Jake Crosby Brings The Curtains Down on Gardiner Harris’ NYT Career
The New York Times‘ original pro-vaccine propagandist Gardiner Harris is out of a job. Were it not for Autism Investigated’s editor, Harris would still be cranking out vaccine propaganda at the newspaper. Now after a retracted story about a Trump appointee’s expensive curtains, Harris is gone. It was nine years in the making.
In 2010 Harris portrayed The Lancet‘s fraudulent censorship of the original autism-vaccine research as a scientific retraction. Autism Investigated’s editor launched a series of complaints to NYT. Two public editors, the standards editor and even the newspaper company’s chairman were informed about Harris’ distortions, conflicts of interest and appalling behavior towards parents. Then-public editor Clark Hoyt was forced to investigate after complaints were forwarded to the chairman Arthur Ochs-Sulzberger Jr. Then the standards editor Greg Brock got involved. After another slanted piece by Harris the following year, Autism Investigated’s editor sent complaints to public editor Arthur Brisbane that were forwarded again to Sulzberger. Harris’ vaccine defenses ended there.
Gardiner Harris was then sent to India as the paper’s “New Delhi Correspondent.” In 2015, he returned to the US as the newspaper’s White House Correspondent. It seemed to go well until Donald Trump was elected president.
The newspaper revealed a remarkable display of bias against Trump by Harris the month before the election. Harris credited his late journalist father with starting the tradition of making presidential candidates release their tax returns, something Trump declined to do. While Harris’ piece seemed like good propaganda to pump Hillary, it also meant that Harris could never remain White House Correspondent under a Trump Presidency. As soon as Trump was inaugurated, NYT reassigned Harris its “State Department Correspondent.” That didn’t help matters.
In 2017, Harris sent an email full of loaded questions to a foreign policy PAC founded by former UN Ambassador John Bolton. Harris accused Bolton of being willing to sacrifice millions of people for North Korean De-Nuclearization because he had expressed openness to preemptive action. In a great act of poetic justice, Bolton preemptively published Harris’ email for all to see. It wasn’t just the former UN ambassador Harris would misrepresent, but the one who President Trump appointed.
In September, Harris published an article titled, Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701. Unfortunately for Harris, those curtains were purchased under the previous presidential administration before Haley was ever appointed. The New York Times was forced to issue a retraction. Harris’ days at the paper became truly numbered.
— NYTimes Communications (@NYTimesPR) September 14, 2018
Now Harris describes himself on Twitter as “Former health, South Asia, White House and diplomatic correspondent for The New York Times.” If he wasn’t taken off his original beat of spreading vaccine propaganda, he’d still be a current health correspondent. Autism Investigated’s editor has brought the curtains down on Gardiner Harris’ NYT career.
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