You could've posted this in 1950 and it would've already been true back then! Way back in the 1930s, the NYT actually had a pro-communist journalist who devoted his time to denying the Holodomor(the Ukrainian holocaust), which was caused by Stalin, who sent in his army to steal the food crops from Ukraine, leading to the starvation of millions of Ukrainians! This "journalist" used the same tactics of demonizing, intimidating and discrediting anyone who dared try to expose the crimes of his beloved communist dictatorship! Things haven't changed much there.