The NYT is Rich in Irony Today: Mockingbird Journalism at it’s Finest

by Scott Creighton

It is a false belief that the CIA ‘infiltrated’ unwitting media institutions. The recruitment of journalists was frequently done with complicity from top management and ownership. Former CIA Director William Colby claimed during the Church Committee investigative hearings, “Lets go to the managements. They were witting.” Among the organizations that would lend their help to the propaganda efforts was the New York Times, Newsweek, Associated Press, and the Miami Herald. Providing cover to CIA agents was a part of the New York Times policy, set by their late publisher, Arthur Hays Salzberger.4 The People’s History

From the same establishment rag that brought you “Yellow Cake from Niger”, “mobile chemical weapons labs” and “Iranian nukes” stories out the ying-yang, we have another installment in their long, long, long history of Mockingbird journalism.

IRONY

Well, we know now that the newest 3 hobos from Dallas are officially tossed down the memory hole. All those reports of multiple shooters firing from multiple locations creating a “kill zone” in a Dallas street… all gone. Poof. I wonder if they will say he only fired three bullets and the victims all “slumped” forward when they died.

Last night the governor of Texas and the mayor of Dallas held a press conference where they endorsed the “lone gunman” story. Police Chief Brown was notably absent from the event. The governor took three pre-approved questions from the “journalists” in the room and then ran out the door.

Simply remarkable what passes for journalism in our “free” society over here. Simply remarkable.

5 Responses

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  2. “Slumping” forward as you die can be “faked,” Scott. I call bullshit on Dallas. None of it happened. There were no snipers, let alone one, let alone three or even five. Nobody died. In America, gun violence is without any consequence. In fact, it doesn’t exist at all, whether state sponsored or otherwise. It’s all just theater, especially if the story is that it was a cop shooting a man because the cop, trained to shoot first and ask questions later, panicked and did just that. Dallas was just a staged sequel in a long history of “fake” fakes, eh.

    You are, of course, quite right to call out the NYT for its ‘Mockingbird Journalism.’ That is after all its stock-in-trade.

  3. Regarding Chief Brown not being there, at first I thought they picked Dallas because of its historically notoriously corrupt police force. But as I look into it, Brown appears to have been a real reformer, who was reducing police violence. Now his model has been tarnished. Perhaps that was part of the plan as well, to undercut the progress that he had been making, and to keep the strategic tensions going. I wonder if he will stand for it, or if he will try to get the real story out. I’m being too hopeful, I suppose, when I think this could be a McCarthy vs. the Army moment. On Brown’s reforms. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2016/07/the_dallas_police_department_has_been_a_model_for_reducing_officer_involved.html

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