Sunday, January 12, 2020

NY Times libels those who want to limit immigration

Politico reports:
Peter Brimelow, an anti-immigration activist who hosts a website that has published the writings of white supremacists, is suing The New York Times for $5 million for labeling him an “open white nationalist” in an article last year.

The characterization of Brimelow that triggered the libel lawsuit appeared in a Jan. 15, 2019 article by Times political reporter Trip Gabriel that offered a chronology of racist and inflammatory comments by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). ...

The suit says that after Brimelow complained about the description of him, the Times performed a “stealth edit” on the online version of the story, removing the word “open” but still branding him as a white nationalist.

Brimelow rejects that label, preferring to be called a “civic nationalist.”

The Times never printed a correction or clarification in the online or print version of the paper, and refused to publish his letters challenging the original description, according to the suit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

“We stand by the story and will vigorously defend,” Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy said.

Brimelow’s court complaint also contends that the Times aggravated the impact of its initial statement by adding a link to what he calls a “smear piece” in which the Southern Poverty Law Center described him as a “white nationalist” and suggested he harbors white supremacist views. ...

Brimelow, a British-born naturalized U.S. citizen who lives in Connecticut, runs the anti-immigration website and formerly worked as an editor for Forbes magazine and a columnist for National Review. He acknowledged in his letter to the Times that his VDare website published articles written by “those who aim to defend the interests of whites,” but he said the site has carried a wide range of authors who favor immigration restrictions.

Brimelow’s 1995 book about the dangers of unchecked immigration, “Alien Nation,” served as rallying cry for those who support a crackdown on immigration and prompted reviews in such outlets as the Times.
Libel cases are very difficult to win, so I am guessing that Brimelow will lose. But this illustrate how the leftist mainstream media will smear its enemies.

The NY Times could have used a more neutral term, like anti-immmigration, although that appears to be also inaccurate, as he is an immigrant himself.

The people who control that newspaper want to flood America with non-whites and non-Christians. Anyone who resists is called a Nazi, white supremacist, anti-semite, white nationalist, extreme right-winger, or whatever other term they can find to ostracize him.

That same article tried to smear Steve King as a white supremacist largely because he said that we cannot rebuild our civilization with someone else's babies. King is correct.

Note also that when these organizations like the NY Times want to justify some name-calling, they just link to their fellow leftist name-callers. The SPLC has lost at least one lawsuit over its name-calling.

I think we are getting to the point where the terms "white supremacist" and "white nationalist" are used synonomously with "against open borders".

1 comment:

MikeAdamson said...

I agree that opposing open borders does not make one a nazi but anyone who has followed Brimelow's work knows that he is in fact a white supremacist. He will lose.