DEMANDS ADVERTISER CHANGE FACTUAL STATEMENTS ABOUT THE IRANIAN REGIME'S ATROCITIES - MEANWHILE FAILING TO DISCLOSE THAT A REGULAR TIMES OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR IS FACING FEDERAL CRIMINAL CHARGES AS A PAID IRANIAN FOREIGN AGENT
STOPIRANNOW.ORG Via The Algemeiner
The New York Times is refusing to publish a full-page advertisement advocating against a new Iran nuclear deal unless the advertiser changes it to remove references to Iran murdering Americans.
“The New York Times has done everything to block the ad … trying to knock the stuffing out of the ad so there is nothing left,” the founder of the World Values Network, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, told The Algemeiner. “They want us to do an ad that doesn’t say that Iran did anything wrong.”
The Times representative responded "This is the only way the ad will run."
Boteach responded by saying the Times policy was bizarre and disgraceful.I've never been told to remove facts to protect a terrorist country. You are tying our hands from even mentioning the people who killed American soldiers."
The ad representative said the policy had been set by the higher-ups. "It's not up to me" she said.
The Times took a red pen to the ad, already revised in response to the paper's feedback "with this one we cannot accept paragraph two" the Times ad sales representative said.
When Boteach pointed out that the newspapers home page said "Russia was invading Ukraine", the ad representatives said the paper's news and advertising divisions have different standards.
An e-mail from a Times ad sales rep, obtained by the Algemeiner said "the team is asking for you to remove the 2nd and 5th paragraph as those are the main places where it accuses countries of crimes and we cannot accept the ad with those in it."
Boteach says the World Values Network, a frequent Times advertiser, usually pays tens of thousands of dollars for the full page ads. One version of te ad reviewed by the Algemeiner was headlined "Mr. President, as you impose crushing sanctions against Russia, please don't remove them from Iran."
The second paragraph of the ad that drew objections from the times originally read:
IRAN AND ITS REVOLUTIONARY GUARD, THE IRGC, HAVE ENGAGED IN THE SAME PRACTICES — THREATENING NEIGHBORS WITH ANNIHILATION AND MURDERING CIVILIANS AROUND THE WORLD — FOR 40 YEARS. FROM THE IMPRISONMENT OF AMERICAN HOSTAGES IN OUR EMBASSY IN 1979, TO MURDERING 19 US AIR FORCE PERSONNEL IN KHOBAR TOWERS IN SAUDI ARABIA IN 1996, TO THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN SOLDIERS MURDERED AND INJURED IN IRAQ, THE IRANIAN REGIME AND THE TERRORISTS OF THE IRGC HAVE CAUSED RIVERS OF AMERICAN BLOOD TO FLOW, ALL WHILE PROMISING THAT ISRAEL WOULD BE EXTERMINATED.
Later on Friday a spokeswoman for the Times told the Algemeiner that a revised version of the ad is scheduled to be published in tomorrow's paper.
The Times news columns have been cheerleading a US return to the Iran nuclear deal, a deal that would provide over $100 billion dollars in the form of sanctions relief to the world's greatest state sponsor of terrorism that unites its followers to chants of "death to America" and has vowed to "wipe Israel off the map", in exchange for unverifiable short-term promises of a pause in its work on nuclear weapons.
The Times previously had to be shamed into eventually canceling the luxury "Times Journeys" Tours it was operating to Iran with Times-journalists as tour-guides accompanying participants who paid up to $135,000.
Meanwhile a regular Times op-ed contributor is facing federal criminal charges as a paid Iranian foreign agent, a fact that the paper hasn't yet deigned to disclose to the newspapers readers.
It is well documented and widely understood that the Iranian regime is the greatest state sponsor of terrorism in the world responsible, and together with its proxies is responsible for the horrific maiming and murder of thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of innocent around the world including among many, many other :
the financing of and participation in Assad's murder of over 500,000 innocent men, women and children with barrel bombs and chemical weapons in Syria;
interpol notices outstanding for senior officials in the Iranian govehttps://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-692283rnment for their role in the bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 18 July 1994, killing 85 people and injuring hundreds;
The Oct. 23, 1983 attack killing 220 Marines, 18 U.S. Navy sailors, and 3 U.S. Army soldiers who were on a peacekeeping mission in Lebanon.
It is also well-documented that Iran is responsible for the murder of hundreds of US servicemen in Afghanistan and Iraq and the maiming of hundreds more using IEDs designed to cause maximum pain and suffering.
Iran's terrorism spans the globe and has continued incessantly through this day.
Therefore, all of the information set forth in Boteach's original ad was true and important to share.
Maybe if the Times would do its job and practice real journalism people like Boteach and StopIranNow.org wouldn't have to. And then the Times' slogan wouldn't ring so hollow.