• Maya Mikdashi sur Twitter : https://twitter.com/mayamikdashi/status/1555942630617481217

    🧵how the nytimes writes/evaluates #Palestinian & Israeli life differently:

    1/"The Palestinian death toll for 2 days of fighting had risen to 15 by Saturday afternoon with 125 injured, according to the Health Ministry in #Gaza. A 5-year-old girl was among those killed on Friday"

    2/ “Two Israeli soldiers were wounded on Saturday by a mortar shell that fell on an Israeli communal farm near the Gaza border, according to the military”

    These sentences are back to back. Palestinian casualties are results of “fighting”, as if they were caught in crossfire

    When it comes to Israeli soldiers, there is a weapon (mortar shell) and a place (a farm). There are apparently no soldiers or civilians in the “Palestinian death toll,” nor a location of death. Earlier in the article we are told that “One civilian was lightly injured” in Sderot

    #infect #new_york_times #sionisme #criminel #impunité

  • David Brooks Resigns From The Aspen Institute

    David Brooks has resigned from his position at the Aspen Institute following reporting by BuzzFeed News about conflicts of interest between the star #New_York_Times columnist and funders of a program he led for the think tank.

    Eileen Murphy, a spokesperson for the Times, said in a statement that editors approved Brooks’s involvement with Aspen in 2018, when he launched a project called Weave. But current editors weren’t aware he was receiving a salary for Weave.

    “The current Opinion editors were unaware of this arrangement and have concluded that holding a paid position at Weave presents a conflict of interest for David in writing about the work of the project, its donors or the broader issues it focuses on,” Murphy said.


  • De Matzneff aux attentats : le « New York Times », la France et ses zones d’ombre | Mathieu Deslandes

    Ils ne sont que cinq, mais ils ont publié quelques unes des meilleures enquêtes parues ces derniers mois sur la société française. Des violences sexuelles à l’onde de choc qui a suivi l’assassinat de Samuel Paty, voici comment travaillent les journalistes du bureau du New York Times à Paris. Source : La revue des médias

  • In Iowa, the ‘Not Sanders’ Democrats Find Voters Torn - The #New_York_Times

    Sanders la #menace...

    Mr. Sanders is threatening to seize control in the early states, taking narrow but clear polling leads in Iowa and New Hampshire and increasingly menacing Mr. Biden’s advantage in national polls.

    #MSM #liberal #langage #sans_vergogne

  • Primaire démocrate : le #New_York_Times soutient Warren et Klobuchar

    Il y a décidément une vague sans précédent de #crimes contre la #langue,

    Pour justifier cette ambivalence, le prestigieux quotidien explique que les deux approches en compétition parmi les nombreux candidats- celle, « radicale », représentée par Elizabeth Warren ou celle, « réaliste », portée par Amy Klobuchar [...]


    Mme Warren, 70 ans, qui représente l’aile #gauche du parti démocrate, est assez bien placée dans les sondages pour la primaire démocrate, [...] derrière [...] un rival très à gauche, #Bernie_Sanders.


  • Article eugéniste du journaliste #raciste #Bret_Stephens du #New_York_Times

    New York Times Opinion sur Twitter : ""Ashkenazi Jews might have a marginal advantage over their gentile peers when it comes to thinking better. Where their advantage more often lies is in thinking different," says Bret Stephens. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/27/opinion/jewish-culture-genius-iq.html" / Twitter

    Les réactions à l’article sont par contre très pertinentes,


  • Il y a des domaines où la rigueur n’est pas de rigueur,

    #New_York_Times Doesn’t Have Access to Data on Russia’s GDP | Beat the Press | CEPR

    That is the inevitable conclusion for readers of a NYT article on Putin and Russia that had the headline, “Russia is a mess. Why is Putin such a formidable enemy.” While the article notes the recent economic stagnation in Russia, it misses the extraordinary turnaround that took place under Putin.

    According to I.M.F. data, Russia’s per capita income fell by almost 50 percent between 1990 and 1998.

    Source: International Monetary Fund.

    This unprecedented peace time collapse took place largely under Boris Yeltsin, who was regarded as a hero by the leaders of both political parties in the United States. In the first decade of Putin’s rule it’s per capita income doubled, which translated into enormous improvements in living standards for most of Russia’s population.

    The economic collapse and chaos that preceded Putin’s tenure, and the subsequent reversal in his first ten years in office likely has a lot to do with Putin’s current standing in Russia. It is unfortunate that the NYT apparently does not have access to economic data on Russia.

    #MSM #manipulations #mensonges

  • What the C.I.A.’s #Torture Program Looked Like to the Tortured - The #New_York_Times

    Drawings done in captivity by the first prisoner known to undergo “enhanced interrogation” portray his account of what happened to him in vivid and disturbing ways.

    Ceci dit, il ne faut pas trop en demander au NYT,

    JOHN KIRIAKOU: Those Torture Drawings in the NYT – Consortiumnews

    With that said, the Times article, although revelatory in terms of Abu Zubaydah’s personal story, was woefully inadequate. It never mentioned, for example, how the Obama administration did literally nothing to make any of this right. Remember former President Barack Obama’s decision to hold no one accountable for the torture program and instead “look forward, not backward?” That didn’t serve #justice. It just protected the torturers and the criminals who supported them. Remember the promise to close #Guantanamo? It never happened. 

    And what about that Senate torture report? We talk about “the Senate torture report” like we actually know what was in it. We don’t. The 5,500-page report was never released . Instead, after a battle royal with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), Obama finally allowed only a heavily redacted version, less than 700 pages, of the report’s executive summary to see the light of day. And all of that happened after then-CIA Director and Obama loyalist John Brennan ordered #CIA officers to secretly hack into the SSCI’s computer system to see what committee investigators were up to. Of course, no charges for that were ever filed.


  • The ADL Cannot Lead on Civil Rights

    A laughable panel, titled “What Can Be Done To Reverse Hate in America,” featured New York Times columnist #Bret_Stephens, known for his hateful screeds about “the disease of the Arab mind,” and his colleague Bari Weiss, whose recent book How to Fight Anti-Semitism posits a false equivalence between right-wing white nationalist violence and left-wing criticism of Israel. The panel was moderated by Jodi Rudoren, the Times’s former Jerusalem bureau chief and the new editor-in-chief of the Forward, where she has pledged to support “civil discourse,” yet stands behind an editor’s demonstrably inaccurate accusations of antisemitism at a recent campus protest.

    The narrowmindedness and parochialism of the #New_York_Times editorial line, with its reflexive sympathy for Israel and overt contempt for the left, was on full display. Weiss compared anti-Zionist Jews to Stephen Miller, the ferociously anti-immigrant Trump administration official with proven white nationalist ties, saying both are “involved in movements that put the target on the backs of other Jews.” Stephens, unsurprisingly, had no concrete advice for how to reverse hate other than that pro-Israel student activists should quote a Cee Lo Green song from 2010 and tell their BDS-supporting peers “F U.”


  • Le #New_York_Times offre courtoisement ses colonnes à l’un des « penseurs » dont les « pensées » ont contribué à mettre le #Proche_Orient à feu et à sang.

    Opinion | Undoing Trump’s Syria Blunder - The New York Times

    Ben Friedman sur Twitter : “I hope everyone mad about Wolfowitz’s Syria oped in Times is also mad that his views on this and most things are echoed by most of the foreign policy establishment, including allegedly #liberal think tanks, Congress, and Democratic presidential candidates.” / Twitter

    #Paul_Wolfowitz #néocon #assassins #etats-unis

  • Inside Purdue Pharma’s Media Playbook : How It Planted the Opioid “Anti-Story” — ProPublica

    In 2004, Purdue Pharma was facing a threat to sales of its blockbuster opioid painkiller OxyContin, which were approaching $2 billion a year. With abuse of the drug on the rise, prosecutors were bringing criminal charges against some doctors for prescribing massive amounts of OxyContin.

    That October, an essay ran across the top of The New York Times’ health section under the headline “Doctors Behind Bars: Treating Pain is Now Risky Business.” Its author, Sally Satel, a psychiatrist, argued that law enforcement was overzealous, and that some patients needed large doses of opioids to relieve pain. She described an unnamed colleague who had run a pain service at a university medical center and had a patient who could only get out of bed by taking “staggering” levels of oxycodone, the active ingredient in OxyContin. She also cited a study published in a medical journal showing that OxyContin is rarely the only drug found in autopsies of oxycodone-related deaths.

    “When you scratch the surface of someone who is addicted to painkillers, you usually find a seasoned drug abuser with a previous habit involving pills, alcohol, heroin or cocaine,” Satel wrote. “Contrary to media portrayals, the typical OxyContin addict does not start out as a pain patient who fell unwittingly into a drug habit.”

    The Times identified Satel as “a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and an unpaid advisory board member for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.” But readers weren’t told about her involvement, and the American Enterprise Institute’s, with Purdue.

    Among the connections revealed by emails and documents obtained by ProPublica: Purdue donated $50,000 annually to the institute, which is commonly known as AEI, from 2003 through this year, plus contributions for special events, for a total of more than $800,000. The unnamed doctor in Satel’s article was an employee of Purdue, according to an unpublished draft of the story. The study Satel cited was funded by Purdue and written by Purdue employees and consultants. And, a month before the piece was published, Satel sent a draft to Burt Rosen, Purdue’s Washington lobbyist and vice president of federal policy and legislative affairs, asking him if it “seems imbalanced.”

    Purdue’s tactics are reminiscent of the oil and gas industry, which has been accused of promoting misleading science that downplays its impact on climate change, and of big tobacco, which sought to undermine evidence that nicotine is addictive and secondhand smoke is dangerous.

    Media spinning was just one prong of Purdue’s strategy to fend off limits on opioid prescribing. It contested hundreds of lawsuits, winning dismissals or settling the cases with a provision that documents remain secret. The company paid leading doctors in the pain field to assure patients that OxyContin was safe. It also funded groups, like the American Pain Foundation, that described themselves as advocates for pain patients. Several of those groups minimized the risk of addiction and fought against efforts to curb opioid use for chronic pain patients.

    She has become an influential voice on opioids, addiction and pain treatment. Her writings have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Atlantic, Slate, Health Affairs, Forbes, Politico and elsewhere. She frequently appears on panels, television shows and in newspaper articles as an expert on the opioid crisis and pain prescribing guidelines. “We’ve entered a new era of opiophobia,” she recently told The Washington Post.

    Satel has been a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute since 2000. Among the notable figures who have spent time at AEI are the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and former Trump national security adviser John Bolton. Current fellow Scott Gottlieb returned to AEI this year after serving as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which approves and regulates prescription drugs like OxyContin.

    Purdue said its annual payments of $50,000 to AEI were part of the institute’s corporate program. That program offers corporations the opportunity to “gain access to the leading scholars in the most important policy areas for executive briefings and knowledge sharing,” according to the institute’s website.

    Purdue’s counterattack against an ambitious investigative series about OxyContin abuse may have contributed to that drop. An October 2003 series in the Orlando Sentinel, “OxyContin Under Fire,” found that Purdue’s aggressive marketing combined with weak regulation had contributed to “a wave of death and destruction.”

    The series, however, was marred by several errors that were detailed in a front-page correction nearly four months later. The reporter resigned, and two editors on the series were reassigned. While acknowledging the mistakes, the newspaper did not retract the series, and its review upheld the conclusion that oxycodone was involved in a large number of the overdoses in Florida.

    Dezenhall Resources, in an email, took credit for forcing the newspaper to issue the corrections. “Dezenhall’s efforts resulted in a complete front-page retraction of the erroneous 5-day, 19-part, front-page Orlando Sentinel series,” Hershow wrote in a 2006 email summarizing Dezenhall’s work for Purdue under the subject line “Success in Fighting Negative Coverage.”

    Purdue officials and the company’s public relations agencies came up with a 13-point plan to generate media coverage of the errors. It included getting a doctor to talk about how the series “frightened and mislead (sic) the people of Florida” and having a pain patient write a newspaper opinion column on the subject. The Sentinel series, one Purdue official wrote to other company executives and Dezenhall’s Hershow, was an opportunity to let the country know about “all of the sensational reporting on OxyContin abuse over the past 4 years. The conclusion: this is the most overblown health story in the last decade!”

    In the six years after Purdue challenged the Sentinel’s findings, the death rate from prescription drugs increased 84.2% in Florida. The biggest rise, 264.6%, came from deaths involving oxycodone. The state became a hotbed for inappropriate opioid prescribing as unscrupulous pain clinics attracted out of state drug seekers. The route traveled by many from small towns in Appalachia to the Florida clinics was nicknamed the “Oxycontin Express.”

    In 2017, 14 years after the Sentinel series was published, the Columbia Journalism Review described it as “right too soon” and said it “eerily prefigured today’s opioid epidemic.”

    Purdue also added Stu Loeser to its stable. The head of an eponymous media strategy company, Loeser was press secretary for Michael Bloomberg when he was mayor of New York City, and he is now a spokesman for Bloomberg’s possible presidential bid.

    Soon after Loeser began representing Purdue, Satel wrote in a 2018 piece for Politico headlined, “The Myth of What’s Driving the Opioid Crisis,” about “a false narrative” that the opioid epidemic “is driven by patients becoming addicted to doctor-prescribed opioids.”

    Loeser told Purdue executives in an email that “we are going to work with AEI to ‘promote’ this so it comes across as what it is: their thoughtful response to other writing.” His team was working to target the Satel story “to land in social media feeds of people who have searched for opioid issues and potentially even people who have read specific stories online,” he added.

    Loeser said in an interview that he didn’t end up working with AEI to promote the story. He said Purdue is no longer a client.

    Une belle bande d’ordures accoquinée avec une brochette de journaux peu regardants (quoique parmi les meilleurs du monde, ce qui est encore plus inquiétant).

    #Opioides #Sackler #Purdue_Pharma #Médias #Fake_news #Conflits_intérêt #Complicités #New_York_Times #Public_relation

  • The New York Times published a story alleging ‘swing voters’ are repelled by impeachment. Turns out, they really interviewed Trump voters – Alternet.org

    This week, Sabrina Tavernise and other New York Times reporters have been focusing on swing voters and the issues that could sway them either for or against President Donald Trump in the 2020 election — including an impeachment inquiry in response to the Ukraine scandal. Tavernise, on Twitter, posted, “I talked with six swing voters today. Impeachment repelled every one of them. This could cost Dems at polls.” But pollster Matt McDermott responded that the voters Tavernise was referring to weren’t really swing voters, but committed conservatives or strong Trump supporters.

    McDermott, responding to Tavernise’s tweet, posted, “No, the New York Times did not talk to six ‘swing voters’ about impeachment. The article quotes a handful of devout GOP voters who the NYT has repeatedly interviewed multiple times.”

    The New York Times article that McDermott was referring to rang with the headline, “Elated, Furious, Wary: Impeachment Divides Voters, Like Everything Trump.”

    McDermott, director of Whitman Insight Strategies, specifically discussed some of the voters the Times had interviewed and explained why he didn’t consider them swing voters but rather, staunch conservatives or Trump loyalists.

    For example, a Tennessee woman named Donna Burgraff was interviewed. McDermott notes that the Times presented Donna as an example of a swing voter who “doesn’t favor impeachment. The problem? NYT interviewed the same woman last year. She voted for Trump and the Republicans again in the midterm.”

    McDermott notes that another person presented by the Times as a swing voter, Trisha Hope, has repeatedly attended Trump rallies. Hope, McDermott tweets, “admits she’s been to 23 Trump campaign rallies. 23!…. She’s a Trump fanatic, not a swing voter.”

    Reggie Dickerson is also presented by the Times as a swing voter, but Dickerson, McDermott points out, “was highlighted in an AP story last year entitled ‘In the heart of Trump country, his base remains unshaken.’ Reggie has a portrait of Robert E. Lee hanging in his living room. No, Reggie is not a swing voter.”

    McDermott asserts, “The NYT is repeating its exact same 2016 reporting antics, presenting devout Trump supporters as some sort of forgotten swing constituency. Why does this keep happening, and why do they keep going back to the same individuals for interviews?”

    #Fake_news #Micro_trottoir #Journalisme #new_York_Times

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Refuses to Be ’Gaslit’ by The #New_York_Times

    Fox News’ abuse of power, and of Ocasio-Cortez, comes as no surprise, given the Murdochian media complex’s total commitment to making sure their audience sees Ocasio-Cortez and her peers — specifically, congressional “Squad”-mates Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley — as the socialist enemies of (white) America that President Trump insists they are. But a perhaps more remarkable, or at least more subtle, kind of critique came Wednesday from one of the nerve centers of center-left media, in the form of Catie Edmonson’s New York Times story, “How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Learned to Play by Washington’s Rules.”

    #centre_gauche (d’un segment amputé de sa moitié gauche)

  • US and Iran, short memories, by Serge Halimi & Pierre Rimbert (Le Monde diplomatique - English edition, August 2019)

    On 1 September 1983 a Soviet Sukhoi Su-15 interceptor downed a Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 carrying 269 passengers from New York to Seoul. KAL 007 had accidentally deviated from its planned route and entered Soviet airspace by night, flying over sensitive military installations. The Kremlin said it had mistaken the civilian aircraft for a spy plane. These incidents, extensively documented, provide an opportunity for a scientific experiment: the difference in treatment of the KAL 007 and Iran Air 655 stories gives an accurate measure of the ideological bias of western media, especially the US press which is hailed around the world for its professionalism.

    On 2 September 1983 a #New_York_Times editorial, ‘Murder in the Air’, declared, ‘There is no conceivable excuse for any nation shooting down a harmless airliner.’ Five years later, when a US jet did the shooting, all sorts of excuses seemed conceivable. The NYT emphasised that ‘while horrifying, it was nonetheless an accident. On present evidence, it’s hard to see what the Navy could have done to avoid it’ (5 July 1988). Itinvited its readers to ‘put yourself in Captain Rogers’s shoes [William C Rogers III, who ordered the firing of the missile] ... it is hard to fault his decision to attack the suspect plane.’ The NYT also claimed there was blame on both sides: ‘Iran, too, may bear responsibility for failing to warn civilian planes away from the combat zone of an action it had initiated’ (2).

    #médias #monde_libre #démocraties

  • The steal of the century: stolen land, stolen water, stolen images – Middle East Monitor

    Jared Kushner and Benjamin Netanyahu must have considered it the longest of long shots but what if the Palestinians by some wild stretch of the imagination had called their bluff on the “deal of the century”; what if they had suddenly decided to turn up in Bahrain for the “Peace to Prosperity” workshop this week?

    To guard against any such thing happening, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, wrote a deliberately offensive and insulting opinion piece on 24 June that the #New_York_Times was happy to publish. “What’s wrong with Palestinian surrender?” mused Ambassador Danon. “Surrender is the recognition that in a contest, staying the course will prove costlier than submission.” Having backed the Palestinians into a corner from which they could only say no, Kushner then had Danon stick the knife in.

    The message, in all its arrogance, was clear: if you don’t take what is on offer, it is going to get a hell of a lot worse. However, we know we have made it impossible for you to take what is on offer, so guess what? The two state solution is well and truly dead; the path to a greater Israel is secured; welcome to the new reality of Palestinian Bantustans in the West Bank and Gaza. And, oh yes, we promise to throw cash at you, $50 billion; that’s a lot of dosh, if you do what is commanded of you. If you don’t, well that money is off the table.

    While many commentators have rightly attacked the New York Times for publishing an openly racist and hate-mongering piece, they may have missed the larger significance of what is happening at speed in the killing of the two-state solution. The day before the Danon article, US National Security Advisor John Bolton accompanied the Israeli Prime Minister to land overlooking the Jordan Valley, the most fertile region of the West Bank. Nearly 90 per cent of the valley has been allocated to Israeli settlements and agriculture, in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 242 and international law.

    #vol #voleurs #sans_vergogne #Palestine #impunité #etats-unis #sionisme

  • Patrick Chappatte sur la décision du NY Times d’arrêter les dessins de presse : « il y a de quoi s’inquiéter »

    Le New York Times ne publiera plus de #dessin_politique dans son édition internationale. Une décision drastique qui arrive après une #polémique en avril sur un dessin sur Benyamin Netanyahou, jugé antisémite. Patrick Chappatte, dessinateur suisse, publie deux dessins par semaine dans le quotidien. Interview.

    #New_York_Times #dessin_de_presse #it_has_begun #NYT #auto-censure

    • États-Unis.La fin du dessin de presse au “New York Times”, symbole d’une liberté attaquée

      L’emblématique quotidien américain ne publiera plus aucune caricature à compter du 1er juillet. Le dessinateur Patrick Chappatte, qui dessine pour le New York Times et pour le quotidien suisse Le Temps, sonne l’alarme : nés avec la démocratie, les dessins politiques sont attaqués quand la liberté l’est.


    • Dessin de presse : #fini_de_rire

      Le « New York Times » déclenche de vives réactions en renonçant aux caricatures politiques. Directement visé par la mesure, Patrick Chappatte s’inquiète pour la liberté d’expression. Et celle des dessinateurs de presse

      Quand l’humour est stoppé dans son élan, que reste-t-il ? « Il n’y a pas de limites à l’humour qui est au service de la liberté d’expression car, là où l’humour s’arrête, bien souvent, la place est laissée à la censure ou à l’autocensure », disait Cabu, en 2012, trois ans avant de mourir assassiné dans l’attentat djihadiste contre la rédaction de Charlie Hebdo. La décision du New York Times de renoncer aux caricatures politiques provoque un déluge de réactions. Et des craintes, surtout. Pour la liberté d’expression, l’indépendance des médias et la démocratie. Le dessin de presse est-il mort ? Ou, au contraire, plus puissant que jamais ?

      Un dessin jugé antisémite

      Plusieurs fois primé, Patrick Chappatte collaborait depuis plus de vingt ans avec l’International Herald Tribune d’abord, puis le New York Times, dans sa version en ligne et internationale. Il doit désormais en faire le deuil. Il s’est fendu d’une longue explication sur son blog. « Peut-être devrions-nous commencer à nous inquiéter. Et nous rebeller. Les dessins de presse sont nés avec la démocratie et ils sont attaqués quand la liberté l’est », écrit-il. Patrick Chappatte, qui croque régulièrement l’actualité pour Le Temps, est l’un des deux dessinateurs touchés. L’autre est le Singapourien Heng Kim Song.

      Un dessin publié en avril représentant le premier ministre israélien une étoile de David autour du cou et tenu en laisse par Donald Trump a agi comme l’allumette devant un bidon d’essence. Jugée antisémite, la caricature du Portugais Antonio Moreira Antunes a déclenché une vive controverse, amplifiée par les réseaux sociaux. Très vite, le New York Times l’a censurée. Le directeur de publication A. G. Sulzberger a présenté des excuses et annoncé la fin de la collaboration avec les cartoonistes syndiqués sans lien avec le journal.

      Lundi, le New York Times a fait un pas de plus, radical. Mais James Bennet, le responsable de la section Opinions, précise, dans une déclaration écrite, que la décision était en gestation déjà avant la polémique. « Cela fait plus d’un an que nous envisageons d’aligner l’édition internationale sur la version nationale en mettant fin aux caricatures politiques quotidiennes, et nous le ferons à compter du 1er juillet », dit-il, sans donner plus dans les détails. Il assure que le journal « continuera d’investir dans des formes de journalisme d’opinion, y compris visuel, qui expriment la nuance, la complexité et une voix forte d’une diversité de points de vue ».

      ictimes de censure

      Vraiment ? Aux Etats-Unis, plusieurs cartoonistes ont été victimes de censure pour n’avoir pas ménagé Donald Trump. Nick Anderson et Rob Rogers ont même perdu leur emploi. Dans ce contexte, la décision du New York Times agit comme un clou supplémentaire enfoncé dans le cercueil du dessin politique. Ann Telnaes, caricaturiste pour le site du Washington Post et lauréate du Prix Pulitzer du dessin de presse en 2001, a dans la foulée annulé son abonnement online. « Le New York Times ne soutient plus les caricaturistes depuis des années. Sa dernière décision d’abandonner toutes les caricatures éditoriales est une indication supplémentaire de leur incompréhension de l’objectif du dessin de presse et de son rôle essentiel dans une presse libre », indique-t-elle au Temps.

      Liza Donnelly est tout aussi inquiète et amère. Elle dessine pour plusieurs médias, dont le New Yorker, le New York Times, CNN et CBS. « Chappatte est l’un des meilleurs du monde », commente-t-elle. « Les caricatures peuvent être controversées et nous, les dessinateurs, pouvons être mal compris. Mais la liberté d’expression est cruciale sous toutes ses formes – écrites ou dessinées. J’ai peur que renoncer à des dessins de presse soit un choix fondé sur la crainte de ne pas savoir comment ils seront perçus par le public. Les meilleurs caricaturistes ne travaillent pas en recourant à des stéréotypes ou à des tropes. Comme Chappatte, ce sont des gens réfléchis qui regardent le monde et donnent leur avis. Nous ne pouvons pas perdre cette précieuse contribution ! »

      Plus âgé, le dessinateur Jeff Danziger, qui a été livreur de journaux pour le New York Times, affirme avoir cessé d’essayer de comprendre le journal. « Mais je ne pense pas que cela ait quoi que ce soit à voir avec la liberté de la presse. Le Times est très héroïque lorsqu’il s’agit de s’opposer aux ingérences du gouvernement. L’explication est générationnelle. » Sur Twitter, Matt Wuerker, dessinateur chez Politico, lance un appel : « Nous avons besoin de @PatChappatte et d’humour politique – maintenant plus que jamais ! Faites-le savoir au Times. »
      Chappatte : « Il est temps de se réveiller pour ne pas laisser gagner ceux qui crient le plus fort »

      Le New York Times (NYT) a publié dans son édition internationale du 25 avril un dessin de presse représentant le premier ministre israélien Benyamin Netanyahou en chien d’aveugle, tenu en laisse par un Donald Trump aveugle et portant une kippa. Cette caricature a engendré la fureur des lecteurs, des excuses du journal, puis la suppression des dessins de presse politiques dans ses pages. Un choix « regrettable » pour Chappatte, dessinateur de presse pour le NYT, Le Temps et la NZZ.

      Le Temps : Suite à sa publication, le « NYT » a décidé de renoncer aux dessins de presse. L’avez-vous senti venir ?

      Chappatte : Depuis 2013, nous étions deux dessinateurs à l’interne : moi, qui faisais deux dessins par semaine, et un dessinateur de Singapour, qui réalisait un dessin sur l’Asie. Les autres jours, le journal reprenait des dessins d’agence du monde entier. On jouissait d’une grande visibilité, car on était repris sur le site web, les réseaux sociaux et mes dessins étaient même traduits depuis l’an dernier en espagnol et en chinois. Mais, quand ce dessin d’un collègue portugais est paru, le NYT a géré ce problème en cascade et cela a jeté un froid sur toute la profession.

      Il y a encore un mois je recevais un prix pour un dessin publié dans ce journal et les félicitations de l’éditeur. Il y a une relation de cause à effet regrettable. Je suis entré dans ce média par la fenêtre, il y a plus de vingt ans. La position historique du NYT était de ne pas avoir de dessin de presse, comme s’il n’était pas suffisamment subtil ou contrôlable. C’est un retour en arrière ! Ils en ont le droit, bien sûr, mais le contexte dans lequel ça s’est fait laisse un goût très désagréable. Le terrain est devenu très glissant. C’est dommage de réagir ainsi, car cela envoie de mauvais signaux. Le NYT est un étalon auquel les médias se réfèrent. Et il est aujourd’hui un bien triste exemple.

      Pourquoi avoir annoncé sur votre site, en primeur, l’arrêt des dessins de presse ?

      La gestion de cette crise est symptomatique. Il y a un mois, quand ce dessin sur Netanyahou est paru, des internautes étaient choqués à juste titre, et sont tombés sur le NYT. Le fils de Trump a retweeté, Trump aussi, puis Fox News et Breitbart en ont parlé. Le journal a regretté, s’est excusé, mais cela n’a pas été accepté par la foule en furie. Le NYT a publié deux éditoriaux, dont un très dur de Bret L. Stephens, mais il n’y a pas eu d’analyses, de recul, sur cette situation. Pourquoi est-ce arrivé ? Qu’est-ce qu’un dessin ? Et pourquoi celui-ci est-il problématique ? Quelques jours après, l’éditeur a annoncé l’arrêt de l’utilisation de dessins d’agence. Ils voulaient encore garder les dessinateurs internes. Je pensais que le gros de l’orage était passé.

      Mais ils avaient géré cette histoire de manière tellement défensive que je ne voyais pas comment arriver à faire du dessin de presse normalement. Cela a légitimé toutes les attaques dont les réseaux sociaux sont coutumiers. Puis, ils m’ont fait savoir qu’ils allaient arrêter les dessins de presse en juillet. J’ai décidé de partir tout de suite, car le charme était rompu. J’ai alors publié ce texte, même s’ils n’avaient pas encore communiqué sur cette décision, car cela va bien au-delà de moi et du dessin de presse. Dans ce monde on est prompt à être choqué. Les premières voix, les plus outragées, qui se font entendre sur les réseaux sociaux définissent toute la discussion. Celles qui se sont exprimées en premier, il y a un mois, ont défini ce qu’était le NYT. Le journal était emprisonné dans ces filets. Paradoxalement, les rédactions ne semblent pas être préparées face à la foule enragée qui mène des croisades morales sur internet.

      Quelle est la situation des dessinateurs de presse aux Etats-Unis ?

      Elle est inquiétante. Deux des meilleurs dessinateurs, selon moi, ont perdu leur job, car leurs éditeurs ou chefs de rubrique étaient pro-Trump et trouvaient que leurs dessins étaient trop critiques envers le président. C’est aussi arrivé à un ami du Los Angeles Times, dont le propriétaire est aussi fan de Trump, qui lui, a été contraint de partir. S’il est réélu et obtient une majorité dans la foulée au Congrès, on entrera dans une période vraiment dangereuse pour la démocratie. Les libertés sont testées, même là où on les croyait acquises.

      C’est pour cela qu’il y a de telles réactions sur les réseaux, des désabonnements et des appels à écrire au NYT. Les Américains le ressentent et s’inquiètent. En fin de compte, une caricature de Trump, pour ou contre, cela revient au même : parler de lui. Mais les hommes forts ont le cuir très fin et ses supporters arrivent à obtenir des succès en déclenchant leur furie. Il est temps qu’on se réveille pour ne pas laisser la partie être gagnée par ceux qui crient le plus fort. Les dessins sont des prétextes, il faut s’inquiéter de ce que cela révèle. Au-delà d’eux, c’est le journalisme qui est visé par cette rage. Il faut que les rédactions soient préparées et gardent leur sang-froid.

      Propos recueillis par Chamz Iaz
      Les caricaturistes sont en première ligne

      Lorsque la tempête se lève sur les médias, les caricaturistes sont souvent les premiers à sauter. C’est le constat tiré par la Fondation Cartooning for Peace (Dessins pour la paix), une organisation lancée en 2006 à l’initiative de l’ancien secrétaire général de l’ONU, décédé l’an dernier, Kofi Annan après l’affaire des caricatures de Mahomet publiées par le journal danois Jyllands-Posten et qui avaient enflammé le monde musulman.

      « Tout a changé avec les réseaux sociaux, relate Jean Plantu, le caricaturiste du journal français Le Monde et président de Cartooning for Peace. Les dessins publiés par un petit journal danois ont été vus dans le monde entier. Il a suffi d’y ajouter un commentaire pour manipuler les esprits. » Selon le dessinateur, cet effet d’amplification a créé une « nouvelle censure » contre laquelle les démocraties sont loin d’être immunisées, comme le montre la décision du New York Times. « Donald Trump en rêvait, le Times l’a fait », se désole Jean Plantu.

      Contrairement aux journalistes, les statistiques manquent pour les dessinateurs emprisonnés. « Actuellement nous nous occupons de trois cas, le Turc Musa Kart, le dessinateur chinois exilé Badiucao, qui vient de révéler son identité mais qui craint d’être harcelé, ainsi que le caricaturiste nicaraguayen menacé Pedro X. Molina », informe Terry Anderson, directeur adjoint d’une autre organisation de défense des caricaturistes, Cartoonists Rights Network International. Depuis sa création, il y a vingt ans, cette association a eu connaissance d’une centaine de dessinateurs menacés dans le monde.


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    La campagne du #New_York_Times contre l’"idéologie socialiste" de l’"idéologue" Sanders se poursuit,

    Sanders réagit à l’article dans un entretien téléphonique avec le journal,

    Ici concernant sa présence au Nicaragua Sandinista dans les années Reagan,

    Q. In the top of our story, we talk about the rally you attended in Managua and a wire report at the time said that there were anti-American chants from the crowd.

    The United States at that time — I don’t know how much you know about this — was actively supporting the Contras to overthrow the government. So that there’s anti-American sentiment? I remember that, I remember that event very clearly.

    You do recall hearing those chants? I think the wire report has them saying, “Here, there, everywhere, the Yankee will die.”

    They were fighting against American —— Huh huh —— yes, what is your point?

    I wanted to ——

    Are you shocked to learn that there was anti-American sentiment?

    My point was I wanted to know if you had heard that.

    I don’t remember, no. Of course there was anti-American sentiment there. This was a war being funded by the United States against the people of Nicaragua. People were being killed in that war.

    Do you think if you had heard that directly, you would have stayed at the rally?

    I think Sydney, with all due respect, you don’t understand a word that I’m saying.

    Do you believe you had an accurate view of President Ortega at the time? I’m wondering if you’re ——

    This was not about Ortega. Do you understand? I don’t know if you do or not. Do you know that the United States overthrew the government of Chile way back? Do you happen to know that? Do you? I’m asking you a simple question.

    What point do you want to make?

    My point is that fascism developed in Chile as a result of that. The United States overthrew the government of Guatemala, a democratically elected government, overthrew the government of Brazil. I strongly oppose U.S. policy, which overthrows governments, especially democratically elected governments, around the world. So this issue is not so much Nicaragua or the government of Nicaragua.

    The issue was, should the United States continue a policy of overthrowing governments in Latin America and Central America? I believed then that it was wrong, and I believe today it is wrong. That’s why I do not believe the United States should overthrow the government of Venezuela.

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  • ‘This Is About Systematically Impoverishing People’ | FAIR

    JJ: We watched it in real time, a kind of bait-and-switch, in the so-called liberal press. I remember papers like the #New_York_Times starting out saying, “Well, we’ll agree, it would be OK to cut benefits, as long as there’s a guaranteed job.” And then the job went into parentheses. And then it became, “Well, a job—or else some training.” And then it just kind of disappeared, you know, and childcare….

    FK: That’s right, with incredible credulity, or something worse.

    JJ: Exactly. Childcare went the same way, so folks may not remember that it was sold as an anti-poverty program, and now it’s being celebrated as simply being anti-welfare, and the difference between those is what’s being elided.

    FK: Yes. I almost hesitate to say this, because, of course, Donald Trump is horrible, and our contemporary politics are terrifying. But it’s worth remembering also that, you know, Bill #Clinton was a pretty good liar, too . Donald Trump is a liar, but Clinton was also a liar.

    And he said all the time, and people in his administration said all the time, or suggested at least, that there was going to be childcare available for every person who was now going to be expected to be in the waged labor market, that people weren’t just going to be thrown off the welfare rolls willy nilly. But that there would be, he kept on saying, there would be opportunity, there would be education, there would be training, there would be jobs, there would be childcare, but none of that was actually in the law.

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