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  • New York Times readers struggle with communism’s legacy. Communism wins.

    10/29/2017 8:38:15 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 29 Oct, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    A friend emailed me yesterday night, “If you don’t feel sufficiently depressed today, be sure to read the readers’ comments on Brett Stephens’s column in the NY Times condemning communism and the Left’s soft spot for it.” The comments were already closed at 522 when he wrote me. I haven’t got the time to read a significant chunk. Some of the ones I saw were quite entertaining. There are lots of intelligent, literate and inventive people demonstrating their power to rationalize away the lessons of common sense. A number had decent points, in that Stephens chose to focus on Stalinism...
  • Fake News NYT Reporter Walter Duranty to Appear in Two Major Films

    02/21/2017 5:46:22 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 21, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Long before the fake news reports by such fake news New York Times reporters as Jayson Blair and Herbert Matthews, there was fake news reporter Walter Duranty who wrote fake news stories for the same newspaper about Joseph Stalin's systematic 1932/33 starvation of Ukrainian peasants...the Holodomor. Although Duranty has been written about in the past, movie audiences will soon see him portrayed on the big screen in two major motion pictures. The first of these movies  is "Bitter Harvest," which focuses on the Holodomor itself, opens in movie theaters on February 24. Here is a trailer.
  • “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...
  • Ukraine’s Genocide by Famine

    11/09/2013 5:53:14 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 29 replies
    STALIN - UKRAINE'S GENOCIDE BY FAMINE Eighty years later, there’s 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 Duranty’s 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 Duranty’s prize-winning articles in conjunction with Columbia University Professor Mark von Hagen’s report on the articles for The New York Times shows sufficient evidence of deception to invalidate Duranty’s Pulitzer. The Pulitzer Board declared deception the criterion for...