Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/09/16/corporate-crime-new-york-times-and-washington-post
“How much would it cost to put that item on the agenda?”
Depends upon how many shell corporations are required to ensure the response is wholly ineffective, why, of course. And don’t forget the lawyers.
Recall the NYT age old moniker: “All the news that is fit to print”.
What is fit to print has always been determined by NYT and WAPO management and advertisers.
In June 2020, Intel sponsored a Washington Post Live event titled Corporate Purpose and Responsibility.Would that be the same Intel that paid computer manufacturers rebates to for blackballing AMD? The Intel that ended up having to pay AMD a $1.25 billion antitrust settlement to and that the EU Directorate General for Competition fined a record $1.45 billion? You know, I think it was the same Intel, since the event agenda looks like it consisted mostly of diversionary identity-politics issues. And isn't that what the Washington Post's and New York Times' notion of "corporate responsibility" is all about?
Corpress to the core
By all means invite the Chamber of Commerce president to speak, no conflict of interest at all.
IMHO (& Merriam-Webster’s), “All the news that is fit to print.” is NOT a moniker or nickname but a slogan. OTOH,
I wonder if either the NYT or WAPO would consider it news fit to print that the definition of ‘POTUS’, which has been ‘Piece Of Terribly Unfit Shit’ since mid-January, 1981, was changed to ‘Piece Of TOTALLY Unfit Shit’ in mid-January, 2017?
Reporting Corporate Crime on the front page of the NYT or WAPO is about as likely as devoting the first five minutes
of any Faux or MSNBC “News” show to “Today’s Top Korporate Krime”.
They report on corporate crime. Somewhere way down below the fold.
And they kiss corporate ass. Because they’re owned by the oligarchy.
The Times should change their motto
“He who pays the piper calls the tune”
At least it would be (more) honest
We are faced with the criminal corporate capture of all organs of our society–we live in the world produced for the benefits and profits of the capitalists and every thing else is subservient to their desires-capitalism is a criminal system based on the exploitation of any resource ,regardless of the consequences of that exploitation as long as it produces profit–it should ONLY be allowed to exist in a state of complete regulation of their activities as they have shown-- repeatedly-and are showing now their continued complete disregard for the health and safety of the world’s populations, the other life that shares this planet with us ,and even the ecosystems that support life on this planet—want a better world??? capitalism produced the horror show we live in and will NOT get us there
their corporate owners–the rest of those mentioned are simply the tools the capitalists bought to do their bidding
Next big crime in the pipe? That one’s easy.
9/2 “Note that this ‘full speed ahead on a vaccine’ follows the FDA fiascoes on masks, testing, ramping Gilead stock, and emergency use authorizations for hydroxychloroquinine and plasma.” Yves Smith
“Every natural resource and living being is commodified and exploited by large corporations to the point of collapse as excess consumerism and sensationalism lull and manipulate the citizenry into surrendering their liberties and their participation in government.” ~https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverted_totalitarianism
Or: ALL THE NEWS THAT WE DEEM FIT TO PRINT.
corporate crime payoff is just a line item on their balance sheets.
Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine: Disaster Capitalism which outed Milton Friedman and the Chicago Boys going around the world and raping and pillaging and creating chaos.
They’ve been on our shores since Reagan and yearly we the people loose wages/jobs and freedom because of their greed.
They need to get back to Corporate Crime Reporter.