Once Again, The New York Times Has Glowing Coverage of a Communist Regime

The Daily Signal | 7/19/2019 | Staff
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Editor’s note: In its coverage of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon, The New York Times published a series of pieces critical of the U.S. space program, including an article titled “How the Soviets Won the Space Race for Equality.” Promoting that article, the Times tweeted, “America may have put the first man on the moon, but the Soviet Union sent the first woman, the first Asian man, and the first black man into orbit — all years before the U.S. would follow suit.”

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Unfortunately, this is far from the only time the Times has been a cheerleader for communism. The following article was first published in 2017.

It seems communism is back in vogue at The New York Times.

Issue - West - Progressives - Picture - Socialism

A sad but common issue in the modern West is that progressives have created a fanciful and distorted picture of socialism to make it seem like an intriguing alternative to American-style capitalism.

Ikea socialism—with Sweden as the model—is an utterly distorted, but at least understandable, example for leftists to trot out as a demonstration of success.

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And it’s even a bit amusing how they try to dance around the fact that Venezuela—which is utterly collapsing and egregiously abusing human rights—is a socialist country they praised just 10 years ago.

But The New York Times now has actually found a way to create fanciful notions of Soviet-style authoritarianism—and whimsical tales of its influence in America—in a new section dedicated to the “Red Century,” which explores “the history and legacy of communism, 100 years after the Russian Revolution.”

Pieces - Horrors - Failures - Rule - Others

While some of the pieces explore the horrors and failures of communist rule, others delve into topics that would seem funny if the subject...
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