21stcenturywire.com / OCTOBER 21, 2017
What this story shows is that while there are some conscientious journalists at the New York Times who have made a concerted effort to discover the truth about President Trump’s somewhat outlandish claim that the Cuban government have deployed sonic attacks against US diplomats in Havana – the paper’s editors also ran with the predictable mainstream conspiracy theory that Putin might be behind this malicious high-tech assault on US foreign service officials.
Is there an internal struggle underway in mainstream media institutions – between those who want to retain their integrity, and gatekeepers determine to use these outlets to peddle Establishment propaganda?
Consortium News Exclusive: When the Trump administration blamed Cuba for a “sonic attack” on U.S. diplomats, a New York Times reporter did something unusual for his newspaper: he tried objectively to assess the evidence, as Robert Parry reports…
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