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The Liberal Media: Rest in Peace - by Stephen Lendman


The New York Times never qualified, run exclusively as a voice for power and privilege. The same, of course, holds for virtually all mainstream publications, including the Nation magazine, suppressing, sanitizing, and distorting truths, betraying its readers since 1865.


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Its founding prospectus said it "will not be the organ of any party, sect, or body. It will, on the contrary, make an earnest effort to bring to the discussion of political and social questions a really critical spirit, and to wage war upon the vices of violence, exaggeration, and misrepresentation by which so much of the political writing of the day is marred."


Today it claims "Nobody owns the Nation....We are a wholly owned subsidiary of our own conscience."

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Yet, in disservice to its readers, its record since inception has been shameless. It was unapologetic about slavery, then didn't support minority, labor, or women's rights. It championed 19th century laissez fare, attacked the Grangers, Populists, trade unions and socialists. In 1999, it called the US/NATO Serbia/Kosovo aggression "humanitarian intervention."


After 9/11, it backed the official explanation despite convincing evidence debunking it. Initially it supported the Iraq war, and until recently the Afghan one. More on that below.


It also ignored the blatant 2000 fraud for George Bush, claimed "no evidence" showed the 2004 election was stolen, and in January 2006, ran an offensive full-page anti-Muslim ad titled, "Arabian Fables," claiming Palestinians are prone to violence and deception. Two months later, it said Haiti's Jean-Bertrand Aristide was "feared and despised," then blamed Haitians for their own misery.

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After the January 2010 earthquake, it backed America's intervention, Washington correspondent John Nichols praising Obama's "dignity and determination," saying:


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