Monday, May 01, 2017

A fake news retrospective

It's May Day in the latest era of fake news. The confluence of a peak in the MSM prevarication cycle and the annual celebration of Communism makes it appropriate to celebrate the most accomplished journalistic liar of modern times - and his employer.

No, not Walter Cronkite, Jayson Blair, Stephen Glass, or even Dan Rather; it's Walter Duranty.

Working for the New York Times, Duranty won a 1932 Pulitzer prize for his coverup of the mass murder of ten million Ukrainians by Iosif Dzhugashvili, known to his friends (like Duranty) as Joseph Stalin.

Duranty set the tone for the long march of Communism apologists. True to the tradition, the Times is at it again.

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