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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The New York Times defended what it called former vice president Joe Biden’s “handsy approach to politicking” on Friday by accusing President Donald Trump of hypocrisy for posting a video parody of Biden’s tweeted apology. The front-page article, which ran as news rather than as opinion, accused Trump of “ignoring his own troubled history with women,” reciting a familiar list of accusations, including the infamous Access Hollywood episode.On Thursday, Trump had poked fun at Biden by tweeting a video, made by a Trump supporter whose Twitter handle is “Carpedonktum,” in which a cutout image of Biden is seen to be fondling the former vice president during his apology. Trump added the words, “WELCOME BACK, JOE!”, a reference to Biden’s anticipated return to politics. The Times, evidently unable to accept humor or parody, or to hold Biden up to scrutiny, shot back angrily: The tweet and video seemed like a … [Read more...] about New York Times Defends Joe Biden’s ‘Handsy Approach to Politicking’ by Accusing Trump of Hypocrisy
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?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Reader Center Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Reader Center | What if You Could Literally Talk to The New York Times? Supported by Dan Sanchez, editorial lead for our new voice initiative — enabling you to “hear the news,” straight from Times journalists, via Alexa — answers questions about what that conversation could be like. ByLela Moore Jan. 14, 2019 Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. More than two-thirds of smart-speaker owners in the United States use them to listen to the news, according to a 2018 Nielsen survey released at the end of September. Soon after that survey was released, a team of students who built an app for Alexa-enabled devices in a “computational journalism” class at Stanford concluded that opportunities for … [Read more...] about What if You Could Literally Talk to The New York Times?
caption Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. source Reuters / Stephen Lam An explosive New York Times report delved into how Facebook’s leadership dealt with scandals over the past few years. Facebook published a blog post refuting elements of the report, such as Russian interference, political point-scoring, and Zuckerberg banning his executives from using iPhones. Business Insider has broken down Facebook’s objections alongside the Times’ reporting. Facebook inner workings were laid bare on Wednesday by a New York Times report that went into gory detail about how the social network’s leadership struggled to contend with a series of scandals. Facebook on Thursday delivered a riposte in the form of a blog post, which listed the ways in which it claims the Times misrepresented the facts. Here is a breakdown of Facebook’s objections: 1. Facebook discouraged its security chief, Alex Stamos, from looking into … [Read more...] about Facebook hits back at The New York Times, pointing out the inaccuracies in its blockbuster report on leadership missteps