A Moment To Celebrate The 167th Anniversary Of The New York Times, America’s Leading Media Source, Helping To Keep Us Free And Informed!

In the midst of the sustained attack on freedom of the press going on in 2018, today is the 167th anniversary of America’s leading newspaper, the “newspaper of record”, the NEW YORK TIMES.

Since 1851, the New York Times has published and challenged the American government, foreign governments, and powerful economic forces, who have tried to limit the ability of that paper to report the truth of the news, and the paper has won 125 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper. Its motto is “All the News That’s Fit to Print”. It has the notable New York Times Book Review, the New York Times Magazine, and the Sunday Review, all part of its Sunday edition.

The New York Times has not been perfect, anymore than any institution, as it failed to report accurately the Holocaust going on in Europe in World War II; the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Middle East over the past number of decades; and has been accused of distortion about the Iraq War, and the US-Iran relationship. The newspaper also has been accused of engagement in plagiarism by certain journalists, and accusations of bias, and public perceptions of lack of credibility and accuracy, including attacks by Right Wing propaganda groups, and President Donald Trump, who talks about the “Failing” New York Times, which actually is in very good financial shape.

Any researcher in just about any field of knowledge uses the former NY Times Index, as this author has done, and now available in the TimesMachine, the Online Archive of every issue of the paper since 1851.

The New York Times was extremely significant in promotion of the truth, when it won the right to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971, in the Supreme Court case of New York Times Company V. United States, winning over the attempt of President Richard Nixon to prevent publication of the documents that traced the US involvement in Vietnam after 1945 through the late 1960s.

So let us all applaud the courage and determination of the brilliant journalists of the New York Times, who are now, in 2018, doing their job exposing the corruption and illegal activities of Donald Trump and his Presidency, alongside the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal, along with other media sources, including cable news channels CNN and MSNBC, along with ABC, NBC, and CBS.

The truth shall set us free and protect American democracy and the Constitution!

The Self Destruction Of The Tea Party Senators: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio

It is great news to see how Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio are self destructing, and proving they are not fit to be President of the United States, and the reality that none of the three will ever be President, even if the Republican Party is crazy enough to nominate one of them for President in 2016.

Cruz has shown he has no regard for anything but his own ambition, and his willingness to shut down the government, and cause it a loss of $24 billion, shows how reckless he really is. He has totally alienated most of his Senate colleagues by his insults and his tactics, and his obvious desire to prevent economic growth of the nation, and promote his extremist right wing views.

Rand Paul has been shown to be a plagiarizer, and has put on a temper tantrum reminiscent of a child, rather than an adult. He has also threatened to leave politics, and we can only wish for such a result, as he, like his father, is a total charlatan and lunatic!

Marco Rubio has shown that his lust to be President includes his decision to withdraw his support for the immigration bill that he promoted through the Senate successfully, and he will, clearly, stop at nothing to advance his own agenda.

All three of these potential Presidential candidates have thus demonstrated that they do not have the necessary characteristics to be our Commander in Chief. They are all demagogues, with the desire to set America back to the pre– New Deal days, and they fail to realize that the country at large is not interested in their agenda and that of the Tea Party right wing lunatics they are proud to represent!