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NEW YORK- Something very fishy is going on at the New York Times.
The New York Times has an illegal, unregistered, paid foreign agent who has been writing opinion articles for it. His name is Kaveh Lotfollah Afrasiabi, and he is paid by Iran.
VinNews is not making a federal case out of it, because it already is a federal case. The FBI arrested Afrasiabi in January for being an unregistered paid foreign agent.
There are more than a dozen opinion articles and letters to the editor that are still on the New York Times website according to the Algemeiner Journal, who first broke the story.
Is there a possible class-action lawsuit against the New York Times on behalf of its subscribers? Thus far it is unclear whether the New York Times is criminally liable.
There is no indication at the New York Times website that what you are reading was written by a paid agent. This is unethical journalism at its worst. Nor has the Times published any news article or otherwise informed its readers about the federal criminal case against Afrasiabi.
In a May 4 status conference, Judge Edward Korman modified the terms of Afrasiabi’s confinement, from complete home detention to a curfew from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m, subject to GPS monitoring.
In a move of sheer hypocrisy, the paper has been sharply critical of Facebook and Twitter for publishing unlabeled posts by Russian agents about US political issues, denouncing it in an editorial as “unprecedented foreign invasion of American democracy” according to the Algemeiner Journal.