American newspaper The New York Times posted a recent job advertisement it posted seeking a South Asia Business Correspondent based in New Delhi, with various Twitter users and some media outlets saying it reads like an ‘op-ed’ and that it is inviting ‘anti-Hindu, anti-Modi candidates to spread propaganda.
The New York Times posted an entry-level job requirement on their website and on LinkedIn. While the hiring process of any establishment seems to be a routine affair, at New York Times, thought it fit to post very specific requirements for the job – being anti-Hindu and anti-Modi. The job posting was for that of a South Asia Business Correspondent in New Delhi.
Furthermore, the NYT reveals its chronic disdain for Hindus by saying that PM Modi is consolidating the country’s Hindus, which runs counter to the fundamental values of pluralism and ‘interfaith’ existence. Furthermore, the New York Times claims that India restricts free expression without presenting any evidence. The inclusion of these components in a job description clearly shows that the NYT is looking for journalists with a clear ideological bent and who are willing to include a significant amount of anti-Hindu bias in their reporting.
Interestingly, while they reject employing those who do not harbor hatred for Hindus or Prime Minister Modi, they appear to be totally fine with recruiting someone with a criminal past. According to the job posting, The New York Times Company would accept qualified applicants, even those with criminal histories, based on the requirements of relevant state and local “Fair Chance” legislation. A story in the New York Times demonstrated the paper’s bias against Hinduism. The article, titled “A Hindu temple in New York City is a temple to the gods. No, it’s a brothel,” is an attempt by the Times to revive the “temple racket” story that it had run 10 years ago. This time, the Times is trying to revive the story to prove that the Ganga Mahal Palace of Sensual Pleasure, a temple in Queens, is a brothel.
Every few weeks, the New York Times publishes a new anti-Hindu propaganda piece. Most of them are short, sensational, and focused on Hinduism’s “dark side.” The latest one, however, is a long, meandering, and largely pointless op-ed piece by Nilanja Sen Gupta, a professor of Hinduism at Emory University. It’s titled “We Need to Talk About the Caste System.”
The New York Times is anti-Hindu. Its recent editorial cartoon depicts Hindu migrants from India as ragged beggars. The cartoon, which shows a pair of beggars asking for money while an older Indian man plays the drum in the background, was published in the opinion section of the newspaper last month. The piece is an op-ed titled “We’re All Beggars,” which argues that migrants should embrace the American notion of opportunity rather than relying on government assistance. The editorial has drawn intense criticism from many in the Indian-American community, who have accused the Times of demonizing their community.
The New York Times also ran an editorial that asserted that Hindu nationalists in India were waging a campaign of anti-Semitism against Indian Jews. The editorial, which was accompanied by a lengthy report by a Times reporter, was an expansion of the paper’s existing coverage of the Hindu nationalist campaign against Muslims in India. It was not a sudden decision to enter the Indian Jewish community’s fight for equal treatment. Instead, it was the latest example of a decades-long pattern by the Times of reporting on Indian Jewish issues from a perspective that is sympathetic to the Jewish community’s cause but that fails to take into account the full range of Hindu nationalist viewpoints.
The New York Times published an anti-Hindu editorial that appeared in its international edition. The editorial, titled “A Hindu India,” was a call for the country to become a Hindu state, and provoked outrage from Indian-Americans and Hindu groups. The Times initially defended the piece as “a nuanced discussion of a complex issue,” but then issued a half-hearted apology, saying the piece was “not intended to offend anyone.” But the damage was done.
The New York Times’ coverage of Hindus is clearly biassed, from labeling the beautiful sari a “weapon of Hindu Nationalist propaganda” to saying that the onus to convert is on the non-Muslim in any relationship. As a BJP administration, which they refer to as a “Hindu nationalist” government, won office in 2014, the New York Times’ contempt for India grew to new heights. They have done all possible to forward their narrative against India, from creating articles about “Muslims in Fear” to publishing contemptuous, nasty writings about India’s culture, traditions, and customs.
Not only had the NYT attacked India’s present, but it had also attacked India’s past. They’ve even criticized India’s independence movement. The New York Times has done everything from disrespecting the victims of the Godhra atrocity to promoting the monster of Hindu terror. With this job ad, the New York Times has confirmed its position as one of the platforms in the vanguard of maligning the nation, and it is clearly looking for more people who can help them in their “cause.”