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  • “New York Times” Comes Clean – Concedes Recurring “Source” Served As Cuban Spy

    12/01/2015 9:45:36 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Cuba Confidential ^ | 11/30/2015
    Kudos to the New York Times News Service for revealing to its readers that long time Cuba “source” and college lecturer Arturo Lopez Levy “used to work for the Cuban intelligence services.” Previously, the Times appears to have used biographic snippets provided by the long-time graduate student. Let us hope that in the near future, the esteemed newspaper will address Lopez-Levy’s close familial ties to Cuban President Raul Castro. After all, readers deserve to be told when a source has such vested interests.
  • How Russia Plans To Retaliate For The Saudi-Driven Collapse In Oil

    02/10/2015 9:53:05 PM PST · by lbryce · 49 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | February 10, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    A week ago we explained that yet another conspiracy theory, one involving virtually every geopolitical hotzone, from Saudi Arabia, to Russia, the United States, Qatar, Syria, ISIS, and Ukraine, has become fact when our speculation from last September, namely that the plunge in oil was an choreographed move between the US and the Saudis (even if Kerry realized - we hope - that it meant a recession for the US energy producing states and a collapse in the only vibrant US industry of the past decade: shale), one seeking to dislodge Russian control over the Syrian government and to facilitate...
  • When 'Justice' Trumps Accuracy, Journalism Loses

    12/15/2014 7:53:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | December 14, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    JOURNALISTS, SAYS Jorge Ramos, shouldn't make a fetish of accuracy and impartiality. Speaking last month at the International Press Freedom Awards, Univision's influential news anchor told his audience that while he has "nothing against objectivity," journalism is meant to be wielded as "a weapon for a higher purpose: justice." To be sure, he said, it is important to get the facts right — five deaths should be reported as five, not six or seven. But "the best of journalism happens when we, purposely, stop pretending that we are neutral and recognize that we have a moral obligation to tell truth...
  • The 2014 Walter Duranty Award for Journalistic Mendacity, First Runner-Up: Candy Crowley

    05/09/2014 1:37:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/09/2014 | Claudia Rosett
    Ladies and gentlemen, good evening.It is one of life’s verities — as the “narratives” of the fourth estate rarely fail to remind us — that journalists tend to regard themselves as the guardians and escorts of civic progress and virtue. Thus freighted with a higher mission than most, they are naturally tempted to insert themselves right into the middle of the nation’s political debates. The more consequential, the better. That may go some distance toward explaining the mess we are in these days.But for all the power of the pen, the keyboard, the microphone, and the TV cameras, it’s...
  • Ukraines Genocide by Famine

    11/09/2013 5:53:14 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 29 replies
    STALIN - UKRAINE'S GENOCIDE BY FAMINE Eighty years later, theres no denying the Soviet atrocity. By Alec Torres NRO 11/9/2013 We went to a field. We had nothing to eat. Everything was taken from us. So my mother decided we would go to the field, find some half-frozen potatoes, some kind of vegetables, to make a soup. At that time the Soviet Union was teaching people to report on each other, to spy on each other. Somebody saw that we came with some vegetables, half-frozen, and they arrested my mother. That was the last time I saw her. So Eugenia...
  • This year's Walter Duranty Award goes to Hilary Mantel

    06/05/2012 7:02:48 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | June 5, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    The sexual abuse of children is not a "Catholic problem." It is a societal problem. In point of fact, there has been far less less abuse within the Church than there has been across the rest of society. See here. Your children are much safer in the Church than they are in the public schools. But you would never know this to listen to Hilary Mantel, the Booker Prize-winning author who was raised Roman Catholic and educated at a convent school. According to the now enlightened Ms. Mantel, the Catholic Church "is not an institution for respectable people" because the...
  • Vatican Documents Reveal Stalin's Forced Starvation Plan

    11/18/2011 6:59:37 AM PST · by marshmallow · 49 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | 11/17/11 | Elizabeth Lev
    Book Gives Details of 1932 'Killing by Hunger' in UkraineROME, NOV. 17, 2011 ( The sober skies and short days of November remind Romans that this is the month to pray for the dead. It seems fitting that this month opened with a presentation of new documents regarding one of the most tragic -- and virtually unacknowledged -- events of the modern age, the Ukrainian Famine. "The Holy See and the Holodomor: Documents from the Vatican Secret Archives on the Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Soviet Ukraine" by Father Athanasius McVay and Professor Lubomyr Luciuk was released Oct. 26 with...
  • Glenn Beck's "Revolutionary Holocaust", and the Left's denial of the Ukrainian Famine/Genocide

    01/25/2010 7:55:41 AM PST · by toshut · 17 replies · 1,056+ views
    Thanks to Glenn for his documentary, which included info about the Ukrainian Famine/Genocide/Holodomor, but the Holodomor has two tragic attributes it was a genocide that claimed more than all the battlefields of WWI and it was subject to a cover up that is unsurpassed, continuing today. However this leftist site, Media Matters, tries to belittle the cover up aspect by claiming that the Holodomor is well known having been on the History Channel! However true to form, the History Channel link betrays not a hint of genocide only that unknown thousands died during collectivization which is the...
  • Glen Beck's special "The Revolutionary Holocaust: Live Free or Die" (5 p.m., 2 a.m. FOX News TODAY)

    01/22/2010 1:50:50 PM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 34 replies · 2,239+ views
    The Glen Beck Program ^ | Jan. 22, 2010 | Biochemky
    Don't miss Glen Beck's special that airs at 5 p.m. this afternoon (and 2 a.m.) which will further expose the Obama's true political mentors and may also present actions Obama is likely being highly pressured to take now that his so-called "populace mandate" is slipping away. The title on the special is "The Revolutionary Holocaust: Live Free...or Die". A 40-second preview videa clip is available at A description of the special is quoted follows: "A groundbreaking hour long special where Glenn Beck takes us back in time to examine the roots of socialism and communism and the evil that...
  • Diary that helped expose Stalin's famine displayed

    11/19/2009 12:10:38 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 9 replies · 884+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | November 13, 2009 | Raphael G. Satter
    The diaries of a British reporter who risked his reputation to expose the horrors of Stalin's murderous famine in Ukraine were put on public display for the first time Friday. Welsh journalist Gareth Jones sneaked into Ukraine in March of 1933, at the height of a famine engineered by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. Millions of people starved to death between 1932 and 1933 as the Soviet secret police emptied the countryside of grain and livestock as part of a campaign to force peasants into collective farms.Jones' reporting was one of the first attempts to bring the disaster to the world's...
  • Gareth Jones Diaries On Display

    11/17/2009 1:24:18 PM PST · by iopscusa · 197+ views
    Johnny Newton blogsite ^ | 11/15/09 | Gareth Jones
    The diaries of the journalist who helped expose the Soviet Terror Famine in the Ukraine are now on display in Cambridge. At the time of his writings he was denounced as a liar by Soviet sympathizers including Walter Duranty of the New York Times. Had he not died in suspicious circumstances he would no doubt have been pleased to see that the truth of his accounts is now accepted, although he would perhaps be disappointed to see that one of the outlets for his writing, the Guardian (then the Manchester Guardian), frequently publishes articles explicitly and implicitly supportive of totalitarian...
  • Diaries of Stalin's horrors on display

    11/13/2009 5:30:22 AM PST · by Schnucki · 28 replies · 1,597+ views
    Western Australia Today ^ | November 13, 2009 | Raphael G Satter
    The diaries of a British reporter who risked his reputation to expose the horrors of Stalin's murderous famine in Ukraine are going on display in England. Welsh journalist Gareth Jones entered Ukraine in March 1933, at the height of an artificial famine engineered by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin as part of his campaign to force peasants into collective farms. Millions starved to death between 1932 and 1933 as the Soviet secret police emptied the countryside of grain and livestock. Jones' reporting was one of the first attempts to bring the disaster to the world's attention. "Famine Grips Russia - Millions...
  • KOMICCAP In The Military: Why 'Out' Gays Will Be Snitches For The Left

    01/22/2009 5:48:02 AM PST · by an amused spectator · 13 replies · 1,343+ views
    January 22, 2009 | aas
    COMMUNIST TERROR HOLDS RED ARMIES; Network of Spies Through All Ranks Makes Any Move to Revolt Impossible. PRISONERS TELL OF SYSTEM "Flying Tribunal" Quickly Disposes Of Men Accused of Coldness to Bolshevism. By WALTER DURANTY. Copyright, 1920, by The New York Times Company. Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES. January 16, 1920, Friday Link to the pdf:, Jan. 13 [1920].--An interrogation of Red prisoners in which THE NEW YORK TIMES correspondent [Walter Duranty] took part a couple of days ago reveals the Bolshevist system in its true light as one of the most damnable tyrannies in history. ============================================== This...
  • In the Nightmare "The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia"

    10/11/2008 5:42:45 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 27 replies · 1,291+ views
    National Review magazine ^ | Sept. 29, '08 | Ronald Radosh
    We know that history holds many surprises. One doesn't expect to learn more about the secret history of of the Gulag than we already know from both Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag Acrcipelago" and Anne Applebaum's "Gulag: A history." This feat, however, is exactly what author Tim Tzouliadis has accomplished: the previously unknown story of the thousands of Americans who, during the Depression, sought employment and a better future in the "worker's paradise" built by the Bolsheviks. All kinds of Americans joined the exodus. Some of them were Communists or fellow-travelors but the majority were average Americans - skilled workers promised paid passage,...
  • Holocaust by hunger: The truth behind Stalin's Great Famine

    07/28/2008 8:25:19 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies · 632+ views ^ | July 26, 2008 | Simon Sebag Montefiore
    The demented Roman Emperor Caligula once mused that if all the people of Rome had one neck he would cut it just to be rid of his troublesome people. The trouble was there were simply too many Romans to kill them all. Many centuries later, the brutal Soviet dictator Josef Stalin reflected that he would have liked to deport the entire Ukrainian nation, but 20 million were too many to move even for him. So he found another solution: starvation. Now, 75 years after one of the great forgotten crimes of modern times, Stalin's man-made famine of 1932/3, the former...
  • Ukraine no longer silent about famine - a topic long smothered by forced Soviet silence

    06/03/2008 10:56:16 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies · 177+ views ^ | June 3, 2008 | Megan K. Stack
    Hryhory Haraschenko tells the stories feverishly, in a voice that brooks no interruption, gesticulating wildly with veined hands. He hauls out his stash of carefully bundled newspaper clippings, witness' tales and pencil-drawn maps. ... At 89, Haraschenko is among a dwindling number of Ukrainians who survived the Soviet-era famine of the early 1930s. Like other survivors and some historians, he regards the starvation -- known here as the Holodomor, or "death by hunger" -- as an act of genocide engineered to wipe out the Ukrainians. He wants it discussed, and he wants it recognized by the world. "Russia is afraid...
  • Aftermath of a Soviet Famine

    04/26/2008 11:27:15 PM PDT · by Aristotelian · 30 replies · 453+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 27, 2008 | Peter Finn
    Ukraine's Pursuit of Genocide Designation Upsets Russians Who Say Others Died, Too MOSCOW -- Relations between Russia and Ukraine, bedeviled by disputes over natural gas supplies and NATO expansion, have lately been roiled by one of the great tragedies of Soviet history: the famine of 1932-33, which left millions dead from starvation and related diseases. Ukraine is seeking international recognition of the famine, which Ukrainians call Holodomor -- or death by hunger -- as an act of genocide. When Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin forced peasants off their homesteads and into collective farms, special military units requisitioned grain and other food...
  • Invalid: Walter Duranty's 1932 Pulitzer Prize

    01/14/2007 4:37:17 PM PST · by mark pelech · 20 replies · 1,247+ views
    01/14/2007 | Mark Pelech
    Invalid: Walter Durantys 1932 Pulitzer Prize By Markian Pelech On November 21, 2003, the Pulitzer Prize Board announced its failure to revoke the Pulitzer Prize awarded in 1932 to Walter Duranty for his articles of 1931 about the Soviet Union , claiming that there was not clear and convincing evidence of deliberate deception, the relevant standard in this case. A review of Durantys prize-winning articles in conjunction with Columbia University Professor Mark von Hagens report on the articles for The New York Times shows sufficient evidence of deception to invalidate Durantys Pulitzer. The Pulitzer Board declared deception the criterion for...
  • Walter Duranty Award for Accuracy & Integrity in Journalism Award

    12/03/2006 11:26:14 PM PST · by airedale · 2 replies · 353+ views
    Considering a lot of the reporting we've seen in the last few years from the MSM I think it's time that we inaugurate an annual Walter Duranty Award for Accuracy & Integrity in Journalism to an individual and MSM outlet that best exemplifies the high standards set by Walter Duranty and his reporting on Stalin's Soviet Union and the paper that carried his articles and proudly still displays his Pulitzer Prize. Any nominations? Reference the story they wrote/produced.
  • Prospering North Shrouded in Myth (North Korea)

    10/19/2006 12:06:36 PM PDT · by BJClinton · 44 replies · 1,369+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 19, 1986 | John Burgess, Washington Post Foreign Service
    SEOUL -- Mt. Paekdu towers 8,940 feet tall, the highest mountain in Korea. Since ancient times, Koreans have viewed it as a symbol of their nation, the birthplace of Tankun, mythical founder of their race. Today, it has added significance for the 20 million people of communist North Korea. It is "the holy place of the Korean revolution." It was there, schoolchildren learn, that President Kim Il Sung organized heroic guerrilla bands in the 1930s that were to rout the brutal Japanese colonial army. It was there, in a hidden forest encampment, that his son and heir Kim Chong Il...
  • Mike Wallace Says Iranian President an 'Impressive Fellow'

    08/09/2006 5:28:30 PM PDT · by Greystoke · 97 replies · 2,280+ views ^ | Wednesday, August 09, 2006
    Veteran CBS journalist Mike Wallace described current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as an "impressive fellow" following their meeting Tuesday in Tehran. "You'll find him an interesting man," the 88-year-old Wallace said. "I expected more of a firebrand. I don't think he has the slightest doubt about how he feels ... about the American administration and the Zionist state. He comes across as more rational than I had expected."
  • Ghosts of shame past

    07/05/2006 12:13:28 PM PDT · by JZelle · 4 replies · 692+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7-5-06 | Bruce Bartlett
    The New York Times is very upset it has been singled out for revealing a government program that tracks terrorists through financial transactions. The Times notes the same story was simultaneously broken by the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times, but so far they have not come in for the same criticism.
  • Traitors of Record: The Record of the New York Times

    12/19/2005 8:51:45 AM PST · by Fedora · 135 replies · 7,095+ views
    Original FReeper Research | 12/19/2005 | Fedora
    Traitors of Record: The Record of the New York TimesBy Fedora . . .the most untrustworthy paper in the United States. . . --President Dwight Eisenhower, referring to the New York TimesIntroductionLast week Senator John Cornyn criticized the New York Times for endangering national security with a James Risen story on NSA surveillance timed to coincide with a vote on the Patriot Act and, incidentally, with the release of a book by Risen. A review of the record illustrates that endangering national security through irresponsible leaks is nothing new for the New York Times. Some particularly outrageous examples are worth...
  • Did the New York Times sack the wrong reporter?

    11/30/2005 6:19:16 PM PST · by wagglebee · 40 replies · 1,962+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 11/30/05 | Jack Cashill
    In the world's newsrooms, truth is particularly vulnerable in times of war. Indeed, it is often said to be the first casualty. Historically, the media have deceived their audience on behalf of their own side, of which offense the New York Times' reporter Judith Miller stands accused, even if unintentionally. The Times forced Miller's resignation for depending too heavily on flawed intelligence in the run-up to the Iraq War. "Judy's stories about WMD fit too perfectly with the White House's case for war," griped back-stabbing colleague Maureen Dowd in a column that hastened Miller's departure. In a pattern that started...
  • For The Cause: Times Should Disavow Past Pro-Soviet Propaganda

    11/26/2005 3:33:03 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies · 839+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/28/2005 | Editor
    Media: It wasn't covered by The New York Times, but the Ukrainian protest outside the Times building was news fit to print.Haven't heard anything about the hourlong demonstration on Nov. 18? Few have. The establishment media ignored the Ukrainians' protest against the Pulitzer Prize that Times correspondent Walter Duranty got in 1932 for his reporting on Josef Stalin's Soviet Union in 1931. Our search could not turn up a single instance of news coverage of this event.Seems like the Times could at least have sent an intern downstairs to make note of the demonstration. ..... But we understand. Why should...
  • CBS Rathergate Producer Mary Mapes Wins

    01/14/2005 7:33:29 PM PST · by mrustow · 62 replies · 1,800+ views
    A Different Drummer ^ | 15 January 2005 | Nicholas Stix
    Mary Mapes, the CBS News producer from 60 Minutes who gave us Rathergate, has won the first journalism award given in memory of two of the worst rogues in the history of the profession, Walter Duranty and Jayson Blair. Duranty and Blair were both reporters for the New York Times, Americas most corrupt newspaper. To borrow from NBA commissioner David Stern, on his decision to suspend Ron Artest and the other Indiana Pacers thugs in the recent basketbrawl, the vote was unanimous, 1-0. As previously detailed, Mapes was guilty of no less than three major journalistic offenses -- her Shot...
  • KITTY KELLEY ON NBC's Today show ('Where are the positives, Kitty?')

    09/14/2004 12:45:43 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 53 replies · 2,146+ views
    ABC News/Note ^ | 9/14/04
    NBC's Matt Lauer challenged author Kitty Kelley about Sharon Bush's disavowal of the charge that Bush used drugs at Camp David. Kelley said: "Matt, I have three independent witnesses & good enough for a court of law & good enough for me. Good enough for four sets of lawyers who vetted this book." She also invoked a Southern adage to defend herself: "When you throw a rock at the pack of dogs, the one that is hit, is the one who barks," she said. Kelley kept up the scrutiny on Bush's drug record by saying that Lt. Col. Robert Rogers...
  • Likely Bedfellows - If it's good enough for 60 Minutes, it's good enough for the DNC.

    09/14/2004 12:51:34 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies · 952+ views
    September 14, 2004 | Stephen F. Hayes
    A NEW attack ad from the Democratic National Committee features footage lifted from the much-disputed 60 Minutes segment aired by CBS News last Wednesday and from an interview last February from NBC's Meet the Press. When the Bush-Cheney campaign in February used footage from an interview President Bush gave NBC's Meet the Press, the network immediately demanded that the campaign pull the ad. "NBC News did not, and does not, authorize this misuse of our copyrighted material," the network said in its February 10 statement. "As a news interview program, 'Meet the Press' takes very seriously the unauthorized use of...
  • Dan Rather & CBS Do Not Care About the Truth

    09/14/2004 9:21:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies · 1,621+ views ^ | September 14, 2004 | Kevin D. Korenthal
    The first few columns I wrote as a burgeoning political commentator were mainly on the subject of media bias. Even after writing 4 separate articles on the subject, I was still not prepared for what has been revealed about the Bush National Guard memos, as reported on by Dan Rather on CBSs 60 Minutes II last week. Not 24 hours after Dan Rather reported these memos, questions began to arise regarding the authenticity of these supposed National Guard file documents. The first implications that the documents were probably not written when and by whom the 60 Minutes II piece indicated,...

    09/13/2004 7:33:19 AM PDT · by skmdc · 14 replies · 581+ views
    We need to not call this Memo-Gate or Forgery-Gate but instead call it Rather-Gate. Dan Rather should be shackled to this thing through the ages. The title of this debacle should be synonymous with CBS/Dan Rather/ and pseudo journalism. Then for many years to come when this is mentioned Rather shall remember his shame. Bloggers unite! Let's change the course of the news yet again and get this thing titled what it should be. Rather and CBS should NEVER forget. Email conservative hosts, post on conservative blogs and get the word out. This is RATHER-GATE RATHER-GATE RATHER-GATE!!!! Scott
  • Feel the hate, fear and loathing in New York

    09/04/2004 7:18:20 AM PDT · by clyde260 · 43 replies · 1,991+ views
    International Herald Tribune/NYT ^ | 9/4/04 | Paul Krugman
    Paul Krugman: Feel the hate, fear and loathing in New York Paul Krugman NYT Saturday, September 4, 2004 PRINCETON, New Jersey Paul Krugman 'I don't know where George Soros gets his money," one man said. "I don't know where - if it comes from overseas or from drug groups or where it comes from." George Soros, another declared, "wants to spend $75 million defeating George W. Bush because Soros wants to legalize heroin." After all, a third said, Soros "is a self-admitted atheist; he was a Jew who figured out a way to survive the Holocaust." The suggestion that Soros,...
  • Blast from the Past

    05/09/2004 1:54:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies · 117+ views ^ | 5/9/04 | Rich Tucker
    Courtland Milloy, meet Walter Duranty. Duranty, a correspondent for The New York Times, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for his series on the Soviet Five-Year Plan. He managed to deny the existence of a man-made famine that killed millions of Ukrainians that year. Any report of a famine in Russia is today an exaggeration or malignant propaganda, Duranty boldly wrote in August of 1933. But Duranty was a dupe, an apologist for Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, a man he once called the greatest living statesman. And besides, that was before Churchills Iron Curtain speech. So what does Milloy, a...
  • Should This Pulitzer be Pulled? (New York Times)

    12/17/2003 12:14:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 473+ views
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | Dec. 16, 2003 | DOUGLAS McCOLLAM
    Seventy years after a government-engineered famine killed millions in Ukraine, a New York Times correspondent who failed to sound the alarm is under attackIf you get off the elevator on the eleventh floor of the New York Times building, and head down a long hall leading toward the executive dining rooms, you pass under the fixed gaze of some of the finest journalists in American history. Along the walls hang portraits commemorating all eighty-nine Pulitzer Prizes awarded to the Times to date, including those given to such notable lights as Thomas Friedman, Anthony Lewis, J. Anthony Lukas, and David Halberstam....
  • Duranty was Stalin's spin doctor

    11/26/2003 10:46:59 AM PST · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 214+ views
    National Post ^ | November 26 2003 | Robert Fulford
    Walter Duranty, famous 70 years ago as a distinguished reporter for The New York Times, has slowly turned into a symbol of the wilfully deceptive reporting on the Soviet Union that misled the West about the nature of Stalinism for many years. This week Duranty appeared in the news again when the Pulitzer Prize board announced its decision not to strip him posthumously of the award he won in 1932 for persistently dishonest reporting from Moscow. Duranty served as Moscow correspondent from 1921 to 1934, wrote several books on Soviet politics and won an admiring public in America. Meanwhile, he...
  • Lying N.Y. Times Keeps Tainted Pulitzer

    11/22/2003 12:43:37 AM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 198+ views ^ | 11/21/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Just because the left-wingers at the New York Times ran propaganda for Ed Asner's favorite genocidal dictator, Joseph Stalin, doesn't mean the paper has to return a tainted Pulitzer Prize. "The board determined that there was not clear and convincing evidence of deliberate deception, the relevant standard in this case," Pulitzer administrator Sig Gissler claimed today. After a worldwide outcry from Ukrainians and other decent human beings, a Pulitzer subcommittee in April launched a "review" of pro-Soviet propaganda written by the Times' useful idiot Walter Duranty, who in 1932 was handed the prize. Duranty somehow failed to report how Stalin's...
  • Panel Won't Pull N.Y. Times 1932 Pulitzer

    11/21/2003 2:21:28 PM PST · by GeneD · 48 replies · 241+ views
    AP via ^ | 11/21/2003
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The 1932 Pulitzer Prize awarded to a New York Times reporter accused of deliberately ignoring the forced famine in Ukraine will not be revoked, an administrator for the journalism awards said Friday. "The board determined that there was not clear and convincing evidence of deliberate deception, the relevant standard in this case," Pulitzer administrator Sig Gissler said in a statement. A review of Walter Duranty's work was launched in April by a Pulitzer subcommittee. The review came amid complaints that Duranty's reports intentionally made no mention of the Soviet Union's forced famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933...
  • New York Times about to give up Pulitzer from '32

    11/09/2003 9:54:48 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 13 replies · 587+ views
    Star Newspapers (Chicago) ^ | Sunday, November 9, 2003 | Michael J. Bowers
    Since Jayson Blair was exposed and fired on May 1, the New York Times has been performing atonement for partisanship and hubris. First came the long and painful front-page account of how management had been guilty of astonishing incompetence in failing to recognize Blair's deceptions. Next there was the establishment of the Siegal committee, which met for several weeks to recommend damage-control measures such as the appointment of an ombudsman for the first time ever. When this failed to end the storm, Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. fired Executive Editor Howell Raines and Managing Editor Gerald Boyd. (Sulzberger, a permanent boy...
  • REVOKE THE NY TIMES' PULITZER -- More Disgrace From The Times Leftist Propaganda Machine

    10/29/2003 6:30:27 AM PST · by clintonbaiter · 2 replies · 142+ views
    ICONOCLAST ^ | by Marni Soupcoff
    One cannot forget, after all, the Times' s Pulitzer Prize winning correspondent Walter Duranty, who covered the Soviet Union for the Times in the 1930s by falsely representing boiler-plate Stalinist propaganda as on-the-spot reporting. Most notably, Duranty denied (and covered up) the existence of the notorious 1933 man-made famine -- Stalin's deliberate starvation of 6 to 10 million Ukrainians through forced collectivization and state-imposed confiscation of local harvests for consumption outside the Ukraine-- until it was nearly over. So, does the fact that the Times higher-ups are now getting quoted here and there fretting over Stalinist procedures mean that they...
  • The Duranty phenomenon, the Khodorkovsky arrest

    10/28/2003 1:13:22 PM PST · by RussianConservative · 5 replies · 176+ views
    Russian Journal ^ | October 27, 2003 | John Helmer
    MOSCOW - Theres nothing more ungainly than newspapers, when their sanctimoniousness is aroused, and they try walking with their feet in their mouths. Call this the Duranty phenomenon. Walter Duranty was the New York Times journalist who won a Pulitzer prize, journalisms highest award in the US, for his reporting on Russia in 1931. Duranty died in 1957, and his editors at the Times, plus his Pulitzer board judges, have all joined him in the grave, so they are easy targets for critics. They believe that Durantys Pulitzer should be rescinded on the ground that he failed at the time...
  • Revoke the Pulitzer ? and Other Stalinist Tactics

    10/27/2003 11:58:31 AM PST · by Apolitical · 7 replies · 152+ views
    If you haven?t been reading the papers lately, you may have missed that the The New York Times brass is making it known that they are upset and worried about Stalinist practices and the airbrushing of history. This piece of information might come as a welcome surprise to many readers who have observed the Times?s history of turning a blind eye to the cruel abuses of Stalin?s regime...So, does the fact that the Times higher-ups are now getting quoted fretting over Stalinist procedures mean that they have finally seen the light? (Dramatic pause) Come on, folks! This is the New...
  • From Our Man in Moscow, in Praise of the Stalinist Future

    10/26/2003 5:05:04 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 13 replies · 375+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 26, 2003 | JACQUES STEINBERG
    Associated Press Walter Duranty, a New York Times correspondent, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1932. The 89 Pulitzer Prizes that The New York Times or its journalists have received are commemorated with framed citations on the 11th floor of the newspaper's headquarters. On one citation, an asterisk has been appended, followed by a disclaimer: "Other writers in The Times and elsewhere have discredited this coverage." For those who denounce the correspondent in question, Walter Duranty who won his Pulitzer in 1932 for his coverage of Russia the previous year the asterisk has never gone far enough. They argue...
  • N.Y. Times a Step Closer to Losing Pulitzer for Stalinist Propaganda

    10/23/2003 3:18:44 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 3 replies · 138+ views ^ | Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Even the New York Times' own consultant admits the leftist newspaper should be stripped of a Pulitzer Prize it was handed for publishing propaganda for genocidal Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. Pressured by Ukrainian-Americans and others appalled by Stalin's deliberate starvation of millions of Ukrainians in 1932 and 1933, among other atrocities, the paper asked Columbia University history professor Mark von Hagen to examine the coverage of its left-wing stooge Walter Duranty. 'Liberal Values' Von Hagen noted that Duranty's dispatches were "dull and largely uncritical recitation of Soviet sources." "That lack of balance and uncritical acceptance of the Soviet self-justification for...
  • N.Y. Times a Step Closer to Losing Pulitzer for Stalinist Propaganda

    10/23/2003 8:35:37 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 6 replies · 123+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/23/03 | Limbacher
    Even the New York Times' own consultant admits the leftist newspaper should be stripped of a Pulitzer Prize it was handed for publishing propaganda for genocidal Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. Pressured by Ukrainian-Americans and others appalled by Stalin's deliberate starvation of millions Ukrainians in 1932 and 1933, among other atrocities, the paper asked Columbia University history professor Mark von Hagen to examine the coverage of its left-wing stooge Walter Duranty. 'Liberal Values' Von Hagen noted that Duranty's dispatches were "dull and largely uncritical recitation of Soviet sources." "That lack of balance and uncritical acceptance of the Soviet self-justification for...
  • Historian: Yank N.Y. Times Pulitzer

    10/22/2003 11:29:02 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 30 replies · 236+ views ^ | Thursday, October 23, 2003
    A report commissioned by the New York Times says the 1932 Pulitzer Prize awarded to the paper's Walter Duranty should be rescinded. The report, written by Columbia University history professor Mark von Hagen, marks a change in the Times' position on the controversial award, reports the New York Sun. In June, the paper responded to a study by a Pulitzer subcommittee into the award by saying, "The Times has not seen merit in trying to undo history." Duranty's writing about Stalin and the U.S.S.R. has received widespread condemnation for his covering up the Ukrainian famine of 1932-33 and other Soviet...
  • Prober recommends revoking (NY Times)'32 Pulitzer

    10/22/2003 10:32:38 PM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 170+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/23/03 | Sara Kugler
    <p>NEW YORK A 1932 Pulitzer Prize awarded to the New York Times should be revoked, says a historian assigned by the newspaper to review the winning work, which has been questioned for years.</p> <p>A subcommittee of the Pulitzer Board has reviewed the awarding of the prize won in 1932 by Walter Duranty for his series on the Soviet Union. The review was sparked by complaints that Mr. Duranty deliberately ignored, in later coverage, the forced terror famine in the Ukraine that killed millions of people.</p>
  • Historian hired by NY Times says 1932 Pulitzer Prize should be rescinded

    10/22/2003 2:11:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies · 251+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10-22-03 | SARA KUGLER
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- A 1932 Pulitzer Prize awarded to The New York Times should be revoked, according to a historian hired by the newspaper to review the winning work, which has been questioned for years.</p> <p>A subcommittee of the Pulitzer Board has been reviewing the prize won by writer Walter Duranty for his series on Russia. The review was sparked by complaints that Duranty deliberately ignored in later coverage the forced famine in the Ukraine that killed millions of people.</p>
  • Best of the Web Today

    10/22/2003 1:43:53 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 138+ views ^ | 10/23/03 | James Taranto
    <p>For a free e-mail subscription to Best of the Web Today, click .</p> <p>The House approved its version of the bill, 281-142, earlier this month. Both houses have repeatedly passed bans on partial-birth abortion, always to be vetoed by President Clinton, but President Bush supports the ban.</p>
  • (NY TIMES) False Witness's Pulitzer Prize Challenged

    06/25/2003 12:06:04 PM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 167+ views ^ | 6/25/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    The 1932 Pulitzer Prize was awarded to New York Times correspondent Walter Duranty for his reporting from Russia on Stalin's emerging Five Year Plan, and for his alleged "scholarship, profundity, impartiality, sound judgement, and clarity." It didn't mention his outright lying about Stalin's mass murder by starvation of millions of Ukrainians, lying that led Malcolm Muggeridge, the Moscow correspondent for Britain's Manchester (England) Guardian, to call Duranty, "the greatest liar I ever knew." Now, according to the Chicago Tribune, Ukrainians want Duranty, now long dead, stripped of the prestigious prize which the Times stubbornly refuses to return voluntarily. Says...
  • WorldNetDaily Gives International News Analysis Editor Vote of Confidence (New York Times Alert)

    06/18/2003 7:15:40 AM PDT · by sittnick · 1 replies · 150+ views
    International News Analysis ( ^ | June 12, 2003 | Toby Westerman
    Copyright 2003 International News Analysis Today Joe Farah's WorldNetDaily, one of the Internet's largest conservative news services, has given Toby Westerman, editor and publisher of International News Analysis and International News Analysis Today, a stunning vote of confidence. WorldNetDaily's lead article journal for Tuesday, June 10, 2003 entitled, "All the lies fit to print: N.Y. Times 1932 Pulitzer could be revoked" is based largely upon an article Mr. Westerman wrote for WND July 4, 2000, "The Manchurian Media." Joe Farah's WND article of June 10 recounts the attempt by Ukrainian groups to revoke the Pulitzer Prize of former New...
  • One Pulitzer That Should Shake the World (Moscow Times: New York Times hid communist crimes)

    06/15/2003 8:51:20 PM PDT · by DPB101 · 31 replies · 469+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | 6/15/03 | Matt Bivens
    WASHINGTON -- America's most coveted journalism award is the Pulitzer Prize, and The New York Times has collected 89 of them. But now one of those Pulitzers is being challenged because the honored reporter was a fraud. Is this about Jayson Blair, the whiz kid whose faked articles have deeply embarrassed his paper? Yes and no. The prize in question was won in 1932 by Walter Duranty for "excellence in reporting" out of the Soviet Union. That same year, the Stalin regime sealed the borders of Ukraine, ordered the confiscation of grain, and engineered a mass famine -- one so...