In a recent article in Sunday's NYT Business Section, David Enrich tells the story of a whistle blower who revealed secrets about Deutsche Bank's illegal activities. It is a good story, all about money laundering and corruption at the very top.
The focus of the piece is not on Deutsche Bank as much as it is on the twisted needs of the whistle blower, Val Broeksmit: "What makes a person crave the attention of journalists?" asks Enrich. His answers say a good deal about what the NYT wants its readers to think about all whistle blowers.
"Here is the thing about whistle-blowers: They tend to be flawed messengers. Daniel Ellsberg, Chelsie Manning, Edward Snowden -- each of the was dismissed as selfish, damaged, reckless and crazy. Yet all of them, regardless of motivation, used secret documents to change the course of history. ... We might wish our whistle-blowers were stoic, unimpeachable do-gooders. In reality, to let you in on a journalistic secret, they're often more like Val Broeksmit."
-->The "journalist secret" that Enrich reveals is more like the hostility that the NYT and the American media feel for the nation's truth tellers. As part of the corporate state, the NYT wants us to hate whistle-blowers as much as our newspaper of record does.
"New Study Warns India-Pakistan Nuclear War Could Kill 125 Million Immediately. Then Spark Global Mass Starvation. ...
Published in the journal Science Advances, the new research shows that rapidly growing nuclear stockpiles in India and Pakistan, which are currently in conflict over Kashmir, could release 16 million to 35 million tons of soot, or black carbon, into the atmosphere if the two countries escalated their standoff into nuclear strikes by 2025.
'Such a war would threaten not only the locations where bombs might be targeted but the entire world,' said Alan Robock, co-author of the study and a professor of environmental sciences at Rutgers. 'The only way to avoid such an outcome is to eliminate nuclear weapons.' "
-->Disinterested in this global catastrophe, The NYT didn't print this story. Hey, the nation's weapons makers have to make a living, don't they?
" 'Money Is Not Speech and Corporations Are Not People': Sanders Unveils Plan to Get Corporate Money Out of Politics. 'You can't take on a corrupt system if you take its money.'
Holding up the small-donor campaign model his campaign has revolutionized as proof alternatives exist, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday unveiled an ambitious new plan to get 'corporate money out of politics.'
The Sanders plan aims to end the corrupting influence of dark money by dramatically curbing the ability of corporations to dominate giving to political parties, replacing the Federal Election Commission with a new enforcement agency, establishing public funding for all federal elections, and pushing for a Constitutional Amendment."
-->It is shameful that the NYT does not cover Bernie, except when he has a heart attack. These are visionary plans that go to the heart of this nation's problems. And our "newspaper of record" can't be bothered.