Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Flotilla Cover-up by the New York Times for Israel

The NY Times has a long history of pro-Israel reporting of events in the Middle East. One notable illustration is their coverage of Israel’s 1967 attack on the USS Liberty that killed and wounded over 200 American sailors. The Times‘ only account of this deliberate, hour-long assault — a brief summary buried on page 19 of the paper.

The question is who within the New York Times ordered the most recent journalistic stonewalling and kowtowing to Israeli interests. Might it be publisher/owner Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.? Rank-and-file employees and journalists at the Times must be truly embarrassed, even shamed by the actions and inactions of their employer.

The NY Times is not acting as if it were part of an independent media. Indeed, the corporate media is part of the military-industrial-intelligence establishment. Only the foreign press or alternative online media can adequately inform the public about these sorts of issues.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 23rd, 2010.]

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