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Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Big News The Times Won't Cover

The New York Times calls itself the paper of record.  Supposedly, it has "all the news that's fit to print".  The problem, of course, is that the slogan is a lie.  The Times covers "all the news that fits the narrative".  Nothing that might show President Trump in a good light is covered if at all possible.  The things of that sort that the Times is forced to cover get relegated to the back of the paper in tiny articles.

So what is today's big story?  If you don't read the times, that story is the passage by the UN Security Council of the biggest sanctions ever on North Korea for its nuclear and missile programs.  Here's how the New York Post described the sanctions:

The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday, slashing by a third its $3 billion annual export revenue in retribution for Pyongyang’s two July intercontinental ballistic missile tests.

The US-drafted resolution bans North Korean exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood.

Cutting off one-third of the NK's exports is a big deal which will hurt the NK's.  That's important.  Even more important, though, is the fact that the resolution passed 15 to 0.  Russia and China both voted with the USA and the other nations to impose the sanctions.  Who gets credit for convincing the Chinese to sanction their ally North Korea?  The Trump administration.  Who gets credit for convincing Putin and the Russians to sanction the NK's?  Again, the answer is President Trump.

So does the NY Times cover this major international story?  The answer is yes, but it put the article in a small report on page A-11 of the print version.  The Times buries the news because it can't stand the idea of publishing something which is a major accomplishment for President Trump.

We really need to have a media that reports all the news.  Instead we have a series of propaganda outlets that see everything through a lens which blocks anything that could be construed as good news for President Trump.

H/T Steve Brill

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