Author: New York Times is the godfather of fake news

A man takes a selfie with his smartphone in front of the New York Times building on September 6, 2018 in New York. - A furious Donald Trump called September 5, 2018 for the unmasking of an anonymous senior official who wrote in the New York Times that top members of his administration were undermining the president to curb his "misguided impulses." Trump asked if the unsigned op-ed could be considered treasonous, assailed the newspaper for the "gutless" piece and questioned whether the senior official it was attributed to actually existed. "TREASON?" Trump posted in response to the article entitled "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration," which claimed the president's own staff see him as a danger to the nation."Does the so-called 'Senior Administration Official' really exist, or is (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

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A prominent Israel-based author called The New York Times the godfather of fake news.

During an interview with Breitbart on Monday, Ashley Rindsberg said the newspaper has deliberately and radically altered history. He added the publication is guilty of everything it claims to hate, and that type of reporting is dangerous.

Rindsberg cited a debunked article from last summer, in which The New York Times claimed Russia was paying Islamist groups in Afghanistan bounties for the killing of American troops.

NEW YORK - JULY 23: Copies of the New York Times sit for sale in a rack July 23, 2008 in New York City. The New York broadsheet announced it posted an 82 percent decline in second quarter profits as compared to last year. It also announced it would raise its newsstand price 25 cents to a $1.50. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NEW YORK – JULY 23: Copies of the New York Times sit for sale in a rack July 23, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

“But another layer to the story was the claim that Trump knew about these bounties and did nothing about it. That claim took the story from alarming to explosive. I remember thinking to myself, if this is true, this guy, meaning Trump, must be as bad as they say he is,” Rindsberg explained. “And hearing this report and accepting it as true, you really couldn’t come to any other conclusion.”

In his new book, which has garnered praise across the political spectrum, Rindsberg outlined more than a century of false narratives created by The New York Times.

He went on to say the publication needs to be held accountable for inaccurate reporting.

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