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How the New York Times has published lies to serve a biased narrative

April was the month the narratives died. 

On April 15, the Biden administration acknowledged there was no evidence that Russia ever offered bounties on American troops in Afghanistan, walking back a report that wounded former President Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2020 election. 

Four days later, the Washington, DC, medical examiner revealed that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick had not been murdered by rampaging Trump supporters during the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot, as reports had claimed, but had died of natural causes. 

Both stories were based on anonymous, unidentifiable sources, but had become deeply enmeshed in the public consciousness. Both confirmed the assumptions of the nation’s left-leaning media and academic elite, while damaging their political enemies. 
 

And both were driven by The New York Times, where malicious misreporting has been the practice for a century, argues journalist and media commentator Ashley Rindsberg

“My research churned up not mere errors or inaccuracies but whole-cloth falsehoods,” Rindsberg writes in “The Gray Lady Winked” (Midnight Oil), out now, which examines how the nation’s premier media outlet manipulates what we think is the news. 

The “fabrications and distortions” he found in the Times’ coverage of major stories from Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia to Vietnam and the Iraq War “were never the product of simple error,” Rindsberg contends. 

“Rather, they were the byproduct of a particular kind of system, a truth-producing machine” constructed to twist facts into a pattern of the Times’ own choosing, he says. 

Rindsberg argues that Times reporters have followed the same playbook since the 1920s. 

Star reporters cite fuzzily identified sources and make sweeping assertions to support a narrative aligned with the corporate whims, economic needs and political preferences of the patriarchal Ochs-Sulzberger family, which has helmed the operation since 1896, he writes. The chosen narrative, reinforced from multiple angles, is entrenched through a network of stories over time. 
 

We toss the term ‘fake news’ around as if it’s something whimsical,” Rindsberg told The Post. 

“But creating what I call a false media narrative is really hard,” he said. “It takes coordination, deliberation, and a lot of resources. And there aren’t many news organizations that can do it.” 

With close to $2 billion in annual revenue, the Times has the money, prestige, experience and stature to set the narratives that other news outlets almost invariably follow. 

“When the Times breaks these stories, it’s wall to wall,” Rindsberg said. “MSNBC, CNN — everywhere you look, you’ll get that story. 

“And with the Times, it’s never just one false claim,” he said. “They make a concerted effort over time that they dig into and won’t let go.” 

The paper’s coverage of Adolf Hitler’s Germany in the decade before World War II is an early example of its narrative manipulation, Rindsberg writes. 

So glowing was its picture of the regime that the Nazis regularly included New York Times reports in their own radio programs. 
 

That’s because the Times bureau chief in Berlin, Guido Enderis, was a Nazi collaborator,” Rindsberg said. 

Under Enderis, bureau reporters won Pulitzer Prizes as they drew on Hitler’s propaganda to cover the 1936 Berlin Olympics and the 1938 Munich Conference, when Britain and France tried to appease the fuhrer by giving him a chunk of Czechoslovakia. Enderis even parroted the Nazis’ claim that Poland invaded Germany to spark the war in Europe in 1939, not the other way around. 

A fed-up Times staffer back in New York, Warren Irvin, complained to publisher Arthur Sulzberger about the glaring bias. 

“Sulzberger replied that they couldn’t replace Enderis because he just had too much access. He got too many good scoops,” Rindsberg said. “Then he threatened to sue Irvin for defamation” if he went public with his criticism. 

Once the United States declared war in December 1941, American journalists in Berlin were rounded up, placed under SS guard, and interned for five months in an unheated, under-provisioned hotel outside Frankfurt — except for one. 

“Enderis was allowed to remain at the Hotel Adlon in Berlin, a very posh hotel,” Rindsberg said — because of his “proved friendliness to Germany,” a Nazi Foreign Office bureaucrat wrote in an internal memo. 
 

And you know, when you look back at the reporting, they were right,” Rindsberg said. “He did a great job for them. He was worth it.” 

The infamous behavior of the Times’ star Moscow correspondent Walter Duranty — who pooh-poohed reports of the Holodomor, the 1932-33 mass starvation that Josef Stalin either allowed or imposed in the Ukraine — is well known. 

But Rindsberg’s book reveals that Duranty had not accidentally overlooked the disaster that killed millions. 

“Duranty was instructed by his higher-ups to cover the Ukraine famine in that way,” Rindsberg said. “At the time, The New York Times was actively pushing for American recognition of the Soviet Union,” he explained. The US business establishment, led by the Chamber of Commerce, was on board, and Soviet rhetoric meshed with the Ochs-Sulzberger family’s leftist politics. 
 

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Is this true?

I don't know.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/border-crisis-5-unaccompanied-migrant-girls-found-abandoned-in-texas

What I do know is that if it is (and even worse, if it wasn't) there would be wall to wall coverage of it on CNN (along with the hatching of multi-coloured kittens) if Trump was still president. AOC would be there with a camera crew and anyone who blamed "climate change" for it would be vilified by her and the media. 

The absence of that outrage, the policy that created this, and the causal deflection to climate change should be of concern to people inclined to vote based on policy. 

Shouldn't it? If your narrative is incapable of rejecting absurdity, who does your narrative serve? I submit that in this case, it served 4 little girls poorly. 

 

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Here are the headlines from CBC this morning, and there's no need for a link because we could have written them ourselves. Given that no other outcome was possible, it doesn't even qualify as news.... it's like ya, WDYTWGTH:

- Domestic flights continued from Covid 19 hotspots as cases surged - Tens of thousands of people travel across across the country every week without testing or quarantine.

- Private aircraft from abroad landing at smaller Canadian airports despite federal pandemic rules

- Mixing Covid-19 vaccine doses leads to more reactions, study finds

- Jump in US inflation may signal that history is repeating itself.

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Remember when liberals were quoting The Atlantic hell west and crooked a few months ago. 

Now, not so much:

AP torched for claiming they were unaware of Hamas intel operation in their building: 'Difficult to believe'

A 2014 Atlantic report claimed Hamas fighters regularly 'burst into the AP’s Gaza bureau and threaten the staff—and the AP wouldn’t report it'

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Haha.  Check this out: https://skepticalscience.com/  It's a "Skeptical Science" website about global warming but not really.  What it really is is a website that's skeptical about being skeptical about global warming.  Designed this way to trick Google into bringing the unwary who might search some variation of "skeptical" and "global warming".  Somebody clearly thinks they are very clever (even though the website design is from 2 decades ago).

 

 

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Right there right now on the CNN website.... these creatures can't even bring themselves to say illegal alien or killer in the country illegally.

I couldn't force myself to read their crap. If it gets mentioned at all, it will surely be in the form of "undocumented immigrant."

"Farm worker found guilty of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts"

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I was actually being sarcastic when I suggested the media would say this, but here ya go. 

Keep in mind that there has been little change in the open source information since Jan 2020 and the investigation (looking for more) was shut down by Biden. 

Anyone paying attention had questions in Jan 2020, this headline proves that they weren't paying attention, It stands as an admission of failure due to advanced TDS and they would have been better served by saying nothing at all.

Sometimes all ya have to do is nothing....

 

 

Reporters blame Trump for not initially finding Wuhan lab theory credible

Reporters from the New York Times and Washington Post defend their initial skepticism of the lab-leak theory

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We now know that the school was operated by the Catholic church for 80+ years.
What we do not know:
1. The ages of the children who died 
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2. We do not know when the children died, if during the 80 years of operation, then the mortality rate might just be normal for the times.
Infant mortality in Canada 1900-2020. The infant mortality rate in Canada, for children under the age of one year old, was 187 deaths per thousand births in 1900. This means that for all babies born in 1865, almost one fifth did not survive past their first birthday.Oct. 16, 2019
 
3. is there any know cause for the deaths?
4. Was anyone notified when a child died?
5. Since the school was run by the church was the burial area a sanctified burial ground or just a convenient area to bury the remains?
IMO until we know the complete story, we should not jump to judge but if misconduct is proven, then the full force of the law (if this can be done) should apply. 
 
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^Unfortunately that doesn't make for shocking headlines in the MSM, actually noting facts ruins the whole narrative.

 

We went into a burial ground and found possible remains just doesn't get Trudeau crying.

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KK;  Good post.

What is not being reported is the comparison between the death rate at the residential schools vs the death rate in the same demographic outside the residential schools.  Also, which we have no way of knowing, what the death rate might have been if the children had been left in their communities - it's quite possible that the death rate at the schools was lower than would have been experienced without them.

 

 

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THE GRAVES WERE NEVER A SECRET

WHY SO MANY RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL CEMETERIES REMAIN UNMARKED

  • Calgary Herald
  • 2 Jun 2021
  • TRISTIN HOPPER

While Canadians have used such words as “shock” or “disbelief” to describe the discovery of up to 215 unmarked graves of children who died while attending the Kamloops Indian Residential School, the truth is much more telling: It was never a secret that the sites of Indian Residential Schools abounded with the graves of dead children. Communities and survivors knew the bodies were there, as did any investigation or government commission that bothered to ask.

If Canadians are only now discovering the deadly legacy of Indian Residential Schools, it's not due to any lack of available evidence.

This week, a myriad of Indigenous voices all mourned the Kamloops, B.C., discovery, but added that it isn't unexpected or unusual.

“It is a great open secret that our children lie on the properties of the former schools,” said Sol Mamakwa, an Indigenous member of the Ontario legislature.

Jocelyn Formsma, executive director of the National Association of Friendship Centres, said in a statement that the Kamloops discovery is “a shock to us all, but unfortunately, not a surprise to many.”

From the earliest days of the Indian Residential School system, the federal government openly acknowledged high rates of student mortality. An official 1907 report into Manitoba Indian Residential Schools even included charts cataloguing pupils as either “good,” “sick” or “dead.”

There was never an official policy on how to handle the dead from Indian Residential Schools, but since the Department of Indian Affairs refused to ship home the bodies of children for cost reasons, it follows that most were buried on or near school grounds.

This was confirmed by the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, released in 2015. “Many, if not most, of the several thousand children who died in residential schools are likely to be buried in unmarked and untended graves,” it wrote. “Subjected to institutionalized child neglect in life, they have been dishonoured in death.”

When schools closed, cemeteries were occasionally maintained as active burial grounds by neighbouring communities. The official cemetery of the Moose Factory First Nation, for instance, was initially established to bury the nearly 30 students who died at the Bishop Horden School between 1919 and 1956.

Given the remote location of most residential schools, more often after closure the cemeteries became overgrown and what meagre grave markers were there rotted away or were destroyed by prairie fires. In some instances, the Department of Indian Affairs even leased cemetery sites for commercial and agricultural use.

In 1963, after the City of Brandon, Man., built a large recreational park atop one of the cemeteries of the former Brandon Industrial School, it took a sustained letter-writing campaign from one of the school's former students, Alfred Kirkness, to have even a rudimentary fence erected around the site.

“It saddened my heart to think the White Society would keep right on tramping over these graves, when they were told of the cemetery, and its location,” Kirkness wrote in 1964 after an initial round of letters was ignored.

The cemetery of the Regina Indian Industrial School, containing at least 40 confirmed graves, was similarly sold off to private owners following the school's closure. Only after its rediscovery in 2014 was it designated a provincial heritage site and turned over to a non-profit for restoration.

Over the years, cemetery locations have been confirmed by churches, archeology students or, as happened in Kamloops, by the actions of local First Nations themselves.

The cemetery of the Battleford Industrial School in Saskatchewan, containing 72 graves, was excavated in 1974 by a team from the University of Saskatchewan. The St. Eugene Mission Residential School, just outside Cranbrook, B.C., preserved student graves as part of the development of the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino, which is operated by the Ktunaxa Nation.

Efforts are often marred by spotty information or official apathy, but pushback has also come from survivors themselves. In 2008, Michael Cachagee, head of the National Residential School Survivors Society, criticized efforts to assemble a national catalogue of Indian Residential School cemeteries, saying it risked becoming an “exercise in genealogy.”

“If the Missing Children project is just a research exercise, then they're losing it,” said Cachagee.

Documenting the history of Indian Residential Schools is marred by thin Indian Affairs records in the 1930s and 1940s, and nowhere is this more prominent than in the location of school cemeteries. “Sometimes virtually no cemetery information is readily available within the archival records, but knowledge of the existence and location of cemeteries is locally held,” wrote the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The commission recommended a “national strategy for the documentation, maintenance, commemoration and protection of residential school cemeteries.”

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Here’s a little headline one would have thought would have made national news, with Trudeau’s dubious defence  of SNC Lavalin and the resulting scandal. It’s from 3 MONTHS ago.

But I guess there is so much crap around this government and the millions of payouts to MSM....it’s just another day in the life of what used to be Canada.  The present government has been so flagrant in spending, people have lost the definition/value/meaning of 1 million $....it’s like pocket change to them, and sadly, us.

https://westernstandardonline.com/2021/03/snc-lavalin-gets-150-million-contract-for-field-hospitals-nobody-asked-for/

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The federal government gave embattled SNC-Lavalin Group a sole-sourced $150 million contract for field hospitals – the only problem being no one asked for them.

Blacklock’s Reporter said Monday records from the Department of Public Works show five months after signing the contract no one had bothered to fix any delivery dates for the mobile health units.

“There is no fixed delivery date at the moment,” staff wrote in a memo last September 9. 

The field hospitals were destined to be used by provinces or territories. As of October 13, none had asked for them.

“No formal request has been made by a province or territory to date as these units have been ordered in anticipation of a potential need by the Government of Canada for a broad range of situations,” said an October 13 memo. 

The department at the time had paid $26,173,758 to SNC-Lavalin on the $150 million contract for a total five field hospitals.

The contract was awarded April 9 without public notice to other bidders. The department cited “urgency” in justifying the deal.

 

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Some other facts about the Residential Schools in Canada

1. While the federal residential school system began around 1883, the origins of the residential school system can be traced to as early as the 1830s — long before Confederation in 1867 — when the Anglican Church established a residential school in Brantford, Ont.

2. The Canadian government was financially responsible for Indian residential schools. Indian residential schools operated in all Canadian provinces and territories except Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland. Indian residential schools operated in Canada between the 1870s and the 1990s.

3. Residential schools were federally run, under the Department of Indian Affairs. Attendance was mandatory for children in the many communities that didn't have day schools. Agents were employed by the government to ensure all native children attended school.Mar. 21, 2016

4. On June 11, 2008, on behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper stood in the House of Commons to deliver an apology to students of Indian residential schools, their families, and communities.Nov. 24, 2017

5. Infectious diseases like tuberculosis and influenza often ran rampant among the students, leading to many deaths. In addition to attending class, students at many schools also had to perform chores to maintain the school and even sometimes do farm work to feed the school.2 days ago

6. One of today's headlines asks> Will families whose children died at residential school receive any compensation?  

The survivors have already been compensated (Link to the agreements: Microsoft Word - IND-DET2-ENG.doc (residentialschoolsettlement.ca)

DRAFT – January 3, 2006 (residentialschoolsettlement.ca)

How much money did residential school survivors get?
Adjudicators awarded $2.14 billion in compensation to 23,431 claimants while another 4,415 claimants received compensation directly from the federal government. Overall, the government paid out $3.23 billion in compensation and other costs.Mar. 11, 2021

Although the schools were formed by the Government of the day and with the agreement of most Canadian Citizens, there is no doubt they were not a ideal way to provide education and resulted in families being broken up.

Necessary at the times? 

What was the alternative?

Lots of questions and little real answers.

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The full facts are needed on the Kamloops discovery

 
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The country has been shaken by the apparent gruesome discovery of the remains of 215 children found buried at a former British Columbia residential school.

There is nothing more devastating than the death of a child, and nothing more painful for Canadians than reconciling some of the past horrors of the country’s residential school system and treatment of First Nations more broadly.

The idea that Canada’s official policy was once to remove children from their homes, sometimes forcibly, and send them to government schools is unfathomable and reprehensible.

As a mother and someone who leans libertarian on most issues – particularly when it comes to a parent’s right to raise and educate their own children – this chapter of our history is deeply upsetting.

Canadians almost universally agree that First Nations people were mistreated in the past and deserve reconciliation, and that much work is left to be done to achieve greater levels of freedom and opportunity for those in First Nations communities.

For that to happen though, we must make sure we pay attention to the full picture and full report of what has been found at Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, also known as the Kamloops Indian Band.

We currently have people in the media invoking the holocaust, saying the discovery equates to genocide, and treating these residential schools as if they were all some kind of a death camp.

But before we accept the very worst accusations against our country, let’s be sure to first look at all the facts.

This tragic story was first made public through a news release from the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc.

According to the band and its release, “this past weekend, with the help of a ground penetrating radar specialist, the stark truth of the preliminary findings came to light – the confirmation of the remains of 215 children who were students of the Kamloops Indian Residential School.”

The release goes on to say that the band “will continue to work with the ground penetrating radar specialist to complete the survey of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School grounds,” and that the band “expect(s) to complete preliminary findings by mid-June.”

In other words, the survey of the land is not complete – the full report has yet to be released.

An initial CBC report on the story also noted that “the release did not specify the company or individual involved, or how the work was completed.”

HOW COME SO MANY MEDIA OUTLETS DESCRIBED THESE AS A "MASS GRAVES"? THE WORDS NEVER APPEARED IN THE ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE FROM TK'EMLÚPS TE SECWÉPEMC EITHER. THE MEDIA JUST MADE IT UP. HTTPS://T.CO/3IQYW1AFPL

— Candice Malcolm (@CandiceMalcolm) June 4, 2021

In her first public appearance since her bombshell news release, Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Kamloops First Nation confirmed that “this is not a mass grave. These are preliminary findings. We will be sharing the written report in the middle of the month.”

The National Post interviewed anthropology professor Kisha Supernant, from the University of Alberta, who is also the director of the Institute of Prairie and Indigenous Archeology, about the ground penetrating radar technology that was used.

“It doesn’t actually see bodies. It’s not like an X-ray,” explained Supernant. “What it actually does is it looks for the shaft.”

This suggests there are still more questions left to be answered. This also doesn’t tell us anything about the cause of death of those buried. Many people are saying this was murder, but it seems more evidence is required.

This school was in operation from 1890 to 1969 and at the beginning of that period the infant mortality rate in Canada was 27%. Nearly one in three children died before their fifth birthday because of communicable diseases, namely tuberculosis and influenza.

None of this is to say that the treatment of many aboriginal children in many schools in that time was not abhorrent. It was, and there are rightfully legitimate concerns and valid feelings of anger and regret over these latest findings.

But before politicians jump to enacting policy conclusions, we should wait for the official report to be released.

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More crap. We do not need to cancel Canada Day.  How about instead holding Trudeau to the promises he made and did little to accomplish in the last 5 years he has been in power (90 action items and only 13 have been completed in the 6 years since the report (the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action

Six years after Trudeau confirmed his government’s commitment to implement every one of the 94 Calls to Action, how many have been fully implemented?)

.  Re the numbers found, we still don't know the exact count or indeed seen any documentation regarding the results of the ground penetrating  radar or who actually operated the equipment and complied the results.

The communications up to now are  positive about the number of children, which would likely only be the results of a survey of an actual grave sites and not a mass burial area. Remains in a mass burial area could likely be intermixed and details would only be available after the remains were recovered and an exact count could be determined. 

Renewed calls to cancel Canada Day in wake of residential school gravesite discovery

Sarah TurnbullCTVNews.ca Producer

@TurnbullSarah Contact

Published Monday, June 7, 2021 12:55PM EDT

OTTAWA -- There are renewed calls to cancel the Canada Day holiday this year, as Canadians grapple with the recent discovery of an unmarked burial site at a former residential school in B.C.

Led by Indigenous rights group Idle No More, “Cancel Canada Day” protests are so far set to take place in Vancouver and several Ontario regions.

“The recent discovery at Kamloops residential school has reminded us that Canada remains a country that has built its foundation on the erasure and genocide of Indigenous nations, including children. We refuse to sit idle while Canada’s violent history is celebrated,” reads the group's Facebook event page.

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  • On May 28, the remains of 215 children were found at the site of the Kamloops school formerly run by the Catholic Church. Since then, there have been calls by First Nations leaders, human rights advocates, and opposition politicians for accountability and support from all levels of government as well as cooperation by the church to find answers.

Former Truth and Reconciliation Commission chair Murray Sinclair has warned that there will likely be similar discoveries as searches continue at other former school sites.

Supporters of the push to cancel Canada Day would instead like to see a national day of mourning for those who died while attending one of the 139 schools across the country.

One event page titled “#HaltTransCaanada for our stolen & murdered children” asks people to join the Anishinaabek Nation in a 5-hour protest on July 1, to block the TransCanada highway “one hour for every hundred years of occupation, colonization and resistance from our people.”

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh was asked by reporters Monday whether he supports cancelling Canada Day celebrations this year.

“I believe every single day that we need to focus on reconciliation, that reconciliation has to be a priority,” he said, before pointing blame at the federal government for inaction on this file.

“The Liberal government has said a lot, has said a lot of words and has not followed those words up with action and in doing so has hurt the Indigenous community. Your hopes are built up, you’re optimistic for the future, only for those hopes to come crashing down.”

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Y'all remember when Trump missed the Vimy memorial, the weather was to low for the helicopter and the beast was prepositioned and unable to make the round trip in time? 24 hr news coverage of that on CNN. D-Day 77th not so much.

Here's the FOX headline:

Biden snubs D-Day's 77th anniversary, angering veterans

Veteran calls Biden's failure to recognize D-Day 'reprehensible'

Here's CNN headline:

Cheney: Trump inciting January 6 riot 'the most dangerous thing' a president has done

 

 


 

 

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