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Entry from August 11, 2010
Pravda on the Hudson (New York Times nickname)

"Pravda on the Hudson” (or, hyohenated, “Pravda-on-the-Hudson") is an unflattering nickname of The New York Times newspaper. Pravda (Russian for “truth") was the official organ of the Soviet Union and the Central Committee of the Communist Party from 1912-1991. New York City is located on the Hudson river. The nickname “Pravda on the Hudson” means that the Times is a far-left organ of the Democrat party.

“Pravda on the Hudson” has been cited in print since at least 1996.

Other Times nicknames include “Gray Lady,” “Jew York Times,” “New Duranty Times,” “New York Crimes,” “New York Slimes,” “New York Times-Democrat,” “New Yuck Times,” “Old York Times” and “Toilet Paper of Record.”


Wikipedia: The New York Times
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper founded and continuously published in New York City since 1851. Although it remains both the largest local metropolitan newspaper in the United States as well as being third largest overall, behind The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, the weekday circulation of the paper has fallen precipitously in recent years to fewer than one million copies daily for the first time since the 1980s. Nicknamed “The Gray Lady” and long regarded within the industry as a national “newspaper of record”, the Times is owned by The New York Times Company, which also publishes 18 other regional newspapers including the International Herald Tribune and The Boston Globe. The company’s chairman is Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., whose family has controlled the paper since 1896.

The paper’s motto, printed in the upper left-hand corner of the front page, is “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” It is organized into sections: News, Opinions, Business, Arts, Science, Sports, Style, and Features. The Times stayed with the eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six columns, and it was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography. The Times has won 104 Pulitzer Prizes, the most of any news organization. Its web site was the most popular American online newspaper Web site as of December 2008, receiving more than 18 million unique visitors in that month.

Wikipedia: Pravda
Pravda (Russian: Правда, “Truth") was a leading newspaper of the Soviet Union and an official organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party between 1912 and 1991.

The Pravda newspaper was started in 1912 in St. Petersburg. It was converted from a weekly Zvezda. It did not arrive in Moscow until 1918. During the Cold War, Pravda was well known in the West for its pronouncements as the official voice of Soviet Communism. (Similarly Izvestia was the official voice of the Soviet government.)

After the paper was closed down in 1991 by decree of then-President Boris Yeltsin, many of the staff founded a new paper with the same name, which is now a tabloid-style Russian news source. There is an unaffiliated Internet-based newspaper, Pravda Online run by former Pravda newspaper employees. A number of other newspapers have also been called Pravda, most notably Komsomolskaya Pravda, formerly the official newspaper of the now defunct Komsomol and currently the best-selling tabloid in Russia.

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From: (Magnanr)
Date: 1996/09/20
Subject: Re: Clinton’s remedial reading plan

But you missed the important point--The NY Times (AKA Pravda on the Hudson) reports that there are about 50,000 students in NYC schools who don’t have classrooms. 

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From: (Frank Ernest)
Date: 1996/09/26
Subject: Re: Dole In Deep Doo-Doo, Still

BwaHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! And we all know how reliable the New York Times (Pravda on the Hudson) is.

23 July 1998, Miami (FL) Herald, “Cubans need s new consensus against violence,” pg. 19A:
It is credible only to those who see The Times as a sort of Pravda-on-the-Hudson.

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From: (ex Singidunum)
Date: 1998/11/11
Subject: Letter to the editor Re. KLA Accuses Serb Police of Violating Cease-fire in Kosovo,’’ Dow Jones Newswires (Nov. 10, 1998)

The Journals’ (Wall Street Journal—ed.) evident news manipulation and obfuscation makes it an accomplice to such a travesty.  It also suggests your editors had better drop their masks now that the Halloween is over, and change the paper’s name to “Pravda on the Hudson” (given that your midtown rival, the New York Times, seems to have already earned the “Kremlin on the Hudson” epithet).

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From: (pithy)
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2001 17:45:48 GMT
Local: Sun, Jul 22 2001 12:45 pm
Subject: Re: The Tabloid Public Is Not the Majority

Pravda on the Hudson is now trying to make it go away by declaring it not to be news.

Knight of the Mind
Thursday, July 08, 2004
Pravda On The Hudson
The New York Times needs to strike it’s masthead. They can no longer lay claim to “All The News That’s Fit To Print”. Today’s edition has joined the DNC cheerleading squad. In the tank fails to describe this article entitled “New Team Blends Messages for a United Vision”.

National Review Online - Bench Memos
Pravda on the Hudson
May 10, 2006 10:30 AM By Ed Whelan
Today’s New York Times article on yesterday’s Kavanaugh hearing displays a mix of sloppiness and casual mendacity that has become all too common at that paper. 

Google Books
Code of Conduct
By Rich Merritt
New York, NY: Kensington Books
2008
Pp. 139-140:
“Today the New York Times — or as I call it, ‘Pravda on the Hudson,’ — ran a lead editorial with the headline WHO’S IN CHARGE OF THE MILITARY?”

JoshuaPundit
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Pravda-On-The-Hudson Rolls Over - Breitbart Wins Again

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Wednesday, August 11, 2010 • Permalink


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