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Raymond Bonner

is an American investigative reporter for The New York Times. He has also contributed to The New York Review of Books



Bonner is perhaps best known as one of two journalists (the other was



Alma Guillermoprieto
of The Washington Post) who broke the story of the



El Mozote
massacre, in which some 900 villagers at El Mozote, El Salvador, were slaughtered by the Salvadoran army in December, 1981. A Times staff reporter at the time, Bonner was smuggled by FMLN rebels to visit the site approximately a month after the massacre took place. When the story broke simultaneously in the Post and Times on January 27, 1982, it was dismissed as propaganda by the Reagan administration, as it seriously undermined efforts by the US government to bolster the human rights image of the Salvadoran government, which the US was supporting with large amounts of military aid. The Times was strongly criticized by the US government for running the story, and the newspaper was pressured to pull Bonner moved from the Central American desk. He left the Times shortly thereafter but still contributes to the paper as a freelance correspondent.



In 1992, the details of the massacre as first reported by Bonner and Guillermoprieto were verified, with widespread repercussions.

Raymond Bonner

is an American investigative reporter for The New York Times. He has also contributed to The New York Review of Books

Bonner is perhaps best known as one of two journalists (the other was Alma Guillermoprieto of The Washington Post) who broke the story of the El Mozote massacre, in which some 900 villagers at El Mozote, El Salvador, were slaughtered by the Salvadoran army in December, 1981. A Times staff reporter at the time, Bonner was smuggled by FMLN rebels to visit the site approximately a month after the massacre took place. When the story broke simultaneously in the Post and Times on January 27, 1982, it was dismissed as propaganda by the Reagan administration, as it seriously undermined efforts by the US government to bolster the human rights image of the Salvadoran government, which the US was supporting with large amounts of military aid. The Times was strongly criticized by the US government for running the story, and the newspaper was pressured to pull Bonner moved from the Central American desk. He left the Times shortly thereafter but still contributes to the paper as a freelance correspondent.

In 1992, the details of the massacre as first reported by Bonner and Guillermoprieto were verified, with widespread repercussions.

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“During this conversation, journalist Raymond Bonner discusses his reporting for ProPublica. His story asserted that Gina Haspel, who has been nominated to be the next CIA director, played a role in the treatment of al-Qaida suspect Abu Zubaydah during interrogations at a “black site” in Thailand and that ...
Numerous national mainstream media outlets dutifully reported the ProPublica story as if it were fact, including Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone, while National Public Radio did an interview with Raymond Bonner, the ProPublica reporter who got it wrong. New Republic and NCNB quickly joined the herd, with ...

According to Raymond Bonner at ProPublica, there was a news report from ProPublica in February of 2017 which stated Haspel was in charge of a black site for the CIA in Thailand. There, she reportedly oversaw the torture of Abu Zubaydah, a man who at the time was thought to be a leader in al-Qaeda.
As Raymond Bonner described it at propublica on 22 February 2017:chief of base and another senior counterterrorism official on scene had the sole authority power to halt the questioning. She never did so, records show, watching as Zubaydah vomited, passed out and urinated on himself while shackled.
Raymond Bonner of ProPublica now reports that Haspel did not arrive at the site in Thailand until after the interrogation of Zubaydah. Filkins told Vox that he stands by his reporting. But what is not contested is Haspel's role overseeing the black site for several years afterward — or her role in helping destroy ...
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with investigative reporter Raymond Bonner about Gina Haspel, the nominee for Director of the CIA, and her involvement with interrogation techniques used in secret prisons in other countries. He wrote about this for ProPublica last year. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: President Trump's ...

In August of 2002, interrogators at a secret Central Intelligence Agency-run prison in Thailand set out to break a Palestinian man they believed was one of al-Qaeda's top leaders. As the CIA's video cameras rolled, security guards shackled Abu Zubaydah to a gurney and interrogators poured water over his ...
Raymond Bonner, first African-American from MTSU to be drafted by the National Football League and current member of the MTSU track and field coaching staff, recognized for his excellence in sports. Anthony McAdoo, co-founder of Murfreesboro's first Habitat for Humanity ReStore and former teacher ...
The 2018 honorees were Raymond Bonner, John Harris, Anthony Warren McAdoo Sr., Barbara Tuckson and Mary R. Patterson Watkins. The honorees were selected by the Black History Committee due to their personal achievements and impact on MTSU. MTSU's Generation of Purpose gospel choir sang ...
After more than 30 years fighting fires and 15 years as Newman's captain, Raymond Bonner has been recognised for his impact on the Newman Volunteer Fire Service. Mr Bonner was announced as a recipient of the Austra-lian Fire Service Medal last month, an award by the governor-general for ...

Raymond Bonner, first African-American from MTSU to be drafted by the National Football League and current member of the MTSU track and field coaching staff, recognized for his excellence in sports. • Anthony McAdoo, co-founder of Murfreesboro's first Habitat for Humanity ReStore and former teacher ...
Represented by the firm Ballard Spahr and the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Raymond Bonner brought his suit Wednesday in Manhattan. The 7-page filing says Bonner filed a request on Dec. 15, 2017, with the Freedom of Information Act ...
Raymond Bonner; Jan 20, 2018; Global. Share; Tweet … LinkedIn; Email; Print. Text Size. Like The Atlantic? Subscribe to The Atlantic Daily, our free weekday email newsletter. When Donald Trump said this month he would end temporary protected status for almost 200,000 Salvadorans, the number of immigrants ...
"In calling the massacre 'fully proven,' the commission vindicates Raymond Bonner of the New York Times and Alma Guillermoprieto of the Washington Post, and exposes what looks like purposeful mendacity in the Reagan Administration," declared a lead editorial titled "Truth, Lies and El Salvador." "Some ...
Correction: Trump's Pick to Head CIA Did Not Oversee Waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah. ProPublica erred when it reported in 2017 that Gina Haspel was in charge of a secret prison in Thailand during the infamous interrogation of an al-Qaida suspect. by Raymond Bonner, special to ProPublica. March 15 ...
Raymond Bonner, a former New York Times correspondent who covered Central America from 1980 to 1982, is the author of Weakness and Deceit: America and El Salvador's Dirty War, which is being reissued by OR Books this month.
Obama recently expressed regret for US support of Argentina's “dirty war.” It's time Washington did the same regarding our active backing of right-wing butchery in El Salvador. By Raymond Bonner. April 15, 2016. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. El Mozote, El Salvador. Women look over the excavation site where the ...
“This book,” Raymond Bonner begins, “is about turmoil and revolution and the United States response. Though the focus is on the caldron in a country called El Salvador, the issues are broad, with parallels from the past and lessons—it is hoped—for the future”. For most of the nineteen eighties a savage ...
In his mesmerizing new book, “Anatomy of Injustice,” Raymond Bonner, a onetime prosecutor and a former investigative reporter and foreign correspondent at The New York Times, makes a persuasive case that Elmore ought to be added to the list of the innocent. Instead, he spent nearly 30 years in the ...


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