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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:06 PM

Do you think the NY Times knew this Fast and Furious story was BS all along?

Or do you think this Fortune story was a complete shock to them?

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Reply Do you think the NY Times knew this Fast and Furious story was BS all along? (Original post)
NNN0LHI Jun 2012 OP
madrchsod Jun 2012 #1
russspeakeasy Jun 2012 #2
spanone Jun 2012 #3
russspeakeasy Jun 2012 #4
EFerrari Jun 2012 #5
Spazito Jun 2012 #6
HopeHoops Jun 2012 #7
orwell Jun 2012 #8

Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:10 PM

1. they knew

they also knew they are ones that covered up the call to the saudi`s during fitzgeralds investigation in chicagoland.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:11 PM

2. They make their money selling advertising.

Yes, they knew, "but times are tough", and all that shit.

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Response to russspeakeasy (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:16 PM

3. think of the money the teevee media is getting from this election....

mind boggling

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Response to spanone (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:29 PM

4. Exactly. That's why they keep telling us how close the election is.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:32 PM

5. My bet would be, they knew.

The NYTs has shown itself to be really flexible on a lot of things -- like the fake reasons for iraq, the election fraud in Ohio, the warrantless wiretapping. They knew.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:36 PM

6. My bet is they knew, remember Judith Miller...

formerly of the NYT, now famous for her pro-war, inaccurate stories which the NYT faithfully published until they could no longer cover for their 'journalist.

Yeah, I say history repeats itself.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:16 PM

7. It's public record that the shrub administration started it in '06. They knew.

 

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:18 PM

8. Disabuse yourself of the notion...

...that the "venerable" NYT is anything more than a mouthpiece for power as are the major networks, newspapers, and radio station networks.

"The Left" as represented by the media is only the slightly left of center pundit class who can pass ideological muster for the gatekeepers.

This is why you never see true left intellectuals like Noam Chomsky anywhere near a mass media communications network.

There is a business page, not a labor page.

There is the Wall Street Journal Report, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, Nightly Business Report but not one show that discusses working class issues exclusively.

Even so-called left shows like TRMS or Ed Schultz are still bound by their corporate paymasters to "support the troops", buy a new GM car or "Progressive" insurance.

Amy Goodman is relegated to channel 1,000,007 on the Cable Networks and an occasional appearance on UP with Chris Hayes.

Stations like KPFA and WBAI have to constantly beg for money to stay on the air while el Rushbo and "chalkboard Beck" get 10's of millions per contract. Catapulting the propaganda been berry berry good to them.

Meanwhile the working classes on this planet circle the toilet bowl while Jamie Dimon holds court before an adoring Senate, whistling past the penitentiary on the way to his house in the Hamptons.

The law is for the little people don't ya know.

So no, the NYT is just the latest in a long line of propaganda organs masquerading as a newspaper. At least the birds in the cage know what to do with it.

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