Excellent. If there is a scintilla of truth to it, it shows that The New York Times has not only been a fake news organization for nearly 100 years, but that they were absolutely complicit with Joseph Stalin's dictatorship over the country and the organized famine in the Ukraine in the 1930s that killed millions.
About how Welsh Journalist Gareth Jones uncovered the truth about the murderous regime in the Soviet Union, and how the NY Times and Walter Duranty, the NY Times "Our Man in Moscow" correspondent, lied about it, and were paid and kept in opulence by Stalin in return for printing false glamorous reports about Uncle Joe in the US. Duranty won a pulitzer prize for his false reporting that was never revoked when the lies were revealed.
Definitely worth watching.
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Thanks. Added to my watchlist.
I paid the $14.99 and watched this on Pay per View yesterday. Extremely well done, but (spoiler alert) it's very, very depressing. I've never seen the starvation inflicted by Stalin in Ukraine portrayed before, which I guess shows that the New York Times and other MSM around today hasn't changed a bit since these people were murdered by the millions in the 1930's. This, along with HBO's series "Chernobyl", "Animal Farm" (which Orwell was inspired to write after hearing Jone's description of what was happening in Ukraine) needs to be required reading in our high schools.
Absolutely worth viewing!!!! Thank you for posting this!!!
"I'm not fluent in the language of violence, but I know enough to get around in places where it's spoken."
I paid the $14.99, too. It was $14.99 well spent.
The extent NYT's "Man in Moscow" Walter Duranty went to to glorify Joseph Stalin and deny the Ukraine genocide is one of the 20th century's great undertold stories. Stalin kept him in opulence, and armpit deep in gay orgies, to get Duranty to lie to the west about how Stalin was changing the USSR for the good.
Duranty won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on Stalin. That prize was never revoked when the full extent of lies Duranty printed were discovered. Moreover, the NYT never recanted its articles even when they were proven to be lies.
Gareth Jones went on to get assassinated by Soviet NKVD agents in Mongolia in 1935, while lying Duranty lived well into the 1950s.
This was an excellent film about a topic still relatively unknown to people in the West.
Agnieszka Holland is Polish, with a number of fine historical films to her credit.
I've not seen the famine portrayed on film before. I'm sure it was more horrific that the film could portray but in the film we get a taste (no pun intended).
There were plenty of Communists and Communist-sympathizers in the US at that time, including in Government, Academia and the press. Not so unlike today.
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