Posts tagged ‘Pentagon Papers’

In 1851 the Times was founded by Whigs,  – who also helped found the Republican Party – to end slavery. What a difference 165 years can make! Today,  losing circulation and advertisers,  – owned by American oligarchs the Ochs-Sulzberger family and Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim,  – the paper has abandoned any pretense at publishing the […]

FLASHBACK:  Sunday, June 13, 1971:  The NY Times [who else?] publishes the first of 15 excerpts and summaries of the “Pentagon Papers”. These were some 7000 secretly copied Above-Top-Secret analysis of America’s military decision-making and military policy during the Vietnam War.  The trusted guy who turned them over was former US Marine lieutenant and trusted […]