Consortium News has the article NYT Revamps Its False Ukraine Narrative.
The Ukraine crisis really emerged from the European Union’s offer of an association agreement that President Yanukovych was initially inclined to accept. But it was accompanied by harsh austerity demands from the International Monetary Fund, which would have made the hard life for the average Ukrainian even harder.
Because of those IMF demands and a more generous $15 billion loan offer from Russia, Yanukovych backed away from the EU association, angering many western Ukrainians and creating an opening for U.S. neocons, such as Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland and Sen. John McCain, to urge on protests to unseat Yanukovych
I know I have posted this type of story innumerable times on this blog. I thought it might be good to refressh your memory so that you can appreciate the recent post EU Association Agreement with Ukraine Is a Gift to Kleptocrats.
I wonder how many times The New York Times has to blatantly lie to you before you believe that the NYT may very well be up to its usual tricks. See for example The Source of the Trouble.
Pulitzer Prize winner Judith Miller’s series of exclusives about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq—courtesy of the now-notorious Ahmad Chalabi—helped the New York Times keep up with the competition and the Bush administration bolster the case for war. How the very same talents that caused her to get the story also caused her to get it wrong.
It really makes no difference why The New York Times published such erroneous stories, the fact is that they did publish them, and they may very well be doing it again.