READ: “The New Woke Times” (An excerpt from the new book SLANTED)

The following is from RealClearPolitics’ excerpt from the new Sharyl Attkisson book about the media: “SLANTED: How the news media taught us to love censorship and hate journalism”

The following is an excerpt from “Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism” by Sharyl Attkisson.

 Harper Collins

There’s no more exemplary sign of the death-of-the-news-as-we-once-knew-it than the public unraveling of The New York Times, once perhaps of the most well-respected news organizations on the planet. The newspaper’s series of unfortunate, self-inflicted events, highlighted in a disastrous summer of 2019, led one insider to refer to the publication as “The New Woke Times.” A leaked transcript of a staff meeting following a string of public embarrassments punctuated the point.

I can’t help but think that the angst-filled newsroom at the New York Times might not have to expend so much effort dodging flak if management had allowed the paper’s public editor to do her job. The public editor was the internal ombudsman assigned “to help keep the Times and its coverage honest in an increasingly commercialized and politicized news environment.” This was the person assigned to address major public criticism and, to some degree, inoculate the newsroom from having to get mired so deeply in controversies over its coverage. (Continued…)

One editorial figure at a major international publication who did not want to be identified recounted numerous pieces he has recently killed for fear of the organized backlash.

“They can bankrupt me,” he tells me. “Facebook, Twitter, Google— they can ruin you in a matter of hours. For somebody like us, they can destroy you. So what do we do? We pull our punches. To raise certain issues is to cut your own throat.” He continues, “The newsman in me says, ‘Tell the truth,’ and that sounds great. But if I do that and destroy [my publication] in the process, what kind of pyrrhic victory is that?”

The information landscape becomes ever narrower, squashing diversity of thought and facts. Pretty soon, we won’t know what we don’t know. And that will be that.

Excerpt from “SLANTED: How the news media taught us to love censorship and hate journalism”

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  1. The ‘N’ew York Times has never been
    reputable to those of us privy to that
    INVISIBLE HAND directing its every
    Marxian editorial position!!!

    Just one horrific example, that disinformation RAG-of-a-NEWSPAPER — at the INVISIBLE HAND’S direction — kept hidden Russia’s INSANE, Marxian, Bolshevik rape, robbery, torture, and slaughter of Christians throughout that land and Ukraine (( attractive Christian children had been targeted for SPECIAL torture/killing by Bolshevik tribe members—a form of FACE-ENVY at work there.

    Hmmm . . ., Sharyl, now name that INVISIBLE HAND directing the ‘N’YT rag, destroying the Christian West.


    1. P.S.

      One researcher, some years ago, had calculated 1-billion deaths of Christians by that hand (( to include the Armenian/Christian G E N O C I D E )).


      1. P.P.S.

        That INVISIBLE hand’s greatest/deadliest deception was to successfully pit Christian against Christian — as in Lincoln’s war against self-determination and the Constitution — as explained in “Lincoln’s Marxists” (( sent 5 copies of that book to Beck & Boys, to no avail!; by the way, if you get any time with him—ask him to give you a copy of my report, “The Donahue Syndrome,” which is my psychological analysis — the ROOT cause! — of political affiliations )).


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