I hope that headline gets the Times’ attention.

Anyone who’s interested in the Great Gray Lady’s failure to report the Nazi genocide should check out Buried by the Times: The Holocaust and America’s Most Important Newspaper, an exemplary history by Laurel Leff (Cambridge University Press, 2006).

As for the Times on Fukushima, note first that the paper’s coverage has been intermittent, slight and mostly buried, in articles that talk around the global consequences of this international disaster; then note David Ropeik’s sedative op ed—”Fear vs. Radiation: The Mismatch” —which ran on Oct. 21, claiming that “the radiation from Fukushima has been relatively harmless.”

It isn’t just the Times, of course, since Fukushima has been largely blacked out by the corporate press in general (although CBS News has done more than the Times).

So what’s the deal? Why the silence? It’s as if the mayor in Jaws were now in charge of our free press…

MCM


1) 28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima :: link ::

2) Fukushima Ho Hum :: link ::

3) Fuel Removal From Fukushima’s Reactor 4 Threatens ‘Apocalyptic’ Scenario :: link ::



2 Comments to “The New York Times blacks out another Holocaust (3)”

  • Thanks, Mark, for helping to spread the word on this important matter. A related draft UN Resolution is in the works:
    http://www.fukushimaresponse.org/Actions_files/UNdraftFukushimaResolution.pdf

  • There is no free press, or, if there is, it is not the main-stream official propaganda machine that the Times, etc., is a part of. We must figure out a way to really hurt them. I’m not sure what it is but I would stop buying the products they advertise.
    Their allegiance went from their readers to those buying ads in about 1910. That’s a long time ago. They are no longer tempted by the devil; they are the devil. Thus doing the wrong thing is what they do most naturally. Harm is their business, and deceit is their (the Devil’s) method. JWC

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