Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

The New York Pravda,
ne The New York Times, Strikes Again, and Again, and Again

March 5, 2021 --

(Perhaps it should be, nee The New York Times, as it used to known, also, as "The Gray Lady.)

This anti-Trump propaganda sheet has long been placing "baseless claims" or "false claims" alongside its reports of Mr. Trump or his base insisting that there was vote fraud, election rigging, insistence that he won the 2020 presidential election.  Now, this variation of Pravda has asserted that Citizen Trump makes a false claim when he says he helped Mitch McConnell get re-elected to the Senate.   How can the paper know that President Trump did not help McConnell get re-elected?  Besides, has boasting become a lie for this Pravda-type rag? This March 1 article by Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman (why was Martin's name placed above Haberman's?) on Mr. Trump's appearance at CPAC also accused him of the false claim that he won the 2020 election.   LPR wonders if poetic license has, for this propaganda sheet, been reduced to "false claims."

One "game" for readers of The Sunday Times was "Spot the Ninas." Arts and Leisure artist Al Hirschfeld would embed the name of his daughter Nina in his caricatures of Broadway notables with the number of Ninas set forth at the bottom of the drawing.  The game was in spotting the number of embedded Ninas.   Mr. Hirschfeld is gone.   Why not have the number of "false claims" attributed to Citizen Trump set forth at the bottom of the table of contents page -- to send the paper's base scurrying off, every morning, looking for all Citizen Trump's "false claims" from the day before?  Think of all the people it would attrract, especially people stymied by the Monday crossword.