal troubles.
By Stephen Roblin: “Unscandals” are events that resemble scandals, but deviate in at least two crucial respects: the victims of scandalous acts lack sufficient influence to ...
By Dave Lindorff: For a masterpiece in cognitive dissonance, just look to the foreign editors and the managing editor of the New York Times, who managed to run two closely related stories making opposite points in Saturday’s paper without referencing each other at all.
By Jeremy R. Hammond: In my previous post, I commented on an example of the New York Times tossing inconvenient truths down the memory hole. Here’s another example...
By Al-Akhbar, AFP: The US military plans to expand its drone program to northwest Africa to bolster surveillance of Islamic militant groups, the New York Times reported Monday.
By Thomas C. Mountain: The New York Times, Three Muniteers and a Savvy Technician...Next Page »