I can’t imagine what it’s like when the top editors at The New York Times get together to further glorify Obama at the expense of Israel, only to find themselves a laughingstock.
Or maybe I can:
Tom Friedman: “We made a mistake.”
“Mistake? We’re Liberals. We never make mistakes. Friedman, you’re fired.”
On Wednesday the wizards at the Times’ “editorial board”
sought ways to put lipstick on a pig to sell it as kosher.
The editorial, written under the spell of gobbledygook, declared that the Iran Nuke agreements were a win for the United States over the ayatollahs and that Israel ought to know better than to second-guess President Obama.
So shut up, the Times explained. We know what’s good. Iran has agreed to everything, even the gradual lifting of sanctions.
But oops, the next day it was a different story, literally.
The Times had to retract, without saying so, of course.
Iran’s supreme leader rushed to twitter to say that NOTHING from Obama’s fact sheet is true and indeed, the sanctions are to be liftedimmediately.
Quite a fix if you are The New York Times and got caught being stupid.
So on Thursday, the Times admitted, “the truth depends on who’s talking.”
So we’re left with a terribly sad conclusion. If you seek the truth, listen to the ayatollahs.
The government of the United States “lies, deceives” and has “devilish intentions.” Who says so? Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
Him you can believe.
One thing he’s not is a Liberal. Liberals have a bad habit of fabricating to fit a specific point of view. The Times does it every day. Rolling Stonemagazine does it every other day, on going after Israel with falsehoods or reporting as fact a rape that never happened at the University of Virginia.
The Liberal agenda must be served no matter who gets hurt or whose reputation gets tarnished, like Harry Reid’s whopper about Mitt Romney.
But politicians are not expected to be truthful.
That’s why we invented journalists. “Journalists are assigned to be the flies on the walls of civilization in order to alert us to the intrigues being whispered in dark corners,” a quote from the newsroom drama The Bathsheba Deadline
There has never been a time in America when journalism has failed so miserably. Tom Friedman illustrates the point with his THREE Pulitzer prizes.
In general terms, never before has news been delivered so one-sided from print to broadcast.
Never before has journalism been so wedded to a specific ideology, so that we are fed a constant diet of mendacity and disinformation.
Go – ask the ayatollahs.
It’s a sad day when we have to turn to tyrannical regimes for news we can trust.
Jack Engelhard writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva. The new thriller from the New York-based novelist, The Bathsheba Deadline, a heroic editor’s singlehanded war on terror and against media bias. Engelhard wrote the int’l bestseller Indecent Proposal that was translated into more than 22 languages and turned into a Paramount motion picture starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore. Website: www.jackengelhard.com