1. On this very day, March 31, 1931 Walter Duranty reported in the NYTimes “there is no famine (in the Ukraine),” while 7 –10 million were starved to death. In his New York Times articles (including one published on March 31, 1933), Duranty repeatedly denied the existence of a Ukrainian famine in 1932–33. In an August 24, 1933 article in NYT, he claimed "any report of a famine is today an exaggeration or malignant propaganda." Duranty won a Pulitzer Prize in 1932. And, the reporting of this dupe of Joseph Stalin reverberated in the West, where thousands of liberal-progressives bought it like it was on sale, and supported the 'worker's paradise.' 2. Of course, this is but one of the many times the MSM, particularly the NYTimes influenced widespread support of Left-Wing interests. There was the time the NYTimes’ Harrison Salisbury traveled to North Vietnam in 1966-67, and reported that the US was deliberately targeting the civilian population. But Guenter Lewy, in “America in Vietnam,” revealed that “Only after the articles had appeared did a small number of persons learn that Salisbury, in effect, had given the authority of his byline to unverified Communist propaganda and the New York Times printed it as though Salisbury had established it himself with his own on-the-scene reporting…borrowed extensively from a North Vietnamese propaganda pamphlet, “Report on US War Crimes in Nam-Dinh City…” Lewy,"America in Vietnam," p. 400-401 3. And when warned of the bloodbath that Communist victory in Cambodia would bring, here is the type of MSM reporting that sways so many: NYTimes Anthony Lewis: “Some will find the whole bloodbath debate unreal. What future possibility could be more terrible than the reality of what is happening in Cambodia now?” Anthony Lewis in the New York Times, March 17, 1975. What future possibility? Here is what happened: Starting in April ’75, the Communist Khmer Rouge defeated Lon Nol in Cambodia. Democrats, starting with the 1974 budget, refused to allocate another penny, and forbade US military action “in or over” Indochina. Just as the right had warned, the communists began a systematic war on the entire populations of their nation, so savage, it is hard to comprehend. It is estimated that the number of dead numbered between 1.7 to 2.5 million out of a population of around 8 million. The Killing Fields - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Too bad there was no Fox News or right-wing talk radio, eh?