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NY Times gives US veterans a cold slap in the face for Memorial Day, and it couldn’t even get that right

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The New York Times is garbage, and by that I mean it has no real value anymore, as evidenced by the putrid way the paper chose to ‘observe’ Memorial Day.

No doubt driven by their unhealthy, unhinged hatred of one of their own — New York City born-and-bred President Donald Trump — the Times thought it would be just dandy to use this solemn day of remembrance as an opportunity to score cheap political points with the small minority of people who still read the paper.

So, rather than honoring the hundreds of thousands of American men and women who have given their lives over the past century alone protecting the country from global tyranny, the Times published the names of coronavirus victims instead.

And the paper couldn’t even get that right.

No matter. Because it really isn’t accuracy or honesty that The New York Times’ editorial staff is interested in these days. It’s deranged Trump hate 24/7/365, hence the listing of (some) coronavirus victims. We get the insinuation; ‘Let us never forget this is all Trump’s fault.’

Except that it isn’t. It’s China’s fault.

Speaking of coronavirus, China, and Memorial Day, there could come a time when the men and women who raised their right hands, swore to protect and defend this great nation from all enemies foreign and domestic, then put on a uniform to become the 1 percent of the population willing to do so — will be called upon to fight Beijing’s legions.

The Pentagon says a rising China represents the greatest threat to global peace and security, and in particular, to the democratic order led by the United States.

Given the editorial direction the Times’ staff chose on this Memorial Day, it’s worth asking what direction they’ll take if American military men and women are fighting and dying to save them from Chinese communism.

In short, whose side will the Times be on, especially if Trump is still president?

Because in the age of coronavirus, the paper has become a vehicle for China to use as a propaganda platform.

In January, the Times was labeling it the “Wuhan coronavirus” but then, after criticism from their masters in Beijing, became concerned the term was “racist.”

In early February, the Times blasted President Trump for his China travel ban.

In mid-February, the Times claimed that “fear” of coronavirus was spreading faster than the disease, deflecting even further on behalf of Beijing.

By the end of the month, the paper was referring to COVID-19 as the “Trump virus.”

“The transformation was complete. They had went from downplaying and mocking anyone who was concerned to blaming evangelicals and Fox News viewers for the virus spreading in the United States,” noted Red State.

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson was onto the Times-China propaganda early on. During his April 2 program, he took the paper to task for blatantly shilling for Beijing with a story headlined, “Alarm, Denial Blame: The Pro-Trump Media’s Coronavirus Distortion,” in which the Times reported:

When the virus ravaged China…some pundits on the right warned that the country couldn’t be trusted to contain the outbreak or share accurate information about where it originated.

The Times was no doubt disputing what U.S. intelligence agencies had discovered: That China intentionally underreported COVID-19 cases and deaths while at the same time hoarding personal protective equipment so Beijing would have enough for its own people.

Days later, the Times gave premium op-ed space to Cui Tiankai, China’s ambassador to the United States, where he deceptively wrote, “China has been providing updates about the disease in a responsible manner, including setting up an online Covid-19 knowledge center that’s available to all countries.”

He also wrote that “scapegoating other countries” was not the right thing to do, even while Beijing was spreading the lie that the U.S. military was responsible for the virus.

Even Beijing’s blatant hypocrisy — calling for “unity” while expelling American journalists — wasn’t enough for the Times’ editorial staff to deny the Chinese Communists a propaganda platform.

So, while China gets a platform to spew lies and misinformation, the Times’ op-ed pages and ‘news’ sections were blasting President Trump and his administration over their response. And for good measure, the paper’s editors implement one last act of deflection on Memorial Day, thus providing more aid and comfort to their ideological soulmates in Beijing.

“You couldn’t make this garbage up if you tried,” observed Red State’s Sister Toldjah.

I disagree. The New York Times’ editorial staff makes up that kind of garbage all the time because they try.

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Jon Dougherty

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