New York Times: Enemy of Truth - Americans Are Human Guinea Pigs Without Knowing It
09 December 2014
By Stephen Lendman
The Times is America's leading establishment
publication. Its longstanding history is unprincipled.
Supporting wealth, power and privilege. At the expense
of populist interests.
Functioning as a quasi-official propaganda ministry.
Offering a daily diet of managed news misinformation
rubbish. On issues mattering most.
It bears repeating what other articles stressed. All
the new it claims fit to print isn't fit to read.
No nation in world history committed more high crimes
against humanity than America. The Times supports its
Ignoring rule of law principles. Supporting might over
right. When America goes to war or plans one, it
marches in lockstep.
When sitting governments are opposed, it vilifies them
supportively. Backing numerous ruthless regimes
Washington supports. Including ones installed by
rigged elections, coups or US wars.
Throughout his tenure, The Times vilified Hugo Chavez.
After his 1998 election, its Latin American
correspondent, Larry Roher, lied calling him a
"populist demagogue. (A)n authoritarian. (A) caudillo
On April 13, 2002, a Times editorial headlined "Hugo
Chavez Departs," saying:
"With yesterday's resignation of President Hugo
Chavez, Venezuelan democracy is no longer threatened
by a would-be dictator."
"Mr. Chavez, a ruinous demagogue, stepped down after
the military intervened and handed power to a
respected business leader, Pedro Carmona."
Carmona represented business interests. Corporate
predators. Chavez established model democracy.
Removing him was short-lived. Lasting two days.
Overwhelming public support returned him to office.
Including from Venezuela's military.
Times editors endorsed his ouster. Consistent bashing
followed throughout his tenure.
Continuing against current President Nicholas Maduro.
Carrying Chavez's torch. Honorably. Serving all
After Washington toppled democratically elected
Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in February
2004, The Times lied.
Claiming he resigned. Sending in Marines to abduct him
was "the right thing to do," it said. Arriving after
"Mr. Aristide yielded power."
Blaming him for "contribut(ing) significantly to his
own downfall." Because of his "increasingly autocratic
and lawless rule."
Accusing him of manipulating 2000 elections. Not "deliver(ing)
the democracy he promised."
Aristide's tenure was Haiti's only democratic
governance since its short-lived 1804 independence.
Times editors didn't explain. Substituting Big Lies
for hard truths.
Discredited correspondent Judith Miller represented
one of the most deplorable chapters in Times history.
In the run-up to Bush's Iraq war.
Functioning as weapon of mass deception. Writing daily
Pentagon press releases masquerading as real news and
information. Featuring a Noah's Ark of scam artists.
The late Gore Vidal called The Times the "Typhoid Mary
of American journalism" for good reason.
Currently bashing Russia relentlessly. Targeting Putin
irresponsibly. Practically labeling him public enemy
Backing fascists running Ukraine. Ones Washington
lawlessly installed. The most brazen European coup
since Mussolini's 1922 march on Rome.
Supports Obama's war. His Iraq war. His 2011 Libya
war. Bush I's Iraq war. Years of illegal sanctions.
Responsible for killing around 5,000 Iraqi children
Bush II's Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Homeland
force-fed austerity when vital stimulus is needed.
During protracted Main Street Depression conditions.
Pretending phony numbers claiming otherwise are real.
"Magic growth numbers," according to Paul Craig
Roberts. Manufactured. Not real. "Not from rising real
consumer incomes," he explained.
Or growing consumer credit. Or higher retail sales. Or
an improving housing sector.
Economist John Williams reengineers phony government
data. Offering a true picture of economic conditions.
Calling recent US growth numbers "nonsense."
Misleading garbage. Not according to The Times. Citing
the "fastest" economic growth "in over a decade."
Providing "the strongest evidence to date that the
recovery is finally gaining sustained power…" Despite
hard truths proving otherwise.
Including sharply lower commodity prices. A key
indicator of economic weakness. At a time "30% of
30-year old Americans and almost 50% of 25-year olds
liv(e) with parents," said Roberts.
Because of unemployment or underemployment. After six
years of fake economic recovery, Eurozone countries
face deflation and recession.
Economist Jack Rasmus calls Japan's economy "a spent
force since the late 1990s." China's economy is
So are emerging markets. Real US growth is subpar.
Global debt levels are unprecedented. Leaving world
economies vulnerable to financial crisis.
Roberts calls America's economy "a house of cards."
Don't expect the Times to explain. Or promote healthy
Last February, it gave agricultural economist Jayson
Lusk and right-wing Hoover Institution fellow Henry I.
Miller op-ed space. They took full advantage.
Headlining "We Need GMO Wheat." Saying "not a single
acre of genetically engineered wheat being grown
commercially in the United States."
Claiming wheat farmers and consumers lack "the
benefits of (so-called) newer molecular techniques of
A litany of misinformation followed. Touting
nonexistent benefits of GMO crops. Ignoring their
hazards to human health.
Vandana Shiva calls genetically transformed seeds
"food totalitarianism." Waging war on human health. By
corporate giants like Monsanto.
"We would have no hunger in the world if" ordinary
farmers controlled their own seeds and land, she
Calling enormous sums the Bill and Linda Gates
Foundation spends on agricultural research and
assistance "the greatest threat to farmers in the
"If you look at the graph of the growth of GMOs, the
growth of application of glyphosate and autism, it's
literally a one-to-one correspondence," she explains.
"And you could make (the same) graph for kidney
failure…for diabetes…for Alzheimer's." For other
Clear evidence shows GMO foods and ingredients are
toxic. Unsafe to eat. Harmful to human health.
Producing hazardous intestinal bacteria. Responsible
for numerous illnesses. infertility. Immune problems.
Faulty insulin regulation. Gastrointestinal
abnormalities. Major organ changes. Lower life
Roundup pesticide used for GM crops causes birth
defects. GM soy causes sterility.
Americans don't know what they're eating. Labeling is
prohibited. Violating First Amendment rights.
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) calls GM plants and
animals "one of the greatest and most intractable
environmental challenges of the 21st century."
Over 90% of US soybeans are genetically engineered.
Around 85% of corn. About 88% of cotton. Cottonseed
oil commonly used in processed foods.
Over 80% of them contain GM ingredients. From soda pop
to soup to salad dressings. Crackers to condiments.
Potatoes to "super" pigs. Bananas to baked beans.
Despite known harm to human health, no congressional
legislation regulates GM foods and ingredients.
Americans are human guinea pigs without knowing it.
Part of an unregulated mass experiment, Entailing
Once GM seeds are planted, nothing known to science
can reverse their contamination. Over two-thirds of
arable US farmland is affected.
Despite known human health risks. US politics trumps
science. Unsafe foods and ingredients are declared fit
So far, wheat is GMO free. For how long remains to be
seen. It's one of America's three major crops. Along
with corn and soybeans.
GMO crops are toxic. Poison. Hazardous to human
health. Banning them should be mandated. Don't expect
The Times to explain.
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editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in
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