"Supporters of U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning are demanding she be released from solitary confinement, in which she has been held for 17 days since refusing to answer a grand jury's questions.
Chelsea Resists!, Manning's support committee, released a statement over the weekend denouncing her treatment and invoking the United Nations' own statements about the dangers and injustice of isolation in prisons. ...
Manning has been held in isolation for 22 hours per day, with one break from 1:00 to 3:00am. Her treatment qualifies as prolonged solitary confinement according to Juan Mendez, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture."
-->What solitary confinement? What torture? The NYT's coverage of Chelsea Manning's imprisonment is all about making the empire look good. That is, there is no coverage at all.
"Rep. Steny Hoyer, the number two Democrat in the House, came under fire from progressives Sunday night after he used his address at AIPAC's policy conference to attack left-wing members of his caucus and throw his full support behind a resolution condemning the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement.
'I stand with Israel, proudly and unapologetically,' said the Democrat from Maryland, whose remarks were immediately interpreted as a thinly veiled attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). 'So, when someone accuses American supporters of Israel of dual loyalty, I say: Accuse me. I am part of a large, bipartisan coalition in Congress supporting Israel. I tell Israel's detractors: Accuse us.' ...
Hoyer went on to express support for a bipartisan resolution condemning the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement, which was introduced by House Democrats last week."
-->The NYT always supports members of Congress who bow and scrape before AIPAC, The American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Our newspaper of record didn't print this story of senior Democrats and their obsequious ways around the Israel Lobby.
The Guardian/Five Filters:
"The transparent motive behind this cynical campaign is to demonize Corbyn, not because he’s a 'f... anti-Semite,' but because he’s a principled champion of Palestinian rights.
Below, we've compiled a list of over one hundred Guardian articles to give you an idea of just how dedicated the paper has been in spreading these spurious charges of antisemitism.
According to Patrick Elliot, the Guardian was the first UK newspaper to publish a story with the words 'Corbyn' and 'antisemitism' in the same sentence. If you haven't already, it really is time to Dump the Guardian." - Norman Finklestien
-->Yes, the Guardian is much better than the NYT on many issues. It actually does investigative reporting on racism, corporate scandals, and white nationalist groups in the U.S. But on Venezuela, Cuba, and the right wing Israel Lobby if betrays its wealthy, neoliberal heritage. It hasn't come all that far from its steadfast support for Tony Blair.