From Russia with love

For years the liberal New York Times has been a rabid opponent of fracking, hyping every scary and outlandish rumour, and even denying fracking’s economic success.

Their bias has been so lopsided that their own public editor felt obliged to publish a rare rebuke of the newspaper’s ethics, saying their reporting on a 2011 article “needed more convincing substantiation, more space for a reasoned explanation of the other side and more clarity about its focus.”

So the revelations in last Sunday’s New York Times – that anti-fracking activists in Europe may be funded by Vladimir Putin’s Russia – are certainly not the conspiracy theories of a pro-fracking lobby. If the New York Times is willing to report on the possibility of Russian corruption of anti-fracking activists, you know it’s bad.

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  • Clink9

    They just have rename frackng it to get the New York Times onside.

    Unicorn Juice From Mother Earth.

  • Ron MacDonald

    All organizations, corporations and indivduals taking money from Putin should be charged with treason.

  • David Murrell

    “The New York Times’) bias has been so lopsided that their own public editor felt obliged to publish a rare rebuke of the newspaper’s ethics”.

    The New York Time’s has ethics?

  • ☭ Vladimir Putin ☭

    I corrupted the Ukraine, and she loved every minute of it.

    • Exile1981

      Vlad, put that shirt back on no one wants to see your pasty white chest.

  • Alain

    If it were still the old Soviet Union the NYT would find nothing wrong. It was the NYT that refused to cover the ugly truth of life under communism in the Soviet Union. With the death of communism in Russia, Russia is an acceptable target. Otherwise the NYT would also be writing about the radical American leftists bankrolling every single protest against our natural resources in Canada.

    I am not in the least condoning any interference by Russia in this situation, only pointing out what low scum the NYT is.

    • UCSPanther

      The NYT has always had a dodgy moral compass. During WWII, they were said to have had a pro-nazi slant and allegedly tried half-heartedly to deny the Holocaust after its true extent was discovered.

  • Exile1981

    Why would anyone be surprised; during the height of the cold war the KGB (of which Putin was a part) paid significant sums into the hands of Greenpeace and other environmental groups so that they would destabilize the west.