Roger L. Simon

Burning Down the New York Times in Three Acts - Act 2: Walter Duranty Meets the Holocaust

Here I go again “Talking Through My Hat” with my second installment in my short, not-so-happy history of America’s newspaper of record… “Burning Down the New York Times in Three Acts – Act 2: Walter Duranty Meets the Holocaust“.

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Justin Folk did the editing on this one, putting me at that supposed 1930s NYT editorial board meeting, trying to figure out why they published Duranty’s Stalinist propaganda in the first place. As you can see, I’m a little baffled. Maybe by Part 3 I will have figured it out. Part 2 is all about the NYT and Holocausts (Ukrainian and Jewish). Part 3 will be my two-bit psychoanalysis of the NYT. Why they are the way they are. Again, you can view Part 2 here. Part 1 is here, in case you missed it or want to see things in order. Part 3 – wait until next week.