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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
The NYT War on Truth-Telling
by Stephen Lendman
The self-styled newspaper of record is a lying machine, especially on geopolitical issues – notably when America goes to war or plans one.
Syria is Exhibit A, its coverage deplorable, managed news misinformation substituting for truth-telling – propaganda and fake news instead of credible information and analysis.
Its editors automatically declared Assad responsible for Tuesday's Khan Sheikhoun chemical weapons attack – guilty by accusation, no corroborating evidence needed, no explanation about the implausibility of attacking civilians his military strives to protect, nothing about an apparent false flag to build world community support for toppling him.
On Thursday, the Big Lie continued. A feature fake news story headlined "Assad's History of Chemical Attacks, and Other Atrocities," saying:
"…Assad has overseen a campaign of carnage…rely(ing) on tactics that
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