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The New York Times has a very bad week

by Bruce O’Hara

February 10, 2023

I’ve been trying to limit myself to one post a week. But this week, not only has the New York Times had to get real on three important issues, but three news bombshells have exposed the NYT’s less-than-intimate relationship with reality. How could I ignore all that?

The War in Ukraine

After months of Ukraine-is-winning stories, the NYT editors must be getting nervous. Though it’s likely the Ukrainian army will only gradually cede territory over the coming weeks, there is now a non-trivial chance that there could be a major collapse of the Ukrainian front-lines and/or a collapse of the Ukrainian government at any time.

The NYT has clearly decided to hedge its bets with a story entitled Outnumbered and Worn Out, Ukrainians in the East Brace for Russian Assault – which gives a pretty solemn assessment of how bad things are in Bakhmut. Just in case.

Here’s a taste:

“Exhausted Ukrainian troops complain they are already outnumbered and outgunned, even before Russia has committed the bulk of its roughly 200,000 newly mobilized soldiers. And doctors at hospitals speak of mounting losses as they struggle to care for fighters with gruesome injuries.

(This post from Moonofalabama includes more from the NYT article for those who don’t have a NYT subscription.)

Sanctions on Russia

Read More HERE