I have no doubt in my mind, nowadays we don't get news anymore but propaganda and special interests groups agenda! SAD
THE NEW YORK TIMES REVISES ITS OWN HISTORY BY OMITTING GENOCIDE
Thursday, August 7th, 2014
The New York Times interactive World War I retrospective
BY ARA KHACHATOURIAN
This week world leaders gathered in Europe to mark the centennial of
the beginning of World War I. On this occasion, The New York Times has
launched an interactive digital platform on its website chronicling
the war, its aftermath and its ramifications on the world today.
In introducing "The Great War: A 100-Year Legacy of World War I," The
New York Times has not only tarnished its own legacy as our nation's
newspaper of record, it has also revised history--including its
own--by omitting the Armenian Genocide from its historical timeline.
At the time of the Genocide, the Times was the most prominent source
of reporting about the systematic killing of the Armenian population
of the Ottoman Empire and became the go-to source for coverage of
what would later become the Armenian Genocide.
In fact, so impressive was the Times coverage of the events of 1915
to 1923 that more than 200 of its news and feature articles from the
time are included a volume of press accounts edited and published
by Richard Kloian in 1980. (The book, "The Armenian Genocide: News
Accounts from the American Press: 1915-1922" was republished earlier
this year by the Armenian Genocide Project).
As one of its ongoing projects, the Armenian National Committee of
America-Western Region, last month, began posting news coverage from
The New York Times during the time of the Genocide on its Facebook
page, to highlight that the events of the time were chronicled and
to counter the ongoing denial of the Turkish government ahead of the
A NY Times map of the world after 1924 that erroneously includes
Georgia and Azerbaijan as separate countries and not as part of the
The New York Times's World War I digital platform also features a map
of the world after 1924. Interestingly, the map, which clearly shows
the Soviet Union, also includes Georgia and Azerbaijan as countries
in the Caucasus (no Armenia), despite the fact that the two countries
were Sovietized in 1921 and 1920 respectively.
In 2001, when The New York Times was marking its 150th anniversary,
one of its former executive editors, Max Frankel, went on record to
acknowledge the newspaper's "failure" to properly cover the Holocaust
and the ramifications it had on history.
"The Times's coverage generally took the view that the atrocities
inflicted upon Europe's Jews, while horrific, were not significantly
different from those visited upon tens of millions of other war
victims, nor more noteworthy," said Frankel in his piece "A Horror
Unexamined: Turning Away From the Holocaust," which was published in
November of 2001. "Six Years, Six Page 1 Articles," he added.
The volume of coverage by The New York Times of the atrocities being
committed by the Ottomans against the Armenians-both in its placement
and tenor--went a long way to sensitize the American public about the
dire situation and gave impetus to the national efforts to assist
the victims of the Genocide through the Near East Relief effort,
which also was extensively chronicled by the Times.
As the beginning of World War I is being remembered against the
backdrop of extreme conflict around the globe, the very roots of which
can be traced to the Great War, The New York Times must correct these
errors if it seeks to educate and inform a new generation of Americans.
By omitting the Armenian Genocide from its retrospective of World
War I, The New York Times has done a disservice to its own record and
has revised history, including its own. The newly appointed Executive
Editor Dean Baquet must correct this egregious error immediately.