Still Slandering Serbia


Still Slandering Serbia

The New York Times“€™ firing of Judith Miller, allegedly for bad reporting, served the same purpose as the paper’s daily “€œCorrections”€ column: It suggested that everything else in the newspaper of record is pretty bloody good. It isn”€™t of course. Manufacture of news, faithful service on behalf of powerful interests, editorializing masquerading as reporting, mischievous misinterpretations and double standards pepper the pages much as they did when Judith Miller was on board. A classic case of the Times molding the news to make it fit to print was its recent coverage of the International Court of Justice’s ruling on Bosnia-Herzegovina’s suit against Serbia, charging genocide and demanding billions in reparations.

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