NY Times Question

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

I recently reported about a comment I made in the Comments section on the NY Times article “Pardon Snowden”  See http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/15/opinion/pardon-edward-snowden.html?_r=0

My recent blog post describing my comments and what happened at the NY Times was as follows:

“Short History of Air Pollution
This is part of a 50 year war on automotive emissions that have harmed people’s health in the U.S., damaged people worldwide, and the planet.  See 
1.  As a whistle blower in 1971, I was fired from EPA trying to warn that emission testing by the Nixon EPA was being rigged to benefit auto companies under Administrator William Ruckelshaus.
2.  A recent MIT study found that all automotive emissions, not just diesel emissions, were estimated to be resulting in 53,000 early deaths each year in the U.S.A. today.
3.  Last year, President Obama awarded the Medal of Freedom to William Ruckelshaus.  See https://www.careforcrashvictims.com/blog/blog-medal/
Last week, on September 15, 2016, I commented on a NY Times article “Pardon Snowden” on whistle blowing.   I received the NY Times link at http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/15/opinion/pardon-edward-snowden.html?comments#permid=19799984:19805678
I had made the three points above about my experience as a whistle blower.  Within a couple of hours my comments were recommended by more than 150 readers.   One reader replied saying that my comments were “the scariest post” he had ever read.

Then the NY Times removed my comments and those of the people who had replied to my comments.”

I complained to the Public Editor of the NY Times.  No response.

Trying to understand what happened, I looked up on Wikipedia the profile of NY Times Editor Dean Baquet.  Here’s what I found to my surprise:“In 2006, ABC News reported that Baquet had killed a story about NSA wiretaps of Americans.[14] Commenting on Baquet’s role in suppressing the NSA story, constitutional lawyer Glenn Greenwald said of Baquet “…Dean Baquet does have a really disturbing history of practicing this form of journalism that is incredibly subservient to the American national security state, and if his past record and his past actions and statements are anything to go by, I think it signals that the New York Times is going to continue to descend downward into this sort of journalism that is very neutered and far too close to the very political factions that it’s supposed to exercise oversight over.”[15]  See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Baquet

Lou Lombardo

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