The Gray Lady, as the New York Times is known, is housed in a building in midtown Manhattan, for which the murky moniker could well apply, casting its shadow upon multitudes, darkening and obscuring people and buildings in the vicinity.
The ‘lady’ debuted in September of 1851, as one of many dailies in her time. The initial enterprise was a marriage of politics and banking; Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones, a politician and a banker respectively, set up their journalistic shingle in the Big Apple, incorporating as Raymond, Jones & Co. The paper was first dubbed the New York Daily Times, and a year after its creation it branched out with an edition known as the California Times.
The first building in which it operated was located at 113 Nassau Street. In 1854, the offices moved to 138 Nassau Street, and in 1858 to 41 Park Row, making it the first newspaper in New York City to be housed in a building built specifically for its use.
The newspaper moved its headquarters to the Times Tower, located at 1475 Broadway in 1904, in an area then called Longacre Square; now it is called Times Square.
The west coast edition did not last, and the east coast edition shortened its name in 1857 to The New-York Times. In 1896 the last change to the name occurred when the hyphen was dropped, and it has ever since been known as The New York Times.
Along with name changes, editorial changes were made. The paper was originally right leaning, supporting Republicans and abolitionists, but in the 1880s it threw its weight behind Grover Cleveland, then governor of New York. Cleveland went on to become President, and ever since, the Gray Lady has backed the Democrats.
One issue to lose out with this political shift was that of black rights; as the NYT voiced the opinions of Democrats, the eloquent calls for black suffrage and other rights made by republican president Benjamin Harrison were shouted down. Harrison, some say, was the Black Lives Matter activist of his time. Other republicans, such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, both civil rights activists, were also out of vogue with the paper.
In 1891 a number of editors at the NYT, led by Charles Ransom Miller, raised $1 million to buy the paper, and when they achieved their goal, they changed the name of the company to the New York Times Publishing Company.
In that decade, financial crises occasioned such losses that they were obliged to allow Adolph Ochs, then publisher of The Chattanooga Times, to take a controlling interest. It was he who coined the phrase “All the News That’s Fit to Print”, which has appeared on the front page every day since 1897.
Some might take issue with that mantra however; the paper, despite its 130 Pulitzer prizes, has been famous for glaring errors, plagiarism, and a total lack of printing news that was not only fit to print, but of need to the world.
Perhaps the greatest example of these sins is the lack of any report from the Gray Lady on Adolph Hitler’s concentration camps in WWII. The truth about this was brought to their attention by Jan Karski, a Pole who was trying desperately to save lives, but to no avail. The editors acted as if they could not substantiate the facts and, by refusing to run the story, gave Hitler credibility. Some take issue at not only the lack of action over the years, but the arrogance in their tone when they assert that some stories cannot be substantiated.
Hitler was not the first left wing dictator to have cause to love the Gray Lady. In 1931 reports of great suffering to millions was cavalierly disregarded by the NYT; ironically, the reporter, Walter Duranty, won a Pulitzer prize for his dishonest junk reporting. Duranty, who went to the Ukraine to investigate, appeared ‘unable to substantiate’ the stories, and the NYT remained in good standing with Joseph Stalin. Millions died, while the NYT made substantial revenues.
As to why they would act this badly, many note that since both Stalin and Hitler claimed left wing credentials, the former a communist, the latter a socialist, they were deemed allies. Both were allowed to torture and murder the poor while the paper decided it could not substantiate the facts. People suffered, people died, while the NYT made money. And won prizes.
In the case of Hitler, there was more than just the socialist label to make him an ally of the NYT; he was in fact a journalist, employed by the famous Democrat congressman and publisher William Randolph Hearst.
Hearst also aspired to the White House, with NYT help, but his strongly racist views, especially towards Hispanics, made him un-electable. Hearst had instigated the Spanish-American War, alleging that Hispanic terrorists blew up the USS Maine. He not only disregarded facts, but made up his own, telling reporters “give me the pictures and I’ll give you the war.”
In the 1960s, the White House had a NYT reader and Democrat, Lyndon B. Johnson, as the resident. He started his own war, using the Hearst blueprint in 1963; Johnson told society a great lie about Vietnamese shelling an American ship, and a ten-year war ensued. While the captain of the ship is on record refuting Johnson’s lie, the NYT did little to prevent the loss of countless lives. It did, however, during the Nixon administration, leak secret Pentagon papers and about undisclosed bombing raids.
The relationship between the NYT and the Democrats got better in that era, while the relationship with their rival party got worse. The perception exists that democrats could commit vile deeds and go unchallenged by the paper, while a GOP member could expect to be lied about and vilified.
Allowing such a cozy relationship to exist with this journalistic institution allows for political criminals to get away with vile crimes; it is no surprise that Nancy Pelosi acts the way she does. Recently she refused to sign a stimulus bill for Americans when they were in desperate need, and she has one of the worst congressional records of any representative in American history, yet little is said against her in this paper. Her refusal to sign a relief bill brought not only ire from the GOP, but even from some left-wing journalists including Wolf Blitzer of CNN who argued with her live on air, telling her to do the right thing.
Pelosi came to the House in 1987, a west coast resident born in Maryland, who had become a party activist and major fundraiser. The paper said little against her or her husband, then a major stock holder in Star-Kist, who benefited from her act of exempting American Samoa from a raise in the minimum wage. Samoa is home to a major Star-Kist processing plant. The Pelosis gained, the workers lost. That was in 2007. A year later, we did not hear much from the NYT about Pelosi’s voting on a bill that would benefit Visa – which generously allocated shares at a rock bottom price to her husband. The legislation that Visa wanted blocked was not allowed to the floor for a vote. Two years later, she again aided the cause of Visa by delaying a vote on swipe fees. By that time, the Pelosis were heavily invested in real estate, which just happened to be benefiting from legislation she was involved in.
But this lady was not condemned by the Gray Lady. Pelosi, with an estimated net worth of $100,000,000, just keeps on ticking. She eats expensive ice cream out of expensive refrigerators, indulging her whims in the face of hungry Americans like Marie Antionette, yet nary a word from the NYT.
And not much more from the NYT on another Democrat in her home state, Ed Buck, a key fundraiser. For years it was whispered that he was sleeping with young men and giving them drugs. One went dead, and then another, while the press kept omerta and the Los Angeles prosecutor brought no charges. The mother of the second man to die under mysterious circumstances in the company of Mr Buck did not wish to see justice flouted, and picketed the office of the LA district attorney. A third young man, like the first two, from the African American community, ended up in hospital and the police finally arrested Buck; which the NYT finally covered, but rather briefly and without much note as to Buck’s ties to congressmen such as Adam Schiff.
A previous affair of a democrat fund raiser with a penchant for young boys and a lack of action on the part of the authorities took place in Illinois was that of John Wayne Gacy. The press and authorities looked the other way for a candidate and fundraiser on the left, ignoring not just whispers but 100 or more official complaints from the parents of a victim. 70 other parents lost a son to this monster. And one wonders just how many have lost their sons to this more recent democrat fundraiser and darling of the left. The answer will come in time, but not from the NYT.
My own involvement with the paper started in 2005 when they reached out to me to ask about a friend of mine, William Milliken Vanderbilt Kingsland. His apartment, a treasure trove of art, much of which had been stolen, was of interest to Dan Barry, then metro editor. I gave him inside details of the premises, mentioning Kingsland’s Picassos. The paper decided to ignore my facts, acting as if they could not substantiate them. Not long thereafter, though, it ran an extensive story about the Picassos; which had been stolen by the person making an inventory list of the contents.
Whose name happened to be Kohn; as was Kingsland’s, at birth. Kohn had stolen from Kohn; the art world, and the FBI, was buzzing with the revelations, as auction houses were forced to cancel auctions and rescind sales. But the NYT ran the story a year late, as I pointed out to their reporter Joseph Goldstein. A decade after the Kingsland aka Kohn story, I met with him at Pershing Square, where over lunch I gave him information. Speaking to him of nazis I had infiltrated and rabbis for whom I had painted, I pitched him these stories. He did a story on the former, more interested in the dark world of fascism than that of Judaism.
Dark worlds seemed to interest Goldstein, so I spoke to him of Michael Bagley and his ties to espionage – Bagley was running then a large DC based spook outfit named Jellyfish, which operated with its tentacles all over the world. Bagley had once shown me classified state department waivers allowing Jellyfish to arm Syrian rebels and run phony refugee camps, all in tandem with shadowy figures operating in neo-nazi groups in Europe. The situation they were creating in Syria was a disaster for millions, and I hoped that the paper would shed light on this and help. It did no such thing. Not one finger did the NYT lift to help Syrian refugees by outing Bagley or other democrats and socialists involved in these schemes.
I had not only mentioned Bagley to the NYT, but to the Department of Homeland Security and to the world at large on Tony Gosling’s radio show in the UK, where Bagley had a business registered. The DHS was on to Bagley, and a sting operation set up by the FBI elicited a confession from him that he was working for the top Mexican drug lord – while he claimed to be working against them for the US government.
The NYT has yet to report a word of this. Bagley’s operations have been reported on by others, such as Dr Benjamin Teitelbaum, to whom I passed notes, including many on Bagley’s shady alliances with Jason Jorjani and the ‘Londoner’, whom Jorjani alludes to as ‘Mr X’, a shadowy figure whose camp I spent many years infiltrating.
I later learned, as noted in Dr Teitelbaum’s 2012 book War for Eternity (p. 206) that Bagley was in the Democrat camp, that he had once been an aide for senator Patty Murray. One could understand the hesitance of the paper to write anything truthful about Bagley, as Murray is in fact the most powerful woman senator in the US. Bagley’s twisted associate had even hinted to me of his democrat ties, telling me that he had all the help he needed from Clinton. I thank God to this day that Clinton did not get elected in 2016.
Other issues I tried to get into the NYT, but to no avail, include hemp, a plant which the famous Democrat newspaper baron Hearst had vilified, and which I hoped the NYT would enter at large upon for the good of the environment. But this too they ignored, possibly because of the complexity of the issue. Many hacks only see the easier story about marijuana, and it is not just the NYT that is guilty. The best I got from the Fourth Estate was a story in the Guardian when I approached their environment editor John Vidal in 2006. The reality is that the hemp issue is one that requires a lot of hard work, and the left has not been able to claim this issue for itself, as it has with global warming, which it uses as a fundraising tool.
What one might expect a left-wing paper to run does not always run; this was also true of my information on Bolivia. Despite the presence of a left-wing progressive party, and a congress with a greater percentage of women legislators than any other in the world, the NYT refused to run any stories that I gave them or to attend a press reception in 2010 that I hosted at the Bolivian consulate in New York. Oddly, their slant on Bolivia could be said to have been hostile, and the only answer about that which I ever got from any or their staff was that the Latin American correspondent, Simon Romero, was married to a Brazilian.
Other Bolivian themed events that I invited the NYT staff too went ignored, including one on endangered macaws, at which Dr Bennett Hennessy spoke. It happened to be hosted by Daniel Koupolos, the darling of the NYT for his stock of exotic animals. Koupolos was the proprietor of a large upper west side establishment called Fauna, where he held a left-wing salon, replete with environmental charities and yoga classes. The NYT called him the ‘soft-spoken bird whisperer’. The police and the court system in Connecticut called him the perpetrator of the worst case of animal cruelty that the state had ever seen, as hundreds of dead and dying creatures were discovered in sick and disgusting conditions at his home.
Again, the NYT refused to cover the story. I cannot imagine that they could not substantiate the facts which are a matter of public record.
But perhaps it was then still reeling from its own big story, that of NYT hack Jayson Blair, the plagiarist who stole the work of a female journalist and fabricated other stories while he smoked crack. Blair had to resign in disgrace, and the NYT had to run one of its longest stories ever as an apology. While it was unable to substantiate facts, it was able to print fake news.
In 2019 I again rang the bells at the Gray Lady when I had received a call from Jeffery Epstein’s brother on the day that Jeffrey was found dead. As usual, there was a wall of silence, but no surprise when it was found that the Gray Lady and Epstein were rather close. In my September 2019 article “The Clintons, The Epsteins, and the Humpty Dumpty Congressmen”, posted on Frank Parlato’s website https://frankreport.com/2019/09/22/the-clintons-the-epstein-brothers-and-the-humpty-dumpty-congress-members/ I had this to say about this relationship and the silence from the NYT regarding the Epsteins:
“The press has been kind to Mark over the years; few questions of his source of income ever get into print. I contacted people at the New York Times whom I knew, having been a source of information to the Gray Lady for over a decade, but to no avail.
James Stewart, its head financial reporter, heard me out but did nothing with the information I provided. Stewart had been privy to Jeffrey’s lifestyle, going so far as to visit him at his East 71st Street townhouse.
Another of the NYT’s financial reporters, Landon Thomas Jr., had actually taken a $30,000 donation from Jeffrey.
Then there is the inconvenient fact that the president of the NYT, Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, is in Jeffrey’s ‘black book’, the list of contacts that ended up published on the internet. And yet another, perhaps more inconvenient fact, is that Joicho Ito, who sat on the board at the Gray Lady, accepted $1.7 million from the felon.”
In that same article I made mention of some work that a fellow investigative journalist, Davis Oliver Richardson, who had joined forces with me researching the Epsteins. Richardson had found a group headed by Mark Epstein in Manhattan that happened to have links to Ghislaine Maxwell’s people and to 32 democrat congressmen. What he exposed was called the Humpty Dumpty Institute, and not one of the congressmen on the board of the HDI has ever returned my calls. As we looked this up on line, pages started to disappear.
Which might have made for a NYT story; but, for reasons we might all be able to guess by now, did not. Every time I dig down into that pit with the Epsteins, Maxwell and the Humpty Dumpty congressmen I find disturbing details, many of which are clearly of national security interest, such as Maxwell’s ties to Amir Dossal, to a tech company that has an eerie parallel to a similar company in Dubai that was caught spying on its customers for the government, and to a former US military officer who operates a company he calls the ‘NSA of the sea.”
As with my information on Michael Bagley, I passed it to the DHS.
National security issues came up recently, with the exposure of democrat congressman Eric Swalwell, who was found to have had ties to a suspected communist Chinese agent, Fang Fang. Swalwell claimed to have cut off all contact with her, but his brother and father are known to be in active contact with Ms Fang. Some say he may be in fact be an agent for Fang’s government, and that his recent attacks on the US executive branch could be his mission on their behalf. The NYT says very little, as it did when top democrat senator Diane Feinstein was found to be employing a communist Chinese spy.
Both Swalwell and Feinstein are on US intel committees.
And neither of them, and certainly not their friendly lady in the gray building on Eighth Avenue, asked any questions about whether the PRC government had meddled in US elections, perhaps printing fake ballots in the Houston consulate, which might well be what the consular staff was burning when they were ordered to leave. No questions either about Dominion and where the staff might be at this point in time; or any serious coverage of the whistleblowers, such as Jesse Morgan, who witnessed substantial vote fraud in this past election.
Instead of spending time on articles relating to these issues, it did spend time writing about a competitor, the Epoch Times. Kevin Reese, in a recent front page feature hit piece, attacked the ET claiming that its stories on torture of Falun Gong members “could not be substantiated.” Reese’s words echo those of Duranty’s in 1931. Again, atrocities are committed en masse and the NYT does nothing. Americans, while they are not tortured by the regime in communist, not yet at least, experience suffering across the land due to PR Chinese spying and theft of industry that is overwhelming; not to mention, of course, the PCC virus which somehow the NYT decides rather presumptuously is not a bio-terror weapon, but goes with the idea that it comes from bats. China lied, Americans died, and the NYT never told us all the news.
So what does the paper have to say for itself to Americans? Maybe “go to hell” is the answer. Starving Americans get no stimulus money, while left wing journalists feast (or watch child pornography); Americans are cheated out of their votes, while the NYT belittles their complaint. The NYT, with foreigners such as Carlos Slim at the helm, seems more like a collaborator than an American newspaper.
Which is perhaps why people have seen a line of graffiti written on the wall of the building: WOLVERINES. That is the name of the high school insurgency in the 1984/2012 movie Red Dawn, in which Americans rise up and defend their land against invaders – and against collaborators.
That writing on the wall may be the final word in the final chapter of this lying, disgusting institution that has behaved in such a shameful way for so long.