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Fudging the news

J. Arch Getty, 9 May 1991

Stalin’s Apologist. Walter Duranty: The ‘New York Times’ Man in Moscow 
by S.J. Taylor.
Oxford, 404 pp., £15, August 1990, 0 19 505700 7
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... as ‘bunk’. If this were all, we might simply say he’d guessed wrong. But according to S.J. Taylor, there was more to it. It seems that while Duranty was downplaying the famine, he was openly telling a British Embassy official and others that as many as ten million people might have died. Moreover, he conspired with the Soviet press liaison, the ...

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