Yesterday I mentioned the Greenwich Time’s editorial supporting distribution of Greenwich public school students according to their race, and I italicized its editor John Breunig’s demand that we not even question the state dictate requiring such forced classification, but it’s probably worth repeating, to show what has happened to the “free” press in our country. Can you imagine a newspaper, sworn to all that fearless reporting they like to claim is their job and passion, advising subjects of a regime to shut up and bow down in meek obsequence to authority? Well yes, of course we can: The New York Times set the standard in the 30s, when it gave front page prominence to Walter Duranty’s false reporting from Ukraine while Stalin was starving 20 million peasants. The difference is that, until recently, most journalists thought that the Times was wrong to do so.
Greenwich Time boasts that it received a second-place award in 2012 from “The New England Newspaper and Press Association” for being a “Distinguished Paper” – Breunig won a plaque: first prize was a roll of Charmin.