The NYT: Enemy of Peace, Equity, Justice, the Rule of Law, and Press Freedom

The NYT: Enemy of Peace, Equity, Justice, the Rule of Law, and Press Freedom

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

In its daily editions, the Times features state-approved managed news misinformation and disinformation, pretending it’s “all the news that’s fit to print” — operating as a pro-war, pro-business, anti-populist mouthpiece.

My views aren’t welcome on its pages. Nor are those of others involved in journalism the way it should be — the truth and nothing but the truth, especially on major world and national issues.

What I and others like me support, the Times rejects, notably:

Putting money power back in public hands where it belongs. 

Supporting progressive policies over regressive, reactionary ones.

Preserving and improving social justice.

Curbing corporate power, notably trust-busting to eliminate monopolies and oligopolies.

Obeying international, constitutional and US statute laws, holding violators accountable.

Getting money out of politics and ending one-party rule with two extremist right wings.

Aiding impoverished millions, including by guaranteeing a minimum household income. 

Holding independently monitored free, fair and open elections, a level playing field for all political aspirants.

Mandating ecosanity over plundering the earth for profits.

Strengthening the disappearing middle class.

Preserving and enhancing Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other vital social programs.

Instituting universal healthcare, preserving public education, and strengthening the right of organized labor to bargain collectively with management on a level playing field.

Protecting human and civil rights.

Breaking up or shutting down US too big to fail predatory banks that control the nation’s money, the most important power over all others they abuse.

Prosecuting war criminals and corporate crooks to the full letter of the law.

Reinstating progressive taxes.

Ending the greatest wealth disparity in the US since the late 19th/early 20th century robber barons age.

Enforcing speech, press, and academic freedoms.

Putting an end to interfering in the internal affairs of other nations.

Ending corporate personhood and creating democratic governance for first time in US history — to make the nation a model society safe and fit to live in for all its citizens and residents.

Are endless wars of aggression OK? Do human and civil rights, public safety and welfare no longer matter?

Is dirty business as usual the way things should be? Are sham elections controlled by party bosses and democracy for the privi

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