Russia Bashing NYT-Style
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
On virtually anything related to Russia, the self-styled newspaper of record is a bullhorn lying machine with global reach.
All the news it claims fit to print is pure rubbish on Russia and other major geopolitical issues – truth-telling banished from its reports.
Its editors, reporters, commentators and contributors operate the same way, feeding readers disinformation, Big Lies and fake news, suppressing what’s vital to explain – notably on issues of war and peace, geopolitics, Israel, and most everything on Russia, inventing reasons to bash Putin and Kremlin policy.
In response to fake news about Kiev-based Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko’s death, the Times and other media scoundrels blamed Russia for what didn’t happen.
Alleged corpse Babchenko turned up alive. US-installed Kiev putschists claimed the stunt was staged to catch a contract killer hired to assassinate him – irresponsibly blaming Russia because Babchenko is a vocal Kremlin critic.
The scheme backfired, destroying Ukrainian regime and its media credibility more than already – even in the eyes of their supporters.
Before Babchenko emerged alive, the Times said “it did not take long for the Kremlin’s denial machinery to shift into high gear,” adding:
“Another case of Russophobia, cried government officials and their media acolytes, anticipating that Russia would be blamed. An attempt to mar the World Cup soccer tournament; a typical example of Ukraine’s ‘bloody crimes and total impunity.’ “
With egg on its face again, the Times failed trying to explain its misreporting, calling “reality…more complicated” with no murder, no corpse, no Russian responsibility for a Kiev regime stunt.
Its explanation fell flat, the Times and other media scoundrels complicit in the Big Lie by automatically blaming Russia – this time for a non-incident.
The Times: “One thing is certain: The Kremlin will seize on this official deceit to show the lengths to which its enemies will go to tarnish Russia.”
Fact: “One thing (for sure) is certain.” The Times and other media scoundrels go way out of their way to invent reasons to bash Russia – at the same time, supporting Washington’s killing machine, waging war on humanity, force-feeding neoliberal harshness on most Americans, so privileged ones can benefit at their expense.
The Times: Denial is “Russia’s reaction to all accusations of foul play, whether it’s the well-documented charges by the Netherlands, Australia and other nations that it was responsible for downing a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine in 2014, killing 298; or the British accusation that Russia was most likely behind the poisoning of a double agent and his daughter in England; or the charge by American intelligence agencies that Russia meddled in the presidential campaign.”
Fact: All of the above is shameless Russia bashing disinformation – uninvolved in Western accusations of foul play; Kiev and Washington responsible for downing MH17, not Moscow; UK and US handiwork behind the Skripal incident; no Russian US election meddling – no evidence showing any of the above accusations are true.
Kremlin denials on all of the above and other false accusations are accurate, plenty of evidence showing US-led Western regimes and their supportive media are liars.
The Times mocked Russian denials, part of its bashing strategy, serving as a mouthpiece for wealth, power and privilege, supporting what demands denunciation.
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