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Are you a fabulist who believes all types of myths about Russia? You’re in luck, the New York Times is hiring!

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By Nebojsa Malic, senior author at RT If anybody nonetheless has any illusions concerning the mainstream media reporting actuality, slightly than looking for to form narratives, the job description the New York Times posted for its new Moscow bureau chief must dispel them. In a Workday advert for the place, which is opening up in early 2021, the Times paints a sinister image of “Vladimir Putin’s Russia” as a rustic that deploys “hit squads armed with nerve agents” and hackers that “sow chaos and disharmony in the West to tarnish its democratic systems, while promoting its faux version of democracy.”Right off the bat, you see, there’s the ‘chemical weapons’ fables and the ‘Russiagate’ nonsense, with no proof ever offered for the primary and the second having been conclusively debunked. At least that they had the decency to not convey up the bogus“Russia paid bounties to Taliban to kill American troops in Afghanistan” fantasy, weaponized for the 2020 US presidential election. Small mercies! Also on Russian Embassy ridicules Pulitzer Board for awarding prize to NYT’s ‘undiluted fabrications’ But wait, there’s extra. Russia has “deployed private military contractors around the globe to secretly spread its influence” whereas “its hospitals are filling up fast with Covid patients as its president hides out in his villa,” claims the Times.The former is a propaganda level by the US army looking for to get again into the enterprise of empire. As for the latter, does the Times actually need to get into the coronavirus debate, what with the US having much more circumstances and deaths – each in uncooked numbers and per capita –  than Russia?  Also on Censorship detected? Russian Embassy says NYT ‘refused’ to publish comparative Covid-19 demise statistics in official’s letter Russians are “growing increasingly frustrated with an economy dragged down by corruption, cronyism and excessive reliance on natural resources,” the Times claims. As against, say, the 1990s that have been a paradise of democracy, rule of legislation and prosperity for all?Having acclaimed Joe Biden because the winner of the hotly contested election, the paper is positively giddy that the US is “on the cusp of a new, less Putin-friendly president in the US,” one thing that “should only raise the temperature” between Washington and Moscow. “If that sounds like a place you want to cover, then we have good news,” the posting goes on to say. By implication, don’t hassle making use of in case you don’t consider any of these issues. The Times does strongly encourage “women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates” to use, within the identify of “true diversity and inclusion.” Diversity of opinion is off the desk. Obviously. Also on New York Times has double requirements & serves woke mob? Bari Weiss’ surprising resignation letter solely states the plain The Times brings up that such esteemed journalists as Bill Keller, Serge Schmemann, Hedrick Smith, Clifford Levy and Ellen Barry have been Moscow bureau chiefs previously. Yet maybe essentially the most well-known identify, Walter Duranty, has been left off the checklist for some unexplained motive.Lest you suppose all professionalism has left the constructing, nonetheless, the job posting does checklist “knowledge of Russia and the former Soviet republics” and “fluency in Russian” as most popular, if not precisely required.Why not simply dispense with the charade? If they’re on the lookout for a fabulist, because the job posting clearly exhibits they’re, the Times ought to ship somebody like Nikole Hannah-Jones of the 1619 Project. After all, they wouldn’t need to be racist, would they? Also on Cheer and loathing as Pulitzer Prize goes to New York Times’s controversial 1619 Project Think your folks would have an interest? Share this story!

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