Fake News, the New York Times Way

Not a day goes by now when the New York Times doesn’t run an article about the danger of “fake news.” So, I was reminded of the greatest bit of “fake news” ever published: the NEW YORK Times’s cover-up of Stalin’s murder of 7 million people. For which the NEW YORK Times won (and jealously keeps) a Pulitzer Prize.  Arnold Beichman remembers what fake news the paper wrote: "There is no famine or actual starvation nor is there likely to be." --New York Times, Nov. 15, 1931, page 1 "A New York report of a famine in Russia is today an exaggeration or malignant propaganda." --New York Times, August 23, 1933 "Enemies and foreign critics can say what they please. Weaklings and despondents at home may groan under the burden, but the youth and strength of the Russian people is essentially at one with the Kremlin's program, believes it worthwhile and supports it, however hard be the...(Read Full Post)