What exactly is the crime of the New York Times?
June 12, 2016
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The New York Times is one of the most misleading journals in the world. The New York Times promotes a dishonest neoliberal tale of human affairs aimed at educated readers throughout the United States. They use a very sophisticated approach to journalism in which they employ a vague literary language that flatters the reader by making him or her feel that he is sophisticated because he or she follows its allusions to a shared elite cultural tradition. At the same time, the New York Times presents extremely misleading, or outright dishonest narratives about domestic or foreign policy that sound like they are sophisticated, sympathetic and infinitely progressive in a practical sense. Moreover, the New York Times employs complex algorithms to determine just how much critical journalism they must mix in with the fodder provided by political consulting firms and corporate PR representatives in order to fool the reader into believing that they are actually reading news.
There are very reliable algorithms that allow you to judge just how much solid reporting you have to add in order to get the educated reader to swallow a load of reactionary and self-interested crap. The global media makes wide use of such algorithms, although this process is never discussed.
This process defines the income-generating business of the New York Times. The newspaper takes the agenda dictated by corporations and adds a bit of liberal content to make it more palatable, then feeds it to the readership of lawyers, businessmen, government officials and professors to convince them that totally irrational and reactionary policies are somehow normal.
The sale of newspapers is far less important. You could say the New York times is a public relations company. I do not think it represents the government. The government is as good or bad as the people it is made up of.