- Jan 2011
Only to you and those who are trying to find excuses. Can't refute the argument so attack the source. This is about as credible as saying that RT is a paragon of journalistic virtue.
Surely you can do better than this.
Surely you can do better than this.
And the argument "you criticize CNN or NYT so you must be supporting RT" that keeps being used in one form or the other is rather weak
5 Biggest Screw-Ups by The New York Times So Far This Year
After The New York Times reported that the newspaper had “obtained” an unpublished government draft of a climate change report some feared President Donald Trump would suppress, it turned out the draft has been available online for eight months.
In a June report, the Times regurgitated the baseless claim that 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed Russia was responsible for meddling in the 2016 election. The report in question was published roughly one month after The Daily Caller News Foundation’s fact-check team thoroughly debunked the claim.
The New York Times and other media outlets parroted the claim after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used it in a presidential debate. Almost a year later, after the claim was debunked in multiple high-profile settings, the Times issued a correction noting that only four intelligence agencies came to a consensus on Russian meddling in the election.
Jonathan Weisman, the Times’ deputy Washington editor, was forced to retract a June tweet insinuating Attorney General Jeff Sessions was corrupt.
Weisman asserted that former FBI Director James Comey testified that Sessions asked him directly to call the Russia probe “a matter.” But Comey actually testified that Sessions’ predecessor in the Obama administration, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, made that request.
After a man shot up Republicans’ congressional baseball practice in May, the Times used a debunked conspiracy theory to attack Palin, the former Alaska governor, in an editorial. The paper baselessly linked her campaign messaging to the shooting of then-Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., in 2011.
The New York Times claimed Manafort provided polling data to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a person “close to the Kremlin”; in fact, he provided them to Ukrainians, not Russians.
Beyond BuzzFeed: The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump-Russia Story
In 1999, the Times ran a series of stories about alleged theft of classified documents from Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico. The prime suspect, Taiwan-born U.S. citizen Dr. Wen Ho Lee, had his name leaked to the Times by U.S. Energy Department officials. Dr. Lee was indicted on 59 counts and jailed in solitary confinement for 278 days until he accepted a plea bargain from the government. Dr. Lee was released after the government's case could not be proven.[
President Clinton issued a public apology to Dr. Lee over his treatment.The federal judge in charge of the case, James Aubrey Parker, remarked that "top decision makers in the executive branch ... have embarrassed our entire nation and each of us who is a citizen
In 2003, the Times admitted that Jayson Blair, one of its reporters, had committed repeated journalistic fraud over a span of several years.The general professionalism of the paper was questioned, though Blair immediately resigned following the incident.
Judith Miller wrote a series of exclusive and prominently displayed articlesstrongly suggest[ing] Saddam Hussein already had or was acquiring an arsenal of weapons of mass destruction"using Ahmad Chalabi as her source prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. This aided the George W. Bush administration in making the case for war
On December 22, 2006 at the request of the Bush Administration, the paper removed sections of an Op-Ed piece critical of the administration's policy towards Iranwhich contained publicly available information that Iran cooperated after the 9/11 attacks and offered to negotiate a diplomatic settlement in 2003