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New York Times: NATO and “freedom of expression”

Yesterday the New York Times published a brief op-ed piece entitled Expand NATO’s Influence and Reach by one Ryan C. Hendrickson, identified as a professor of political science at Eastern Illinois University.

I submitted a short comment taking issue with the author’s celebration of the expansion of the U.S.-led bloc into history’s first global military formation, one which to date has waged wars of aggression on three continents, and requested that a similar column be allotted to me as the manager of not only the most authoritative, but indeed the sole, anti-NATO website.

Five comments were cleared for posting in the interim, one which resulted in a correction added by the New York Times at the bottom of the column, but my comments – brief, relevant and polite – were not posted, neither was I contacted to inform me why they were not.

To be recalled the next time anyone in the U.S. presumes to pontificate on the alleged right to freedom of expression, the First Amendment, etc. In the uneven battle against the world’s politico-military Goliath, even a pebble for David’s sling is denied him.

Rick Rozoff

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  1. Michael Pravica
    January 25, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Dear Rick:

    No, there is no freedom of expression here in the land of the “free” and the brave as our democracy has been hijacked by “elites” who have turned it into a corporate oligarchy. I have been dealing with censorship from the corporate-controlled media for over 22 years and counting. But slowly, vis a vis Eric Snowden and others who care more about the freedom of their fellow citizens than of their own careers, Americans are waking up to the reality that our government is no longer of the people, for the people and by the people as it merely serves fascist “elites.” Terrifying times indeed! But don’t give up. Let your stories be the flicker of truth and hope amidst the corporate-controlled and evil darkness.


  2. AR
    January 25, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    The New York Times boasts that it is the “newspaper of record.” In fact, the NY Times is the “newspaper of record … lies.”

    For evidence, one only has to recall the infamous Pentagon hack…I mean, esteemed NY Times journalist Judith Miller and her deceptions about “Yellowcake uranium from Niger” used to whip up support for America’s aggression against Iraq.

    The so-called “Free Press” is morally and politically bankrupt–if it even existed in the first place.

  3. John Dublanica
    January 26, 2014 at 10:27 am

    So you prefer Murdoch and his distortions? This is a lot of nonsense. Try studying the history of American journalism.

    • richardrozoff
      January 26, 2014 at 5:24 pm

      I don’t believe either is adequate. And I don’t fall for Hobson’s choice or false antinomy ploys.

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