opinion Kathy Kiely Opinion contributor Published 3:26 PM EDT Jun 18, 2019 President Donald Trump says the New York Times has committed “Treason." If anything, the venerable Gray Lady is guilty of a far less capital offense known, in newspaper parlance, as “burying the lead.” That’s what editors accuse reporters of doing when they put their most interesting stuff wa-a-a-a-ay down in the middle of a story. It’s arguably what happened over the weekend, when the Times posted a lengthy, detailed story about how the U.S. is escalating efforts to hack into Russian infrastructure as a deterrent against Russian attempts to do the same in the U.S. Twenty-two paragraphs into the piece comes this jaw-dropper of a sentence: “Pentagon and intelligence officials described broad hesitation to go into detail with Mr. Trump about operations against Russia for concern over his reaction — and the possibility that he might countermand it or … [Read more...] about Trump’s New York Times treason claim is fake, like he is.
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The New York Times has refuted Donald Trump’s claims that the newspaper is guilty of treason over a story it ran about alleged US cyber-attacks against Russia. The paper responded to the president’s tweet, noting that the country’s national security officials said there were “no concerns.” The paper also warned that “accusing the press of treason is dangerous.” Accusing the press of treason is dangerous.https://t.co/MU020hxwdc pic.twitter.com/4CIfcqKoEl — NYTimes Communications (@NYTimesPR) June 16, 2019 Donald Trump, who began clashing with the newspaper and other American media outlets even before he was elected president, took to Twitter to lambast The NYT over its recent report suggesting that the US is stepping up digital attacks on Russia’s electric power grid. Trump branded it “not true” and “a virtual act of Treason,” also repeating his signature rant and calling the paper “the enemy … [Read more...] about New York Times Rejects Trump’s Treason Accusations
Benedict Spence 12 June 2019 4:35 PM 12 June 2019 4:35 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp The New York Times has said it will stop publishing political cartoons, six weeks after an image of a blind, kippah-wearing Donald Trump being led by a dog with the head of Bibi Netanyahu appeared in the paper. The cartoon was rightly condemned and an apology swiftly issued. But scrapping cartoons for good – and parting ways with two of its long-time cartoonists, neither of whom drew the offending image – is a step too far. The paper’s bungled campaign against Donald Trump shows why. Since Trump first emerged as a candidate for the presidency, the NYT has railed against him for all manner of sins, from his womanising to his apparent bid to undermine press freedom. Trump is depicted as one thing: a thin-skinned, narcissistic racist. There is little humour in this depiction, only a continuous stream of outrage. Yet where is … [Read more...] about The New York Times’ cowardly decision to ditch cartoons
Date created : 11/06/2019 - 19:11Latest update : 11/06/2019 - 19:15 Acclaimed French cartoonist Jean Plantu called on the New York Times Tuesday not to ban political cartoons from its pages after a furore involving a caricature of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The artist who founded the Cartooning for Peace charity, told AFP the newspaper was wrong to bow to pressure and remove a drawing by Portuguese illustrator Antonio Moreira Antunes from its site.“Humour and unsettling images are part of our democracy,” Plantu said.Not having biting cartoons was “as stupid as asking children not to do drawings for Mothers’ Day,” he added. The cartoon of Netanyahu published in April in the Times’ international edition was deemed anti-Semitic by some.Israel’s ambassador to the UN likened it to the content of Nazi propaganda tabloid Der Sturmer.It depicted Netanyahu as a guide dog wearing a Star of David collar and leading a blind Donald Trump … [Read more...] about French cartoonist Plantu slams ‘stupid’ New York Times ban
Douglas Murray 10 June 2019 2:46 PM 10 June 2019 2:46 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp One of the words that has become increasingly useless over recent years is ‘radicalisation’. As more and more terrorist attacks took place across the West in recent years the word got trotted out with some utility. Al-Qaeda and Isis fighters were reported to have been ‘radicalised’. Soon a whole arm of dubious expertise grew, purporting to be able to trace the various ‘paths’ to radicalisation. But at some point in the present decade the word became used, not just as a term of faux-science, but as a way to dismiss almost any position against which a certain individual or group of individuals were opposed. Voters were said to have been ‘radicalised’ before putting a mark in the box beside the name of Donald Trump in 2016. Likewise every ‘wrong’ vote in Europe has become an example of further … [Read more...] about The New York Times and the problem with ‘radicalisation’