Ashley Rindsberg is an American novelist, media commentator, essayist, and journalist based in Israel. Rindsberg was born in South Africa and raised in the United States. He attended Cornell University where he double majored in Philosophy and Science & Technology Studies.
In 2021, Rindsberg published The Gray Lady Winked: How the New York Times's Misreporting, Distortions, and Fabrications Radically Alter History. The book looks at how instances of major misreporting and inaccuracies at the New York Times have had a substantial impact on international events, American and world policy, politics, and history, not only setting the agenda for the news but influencing what millions of people believe to be factual. Rindsberg says the book was a response to learning from William L. Shirer’s The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich that, at the outset of World War II, the New York Times reported Poland invaded Germany.