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Questions for NYT and Other Scoundrel Media Editors

by Stephen Lendman Saturday, Mar. 07, 2015 at 11:48 AM


Questions for NYT and Other Scoundrel Media Editors

by Stephen Lendman

Alternative sources alone provide reliable information on issues mattering most. Mostly individuals commenting online pro bono.

Speaking publicly in venues willing to host them. Expressing honest views when interviewed. Hard truths more important than ever to know. 

Ideas and opinions Orwell called revolutionary in times of universal deceit. Imagine how he'd respond to today's horrors.

Fascist governments masquerade as democracies. US imperial wars rage without end - waged one after another or in multiples.

Against governments threatening no one. Western ones target them anyway. 

Criminal gangs masquerade as political parties institute slow-motion tyranny at home. They threaten humanity's survival.

MSM television and print media support their worst policies - pretending they're beneficial, legal, the right thing to do. 

Legitimate reasons why aren't given. Fake ones substitute. Reality turned on its head and then some.

Big Lies proliferate, suppressing hard truths. Journalists are fired for letting some slip out. CNN's Jim Clancy is the latest example. 

For daring to criticize Israel. Even though his comments omitted what most needs explaining to a wide audience. 

Longstanding Israeli crimes of war and against humanity. Daily horrors Palestinians face. 

Don't expect major media journalists reporting them forthrightly. Automatic dismissal would follow.

MSM mock legitimacy. They operate as propaganda mouthpieces for wealth, power and privilege. Try getting honest answers on television or in print to these questions:

Why do you suppress hard truths on issues mattering most?

Why do you consistently proliferate Big Lies? Other forms of deception. Managed news misinformation rubbish.

Denying viewers and readers the right to know what most greatly affects their lives, welfare and futures.

Why do you call aggressive wars liberating ones? Humanitarian intervention. Responsibility to protect. 

Claim carving up whole continents for profit is economic development. 

Why do you glorify wars in the name of peace? Justify might over right. Manipulate viewers and readers deceptively instead of informing them forthrightly.

Why do you accept official Western government comments and views as gospel? Why don't you challenge them? Question more.

Hold government officials' feet to the fire. Journalism is supposed to be afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted.

Presstitution substitutes - making street whores look good by comparison. Deception conceals reality.

News is carefully filtered. Fiction substitutes for facts. Free and open Western societies are pure fantasy. 

They're increasingly disappearing in plain sight - aided and abetted by media scoundrels. Supporting what demands condemnation.

Why do they back US-dominated NATO aggression? Against one country after another. Endless US direct and proxy wars rage.

Against Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Ukraine. Why don't they explain longstanding US policy to topple all independent governments?

By coups, assassinations or aggressive wars. Wanting them replaced with pro-Western subservient ones - stooge regimes, not legitimate governments. 

Convenient puppets running them. Taking orders from Washington. Facing regime change otherwise.

Why does irresponsible Russia bashing continue? Designating Vladimir Putin public enemy No. 1. He's a world-class leader making Obama look buffoon-like in comparison.

He threatens no one. Has no revanchist aims. Goes all-out for regional peace and stability. 

Polar opposite US-dominated NATO imperial marauding. Ravaging and destroying one country after another. 

Killing millions. Causing vast destruction. Unspeakable human misery.

Why don't MSM explain the mother of all Big Lies once and for all? Stop pretending the official narrative is gospel. 

9/11 was US state-sponsored terrorism. Accused plotters had nothing to do with it.

Or bin Laden. The notion about him outwitting America's entire intelligence establishment from an Afghanistan cave flies in the face of reason.

Especially given his failing health. His December 2001 death was widely reported at the time - before buried down the memory hole. 

Why don't media scoundrels forthrightly say Obama didn't kill Osama? He didn't die twice. He wasn't killed.

He perished from kidney disease and/or other natural causes. Earlier he was an unwitting CIA asset. Why aren't these things explained?

Why suppressed? Why pretend fiction is fact? Why is truth turned on its head?

Why didn't MSM report US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland saying America spent over billion planning and implementing the ouster of Ukraine's democratic government?

Replacing it with illegitimate neo-Nazis. Thugs making Mafia bosses looking saintly by comparison. Washington uses Ukraine as a dagger targeting Russia's heartland.

Controlling Ukraine is the pretext - Russia the real target. Regime change the objective. Why aren't these things forthrightly explained?

Why are anti-Muslim witch-hunts tolerated? Supported despite Western police state repressiveness increasingly destroying fundamental freedoms.

Claiming nonexistent national security concerns. Phony terrorist threats and other deceptions. Fear-mongering duplicity persists. 

Making the world safe for monied interests. Eroding social justice at the same time. Making Western societies more than ever unfit to live in.

Why don't these vital truths make headlines? Or that America and Israel partner in each other's high crimes.

Israeli wars on Gaza are well planned long in advance - constituting remeditated aggression and then some. 

Official reasons given are Big Lies. Horrific high crimes against peace so far aren't punished. 

America is as guilty as Israel. Funding its killing machine. Arming it with the latest weapons and technology. Vetoing UN resolutions aimed at holding it accountable.

Why is reporting accurately on Israel strictly verboten? Why do MSM support its genocidal crimes of war and against humanity? Ignore hard truths demanding headlines.

Israel's lawless militarized occupation harshness, ruthless persecution, apartheid worse than South Africa's, and suffocating besieged Gazans constitute horrendous high crimes too grievous to ignore.

What about cops and other security forces given license to kill - on city streets for any reason or none at all.

Targeting Western societies' most disadvantage. Mainly Blacks, other people of color and Muslims. 

Islamophobia rages more than any time since 9/11. Innocent Muslims are targeted. Many grievously harmed. Unfairly called terrorist threats. 

Especially post-Charlie Hebdo killings. Police and military forces in Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Greece and elsewhere across Europe were deployed. 

A near state of war exists. Targeting Muslims irresponsibly. Based on spurious evidence or none at all. 

Alleging nonexistent jihadist cell connections. Plotting nonexistent terrorist attacks.

Fear-mongering proliferates irresponsibly. Manipulating gullible people to believe Big Lie rubbish. No matter how many times before they were fooled.

Why do media scoundrels accept phony government claims as gospel? Repeat them ad nauseam instead of reporting hard truths.

Why do they consistently fail to do their job? Why do scare headlines substitute for honest ones? Why is deception standard practice? 

Why are media scoundrels our enemies instead of allies? Why don't they explain America's ruthless imperial agenda forthrightly?

In bed with monied interests benefitting at our expense. War profiteers never had it better. 

Duopoly power runs things. Politicians are bought like toothpaste. Voters get the best democracy money can buy.

Western social contract obligations are on the chopping block for elimination. Middle class societies are disappearing in plain sight. So are fundamental freedoms.

Poverty in America more than ever is a growth industry. In the world's richest country. Why are protracted Main Street Depression conditions called economic recovery?

Why is nearly one-fourth of US working-age unemployment ignored? Why is epidemic level underemployment not reported?

What about most of America's best jobs offshored to low wage countries? Monthly employment reports are more phony than real. 

Other economic and financial data is distorted to make rotten conditions look good. What about growing abject poverty at a time of greater than ever super-wealth. 

The media's role is to inform - fully, accurately, forthrightly. 

Provide real news, information and analysis. 

Not regurgitated misinformation rubbish. Official narrative Big Lies. Deception instead of telling people what they most need to know. Supporting wrong over right. 

Doing the right thing is its own reward. So is good journalism - daily fare fit to print or broadcast. The truth, whole truth and nothing else. 

On all domestic and geopolitical issues. Especially ones mattering most. At a time when reliable information more than ever is needed.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

Visit his blog site at 

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs. 

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