Sunday, March 19, 2017

Robert Parry — NYT’s ‘Tinfoil Hat’ Conspiracy Theory

There are real reasons to worry about President Donald Trump’s foreign policy, including his casual belligerence toward Iran and North Korea and his failure to rethink U.S. alliances with Saudi Arabia and Israel, but The New York Times obsesses on Trump’s willingness to work with Russia.

On Saturday, the Times devoted most of its op-ed page to the Times’ favorite conspiracy theory, that Trump is Vladimir Putin’s “Manchurian candidate” though evidence continues to be lacking.
The op-ed package combined a “What to Ask About Russian Hacking” article by Louise Mensch, a former Conservative member of the British Parliament who now works for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, and a connect-the-dots graphic that when filled out shows the Kremlin sitting atop the White House. But the featured article actually revealed how flimsy and wacky the Times’ conspiracy theory is.
Consortium News
NYT’s ‘Tinfoil Hat’ Conspiracy Theory
Robert Parry

1 comment:

John said...

Louise Mensch was, unbelievably, an MP. For the few years that she was an MP, it became abundantly clear that she knew nothing. As such, she keeps getting promoted. Now, even for a Murdoch dope, Mensch is extraordinarily dimwitted. Being a Murdoch groupie means getting your mad scriblings published to a wide audience. The illusion is thus created that she is a knowledgeable commentator, when in fact she is as thick as shit. The UK's loss is not the USA's gain. You have to put up with this mad dog.