Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ernesto Londoño defends media from criticism, hails Streicher as first victim of media critics (satire)

New York Times editorial board member Ernesto Londoño expanded on his June 16 criticism of Israel's lashing out at the media with a piece lamenting the rise of media criticism since the end of World War II. Londoño wasted no time in attack the International Military Tribunal-Europe for its crusade against the German media for its activities during the war. He introduced his attack with the statement
If you don’t have a good story to tell, a tried and tested tactic is to lampoon the press.
From there, Londoño admitted that Streicher did indeed publish many noxious things about the Jews. However, Londoño emphasized that the publishers of Charlie Hebdo also published many noxious things about Muhammad and explained that we cannot proscribe one form of noxious expression without proscribing the other. Londoño lamented that the IMT-E did not take this principle into account as it persecuted, and ultimately "murdered," Streicher for nothing more than publishing noxious cartoons and essays, setting a precedent for every Tom, Dick, and Harry to lay the blame for everything at the feet of the press.


  1. The New York Times has officially gone full Nazi. There is no other way to look at it.

    1. Did you note that the word "satire" appears in the title?

    2. Yes I did. But I think the correct term is sardony. As in so bitter and dark, it's accurate. Which is a country I live in.