The New York Times confused many on Tuesday publishing an opinion piece calling for “fully automated luxury communism” (?), a supposed “new politics” to liberate us from disease, starvation, and boredom. Communism is nothing new; it is a nearly 200-year-old death cult that has taken 100 million lives, a low estimate given that communist states like China, North Korea, and Cuba continue to add to the death count on a daily basis – and the fact that the ideology has spread even further to places like Venezuela, South Africa, and Sri Lanka through its cuddlier alter ego, “socialism” or “democratic socialism.”Only slightly younger than the political dinosaur that is communism is the New York Times‘ insistence on publishing propaganda that defends it. Aaron Bastani’s asteroid mining fever dream is merely the latest in a century of apologism, revisionist history, and fake news … [Read more...] about Martel: 5 Times the New York Times Defended Communism
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Testing the New York Times’ fairnessON the suggestion of a reader, I emailed a letter to the New York Times (reproduced in the latter part of this column). It is my comment on a piece which retired editor Vergel Santos managed to get the newspaper to publish recently. It contained so many lies about our country, at the rate of nearly one per paragraph, that I thought I had to do something about it. The NYT has also distributed the piece internationally, and it has been published in several websites of global broadcast media, such as Al Jazeera. The difficult position of our country, illustrated by Santos’ success in having his piece published, is the result of four factors.First, Western media almost automatically and totally, believes claims made by “their own.” Santos is chairman of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR), which is funded by the US State Department. The noisiest basher of President Duterte is Rappler, headed by Maria Ressa, who … [Read more...] about Testing the New York Times’ fairness
Tax records showing that Donald Trump told the IRS that he lost nearly $1 billion over the course of a decade starting in the mid-1980s highlight the complexity of how the tax code treats real estate investments, but they do not tell us much about the president’s business prowess. The New York Times reported Tuesday that tax transcripts revealing Trump’s tax filings in the years 1985 through 1994 show the president lost nearly $1 billion, with big losses concentrated in the years 1990 and 1991. “Mr. Trump lost so much money that he was able to avoid paying income taxes for eight of the 10 years,” the Times reported. That may be true, although White House spokespeople have said the report is not accurate and the Times has not released the underlying documents or explained the sources of its information. But the bigger contention of the article–that the tax records show Trump is not the artful dealmaker he purports to be–is not … [Read more...] about Carney: How the New York Times Misread Trump’s Tax Bills
The central city of Đà Nẵng has been included in a list of 52 places to go in 2019 by The New York Times. — VNA/VNS PhotoViet Nam News ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city of Đà Nẵng has been included in a list of 52 places to go in 2019 by The New York Times, which has an international readership. The third-largest city of Việt Nam, Đà Nẵng has gone from a place that is "best known for being a gateway to UNESCO Heritage town of Hội An" to an attraction "with a strong foodie scene and new hotels and resorts popping up on a five-mile-long beach strip", according to the newspaper. It advises travelers not to leave without having a bowl of mì Quảng (Quảng noodle soup), "the justifiably famous local noodle soup," which is only US$1 at any street-food stall. Last year, the number of visitors to Đà Nẵng increased 15.5 per cent year-on-year to 7.6 million in 2018, … [Read more...] about Đà Nẵng ranked among top destinations in 2019: The New York Times
Peter J. Boyer writes for Esquire magazine that, with the advent of Donald J. Trump in presidential politics, elite news media such as the New York Times were so triggered as to abandon the norms of traditional journalism – most significantly, the heralded posture of neutrality. When the closing gavels came down on the 2016 political conventions, the news cycle did not ease into the usual midsummer lull but instead locked directly into a state of high alarm, with Donald J. Trump at its center. In the days following Trump’s nomination, there came reports of senior Republican officials considering ways to replace him on the ballot (ABC News), of “suicidal” despair inside the Trump campaign (CNBC), and of a growing list of Republican leaders who planned to publicly support Hillary Clinton (Time). Fox News reported that friends of Trump’s were planning to stage an intervention, involving his family, in hopes of saving his candidacy. But amid those … [Read more...] about Boyer: Donald Trump Changed The New York Times. Is It Forever?