The Jerusalem Post:
"Trump last week in the wake of his loss in the presidential election to Joe Biden purged senior staff at the departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security and named loyalist to the jobs. Among the new hires was [Douglas] Macgregor, who is advising the new acting defense secretary, Christopher Hill.
CNN's File uncovered interviews in which Macgregor, a decorated combat veteran who appears frequently on Fox News and other conservative media, says 'pro-Israel' donors and the pro-Israel lobby are behind efforts to drive the United States into war.
Last year in an interview with a Florida talk show, Macgregor explained what was behind what he said was a push to war with Iran. 'We're dragged in because of our close relationship with Israel.' he said. 'You have to look at the people that donate to those individuals [John Bolton, Michael Pompeo, Sen Lindsey Graham]' "
-->The NYT has covered Douglas Macgregor several times recently, but this story was never even hinted at. The NYT protects the Israel lobby and doesn't want rich, Zionist war hawks exposed to the American people.
"Top UN Anti-Torture Official Urges Trump to Send Message of 'Justice, Truth, and Humanity' by Pardoning Julian Assange. 'WikiLeaks fights secrecy and corruption throughout the world and, therefore, acts in the public interest both of the American people and of humanity as a whole.'
Echoing calls from global grassroots campaigners, the top United Nations anti-torture official on Tuesday asked President Donald Trump to pardon jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is languishing in London's notorious Belmarsh prison as he awaits his fate regarding possible extradition to the United States to stand trial for what critics say are unwarranted espionage charges.
In a letter to the outgoing American president, Nils Melzer, the U.N. special rapporteur on torture, noted that 'Assange has been arbitrarily deprived of his liberty for the past 10 years,' a 'high price to pay for the courage to publish true information about government misconduct throughout the world.' "
-->The NYT, dedicated as it is to the neoliberal world order, did not run this story. In this way, our "newspaper of record" protects the empire's elites from from the harsh light of truth.
"President-elect Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he has selected longtime adviser and notorious deficit hawk Bruce Reed to serve as deputy chief of staff, alarming progressives who have warned for weeks that the Democratic operative's record of commitment to austerity and support for Social Security cuts should disqualify him for any role in the White House.
Originally considered a leading contender to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) before Biden selected Neera Tanden for that role, Reed is one of the architects of former President Bill Clinton's disastrous 'welfare reform' as well as the 1994 crime bill, which Biden helped craft.
More recently, Reed served as executive Director of the Bowles-Simpson commission, an Obama administration initiative that in 2010 recommended slashing Social Security benefits and raising the program's retirement age. Reed was the lead author of the commission's report, 'The Moment of Truth.' "
-->The mainstream media, including the NYT, has given about two sentences to Bruce Reed's neoliberal background, and especially his leading role under Obama in trying to destroy Social Security.