Raqqa is the capital of the Islamic State. Damascus is the capital of Syria. The New York Times, the “Paper of Record,” is not only a tired Leftist propaganda organ, but also about as reliable as to fact as The Onion. The New York Times is emblematic of the political and media elites with their failed policies, failed analyses, failed solutions, and relentless drumbeat of lies.
“New York Times Mislabels Aleppo Twice While Chastising Gary Johnson’s Gaffe,” by Russ Read, Daily Caller, September 8, 2016:
The New York Times incorrectly cited Aleppo as the capital of the Islamic State while skewering Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson for his embarrassing lack of knowledge regarding the city.
NYT journalist Alan Rappeport described Johnson’s gaffe as a being a potentially “serious blow” to his hopes of making the debate stage, as he himself labeled Aleppo as ISIS’s de facto capital. To make matters worse, NYT had to run a correction to the correction after describing Aleppo as the capital of Syria….
The series of fumbles regarding Aleppo began Thursday morning, when Johnson was asked by MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle what he would do to solve the crisis in Aleppo.“And what is Aleppo?” replied Johnson….