Times, UK: Bolton a 'Right-Winger' But No Label for UN Deputy Secretary General

The Times newspaper in the UK, in typical MSM style, labels US Envoy to the UN, John Bolton, a "right-winger" while UN Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown is just called a "former journalist" in a report about Bolton's reply to Brown's disparaging of "middle America's" citizens in a speech the later made a few days before.

Malloch Brown told a meeting of New York Democrats that there was “too much unchecked UN-bashing and stereotyping” by "Rush Limbaugh" and "Fox News". He also said that the role of the UN was a "mystery in Middle America" in an apparent criticism of the ability of average Americans to understand what it is the UN does or is supposed to do.

Speaking at the Centre for Policy Studies in London, Bolton pointedly rebuked Brown over his untoward remarks. “Mark Malloch Brown has a sentence in his speech where he says the role of the UN is a mystery in Middle America,” Bolton said.

“Maybe it is fashionable in some circles to look down on Middle America, to say they don’t get the complexities of the world and they don’t have the benefit of continental education and they are deficient in so many ways,” Mr Bolton added. “It is illegitimate for an international civil servant to criticise what he thinks are the inadequacies of citizens of a member government,” he continued.

Here is how the Times describes the two gentlemen:

Mr Bolton, a Republican right-winger, has been a leading conservative critic of the UN since serving as the assistant secretary of state for international organisations in the Administration of the first President Bush.(my emphasis in bold)

Notice the "right-winger" comment?

Mr Malloch Brown, a former journalist who founded The Economist Development Report and went on to work at a political consultancy before joining the UN system...

Notice how no such specific language is used to describe Mr. Brown's ideology? No, apparently Mr. Brown is just a "former journalist" and all around sensible fella.

Yet Brown is intimately linked to extreme leftist George Soros from whom Brown gets a wonderful deal on an estate home in New York for a mere $10,000 monthly "rent" -- which is $2,500 a month LESS than the previous occupant. Has anyone ever heard of New York real estate and rental fees going DOWN before?

Further, Brown has made it a point to consult only Democrats with his US consultations on UN policy and direction even as the GOP is currently the power Party in the US.

So, Bolton is an eeeevil "right-winger", but no label for Brown?

And they wonder why the American people are turning against the UN?

-By Warner Todd Huston

Foreign Policy