[Marxism] This just in: IMF has "eas[ed] myriad financial crises since the end of World War II [!]" says NYT reporter.
M. Junaid Alam
junaidalam1 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 30 18:21:52 MDT 2006
August 30, 2006
U.S. Seeks Bigger China Role in I.M.F. By STEVEN R.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 — In an effort to gain Chinese cooperation on
international economic issues, the Bush administration is pushing for
other developing nations to get more power in the global institution
that has played a central role in easing myriad financial crises since the
end of World War II.
But the American-led effort to increase influence at the International
China — and for South
Turkey and Mexico<http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/mexico/index.html?inline=nyt-geo>,
as well — is being resisted by several countries in Europe, which would lose
power to those who would be gaining it.
[The article itself is worth reading as it is, but...]
The kind of delicious hilarity dripping from mainstream journalists' pens is
too enjoyable to go unshared. A lot of what's "bias" in reporting is really
an ignorance of context and background more than slant in a specific story.
Just the other day in an article about Syrian women-led Islamism, the
consistently anti-Arab biased NYT reporter said in passing something like,
"Syria had front-row seats when Hezbollah dragged Israel into war."
In majoring in journalism I thought I'd escape the ivory tower tendency of
academia, where people have knowledge and theory but no real experience. But
in journalism I encouter the decapitated tendency of journalists who might
spend forever in the field, but don't not know jack shit about history or
simply swallow conventional thought without so much as a nod to substantial
criticism, and therefore have no material basis whatsoever to measure their
level of bias.
M. Junaid Alam
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