An American newspaper New York Times (NYT) has posted a requirement for its newspaper on website, and other platforms, asking very specific for the role – which are Anti-Hindus, and Anti-Modi in order to place propaganda in much better way for its audiences.
In its advertisement, this askes for very specific purpose to peddle indoctrinations against India’s Hindus and prime minister Modi for being unopposed elected for his 2nd consecutive terms here. The newspaper requires a person can specifically write against India’s rich heritage and blame Modi for every wrong reason, demonize a democratically elected government in India and run a movement for regime change operation unlike it was done against Donald Trump in US election 2020.
It is important to note here that China Daily, a propaganda outlet of the Chinese government, has reportedly paid $19 million to American newspapers in advertisement and printing charges in 4 years. As per the documents filed by China Daily with the Justice Department.
“The Communist party mouthpiece had paid over $6 million to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), $4.6 million to the Washington Post, $2,40,000 to Foreign Policy, $50,000 to the New York Times, $34,600 to The Des Moines Register and $76,000 to CQ-Roll Call. In fact, The Communist party-mouthpiece had also spent $2,65,822 on advertising on Twitter.
In opening, the website mentioned how India is poised to overtake China in terms of its population and how India has “ambitions of winning a greater voice on the world stage”. Under Narendra Modi, its charismatic prime minister, India has moved to rival China’s economic and political heft in Asia, a drama playing out along their tense border and within national capitals across the region”. It adds further.
The newspaper seems to grudge that India has ambitions to surpass China’s “economic and political heft” in Asia and is indulged in a “drama” playing out at the tense border with China. The words used, “drama” for example, reveals the very core of what NYT stands for.
Given the fact that New York Times’ intuitive hatred for India and especially, against PM Narendra Modi, being a Hindu nationalist. It comes as no surprise when the job posting starts with a derisive comparison with China, considering it has regularly done China’s bidding through the paper.
The New York Times job posting makes it amply clear that a visceral hatred for Hindus and Modi is also a pre-requisite to get the job for this role, who can further blame PM Modi and Hindus of the country factually wrong. Further, the newspaper goes on to say that the Prime Minister of India is advocating “self-sufficient, muscular nationalism centered on the country’s Hindu majority”.
“Following in line with, In 2018, both the New York Times and the Washington Post ran a sponsored news item titled, “Belt and Road align with African nations.” The same news story was accompanied by another story, critical of the Trump administration.
It read, “Tariffs to take a toll on U.S. homebuyers.” The news item underscored how the rise in US tariffs on China would raise the cost of building homes in the US. China’s attempt to use foreign papers as a tool to further its interests had been pointed out by associations such as the Freedom House, Hoover Institution, and other pro-democracy groups“.
This statement in itself is rather fascinating and combines multiple facets. Firstly, the New York Times seems to have a problem with the fact that India wants to be ‘self-sufficient’. One can see this in two ways. New York Times has always been dismissive about the leaps India is taking in the global economy. One recalls the racist cartoon by NYT after India’s ambitious space program and had even apologised for it.
It also displays its rampant hate for Hindus by alluding to the fact that PM Modi is consolidating the Hindus of the country and that is against the founding principles of multiculturalism and ‘interfaith’ existence. Coupled with that, NYT claims that India is suppressing free speech, without really giving any evidence of the same.
The kind of elements included in a job description clearly indicates that NYT is looking for a person with a clear ideological bent and those who would be open to bringing in a strong element of anti-Hindu bias in their coverage.