The New York Times is the newspaper that serves as a de facto authority in the news
business. Regardless of its openly liberal, anti-war (when the President isn't a Democrat),
anti-Republican editorial slant, news items that appear in the Times are repeated by other newspapers
and broadcasters without the slightest hesitation or doubt. This is largely because of
the NYT's many decades of experience and — until recently — its reputation for
accuracy and objectivity. Unfortunately, the NY Times has become a talking points memo for
radical leftists in the Democratic Party. That's perfectly okay, and the First Amendment
guarantees the protection of such a newspaper (except when the newspaper publishes information
that is beneficial to our enemies while we are at war, but that's rather unlikely). If the
opinions expressed in the NY Times reflect those of the American mainstream, beyond New York
City, this country is in serious trouble.
Endorse Judicial Tyranny. Essentially the Democrats who run the NYT are saying that because Congress won't do
what they want it to do — that's what they mean by "gridlock" — a group of five rich white lawyers on
the Supreme Court should take over the job of running the country. This is nothing less than a call for revolution and
a demand that America become a banana republic ruled not by the people but by a few rich lawyers. While this openness
about their beliefs is new for Democrats, they've been espousing their desire to turn America into an authoritarian state for
Is Wrong About The Ali Watkins Scoops-For-Sex Scandal. One of [the NYT's] reporters was found to have been
sleeping with someone she covered at her previous newspaper. The news went public when her ex-boyfriend was arrested
for lying to the FBI about his voluminous contacts with reporters. To further complicate matters, her records had been
seized by the Department of Justice during its investigation into the ex-boyfriend.
Times Drools Over Possible Democratic Midterm Wins, Targets Individual Republicans Daily. In case you had any
doubts, the New York Times really, really wants Democrats to take control of the House and Senate in November. [...] When the
paper isn't hinting that individual Republicans should be run out of Democratic areas, they're celebrating any sign of
Democratic strength, no matter how indirect and presumptous. A story on Sunday ironically rejoiced at the win of a
white woman instead of a minority Cuban-American in the Democratic primary for a district that includes the Cuban exile
community "Little Havana" interpreting the win broadly to mean conservative anti-Communism is weaking its hold.
Big Media Personified. As Americans were finalizing their holiday plans on July 3, the New York Times quietly
announced that Ali Watkins, the reporter caught up in a federal investigation into illegal leaks of classified information,
would be reassigned rather than fired. [...] Get that, all you ambitious J-school students? Even though Baquet admits his
reporter flouted the basic ethical standards of journalism as well as the paper's internal conduct guidelines, she can keep her
job. You can cheat, lie, break the company's rules, embarrass an entire profession and you will still get to work at one
of the nation's top newspapers!
in the Gray Lady's Whorehouse. Just when you thought contemporary journalism couldn't sink any lower, along
comes Ali Watkins, now 26, a reporter for the New York Times whose rapid rise through reporting's corrupt and partisan
ranks includes stints at the Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, and Politico. Back in February, Ms. Watkins suddenly
became the object of official attention when the feds seized her email and phone records as part of an investigation into a
prominent Senate staffer, James Wolfe — the former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee and a
Democrat, of course. Then, in June, Wolfe was arrested and charged with lying to the FBI, which was investigating leaks
from the committee to select reporters... among whom was Ali Watkins. It turns out that Watkins had been involved in a
sexual relationship with Wolfe for three years, although at the time of Wolfe's arrest she had moved on to greener pastures,
including other staffers on the committee.
York Times Reassigns Reporter Who Had Sexual Relationship With Source. The New York Times has reassigned
reporter Ali Watkins after news emerged last month that she had a sexual relationship with a source while she was at her
previous employer BuzzFeed. "We are troubled by Ali's conduct, particularly while she was employed by other news
organizations," said Times executive editor Dean Baquet in an internal memo on Tuesday. "For a reporter to have an
intimate relationship with someone he or she covers is unacceptable. It violates our written standards and the norms
editor Jill Abramson rips New York Times coverage. Jill Abramson, the former New York Times executive editor
who was ousted in 2014, blasted the Gray Lady Thursday for what she said was its cluelessness in tracking the upset victory
that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pulled off over 10-term incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley. But her pique quickly
escalated beyond the initial tweet when she claimed in a subsequent email to a reporter that the Times was being
"narcissistic" for allowing TV cameras inside and needed a "course correction" in part for its coverage of its own young
reporter Ali Watkins. Watkins is at the center of a leak investigation for receiving classified government material
from her then-boyfriend, and she was the subject of a lengthy story in the Times last week.
York Times details conditions of Obama-era family detention center. The New York Times published a shocking
first-hand account of the horrific conditions a mother and her young son faced after immigrating to the United States from El
Salvador. Unfortunately for the mainstream media that continues to portray President Trump as the face of immigration
crisis — the asylum seeker's tragic account happened in 2014. The author of the Op-Ed wrote on the condition
of anonymity because of "gang-related threats" her family has faced. She explained that she wanted to flee the violence
of her native El Salvador, so she came to the United States, seeking a new life, during President Barack Obama's second term
in the White House. "Instead, I found myself locked in a family immigration detention center. It's an experience
that I wouldn't wish on anyone," she wrote.
York Times Coverage of Iran Protests Faulted as 'Shameful,' 'Propaganda'. Supporters of Israel and of freedom
in Iran, along with some prominent journalists, are sharply criticizing The New York Times for the newspaper's tilted
coverage of protests in the Islamic Republic. The director of the Human Security Centre in London, Julie Lenarz, who is
a senior fellow at The Israel Project, tweeted a reaction to a New York Times headline that said, "Iranian authorities have
clamped down on Tehran after demonstrators across the country ignored calls for calm." "Wow, NYT blames people protesting
for basic rights that situation spiralled out of control. They are oppressed by a brutal clerical regime," Lenarz wrote.
York Times pitches its honeytrap reporter Ali Watkins over the side. The New York Times is doing stories on its
own reporter, a perfect instance of meta-reportage, under the pious guise of how the Ali Watkins revelations of sleeping with
sources — multiple sources, it turns out — "rattled the Washington media." Really? Never seen
a news agency do a full investigative piece, full of unsourced gossip, about one of its own reporters and her love life, from
all her chatty, unnamed colleagues, as straight news. It's actually more like high school.
Defense of Ali Watkins Exposes the Swamp. In an attempt to defend its hiring of Ali Watkins, the young reporter
caught having an affair with a now-indicted Senate staffer responsible for protecting some of the country's most delicate
secrets, the New York Times needs the reader to believe several incredible things: [...]
York Times reporter broke the biggest rule in journalism. On previous occasions, I've written about the blunt
way legendary New York Times editor Abe Rosenthal dealt with a conflict of interest. The story bears repeating after
the indictment of a top Senate official over his contacts with reporters, including one from the Times with whom he had a
romantic relationship. The Rosenthal standard on conflicts was shaped by a remarkably similar case decades ago.
Soon after a woman who had covered politics in Philadelphia was hired by the Times, a story from Philly said she had a secret
affair with a politician she covered and accepted expensive gifts from him. Rosenthal asked the woman if the story was
true and, when she replied yes, immediately told her to clean out her desk and said she would never again work for the paper.
New York Times wants to bury a reporting scandal. Government documents were leaked to the press. A
reporter's communications were seized by the government without her knowing about it. And a former Senate aide was
charged with "lying repeatedly to investigators about his contacts with three reporters." It sounds like the makings of
the next Hollywood production about the news media's war against President Trump. There's only one problem. The
reporter wasn't just involved with her stories. She was involved for three years with the man the feds charged.
Conspiracy Theory About a Conspiracy. The [New York] Times is unaware of the sublime hypocrisy of accusing the
President of the United States of "sowing widespread suspicions about the government" even as it is doing just that.
The paper of broken record specializes in spreading conspiracy theories claiming that President Trump didn't actually win
the 2016 election but that "nefarious, hidden forces" made it happen. [...] Before the Democrats used conspiracy theories to
delegitimize Trump's electoral victory, they used them to delegitimize Bush's victory. [...] Why don't conspiracy theories
ever prosper? Because if they appear in the New York Times, they aren't conspiracies. What is the Timesian
definition of a conspiracy theory? Anything favorable to Trump.
Senate Intelligence Committee staffer, in romantic relationship with NYT reporter, arrested in probe of leaks.
James A. Wolfe, former director of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee, lost everything when he was arrested by
the FBI last night. A review of media reports on the background of the arrest suggests that the lure of romance with a
nubile female journalism school student was his undoing. This is a story with at least two compelling themes: the
apparent betrayal of national security by a veteran Senate staffer and the rise in a mere four years of a comely female
reporter in a romantic relationship with Wolfe from unpaid undergraduate intern at McClatchy to the lofty post of New York
Times national security correspondent.
York: Key Claims in December NY Times Trump-Russia-Papadopoulos Story Are False. On Friday evening [6/1/2018],
Fox News's Martha MacCallum interviewed Washington Examiner chief political correspondent Byron York and during that
interview's second half, the pair discussed new information which contradicts key contentions about "How the (Trump)-Russia
inquiry began" made in a December New York Times story. That story claimed that the investigation began as a result
of a May 2016 "heavy drinking" meeting between low-level Donald Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos and
Alexander Downer, Australia's top diplomat in Great Britain. That December 30 Times story, involving six of its
journalists, is based entirely on four anonymous "current and former American and foreign officials" who supposedly had "direct
knowledge of the Australians' role" (strangely plural, despite the fact that Downer was the only named Australian involved in the
story). It appeared just as the Obama-era FBI and Department of Justice were coming under fire for appearing up to that
point to have relied primarily, if not solely, on the unproven allegations contained in the infamous Steele dossier as the basis
for opening its investigation into alleged Russia-Trump campaign collusion.
Ali Fabricates Quote to Defend False Report from 'New York Times'. Over the holiday weekend, Yashar Ali, a
writer at New York Magazine and HuffPo, claimed he had a smoking gun recording of a White House background briefing
that proved President Trump lied when he refuted something reported in the New York Times. The only problem is
that — in the apparent hope no one would actually listen to his "smoking gun" recording — Ali made it
all up. The storm began Friday when the far-left New York Times published a piece mischaracterizing a background
briefing from a "senior White House official." According to the Times, this senior official told reporters that
even if the meeting with North Korea was "reinstated, holding it on June 12 would be impossible, given the lack of time
and the amount of planning needed."
and the media are losing the culture war. The New York Times ran three pieces this week opposing the NFL's new
policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem during games, or remain in the locker room if they won't. The
Times' liberal columnist David Leonhardt called the rule "unpatriotic" because it "reject[s] a basic American value."
(Making a statement about your special interest during a short patriotic song, you see, is exactly what the Founding Fathers
had in mind.) The paper's editorial board injected its favorite topic, race, writing that the NFL "capitulated to a
president who relishes demonizing black athletes." And in keeping with the Times' long tradition of publishing
conservative voices so long as their opinions are weak, the paper gave space to anti-Trump writer David French to denounce
"the conservative mob" for approving of the NFL's policy. By "conservative mob," French apparently means the large
majority of Americans who don't approve of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.
Russia-Facebook election 'scandal' is a whole lot of nothing. Some of the smart editors over at The New York
Times recently pulled together an interactive tool to help citizens better understand the depth of Russian infiltration into
American institutions during the 2016 election. "See Which Facebook Ads Russians Targeted to People Like You" the story
promises. And true to its word, readers are now able to pinpoint exactly how social media tricked them into voting for
you see something, say something (unless you see black). There has been a spate of articles recently about
white people calling the police against black people who were apparently doing nothing wrong, like sleeping in a
common room in Yale, attempting to urinate in Starbucks, shopping at Nordstrom Rack, and playing on a golf course. The
idea behind these articles is that white people are racist. [...] A few points to make about this: [#1] The liberal media
rarely report the whole story about these events. Specifically, they often exclude key facts, such as the suspicious behavior
that made people call the police. [#2] These stories are cherrypicked. We see the ones reported where the black
people have committed no crimes. There are never, ever stories of the times black people are arrested for crimes after
someone phones in a "suspicious person" report. What percentage of suspicious persons reports end up being valid?
The [New York] Times doesn't want to know; it just wants more stories of stereotypes. [#3] Liberals insist that citizens
be disarmed because the police will protect them. Now they are saying citizens shouldn't call the police.
New York Times Can't Even Keep Its Lies Straight. The reason The New York Times published its
"Crossfire Hurricane" puff-piece yesterday is obvious to those following along. Tireless investigators like Inspector
General Michael Horowitz and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes are hot on the trail of unprecedented
criminality by the Obama administration. Some careful observers have identified multiple conflicts within the Times
story, which was an obvious attempt by those implicated in the scandal to leak their way to a positive spin.
Times fails to deliver 200K papers because of plant outage. Hundreds of thousands of New York Times subscribers
didn't get their papers Friday morning, with the company blaming a power outage at its printing plant in Queens. The
snafu at the printing facility in College Point affected about 200,000 customers — nearly 40 percent of the Times'
circulation nationwide — "across the tri-state area," the company said. "Delivery in Manhattan and New York City
boroughs may be several hours late, with next-day deliveries in some cases" the Grey Lady told confused print subscribers in an
e-mail that many of them didn't receive until the afternoon.
York Times slams AWOL Pompeo, then learns he was rescuing Americans. As the New York Times was bashing Mike
Pompeo for being missing in action while President Trump tore up the Iran nuclear deal, it turned out the secretary of state
was busy rescuing three Americans who have been held captive in North Korea. In an apparent jab at the administration,
The Times' headline said, "At a Key Moment, Trump's Top Diplomat Is Again Thousands of Miles Away." The Times' story
noted that "Senior State Department officials were momentarily speechless on Tuesday when asked why Mr. Pompeo did not
delay his trip by a day to be in Washington during Mr. Trump's Iran deal announcement."
New York Times' Hatchet Job On Devin Nunes Is Riddled With Errors. Jason Zengerle publicly announced his
profile of Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., in today's [4/29/2018] New York Times Sunday Magazine with the snarky
tweet, "My latest for the @NYTmag on Devin Nunes, who's been propagating, not to mention falling for, conspiracy theories
since before the Deep State was even in a gleam in Donald Trump's eye." It's an accurate summation of the hit he
attempted to place on Nunes, the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). The only
problem is the case he attempts to make is riddled with errors and full of embarrassing and deliberate material omissions.
York Times Editorial Board Begs Justice Kennedy Not to Retire. Remember all those times during the Barack Obama
presidency when the New York Times begged Justice Anthony Kennedy to not retire from the Supreme Court? No?
Well, that's probably because it never happened. However, now that Donald Trump is president, the Times is begging
Kennedy, considered to be a swing vote, to remain on the High Court bench.
Parallel Universe of the New York Times. It had long been my opinion that the writers and editors of the New
York Times and, by extension, their readers live on a different planet — the planet where a martini costs
$20. But, upon perusal of the Sunday Review section, I see that I was wrong. They do not live on another
planet. They live in another cosmos — a universe with different physics, different mathematics, different
scientific constants, and different laws of nature.
New York Times Best-Seller List: My Response to the Times' Response. [Scroll down] Of course, in
order to assume The New York Times is unbiased when it comes to conservative and religious books, one has to assume The Times
is unbiased when reporting on other conservative and religious matters. And it isn't. But even if one does
believe The Times has no ideological agenda, its best-seller list is still the most inaccurate of all major best-seller
lists. That's why none of The Times' tweets contradicted anything I wrote. Instead The Times did what progressive
institutions and individuals routinely do when differed with: attacked the individual.
New York Times Best-Seller List: Another Reason Americans Don't Trust The Media. About half the American
people do not believe the mainstream media tell the truth. They believe the media are more interested in promoting
their left-wing views than reporting the truth. [...] In order to think it is mere coincidence, you have to believe The New
York Times more than reality itself, which about half the country seems to. While The Times occasionally lists
conservative books and, very rarely, religious books, after comparing the list and the BookScan list, the Observer concluded
in 2016: "If you happen to work for The New York Times and have a book out, your book is more likely to stay on the list
longer and have a higher ranking than books not written by New York Times employees. ... If you happen to have written a
conservative-political-leaning book, you're more likely to be ranked lower and drop off the list faster than those books with
a more liberal political slant." In other words, The New York Times best-seller list is not a best-seller list —
which even The New York Times once acknowledged.
American Pravda Wins
Pulitzer. [Scroll down] The days of the New York Times as a reliable, salient, or sane source of
news have passed. It exists now as an ideological apparatus of the progressive state, shilling for the hard-Left and
the bureaucrats who pander to them. It is least of all doing good work for the public. A look back at one of
their worst propaganda pieces in recent history is instructive, not only on the sad state of the New York Times, but
mass media overall.
tie between journalism and reality. The New York Times bragged that it shared a Pulitzer with the Washington
Post "for coverage that unearthed possible ties between Russia and President Trump's inner circle." By unearthed they
mean published Bobby Mueller's leaks designed to coerce innocent men to plea bargain to crimes they did not commit. [...]
Giving Pulitzers to partisans for publishing Democratic Party lies sets a new standard for American journalism.
Trees Are Not People Too. For a newspaper that prides itself on its supposed devotion to science and rationality,
the New York Times sure does publish a lot of tripe anthropomorphizing plants. For example, there was that professor who
appeared in the Sunday Opinion section arguing that "peas are a who," and that humans should only eat fruit and vegetables from
perennials that we harvest "as a gift of vegetal being." Then there was the Times' science columnist (!!) Natalie Angier
claiming the plants "are the ethical autotrophs" because they don't kill to stay alive. (Well, there are those Venus
flytraps, but never mind.) Now in the Book Review, novelist Barbara Kingsolver seriously asserts in her review of a
novel in which trees are characters, that they are people too.
The Media's War On
Freedom Of The Press. In '08, the New York Times published an op-ed by Obama, but rejected McCain's response.
It just published an editorial titled, "Watch Out, Ted Cruz. Beto is Coming" which appears to have no purpose other than to help
Beto O'Rourke raise money from New York Times readers. [...] "In one instance, The Enquirer bought but did not publish a story
about an alleged extramarital relationship years earlier with the presidential candidate," the Times sniffs. It's not
unprecedented for a paper to have damaging material about a politician without publishing it. Just ask the Los Angeles Times
about the vault they're keeping Obama's Khalidi tape in. Or ask the Washington Post about its embargo of the photo of
Obama posing with Nation of Islam hate group leader Louis Farrakhan at a CBC event.
Prints Op-Ed Defending Teddy Kennedy For Leaving A Woman To Drown. On Friday, The New York Times did its level
best to defend the bloated corpse of Senator Teddy Kennedy (D-MA), one of the worst human beings ever to occupy a seat in the
Senate, from a recapitulation in film form of the night he left a woman to drown in a shallow river in Chappaquiddick.
The new movie Chappaquiddick ably tells the tale of how Teddy drove a car into the river with Mary Jo Kopechne, then
somehow escaped the vehicle and went to sleep, only telling the police about the incident the next day — and how the
Kennedy family worked with local authorities to cover up the crime and ensure that Kennedy never served a day in jail. But
in a truly stunning op-ed in The New York Times, Teddy biographer Neil Gabler says that Chappaquiddick is in fact too harsh
on Senator Kennedy — who is depicted in the film as confused and remorseful throughout the situation, and a victim of
his family's predations as well as his own weakness.
of Bigotries; All Is Bigotry. Anyway Ferguson recently convened a conference at Stanford's Hoover Institution,
a conservative think tank. No one much cared about what was discussed and debated. For those who believe in
diversity uber alles, a conference on history and public policy must be judged by the number of representatives from
different oppressed groups. [...] The New York Times was appalled at the lack of diversity. It blared out the shrill
headline... there were no women at the conference. Which means, to Times readers, that the whole thing was an exercise
in bigotry. You need not know anything else.
real reason behind Sessions' special counsel decision. Newspaper and television headlines are blunt instruments
that leave little room for nuance. Throw in the anti-Trump bias and it's no surprise that nearly all media followed the
same simplistic thinking to describe Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision on whether to appoint a second special
counsel. His answer was "no," the chorus declared, case closed. Par for its partisan course, The New York Times
twisted the knife, saying "Sessions Spurns GOP." Maybe, maybe not. The truth is that Sessions' decision is far more
complex than reports suggest.
Non-Partisan New York Times Helpfully Offers to Rewrite Second Amendment. It was about self defense against all
enemies foreign and domestic. It was about protecting yourself, your family, your friends, and your property against
tyrannical and/or abusive government. Sure, you will most likely lose. That's not the point. You are given
the chance to defend yourself. And, perhaps your comrades come to your aid. Perhaps a free press, tasked with
holding government accountable, would come to your aid. And, who would decide "responsible"? That's the part that kills
this whole mess. Perhaps we could rewrite the 1st to no longer include freedom of the press unless they use quill pens
and the same type of printing presses and delivery methods (foot and horses) available at the time the Bill of Rights was passed.
Oh, and I wonder if the NY Times has given up its own armed security.
Do 5 Million Americans Really
Live in Third World Poverty? Nobel Prize-winning economist Angus Deaton recently published an op-ed in the New York Times
titled "The U.S. Can No Longer Hide from Its Deep Poverty Problem." Deaton asserted that 5.3 million Americans (or 1.7 percent
of the population) live on less than $4 per day and "are as destitute as the world's poorest people. ... [Their] suffering, through material
poverty and poor health, is as bad [as] or worse than that of the people in Africa or in Asia." But measurements of poverty and deep
poverty based on income are seriously flawed, because U.S. government income surveys:
• omit or severely undercount most of the $1.1 trillion that the government spends on means-tested welfare assistance
• omit or undercount off-the-books earnings, which are prevalent in low-income communities;
• omit the incomes of cohabiting partners and parents; and
• ignore assets acquired in prior periods.
The omission and undercounting of welfare aid is particularly troubling. For example, in 2016, federal, state, and local
governments spent $223 billion on cash, food, and housing benefits for low-income families with children, an amount three times
that needed to eliminate all official poverty and ten times that needed to wipe out deep poverty among them. But the Census
Bureau's income surveys counted only $7.6 billion of this spending for purposes of assessing poverty or deep poverty.
York Times Columnist Warns Of Climate Change While On Company's Global Private Jet Tour. New York Times
columnist Nicholas Kristof is warning, yet again, about the perils of climate change and the need to be good stewards of the
environment. This time, however, Kristof is not writing from the Manhattan offices of the "old grey lady" because he's
in the middle of a New York Times-sponsored around-the-world private jet tour that costs $135,000 per person. Kristof's
column, entitled, "A Parable of Self-Destruction," was written on Easter Island off the coast of South America. It
tells the story of how the island became uninhabited due to deforestation and unsustainable practices by the natives.
"That brings us to climate change, to the chemical processes we are now triggering whose outcomes we cant fully predict,"
Kristof wrote after recounting what is alleged to have happened to the natives. "The consequences may be a transformed
planet with rising waters and hotter weather, dying coral reefs and more acidic oceans. We fear for the ocean food
chain and worry about feedback loops that will irreversibly accelerate this process, yet still we act like Easter Islanders
hacking down their trees."
of Credibility In Mainstream Press Puts Burden on Readers. Take, for example, the New York Times news article
reporting on President Trump's decision to hire Lawrence Kudlow as chairman of the National Economic Council. It devoted
three paragraphs to a poll that "found support dipping slightly for Mr. Trump's signature tax law: 49 percent
of respondents approved of the bill, down from 51 percent in February." Given that the poll's margin of sampling error was
1.5%, the idea that a two percentage point move either way is newsworthy is questionable. If the poll had moved two
percentage points in the other direction and President Trump tweeted triumphantly about it, you can bet that Times
"fact-checkers" would have been all over his case about being statistically illiterate.
Obama Comfort Doll Isn't the Worst of it. I'm a day late with this, so you likely have already seen it:
Jill Abramson, former Executive Editor of the New York Times, told the Guardian that she keeps a Barack Obama doll in her
purse and calls on it for comfort in the distressing Age of Trump: [...] But the rest of Abramson's column strikes me as more
significant. Why? Because she makes no pretense of being anything other than a Democratic Party operative.
Writing for the Guardian's far-left audience, she is among friends. Any pretense of objectivity is gone.
York Times mocked over reminder why Louis Farrakhan is back in news. When the paper tweeted a link to its story
with the headline asking why Farrakhan was back in the news, Free Beacon reporter Alex Griswold responded, "Because we had to
shame you into covering a major story, basically." Another user replied, "Imagine their headline if the GOP was holding
strategy sessions w/David Duke. The media is purposely not covering this story because they don't want to hurt
Democrats midterm chances. It's obvious and pathetic!" One reader responded: "That is easy. He is a
racist religious bigot who is being embraced by people who claimed to be against both those things," and another added, "If
other publications had not forced the issue, your silence about this racist and his ties to the Democratic Party would have
continued." "Better is why the racist New York Times doesn't treat liberal racists like Farrakhan the same as it does
anyone that opposes open borders as racist? Racial double standards are racism," one reader fired back.
York Times issues embarrassing correction after botching story attacking Trump's tax plan. The New York Times
issued an embarrassing correction after a report that attacked President Donald Trump's recently passed tax plan got the
numbers about as wrong as could be. The lengthy Feb. 23 feature, headlined, "Get to Know the New Tax Code While Filling
Out This Year's 1040," sought to detail how Trump's tax plan would hurt middle-class families. A hypothetical couple —
christened Sam and Felicity Taxpayer — would see their tax bill rise by nearly $4,000, according to the story. Then
came the correction saying the family would actually see taxes go down.
the News That's Fit for Our Readers' Sensitivities. The ejection of a slightly unconventional leftist from the
opinion pages is the latest in a series of incidents that might give pause to the [New York] Times's less excitable
readers. You would think [Quinn] Norton's bisexuality, anarchism, pacifism, vegetarianism, and anti-prison activism
would place her only slightly to the left of most people who take the Times as their daily meat. Indeed, her
anxiety over ethical food should have been enough to seal the deal all by itself. But there were blemishes on her
leftism, and Times readers quickly discovered them.
New York Times publishes a politically biased and inaccurate 'fact check' of Trump's gun remarks. Fact checks
by the media ought to be factual. The New York Times failed to do this with an error-filled piece that incorrectly
claims President Trump "peppered his remarks with inaccurate facts about mass shootings and gun policy" Wednesday in a
meeting with members of Congress. I have a bit of a personal stake in this, as President Trump was using arguments that
I have been making for many years in my earlier academic research at universities on gun control laws and public safety and
in my role as founder and president of the Crime Prevention Research Center. By any objective standard, truth in
labeling would show that the Times article by Linda Qui is not a fact check at all, but simply a political attack on
President Trump, with no attempt to understand the arguments he is making.
York Times Attempts To Provide Cover for McCabe Motive Outlined in Pending IG Report. The New York Times (Matt
Appuzzo & Adam Goldman) published an article yesterday citing a pending DOJ Inspector General Horowitz report that points the
finger at former Asst. FBI Director Andrew McCabe for leaking information to the media. Citing four people
familiar with the IG inquiry, the motive for the New York Times is transparent. The "small group" of DOJ/FBI officials
are trying to head-off the disturbing aspect to the IG outline and spin a false narrative. However, our earlier
research into the text messaging of Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, in combination with the leak in question to former Wall
Street Journal reporter Devlin Barrett, allows us to see through the narrative.
New York Times makes plans for weekly TV program. The New York Times has conquered the podcasting world with
"The Daily." Now it wants to crack television with a weekly news program. The Times is seeking an executive producer
for the series, according to a job listing. And The Times is holding talks with streaming services and premium cable
channels about a potential distribution deal, according to Sam Dolnick, the assistant managing editor who is overseeing new
digital initiatives at the news outlet.
and Explosions at the New York Times. Leading the country's most closely observed Opinion page is an unfathomably
complex job, largely because of two interrelated factors: the outrage culture of the Internet in general, and Donald
Trump in particular. For the Times, this conundrum often reduces to the question of how hospitable the op-eds should
be to illiberal and sometimes unscientific positions — where do facts end and values begin?
snookered press at Pyeongchang. When Kim Jong-un dispatched his crack propaganda team to Pyeongchang (and not
P.F. Chang, the Chinese restaurant chain, as reported by NBC News) to cover the Winter Olympics, he couldn't have imagined
that the American media in town would have been so easy to con. It was so easy, in fact, that a girl could do it, and
she did. "If 'diplomatic dance' were an event at the Winter Olympics," CNN reported with gasps of breathless wonder,
"Kim Jong-un's younger sister would be favored to win the gold." "Without a word, and only flashing smiles," observed
The New York Times, "Kim Jong-un's sister outflanked Vice President Mike Pence in diplomacy."
Nunes Memo and the Death of American Journalism. Charlie Savage is a clever guy. The New York
Times reporter managed to get a full-fledged editorial into the news section of his paper when the controversial Nunes
memo was released on Friday. He did it through a journalistic device that is likely to be more widely used in the
future as standards of objectivity and fairness continue to wither: an "annotated" version of the original document.
Keep calm and
Comey on. CNN, USA Today, the Daily Caller, Judicial Watch and other outlets brought a Freedom of Information
Act lawsuit against the FBI to obtain copies of the memos former FBI Director James Comey wrote to document his conversations
with President Trump. Comey, you may recall, strategically leaked a memo or two to his friend Daniel Richman, a
professor at Columbia Law School, under orders to leak the contents to the New York Times. When President Trump fired
Comey, Comey sought the appointment of Special Counsel to remove Trump from office. And not just any Special
Counsel — Comey desired the appointment of his friend Robert Mueller. Richman followed orders. He
called the Times. He read parts of one or more of the memos to the Times. The Times published a page-one story by
Michael Schmidt with Comey's account. The appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel ensued.
Publishing the Pentagon Papers to Suppressing the Nunes Memo. In the New York Times, retrospectives on the
Pentagon Papers will often appear, invariably portraying government officials as self-interested crooks or boobs and concluding
with a windy quote or two from Hugo Black about the supreme importance of publication. Don't let "national security" or other
stated government interests trump the people's right to know about government misdeeds — that's the upshot of these pieces.
But that's the argument the Times is using against the Nunes memo. It quotes very piously and uncritically the "grave
concerns" of FBI officials who argue "not to publish."
Now Believe the New York Times Is a "White Supremacist," "Nazi" Paper. On Saturday [1/27/2018], Ross Douthat
published a column for the New York Times arguing that White House Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller should be included in
negotiations about immigration policy because he represents the opinions of tens of millions of Americans. Somewhat
predictably, the Times's liberal readership was none too pleased by the idea that proponents of increased restrictions on
legal immigration would be given a seat at the table alongside proponents of amnesty, and many took to Twitter to express
their displeasure. Some more unhinged commenters labeled the Times a "white supremacist paper," while others were
content with simply suggesting that Douthat is a racist.
Times Gets the Facts Wrong on Land Mines. According to the Times, 8,605 people were injured or killed in 2016 by land mines
and "other booby-trap explosives." Well, 8,605 is the ICBL's headline figure, no doubt about that. But were all those
people actually injured or killed by land mines? Absolutely not. If you turn to page 57 of the ICBL's report, you'll
find that only 732 people were injured or killed by an anti-personnel land mine, another 495 by an anti-vehicle mine, and another 538 by
an "unspecified" mine. That's 1,765 people, not 8,605. The Times says that casualties to land mines are rising. But
the ICBL's report says that in 2015, 2,002 people were injured or killed by these kinds of mines. So casualties are actually
down by 237, not up.
Do Liberals Flunk Science? Let Us Count the Ways. Last year, The New York Times went as far as to blame
evangelicals for our "post-truth society." The New York Times lamenting a "post-truth society" is like Satan complaining
about sin. Few organizations or individuals in the history of humanity have waged a more enthusiastic war on the truth
than has "the newspaper of record."
Times: It's So Cold Because You Drove A Fossil Fueled Vehicle. That, and your use of a hair dryer, ice
maker in the fridge, the fridge itself, air conditioning and heating, washing and drying your clothes with machines, wearing
clothes that you didn't make yourself or buy from local manufacture, eating meat, not growing your own veggies, owning a gun,
and so much more.
Will the Persian Renaissance
Return Now That Obama's Gone? Way back when I worked as a columnist for The New York Sun, (2007) I kept getting
a call from a mysterious man who insisted on meeting me in person. He told me I was referred by a writer who writes for
the New York Times and that he wanted to give me an important story. I checked out the writer who confirmed that she
felt the Sun would be a better fit — in other words, this was not something the Times would be interested in but
she thought it was worth exploring. Actually the truth was the NY Times wasn't interested in any story that deviated
from its liberal mantra.
the Dossier Scandal Looms, the New York Times Struggles to Save Its Collusion Tale. [Scroll down] What's
going on here? Well, it turns out the Page angle and thus the collusion narrative itself is beset by an Obama-administration
scandal: Slowly but surely, it has emerged that the Justice Department and FBI very likely targeted Page because of the Steele
dossier, a Clinton-campaign opposition-research screed disguised as intelligence reporting. Increasingly, it appears that the
Bureau failed to verify Steele's allegations before the DOJ used some of them to bolster an application for a spying warrant from
the FISA court (i.e., the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court).
Renamed: AlwaysDemocrats. Former Cabinet secretary in the Reagan administration Bill Bennett believes
that Donald Trump is more conservative than Ronald Reagan and that his Cabinet selections are, too. That's quite the
endorsement from someone who was part of the Reagan revolution — not some conservative pundit saying this, but a
true Reaganite. One NeverTrump speaking out is Bret Stephens, one of the token "conservative" columnists at the New
York Times. He's not to be confused with the other "conservative," David Brooks, who predicted great things of the
Obama presidency based on the crease in Obama's pants.
The Times Diversion.
In collusion news today, the New York Times has devoted six reporters to producing the "news" that the previously obscure
Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos lies at the heart of the putative case. [...] I think the story is ludicrous on its
face. The Times has served as a prime purveyor of the Trump/Russia hysteria. Yet reality has deflated it.
Now the Times returns to pump it up. The names have changed, but the song remains the same.
DOJ and FBI Desperation: New York Times Attempts "Trump Operation" Justification. Immediately following
confirmation by Senator Lindsey Graham about the origin of the 2016 FBI Counterintelligence Operation against candidate
Donald Trump, The New York Times, via Clinton's favorite voice Maggie Haberman, pushes out an article attempting to cloud,
obfuscate and justify the joint FBI and DOJ surveillance operation against Trump. [...] The timing, content and presentation
of the disinformation is transparent in the intended motive. More and more people are recognizing the FBI application
to the FISA court was based on political information, the Steele Dossier, assembled by political operatives and used by
political operatives within the DOJ National Security Division and FBI Counterintelligence Division.
Drops Proof That NYTimes Colluded With Hillary Clinton. After the New York Times on Saturday [12/30/2017]
published a story headlined "Republican Attacks on Mueller and F.B.I. Open New Rift in G.O.P.," WikiLeaks couldn't stand it
anymore. In a late-night post on Twitter, WikiLeaks revealed that a Times reporter used to feed State Department email
updates of the stories the paper would be publishing DAYS before the stories appeared. At the time, Hillary Clinton was
the Secretary of State.
media has lots of love for terrorists. C'mon down, Akayed Ullah, the New York Port Authority bus terminal
suicide bomber from Bangladesh, this month's "diversity lottery" terrorist. In the underground corridor linking the bus
station to Times Square, the devout Muslim walked by any number of ads and billboards for assorted infidel products, until he
got to where he wanted to detonate his homemade pipe bomb full of nails. He set it off in front of a Christmas
poster. Needless to say, The New York Times has been swooning over this nice young man. The undocumented
immigrant got the traditional front-page sob story last week. He was a good boy, a very good boy. He had recently
returned to the Third World hellhole from which he came. It was a "lonely trip."
not to save a dying shopping mall. Only the writers and many of the readers of The New York Times, who know
nothing about running a real-world business, would think selling Indian popcorn and Amish fly-swatters is a viable recovery
strategy for a large retail establishment.
Times: Utterly Anonymous People Claim Trump Freaked Out About Immigrants. Back in 2016, the NY Times mad
a big change to their use of anonymous sources policies. They have to be bigly approved by high ranking editors for
things where the primary news element is based on anonymous sources. I guess Dean Baquet, Matt Purdy, and Phil Corbett
are rather busy, because it seems that everything is based on anonymous sources, which gives readers absolutely no ability to
verify the veracity of the story. [...] In fact, there is not one named person from that meeting who can back up any of these
assertions. There is no one who can provide verification. This is about as shoddy of journalism as it can
get. But, this is the era of Trump Derangement Syndrome, where everything is meant to be Trump Is Bad, the reverse of
what they did during Obama's years.
York Times Column Says Trump Is About To Stage A Coup. A New York Times contributor cranked the President
Donald Trump-hysteria-meter to 11 on Thursday when he wrote the president "and his allies seem on the verge of staging a coup
against independent institutions and the rule of law." In the column "The Real Coup Plot Is Trump's," New York Times
contributor and Harvard University lecturer Yascha Mounk warns readers about the upcoming assault on American democracy that
the president is plotting. Fox News host Jesse Watters recently claimed that in the midst of all the alleged bias
within the FBI, that "we have a coup on our hands in America." Mounk doesn't cite any evidence that Trump is preparing to
fire special counsel Robert Mueller — the president, after all, has said repeatedly that he doesn't intend to.
Thrush, Suspended Times Reporter, to Resume Work but Won't Cover White House. The New York Times said on
Wednesday that Glenn Thrush, one of the paper's most prominent political reporters, would remain suspended until late January
and then be removed from the team covering the White House after he faced allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior.
The decision came a month after the website Vox published a report that contained allegations from four female journalists of
inappropriate behavior by Mr. Thrush. After learning Vox planned to run its article, which was published on Nov. 20,
The Times began an investigation into Mr. Thrush's conduct. The inquiry was led by Charlotte Behrendt, a lawyer in the
Times newsroom, and involved interviews with more than 30 people in New York and Washington, both inside and outside The
Times, according to a person briefed on the process. Ms. Behrendt compiled a report with her findings that was
reviewed by Dean Baquet, the executive editor, and a group of top editors.
times New York Times writer Charles Blow belittled black Trump supporters. New York Times columnist Charles
Blow has a long history of criticizing Republicans, but he has been particularly hostile toward other blacks who have
supported President Trump and those who work in his administration. Here are 5 times Blow belittled and lashed out at
Trump supporters who are black: [...]
The Death Of Science
Journalism. [Scroll down] Consider the New York Times. Journalist Danny Hakim regularly lies
about GMOs and glyphosate, while others "teach the controversy." Still other journalists, like Eric Lipton, smear the
integrity of scientists, if they are thought to be pro-industry. Op-ed writer Nicholas Kristof goes on chemophobic
diatribes about scary chemicals. The NYT has touted the (non-existent) benefits of acupuncture. Writers Michael
Pollan and Mark Bittman promote thoroughly unscientific organic food, while the NYT's publisher's wife sits on the board of
Whole Foods. The paper then has the audacity to accuse actual scientists of conflicts of interest. Here's the
truly terrifying part: Those are just the transgressions of the New York Times. Name nearly any other media
outlet, and an equally long list could be produced.
Op-Ed: Maybe Franken Shouldn't Have Resigned. Activist Zephyr Teachout, who ran for governor in 2014 and
Congress in 2016 — she lost both times — is troubled by Sen. Al Franken's (D-MN) resignation.
Mind you, the Minnesota Democrat has not packed up his bags and left. He said he would resign in the near future.
It was one of the most soporific and non-introspective resignation speeches — and it wasn't just conservatives who
noted this. Some journalists noted that Franken never apologized for his actions. True. He also called his accusers
liars, which is also true. The man didn't want to go, possibly because he thought his party affiliation could save him, as it
did with William Jefferson Clinton.
How Much Does
the 'New York Times' Hate Donald Trump? The Times, the Washington Post and other media
enterprises have now devolved into fully partisan propaganda outlets. They're out, proud and unafraid —
and they're coming after everyone who disagrees with them by smearing their opponents as "racist."
Times Reports Obama Only Told 18 Falsehoods During Entire Presidency. A recent New York Times analysis
claims that over his eight years in office, former President Barack Obama only told 18 distinct lies. The Times
set out to compare the trustworthiness of Obama compared to President Donald Trump. "In his first 10 months in office,
[Trump] has told 103 separate untruths, many of them repeatedly. Obama told 18 over his entire eight-year tenure," the
piece reads. On the list are some of Obama's most well-known whoppers, including "If you like your health care plan,
you'll be able to keep your health care plan," and that he "didn't set a red line" on Syria's use of chemical weapons.
By contrast, fact-checker Politifact ruled that over the course of his presidency, Obama made 43 "false" statements and 48
"mostly false" statements. Politifact also identified 7 "pants on fire" statements, which are falsehoods that are "not
accurate and make a ridiculous claim."
Hate The New York Times. My hometown paper drives me crazy. I read The New York Times because it often
has good coverage. The newspaper pays to send reporters to dangerous places all around the world. This weekend,
the Times Magazine did a surprisingly fair profile of Sean Hannity, although they chose photos that make him look evil.
But mostly I read the Times because my neighbors read it, and I need to understand what they think. Sadly, many think
dumb things because most every day the Times runs deceitful, biased stories and headlines that mislead. Opinion columns
have license to do that, but these days, Times' smears extend to "news" stories.
York Times forced to heavily amend another supposed K.T. McFarland 'scoop'. The New York Times got ahead of
itself again with yet another supposedly hot scoop involving former deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland, the
Russians and the 2016 presidential election. The story, now titled "McFarland's Testimony About Russia Contacts Is
Questioned," reported originally that an email sent by the former Trump transition official indicated she lied to Congress
this summer when she was questioned about disgraced Gen. Michael Flynn's communications with the Russians. The
article has been heavily amended since publication so that it is now mostly innuendo. The initial references to the
emails have been removed, and the story now leans mostly on Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., who only questions whether
McFarland was forthright in her testimony.
Times Scales Back Free Articles to Get More Subscribers. The New York Times, seeking to amass more paid
subscriptions in an era of non-stop, must-read headlines, is halving the number of articles available for free each
month. Starting Friday [12/1/2017], most non-subscribers will only be able to read five articles rather than 10 before
they're asked to start paying. It's the first change to the paywall in five years. A basic Times subscription,
with unlimited access to the website and all news apps, is $15 every four weeks.
Opinion Page Encourages Readers to Call Senators to Defeat Tax Bill. On Wednesday [11/29/2017], The New York Times
editorial board and Twitter account arguably crossed a line into becoming a grassroots advocacy group, encouraging and providing both
readers and Twitter followers with phone numbers to call select Republican Senators in order to defeat the Republican tax plan.
This decision reeks of hypocrisy, considering the newspaper's fervent opposition to the Citizens United case, which my colleague Clay
Waters has written about here and here. Newspaper editorial boards state their support or opposition for legislation or policies
on a daily basis, but launching a campaign to call U.S. Senators? That's a far different matter.
Illegal Aliens At Courthouses Undermines Democracy Or Something. The New York Times gives César
Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, a tenured associate professor of law at the University of Denver, who is big
into protecting people who are unlawfully present in the United States, a platform to fear-monger. [...] Personally, I'm more
concerned with safeguarding our law enforcement folks over the feelings of illegal aliens. There is a much lower chance
that an illegal will be armed at a courthouse, versus getting them out in the streets, their homes, where they work, etc.
about Obamacare Premiums. It's wrong, of course, to revel in the misfortune of others. I nonetheless
laughed aloud when I read what the editors of the New York Times imagine is a heart-rending tale of several Obamacare
supporters who, having ignored years of conservative warnings about the inevitability of premium increases under Obamacare,
now lament the financial difficulties they face due to the high cost of health coverage. It would be easier to feel
sympathy for these people if they admitted they were wrong about the "Affordable Care Act." But progressives don't do
that. Instead, they blame President Trump and the GOP. The author of the piece takes us to that vortex of progressive
virtue, Charlottesville, Virginia, and attempts to tug on our heart strings with the stories of people like Sara Stovall.
to tell if the Washington Post has it right on Roy Moore. One might assume that libel law would provide an
incentive for the paper to get it right, especially when potential damages to a public figure are astronomical. One
would be wrong. The courts have held, as in the case of Sarah Palin, that a news outlet is not liable for libel unless
it is not only wrong, but guilty of "actual malice," which means that it published despite having substantial reasons to
believe the story false. Sloppy journalism, failure to investigate thoroughly, and the inherent improbability of a
story are insufficient for a plaintiff to win. In the Palin case, the district judge found for the New York Times even
though an editor had taken a draft that was factually correct and, without investigation, converted it into something both
erroneous and libelous.
Times Offers Well Thought Out Plan That Soaks Everyone. [Scroll down] Suddenly, the Democrats at the NY
Times are worried about debt. They never seem to wonder if perhaps Los Federales should spend less, and, get this,
spend wisely. Don't spend $500 on hammers (which tend to get lost quite a bit) when you can get a really good one for
less than a $100 on a Craftsman or Stanley with lifetime guarantees. Don't spend money on fish on treadmill
studies. Don't pay $2 million for a road that should cost $100,000 for real. And so forth. Regardless,
would this work? The point of the GOP plan is to attempt to keep companies in the United States, so that the money
stays here. And the jobs stay here.
The Red York Times.
Since this is back-to-school season, it's the perfect time to teach your children about faux journalism at the Fishwrap of
Record. As the publication's pretentious own new slogan asserts, "The truth is more important than ever." While
the Times hyperventilates about the dangers of President Trump's "art of fabrication" and "Russian collusion," this is the
same organization whose famed correspondent in Russia, Walter Duranty, won a Pulitzer Prize for spreading fake news denying
Joseph Stalin's Ukrainian genocide. An estimated 10 million men, women and children starved in the Stalin-engineered
silent massacre between 1932-1933, also known as the Holodomor. Stalin had implemented his "Five Year Plan" of
agricultural collectivization — confiscating land and livestock, evicting farmers, and imposing impossible grain
production quotas. At the peak of the famine, about 30,000 Ukrainian citizens a day were dying. Untold numbers
resorted to cannibalism. But you wouldn't know it if you perused all the phony ground reports filed by Duranty at the time.
Endless Accusations Cloud the
Truth. [Scroll down] I blame feminists and the media for this cloud of confusion, mostly because I hate feminists and the media,
but also because they do bear some of the blame. For instance, the New York Times, a former newspaper, now has a tip
line where you can complain about something sexual someone famous did to you back in the day. How is that not going to lead to
abuse? Liars will flock to it. And if someone calls up and complains about Barack Obama, and someone else calls up
and complains about Rush Limbaugh — which one do you think the Times will follow up on?
York Times' coverage of Mueller is peak liberal bias. A friend likens The New York Times to a 1960s adolescent
who refuses to grow up. In a perpetual state of outrage, it is a newspaper of college snowflakes who embrace all forms of
diversity except thought. It sees its liberal politics not as a point of view, but as received wisdom that cannot be
legitimately disputed. The fixation on conformity reached a new low last week when the paper rolled out a coordinated
attack on those of us who believe special counsel Robert Mueller ought to resign. I say coordinated because the
newsroom and the opinion page produced similar pieces on the same day, showing again how Executive Editor Dean Baquet has
erased the barrier between news and opinion and turned every page into an opinion page.
Times Promotes Antifa-Communist Coup Effort Against Trump for Nov. 4. The New York Times, of course, knows — even if
many of its readers do not — that Refuse Fascism is a front group founded and run by the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), a violent
Marxist-Leninist group that idolizes China's Communist mass-murderer Mao Zedong. Which makes the Refuse Fascism appeal to "humanity"
doubly ludicrous and doubly offensive. [...] Why is the New York Times helping a known communist group — one with both a long
history of violence as well as recent involvement in riots, sedition, and other criminal acts — promote havoc and the overthrow of a
validly elected president of the United States? It's no secret that the New York Times has been pro-communist for over a
century. From covering up Stalin's genocide of millions of Ukrainians to helping make Fidel Castro the dictator of Cuba, to
glorifying Mao Zedong, to romanticizing communist Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers — and much, much more, the Times
has been foremost among media organizations promoting communism worldwide.
the news that's fit to overthrow the Republic. Ask yourself: during the prior administration, would the [New York]
Times have printed an ad by an extremist group on the right calling for protesters to "end the nightmare" and proclaiming that "the
Obama-Biden regime must go"? And if it had printed such an ad, what do you think would have happened next? By the way,
just who exactly sees Trump's agenda to make America safe, strong, prosperous, and great again as a nightmare? Isn't this what
everyone wants? On second thought, perhaps it's a nightmare to people who want America to be unsafe, weak, poor, and in the
tank — i.e., people who hate this country and want to take it down. And the ad isn't just about Trump. It reads:
"The Trump/Pence regime must go!" Wait a minute. This isn't a third-world country where we have a dictatorship and can
oust it only by force. If and when people are unhappy with our leaders, we vote them out of office.
More Fake News From the New York
Times. The New York Times had two veteran reporters working overtime on Friday night after the representative
of a respected conservative publication testified before the House Intelligence Committee. Literally. The piece by
Kenneth P. Vogel and Maggie Haberman was posted at 7:32 pm on Friday night [10/27/2017]. It's brief and
breathless. And embarrassingly dishonest. The Times is practiced to deceive. It contorts language
and chronology to present information in a way so as to not inform, to misinform.
Reporter: Clinton Campaign Lawyer Lied To Me About Dossier Funding. On the heels of an explosive report
alleging that the Hillary Clinton campaign helped pay for that infamous Trump-Russia dossier [...] two New York Times
reporters have publicly accused Clinton's campaign lawyer, Marc Elias, of lying to them about funding the research. The
report published by the The Washington Post on Tuesday [10/24/2017] revealed that Elias' law firm hired opposition
research firm Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Produces Witnesses to Back Up Claim New York Times Killed 2004 Weinstein Exposé. TheWrap's Sharon Waxman has
found witnesses to back up her claim that the left-wing New York Times killed a 2004 story that exposed producer Harvey
Weinstein's alleged sexual predations. Just hours after the Weinstein scandal went nuclear earlier this month, Waxman
revealed that way back in 2004, while working as a reporter for the Times, she nailed down a story about how Fabrizio
Lombardo, the head of Miramax in London, had zero film experience and that his real job was to procure women for Weinstein.
Editor Caught On Tape Admitting Attempting To Sway Voters Against Trump. We all know The New York Times is so
biased against the right that coming to the paper's defense is next to impossible nowadays, but thanks to a new video from
Project Veritas we now have a bonfire to go with all that black smoke billowing from the publication. Undercover
Veritas cameras caught NYT Senior Staff Editor Desiree Shoe expressing her disdain for not only President Donald Trump but
Vice-President Mike Pence, mostly because he's religious. During the sting, Shoe admitted to sensationalizing the front
page in order to convince people not to vote for Trump and Pence during the 2016 election.
found the worst take on the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Behold: New York Times opinion columnist Michelle
Goldberg, who wrote this week, "The movie business is corrupt, depraved and iniquitous — and still morally
superior to the Republican Party under Trump." Impressive. She identified a bad thing, and then identified a second
bad thing so as to mitigate the sins of the first. We didn't think we'd see someone from the Times downplay the
Hollywood scandal this soon, yet here we are.
O'Keefe video has New York Times management reeling. Hats off to James O'Keefe and Project Veritas for another
video that is rocking a major progressive institution to its foundations. This time, it is not Planned Parenthood
executives selling baby body parts, but rather Nicholas Dudich, an unhinged editor at the New York Times (the video labels it
"American Pravda") boasting about his ability to get biased coverage published.
York Times Memo: Reporters Must Have 'Neutrality and Fairness' on Social Media. The New York Times
on Friday [10/13/2017] released new social media guidelines for its reporters, requiring them to avoid any actions that would
lead to perceptions of bias or otherwise damage the paper's reputation. The new guidelines apply to all social media
platforms, public and private, and include stipulations about political objectivity, sharing stories in a one-sided manner,
joining partisan groups, and more. The memo states that it only adds further detail to the policy that reporters do not
damage the paper's credibility. "If our journalists are perceived as biased or if they engage in editorializing on
social media, that can undercut the credibility of the entire newsroom," the memo reads.
'journalist' brags about leftist bias in O'Keefe video. James O'Keefe's Project Veritas has released a new
video exposing the blatant liberal bias at the New York Times, the first part in a new series. Caught on hidden camera,
New York Times audience strategy editor Nick Dudich makes several startling admissions, including his previous work for both
the Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama presidential campaigns and his pretense at objectivity. He says he works for the
Times because he's not objective. Dudich claims to be an important figure at the paper. He told the
undercover Veritas journalist that "my voice is on ... my imprint is on every video we do." When asked about being a
neutral, objective journalist at the Times, Dudich explicitly states, "No, I'm not, that's why I'm here." His admission
seems to violate the journalistic code of ethics the Times claims to uphold.
Weinstein is not the nastiest thing going on in Hollywood. As more (and more) revelations come out about
slimeball and (alleged) serial rapist Harvey Weinstein, there is a more sinister conspiracy still hidden in the Hollywood
hills: pedophilia. It seems that, for a decade and more, courage was in short supply in Hollywood, as dozens (maybe
hundreds) of people knew of Harvey's predilections (for starlets) and did absolutely nothing. It has now been reported
that as far back as 2004, the N.Y. Times was aware of at least some of the extent of Harvey Weinstein's sexual abuse and,
one suspects for political reasons, decided to spike a story that would have exposed and possibly put a stop to his deviancy.
How many women were sexually assaulted or even raped between 2004 and today? It's been reported that Matt Damon and Russell
Crowe were part of a group that pressured the Times not to report on these salacious activities. Are they, in part, culpable
for subsequent assaults? How about all of the dozens of Miramax employees and others who sent young women to Harvey to be
exploited and abused? Sadly, Harvey Weinstein's act isn't the darkest in Hollywood's repertoire — at least that
we know of. As has been reported, the women Harvey sexually abused were adults. But did Harvey rape or sexually abuse
election would have shelved Weinstein story. Amanda Carpenter threw cold water on the media feeding frenzy over
the revelation that for decades Harvey Weinstein preyed on women in Hollywood. She pointed out that if we elected
Hillary president, he would be home free. The New York Times would have protected him just as it did in 2004 when
Sharon Waxman tried to break the news. But Trump is president, and Weinstein is expendable. So the Times dusted
off a 13-year-old story and poof, he is gone. Hooray for the Times, right? Well, except for the part where he
continued to victimize women for 13 years.
Editor Claims To Be Former Antifa Member, Brags About Anti-Trump Bias. A new undercover video shows New York
Times audience strategy editor Nick Dudich bragging about his anti-Trump bias and his history as a former antifa member.
Conservative activist group Project Veritas released the video on Tuesday, showing Dudich joking about being objective, before
saying: "No, I'm not. That's why I'm here." Dudich emphasized his influence within the Times newsroom, saying
that his "imprint is on every video we do." The editor also claimed to be a former antifa member who frequently assaulted
alleged neo-Nazis. "Yeah, I used to be an antifa punk once upon a time," Dudich says, referring to the militant far-left
movement that has repeatedly attacked conservatives and Trump supporters.
The New York Times says... Repeal the Second
Amendment. Repealing the Amendment may seem like political Mission Impossible today, but in the era of same-sex
marriage it's worth recalling that most great causes begin as improbable ones. Gun ownership should never be outlawed,
just as it isn't outlawed in Britain or Australia. But it doesn't need a blanket Constitutional protection, either.
Falsely Reports Trump Admin Blocked Puerto Ricans From Using Food Stamps for Hot Meals. The New York
Times falsely reported earlier this week that the Trump administration was blocking food stamp recipients in
hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico from using the federal subsistence to eat hot meals. On Tuesday [10/3/2017], the
Times reported Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló complained, "the federal government had denied a request to
allow hurricane victims in Puerto Rico who use food stamps to redeem them at fast-food restaurants and other places that
serve prepared hot meals." "He [Rosselló] said he was pursuing the issue with federal officials and was hoping the
waiver would come soon," the Times reported. But after the piece had already been up for 24 hours, it was
updated to admit the claim was inaccurate.
Mr. Krugman, There is Not a Cholera Outbreak in Puerto Rico. Yesterday [9/30/2-17], liberal pundit and
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman incorrectly tweeted that cholera, a deadly bacterial disease caused by
unsanitary water, had resurfaced in Puerto Rico. [...] Then moments later, he corrected himself with a follow up tweet.
[...] You will notice his fake news has amassed thousands of retweets and favorites, while his correction has not.
New York Times Has a Communism Fetish. Communism had some good parts, and the New York Times is on
it. Pegged to the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the nation's paper of record is running a series called
Red Century, revisiting the "history and legacy of Communism." That's actually a pretty good idea: It's certainly worth
analyzing and commemorating a murderous ideology that resulted in the deaths of tens of millions of people over the course of
the 20th century. Many of the pieces are interesting and rigorous. Yet, in some of them, there's a strange
attempt to rehabilitate various aspects of Communism. Here's the tell: The pieces pay lip service to the
Communists' depravity, before repairing to a "for all its flaws" or "to be sure" construction. It's as if the
Times is attempting to rehabilitate the posthumous reputation of its staffer Walter Duranty, who infamously denied
Stalin's starvation of the Ukrainians when he served as the paper's Moscow bureau chief in the 1930s.
New York Times' Is Working Overtime to Rehab Communism and Socialism in 2017. The New York Times has long been
known for having a fondness for all things politically left, but the Grey Lady has developed a real soft spot for communist
and/or socialist nostalgia this year. The paper has been running a series called Red Century, which doesn't so much
just look at the history of communism as give apologists a very large platform to extol its virtues.
York Times Employees Walk Out As Layoffs Loom. The only thing better than watching the New York Times meltdown
inside and out as they are now is for them to go completely belly up. A bunch of overpaid, privileged hacks staged a
walk out of the New York Times to show "solidarity" with each other as more big layoff at the failed left wing propaganda
newspaper loom. If you want to have a discussion about "White privilege" then this is it.
Pesticide Exposé Only Exposes Foolish Reporting. Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency
rejected a petition from two environmental activist groups to ban the longtime, widely-used pesticide chlorpyrifos.
Last week, the New York Times published an ostensible exposé on that decision by reporter Eric Lipton, but
despite a lot of dark hints, the story exposes nothing new or noteworthy about the Trump Administration's decision. The
Environmental Protection Agency decision, announced by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt last March, was wise, as I detail
[elsewhere]. Nonetheless, Lipton maintains that emails the Times obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request
show that the Trump EPA consulted with "the farm industry" in making this decision, as if that's a shocking revelation.
Bolton Reveals 'One-Sided' Questions NYT Reporter Sent Him for North Korea Story. Former U.S. Ambassador to the
United Nations John Bolton on Friday [9/8/2017] published a set of questions he described as biased and "one-sided" that a
New York Times reporter sent him after he indicated that he supports using military force against North Korea. [...]
Bolton published the email's contents in an article for National Review, writing that the questions were "utterly
one-sided, simplistic, incorporate factually incorrect assertions, and signal that the story is all but written."
Accepts Full-Page Anti-Trump Ad from Venezuelan Despots. Ben Kew at Breitbart reported The New York Times ran
an full-page advertisement on Wednesday paid for by Venezuela's socialist regime, claiming President Donald Trump seeks to
"manufacture a political crisis" in the country. Venezuela's economy is a basket case, with dramatic shortages that led
to protests and violence. The United Nations reported "mounting levels of repression of political dissent by national
security forces" and increasing persecution of the socialist government's opponents. Trump didn't "manufacture"
that. The Times is publishing fake news as an ad.
energy fact: It takes 79 solar workers to produce same amount of electric power as one coal worker. In an
April 25 New York Times article ("Today's Energy Jobs Are in Solar, Not Coal") reporter Nadja Popovich wrote that
"Last year, the solar industry employed many more Americans [373,807] than coal [160,119], while wind power topped 100,000
jobs." Those energy employment figures are based on a Department of Energy report released earlier this year that
provides the most complete analysis available of employment in the energy economy. But simply reporting rather
enthusiastically (see the NYT headline again) that the solar industry employs lots of Americans, more than twice as many as
the number of coal miners and utility workers at electric power plants using coal, is only telling a small part of the story.
needs to come clean on wiretap headline. The Justice Department announced this week that there was no evidence
that Trump Tower was wiretapped, as President Trump alleged. OK, that almost settles the issue. I'm still waiting
for the New York Times — the self-proclaimed "paper of record" — to explain its Jan. 20 front page
story that had the headline "Wiretapped Data Used in Inquiry of Trump Aides." Times reporters were already embarrassed
when former FBI director James Comey testified before Congress that one of the paper's major stories was dead wrong.
Times Knocks Down Hurricane Irma Is Climate Change Stories. An early shot from the NY Times, which somehow made
it through Climate Justice Warrior editorial review. Of course, we'll be sure to see many stories from the NY Times
in future days blaming 'climate change' for Irma, because that's what they do[.]
New York Times shot heard 'round the publishing world. Regnery, the nation's premier publisher of conservative
books, has cut ties with The New York Times over long-simmering allegations the newspaper took a decided left-leaning slant
in picking which books to feature on its best-seller lists. [...] Going forward, Regnery will rely on Publishers Weekly lists
to determine best-seller status, and will no longer allow authors to self-identify with The New York Times list, or
distribute bonuses based on the newspaper's determinations.
refuses to call a Democrat on trial a Democrat. Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey will stand trial for
bribery, and the New York Times feels obligated to cover the courtroom drama. But the Times childishly refuses to call
Democrat Menendez a Democrat.
So Fast, Why Palin Could Win on Appeal Against The New York Times. Two reasons Palin may win on appeal.
First, the Judge appears to contradict himself on a critical issue of law. Second, the Judge appears to engage in
weighing the evidence, rather than interpreting the evidence in every means favorable to Palin, often denying her the benefit
of the doubt while repeatedly extending it to The New York Times, the behemoth newspaper who could do a lot more damage to a
judge's reputation than public figure Palin. (Fair, or unfair, more than a few counsel believe the New York Times enjoys an
unfair advantage in its backyard because of its power to publicize adverse information about the judges in its backyard.
The courts protect the press taking on the powerful, but: Who really is the "powerful": Palin or the Times?)
The Judge, a rightly well respected intellectual jurist with a pragmatic streak, gets several big items correct: some
legal commentators and Times' defenders thought a slightly vague opinion statement about someone else's intent and mental
state was sufficiently a statement of "opinion" immune from defamation liability. The Judge corrects that quickly and
conclusively: the statements made by the Times were statements that a jury could factually find false, and are subject
to defamation liability, regardless of their relative vagueness, their comments on another's state of mind, and their
statements constituting opinion statements in an editorial.
Dismisses Sarah Palin's Lawsuit Against New York Times. A federal judge has dismissed Sarah Palin's defamation
lawsuit against The New York Times for publishing an editorial linking her to the shooting of former Arizona Rep. Gabby
Giffords. In an opinion filed in the U.S. District Court of Southern New York on Tuesday [8/29/2017], Judge Jed Rakoff said
that while The Times did not defame Palin because the newspaper "very rapidly corrected" the inaccurate parts of the editorial,
which was published in response to a left-wing activist shooting Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice for
the annual Congressional baseball game. In the original version of the piece, The Times asserted that Jared Loughner was
motivated to shoot up a Giffords political event in Tucson because of a political ad published by a political action committee
Red York Times — First In Fake News. Since this is back-to-school season, it's the perfect time to
teach your children about faux journalism at the Fishwrap of Record. As the publication's pretentious own new slogan
asserts, "The truth is more important than ever." While the Times hyperventilates about the dangers of President Trump's
"art of fabrication" and "Russian collusion," this is the same organization whose famed correspondent in Russia, Walter Duranty,
won a Pulitzer Prize for spreading fake news denying Joseph Stalin's Ukrainian genocide. An estimated 10 million
men, women and children starved in the Stalin-engineered silent massacre between 1932-1933, also known as the Holodomor.
aghast at Times libel defense. James Freeman of the Wall Street Journal wrote, "Is the New York Times botching
its legal defense against Sarah Palin's libel claim?" Seems plausible. From what little I know of newspapers and
their lawyers, I would say the legal defense matches in competence the effort that went into publishing an editorial that
tried to deflect attention to Sarah Palin after a Democratic Party activist gunning down a Republican congressman in cold
blood. Had the editorial played it straight, the incident would have been over and liberals would have patted
themselves on the back for denouncing their own violence.
It's time to
chill the "free press". Allowing Sarah Palin to continue her libel lawsuit against the New York Times "would
chill expression by journalists who want to draw connections and inferences," Noah Feldman wrote in a column for Bloomberg
News. That is an excellent idea, because increasingly people in the press show a constant, malicious, and reckless
disregard for the truth. In 2011, Jared Lee Loughner killed a federal judge and five others, and severely wounded
Democratic Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Democratic Party operatives spread the lie that a map targeting Giffords in
the last election inspired the carnage. However, Loughner did not vote in that election. He is psychotic.
But the press keeps spreading this lie.
Communism: Viagra for
the New York Times. A fascinating piece appeared on August 19 in the New York Times, a timeless organ of
outrageousness that never ceases to amaze with its ideological asininity. I'm tempted to say that this piece is beyond
the pale even for the Times, but that bar long ago was set unsurpassably high. Still, this piece is another stunner,
one that deserves attention if only to appreciate the depths of the left's ideological perversity. But beyond that, it
merits our attention so we can know what leftists are up to in their mis-education of children in government schools and
their unconscionably expensive universities.
York Times Applauds Far-Left Violence. The mere existence of supporters of President Trump is violent, so it is
OK to attack them with baseball bats. The Times reporters show no sign of disagreeing with this "reasoning."
call out New York Times for incorrect claim about climate report. Scientists appear to have debunked The New
York Times' claim it was leaked a secret, gloomy climate change report which it published amid fears President Trump would
suppress it. On Monday [8/7/2017], The New York Times published a story saying there are concerns that the Trump
administration could suppress what's known as the National Climate Assessment, a project of the U.S. Global Change Research
Program. The story, titled "Scientists fear Trump will dismiss blunt climate report," said the draft report "has not
yet been made public" but "a copy of it was obtained by The New York Times."
We're Also Allowed to Talk About Left-Wing Violence. The New York Times is out with a story today
[8/15/2017] addressing the firestorm over President Trump's initial, vague condemnation of "many sides" in Charlotte,
exploring the angle of conservative frustration over media double standards on political violence. Since I'm cited in
the article, I thought I'd clarify a few things.
the Times, self-parody strikes deep. In today's [8/8/2017] New York Times Matthew Rosenberg seeks to disparage
and undermine DCIA Mike Pompeo. Rosenberg's article runs on page one under the headline "Trump's Man in the C.I.A. Adds
a Political Tone." [...] [The article] purports to present Pompeo's "mixed reception" at the CIA without a single quote to
this effect from inside the agency. It brings in the Koch brothers. It notes that Pompeo has gone so far
as to praise the president. This must not stand!
State Teams with Fake News: Email Evidence Proves New York Times Soliciting Anti-Trump Bureaucracy Leakers. Emails
from a reporter for the New York Times to government employees obtained exclusively by Breitbart News demonstrate that the
newspaper's employees are not just on the receiving end of leaks, but are actually soliciting government employees to become leakers.
What's more, the emails demonstrate the Times colluded with the president of government union to encourage and solicit these
leaks — something that may become highly problematic for both institutions.
Debunk New York Times Story on Trump Climate Report. Scientists are pushing back on the The New York Times for
a story claiming the Trump Administration could suppress a climate change report. The report, titled "Scientists fear
Trump will dismiss blunt climate report," said the draft of the National Climate Assessment, a project of the U.S. Global
Change Research Program, "has not yet been made public" but "a copy of it was obtained by The New York Times." Except,
scientists who worked on the report say the version that was obtained and posted in full by the New York Times has actually
been online and available to the public for months.
The scoop that wasn't.
In this case, reporter Lisa Friedman buys into the Sky-Us-Falling scenario despite more than four decades of predictions of gloom and
doom proving false. Billions of people have not died of famine due to overpopulation or global cooling or global warming.
The world population has more than doubled over the last 50 years (now topping 7.5 billion) and people are healthier, more
prosperous, and freer than ever before. Predictions also proved wrong that we would be overwhelmed by actual pollution (not this
fairy tale about carbon dioxide, which is a nutrient for plants). The air is so clear in Poca, West Virginia, that you hardly
notice the large coal-fired power plant across the river.
York Times guilty of large screw-up on climate-change story. That correction, which sits at the foot of the
story, dutifully straightens out the record. Yet given the magnitude of the screw-up, it should sit atop the story,
surrounded by red flashing lights and perhaps an audio track to instruct readers: Warning: This story once
peddled a faulty and damaging premise. That premise suggests that the Trump administration is stifling a damaging
draft report — part of the congressionally mandated National Climate Assessment — with dire warnings
about climate change.
wins a battle in her war with the New York Times. I'm not alone is recognizing how devastating her lawsuit
is. She has good lawyers (the team that destroyed Gawker Media), a good case, and all the time in the world.
Lawyer John Hinderaker at Power Line is boasting about his prescience in the case. He knows the law. I know
editorial writing. Did it for 27 years. The writer decided to deflect the very serious political assassination
attempt on a group of Republican congressmen by a Democratic Party activist — one of the many resistance marchers
that have hung around Washington since the inauguration. So the writer tried moral equivalence — repeating a
provable lie about Sarah Palin that was debunked six years ago. Palin read the editorial. She lawyered up.
Heard It Here First: NY Times Editors Deny Reading Their Own Newspaper. Sarah Palin has sued the New York
Times for defamation, on account of a Times editorial that falsely claimed there was a "clear" and "direct" causal connection
between Palin's PAC's "targeting" of Gabrielle Giffords' district and Jared Loughner's murder of six people in Tucson.
The paper now calls its smear of Palin an "honest mistake." I wrote here that Palin has a strong case, despite the
extraordinary burden of proof imposed on public figures who sue for defamation. This is true, in part, because the
Times's own reporting debunked the idea that Palin had anything to do with Laughlin's murders (which was a crazy idea in
the first place).
orders writer of NY Times' Palin editorial to testify. A federal judge on Thursday [8/10/2017] ordered the
writer of an editorial in The New York Times that mentioned former vice presidential nominee and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
to testify next week so he can decide whether her defamation lawsuit can proceed.
The New York Times Even Have Editors? On September 30, the New York Times published a long article about Donald
Trump's wife Melania in its Fashion and Style section. The article said little of substance — Mrs. Trump is
a nice lady, apparently — but it resulted in an epic sequence of five corrections: [...]
the Speculation That's Fit to Print. Over the weekend, the New York Times published a story on Republicans who
supposedly are angling for their party's 2020 presidential nomination: "Republican Shadow Campaign for 2020 Takes Shape
as Trump Doubts Grow." The story was, of course, part of the paper's daily war on President Trump. Its purpose was to
cause "doubts" about President Trump's being the GOP nominee in 2020 to "grow." The Times article contains no actual news.
Unintended Consequences: Driving the Media Insane. After Trump won, the NYT's fearless leader, Arthur Sulzberger, actually wrote an apology to
his readers, admitting how the Times had willfully broken the public trust, how it willfully ignored what Trump was saying, and how it had tried (and failed) to
warp the public mind against him. He promised that his staffers would return to accurately reporting the news and regain the public trust by being real
journalists[.] But they didn't, and neither did the rest of the leftist media. Yes, they all went wild during the campaign trying to live up
to the standard set by the Times. It was embarrassingly biased coverage, filled with outrage, angst, and virtue-signaling. But that was nothing
compared to their reporting since the election.
Times story on affirmative action 'inaccurate,' DOJ says. The Justice Department is pushing back on a New York
Times article that claimed officials were reshuffling resources in its civil rights division to go after colleges'
affirmative action policies. The story ignited a firestorm after it was published, with civil rights groups and
Obama-era education officials quickly condemning the DOJ for what they perceived as an "assault on affirmative action."
Late Wednesday, DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores issued a statement calling the press reports "inaccurate." "This
Department of Justice has not received or issued any directive, memorandum, initiative, or policy related to university
admissions in general," she added. "The Department of Justice is committed to protecting all Americans from all forms
of illegal race-based discriminations."
blocks Palin lawyers from questioning NYT reporters in defamation suit. A Manhattan federal judge has suspended
discovery in a defamation lawsuit against The New York Times filed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), who is
accusing the paper of writing an erroneous editorial that connected her to the shooting of former Rep. Gabby Giffords
(D-Ariz.) that left six people dead. In suspending discovery, Judge Jed Rakoff prevents Palin's lawyers for now from
questioning 23 New York Times reporters in an effort to prove the paper is biased against her. Rakoff said he'll rule
by the end of the month whether Palin's suit against the Times can proceed.
lawyers blocked from grilling reporters in defamation suit. A Manhattan federal court judge will decide by the
end of this month whether to dismiss a defamation lawsuit Sarah Palin filed against the New York Times for accusing the
former Alaska governor of inciting gun violence. In the meantime, Judge Jed Rakoff suspended discovery, blocking
Palin's lawyers from grilling two dozen Times reporters to prove the Gray Lady is biased against her.
is unconstitutional. Sally Yates — one of the hundreds of Marxists Democrats appointed to the Obama
regime — wrote in the New York Times about President Trump not being normal. Good. That is why we
elected him. Normal politics have created a Frankengovernment that feeds off our freedom and liberty.
Bottom Begins Self-Draining as "Desperate" Career Diplomats Quit. A pearl-clutching op-ed in the New York Times
declares the hurt sensibilities within the State Department are leading to multiple people quitting. Specifically
citing the different managerial strategy of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and the priorities of the entire Dept. of State
mission being reset, the career bureaucrats are dropping like flies hitting the T-Rex zapper. The entire Op-Ed reads
like viewing an increasingly bright orb powered by the salty tears of globalists as they fret over the losses like the DoS
directorate of global youth disability rights, and shrinkage within the department of international Geo-genitic gender advocacy.
Sarah Palin to Subpoena NYT Editors & Reporters, Demand 'Every Internal Communication' About Her Since 2011.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's lawyers will reportedly subpoena nearly two dozen New York Times reporters,
editors, and employees and ask the Times to produce "every internal communication it has had about her since 2011" for
her defamation lawsuit. According to a New York Post report, based on court documents released on Wednesday, the
Times' lawyers whined that Palin's legal team intends to subpoena "twenty-three non-party current and former Times
reporters, editors and other employees" in addition to demanding the internal communications.
goes for the jugular in defamation lawsuit against the New York Times. A nightmare is unfolding for the New York Times that could well be
devastating for the collapsing credibility and mindshare of the entire progressive media. In a court filing by defense counsel for the New York
Times, the scope of the discovery being sought by Palin's legal team was revealed. If the court allows, the story it could tell might well be all
too revealing. [...] If litigation proceeds, and some of these electronic conversations about Palin come out in court, the mindset revealed therein could
be extremely embarrassing, to say the least.
to subpoena two dozen reporters in defamation suit. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin plans to subpoena close
to two dozen New York Times reporters, editors and other workers as part of her defamation lawsuit against the newspaper, it
was revealed in court documents Wednesday. In a motion arguing that the case be dismissed, lawyers for the New York
Times complained that Palin's legal team has served notice that she plans to subpoena "twenty-three non-party current and
former Times reporters, editors and other employees — most of whom had nothing to do with the editorial at issue."
The subpoenas are part of Palin's effort to obtain "documents that might reveal, among other things, their 'negative feelings'
toward her," the Times told the judge. Palin's legal team also intends to ask the paper to produce "every internal
communication it has had about her since 2011," they said.
York Times Endorses Authoritarian Concept That Free Speech Is Violence. An absurd and alarming notion has
become prevalent among militant campus snowflakes that would spell an end to freedom of speech if widely implemented.
They say that being exposed to thoughts they don't like is equivalent to physical violence. Of course, most thoughts
are offensive to someone, so this only applies to thoughts deemed offensive to those at the top of the P.C. caste system,
i.e., those known in leftist theology as the "marginalized": blacks, Muslims, illegal aliens, sexual deviants —
in short, anyone cultural Marxists can play off against the core population. This notion of speech as violence is now
going mainstream — if the "Paper of Record" can still be regarded as mainstream.
Dershowitz: New York Times ignoring me because 'I don't have the right point of view'. Alan Dershowitz
recently tried to publish an opinion piece in The New York Times arguing that President Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., likely
did not break the law by meeting last year with a Russian lawyer who said she had compromising information on Hillary
Clinton. But Dershowitz told the Washington Examiner over the phone on Monday [7/17/2017] that the Times had "no
response" to his submission.
Times Editorial Board Is Upset That Trump Is A Climate Change Loner. What changes has the NY Times made?
Over all these years of reading the primary talking points organization of the Democrats I've yet to see one article or
opinion piece stating that the Times has made changes to reduce their own carbon footprint, especially in regards to the vast
amounts of fossil fuels to distribute its dead tree editions.
Times Calls Catholic Abstinence 'Controversial'. Not having sex — for reasons of faith, health,
marital status, or just plain self-control — is something New York Times writers have never considered.
Or, rather, they've considered it and decided it's a bit odd. [...] The disdain for the women's decision seeps from every
paragraph, but don't liberals believe that women should be able to decide what happens to and with their own bodies? [...]
Also, if the NYT is suddenly concerned about sexual satisfaction, why won't they speak out against "female genital mutilation"
practiced by Islamic butchers in an effort to steal the pleasure of sex from women?
media's mass hysteria over 'collusion' is out of control. Hysteria among the media and Trump opponents over the
prospect of "collusion" between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin may have hit its crescendo this week. That's
right: The wailing from the media and their allies about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with some "Kremlin-connected
Russian lawyer" (whatever that means) may be the last gasp of this faux scandal. Good riddance. Predictably, the
New York Times started the ball rolling with front-page coverage, going so far as to argue, "The accounts of the meeting
represent the first public indication that at least some in the campaign were willing to accept Russian help." As if this
were some breakthrough moment. The Times followed up with a headline yesterday [7/10/2017] that the meeting request and
subject matter discussed in the prior story were transmitted to Trump Jr. via an email. [...] The Times is so desperate to
move the story that the meeting's arrangement over email is being made into Page 1 news.
for Sarah Palin and New York Times Appear Before Federal Judge. Lawyers representing former Gov. Sarah
Palin (R-AK) appeared in federal court in Manhattan on Friday [7/7/2017] for an initial hearing in Palin's lawsuit against
the New York Times for defamation, following the Times' editorial accusing the 2008 GOP vice presidential
nominee of inciting violence.
New York Times Is In Trouble. [Scroll down] Ms. Palin can make a strong argument that the Times
editorialists knew that their smear was a lie, based on reporting done by the Times itself. (The editorialists' defense
likely will have to be that they don't read their own newspaper.) But at a minimum, it seems that the Times editorial was
published with reckless disregard for whether it was true or not. It was a product of sheer hatred toward Palin.
Times Quietly Corrects Massive Lie About Russia Story. We often roll our eyes whenever a new deceit perpetrated
by mainstream media is revealed, but the truth is, media bias is a real problem in our society and it needs to be
addressed. On Thursday evening [6/29/2017] The New York Times very quietly buried a correction admitting the
"seventeen intelligence agencies" that allegedly asserted Russia hacked the presidential election, may not be based in fact
Immigration to the U.S. an Entitlement? For the past six months, the debate about immigration has centered on the campaign to derail
President Trump's temporary travel ban. But now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it to go forward, at least in part, the discussion has
started to shift. Critics are backing away from the contention that it's biased to impose greater scrutiny on immigrants or refugees from countries
where terrorism is rampant. The new arguments, stripped of their anti-Trump resistance rhetoric, are not so much about whether the administration is
prejudiced against Muslims but whether people living in foreign countries have a right to come to the United States regardless of any other consideration.
The notion that entry to the United States is not a privilege granted by the government but an entitlement is the underlying premise of two New York Times
articles published the day after the Supreme Court ruling.
Can Palin Win Libel Suit
Against New York Times? You Betcha. While Palin is assuredly the underdog against a media behemoth like the statuesque Grey Lady
of news backed by billionaire owners, especially as a conservative Alaskan suing in the Grey Lady's personal backyard in the notoriously left-leaning
federal courts of New York City where no judge or jury has ruled against them "since the 60's" according to their own correspondents, the legal odds
are not so neatly or nearly stacked against Palin. A common misapprehension reported in the press claims "opinion" statements are "immune" from
suit, with even prominent law professors and lawyers so attesting. That reflects pre-1990's law. The Supreme Court in 1990 made clear that
opinion, too, can be libel. As the Supreme Court held, there is no wholesale exemption of libel law for "opinion."
York Times newsroom walks out after editors, reporters send letters decrying direction of paper. Editors and reporters in the New York Times Co.
newsroom can no longer keep quiet about their growing frustrations regarding the direction of the paper. After a pair of letters sent to Executive Editor
Dean Baquet and Managing Editor Joseph Kahn by Times reporters and copy editors, the New York Times editorial staff walk out of the newsroom on Thursday
[6/29/2017] as a demonstration of solidarity as management threatens jobs. In the copy editors' letter to Baquet and Kahn, they say they feel betrayed
and disrespected in the newsroom, and ask that management reconsider staffing cuts that are expected as the paper plans to restructure.
at the NYTimes: Newsroom to Walk Out After "Decrying Direction of Paper". Exhausted and demoralized after repeated buyouts and cutbacks in the
newsroom, it seems the downtrodden journalists at the New York Times have finally had enough: In a pair of letters delivered to executive editor Dean Baquet
and managing editor Joseph Kahn, the News Guild of New York said the New York Times editorial staff will leave the newsroom on Thursday [6/29/2017] as a
demonstration of solidarity as management threatens jobs, according to MarketWatch.
Palin Suing New York Times For Defamation. Sarah Palin is suing The New York Times for defamation, according to
documents filed in federal court Tuesday [6/27/2017] that were obtained by The Daily Caller. The lawsuit has to do with
an editorial the NYT ran on June 14 that falsely smeared Palin as inciting the 2011 shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabby
Giffords by a mentally ill man. There is no evidence to support the NYT's implication that Palin played a role in
inciting the Giffords shooting.
Palin sues NY Times for tying political ad to mass shooting. Former Governor of Alaska and vice presidential
candidate Sarah Palin is suing the New York Times for defamation over a recent editorial tying one of her political action
committee ads to a 2011 mass shooting that severely wounded Arizona Democrat Gabby Giffords and killed six people, including
a 9-year-old girl, The [New York] Post has learned. The Manhattan federal court lawsuit, filed Tuesday by lawyers
Kenneth Turkel, Shane Vogt and S. Preston Ricardo, accuses the Gray Lady of having "violated the law and its own policies"
when it accused her — in a "fabricated story" — of inciting the 2011 attack by Jared Lee Loughner.
Palin, who emerged on the national political scene as running mate to John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, is seeking
damages in an amount to be determined by a jury at trial.
York Times bloodbath could include reporter jobs. Reporters at the New York Times could soon be "vulnerable" to
the ax. If the ongoing round of voluntary buyouts being offered to editing staff does not get enough takers, the Gray
Lady could begin another round, NYT Executive Editor Dean Baquet recently warned his top department editors. "Up until
now, the company had not indicated that layoffs would happen if targeted numbers weren't achieved," Grant Glickson, president
of the NewsGuild, told Media Ink. As part of the NYT's ongoing restructuring of its editing ranks, 109 copy editors
have had their jobs eliminated. There are estimated to be about 50 new jobs available in the restructured editing
operation that the Times envisions for its digital- and video-oriented future.
York Times assails right wing over political violence before running correction. Just when a debate erupts over
the role of media and mendacity in the shooting of a Republican congressman, the New York Times revives a discredited theory
about the six-year-old shooting of a Democratic congresswoman. This was so egregious and embarrassing that the Times
editorial page was compelled yesterday to run a correction. And worse than that, it was utterly tone-deaf in the wake
of the shooting of Steve Scalise and four others, with the Republican whip still in critical condition.
York Times Hits a New Low. If the Times had any decency they'd retract the whole editorial. But I
wonder if the Times editorial page hasn't just decided to give up trying to be serious at all, and is now joining the
Muslim still blames Trump for "racism" after Pulse nightclub shooting. While most college graduates are
settling in for the summer and basking in their recent accomplishments with family and friends, one newly-minted graduate is
blaming President Trump for anti-Muslim sentiment one year following the terrorist attack in Pulse nightclub in
Orlando. In a New York Times opinion piece, "A night of terror, a year of racism," Adam Manno — a gay
American man whose father is from Pakistan — says Trump's language is scaring American Muslims because it
supposedly fosters Islamophobia among the general population.
New York Times needs to save whatever dignity it has left. What else did the New York Times get wrong?
The paper's already damaged reputation took a big hit last week when former FBI Director James Comey testified before
Congress that the Times screwed up in a key story that tried to make the case that Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the
Russians during the election. In the front page piece that ran on Feb. 15, the Times said that "phone records and
intercepted calls show that members of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated
contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former
American officials." Five Times reporters contributed to the article, which — if true — would have
been pretty [bad]. And so it became a focal point of last week's hearing. The only problem was that the Times article
was wrong. And — despite the Times' effort to downplay and ignore its massive goof — Comey, in no
uncertain terms, said it was "not true."
Lady' Loses Her Mind: NYT Claims Trump Is Helping Terrorists. The New York Times, the once-respected
newspaper of record, posted a shockingly distasteful, dishonest, and ironically self-defeating editorial Monday titled
"Shunning Gun Control, Helping Terrorists." In the piece, The Times editorial board claimed President Trump's desire to
defend the Second Amendment and skepticism of the Left's proposed anti-gun measures help radical Islamic terrorists.
The Times noted a pro-Second Amendment tweet of Trump's, written following the latest Islamic terrorist attack in the United
Kingdom. "Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now?" he tweeted at the time. "That's because they
used knives and a truck!"
York Times Targets Breitbart for Reporting Truth. The New York Times ran a story on Saturday implicating
Breitbart News in what it claimed was a misleading effort to state that former FBI Director James Comey had testified under
oath that he had not been pressured to stop an investigation. The Times' Jeremy W. Peters — normally
one of its more credible journalists — reported that a tweet by Jack Posobiec led Breitbart News and other conservative
outlets to conclude — falsely, in its view — that Comey had exonerated President Donald Trump of wrongdoing,
Media Is Now Leaking Classified Info Just Because They Feel Like It. This morning, The New York Times brought
us another breathtaking exposé of classified national security information that is really important for the public to know because...
um, well, because they just kind of felt like it. The story is about a contractor for an international shipping company who
was captured and held hostage by rebels in Yemen before being released last year. Without the man's permission or cooperation,
The New York Times gives details of his capture and imprisonment, his name, his age, his exact job description with the
shipping company, and the location where his wife and children lived at the time (none of which I will repeat here). [...] The
whole report is inexplicable, and you get the sense that the reporters just wanted to tell a splashy, thriller-like story.
Except that there's a larger pattern: it has become acceptable to open the floodgates of classified information because Trump.
Bias In Action: NY Times Makes Obama The Victim Of His Incompetence. The concern here is we are a culture
that demands a ton of information, and we want it fast. Twitter, Facebook, Apple News, news alerts and email alerts
keep us up to date on every bit of news we want from sports to politics. Unfortunately, an environment also exists
wherein people are happy to read a headline and not read an article.
Bias In Action: NY Times Makes Obama The Victim Of His Incompetence. President Obama went on to use
executive power in an unprecedented fashion. He didn't just do it, Obama bragged about it. "If Congress won't act,
I will" and "I've got a pen, and I've got a phone" were familiar refrains the president used to announce he was
going to use executive power to get his way. One of the ways President Obama tried to get around the separation of
powers had to do with his signature legislation, The Affordable Care Act. The law allowed for payments to be made
directly to insurers to cover out-of-pocket costs and deductibles for low-income consumers. Congress did not
appropriate the funds. The Obama administration decided to make the payments anyway.
The Anti-Trump Tide Recedes.
The tide is going out and the whole collusion nonsense (which Tom Friedman of the New York Times said was as serious as the Pearl Harbor
and 9/11 attacks) is now down to dark murmurings about the president's son-in-law speaking after the election with the Russian ambassador.
Jared Kushner has let it be known that the ambassador called him and that he will be happy to testify under oath to any appropriate
congressional committee whenever he is asked. [...] Neither the president nor his son-in-law evince the slightest concern about the strength
of their constitutional and legal positions, and the rather besieged air of the first hundred days White House has faded as the rabid nature
of the Schumers and Schiffs has also abated.
The New York Times Just Outed The CIA's
Top Iran Spy. In an article published Friday, The New York Times outed the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) top spy overseeing
the organization's efforts in Iran. The paper justified its outing of the undercover CIA spy and his role within the agency by saying it was
necessary since the agent is "leading an important new administration initiative against Iran." Yes. That really happened. In an
article entitled "C.I.A. Names New Iran Chief in a Sign of Trump's Hard Line," the newspaper of record revealed that Michael D'Andrea, who previously
led the hunt for Osama bin Laden, will now be in charge of the agency's operations in Iran.
York Times Internal Watchdog Position Eliminated. The New York Times' public editor, Elizabeth Spayd, is
leaving Friday [6/1/2017] and her position, one created to strengthen the paper's focus on accountability following a plagiarism
scandal, will be eliminated. Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. wrote in a memo to staff on Wednesday that "our
followers on social media and our readers across the internet have come together to collectively serve as a modern watchdog,
more vigilant and forceful than one person could ever be." The memo came shortly after the Huffington Post first
reported the Times' decision to eliminate the public editor role.
Slams Trump in Blistering Editorial. This isn't the first time that the Journal took off the gloves and
went at Trump. Though they often go out of their way to give the President the benefit of the doubt, they also recently
published a scathing editorial titled "Loose Lips Sink Presidencies" highlighting that "the portrait of an inexperienced,
impulsive chief who might spill secrets to an overseas foe is one to which Mr. Trump has too often contributed." The
only conclusion that can be drawn, the editorial says, is that Donald Trump is incapable of self-discipline and actually enjoys
York Times Unleashes Onslaught of Five Op-Eds Hostile to Israel. Any single one of these op-eds, taken alone,
would be totally outrageous and indefensible. The onslaught of all five of them, in six weeks, constitutes an outbreak of
anti-Israel and anti-Jewish hostility at the Times on a level with the Jewish cemetery desecrations and bomb threat
calls against Jewish institutions that the Times blamed on President Donald Trump and treated as front-page news a few
Jonathan Martin Steals Photo From Another Journalist, Lies About Where He Got It. The New York Times has
been holding up the torch for truth in the age of fake news and alternative facts — but one of its political
reporters, Jonathan Martin, has no qualms in weaving a few alternative facts of his own. After he lifted a photograph
from another journalist and presented it without attribution, Martin doubled down on his lie and claimed he had no idea it
was the other journalist's photo.
Wake Of Manchester Bombing, NY Times Calls For Respecting Hardcore Islamists. This is a dance we've seen time
and time again. A person who practices extremist Islam, referred to as an Islamist, attacks in the name of their
religion, and the Leftist apologists immediately go into a mode of "let's not be mean to Muslims or talk about the root
causes and we all need to be respectful and diverse", even though the Islamists offer no respect and are happy to kill those
who aren't Islamists, including other Muslims.
and the MSM: 50 Facts the World Needs to Know. [#27] In late 1966 the New York Times began an inquiry on the
numerous questions surrounding President Kennedy's assassination that were not satisfactorily dealt with by the Warren
Commission. "It was never completed," author Jerry Policoff observes, "nor would the New York Times ever again question
the findings of the Warren Commission." When the story was being developed the lead reporter at the Times' Houston bureau
"said that he and others came up with 'a lot of unanswered questions' that the Times didn't bother to pursue.
Comey Memo Story Doesn't Pass Smell Test. The New York Times reported on Tuesday that President Trump
allegedly asked former FBI Director James Comey to shut down the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael
Flynn. The source of the allegation is a memorandum, revealed by an anonymous source, allegedly prepared by Comey
regarding a meeting in the Oval Office the day after Flynn was forced to resign for misleading the Vice-President.
While the headline is sensational, The New York Times's report is self-contradictory at times, conflicts with
statements made on-the-record and under oath, overhypes the substance of the memorandum, and is irreconcilable with other
information in the public record.
Comey Memo: The Allegation Is Serious, and There Is No Good Outcome. Either there is now compelling evidence that
the president committed a serious abuse of power, or the nation's leading press outlets are dupes for a vindictive, misleading
story. Either outcome violates the public trust in vital American institutions. Either outcome results in a degree of
political chaos. If the memo is real and as damaging as the [New York] Times claims, the chaos is likely greater, but
don't underestimate the cultural and political damage if our nation's most prestigious press outlets run a story of this magnitude
based on a malicious fiction.
York Times publisher sends personal appeal to those who canceled over Bret Stephens. New York Times publisher
Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. is making a personal appeal to subscribers who canceled because the paper hired Bret Stephens, a
conservative columnist who has questioned some of the science behind the theory of climate change and the dangers it
poses. In an email sent Friday afternoon [5/12/2017] and obtained by POLITICO, Sulzberger addresses subscribers who
specifically mentioned the hiring of Stephens as a reason that they ended their subscriptions. [...] "No subject is more
vital," Sulzberger said.
At Politico, Hadas Gold reports that New York Times publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. is making a personal appeal to
subscribers who canceled because Bret Stephens transgressed some tenet of the religion of "climate change" (f/k/a "global
warming") in his debut as a Times columnist.
tries to torpedo purchase of TV stations by conservatives. The Sinclair group, which owns 173 television
stations, is in the process of acquiring 42 more, and the New York Times doesn't like that. It has run a hit
piece claiming Sinclair's local stations produce politically biased news — conservative news, that is —
therefore making Sinclair unfit to own more of them.
news media are losing their search for truth. When you pick up a great newspaper like the New York Times, it is
sometimes shocking how openly partisan the coverage tends to be. For example, when President Donald Trump unveiled his
new tax plan, the headline was not about the proposal per se, but rather how it would serve the wealthy. This may indeed
be the case, but such an approach would traditionally be the role of the editorial pages — not the Page 1
Caused Venezuela's Collapse Is No Mystery — Except To Economically Illiterate Journalists. When the
New York Times wrote about Venezuela's ongoing collapse a year ago, it described how the country was suffering "painful
shortages ... even of basic foods," and how "electricity and water are being rationed, and huge areas of the country have
spent months with little of either." Here is how the Times explained the reason for Venezuela's dire situation:
"The growing economic crisis (was) fueled by low prices for oil, the country's main export; a drought that has crippled
Venezuela's ability to generate hydroelectric power; and a long decline in manufacturing and agricultural production."
There's no mention — not one — of the fact that Hugo Chávez tried to turn Venezuela into a socialist
paradise, policies that his successor Nicolás Maduro has continued. The Times' coverage is par for the course.
NY Times Again Pushes Phony Trend of Hate Crimes in Trump's America. The New York Times is rather
desperately still trying to make the idea of a recent, election-related surge in hate crimes stick, even after so many
infamous "hate crimes" have been exposed as hoaxes in the Trump era. The latest, from reporter Audra D.S. Burch,
made the front of the National section of Monday's [5/1/2017] Times, [...]
The Times' Postcard for
Communism. Lots of fairly ordinary Americans considered themselves Communists. The Communist Party did fight for civil rights and
free speech in America. The individual lawyers and activists behind those efforts were no doubt often sincere. But what's left out of
this telling is that they were cleared to do this sort of thing by the party bosses for the propaganda value. If you think Stalin and his
apparatchiks gave a whit about civil rights or free speech in America, or anywhere else, you're ignorant or a fool.
York Times: When Communism Inspired Americans. It's inconceivable that the New York Times or any paper
would run a glowing piece titled, "When Nazis Inspired Americans". [...] But the New York Times will run "When Communism
Inspired Americans". It will run it because while Communism didn't inspire Americans, it did inspire the left to try and turn
America into a totalitarian state. It still does. This is the dirty little secret that leaks out of the
left. When the media runs these evocative nostalgic pieces about Communism, it's the equivalent of a pedophile sharing
snapshots of summer camp. It's the disgusting secret of truly vile people leaking out.
Op-Ed: Communism Gave Americans 'Sense of One's Own Humanity'. In anticipation of May Day, the
international communist holiday, the New York Times published an opinion piece celebrating the American communists of
the twentieth century, arguing that communism — an ideology that has killed 100 million people — gave
Americans a "sense of one's own humanity." The column, titled, "When Communism Inspired Americans," lionizes communism as
a religion with a "founding myth" that helped the "educated middle class" feel relevant in national politics. The author,
Vivian Gornick, quotes her mother expressing gratitude for communists and crediting them with America's thriving republic.
Tiptoes Around Feelings Of People Who Mutilate Little Girls. Worried the term "female genital mutilation" might
sharpen the divide between those who oppose brutally cutting away a little girl's genitalia to deprive her of sexual pleasure
and those who practice the "rite," one New York Times editor instead refers to the ritual as "genital cutting." "There's
a gulf between the Western (and some African) advocates who campaign against the practice and the people who follow the rite,
and I felt the language used widened that chasm," NYT science and health editor Celia Dugger explained Friday [4/21/2017].
She also said the widely used term (FGM) is "culturally loaded" in the explanation, which came as a result of inquiries from The Daily
Caller News Foundation regarding a reporter's decision to use the term "cutting" in a recent story about a doctor in Michigan.
Fails To Disclose Terrorism Conviction Of Op-Ed Contributor. The New York Times has given precious space on its
op-ed page to a Palestinian man leading a hunger strike in an Israeli prison. But the essay, from Marwan Barghouti,
leaves out one crucial fact: he is in prison because he was convicted of killing five Israelis in terrorist attacks more
than a decade ago. A footnote to the op-ed describes Barghouti only as "a Palestinian leader and parliamentarian,"
omitting any reference to his 2004 terrorism conviction. In the piece, Barghouti, a leader in Fatah, a Palestinian
political party, decries what he says is Israel's unjust judicial system and inhumane conditions in Hadaram Prison, where he
New York Times Wipes Blood Off The Hands Of Arch Terrorist Marwan Barghouti. Last week, the New York Times
hired Bret Stephens, former Wall Street Journal columnist and editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post, in a move that many saw
as perhaps heralding in a period of more balanced reporting from the paper commonly known as the New York Slimes. But
any elation over his appointment has been dampened after the Times went really low, even by their own low standards:
publishing an editorial by arch terrorist Marwan Barghouti and describing him as a "Palestinian leader and parliamentarian" —
without any reference to his murderous legacy — at the bottom of the piece.
wins. NYT declares victory for Democrats. From the Washington Examiner: "Republican Kansas State
Treasurer Ron Estes defeated Democrat James Thompson and Libertarian Chris Rockhold Tuesday night [4/11/2017] to keep the state's
4th congressional district in GOP hands." Republican Estes 52.5%, Democrat Thompson 45.7%. A 6.8-point win.
Ho-hum. But Nate Cohn of the New York Times — who gave Hillary an 85% chance of winning on Election
Day — sees this as a victory for the Democratic Party.
NRA vs. NYT.
Get out the popcorn: the nation's largest and most effective civil rights organization has declared war on the New York
Times. The Times is running an ad campaign portraying itself as a purveyor of truth, a claim that is met with hollow
laughter by those who are familiar with the paper's sordid history. Into the breach steps National Rifle Association
commentator Dana Loesch, who — unlike anyone who writes about guns for the Times — knows a great deal
Explains How He Learned About Susan Rice. Ever since Mike Cernovich dropped the bombshell report over the
weekend outing Obama's National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, as the person behind the unmasking of the identity of various
members of Trump's team who were 'incidentally' surveilled during the 2016 campaign, a report which was subsequently confirmed by
Eli Lake of Bloomberg earlier this morning, everyone has been wondering who within the Trump White House or the intelligence
community supplied him with such a massive scoop. But, as it turns out, Cernovich didn't need a 'deep throat' within the
NSA or CIA for his blockbuster scoop, all he needed was some well-placed sources inside of a couple of America's corrupt
mainstream media outlets. As Cernovich explains below, his sources for the Susan Rice story were actually folks working
at Bloomberg and the New York Times who revealed that both Eli Lake (Bloomberg) and Maggie Haberman (NYT) were sitting on the
Susan Rice story in order to protect the Obama administration.
Eats Crow After Trump Tax Return Proves Major Story Wrong. The White House released President Trump's tax return from 2005 on Tuesday
[3/14/2017], which showed that he paid $38 million on $150 million in income. This disproves the premise of a major New York Times
story in the lead-up to the November election.
Opposition Party In Action: NYT columnist Nick
Kristof asks IRS to leak Trump's tax return. Of course, the Gray Lady is pretty selective when it comes to
reporting leaked documents — not to mention simply reporting news. When the "Hide the Decline"
Climategate scandal involving the University of East Anglia climate research center broke in 2009, then-Timesman Andrew
Revkin, who wrote their "Dot Earth" enviro-blog, sniffed, "The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain
all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won't be posted here."
New York Times Told Us Trump Was Wiretapped in January. There is far, far more substance to what Trump is
alleging than the entire thing that the Democrats and the media are alleging. There is no evidence that the Russians
had anything to do with the outcome of our election, none, and there won't be any, because the Russians didn't. But
there's all kinds of evidence, circumstantial and suspicious and common sense that this is what the Obama administration
did. We've got countless examples of them wiretapping. We've got their "house organ" admitting that wiretap data
was used in the inquiry of Trump aides. But one of the names on this story, one of the reporters is named Michael S.
New York Times Rewrites History To Tarnish Trump Speech. In a curtain raiser for President Trump's address to
Congress this week, the New York Times tried to compare Trump's bumpy start to President Obama's supposedly "impressive"
one. But in doing so, the Times wildly distorts what actually happened in Obama's first month in office.
presents 'news' that's just propaganda for Bam. Consider a Page One "news" story in Monday's [2/27/2017] New
York Times. The headline, "Widespread Cuts in Trump Budget Bypass Military," suggests news about the president's
spending plans. But the piece never says much about them — because it gets lost recalling the glories of
President Barack Obama to rebut Trump's claim that he inherited a "mess." The article gushes, for instance, about how
Obama, after a similar few weeks in office, had practically saved the world: "The country was losing 700,000 jobs a
month, and the global financial system was teetering on the edge of collapse" until Obama raced to the rescue.
illegal immigrant advocates demonize Trump and terrify people. The New York Times describes 11 million
people — those who are living in the country illegally — as sleepless with anxiety, waiting for the
"fists pounding on the door, the agents in black, the van ride, the cell." Who has thrown such fear into this
community? How about the Left, aided and abetted by the liberal media, which has purposefully distorted President
Trump's immigration policies, characterizing them erroneously as a radical departure from past practices? In a feverish
blast to donors sent out yesterday [2/22/2017], the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee claims that "Donald Trump plans
to add thousands of immigration agents and begin deporting "almost all" undocumented immigrants." That is, excuse the
expression, fake news. Trump is doing no such thing.
Times Publishes Screed By Illegal Alien Who Vows To Not Leave. [Scroll down] We see from the KDVR article
that she arrived illegally in 1997 with her husband and a 6 year old. Since she is 45 now, that means she was not a
child at the time she intentionally broke our immigration law. At one point she was charged with not having a license
or insurance and for having an expired license plate. Those charges were dropped. She put a made up Social
Security number on a document she was planning to use for a job application. She pled guilty to attempted possession of
a forged instrument. La Immigra became involved at that point. She was given the opportunity to voluntarily
self-deport. She finally did leave, then came back, paying someone to smuggle her across the border, for which she was
almost immediately caught be the Border Patrol, making her an alien absconder.
Day the New York Times Lost All Credibility. [Scroll down] If one had to pick a day when the
Times lost all credibility with Sanders and other independent journalists, it would be September 21, 1996.
On that day, the Times' Matthew Purdy told of how the St. Louis police used the TWA 800 plane to train a
bomb-sniffing dog six weeks before the crash. The trainer placed explosives throughout the plane and encouraged the
dog to find them. One law enforcement official told Purdy the explosives were kept in tightly wrapped packages but conceded,
"Testing can leave traces behind." The following day, September 22, the Times published what would prove to be
the investigation's obituary. "Can you imagine what a defense lawyer would do to us?" one investigator told reporter Don
Van Natta. "This pretty much knocks out the traces, unless we get something much more concrete."
NYT Asks Chelsea Clinton
About Her Favorite Books After Her Book Flops. The New York Times published an interview Thursday with
Chelsea Clinton about her favorite books, just days after her own book opened to terrible sales in its first week.
Clinton's book, Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why?, which she co-authored with Devi Sridhar,
came in 17,748th place in sales during its first week out, according to the Best Sellers Rank. The interview took place
for the New York Times' "By the Book" feature, for which the paper talks with leading authors. The feature does not
explain why Clinton was included as an author given her short career as a writer.
York Times Foams at the Mouth: DHS Seeking to Expel Wide Range of Illegal Aliens. [Scroll down] The
NYTEB said it: they are living in this country outside the law. If they crossed the borders without permission or
overstayed their visa, then they are unlawfully present. They also complained about creating an atmosphere of fear.
Good. Criminals should be worried. Illegals have no one to blame but themselves. This is not on the citizens
of the U.S. We didn't make them come here illegally/overstay visas. They CHOSE to do that. They chose that for their
children, in many cases. They do not help their case when they demand, DEMAND, that the United States give them money,
services, welfare, healthcare, housing, food, education, the right to vote, and citizenship. They aren't asking.
They're demanding. They're out in the streets insulting citizens, they freak out over citizens flying the flag of the
U.S., they fly the flags of Mexico and other nations, and they demand the return of the American southwest to Mexico.
Being humble would help their case: they are anything but.
Missing the Real Elephant in the Room. [Scroll down] The New York Times' big headline this week is, "Trump
Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence." How can they know that? The article begins with, "phone
records and intercepted calls" between the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence agencies. The campaign officials being U.S.
citizens, not to be spied on by the CIA or NSA without cause and warrants. How could the NY Times have this information?
Is the Times tapping phones? Doubtful. Instead it appears that U.S. intelligence agencies are listening in on
phone calls and other communications of American citizens. And then passing on the information to friendly news agencies.
York Times Claims Trump/Russia Connection, Then Admits They Can't Prove Any Connection. In a lengthy hit piece published
Tuesday [2/14/2017] scandalously titled "Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence," the New York Times
cites more leaked intelligence information targeting Team Trump that shows "repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence
officials" in the year before the election. The implied allegation is obvious: Trump colluded with the Russians to
take down Clinton and thus steal the presidency. There's only one problem: by the third paragraph of the 1300-word
article, the Times admits that its sources "said that, so far, they had seen no evidence of such cooperation."
Opinion: President Trump Should Target Guns Rather than Muslim Terrorists. A February 11 New York
Times opinion piece claims President Trump missed the mark with his executive order on immigration, suggesting he would
have kept Americans safer by targeting guns instead of Muslim terrorists. The author tries to support this suggestion
by pointing to things that have caused more American deaths than have been caused by Muslim terrorists. However, this
deductive process is ruined by fact that the author does not bother naming all the things that cause more American deaths
than have been caused by guns.
Times Seems Pretty Upset Over An Illegal Alien Felon Being Deported. President Trump persists in the absurd
claim that America will be safe and great again only after an assault on "bad dudes" and "criminal aliens," whom he has
promised to arrest and remove by the millions. [...] First, illegals should realize what can happen when they are in the
country illegally and commit any crime, especially a felony. Second, the NYTEB is suggesting that they continue breaking
the law by seeking sanctuary. They are advocating for lawlessness. Such is the state of the Liberal News.
Johnson Hyped Denying Visa-Free Travel to Those Who Visited NYT's '7 Muslim Countries'. In multiple congressional testimonies last year,
then-Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson hyped the action he was taking — under a law signed by President Barack Obama — to
deny visa-free travel to the United States to citizens of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries who had visited Syria, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen,
Somalia or Libya. "Foreign terrorist travel, the prospect of foreign terrorist travel to our homeland keeps me up at night," Johnson, for
example, testified in the House Homeland Security Committee on July 14, 2014.
Sarsour Rekindles the Left's Love Affair with Radical Extremism. The profile was titled "Linda Sarsour Is a Brooklyn Homegirl in
a Hijab," but Sarsour is much more than that. Designated a "champion of change" by the Obama White House, she was a delegate to the 2016
Democratic National Convention and a Bernie Sanders surrogate. In January, she served as one of the four national co-chairs of the Women's
March on Washington. Currently, she is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against Donald Trump's executive order on refugees. The
[New York] Times did not err in portraying Sarsour as a new left-wing champion, but like others who have lauded her, it omitted some details.
Story, Slim. In the post-November 8 universe, one man's fake news is another man's vitally important
scoop. The third-most emailed article in today's [2/7/2017] New York Times is surely both things depending on
who's reading it. [...] Here's the gist of it: A crack is growing in the Larson C Ice Shelf, "in an area already
vulnerable to warming temperatures" and may soon create a very large iceberg. [...] This is literally a story about an
iceberg that could form — and then do no appreciable damage. And lest you think there's any new
information here, the Times reports that scientists have been monitoring the thing since 2014.
York Times: Our Readers Are Too Dumb To Understand Global Warming Numbers. I recently wrote about the
wretched reporting on the claim that 2016 was the "hottest year on record," using as my main example a New York Times
article by Justin Gillis that gave his readers none of the relevant numbers they could use to evaluate that claim. None
of them. If you search for the actual numbers, you will eventually find that the effect they are claiming, the actual
amount by which this year was hotter than previous years, is smaller than the margin of error in the data. Shortly
afterward, I got a revealing response from Gillis. I'll fill in all the details for you, because the whole thing is an
important case study in why you can't trust mainstream reporting on global warming.
Useful Idiots No More. The media is forever
demanding that Christians take a "serious look" at their religion's lack of modern enlightenment, then declare any criticism
of the Koran "Islamophobia." "A Sinister Perception of Islam Now Steers the White House," blared a Thursday [2/2/2017]
headline on the front page of the New York Times. Could anyone imagine it running an equivalent headline about
Obama's White House and Christianity — "A Sinister Perception of Catholicism Now Steers the White House"? Later,
the paper changed "sinister perception" to "dark view of Islam."
Press Leaks by U.S. Have Become 'Systematic,' A Legal Filing in N.Y. Alleges. A New York-based FBI agent who
played a leading role in a string of recent insider trading prosecutions is under criminal investigation for what federal
prosecutors, in a recent court filing, call "unquestionable misconduct by an agent of the Government... improper and
inexcusable." It's the sort of story that ordinarily might be splashed across the front pages of the New York Times and the
Wall Street Journal — except that in this case, the misconduct of which the FBI agent, David Chaves, is suspected
was leaking grand jury information to the Times and the Journal.
snubs top-selling book on abortionist Gosnell. It sold out in three days on Amazon and is the fourth
bestselling hardcover nonfiction title in the country, but the New York Times did not include a new book about
Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell on its best seller list to be published Sunday [2/5/2017].
Anything Obama Did Was Constitutional. Anything Trump Does, Isn't. A tiny handful were affected by this
order — likely less than a dozen. And the reason the judge didn't issue a "broader ruling on the
constitutionality of President Trump's actions (for some reason, the Democrat Operators With Bylines at NYT
can't seem to bring themselves to call him that) was simple: The judge understood that Trump's Executive Order was
perfectly constitutional. I would further expect this temporary order to be overturned as soon as the Trump
administration can lodge an appeal with an appellate court.
orders on immigrants bring hypocritical and hysterical uproar. The mainstream media and opportunistic
politicians are in high dudgeon over President Trump's executive order to ban immigrants form certain terrorist-infested
regions from entering America. Journalists are putting blinders on to justify their attacks. These include the
New York Times's Maggie Haberman who made a fool of herself on Twitter by questioning whether any immigrants since 9/11 have
been implicated in terror attacks. She was quickly answered by many Americans who do not make a living at America's
"paper of record" — numerous immigrants have been involved in terrorism in America since 9/11. By the way,
Haberman, the New York Times White House correspondent, was revealed to be a partisan Democrat hack by Wikileaks.
Times Offers Well-Placed, Positive Take on March for Life. What a difference an election makes: The
annual pro-life March for Life, long ignored by the New York Times, led the paper's National section (page A8) on
Saturday, driven by a little political star power in the form of Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway and Vice President Mike Pence.
Editorial Board Horrified That Trump Wants To Fight 'Radical Islamic Terrorism'. The New York Times' editorial
board took a stand Thursday against President Donald Trump's vow to eradicate radical Islamic terrorism from the face of the
earth. The Times' editors worried that Trump's approach to fighting radical Islamic terrorism — which they
referred to with scare quotes — is "more likely to further inflame anti-American sentiment around the world than
to make the United States safer."
York Times Quietly Runs Stunning Correction On Editorial Attacking Electoral College. The New York Times
quietly issued a major correction to an editorial attacking the electoral college in December, admitting it has in fact
defended the electoral college at a time when it was politically expedient for Democrats. The paper ran the editorial
calling for an end to the electoral college in December, when Democrats were harping on the fact that Democratic nominee
Hillary Clinton beat President Donald Trump in the popular vote, and calling for reforms to make the system more "fair."
Obviously seeking to avoid the editorial position as politically motivated, the editorial emphasized what turned out to be a
false claim that the paper has opposed the electoral college system for 80 years.
for a Lightweight. The mainstream media tried hard in the transition period to continue to wound Trump,
sticking shivs in his proxies, his nominees. The NYT published a demonstrably false article claiming Rick Perry
didn't even know the scope of the duties of the Department of Energy; they promoted the Democratic falsehood that Tom Price
had violated his ethics obligations. The Washington Post headed a story "Trump picks former Governor Sunny Perdue,
who once led a prayer for rain, as agriculture secretary," making that seem like an outlandish thing only a hick or primitive
shaman would indulge in.
News Plus Fascism: New York Times Urges Boycott of Breitbart. In two op-ed articles for the New York
Times' Sunday Review [1/8/2017], the Gray Lady attacks Breitbart News and its founder, Andrew Breitbart, and encourages
an effort to "destroy" the company by appealing directly to advertisers not to support the website. One article, "How
to Destroy the Business Model of Breitbart and Fake News," written by someone actually called "Pagan Kennedy" (was
"Antichrist Roosevelt" not available?) celebrates the flagging effort of anonymous Twitter trolls who have tried to target
and intimidate companies whose ads appear alongside Breitbart News articles, via third party platforms. These would-be
censors of the totalitarian left have decided that since they cannot defeat conservative views and arguments on the merits,
they would prefer to eliminate them.
trying to undermine Trump legitimacy. House Speaker Paul Ryan stood stone-faced behind House Minority Leader
Nancy Pelosi as she addressed the new 115th Congress. Before handing him the gavel, she tossed a Molotov cocktail at
the GOP — saying our democracy cannot be "subverted by the dark operations of a foreign regime." Pelosi was
referring, of course, to reports that Russia had attempted to influence the American election in favor of Donald Trump, who
it is believed is friendlier to the Russian regime. Just days before U.S. intelligence agencies released findings to
that effect, she was surfing a wave of stories like one in the New York Times that bore the headline "Obama Strikes
Back at Russia for Election Hacking." This tapestry of vagueness has led to confusion about what exactly happened
during the election.
Suddenly Find 'Courage' to Stand up for First Amendment. "Thank you, Mr. President. During these
first 100 days, what has surprised you the most about this office, enchanted you the most about serving this in office,
humbled you the most and troubled you the most?" That was the obsequious question asked by a New York Times
reporter during one of President Barack Obama's first press conferences, in April 2009.
Yet 'Vibrant': New York Times Gushes Over 'The Fashion of Islam' Exhibit. The same liberal media that tout
women's rights, gender equality, equal pay, the freedom for a woman to express herself by choosing how to dress, is the same
media now pushing the narrative that "modest" Islamic fashion is the hottest style to hit the catwalks. Yes. For
the moment, The New York Times has thrown their feminist beliefs out the window, opting to promote a fashion that is
often viewed as oppressive to women because it forces them to cover their entire body and face for fear of receiving unwanted
glances from anyone other than their husbands.
Says GOP Stole Supreme Court Seat From Obama. The New York Times' Christmas Day editorial tags Senate
Republicans for "stealing" a seat on the Supreme Court that should have been filled by President Barack Obama. The
Times accuses Republicans of impugning the institutional integrity of the court by a hyper-partisan charade, arguing the
justices derive their legitimacy from their separation from the two political branches of government.
Claiming They Were Always Against Electoral College, New York Times Backtracks. As if the New York Times
didn't already issue enough corrections, they did it again Wednesday [12/21/2016]. After publishing a long-winded rant in Tuesday's
paper calling for the electoral college system to be abolished, the editorial board was forced to apologize for making inaccurate claims
about the paper's historical stance on the electoral college. The original article entitled, "Time to End the Electoral College,"
was just as bad as it sounds. The article was full of false claims, from claiming the electoral college was built on slavery, to
claiming that voters in California and New York get less representation than voters in Texas and Idaho. On top of that, apparently,
the paper can't even get their own history right.
reasons why the New York Times' War on Christmas denial is all wrong. The New York Times recently published an
article purporting to trace the history of the "War on Christmas." The article concludes that "there is no evidence of an
organized attack on Christmas in the United States," and expressed skepticism about the "alleged liberal antagonism toward
the holiday." As the author would tell it, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly stirred up the passions of his viewers based
on a book written in 2005 by another Fox News host, John Gibson, entitled "The War on Christmas." John Gibson interviewed
me for that book, and I detailed the legal battles I and others had fought against Christmas censorship from the mid-1980s.
New York Times' Fictitious Image of Gun Carriers. Sometimes someone inadvertently performs a public service by
bringing an unbelievably stupid and dangerous idea to the surface, where it can be exposed for what it is. The New
York Times can be credited — if that is the word — with performing this public service in a recent
editorial against proposals to allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed guns. They refer to what they call the
National Rifle Association's "fantasy that citizens can stand up to gunmen by shooting it out." Nobody has suggested any such
thing. Data collected over many years — but almost never seeing the light of day in the New York Times or the
rest of the mainstream media — show many thousands of examples of people defending themselves with a gun each year,
without having to pull the trigger.
Court Freakout at the New York Times. The New York Times was once known as The Grey Lady. Today, a more
apt moniker would be The Hysterical Bag Lady. The Times editorial board is home to the most immoderate, shrieking
Leftism you will find this side of the Nation. On Christmas Eve, the Times editorialized on The Stolen Supreme Court
Seat. It is a classic of the post-Trump-election freakout genre: [...] This is the substance of the Times's complaint:
that Senate Republicans "broke with longstanding tradition" by deferring the next Supreme Court selection until after the November
2016 election. How do the editorialists support their claim? By citing their own paper.
Times calls for end to Electoral College. The New York Times is calling for an end to the Electoral
College. Americans would prefer by overwhelming majorities to elect a president using a popular vote system, the
newspaper's editorial board said in a piece published Monday. "They understand, on a gut level, the basic fairness of
awarding the nation's highest office on the same basis as every other elected office — to the person who gets the
most votes," the editorial said.
Global Warming Is Turning Polar Bears Into 'Climate Refugees'. The New York Times actually agrees that
Arctic-dwelling polar bears are "climate refugees," fleeing for their lives from melting sea ice, which of course according
to all the radical politicians, activists and media outlets, is caused by humans... these basket cases are really looking for
anything to call a 'refugee'.
News, the New York Times Way. Not a day goes by now when the New York Times doesn't run an article about the
danger of "fake news." So, I was reminded of the greatest bit of "fake news" ever published: the New York Times's
cover-up of Stalin's murder of 7 million people. For which the New York Times won (and jealously keeps) a Pulitzer Prize.
Times Has Great News: Our Republic Is Ending, Becoming Either Nazi Germany Or The Roman Empire! The Sore
Loser Symphony continues. Trump Derangement Syndrome reigns. Buzzfeed's Chris Geidner lays out the Sore Loser
playbook for how Democrats will attempt to block Trump. Michael Moore has his own Sore Loser request for the Electoral
College. And then there's Sore Loser Paul Krugman, who had nary a bad word or complaint about Obama during the past
8 years, proclaiming we're either heading towards Nazi Germany or the Roman Empire.
Slams The NYT: Totally Fake Conspiratorial BS Stories. This past Sunday [12/11/2016], former Speaker of the
House Newt Gingrich appeared on Fox's MediaBuzz and discussed the viral topic of 'fake news' in relation to the New York
Times. [...] Newt is a smart man. And he isn't fooled by the pathetic attempts of the New York times to pretend to take
the alleged 'fake news epidemic' seriously. Especially since they are a major peddler of false stories and factless
ramblings meant to support the Liberal narrative. The Old Gray Lady has not been taken seriously by anyone outside of
the Democrat Party for many years at this point.
York Times Hires Reporter Who Sent Stories To Clinton Staffers For Approval. Politico's Glenn Thrush, who was
exposed in WikiLeaks emails sending stories to Hillary Clinton staffers before publication, will be joining the New York
Times to cover the White House, The Huffington Post reported Monday [12/12/2016]. "We're thrilled that Glenn Thrush is
joining The Times," Elisabeth Bumiller, The New York Times' Washington bureau chief, told The Huffington Post. "He's a premier
political journalist, a master of breaking news and long-form story telling and a stellar addition to our White House team."
York Times Hires Glenn Thrush After Wikileaks Humiliation. The New York Times has hired Politico's chief political
correspondent Glenn Thrush, after Wikileaks outed chummy and even subservient emails from Thrush to Democratic operatives in the 2016 election
cycle. Thrush became the face of Democratic collusion with journalists during the 2016 campaign, after emails revealed by Wikileaks showed him
asking Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta for approval on language before publishing a story about the campaign's fundraising strategy.
executive editor: 'We don't get the role of religion in people's lives'. The New York Times' executive editor
said that his newspaper — and "media powerhouses" across the nation — "do not understand what motivates devoutly
religious Americans." Dean Baquet sat down Thursday [12/8/2016] with NPR for an extended interview on the media landscape
following Donald Trump's presidential election win on Nov. 8. Host Terry Gross essentially engaged in an after-action review
in terms of what media outlets can learn from the election cycle. When Mr. Baquet was asked whether he is "wrestling" with
how to cover President-elect Trump, he used the question to pivot to ways to reach religious readers.
Carlson Takes on NY Times Over Liberal Bias. Tucker Carlson faced off with New York Times editor Liz Spayd
tonight [12/2/2016] over the paper's liberal bias. Carlson argued that the Times became an advocacy organization for
Hillary Clinton against President-elect Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign. Spayd, who recently wrote that better
campaign coverage was needed, acknowledged that there is a lack of ideological diversity at the paper.
Walter Reed: NYT Hailed Obama's 'Sacred Duty' to Troops, But Bush Staged Photo Op. Presidential visits to
wounded soldiers at Walter Reed should be non-political events worthy of non-partisan coverage, but the New York Times
manages to shows its colors even in those solemn moments. In the half-page "Obama's Sacred Duty: Visiting the
Wounded — Trips to Walter Reed Take Toll and Inspire" for Wednesday's [11/30/2016] edition, reporter Gardiner
Harris brought a somber, emotional, personalized tone to the proceedings. [...] Yet the tone was quite more brusque and
abrupt, almost guilt-tripping, when it came to former President George W. Bush's visits to the wounded at Walter Reed during
the Iraq War, even down to the terse headlines, like this one from November 2004: [...]
Columnist Calls Trump 'Least Successful' Candidate Of Our Time. New York Times columnist Gail Collins calls
President-elect Donald Trump one of the "least successful" presidential candidates in American history in an op-ed Thursday
[12/1/2016]. Although Trump pulled off an unprecedented comeback in the polls to win the election, Collins points to his
loss in the popular vote as evidence he's actually one of the least successful candidates ever. "The one positive
effect of the recount, besides reassuring people who worry the Russians might be capable of hacking a massive American vote
tally, is the way it reminds the nation, every day, that Donald Trump is one of the least successful successful presidential
candidates in American history," she writes.
Not Trump, Racialize Our Politics. The most absurd Democratic meme to emerge from the party's ballot-box defeat
is the claim that it is Donald Trump, rather than Democrats, who engages in "aggressive, racialized discourse," in the
words of a Los Angeles Times op-ed. By contrast, President Barack Obama sought a "post-racial, bridge-building
society," according to New York Times reporter Peter Baker. Obama's post-racial efforts have now "given way to
an angry, jeering, us-against-them nation," writes Baker, in a front-page "news" story. Tell that valedictory for
"post-racial bridge-building" to police officers, who have been living through two years of racialized hatred directed at
them in the streets, to the applause of many Democratic politicians.
An Obituary of The New York
Times. Working with the government to suppress stories, covering up election fraud in the ruling party
and ruthlessly campaigning against the main US opposition leader, The New York Times has sentenced itself to wither
away into irrelevance. Remembered only in history books as a relic of the Cold War, much like its sister newspaper
Pravda of the Soviet Union.
accused by its public editor of bias in Trump, Clinton coverage. The public editor for The New York Times said
Sunday that the number of complaints the newspaper received over its coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign spiked to
five times its normal level. Complaints to the paper included claims that its coverage was biased against Trump during
the general election as well as accusations from readers that it favored candidate Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders during
the Democratic primaries.
Wave Of NYT Readers Vote NO On 'Echo Chamber Of Liberal Intellectualism'. New York Times readers are writing to the
publication at a rate on par with what was seen after 9/11 with an angry message: "I expect more from The Times."
That's what reader Judy Barlas told NYTimes editor Liz Spayd for her article, "One Thing Voters Agree On: Better Campaign
Coverage Was Needed." Barlas supported Sen. Bernie Sanders, and felt like the Times pushed a narrative that then-competitor
Hillary Clinton was always going to win the Democratic nomination. Times readers are writing and calling the Times and
commenting on articles in droves to express, according to Spayd, "a searing level of dissatisfaction" with the 165-year-old
paper's coverage of the 2016 presidential election.
Open Letter To The New York Times: Hey, About Your Epic Failure in the Presidential Election. [Scroll
down] I point first to the banner headline across the top of page one on Wednesday, November 9, the day after the
election. With a solipsistic slant more appropriate to a journal of social psychology, it declared: "DEMOCRATS, STUDENTS, AND FOREIGN ALLIES FACE THE REALITY OF A
TRUMP PRESIDENCY." It was a headline that will live in journalism infamy. Bloomberg editor Mark Halperin explained
why. Said Halperin, "This is the day after a surprising, underdog, sweeping victory, and their headline is not 'Disaffected
Americans have a champion going to the White House' or 'The country votes for fundamental change.' The headline is about how
disappointed the friends of the people who run the New York Times are about what's happened." Halperin observed that the
headline was like a self-parody of the clueless editorial elite. "I mean, it's amazing!" he exclaimed. "I mean, it's
caught lying about President Trump. The New York Times gave lip service to mending its ways after the American
public repudiated the media and elected Donald Trump as the 45th president. But today, the public caught the New York
Times lying about Trump again.
questions for the New York Times. On Sunday [11/13/2016], the publisher and the executive editor of the New
York Times published a letter to the paper's readers, promising to "rededicate" the paper to its "fundamental mission". That
mission, they said, is to "report America and the world honestly, without fear or favor, striving always to understand and
reflect all political perspectives and life experiences in the stories that we bring to you." This is as close as the
Times is likely to come to apologizing to its readers for a year and a half of unbalanced — and often unhinged — coverage
of the presidential race.
Propaganda Disguised as Election Analysis. Julie Bosman and Monica Davey in a N.Y. Times article, "Republicans
Expand Control in a Deeply Divided Nation," use understatement and a rhetoric of "thoughtful analysis" to make their case
that Republican victories are negative events even though the people have spoken. By publishing this article, the N.Y.
Times once again becomes an instrument of partisan politics under the guise of high-minded journalism. The authors have
mastered the art of writing to project a sense that the reader is getting an overview of where we've been, where we are, and
where we're going. But in fact, the article is filled with bias against the Republicans. Distortions abound.
NY Times Ignore California Startup CEO's Trump Assassination Threats. On Sunday, Matthew Harrigan, the
President and CEO of PacketSled, Inc., posted specific threats to assassinate President-elect Donald Trump on Twitter and
Facebook. The company's board placed Harrigan on administrative leave on Monday [11/14/2016] and announced his
"resignation" very early Tuesday morning. That a company CEO could do what Harrigan did has to be national news,
right? Well, not yet. Searches on the company's name at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Associated
Press's main national site, its Big Story site, and at the New York Times returned no results, even though the tweets
involved occurred about 1½ days ago. And where are the lamentations about the "climate of hate" which might
have brought such a person to do something so completely unhinged?
'Vibrant Washington Fears Trump Will Drain Its Culture'. Jason Horowitz writes in The New York Times that the
Beltway elite fear that President-elect Donald Trump's "drain the swamp" mentality will greatly reduce the posh culture of
Washington, D.C., which expanded under Barack Obama's presidency.
New York Times can't improve until it admits bias. The New York Times is so, so very sorry that its
presidential election coverage was so, so very wrong. Please have pity on them, Times publisher Arthur "Pinch"
Sulzberger Jr. begged his paper's readers the other day. "We aim to rededicate ourselves to the fundamental mission of
Times journalism. That is to report America and the world honestly, without fear or favor...," Sulzberger said in a
letter. Tell me, how is the paper going to "rededicate" itself to "honesty" if it can't even admit that it was
dishonest during this past election? The Times' coverage was blatantly slanted against Republican Donald Trump, so much
so, in fact, that even its own Public Editor — who is supposed to be the referee of ethics — slammed
Times Brass Say Sorry for Blowing Election, as Liberal 'Narrative' Crumbles. It turns out the Times
can't really shape public opinion, much as the it has tried over the years. The latest evidence is a fascinating story
posted to Deadline on Friday [11/11/2016], by former Times-man Michael Cieply describing how editors put news
reporting on the backburner in favor of trying to shape the news itself, by establishing a narrative of coverage and then
finding facts and assigning stories to fit it.
Media and the Pollsters have lost their clout by incompetence and deceit. The entire media, even Fox news, reflected the bias against
Trump, a bias well-documented in the Wikileaks disclosures of the Podesta emails, showing the media conniving to feed Clinton debate questions and
coordinating their coverage with Hillary and the DNC. [...] Newsweek, which last sold for one dollar, was forced to recall 125,000 copies of
its souvenir Madam President edition. We're just not so into you fools any more. And apparently even the editor of the NYT —
the paper which published a piece suggesting it was okay for journalists to abandon objective reporting to help Hillary, has now relented and said
"that the paper would "reflect" on its coverage of this year's election while rededicating itself to reporting on "America and the world" honestly."
Online friends remain skeptical of this new found "humility" of the formerly dominant media.
What a dramatic departure this will be: New
York Times publisher vows to 'rededicate' paper to reporting honestly. The publisher of The New York Times
penned a letter to readers Friday [11/11/2016] promising that the paper would "reflect" on its coverage of this year's
election while rededicating itself to reporting on "America and the world" honestly. Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., the
paper's embattled publisher, appealed to Times readers for their continued support.
New York Times: We
blew it on Trump. The Gray Lady feels the agony of political defeat — in her reputation and in her
wallet. After taking a beating almost as brutal as Hillary Clinton's, the New York Times on Friday made an
extraordinary appeal to its readers to stand by her. The publisher's letter to subscribers was part apology and part
defense of its campaign coverage, but the key takeaway was a pledge to do better. Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr.
admitted the paper failed to appreciate Donald Trump's appeal.
The New York Times Become a Democratic Party Newspaper? It wasn't until 1851 that Henry Raymond started the New York Times, ushering in a
new era in journalism as a paper of "non-partisan, independent thought." How times have changed. Although many newspapers still have the word "Democrat"
in their titles and a few have the word "Republican" there really aren't any newspapers today that could be regarded as organs of a political party —
unless ... (strange as it may be) ... you count The New York Times itself! Even though the Times is still regarded by journalists as "the
paper of record," its unsigned editorials and the editorials of its flagship writer, Paul Krugman, are increasingly hard to distinguish from the party line of
the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
Halperin Rips NY Times' Anti-Trump Bias Following Election: 'This Is The Onion'. Bloomberg's Mark Halperin
singled out The New York Times in particular for it's [sic] biased coverage of Donald Trump's presidential victory
Thursday [11/10/2016], saying that its post-election headline could have come straight from the satirical newspaper The
Onion. "I love The New York Times. I think it's a great institution..." Halperin said on MSNBC's Morning
Joe, holding up a copy of the print version. "Look at the headline of this story." The front page headline of
The Times read "Democrats, Students And Foreign Allies Face The Reality Of A Trump Presidency." "This is the day
after a surprising underdog sweeping victory," Halperin pointed out.
York Times executive editor: 'New York is not the real world'. New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet said
his newspaper's insular world view is at fault for so wrongly misreading the election that saw Donald Trump become the
president-elect. In an interview with Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg, Baquet said he and his publication at large
did not see Trump's coming success on Election Day because they do not understand much of the country's voters.
A Coup Against the
Constitution. A New York Times editorial Monday [11/7/2016] on the Senate's role in the confirmation process not only gets
it wrong, the analysis betrays a fundamental liberal disagreement with the U.S. Constitution. [...] Specifically, the editorial casts
the suggestion that the Senate has a role to play in deciding who is ultimately confirmed to serve on the Supreme Court as a radical
departure from how the American Republic was meant to work. It does so by an absurd suggestion that the Senate's decision not to
rubber stamp a president's nominee would be equivalent with Al Gore's refusing to abide by the Supreme Court's decision settling the
2000 presidential election — had he done so. This is not how the Constitution works.
Times Ultra-Concerned About Hillary's Male Tormentors. She decided to stick with a man who was credibly accused
of sexual assault and rape, a guy who received oral sex in the White House while president. Hillary had to know what
kind of person he was. She hitched her wagon to Huma Abedin, who was in a relationship with Weiner, and decided to
stick around after the first sexual allegations. Hillary let her stick around. Seriously, if Hillary can't take
the heat in the rough and tumble world of politics, perhaps she should get out. Much of this sounds like the old "she
can dish it out, but she can't take it" recipe. Oh, and of course, this lays the foundation for calling all opposition
to Hillary, should she win the presidency, as sexxxxxist, just like we've had almost 8 years of calling all opposition
to Obama as raaaaacist.
Times Writer: 'It Would Be Helpful' for Clinton if Natural Disaster Struck a Red State. In an interview with
Slate's "Political Gabfest" podcast, New York Times staff writer Emily Bazelon speculated about how a natural disaster
striking a Republican state would be helpful for Hillary Clinton if she won the presidency. Bazelon was asked how
Clinton could best unify the country if she won the election next week. "I'm not wishing this upon anyone, but it would
be helpful for her to have a natural disaster to deal with in a red state where she could go and be..." she said to laughter
from the live audience.
York Times reports 95.7 percent fall in quarterly profit. The New York Times Co reported a 95.7 [percent] fall in
quarterly profit, hit by restructuring charges related to headcount reductions. Net profit attributable to the newspaper publisher
fell to $406,000, or break-even per share, in the third quarter, from $9.4 million, or 6 cents per share, a year earlier.
Revenue fell to $363.6 million from $367.4 million. The company, struggling to transition to digital, said online ad
revenues grew 21.5 percent and now account for more than 35 percent of its advertising receipts.
The Left's Vision.
No one has presented the social vision of the left more often than Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times — and no
one has been more certain that those who do not happen to share his vision "just don't get it," as he has repeatedly
declared. Mr. Kristof's essay "Growing Up Poor in America" in the October 30th New York Times is a classic example
of the mindset of the left. It begins with the story of a poor black teenager in Arkansas, being raised by a single mom.
Sometimes he goes hungry and his home does not have even one book. But it does have television sets with huge screens, and
apparently there is money enough to buy marijuana. [...] Of such youngsters he says, "as a society, we fail them long before they
New York Times Invents a Narrative on Comey. [Scroll down] For some reason, it took two reporters to
invent the story. After a brief rehash of Hoover's villainy in the first paragraphs — just in case the
reader missed Prof. Pavlov's bell — the third paragraph concludes: "[T]oday, after his second sensational
public statement on the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's email, some critics and historians are comparing [Comey] to Hoover."
Writer Frames Hillary Clinton As The Victim Of Testosterone. Frank Bruni, a writer for the liberal fish-wrapping known
as the New York Times, has the entire history of Hillary Clinton's corruption figured out. It's far more nuanced than mere
commoners can grasp, apparently, but just to break down Bruni's main gist: Men are pigs.
New York Times: No Longer Troubled By Clinton's Big-Time Russian Connections. The Clinton campaign, stung
by the resumption of the FBI email probe, has returned to Donald Trump's taxes and his alleged Russian connections.
They ask indignantly: Do voters not know that a former Trump campaign manager consulted for Ukraine's ousted president
and that another attended an ill-timed meeting in the Kremlin. Clinton supporters add to their list of grievances
against James Comey for his reticence to confirm that Russia is behind WikiLeaks. I guess Comey has become a Putin
puppet along with Trump. If we go back to April 24, 2015, a New York Times investigative report illustrates
why the Clinton campaign should think twice about accusing the Trump campaign of cozying up to Russia.
at New York Times and Washington Post Rather Perturbed About FBI Dropping Bomb on Hillary's Campaign. [Scroll
down] See? This is mostly the Comey's fault, and suddenly transparency is required. From the FBI. Of
course, the NYTEB has barely asked for the same from Hillary during this whole time, and, certainly, you can imagine the
resulting editorials, including on the reopening of the case, had she been a Republican, and they would have been vastly
different. Not to be outdone, the Washington Post Editorial Board, which had previously only chided Mrs. Clinton
over her poor conduct, questions the timing. [...] Obviously, their concern is for Hillary's POTUS chances. They
certainly weren't concerned with the provocations of so far unfounded accusations against Trump, ones which have no actual
hard proof that he sexually assaulted anyone decades ago. Just someone saying. Imagine, again, the difference had
Hillary been a Republican. They would have cheered this reopening, saying it is good for our democratic process.
Post Seem Rather Upset About FBI Reopening Hillary Server Case. [Scroll down] See? This is mostly
the Comey's fault, and suddenly transparency is required. From the FBI. Of course, the NYTEB has barely asked for the
same from Hillary during this whole time, and, certainly, you can imagine the resulting editorials, including on the reopening of
the case, had she been a Republican, and they would have been vastly different. Not to be outdone, the Washington Post
Editorial Board, which had previously only chided Mrs. Clinton over her poor conduct, questions the timing [...]
Obamacare Rate Hikes Do Hurt People with Employer Plans. Among the most frequently repeated talking points
promulgated by the White House and its media allies about Obamacare's latest premium spikes is that they only affect the
"small" number of people who buy coverage on the individual market, leaving those with employer-based coverage
unscathed. The New York Times dutifully parrots the party line, "These increases really matter only for those
who buy their own insurance." This is just another in the long list of lies the law's apologists have told to save the
President's "signature domestic achievement." In reality, this premium spike will adversely affect the lives of 177 million
Americans. But before we get to the people with job-based coverage, let's take a look at the actual Americans the Times
so lightly dismisses as insignificant.
The Truth About
the Late Tom Hayden — Whitewashed by the MSM. The worst claim in the [New York] Times'
obituary is that Hayden was a "peace activist" who "opposed violent protests but backed militant demonstrations." He could be
called a peace activist only if one views someone who supported a Communist victory in Vietnam as a proponent of "peace."
Clinton Ally Lays Out How To Get NYT To Cover Hillary More Favorably. A confidant of Hillary Clinton campaign
chair John Podesta laid out in an email how to get The New York Times to change how the paper covered the former secretary of
state, according to leaked emails. Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden told Podesta how former New York
Mayor Michael Bloomberg met with Arthur Sulzberger, NYT's publisher, to get the paper to cover him more favorably.
Times Examines Mass Shootings and Gun Laws. Every time a horrific crime committed with a gun gets national
attention, politicians will usually recommend more stringent gun laws as a response. (With the phrase "gun control" out of
vogue, you usually hear these days about "common sense gun safety laws.") The New York Times, who last year ran a nearly
unprecedented front-page editorial calling for the banning and confiscation of a commonly used and rarely abused class of
civilian firearms, investigated today how and whether laws, either existing or proposed, would have impacted "all 130 shootings
last year in which four or more people were shot, at least one fatally, and investigators identified at least one attacker."
Confronts NYT Reporter On Bias: Know Any Pro-Life Reporters? MSNBC host Chris Matthews confronted a New
York Times reporter on media bias during a "Hardball" segment Monday, asking whether she knows anyone at the paper who is
pro-life. "And really this is something I think that is kind of an effective argument," NYT reporter Yamiche Alcindor
told Matthews, referring to GOP nominee Donald Trump's argument the "elite media" is biased against him and is helping rig
the election. "Because people really do feel when they go and get the news that they are really getting it from these
people who have some sort of plan to rig this election, or rig the economy, or don't want to cover the real issues."
York Times Names A.G. Sulzberger Deputy Publisher. The New York Times brought a new generation of the Sulzberger family into its
top ranks on Wednesday, naming Arthur Gregg Sulzberger the deputy publisher. The appointment positions him to succeed his father as
publisher and chairman of The New York Times Company. Should he ascend to that position, Mr. Sulzberger, 36, would represent the
fifth generation of his family to serve as publisher since the family patriarch, Adolph S. Ochs, purchased the newspaper in 1896.
Campaign And Harry Reid Worked With NYT To Smear State Dept Watchdog. The Clinton campaign coordinated with
Nevada Sen. Harry Reid to use The New York Times to smear the State Department's deputy inspector general as State's
internal watchdog was investigating Clinton aide Huma Abedin, The Daily Caller can report. The scheme is revealed in a
series of emails hacked from the Gmail account of Clinton campaign manager John Podesta. The most damning message is a
Nov. 13, 2015 email that Clinton campaign press secretary Brian Fallon sent to Phil Schiliro, a former White House official
and longtime Democratic operative who has helped the Clinton campaign in various capacities.
Times Suddenly Very Concerned Over People Complaining About Vote Rigging. [Scroll down] Say, where was
the NY Times when Democrats were going ape over the supposed theft of the 2000 election? Liberals still say Bush stole
the election. They, somewhat quieter, say Bush stole the 2004 election by rigging Ohio. Where was the NY Times
EB when Democrats, including elected ones, were saying that Bush would cancel the 2004 and 2008 elections over some sort of
manufactured incident. Where was the NY Times pre-elections when Democrats were complaining about the elections being
rigged via Diebold voting machines and other things?
York Times: Michelle Obama has good rhythm because she's black. Have you ever seen Michelle Obama dance
on TV, realize what a good dancer she is, and wonder why she has such good rhythm? Well, wonder no more. The New
York Times has the answer: because she's black. The Times recently invited the most fervent supporters of Obama
to write love letters to her, and one of them, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, said Michelle Obama has good rhythm precisely because
she is black.
and collusion. Modern journalists have little in common with those I was privileged to know when I was a
copyboy at NBC News in Washington in the '60s. Today's "journalists" will disagree, but as numerous surveys have shown,
the public trust in what is collectively called the media has sunk to an all-time low. Only the media think they don't
have to change and can continue to sell a product more and more people refuse to buy. WikiLeaks dumps of Clinton
campaign emails with reporters should contain enough proof for any reasonable person that big media is in the tank for
her. In what may be unprecedented, The New York Times allowed Hillary to edit her own quotes.
the New York Times Discuss Whether Mohammed's Flying Horse Really Visited the Temple Mount? So the New York
Times lapsed into what has been called Temple Trutherism by trying to deny the existence of the Jewish temples on the Temple
Mount. [...] But let's have some equal time here. The Temple Mount is holy to Jews because of the Temples. So the
New York Times chose to discuss whether the Temples really existed. It's holy to Muslims because Mohammed supposedly
flew there on a flying horse (with a woman's head). Can we get a discussion of whether that really happened? Or
does the New York Times only find it acceptable to mock Judaism, not Islam?
is war': Trump drafting lawsuit against NY Times. Donald Trump's campaign was drafting a defamation lawsuit
against the New York Times late Wednesday night, hours after the news organization published a story in which two women
accused the Republican presidential nominee of sexual assault, sources confirmed to the Washington Examiner.
Within hours of threatening to take legal action against the major publication for launching a "completely false, coordinated
character assassination against" him, Trump had requested that his attorneys draft a major lawsuit against the Times.
New York Times tossed its integrity out the window just to bash Donald Trump. There is apparently nothing wrong
with America that can't be blamed on Donald Trump. He is single-handedly destroying the Republican Party, trashing
presidential debates and spoiling the reputation of locker-room talk. And — breaking news alert! —
Trump is even changing journalism. His habit of saying things that nobody ever said before is forcing reporters to unleash
their partisan views instead of just giving the facts. Some of these charges may be true, but the one about Trump changing
journalism is demonstrably false. All the more so because it comes from the editor of the New York Times, who happens
to be the actual guilty party.
Media Ignore Recent Wikileaks Release. Major news outlets have devoted very little attention to the Wikileaks
release of thousands of John Podesta's emails. The New York Times, allegedly America's "paper of record," has only
written five stories about the leaks. None about Hillary saying Saudi Arabia and Qatar fund ISIS, the state department
coordinating with the Clinton campaign, or journalists' coziness with the Clinton campaign. Possibly the reason the
Times didn't cover the latter is because two of their writers were exposed in the leaks for their close relationship with the
Campaign E-Mails Singled Out NYT's Haberman for 'A Very Good Relationship' for Spin Help. Buried within the
latest batch of e-mails from the hacker Guccifer 2.0, the Clinton campaign specifically singled out then-Politico and
current New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman as someone they "have...a very good relationship with" and thus could
assist them in the spin "achiev[ing] our objective and do the most shaping." The Glenn Greenwald-led site The Intercept
pulled together the damning e-mails that, in the words of Greenwald and Lee Fang, prove that "a central component of the
Clinton campaign strategy is ensuring that journalists they believe are favorable to Clinton are tasked to report the stories
the campaign wants circulated."
A Banana Republic, If We Choose to Keep It. ##
Then there's the story currently front and center in the campaign, namely the New York Times revealing Donald Trump's 1995 tax returns.
The paper learned that he took a $916 million loss that may have allowed him to avoid paying taxes "for up to 18 years." In a true
testament to the utter corruption that informs our mainstream media, virtually every subsequent story has focused political permutations that attend
this revelation. Except that's not the real story. The real story is the possibility someone in the federal government violated federal
law — the violation of which "shall be a felony punishable by a fine in any amount not exceeding $5,000, or imprisonment of not more than 5 years,
or both, together with the costs of prosecution." The Times itself might be off the hook, due to a Supreme Court decision that allows the media to
disseminate information illegally obtained so long as they didn't participate in illegalities. Yet it is revealing that Times executive editor
Dean Baquet stated at a Harvard panel discussion last month he would be willing to risk jail time to publish such material.
Lawyers Gearing Up For Fight With The New York Times. Lawyers representing Republican presidential nominee
Donald Trump sent a letter to The New York Times threatening a lawsuit after the paper published several pages of Trump's
1995 tax returns. The Manhattan mogul tapped Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, a leading litigation firm whom he's
lavished with praise in the past, to lead his response. Marc Kasowitz, a veteran litigator, told the Times he would
execute "prompt initiation of appropriate legal action" should they publish Trump's returns. He said that Trump had not
authorized the release of his tax returns and their publication would therefore be unlawful.
Hillary Administration the Media Yearns for Will Be a Disaster. [Scroll down] And what was the presenting
complaint this time — that Trump had a business reversal and used that to avoid taxes. No matter this was perfectly
legal, conventional really, and that the New York Times, that daily cheat sheet for dimly-informed progressives that first
revealed this latest of Trump's "malfeasances," had done the same itself to the tune of millions — this time it was Donald
using the tax code. Bad! [...] Meanwhile, actual crimes, not imaginary ones, had been committed and continued to be
revealed, although hardly anyone was commenting or saying much about it.
Is Dying, And The GOP Should Be Its Death Panel. When The New York Times tells you Obamacare is "ailing"
and must change to survive, rest assured that the law is in serious trouble. Then again, people who read The New
York Times might be under the impression the only way to fix a collapsing state-run program is to pass another, more
intrusive state-run program — in this case, a "public option." In truth, it was probably something of a shock
to most Times readers that the Affordable Care Act had struggled at all. For years, left-wing punditry has been churning
our [sic] prodigious quantities of Obamacare fanfic, praising and hailing every ACA stumble as another unrealized measure of success.
York Times forfeits ethics in publishing Trump taxes. [Susanne] Craig wrote in her story — showing a
$916 million loss by Trump that may have allowed him to legally not pay federal income taxes over the past two
decades — that she'd been "on the hunt" for Trump's taxes for some time. The Trump campaign, however, argues
the documents were obtained illegally. [...] Federal law clearly states it is illegal to publish someone's tax returns
NYT gets tax welfare.
The Obama administration illegally gave the New York Times IRS information on Donald John Trump, which the New York
Times illegally published, and which it extrapolated as meaning Trump paid no federal income taxes for several
years — or maybe he paid a billion dollars a year in taxes. What we do know as a fact is the New York
Times not only paid no taxes in 2014 but received tax welfare of $3.5 million from the IRS. We know whatever Trump did
with his taxes is legal because for five years (at least) President Obama has targeted Trump as an enemy of Obama's corrupt
regime. They would have prosecuted by now. Near as I can tell, he took a huge loss one year and can carry that over
loss for several years.
women furious Americans don't smile at them on airplanes. Muslim women are being beaten, killed, and sold into
slavery in the Muslim Middle East. But these are small potatoes compared to the indignities fundamentalist Muslim women
are suffering in America. In America, sharia-compliant women complain that Americans do not smile enough at them on
airplanes. This is why the New York Times has chosen to put a spotlight on the indignities hijab-covered women suffer
every time they go to the airport.
York Times Publishes Tax Returns of a Private Citizen, in Shallow Attempt To Assist Hillary Clinton. The New
York Times has published part of the tax returns of a private citizen in an effort to score political points for a candidate
they endorse, Hillary Clinton. That should be the real headline people pause and think about. The front pages of
the tax returns themselves are essentially a non-issue, representing the 1995 gross business loss incurred by candidate
Donald Trump who operates a massive conglomeration of business entities. The anti-Trump political angle is easily
identifiable within the extensive article use of: "could have", "might be", "may have", phrases used throughout the
woven narrative. Journalistic "narratives" are rarely based on facts.
Or Something: Trump Might Possibly Could Have Avoided Paying Taxes For 18 Years. [Scroll down] If the part where he didn't pay
taxes afterwards is true, then, so what? He followed the laws. Mr. Trump didn't pass the law. Would you not follow the laws, take
advantage of the laws? Of course you would. Democrats who constantly call for higher taxes, for everyone paying their "fair share," they
themselves take advantage of all the "loopholes" [...] in the tax law to reduce their tax liability. Virtually everyone takes advantage of the
tax code to reduce their tax liability. Nearly 45% will had a net zero federal tax liability in 2016, up from 42% in 2013.
New York Times Paid No Taxes in 2014. The New York Times has excited the Clinton campaign and the rest
of the media with a revelation that Republican nominee Donald Trump declared a $916 million loss in 1995 that might have
resulted in him not paying taxes in some subsequent years. The implication, reinforced by CNN's Jake Tapper on State
of the Union on Sunday morning [10/2/2016], is that Trump "avoided" paying taxes, when in fact his tax liability was zero.
York Times Declares Ohio No Longer 'Bellwether' as Trump Pulls Ahead. The New York Times, the so-called
"paper of record," has declared that the all-important swing state of Ohio is no longer an important battleground in the
presidential election — now that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is winning it. Trump pulled
ahead of Clinton in the Buckeye State in the RealClearPolitics poll average on Sep. 13, and has never looked back.
Times Exec. Editor: Trump Must Be Called 'Liar,' But Hillary's Just a Normal Exaggerating Politician. On Thursday's [9/22/2016]
Morning Edition, National Public Radio host Steve Inskeep interviewed New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet regarding the paper's
provocative decision to overturn journalistic convention in the wake of Donald Trump's success and to start reporting his alleged misstatements as "lies."
But when asked about HIllary, Baquet apparently forgot Clinton's 25 years of public prevarication. [...] Perhaps the Times executive editor
hasn't been paying attention to current events for the last 25 years. Lying to the public about her private server and classified emails, and
of course her career record of whoppers, from Whitewater up to her recent pneumonia diagnosis.
Maureen Dowd: My Lefty Pals Want to Censor Trump, Any Anti-Hillary Stories. On Sunday's [9/18/2016]
Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd asked New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd to explain "Upper West Siders
panicking" over the latest polls. Dowd said liberal friends won't read any interviews she does with Trump, that "they
would like to censor any stories about Trump and also censor any negative stories about Hillary. They think she should
have a total free pass."
'New York Times' Empire of Fantasy. Leftism, like a zombie virus, eats the brains of respected institutions and
renders them empty, animated monsters who feast on the flesh of the republic. Thus the New York Times, a
genuinely great institution forty years ago, the paper of record that ran all the news that was fit to print, is now a
shambling, drooling phantom of its former self, a record of little more than Democrat talking points, running all the news
that fits with its point of view. I once called the Democrat-Media complex an Empire of Lies, but the Times has
gone way beyond that now. In a leading editorial last week, the Times showed itself to be the google-eyed
emperor of an Empire of Fantasy, the Willy Wonka of a candy cane world that exists only within the confines of its pages.
Save The New York Times From Itself? It is impossible to imagine a world without The New York Times.
But it is also increasingly impossible to imagine how The New York Times, as it is currently configured, continues to
exist in the modern media world.
Times Again Sends Memo Reminding Reporters Not to Editorialize on Social Media. For the second time in three
months, The New York Times sent a memo to reporters reminding them not to editorialize about sensitive political
issues. Back in June, Times higher-ups sent a memo to reporters warning against editorializing in the wake of
the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting. "People following Times newsroom staffers online expect them to be well-informed
and thoughtful," wrote associate managing editor Philip Corbett. "But we should leave the opinions to our colleagues on
the Opinion side."
York Times Can't Stop Pushing the Myth of Obama's Literary Genius. [Scroll down] For years, Obama has
encouraged this fiction. "I've written two books," he told a crowd of teachers in Virginia in July of 2008. The
crowd applauded. "I actually wrote them myself," he added with a wink and a nod, and now the teachers exploded in
laughter. They got the joke: Republicans were too stupid to write their books. No one much cared about
Obama's second book, The Audacity of Hope, a policy brief written by committee and published in 2006. It was his
1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father, that emerged as the sacred text in the cult of Obama. "There is no
underestimating the importance of Dreams from My Father in the political rise of Barack Obama," New Yorker
editor David Remnick would later write in his exhaustive look at Obama's life and career, The Bridge. The
problem, of course, is that Obama did not write either of his books in any meaningful way.
media is torching its standards to cover the election. There is nothing more to learn about Hillary Clinton's
home-brew server, deleted e-mails, chronic cough or anything else that makes her look bad, according to The Washington
Post. And The New York Times, stung by Clinton's woeful performance at last week's presidential forum, believes the
debates are going to be a total disaster unless moderators get much, much tougher with Donald Trump. [...] America's two most
prominent newspapers used to compete for Pulitzer Prizes and readers, but now they're competing to see which can suck up
more to Clinton.
Times: Iran Ransom Story Is 'Fake,' Because Obama Says So. The New York Times editorial board declared
firmly Tuesday [8/23/2016] that the accusation that the Obama administration paid a ransom to ensure the release of American
hostages was "fake," and the Obama administration's diplomatic actions deserve to be lavishly praised. We know this,
they argue, because the Obama administration says so. That's only a barely an exaggeration. The easiest way to
describe the editorial, "The Fake $400 Million Iran 'Ransom' Story," is lazy; it literally just takes the
administration's talking points and repeats them verbatim: [...]
'Mischief'? A "Pandora's
box of constitutional mischief" is the phrase the New York Times is using to describe a convention of the states to consider
amendments to the United States Constitution. The Gray Lady is in full panic mode over such a convention, having
awakened from its Rumpelstiltskinian slumber in respect of America's supreme law. It's discovered that we are now six
states away from the 34 states needed to call for a states' convention that would, in the Times' phrase, be "unprecedented"
in our Republic's history. Which would be, in our view, precisely one of the convention's virtues. It would mark
the first time the states asserted their full constitutional authority. It would take two thirds of the states to
convene such a meeting. The parlousness of our politics derives from the failure of anyone to step up to deal with
the deep issues. This has brought us to what the editor of the New York Sun has called our "constitutional moment."
The sooner we convene the states to address the deep issues, the sooner we'll return to a calmer political life.
The Editor says...
This sounds a lot like someone playing a board game, who has never read the rules, falsely accusing another player of cheating.
The provision for a convention of the states is right there in the Constitution, for anyone willing to read it.
You Only Read The New York Times And Washington Post, You Have No Idea The Soros Leak Happened. On June 4,
2016, the New York Times editorial board wrote an article titled "Big Money Rearranges Its Election Bets." "Both parties
are busy exploiting the power of barely regulated super PACs to accept unlimited six- and seven-figure donations for candidates,"
the editors wrote. "At the same time, campaigns are concealing the names of other rich donors in 'dark money' operations
palmed off as tax exempt 'social welfare' agencies supposedly dedicated to doing good, not to bare knuckle politics."
But two-and-a-half months later, when the internal workings of a powerful political network palmed off as a tax-exempt
"social welfare" agency supposedly dedicated to doing good were released to the public — unveiling the big money
ties to many of the left's top social causes — the Times kept its readers in the dark.
York Times Tech Columnist Calls on Google to Hide Hillary Health Info. New York Times tech columnist
Farhad Manjoo is calling on Google to "fix" its search engine results to hide evidence of Hillary Clinton's failing
health. "Go online and put down, 'Hillary Clinton illness,' and take a look at the videos yourself," Rudy Giuliani
recently said on Fox News, during an argument about how sick Clinton really is. Manjoo of the Times called for
Google to "fix" the problem of search results possibly hurting the Democratic nominee.
None So Deaf as They Who Will Not Hear. The possibility that president Obama may not be as great as they thought has
gradually dawned on the New York Times. [...] Even the administration's supporters were left totally surprised by the trail of
disasters so intense it propelled Donald Trump to a presidential nomination. Jesse Bernstein in Tablet thinks that the
root cause of the blindness was insufferable smugness of the intellectual elite.
NYTimes: Journalists Drop Objectivity to "Get Trump".
The NYT writes a think-piece — rather, a feel-piece — explaining why they think journalistic ethics
they used to pretend to follow are no longer operative, and offers a defense as to why they shouldn't pretend any longer.
York Times Blames Donald Trump for Biased Media Coverage. [Scroll down] In 2008 — to pick an
arbitrary starting point — journalists swooned over the prospect of Barack Obama as the first black president, and
coordinated to discuss attacks on Obama's critics. In one particularly noxious episode, a photographer working for the
Atlantic photoshopped a cover image she had shot to cast McCain as a bloodthirsty monster. In 2012, journalists plotted
together to make Mitt Romney the target of Benghazi coverage, rather than Obama or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton —
and CNN's Candy Crowley infamously threw the second presidential debate to Obama. They played along with spurious attacks on
Romney's record, such as his supposed responsibility for the death of a worker's wife and the alleged mysteries in his tax returns.
York Times Plays Down ISIS Tie to Brutal Murder of French Priest. Earlier today [7/26/2016], 84-year old
Catholic priest Father Jacques Hamel was murdered his when one of two assailants who allegedly yelled "Allahu Akbar" and said
they were from "Daesh" (ISIS) burst into his French church and slit his throat. Father Hamel was killed around 9 AM
while celebrating mass in St. Étienne Church in the village of Saint-Etienne-du Rouvray in northern France. Father
Hamel, two Catholic nuns, and two parishioners were taken hostage by the assailants. One of the hostages was critically
injured. The two terrorists were shot dead by French security forces as they left the church. UK newspapers The
Telegraph and The Daily Mail called the assailants "Islamic gunman" and said the killers claimed they were from Daesh. [...]
The first story by the New York Times on this incident referred to the killers only as "attackers" and did not mention ISIS,
Daesh or the words "Islamic" or "Islamist."
Dumbest Idea. A recent article in the New York Times saw as a problem the fact that females are greatly
under-represented among the highest rated chess players. Innumerable articles, TV stories and political outcries have
been based on an "under-representation" of women in Silicon Valley, seen as a problem that needs to be solved. Are
there girls out there dying to play chess, who find the doors slammed shut in their faces? Are there women with Ph.D.s
in computer science from M.I.T. and Cal Tech who get turned away when they apply for jobs in Silicon Valley? Are girls
and boys not allowed to have different interests?
Cuts Obama's Bible Flub, Praises His 'Scripture'-Quoting Speech. President Obama's speech at a memorial service
for the five police officers assassinated in Dallas while patrolling a Black Lives Matter protest led Wednesday's New York
Times. The paper portrayed Obama flatteringly as having "spoke hard truths to both sides" at the service, while
downplaying how the President politicized the memorial by thumping for gun-control, ranting about how a Glock pistol was
easier to get than a book. The story was unnecessarily sycophantic, while tamping down criticism of Obama's politicized
tone. [...] The Times also failed to catch — then conveniently excised — a flubbed Biblical
quotation by Obama.
The New York Times
And The Left Have Blood On Their Hands. The New York Times has been in the forefront of the left's hysterical,
hate-filled attacks on police officers and whites. Also appropriately, on the day of the Dallas murders, the Times
published two white-hating, police-hating pieces. One was by Michael Eric Dyson, a radical black professor of sociology
at Georgetown University. The Dyson column is nothing more than a racist hit piece on "white America."
Non-Indictment Indictment of Hillary a 'Ready-Made Attack Ad'. The New York Times' Patrick Healy, who
can't seem to decide which side of the Hillary question he comes down on ("historic" or "corrupt"), follows up yesterday's
big non-news with the newspaper's customary political angle: is it good for the Democrats, or bad for the Democrats?
York Times Censors Another Best-Selling Conservative Author....Writing on Free Speech. Every week, Nielsen's
BookScan produces a ranking of book sales around the country, and is estimated to capture 70 to 80 percent of all retail
sales. Most organizations, including The Wall Street Journal, use BookScan as their way of ranking best-sellers.
According to BookScan's list on Wednesday [6/29/2016], The Intimidation Game was the sixth bestselling hardcover book in the
nation for the past week. It came out on June 21 from Twelve Books. When The New York Times announced its
latest weekend best-seller list on Wednesday evening, The Intimidation Game was nowhere in the the top 15. In fact, it
wasn't even on the extended list of the top 20 hardcover bestsellers, despite outselling books that did make the list.
York Times braces for big change. This summer, The New York Times is ushering in a transformation more radical
than it has seen in almost half a century, perhaps since the great Abe Rosenthal overhaul of the 1970s, which created the
wide-ranging, multi-section Times we know today. Back then, the Times was grappling with economic headwinds and the
rise of TV. Now the Times — like all newspapers — is grappling with economic headwinds and the
rise of the smartphone, and its future is on the line once again.
York Times editorial board falls on grenade of reality to save lib narrative. Here are the facts as they are
known: The FBI director has said that ISIS has radicalized sympathizers in all 50 states under a president who said he
would "degrade and ultimately destroy" the "JV team." Over the weekend, a Muslim who was a registered Democrat entered an
Orlando nightclub, and, after having pledged his allegiance to ISIS, slaughtered nearly 50 people and wounded even more than
that. The New York Times editorial board's conclusion? We don't know what sparked his rage but America really needs
to do something about Republicans!
York Times quietly backs away from story on Orlando terrorist's weapon. After widespread complaints on social
media, the New York Times has quietly backed away this afternoon from inaccurate reporting on the weapon used in Saturday's
Orlando terror attack. Second Amendment supporters and others have repeatedly questioned why "AR-15 Rifles Are Beloved,
Reviled and a Common Element in Mass Shootings" was so quick to incorrectly draw a common theme between other domestic
incidents and this one based on the killer's weapon of choice.
Editorial: Congress Should Secretly Suspend Second Amendment Rights. A New York Times editorial advocates
for a new law allowing a secret court to take away citizens' right to own a gun at the discretion of the federal government.
Citing the Orlando terror attack that left 50 dead including the shooter and 53 wounded at a gay nightclub, the piece advocates
for a "no-buy" list similar to "no-fly" lists. Under the law, suspected terrorists would not be able to buy a gun.
In an attempt to ensure the integrity of the lists and preserve due process, the author proposes people only be added to this
no-buy list after a secret court rules they are ineligible, similar to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court hearings
where the federal government obtains permission to wiretap. Under this proposal, an American who has never been convicted
of a crime could be denied their right to buy a gun simply because a secret court decided it should be that way.
The Editor says...
If the Bill of Rights is secretly suspended, you could be secretly arrested, tried and imprisoned.
That's the kind of country the New York Times wants us to live in.
wrote that op-ed? The New York Times isn't sure. The New York Times has sparked an international incident
by publishing an op-ed article under the byline of a foreign official who never agreed to it, according to his supporters.
The newspaper this week blundered into the bloody politics of South Sudan, the fledgling east African nation, by posting a column
ostensibly written by that country's president and first vice president, Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, respectively. The column
argues for an internal, government-led "truth and reconciliation" commission to investigate atrocities stemming from South Sudan's
two-year civil war rather than an international war-crimes tribunal that was part of a peace agreement brokered by the United States
and Great Britain last year. Only one problem: Machar's supporters say he didn't sign on to the editorial and doesn't
agree with it. They suggest the Times was effectively hoodwinked by Kiir's faction into running the column with his name on it.
New York Times Fails Logic Class, Chapter 46,080. For the last 20+ years every hiccup in the economy has been
met with "very low" interest rates. Rates have now been at emergency levels for a period of time approaching eight
years. It hasn't worked to lift people out of that malaise, and the reason is obvious: The lower rates are the
cheaperit is in "today's terms" to borrow and those who can and do borrow first have "first mover" advantage. Those
entities are never those with fewer privileges and poorer net positions in life. That means it's never any of those who
face said daily hardship that reap said advantage — it is instead those who exploit that segment of the population
and they use it to screw everyone else!
House Secretly Squashed IRS Resistance to ObamaCare's Illegal Subsidies. The New York Times reports on a
secret meeting from 2014, exposed thanks to sworn testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee, at which a vanload of
IRS officials were told to stifle their complaints about billions of dollars in flagrantly illegal ObamaCare funding. [...]
The Times makes a fitful attempt to spin this as a "Republicans pounce" story, stressing that we're only learning
about Fisher's testimony because Ways and Means Democrats "feared Republicans would release selected excerpts" as part of a
"witch hunt," which would in turn be part of a "crusade to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, which has been twice upheld by
the Supreme Court."
New York Times and Hillary Clinton: A Romance. The New York Times is to be applauded for its
inventiveness. [...] The editors concede that "Mrs. Clinton can be fiercely protective of her role and prerogatives."
Now, "role", I understand: it must mean as wife of a governor, as First Lady and as Secretary of State. But
"prerogatives"? My Oxford English Dictionary defines a prerogative as "The special right or privilege exercised by a monarch
or head of State over all other people, which overrides the law and is in theory subject to no restriction." We know that
Barack Obama feels he possesses such prerogatives, the Constitution notwithstanding. But this is the first time a
Hillary Clinton supporter has suggested that she can reasonably claim to protect her very own prerogatives.
New York Times is Super Excited About Massive Gun Registration Schemes!. Despite anti-gunnite talking
points, most law abiding gun owners are not against background checks. We have no problem with making sure that the
person attempting to purchase a firearm is not a bad person. But, do background checks actually stop Bad Guys from
getting guns? For the most part, no. Hence, the NRA is not suggesting that we do away with the backgrounds check
system, they just think it's absurd to expand it, because it will almost never stop a bad character from getting a gun.
And they are against the gun registration schemes of the anti-gunnites, because it is simply a big government control scheme.
After Hiroshima Comes the Blah. Americans educated in the schools and universities of this great republic have been
taught (or should I say propagandized) for over two decades that President Reagan was an intellectual lightweight and a warmonger.
There is a lot of evidence cited. Through President Reagan's eight scary years in the White House columnists at the New York
Times and the Washington Post, along with mainstream media and the professoriate in general, regularly came up with
endless evidence of how the President was building up our military and threatening nuclear warfare with the Soviets.
Anatomy of a NY Times Hit Piece.
A girlfriend of Donald Trump was used and abused in a NY Times hit piece and she's speaking out. She told the Times a
charming story of how she met Trump and how he was a perfect gentleman. In the story Trump asks her if she brought a
bathing suit to a party he was throwing at his Florida mansion. She didn't, so Trump provided one. When she came
out to the pool he announced, "now that's a stunning Trump girl." She loved the experience, every bit of it. The
Times spun it to make it seem like Trump was an ogre and that she was appalled.
Clear of the Clinton Scandals, It Will Backfire, Ever Helpful New York Times Warns Trump. Steer clear of the
Clinton scandals, it's bound to backfire, the New York Times warned presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on
Tuesday [5/17/2016]. It's been the paper's same helpful advice to Republicans since 1992. Patrick Healy, a fierce
journalistic defender of the former first lady, took up arms for Hillary Clinton and her "decades of experience and
qualifications" defeating various forms of "boorishness."
Texas Reporter Intimidated by 'Hard-Right' 'Paranoia' of His Fellow Texans. The entire front page of Sunday's
New York Times National section was swallowed up by an essay from Texas correspondent Manny Fernandez, "A Look at What Makes
Texas Texas," a cultural cringe in 1,700 words from Fernandez, who isn't a Texas native but moved to Houston in 2011 to cover
the state for the NYT[.] It's part of the paper's occasional "Assignment America" series. Other entries, from
reporters with home ties to their respective regions, managed to avoid partisan politics. But Fernandez stills seems
slightly freaked when confronted with some of the state's more provincial customs, his "hard-right" neighbors, or the "fear,
anger and sometimes paranoia that lurks beneath the surface of Texas politics."
York Times Lets Slip the T-Word: Taquiya. [Scroll down] It's almost like terrorists won't tell you
the truth unless you repeatedly interrogate them and subject them to pressure. Perhaps in some sort of isolated
facility accompanied by gentle flowing streams of water. But it's interesting that the New York Times even used the
term "taquiya". When Ben Carson mentioned taquiya, the media hurriedly rushed to throw together their usual "fact checks"
to disprove the idea. Sunni Islamist groups have generally maneuvered the media into repeating their talking points on the
term backed by the usual "interfaith scholar" who are treated as authorities on Islam.
York Times boss sued over alleged ageist, racist and sexist hiring practices. Mark Thompson, the chief
executive of the New York Times and former director-general of the BBC, is facing a multimillion-dollar class action lawsuit
alleging that he introduced a culture of "deplorable discrimination" based on age, race and gender at the newspaper.
The lawsuit, filed on behalf of two black female employees in their sixties in New York on Thursday, claims that under
Thompson's leadership the US paper of record has "become an environment rife with discrimination". The class action
lawsuit, seen by the Guardian, alleges that the Times, which promotes its liberal and inclusive social values, preferentially
favours its "ideal staffer (young, white, unencumbered with a family)" at the expense of older female and black employees.
dis-connection: The New York Times flees its own labor utopia. The New York Times, which has never met a
pro-union rule it didn't like, has suddenly found notoriously pro-labor France too expensive a place to do business.
So, as The Post's Claire Atkinson first reported, the paper is eliminating 70 positions from its Paris operation, with
editing and print-production functions relocated to New York and Hong Kong. To be fair, the Times editorial page has
faulted French labor laws. But that hasn't stopped it from pushing similar insanity here at home.
York Times plans to cut hundreds of jobs later this year. The New York Times Co. is preparing to lay off a few
hundred staffers in the second half of the year, The [New York] Post has learned. Chairman and Publisher Arthur "Pinch"
Sulzberger Jr.'s management team has been talking with some of the Times' unions to come to a deal to provide reduced
severance to those affected, sources told The Post. "There's a goal of a couple of hundred people," said a source
familiar with talks. "They don't want to pay out big packages, and they're having negotiations with the unions."
Columnist Kristof Wants to Debunk the 'Crooked Hillary Myth'. New York Times columnist Nick Kristof
sounded angry in a headline to his Sunday [4/24/2016] column: "Debunking the 'Crooked Hillary' Myth." Online, they
spit out some of the venom, merely asking: "Is Hillary Clinton Honest? Kristof's column concluded: "She's
not a saint but a politician, and to me this notion that she's fundamentally dishonest is a bogus narrative. He even
dismisses fellow Times columnist William Safire who called Hillary a "congenital liar" in 1996: "this narrative
goes way too far."
New York Republicans: Let's talk about New York values. [T]rue conservatives fully understand what Sen. Cruz meant with
those words. He didn't mean the New Yorkers who rallied together for 9/11. Instead, he meant: [#1] The New York
Times, which is nothing more than a house organ for the Democrat party. [...] [#2] The New Yorker, which was once a soft
Left magazine that aimed to make its middle-class readers feel cultured, but that is now a hardcore Leftist publication that actively,
aggressively proselytizes for the Democrat party and for Democrat causes (especially climate change).
Times Bosses Warn Managers: Meet Diversity Goals or Get Fired. Washington Post media blogger Erik
Wemple reports that The New York Times is getting very serious about diversity goals in recruiting, hiring, and
promoting. Chief Executive Mark Thompson raised eyebrows at a gathering of managers on the business and news sides of
the newspaper. According to three Wemple sources, "Supervisors who fail to meet upper management's requirements in
recruiting and hiring minority candidates or who fail to seek out minority candidates for promotions face some stern
consequences: They'll be either encouraged to leave or be fired."
Panama Papers" — Notice Which Newspaper Could Not Be Trusted With the Intel. We've been waiting to
write an outline regarding the "Panama Papers", because one of the more interesting aspects in the distribution is how the
sources within the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung refused to share the massive file of information with the New
York Times. Instead, Süddeutsche Zeitung shared the data through an International Consortium of Investigative
Journalists with the including the Guardian and the BBC.
NY Times Editor's Pratfall: 'Hillary Clinton Is Fundamentally Honest'. The leftist British newspaper The Guardian has
signed former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson as a regular columnist on the presidential election. Already, she's
pleasing the Left with ridiculous columns, such as the brand-new one, headlined "This may shock you: Hillary Clinton is fundamentally
honest." It's only shocking because it's like claiming: "This may shock you, but the sky is green and the grass is blue."
Hillary's terrible ratings for dishonesty? Sexism. Abramson concluded: "It's fair to expect more transparency. But
it's a double standard to insist on her purity." No one expects any presidential candidate to have "purity" or complete consistency
in their political rhetoric and actions. No one at this point even expects "fundamental honesty" from Mrs. Clinton.
New York Times abandoned its ethics to take down Trump. For decades, the editorial page of The New York Times
has served as the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. But in a sign of the left's panic over Donald Trump, the Times
has moved beyond pushing an agenda to becoming a political hack, dirty tricks and all. That's the only reasonable conclusion
to draw from the fishy aftermath of a Trump meeting with the edit board. The meeting happened in early January, but only on the
eve of Super Tuesday did word spread about something the leading Republican candidate supposedly said in an off-the-record segment.
NY Times Editorial Board Calls on Hillary to Release Speech Transcripts. The question of Hillary Clinton's Wall
Street speeches has led to many calls on the left for her to release the transcripts of those speeches. She was confronted
about it during last week's MSNBC Democratic town hall, and Bernie Sanders has been particularly tough on the subject.
And now the New York Times editorial board is calling on Clinton to release them.
Clinton, Show Voters Those Transcripts. "Everybody does it," is an excuse expected from a mischievous child,
not a presidential candidate. But that is Hillary Clinton's latest defense for making closed-door, richly paid speeches to
big banks, which many middle-class Americans still blame for their economic pain, and then refusing to release the transcripts.
A televised town hall on Tuesday [2/23/2016] was at least the fourth candidate forum in which Mrs. Clinton was asked about those
speeches. Again, she gave a terrible answer, saying that she would release transcripts "if everybody does it, and that
includes the Republicans."
Clinton Emails: Secret Negotiations With New York Times, Trade Bill Lobbying Revealed In Latest State Department Release. The latest
batch of emails dating back to Hillary Clinton's tenure as U.S. secretary of state shows her appearing to lobby members of the Senate on controversial
trade bills and her office communicating with the New York Times about holding a sensitive article. The State Department release of documents on
her private email server Friday [2/19/2016] came the day before the Democratic presidential candidate heads into the Nevada caucuses. In response
to an inquiry made by the Times, Clinton aides discussed to what degree to cooperate with the newspaper, concerned that a story about a U.S. plan
to retrieve Americans could lead to its failure.
Sanders: 'Democratic Socialist' Or Out-And-Out Stalinist? Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders says concerns about his honeymoon trip
to the USSR in the '80s are "silly." He'll have a harder time explaining his months-long stay at a hardcore Stalinist camp in the '60s.
It's clear the self-avowed socialist is even further left than he has admitted. Fifty years ago, during the height of the Cold War, he sought
out communist indoctrination. The Israeli press earlier this month broke the story that Sanders, who is Jewish, spent several months at an
Israeli commune co-founded by a Soviet spy. The revelation is just now wending its way through the American media, where it's been confirmed
by none other than the New York Times, though the pro-Democrat paper predictably buried the story on its back pages.
New York Times Editorial Urges Senate to Block Reagan's SCOTUS Nominee. In early October of 1987, when
President Ronald Reagan had more than a year left on his final term that would end in January of 1989, The New York Times
editorial board openly championed the idea of the United States Senate blocking Reagan's Supreme Court nomination. Their
rationale? The fact that Democrats had regained control of the Senate in 1986.
Brooks Misses A Lot More Than The Crease in Obama's Pants. As much as I loathe Donald Trump, I loathe Barack
Obama even more and would not miss him for a nanosecond. After all, if it weren't for Obama's deference to our enemies and
disdain for America and her Allies, there would be no chance that Trump would be a viable presidential candidate. Brooks
praises Obama's integrity for running an administration which has been "remarkably scandal-free." Well, how about Fast &
Furious, The VA, The IRS & Benghazi? If the Obama Administration is willfully giving guns to Mexican drug gangs, allows
veterans to die waiting for health care, makes a concerted effort to stifle free speech while refusing to help the four Americans
under assault from terrorists doesn't merit the word scandal in David Brooks' book, then he demonstrates no capacity for reason.
Then again, the New York Times only prints the news it sees fit printing and Fast & Furious, the VA, the IRS, and Benghazi
don't fit into their agenda.
Brooks' Disgraceful Attack on Ted Cruz. [Scroll down] Who could ever imagine that similar dishonest and
disgraceful sentiments would come from a supposed "conservative" columnist in an attack on, of all people, the decidedly conservative
Ted Cruz? Wonder no longer. Over there at — you guessed it — the New York Times, the
"conservative" columnist of record, David Brooks, has mounted a Kennedy-style attack on Senator Cruz. Brooks has become a Borker.
Mayer and the New York Times Dive Into the Gutter. Jane Mayer of the New Yorker is not just a bad reporter, but a detestable
one. She habitually deceives her readers in order to advance a left-wing agenda. One of her most outrageous hit pieces, published
in the New Yorker in 2010, focused on Charles and David Koch and was the source for much of the slander that the Left has directed toward them
since that time. Now we learn that Ms. Mayer his written a book called Dark Money. (In the leftist lexicon, "dark
money" is money spent on conservative causes rather than liberal ones.)
Feminists at NY Times Suddenly Think Bringing Up Sex Harassment 'Way Out of Line'. Fascinating: The New York
Times, an outlet that has respectfully pondered the idea of a flourishing "rape culture" in the United States, and which
irresponsibly furthered false accusations against three Duke University lacrosse players accused of rape by a stripper in
2006, suddenly doesn't think sexual harassment is worth talking about. Or at least not when the accused is Democratic "big
dog" Bill Clinton, and the topic might risk his wife becoming president in 2016: "Mr. Trump is way out of line bringing up
Mr. Clinton's philandering." After Donald Trump re-injected Clinton's sordid sexual past into the news stream, the paper
responded on Friday [1/8/2016] with an oddly written, bottom-of-the-page editorial, "Donald Trump Drags Bill Clinton's Baggage
Out." They do not approve, and accuse Trump of trying to "tar" Hillary Clinton in "sexist fashion" to her husband's dark
sexual past — even though Hillary herself tore down the reputations of her husband's accusers in order to save the
couples' political skin.
The Times stumbles onto...
The New York Times made itself a fool for the Rathergate film Truth. The Times not only published Stephen Holden's breathless review
of the film, the Times celebrated the film in a TimesTalks event featuring Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Dan Rather, and Mary Mapes, hosted by
Times Magazine staff writer Susan Dominus. Holden also included Truth in his year-end best-of-2015 list (it's number 7!).
The Times went all in for this tribute to the greatest journalistic fraud of our era, as I noted in the City Journal column "Truth and the New
York Times." In its year-end review of possible Oscar contenders, however, Times op-ed columnist Joe Nocera stumbles onto the truth and
blurts it out.
Says He Does Not Watch Enough Cable News to Grasp Terrorism Fears. President Obama reportedly told a group of
news columnists this week that he does not watch enough cable news to grasp terrorism fears in the country following terror
attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California. The characterization of Obama's comments was included in an article from
Friday's issue of the New York Times and has since been edited out of the piece without correction, Mediaite
first reported. Several journalists also drew attention to the excerpt on social media before its removal.
New York Times Just Memory-Holed This Devastating Obama Admission. [Scroll down] The version of the
New York Times story that was published early Thursday evening [12/17/2015] indicated that Obama knew he was out of
touch with the country on terrorism, and he thought that was due to not watching enough television. Obama critics immediately
pounced on the stunning admission from the president, expressing shock that he would claim that a lack of TV time was the real reason
for him not understanding Americans' anxiety about terrorism. As of Friday morning, however, the passage containing Obama's
admission was gone.
I Didn't Realize How Nervous People Were About Terrorism Because I Don't Watch Enough Television. Kind of a
weird statement from a guy who seems to learn quite a lot about world events by first hearing about them in the press, no?
[...] This is a dangerously out-of-touch, cloistered "leader" — the type of man who'd give a news-free speech on
national security without mentioning the major, controversial steps he'd just taken to undermine national security.
Incidentally, the [New York] Times stealth-edited this highly newsy nugget, disappearing it down the memory hole.
I wonder why. The paper says it was due to length constraints, but that excuse doesn't fly. They ended up
adding more words to the final version than they erased. It's almost as if they're protecting a political ally.
the War on Guns Has Failed. In the wake of the San Bernardino attack, liberals are in a total panic over guns.
The New York Times broke a 95-year precedent to editorialize about gun control on its front page. But the Times seems
restrained compared with the full-on meltdown at the New York Daily News, which has taken to calling the head of the
NRA a "terrorist." I have no desire to rehash the all-too-familiar debate over whether such policies would have their
intended effects or whether they'd pass constitutional muster. Let's just stipulate I am skeptical on both counts.
The Most Pressing Issue in 95 Years. The Peace of Versailles, Buck v.
Bell, the Great Depression, Pearl Harbor, the Hitler-Stalin Pact, the Ukrainian famine, the internment of Japanese-Americans, the Tuskegee experiments,
the Holocaust, McCarthyism, the Marshall Plan, Jim Crow, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Kennedy Assassination, the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Kent State, the
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, Watergate, withdrawal from Vietnam, the Killing Fields, the Iran hostage crisis, the Contras, AIDS, gay marriage, the Iran
nuclear deal: These are just a few of the things the New York Times chose not to run front page editorials on. But, the "Gun
Epidemic" in America? That deserves a front-page editorial. Not only that, it deserves to be bragged about that this is the first time since
1920 they've run a front page editorial.
Here is an excerpt from that front-page editorial: End the Gun Epidemic in America. It is a moral
outrage and a national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed specifically to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency.
These are weapons of war, barely modified and deliberately marketed as tools of macho vigilantism and even insurrection.
The Editor says...
I think the editors of the New York Times should read the Federalist Papers.
More criticism of the NYT editorial: How the 'New York Times' and Loretta
Lynch Made Me Join the NRA. I don't know which is worse, Ms. Lynch or the NYT. Actually they're closely related, but
let me start with the paper. They published an editorial Friday ("End the Gun Epidemic in America"), contra the 2nd Amendment and
calling for the confiscation of arms: [...] The amazing, and revealing, aspect of the editorial is that only days after the San Bernardino
attack the words "Islam," "ISIS," "jihad" or anything resembling them are not mentioned in this editorial (as if they were complete anathema),
only the amorphous "terrorism."
Party Organ The New York Times Calls for Forcible Gun Confiscation. The press release outlet best known for its
fanatical dedication to the socialist agenda — you may know it as The New York Times — has
finally issued the Democrats' long sought-after call for government confiscation of America's guns. [...] Of course, the
Times fails to note that the recent Paris terror attacks (and many other examples of mass shootings in Europe)
occurred under strict gun control regimes. They refuse to describe how disarming law-abiding citizens might prevent
killings by Jihadists and the criminally insane (but I repeat myself). Oh, and box-cutters were used to kill 3,000
Americans on 9/11. A home-made IED killed and crippled more than 100 people at the Boston Marathon. Knives
and automobiles are the weapons of choice these days for slaughtering Israeli Jews. The enemies of mankind will always
find ways to kill en masse. Disarming Americans is not only unlawful and functionally impossible, it is a predicate
for more terror and tyranny.
Christie: New York Times gun control op-ed "liberal claptrap". Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey
Gov. Chris Christie doesn't think highly of a New York Times editorial calling for stricter gun control laws in the wake of
the San Bernardino shooting. "It's typical liberal claptrap from the New York Times," Christie told "Face the Nation"
host John Dickerson in an interview set to air Sunday [12/6/2015]. "The fact is that what we need to be focused on here are two issues:
taking criminals who commit crimes with handguns and putting them in jail. And we have to work on our mental health system in this country
to give doctors and caregivers greater latitude to involuntarily commit folks who have mental health issues and who don't want to take their
medication and help themselves."
York Times throws front-page temper tantrum on gun control. In a remarkable display of mush-headed illogic, the
New York Times has run a front-page editorial for the first time in 95 years advocating gun control measures it admits would
be ineffectual. In the 447 words prompted by the San Bernardino slaughter, there was not room for the word "Islam" or
"Islamic" — only for a demand to take guns away from law-abiding Americans.
There's a reason you've never heard of Eduardo Sencion, Kesler Dufrene and Salvador Tapia. The
Media's Cover Up of Immigrant Mass Shootings. The San Bernardino shooting has just happened and the shooters
are unknown, but in response to Robert Dear Jr.'s murder of three people at a Colorado Springs shopping mall last week, The
New York Times exulted: "Even as politicians and those in Congress pump up public fears at the supposed threat of
refugees fleeing Syria, every day in America people — mostly white men — are walking into movie theaters,
restaurants, churches, grade schools and health care centers armed to the teeth, determined to take as many people out as they
can." Mostly white men??? I know it didn't happen here, but is the Times really going to ignore the murder of
130 people in Paris two weeks ago?
Climate Change Looks Like: Walrus Crowding. December 1, 2015[:] This week, we're featuring images that show how global warming
has already impacted the world. Packed shoulder to shoulder, an estimated 35,000 Pacific walruses congregated on Alaska's northwest coast near
Point Lay last fall. Normally the mammals find ocean ice sheets to rest on, but as waters have warmed the ice sheets have disappeared.
In seven of the last nine years swarms of walruses swam ashore for refuge, as shown above, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
[Date stamp and italics in original.]
Walrus and the New York Times. The Times is peddling ignorance here. Actually, the congregation of walruses on
land is an age-old phenomenon known as "hauling out." It has nothing to do with the volume of sea ice at any given time. In
fact, the Times is not just peddling ignorance, it is recycling it. Today's Times piece is paraphrased from a much-derided column
by Gail Collins that ran in October 2014.
The Editor says...
I don't know about Gail Collins, but a 2014 article in Time, apparently written by Jack Linshi, used the same photograph.
to print? NY Times smears GOP 'bigotry,' 'insanity'. The New York Times opined Thursday [11/26/2015] that Sen. Bernie
Sanders has the right idea on immigration, and that most Republicans support a plan that gone "well beyond the usual nativist bigotry."
[...] The paper cheered Sanders this week for offering a plan that "turns away from the insanity."
When the Third World Attacks. Give
me a break, New York Times. The Paris terrorists were 100 percent Middle Eastern, although most were born in Muslim ghettos in Europe.
After 50 years of the most backward, dysfunctional cultures pouring into the civilized world, the media are forced to blatantly lie to us
whenever immigrants attack: This has nothing to do with refugees! Ismail Omar Mostefai is "a Frenchman." Ismail is
"French" in the same way that Caitlin Jenner is a "woman."
Blood Still in the Streets of Paris, New York Times Defends Islam. Blood still stains the streets of Paris. France is in a deep state of
shock; it is a nation of walking wounded. A British survivor of the concert at Bataclan tells how ISIS terrorists "tortured wounded victims by slitting
their stomachs with knives." The media isn't reporting these gruesome details. They are over Paris — not even a week has passed and the
New York Times, the Associated Press and the rest of elite herd are promoting and proselytizing for Islam.
York Times Executive Editor: It's 'Disingenuous' for Carson to Argue Liberal Bias. Can prominent liberal
journalists ever get their brain around the idea that conservatives are sincere and not cynical when they protest liberal
media bias? Ben Carson has repeatedly made the point that his memoirs are being nitpicked at a much higher rate than Hillary
Clinton's or Barack Obama's. But New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet suggested to Charlie Rose on PBS on
November 9 that he doesn't really "believe" that.
The Climate Change Inquisition Begins.
According to The New York Times, its sources "said the inquiry would include a period of at least a decade during which Exxon Mobil
funded outside groups that sought to undermine climate science." See what they did there? To have a different view of climate
science is to "undermine" it because there is no scientific study of the climate except that which they agree with.
the Obvious. [A] front-page story in the New York Times last week dealt with how Success Academy, a high-performing
charter school network in New York City's low-income and minority neighborhoods, has been accused of "weeding out weak or difficult
students." The Times' own story opens with an account of a child who was "not following directions," who "threw tantrums," was
screaming, threw pencils and refused to go to another classroom for a timeout. Yet the headline declared that charter schools
"Single Out Difficult Students."
France Fails to Live Up to New York Times's Standards. Just when you think the pages of the New York Times cannot get any
more self-parodical, along comes this shiny gem by Pamela Druckerman: [...] Paid! Free! No guns! Birth control!
Abortion! Health insurance! And free stuff for illegals, too! Truly, [France is] a Leftist's paradise.
Another fake hate crime. Reading a hard
copy of the New York Times this morning, I find Monica Davey's story "Suspect is charged in St. Louis church fires." [...] Not wanting to go too
far out on a limb, she puts it this way: "The authorities said Mr. Jackson was black."
Dumbest Global Warming Study Ever Wins
Raves From New York Times. Stunning visuals and melodrama aside, what's really melting faster than a river during summertime is the
Times' credibility. The notion that these "researchers" are doing anything close to collecting data that could predict future melting of
Greenland's ice sheet is absurd. These researchers are taking measurements at a single river. One. They claim they can then
somehow extrapolate this data into a prediction of the fate of the entire ice sheet. But thousands and thousands of these summertime rivers
appear on the Greenland ice sheet, which is 660,000 square miles in size. Four times the size of California. Data from one section
of one 60-foot wide river is going to tell us precisely zero about anything related to the ice sheet's future.
Unprecedented Bias. As a public relations
professional who deals with the media every day I am disgusted by the media's intellectual dishonesty in their coverage of the ongoing
conflict in Israel. Journalists have a responsibility to cover issues with accuracy and what we've seen thus far has been an infusion
of bias and misinformation. [...] People who consistently read mainstream news sources, such as The New York Times, may be surprised to
learn they are not as informed as they think they are.
Clinton's E-mail Cover Is So Full
of Holes, Even the NYT Noticed. New York Times' journalists Eric Lipton and Michael S. Schmidt suddenly noticed
that Hillary Clinton's explanations surrounding her e-mail scandal have "evolved over time" and wrote up an analysis about it in
Wednesday's [10/21/2015] edition. While it can't be labeled a full takedown, the piece at least notes a pattern of deceit, even if
their conciliatory language is an obvious attempt to protect the Democratic candidate.
the New York Times Discuss Whether Mohammed's Flying Horse Really Visited the Temple Mount? So the New York
Times lapsed into what has been called Temple Trutherism by trying to deny the existence of the Jewish temples on the Temple
Mount. [...] But let's have some equal time here. The Temple Mount is holy to Jews because of the Temples. So the New
York Times chose to discuss whether the Temples really existed. It's holy to Muslims because Mohammed supposedly flew there
on a flying horse (with a woman's head). Can we get a discussion of whether that really happened? Or does the New York
Times only find it acceptable to mock Judaism, not Islam?
'Conservative' Brooks: Actual Conservatives Are 'Dangerous'. Those of us who actually watch President Obama on a daily basis
recognize the inherent threat he and his supporters represent. That isn't a false crisis mentality. That's reality. Not
every comparison to Nazi Germany is justified; most aren't. But refusing to guard against the possibility of tyranny makes tyranny
inevitable. [David] Brooks says the real problem is those troglodyte conservatives and their hatred for political compromise.
The paper of record shills for a movie that claims to exonerate Dan Rather — against all evidence. Truth and the New York Times. [Scroll down] In the
second part, based on documents supposedly from the "personal file" of Bush's commanding officer, Rather reported that Bush had defied
an order to take a physical necessary to maintain his flight status and, among other things, thus failed to discharge his military
obligations. The segment was produced and written by Mary Mapes. In researching the story, Mapes spoke to witnesses with
firsthand knowledge of the Texas Air National Guard's personnel needs. She was told that they needed pilots at the time, and
that no influence would have been necessary to secure Bush's admission. The documents on which Rather based the second segment
proved to be fabricated on Microsoft Word in the computer era, not typewritten in the early 1970s by Bush's commanding officer or
anyone else. The content and format of the documents also betrayed their fabrication. The story began to fall apart
within a few hours of its broadcast. On September 20, 12 days after the broadcast, Rather extended an apology
"personally and directly" to viewers for his inability to authenticate the documents.
NY Times Complains About the Competition. [Scroll down] It's a funny thing: papers like the Times are always telling us
about the torrent of financial support for the GOP, yet in virtually every contested election, more money is spent on behalf of the Democrat.
Moreover, with respect to this election cycle, the Times never considers the possibility that more money is flowing into the GOP side because its
candidates are more numerous, more diverse and more appealing. The Democrats have nothing on offer but elderly, warmed-over leftists.
York Times: [There are] No Israeli Victims Of Palestinian Terrorism. Why-oh-why do I still read the New York
Times? Am I that much of a masochist? Here's why. Because those who rely upon it run media/entertainment/publishing
empires, corporations, and governments. These Masters of the Universe do not understand that the articles about Israel and
the Muslim world in the Paper of Record are all, essentially, toxic propaganda; to them, it is mother's milk, God's own word.
Verily, it is The Atheist's Bible. That's why I steel myself every single day.
New York Times Mistates Federal Gun Law, Hillary Gun
Record. The New York Times published a piece Monday [10/5/2015] that misstated federal gun law and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary
Clinton's position on gun control. In a piece detailing Clinton's new gun control proposals, the paper implied that gun sales made at gun shows or online are
different than sales made elsewhere. "A central issue in Mrs. Clinton's proposals are the background checks on prospective gun buyers, which are required for
retailers at stores," New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman wrote in the piece. "But under federal law, they are not required at gun shows or over
the Internet with private sellers."
Media may have underestimated impact of Hillary e-mail scandal. No kidding. For quite a while, the media either
downplayed or flat-out ignored Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal, or cast it in terms of the danger of Republican overreach.
The New York Times actually stands out as an exception to this, as they have broken much of the news about this scandal — so
much so that Media Matters' chief and Hillary apologist David Brock recently accused them of being "a megaphone for conservative propaganda."
Brock: NY Times Is a 'Megaphone for Conservative Propaganda'. David Brock, top attack dog at progressive site
Media Matters, is unleashing an attack on a surprising target. In a forthcoming book titled, "Killing the Messenger: The
Right-Wing Plot to Derail Hillary Clinton and Hijack Your Government," Brock alleges the NY Times is out to get
Hillary Clinton. Politico reports Brock accuses NY&Nbsp;Times's senior political editor Carolyn Ryan of
having it out for Clinton. Brock also claims he has spoken to members of the Times's staff who confirmed it.
To Write A New York Times Op-Ed In Three Easy Steps. Today we'll talk about how to write a New York
Times op-ed in 45 minutes or less. We all like labor-saving tips! The main point to keep in mind
is that your op-ed is not intended to elucidate, educate or amuse. These are status pieces meant to strike a
pose, signaling that you are a good person. After reading your op-ed, readers should feel the warm sensation of
being superior to other people — those who don't agree with you.
Clinton Cronies Complain, Big Shakeup at NYTimes. Ever since the start of the campaign, Hillary Clinton
boosters have been complaining about coverage of their candidate in the New York Times. And today [9/8/2015] the
paper announced that Washington bureau chief Carolyn Ryan is being demoted — or shifting roles! — at
the paper. [...] Hillary boosters are publicly connecting what they see as bad coverage with Ryan's new role at the paper.
Another Day, Another Bogus New York
Times Attack on Clarence Thomas. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. The New York Times
has a long history of publishing misleading negative items about Justice Thomas. For example, early in Thomas' tenure on the
Court, the Times famously described Justice Antonin Scalia as Thomas' "apparent mentor," a cheap shot designed to portray
Thomas as an intellectual lightweight. Yet as we now know, Thomas has been the one influencing Scalia — an influence
that Scala himself has repeatedly acknowledged. Yet the demonstrably false notion of Thomas as Scalia's "sidekick" continues to
persist in many quarters of the American left. I realize that Clarence Thomas' legal views are unpopular among many of the
reporters and editors who work at The New York Times. But their bias against him is no excuse for this sort of specious
Barro: 'Massive' Gun Grab Only Way To Impact Violent Crime. Give Josh Barro credit for candor. When it comes to guns,
the New York Times correspondent makes no bones about the kind of draconian, Second Amendment-defying approach he thinks is necessary.
Forget about expanded background checks or other such measures. The only way to have a "big impact on violent crime," according to Barro,
is to emulate Australia and "really take away massive amounts of guns that people have, reduce the rate of gun ownership substantially."
Times fine with 'maternity tourism,' but 'anchor babies' is racist. The New York Times is pushing back against
Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Jeb Bush for employing the phrase "anchor babies" when referring to
illegal immigrants crossing into the U.S. and giving birth to children who are then automatically granted citizenship.
Both Bush and Trump have used the term in public while campaigning and discussing their positions on immigration policy.
When challenged by reporters who said the term is "offensive," Trump said he would continue to use it and Bush said he was
specifically referring to Asian immigrants.
Machines End. Ross Douthat, writing in the New York Times ruefully writes "I simply do not believe that the
Obama Justice Department is going to indict the former secretary of state and Democratic front-runner for mishandling
classified information, even if the offenses involved would have sunk a lesser figure's career or landed her in jail."
The observation is almost tantamount to arguing that the rule of law no longer exists; that the political class can literally
do whatever it wants.
Deal: 'No Plot to Destroy Israel,' Says New York Times. The New York Times reports that Iran has "no
plot to destroy Israel." Never mind the fact that Iran's so-called "Supreme Leader," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has just
published a book about how the regime hopes to do exactly that. Never mind that last year, he tweeted answers to "9 key
questions about the elimination of Israel." Never mind that Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the head of the Basij militia of Iran's Reovlutionary
Guards, declared in March that "erasing Israel off the map" was "non-negotiable" in the ongoing talks toward a nuclear deal with the west.
Clinton campaign blasts 'egregious' errors by The New York Times. Hillary Clinton's
presidential campaign is accusing The New York Times of "egregious" errors and the "apparent
abandonment of standard journalistic practices." The campaign is angry over a story The Times
published one week ago about fallout from Clinton's use of a private email server while serving as
Secretary of State. It was originally headlined "Criminal Inquiry Sought in Hillary Clinton's Use of
Email." The Times' story, which was based on unnamed sources, quickly unraveled. Clinton herself
was not the target, and the case was not criminal.
v. the Clintons: Proxy War Erupts at the New York Times. Media folks have long viewed
the New York Times as something akin to the Kremlin back in the heyday of its beloved Soviet
Union. [...] As careful readers have noticed, there is a proxy war going on inside the Times
regarding the Dowager Empress of Chappaqua. On one side is the Obama administration, most likely
in the person of Valerie Jarrett, furiously leaking damaging information about Mrs. Clinton during her
disastrous tenure as secretary of state; on the other are the die-hard aging Clinton partisans (the
Times once was filled with them) who are quick to rise to her defense.
its Planned Parenthood editorial, the New York Times repeats a shameful history.
[Scroll down] Last week, the New York Times editorial board finally responded to week-old
revelations of Planned Parenthood officials casually discussing the ways they "crush" human fetuses
and use "less crunchy" methods to better preserve their body parts for research. Despite the fact
that a great many of the protestations were moral objections from a variety of religious groups, the
New York Times failed to address these concerns at all. Instead, it focused on the deceptive
investigative techniques of those who obtained the video and, in an unintended twist of irony, lauded
the use of aborted fetuses to provide researchers with "lifesaving tissue." For the record,
religious pro-life advocates like me are not panicking because we are opposed to organ donation.
We are panicking because we are opposed to taking organs from donors without their consent.
longer battery life? Avoid the New York Times and The Grauniad. Software
developer Santeri Paavolainen says the code powering today's websites is taxing browsers so much,
it's having a significant impact on power consumption. The programmer came to that conclusion
after a casual examination of news sites including the New Scientist, the BBC, Forbes, The Guardian,
and The New York Times, as well as Google and its YouTube video vault. Paavolainen used an
electrical power meter and a 2013 Retina Macbook Pro running on 50-per-cent-brightness with Flash
disabled by default to work out the amount of power devoured when browsing various sites.
Raise for Fast-Food Employees Divides Low-Wage Workers. Advocates for workers across
the country cheered last week when New York became the first state to recommend a $15-an-hour minimum wage
specifically for fast-food workers. But in New York City, the decision has created a stark new divide
between low-wage workers who will receive the boost in their paychecks and those who will not.
The Editor says...
The article immediately above (from the NYT) appears on its surface to be about an increase in the minimum wage,
but in reality it is a pathetic anecdote about how difficult it is to get by on a minimum wage job.
The article includes no discussion of the merits of the minimum wage per se, just a
tear-jerking infomercial for big government.
New York Times tries
to set record straight on botched Clinton email story. Four days after a major error
in a story about Hillary Clinton's emails, the New York Times has published an editors' note laying
out what went wrong. The note, published late Monday night, said The Times' initial story was
based on "multiple high-level government sources," but acknowledged that as the paper walked back
its reporting, corrections were slow to materialize, and substantial alterations "may have left
readers with a confused picture."
Clinton's Worst Fears Are Coming True. [Scroll down] The New York Times had revealed
[7/23/2015] that two independent inspectors general requested that the Justice Department open a criminal
investigation into Hillary Clinton for possibly jeopardizing national security by handling classified
information on her personal "homebrew" email server. By morning, however, the Times story
had been edited several times. Struck from the account was the contention that Clinton had "mishandled
sensitive government information" and in its place was the claim that "information was mishandled" by...
someone. The lead reporter on that story confessed that the alterations were made at the Clinton
campaign's "reasonable" request.
camp rips NY Times, but email story still dogs her. Hillary Clinton's email mess has
been like a low-grade fever that keeps returning in nastier form. And the problem is she's never
taken the cure — by answering all the outstanding questions — as part of her
media-averse approach. Now the Clinton campaign is on the offense against the New York Times,
branding its latest story on the controversy "false" and "discredited."
NY Times Sr. Reporter Reams Paper over Hillary Email Story. On Friday [7/24/2015], the
Times push-alerted its readers that the Inspector General was opening up a criminal inquiry
into whether Clinton discussed classified information on her private, non-secure server while
Secretary of State. This would have constituted a major development in the email story, which
until now Clinton had been weathering, and seriously imperiled the frontrunner's campaign. But
no quickly was it published than it began to crumble, as ranking member of the House Select Committee
on Benghazi Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said the documents the Times thought it had obtained were merely FOIA
requests. The Times reworded the post at the Clinton campaign's requests, walking back much
of the criminal element of the story, and Clinton's direct involvement in the actions described therein.
Clinton's Vast Non-Right Wing Problem. Is Hillary Clinton a criminal, one who broke
the law when she decided to homebrew her emails and compromise national security? That's the
question Attorney General Loretta Lynch faces, according to a report in The New York Times.
It seems that Clinton may have stored "hundreds of potentially classified emails" on her personal server
in possible violation of the law. That Clinton's move was stupid and bad politics is beyond doubt.
But even worse, it may have been criminal, according to the two Inspectors General who want a Justice
Department investigation into the latest Clintonian escapade.
Matters Founder Calls on NY Times to Review 'Flawed' Clinton Reports; NYT Hits Back.
Media Matters founder David Brock is once again going after The New York Times for its
reporting on Hillary Clinton, and today the Times hit back. In other instances earlier
this year, Brock called out Times reports on how Clinton used private email as Secretary of State,
and even said that the Times shouldn't "outsource your journalism to Rupert Murdoch's
publishing house." Brock today [7/24/2015] released a public letter to the Times, calling
them out for an "extraordinarily troubling pattern... of flawed reporting" when it comes to Clinton.
Round One. Something
is setting the cat among the pigeons. The New York Times reported that a "Criminal Inquiry Is Sought
in Clinton Email Account" in connection with the mishandling of classified material. A reproof
from the Clinton campaign caused the New York Times to issue what it called a correction.
York Times Edits Clinton Email Story At Her Request. The New York Times altered its
story about two inspectors general calling for an investigation into whether Democratic Party
front-runner Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information on her secret private email server.
The change to the lede paragraph came at the request of the Clinton campaign, Politico reports.
"It was a response to complaints we received from the Clinton camp that we thought were reasonable,
and we made them," Times reporter Michael Schmidt said, according to Politico.
York Times alters Clinton email story. The New York Times made small but significant
changes to an exclusive report about a potential criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's State
Department email account late Thursday night [7/23/2015], but provided no notification of or explanation
for of the changes. The paper initially reported that two inspectors general have asked the Justice
Department to open a criminal investigation "into whether Hillary Rodham Clinton mishandled sensitive
government information on a private email account she used as secretary of state."
Times changes story about criminal inquiry into Hillary Clinton emails. How much pull
does Hillary Clinton have with the press? Politico's Dylan Byers noticed a subtle but
monumental change to an article in the New York Times this morning [7/24/2015] that altered
the thrust of the piece. The State Department's inspector general is requesting a criminal
investigation into Hillary Clinton's outside email accounts because he suspects that hundreds of
classified documents were stored on the server. Without explanation or notice, the Times
changed the focus of the article.
for Fidel at the New York Times. The left's longtime moral-political blindness to
communist dictatorships never ceases to amaze, and few cases have been as consistently and wondrously
spectacular as the New York Times, from the likes of Walter Duranty apologizing for Stalin in
the 1930s to Herbert Matthews resurrecting Fidel Castro in the 1950s. As to the latter, the
Times has fronted for the Castro regime for a half-century and counting.
Times Very Upset Over Planned Parenthood Sting. [Scroll down] Of course, the
rest of the editorial is all about protecting PP, and attacking the group that shot the videos.
There is no concern that PP is illegally selling aborted baby parts. No outrage. Heck, they
aren't even upset that PP was using ultrasound to make the abortion cleaner to get the parts.
Aren't abortion on demand proponents against ultrasound for abortion?
York Times Caves, Places Ted Cruz Book 'A Time for Truth' on Bestseller's List. The
New York Times acknowledged on Wednesday [7/15/2015] that the Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) book, A
Time For Truth, belongs on its best-seller list and gave it a no. 7 ranking in nonfiction, after
snubbing it and accusing the Cruz campaign of making "strategic bulk purchases." Harper Collins
sent an inquiring email to The New York Times last week after the book's impressive sales were
ignored by the paper.
Times Taking a Beating In Its Battle With Ted Cruz. Cruz's new book, A Time for
Truth, is a hot seller, apparently #3 among hard cover nonfiction books. But the [New York] Times refused
to list it on its best seller list, claiming that its "sales were limited to strategic bulk purchases." Both
Cruz and his publisher, HarperCollins, have denied the charge, and Cruz has challenged the Times either to provide
evidence to back up its claim, or else apologize.
'No evidence' of bulk sales for Ted Cruz book. The New York Times' refusal to put Ted
Cruz's memoir on its best-seller list is once again being called into question — this
time by Amazon, the largest Internet retailer in the country. On Sunday [7/12/2015], an Amazon
spokesperson told the On Media blog that the company's sales data showed no evidence of unusual bulk
purchase activity for the Texas senator's memoir, casting further doubt on the Times' claim that the
book — "A Time for Truth" — had been omitted from its list because sales had
been driven by "strategic bulk purchases."
demands NY Times apologize for 'lying' about 'A Time for Truth' sales. Ted Cruz's
campaign blasted The New York Times on Friday after it was revealed that the Texas Senator's new
book, "A Time for Truth" would be kept off the bestseller list, despite reported sales putting the
book at No. 3 on the list. The GOP presidential contender's book reportedly sold 11,854 copies
in its first week, more than "all but two of the Times' bestselling titles," Politico reported Thursday [7/9/2015].
Ted Cruz vs. the New York
Times. Ted Cruz's new book, A Time for Truth, is the third best-selling hardcover nonfiction book in the
United States, according to Bookscan. But when the New York Times's top 20 best seller list came out, A Time for
Truth was nowhere to be seen, even though the #1 and #2 books tracked the Bookscan list.
Refutes New York Times Claim That Ted Cruz Tried To Game Bestseller List. Publishing
giant HarperCollins is publicly pushing back against the New York Times' claim that Ted
Cruz's new book, A Time For Truth, was disqualified from its bestseller list because sales
were limited to "strategic bulk purchases." In a statement provided to BuzzFeed News,
HarperCollins publicity director Tina Andreadis said the company looked into the matter and
"found no evidence of bulk orders or sales through any retailer or organization."
York Times blocks Ted Cruz book from bestseller list. Conspiracy? Ted Cruz has a new
book out — a memoir/campaign manifesto titled "A Time for Truth." Published on June 30,
it sold about 12,000 copies in its first week, which is pretty good nowadays for a tome that doesn't have
"shades" or "gray" on its cover. Despite these sales, The New York Times has told publisher HarperCollins
it won't put "Time for Truth" on its nonfiction bestseller list. The problem isn't overall numbers.
On those, "Time" would rank second or maybe even first. The issue is that the NYT deems those numbers
Times keeps Cruz off bestseller list. The New York Times informed HarperCollins this
week that it will not include Ted Cruz's new biography on its forthcoming bestsellers list, despite
the fact that the book has sold more copies in its first week than all but two of the Times'
bestselling titles, the On Media blog has learned. Cruz's "A Time For Truth," published on June 30,
sold 11,854 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen Bookscan's hardcover sale numbers.
That's more than 18 of the 20 titles that will appear on the bestseller list for the week ending July 4.
Hillary and the Hippie.
Political observers are still speculating over whether the July 4th New York Times' report on
the loony biography of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was meant as a hit-job or an
encomium. He is closing in on the Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton. Joe Biden is standing
in the wings. Other ambitious Democratic pols are smelling blood.
York Times Debunked: Scott Walker's 'I'm Not Going Nativist' Conversation Never Happened. A
conversation about immigration between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the Heritage Foundation's Stephen Moore,
reported on by the New York Times this week, never happened. "We have spoken with Stephen Moore
and the conversation that was reported did not happen and he will tell you that. I would recommend you
reach out to him," Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong told Breitbart News on Thursday [7/2/2015] in response to
an article by Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman.
Times Loves How Communism Is Good For Cuba's Environment. Well, yeah, when people have
no money, live in 3rd world conditions, sure, that's great! [...] I have to wonder how many who
work at the NY Times will forgo their own trips to the beach, either down at the Jersey Shore or
along the Long Island coastline. Oh, and they forget about the deplorable environmental conditions
in other Communist countries, such as the Soviet Union and China. They also do not seem too
concerned over the environmental degradation caused by "green" companies like Solyndra.
Passes on Muhammed Cartoons, But Prints Condom Pope. Honestly, at this point, the only
people who fail to see the disconnect between demurring on an image that offends one religion but
accepting an image that offends another work for the New York Times. And while all of them
have, at one time or another, answered a question about their double standards with some iteration
of "the two scenarios are simply different," the reality is that the NYT knows full well that
Catholics, and members of other religions whose methods of conversion have developed beyond the 14th
century, are unlikely to show up to their offices with an automatic weapon. They just don't feel
comfortable acknowledging it because it might cost them their heads and a swath of readers who still
think CAIR is an active contributor to the cause of American civil rights.
the Lie to the Truth. It is worth going back to a story in 1992 to note that the New
York Times has not only not changed, but has gotten worse. At the same time it was fabricating
stories about George H. W. Bush, it at least defended abolition of the minimum wage as an
economically sound idea. Today, it is incapable of nothing other than affirming the prejudices of
people like Barack Obama. In the George W. Bush administration, the New York Times was
willfully messing up chronologies to make political points. The list goes on and on.
Times' and the Clintons' Converging Conflicts of Interest. The latest revelations to
turn up in this mutual backscratching world of the Democrat-Media Complex was reported by The
Washington Free Beacon's Alana Goodman, who happens to be a former AIM intern. "A little-known
private foundation controlled by Bill and Hillary Clinton donated $100,000 to the New York Times'
charitable fund in 2008, the same year the newspaper's editorial page endorsed Clinton in the
Democratic presidential primary, according to tax documents reviewed" by the Free Beacon, Goodman
reports. Mrs. Clinton received the Times' endorsement in January 2008, over then-candidate Barack
Obama. The Times has refused to tell Goodman when in 2008 the donation was made. Was this
donation it made before, or after, the endorsement? Did one of them affect the other?
Why the Times is
obsessed with smearing Marco Rubio. The presidential race is barely under way, yet The New York Times
has already "endorsed" its top choice for character assassination. [...] It's no surprise the liberal paper of record
will bash leading GOP contenders. But two hit jobs in one week on a guy who's at best third in a Republican
field of nearly 20?
Rubio, average American. Marco Rubio bought a bunch of stuff he probably couldn't
afford. Welcome to America. So The New York Times has pulled together another hit
piece — this one insinuating that Rubio, who the newspaper evidently believes is the GOP
front-runner, is both a reckless spendthrift and a financial failure. The story confuses offshore
fishing boats with "luxury speedboats" and pickup trucks with SUVs to render a distasteful account of
Rubio's financial life. But what we really learned is that though Rubio is not great with money,
the senator from Florida has relatively modest desires, considering his fame.
York Times' Top Shareholder Is a Clinton Foundation Donor. Even as the New York Times reports
extensively and critically on the Clinton Foundation and its activities during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary
of state, as with other news outlets, multiple high-dollar donors to the foundation are associated with the paper,
including the Times' top shareholder, Carlos Slim. Slim, a Mexican telecom tycoon whose net worth of
nearly $80 billion makes him the second richest man in the world, became the top shareholder of the New
York Times earlier this year after he doubled his shares to take control of 16.8 percent of the company.
York Times' Won't Reveal When Clintons Donated. The New York Times is clamming
up about the specific date Bill and Hillary Clinton contributed $100,000 to the paper's charity
group in 2008, but denies the donation played a role in its coverage and endorsement of Clinton in
the Democratic primaries that year. The Washington Free Beacon reported on Sunday
[6/7/2015] that the Clinton Family Foundation, a little-known philanthropic organization controlled
by the Clintons, donated $100,000 to the New York Times Neediest Cases Fund in 2008. The
charity is administered by the paper and run by top brass at the Times Company.
From the New York Times' 2008 Hillary Clinton Endorsement. In June 2007, just as the Democratic
presidential primary was heating up, Bill and Hillary Clinton wrote a $100,000 check to a New York Times
charity group. In January 2008, the Times editorial board endorsed Hillary over her much trendier
rival, Barack Obama. The endorsement makes for an intriguing read in retrospect.
were those "science advisors" behind the NY fracking ban? Last week we talked about
the bombshell EPA report which said that fracking didn't have any demonstrated, systemic effect on
ground water quality. (Well, it was a "bombshell" unless you work at the NY Times, which didn't find
that it merited much of a mention.)
lamest of negotiators. Could it be that The New York Times is fed up with Hillary
Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama? The Times — probably the most dogmatically liberal
newspaper in the nation — has twice recently reported on its former best friends in
strongly critical terms.
Donated $100K to New York Times Group the Same Year Paper Endorsed Her. A little-known
private foundation controlled by Bill and Hillary Clinton donated $100,000 to the New York
Times' charitable fund in 2008, the same year the newspaper's editorial page endorsed Clinton in
the Democratic presidential primary, according to tax documents reviewed by the Washington Free
Beacon. The Clinton Family Foundation, a separate entity from the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea
Clinton Foundation, has been the family's vehicle for personal charitable giving since 2001. It
is funded directly by the Clintons and distributes more than $1 million a year to civic and
Foundation Donation Not Publicly Listed by NYTimes. A $100,000 donation given to a
New York Times charity campaign in 2008 by Bill and Hillary Clinton's family foundation is
not included in a Times list of large gifts from various other foundations, such as George
Soros's charitable foundation.
Rubio's main offense? Driving while Latina. My people have been slandered by The New York Times.
Yes, in a shameless act of what those on the left would call a "micro-aggression" against all Latinas ever pulled over
for driving-while-applying-lipstick, the Times has condemned Jeanette Rubio — wife of U.S. senator and
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio — for her driving record.
New York Times' Rubio Derangement Syndrome. It took several years of George W. Bush's
presidency for the mainstream media to develop full-blown Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS), but the New
York Times — the MSM's very flagship — seems to have contracted Rubio Derangement
Syndrome (RDS) over a year before there is even a Republican nominee, let alone a sitting president.
First the Times exposed Rubio for being some senatorial version of Speed Racer (sorry, Marco, four
traffic violations in seventeen years just won't cut it) and now they're after him for the cardinal sin of
having difficulty paying off his student loans.
Rubio slams NYT for 'arrogantly' using student loan debt to question financial acumen. Marco Rubio's campaign
fired back at The New York Times over its critical piece on the Florida senator's financial acumen. The newspaper
wrote on Tuesday [6/9/2015] of Mr. Rubio's student loan debt, mortgage, recent retirement savings withdrawals, and "strikingly
low savings rate." The piece comes just days after the newspaper reported on the Florida Republican's history of minor
Expert Quoted in NYT Rubio Hit Job is Obama Donor. A story in Tuesday's [6/9/2015]
New York Times probing Sen. Marco Rubio's (R., Fla) "struggles with finances" during his
career quotes a financial expert critical of Rubio who donated money to President Obama.
Harold Evensky, a financial adviser "who reviewed Mr. Rubio's public financial disclosures" at the
newspaper's request, donated $500 to Obama in 2007 according to online records, but the Times
does not note that in its piece.
Bias Jumps the Shark With Marco Rubio 'Luxury Speedboat' Story. Just how desperate is
the mainstream press to cast Sen. Marco Rubio as someone who can't handle his money? Desperate
enough, apparently, to describe a family fishing boat as a "luxury speedboat," which the New York
Times did this week in its front page hit piece about Rubio's alleged "history of financial struggles."
That same Times story also portrayed a home Rubio bought — after getting an $800,000 advance on a
book — as some sort of mansion in Florida, when it is, in fact, just one home crammed into a
cul-de-sac next to many other similarly sized, middle-class dwellings.
lefty MSM laughing at NY Times story on Rubio 'luxury speedboat'. Not exactly a cigarette boat.
In fact, exactly the kind of boat you see fishermen using all over Florida, more or less the Ford Focus or Toyota Camry
of fishing craft. The obvious comparison is to John Kerry's yacht, the one he docked in Rhode Island to avoid
warn Marco Rubio is dangerously middle-class and not wealthy. The [New York] Times
revealed recently that Rubio incurred four traffic tickets over 17 years, not exactly disqualifying
events. Other reports had Rubio and his wife Jeannette spending money to upgrade their Miami home's
air conditioning and buy a new refrigerator. You may remember back in 2007 another freshman
senator named Barack Obama suddenly paid off nearly four dozen overdue tickets just before launching
his bid to move his family and mother-in-law into the rent-free White House. No, of course you don't
remember that because the media skipped over such inconvenient legal blemishes in its enthusiastic coverage
of the "reform" Chicagoan.
Times Reporter: Rubio Traffic Ticket Story 'Why People Don't Run for President'. As
part of the Fox News Sunday political panel, New York Times reporter Sheryl Gay
Stolberg attempted to defend her paper's hit piece on Marco Rubio but instead seemed to confirm the
backlash against the Times: "When you run for president, every aspect of your life, and even your
spouse's life, is open to public scrutiny.... So this is kind of the game, right? This is what
happens, this is why people don't run for president."
'luxury speedboat' is a fishing boat. In an effort to showcase Sen. Marco Rubio's history of financial struggles,
The New York Times reported Tuesday [6/9/2015] that the Florida Republican had spent "$80,000 for a luxury speedboat" even as
he faced outstanding debts. But while Rubio did indeed spend $80,000 on a boat, the vessel in question is not the glamorous
"luxury speedboat" the Times article portrayed. It is, in fact, an offshore fishing boat.
Oppo Firm's Fingerprints on NYT Rubio Hit. The New York Times Friday [6/5/2015] report that
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and his wife Jeanette have been cited 17 times for traffic violations
was written after the citations were pulled by liberal opposition research firm American Bridge, according to
Miami-Dade County court records. Records show that each of the citations mentioned by the New York
Times were pulled in person by American Bridge operatives on May 26, 2015.
Biases Collide. A couple of [New York] Times reporters spent Friday morning
[6/5/2015] basking in praise for their "nice scoop" — the less-than-remarkable public
knowledge that Marco Rubio was written four traffic tickets over the course of two decades —
but, as Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon pointed out, neither of the reporters in the
byline — Alan Rappeport and Steve Eder — nor the researcher also credited by the
Times for the piece — Kitty Bennett — ever accessed the traffic records in
question. But somebody did: American Bridge, a left-wing activist group, had pulled the
records just before the Times piece appeared, and the Times employed some cagey language,
with the relevant sentence beginning: "According to a search of the Miami-Dade and Duval County
court dockets... ." A search? Yes. Whose search? A piece of the news
that apparently is not fit to print.
York Times' shows its 'gotcha' colors. So Friday's New York Times contained an
enormous scoop — one so important that it was bylined by two reporters, Alan Rappeport
and Steve Eder, and a researcher, Kitty Bennett. The scoop? That Marco Rubio had some traffic
tickets. Well, actually, only four in 18 years. [...] Er, except that maybe the Times didn't do
the digging. The Washington Free Beacon's Brent Scher reported that the Times likely got the records
from a Democratic opposition research firm, American Bridge. "Records show that each of the citations
mentioned by the New York Times were pulled in person by American Bridge operatives on May 26, 2015. ...
Neither of the reporters, Alan Rappeport and Steve Eder, appeared on the docket records for any of the traffic
citations for Rubio and his wife. An additional researcher credited in the New York Times, Kitty
Bennett, also does not appear on any of the court records."
Hit Piece Ignores Scott Walker's Success. The article is more sophisticated than the
awkward and error-filled attempted hit on Walker by Gail Collins from the Times editorial
page, who blamed Walker for layoffs that took place before he had been elected. And it avoids the
kind of over-the-top claims that require corrections. But the piece nonetheless makes clear that its
authors believe Walker's views are far out of the mainstream and that he owes his success to wealthy
conservatives eager to exploit a simpleton as the vessel for their ideological goals.
NYT's Embarrassing Rubio Hit Piece Came From Democratic Super PAC. A reporter at the
Washington Free Beacon discovered that The New York Times' embarrassing story attacking Republican
presidential candidate Marco Rubio for traffic violations was almost certainly planted by a
Democratic super PAC. [...] Missing from the headline is the important context that the candidate
himself only had four violations to his name, over the span of two decades.
Never Mind Hillary's Scandals, Let's Talk About Marco Rubio's Wife's Driving Habits. Remember how the media
left Barack Obama completely unvetted, ignoring even the most damaging stories from his past, while a squirming mass of
reporters fought over every scrap of trash in the dumpster behind Sarah Palin's house? It's happening again.
For some reason, the New York Times decided to devote two reporters to the urgent task of reviewing Senator and
presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio's driving record over the past 18 years. And they still couldn't
make much of a story about it, so they decided to add his wife's record to the story.
York Times ignored Jonathan Gruber bombshell. The New York Times had first shot in
2014 at the video of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber mocking the "stupidity of the American
voter," but took a pass. Though the Times eventually followed up on reports of the MIT
economist's now-infamous remarks on the passage of the Affordable Care Act, it did so only after
they had generated a national scandal. Times' reporter Robert Pear was the "first real
journalist" that tipster Rich Weinstein contacted with the newly unearthed footage, he told the
Conservative Jewish Women are Driving the Left Insane. This month the left lost its
mind over Ayelet Shaked. The daughter of an Iraqi Jewish immigrant, Ayelet Shaked was an infantry
instructor who worked for Israel's elite Golani Brigade and a computer scientist who worked for
Texas Instruments. Now she's a mother of two married to a former fighter pilot. She's also
Israel's new Justice Minister. The New York Times compared her to Michele Bachmann and
had her quoting Ayn Rand. The Financial Times compared her to Sarah Palin. So did
Italian, Spanish and Norwegian media outlets. These analogies are not based on anything except
the gender and politics of all three women. They are shorthand signals, telling liberal readers
to hate Ayelet Shaked just as they hated Palin and Bachmann.
Exposes Second Hillary Clinton Email Address NY Times Ignored. The New York Times has
published two articles on the relationship between former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic
presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton and longtime confidant Sidney Blumenthal. It has been known
for some time that Blumenthal, barred by the Obama White House from working at State, nevertheless
ran "a secret, private intelligence network" for Mrs. Clinton's benefit, "apart from the State
Department's own Bureau of Intelligence and Research."
a war on free speech — and radical Islam is winning. The New York Times ran
an editorial distinguishing between "free speech" and "hate speech" writing that the event "was not
really about free speech. It was an exercise in bigotry and hatred posing as a blow for freedom."
CNN's Chris Cuomo wrote on Twitter that "hate speech is excluded from protection," later claiming it was a
"clumsy tweet." Fox's Bill O'Reilly got into the act, saying the organizers of the event "spurred a
violent incident." Alia Salem, executive director of the Dallas and Fort Worth chapter of the Council
on American-Islamic Relations, floated restrictions on the First Amendment freedoms, stating, according to
the New York Times, that, "The discussion we have to have is: When does free speech become hate
speech, and when does hate speech become incitement to violence?"
Editors Hate Geller's 'Hate Speech' and Love Others' 'Free Speech'. Yesterday, the
New York Times editorial page informed us of the fine distinctions between "free speech" and
"hate speech." We are instructed that "the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest in Garland, Tex.,
was not really about free speech. It was an exercise in bigotry and hatred." It turns out
that the difference is what lies in the heart of the creator. And the Times knows what's in the
heart of the creator. The cartoons of Charlie Hebdo, which lost a dozen employees when
jihadists sprang into their office with machine guns in an incident that later evolved from an attack
on ideas to an attack on Jews, are according to the Times, worthy of defense because the
publication "has always been graphic satires of politicians and religions, whether Catholic, Jewish
New York Times Loves Blasphemy, Except When It Targets Muslims. The New York Times
editorial board tore into the nearly-murdered organizers of the Garland, Texas "Draw Mohammad" event
Wednesday [5/6/2015], calling it "hate speech" and "an exercise in bigotry and hatred posing as a
blow for freedom." "Some of those who draw cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad may earnestly believe
that they are striking a blow for freedom of expression, though it is hard to see how that goal is
advanced by inflicting deliberate anguish on millions of devout Muslims who have nothing to do with
terrorism," the Times editorial reads. "As for the Garland event, to pretend that it was
motivated by anything other than hate is simply hogwash."
York Times: Not Entirely Clear What Motivated Mohammed Cartoon Gunmen. Completely and
utterly unclear what might have led two devout Muslims to try and kill cartoonists drawing Mohammed.
It's not one of those obvious things like plastic bottles destroying the planet or all the problems in the
Middle East being caused by the Jews. This is a great big mystery which we may never solve.
Was it Global Warming? Or maybe some of that airborne PTSD? Maybe it was economic inequality.
Times Blamed Reagan/Bush for LA Riots, But No Blame in Baltimore. Is President Obama
responsible for the Baltimore riots? If you take a look at how The New York Times portrayed
the reaction to the Los Angeles riots of 1992, apparently so. [...] Today, as the events in Baltimore
unfold — now with formal charges including murder brought against six Baltimore cops —
there is one striking aspect that is not present as it was in Los Angeles. That would be blaming the
President of the United States. Yes, that's right. As Los Angeles burned, the media was quick to
finger the real culprit as then-incumbent Republican President George H.W. Bush. Not to mention
his predecessor, Ronald Reagan — then four years gone from the White House.
Foreign Minister Publishes Op-ed in NYTimes. Continuing its tradition of providing a propaganda
platform for America's enemies, the New York Times has published an op-ed by Iranian foreign minister
Javad Zarif in which he demands that the United States choose "between cooperation and confrontation, between
negotiations and grandstanding, and between agreement and coercion." Enjoying the freedom of expression
his government denies to its opponents, Zarif argues that the West should work with it toward regional peace.
Times puzzled over 'disappearance' of 1.5 million black men. Homicide plays a large
role. But what causes homicide? Is it all the racist white policemen shooting black men in the
back? As nearly all of us know, most black homicides result from black-on-black crime. The New
York Times knows this, too, but to go the final step, and tell why so many black people are dying, is
something its editors and reporters have a curious lack of interest in exploring. And you'll find
no one marching in Ferguson, Missouri or anywhere else acting out in outrage about this. The
other large cause is "incarceration." Homicide. Incarceration. The Times throws
these nouns out there, as if they were autonomous beasts with their own minds who gobble up black men on
New York Times doesn't have a clue about the meaning of the Second Amendment.
[Quoting Noah Webster:] ["]Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they
are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by
the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands
of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States.["]
nation's most embarrassing editorial board humiliates itself once again. If you're in
the market for overwrought hyperbole designed to overcompensate for a lack of substance, The New
York Times has you covered. The Times editorial board is many things, but cutting
edge arbiters of cultural phenomena is not one of them. Take, for example, their latest criticism of
Republicans. Get this: They're racist. But The Times is warning that what was once
the GOP's "brutal racism" toward the president has evolved into a new, more insidious form of racially inspired
criticism that is subtler than its previous incarnation. You might call it "dog whistle" racism. At
least, that's what MSNBC took to calling it at least three times per hour over the course of the entire 2012
presidential election cycle.
York Times fears Netanyahu demands will cost Iranian jobs. Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu's "unworkable" demands on Iran threaten not only to scuttle a potential nuclear
deal between Washington, D.C., and Tehran but may also lead to job loss in the Islamic republic, the
New York Times editorial board warned this week. One of Netanyahu's supposedly "unrealistic"
demands regarding the pending nuclear agreement calls for Iran to shutter its underground enrichment
facility at Fordo. For the Times editors, this is unreasonable.
York Times Tries to Play the Race Card, Rewrite History. In its lead editorial Sunday
[4/12/2015], the New York Times plays the race card, accusing Republicans of criticizing
President Barack Obama's foreign policy because he is black. The editors, like many on the left,
refuse to acknowledge that it is Obama's own radical policies, and imperious style, that led to the
backlash that delivered Congress to the opposition in the first place. However, since the "paper
of record" attempts to rewrite history to back up its claims, the editorial is worth deconstructing.
editorial on NRA convention as accurate as you'd expect. One can imagine that the New
York Times editorial board had practically leaped with delight when they thought they'd found
hypocrisy and irony in the NRA convention show. Their op-ed for today practically cackles
with glee as they excoriate the premier gun-rights group for barring working weapons from their
annual gathering. The problems with it start in the lead paragraph — indeed,
in the very first sentence.
Tries to Stamp Out Abortion. During the past four years, the state of Kansas has
become ground zero in the war to criminalize all abortions, and in the process to remove a woman's
ability to control what happens in her own body.
The Editor says...
I'll state my rebuttal in the simplest terms, so that even the editors of the New York Times can understand
it: Abortion isn't about what a woman does with her own body, it's about killing babies.
Abortion is homicide because a baby is a separate person that must necessarily grow inside a woman's
body. The position taken by the New York Times (in the one-sentence excerpt above) is like saying
it's okay for me to murder my dinner guests because I have control over what happens in my house.
Writer: Christians 'Must Be Made' to Embrace Gay Lifestyle. In the wake of the Indiana
donnybrook over religious liberty, which somehow was transformed overnight into a question of gay
rights, it couldn't be long before the New York Times weighed in against Christians. Yet
who could have expected the draconian measures the Times would propose? Either Christians
fully embrace the gay lifestyle, or you will be coerced into doing so.
The Editor says...
The article immediately above appears in the New York Times, and it reeks with left-wing bias.
First of all, the reduction of CO2 emissions by "nearly a third" in this country would require us to return to the
18th century. Second, CO2 is plant food. It is not a pollutant. We should inject CO2 into the
atmosphere at every opportunity, because it makes the crops and the rain forests grow better.
'Jealous,' 'Hoarding' Americans Should Let In 11 Million Immigrants Annually. The
United States should absorb as many as 11 million immigrants each year into its economy, NPR "Planet
Money" founder Adam Davidson writes in The New York Times Magazine. "Few of us are calling
for the thing that basic economic analysis shows would benefit nearly all of us: radically open
borders," he writes. His proposal would double the current U.S. population in only 29 years to
over 637 million people.
Susteren Slams NY Times Story on Clinton Emails. Ever-blogging Fox News anchor Greta
van Susteren called out the New York Times Monday morning [3/23/2015] for its exclusive use
of anonymous sources in an article about Hillary Clinton's emails. The article was by Michael
Schmidt, who broke the story of Clinton's use of a personal email account several weeks ago. This
morning the Times published a follow-up on the 300 emails Clinton had submitted to the House
Select Committee on Benghazi. This collection first alerted the committee to existence of the
personal email account. The committee now plans to subpoena more.
Times Public Editor Retracts Criticism of Ferguson Reporting. New York Times
Public Editor Margaret Sullivan retracted her criticisms over the Times' early Ferguson
reporting Monday morning [3/23/2015], calling her initial critique "substantially flawed." Sullivan's
retraction follows the Department of Justice's report earlier this month essentially vindicating officer
Darren Wilson's side of the story in the shooting of Michael Brown. The report concluded that Brown
did not have his hands raised when Wilson shot him, undercutting the subsequent "hands up, don't shoot"
slogan adopted by Ferguson protesters. Sullivan's is the second retraction, after Washington Post
columnist Jonathan Capehart retracted his earlier columns on Ferguson last week.
NYTs Caught Manipulating Story That Didn't Fit Their
Narrative. In a story published Monday [3/16/2015], The New York Times reported online
that family members of Jeffrey Williams, the 20 year-old man suspected of shooting and wounding two
Ferguson police officers, confirmed that Williams had been one of the Ferguson protesters. This
morning, at the same url, that crucial piece of news disappeared from the story. No update or
editor's note explained the removal (that has now been returned).
Course Obama Wants to Take Hillary Down. We can believe Ed Klein's sources claiming Valerie Jarrett
is the White House point woman for the destruction of Hillary Clinton. Evidence: It was the New York
Times which broke the story. The Democratic press does not eat its own, ever. Yet here was the Gray
Lady, setting the headlines for Drudge. People asked how Hillary could have been so stupid. The answer
is that in the normal course of mainstream reporting, there is no Democrat crime too large for the press to
cover up. She knew she was perfectly safe. [...] To make it even clearer that something was going on
behind the scenes: the fact that Secretary of State Clinton was using private email had come out in the news
two years ago. Raking up an old story detrimental to their team is not normally what the New York Times
does. The Times followed the emerging scandal with article after article. They didn't just want to
embarrass Hillary, they were out to destroy her.
Obama Bypass the Supreme Court? It is time to talk about President Obama's contingency
plan for health care. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments earlier this month in King v. Burwell,
a case challenging the provision of tax credits on federal insurance exchanges. While the legal
issues are dry lawyers' fare — how to interpret several interconnected phrases of the
Affordable Care Act — the practical stakes are high. The government estimates that
millions of Americans will be left without affordable health insurance if it loses.
The Editor says...
The New York Times, official newsletter of the Democratic Party, is trying to sound the alarm about the awful things that will happen
in this country after socialized medicine is outlawed. "Millions" is not a very accurate estimate of the number of people affected.
Medical insurance is not a right, and whether or not it is a necessity or a priority is up to the individual, not the government.
House, NYT leave Bushes out of lead photos from Selma march. The decision by The New York Times to run a
front-page image on Sunday of President Obama — and family — leading a march to mark the 50th
anniversary of the Selma civil rights clashes, while leaving out of the image former President George W. Bush
and his wife Laura, apparently was mirrored in the "official White House photo" of the event. The official White
House blog's Sunday entry on the Alabama march led with a similar image, focusing on Obama and his family, as well as
civil rights figures, but leaving out the Bushes.
say Obama has helped race relations, as 2 presidents (not 1) mark Selma. The peaceful scene Saturday [2/7/2015] was
designed to display unity in the face of ongoing racial difficulties, often involving police force. The photo [in this article]
shows the actual scene as modern-day marchers joined hands and arms in unity and hope. Both in shirt-sleeves, the last two
presidents — Obama and George W. Bush with wife Laura — set out at the head of some 10,000 supporters.
But consumers of the weekend news could be excused if they did not realize the two-term 43rd president was present at the historic memorial.
York Times Crops Selma Picture To Remove President George W Bush. Yesterday Debbie
Wasserman Schultz cropped a picture of President Obama on stage to remove the image of President
George W Bush also being present. The first reason was obvious, bias. However, the
second reason was more subtle — the absence of President Clinton and Hillary. Today
[3/8/2015] the New York Times cropped out President Bush for the same reason.
Just to be fair, here is the NYT's rebuttal: 'There
Was No Crop' of Selma Photograph. Many readers wrote to me over the weekend, upset
that a front-page photo of President Obama and his family leading a commemorative march in Selma,
Ala., did not include former president George W. Bush and his wife, Laura. The Bushes were
also in the front line of marchers. Twitter was ablaze with criticism of The Times, many conservative
news organizations wrote critical articles — and my email inbox overflowed. Some readers
said they were canceling their Times subscriptions. Others were simply disappointed.
'Legal Scholar' in Support of Obama Executive Amnesty Was His Harvard Law Professor.
In her story about the ruling — and the injunction that federal Judge Andrew S. Hanen
issued ordering the immediate halting of the implementation of Obama's amnesty — New
York Times reporter Julia Preston argued that Hanen's ruling would be "quickly suspended" by a
higher court. "Some legal scholars said any order by Judge Hanen to halt the president's actions
would be quickly suspended by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans,"
Preston wrote. Preston, however, only quoted one legal scholar: Laurence H. Tribe, a
constitutional law professor at Harvard.
Iraq Had WMDs
After All. Until now, I have been willing to go along with the conventional wisdom
that Iraq did not possess significant stockpiles of WMDs prior to the 2003 war. Leftover chemical
munitions were discovered here and there during and after the invasion, but it was plausible to
think that they were odds and ends, not part of a usable stockpile subject to the regime's control.
Today, however, the New York Times dropped a bombshell: in the aftermath of the Iraq war, the CIA
purchased from an unidentified intermediary no fewer than 400 Borak warheads filled with sarin, a
deadly nerve gas.
Times discovers that Saddam did have WMDs after all. President Bush "lied" about
Iraq's WMDs — thus goes the article of faith among liberals, endlessly repeated by the likes of Ron
Fournier and Jon Stewart as a kind of progressive catechism. Except that it is a libel, as even
the New York Times indirectly acknowledges today.
Columnist Blames Scott Walker for Teacher Layoffs That Occurred Before He Was Governor. There are two
problems in this section of Collins's column: First, she accuses Walker of dishonesty, but she's just quibbling
over semantics. Is it really inaccurate to describe someone named an "outstanding first-year teacher" by the
Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English as a "teacher of the year" for short? [...] Walker has been telling this story
for four years, and no one thought his description of Sampson was dishonest until Gail Collins heard about it.
Defends Houthis: 'Very Reassuring' that 'Death to America' Slogan Not Meant Literally.
The Yemeni rebels, the Houthis, have taken control of the capital, including the airport and the
United States embassy. The Houthis forced US Marines leaving the country to leave them their
weapons. The rebels have also seized abandoned vehicles once used by US officials. New York
Times reporter Rod Nordland met with the Houthis who reassured him that they were just keeping
US vehicles for safekeeping.
Kennedy Institute Gushed Over By NYT, But [the] Bush Library [is] a 'Disturbing' Threat to 'Academic
Freedom'. Ted Kennedy, the late liberal "Lion of the Senate" (as he's invariably
called) had his hugely exaggerated bipartisan reputation polished to a gleam in a story in the
New York Times Arts section by Robin Pogrebin, "In the Mold of a Senator Who Bartered —
Edward M. Kennedy Institute Aims to Teach Collaboration." Next month the institute will open in
Boston as a legacy of the Massachusetts senator who died in 2009. Yet the George W. Bush
Presidential Library was considered by the Times "disturbing" and a possible threat to academic
freedom when it opened.
New York Times Commits One of Its Funniest Blunders Ever. [Scroll down] The
paper eventually realized its mistake and corrected it, although without acknowledging the
correction. I suppose it was just too embarrassing. You can see how this kind of thing might
happen; people occasionally have such synapse failures. But some people expect more from the Times
editorial board. (I don't, but some others do.) In fact, the Times editorial board is no better
than, or different from, a minor-league left wing blogger. Actually, that's where they get a lot of
of 'fact checkers' and 'proof readers' at NY Times fails again. How out of touch with
the rest of the country are employees of the New York Times? An editorial skewering Wisconsin
Governor Scott Walker was a typical Times hit piece on a potentially dangerous opponent in 2016 —
typical except earlier versions of the editorial referred to Mr. Walker as "Mr. Scott." [...] The governor of
Wisconsin is just not imporant enough to register on the Times' radar. Besides, he's a Republican.
Those two factors make errors like "Mr. Scott" possible.
An Epic Fail
from the New York Times. New York governor Andrew Cuomo, not content with President
Obama's proposal to make junior colleges free, recently introduced his own plan for New York to
essentially waive the first two years of student debt payments for college graduates living in the
state. [...] But what's most interesting about this initiative isn't in the nuts and bolts of its
implementation or the political prospects for its passage: It's how the New York Times chose
to cover it — unrelentingly positive, of course, capped with a profile of a recent college
graduate meant to typify the plight of the debt-laden young professional.
Most Dishonest Year on Record. Last week, according to our crackerjack mainstream
media, NASA announced that 2014 was the hottest year, like, ever. No, really. The New York
Times began its report with: "Last year was the hottest in earth's recorded history." Well,
not really. As we're about to see, this is a claim that dissolves on contact with actual science.
But that didn't stop the press from running with it.
2014 Really the Warmest Year Ever? The New York Times features one of the most
misleading headlines ever: "2014 Was the Warmest Year Ever Recorded on Earth." The first paragraph
drives the hysteria home: [...] It would be hard to pack more misinformation into a single sentence.
First, the Times headline, and countless others like it, convey the impression that 2014 was the hottest
year ever! But note the paper's reference to "recorded history." If you keep reading, you see
that "recorded history" goes back only to 1880. But in 1880, the Little Ice Age had just ended,
and the Earth was beginning to warm after several hundred years in the deep freeze. So, yes,
temperatures are a little warmer now than they were then — happily. Indeed, the Earth
may still be recovering to more average temperature levels after the Little Ice Age.
Suggests No Place for Christians in Positions of Authority. Apparently, The New
York Times is in favor of faith in the public square — if the purpose is to mock it.
Editors at the Times poured gasoline on the fire of Atlanta's latest controversy with an editorial that
should shock even their most liberal readers. Just when you thought the media couldn't sink any
lower, the Times takes on the same First Amendment that gives it the freedom to print these vicious
attacks on Christians. In a stunning column yesterday [1/15/2015], the newspaper argues that
men and women of faith have no place in public management of any kind.
Slim Is About to Be Top New York Times Shareholder. Billionaire Carlos Slim is poised
to become the largest shareholder in the New York Times Co. (NYT) after already almost doubling his
money from an investment that helped the newspaper get through the financial crisis. Slim, who
has amassed a $73 billion fortune by spotting depressed valuations, loaned $250 million to
Times Co. in January 2009.
Times Endorses Thought Crimes. Kelvin Cochran, the Fire Chief of Atlanta, published a
book (with permission from the Ethics Office for the City of Atlanta), in which he expressed his
Christian faith on sex, marriage, and life. For that, the New York Times says he included "virulent
anti-gay views." Actually, Cochran endorsed orthodox Christian views. He was fired more
than a year after the book came out. A retiring lesbian fire captain suddenly felt brave enough
to complain. The Mayor, needed urban, white liberals for his next election threw the Fire Chief
under the bus. [...] It does not matter that there is no evidence of discrimination. His
thoughts preclude him from his job.
Times Editor: Charlie Hebdo Cartoons 'Innately Offensive' to Muslims. The New York
Times published two stories today about the latest cartoon cover of Charlie Hebdo, but still
refuses to print the cartoon, saying it is needlessly offensive to Muslims. In a story titled,
"New Charlie Hebdo Cover Creates New Questions for U.S. News Media," editor Dean Baquet says the
image is "innately offensive" to Muslims.
Official Apologist for Murder and Terror of The New York Times: Nicholas Kristof. On
the day when journalists were massacred in Paris, while blood still ran wet where they had fallen,
and as eye witnesses described the killers' shouts of "Allahu Akbar" — "Allah is
great" — the New York Times' Nicholas Kristof asked the world not to judge the
killers too quickly: most urgently, he said, don't jump to the conclusion they are Muslims.
Really? Even when they sounded the Muslim prayer? Even when they called their deeds,
loud and clear in the streets of Paris, "vengeance for the Prophet"?
gets weepy over cop-killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley. He was a victim! The man who cold-bloodedly shot
Officers Ramos and Liu gets a shocking amount of sympathy and understanding from the New York Times today.
The three (!) writers assigned to the story, Kim Barker, Mosi Secret and Richard Fausset present us such empathy
as: ["]In reality, Mr. Brinsley's short life was a series of disappointments.[..."]
the Last Employee of the NY Times Please Turn Out the Lights? We have long ripped the
New York Times as the ultimate in biased, hard-left news coverage. But as red ink has compelled one
layoff after another, and the paper's management has become ever more comically inept, the situation
has deteriorated. The New York Times now lacks the basic competence to put out a newspaper.
As I Was Saying
About That 'Torture' Report. It's basically a sham, a false-flag operation with the hapless Dianne
Feinstein as the designed drop-box, designed to make the Bush administration look bad, the Democrats look "moral"
(stop laughing) and the White House look innocent (no, really, stop laughing). For proof, you need look no
further than this glowing tale of the bond between two men as lovingly depicted by the Chief Stenographers of the
Obama administration, the New York Times: [...]
Fails to Disclose Clinton Paid for Interviews About Administration. In a five year
span, the William J Clinton Foundation gave five grants totaling $851,250 to the University of
Virginia's Miller Center. One year in particular, 2007, the Clinton gift was specifically marked:
"Oral history project of Clinton presidency." Well, today the New York Times has a front page
feature on the newly released oral history project about the Clinton presidency. The one the Clintons
helped pay for. But nowhere in the 2,600 word piece do Times writers Amy Chozick (who is on the Clinton
beat) and Peter Baker (longtime White House reporter) disclose the obvious conflict of interest.
Meaning in Ferguson. The New York Times has now pronounced on the "meaning of the
Ferguson riots." A more perfect example of what the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan called "defining
deviancy down" would be hard to find. The Times' editorial encapsulates the elite narrative around
the fatal police shooting of unarmed Michael Brown last August, and the mayhem that twice followed
that shooting. Unfortunately, the editorial is also a harbinger of the poisonous anti-police
ideology that will drive law-enforcement policy under the remainder of the Obama administration.
the Grey Lady, and Gullibility. [Scroll down] Finally, on Nov. 18 (a day earlier
online), the Grey Lady cleared her throat and delivered a huffy editorial. It included nearly as
many lies as words: [For example,] Republicans "were well aware of what was in the bills." This
was not even true of earlier versions, but certainly not of the 11,000-page final version, which had
to be passed so we could find what was in it. In a media-orchestrated campaign, it was hustled through
the House as if the health care system would come crashing to the ground in hours if nothing were done.
the Forces of Media Disruption Hit Home. Right now, The New York Times is in the
middle of a round of buyouts in an effort to cut 100 positions, to stretch existing revenue over a
smaller cost base. The packages are generous — three weeks of salary for every year
worked for union employees — and those who have been at the newspaper for at least 20 years
are eligible for an additional payout of 35 percent of the total severance. Buying out those
folks — layoffs will follow if the goal of 100 jobs is not met — also allows
the organization to invest in new technologies and the people who build them.
Cornucopia of New York Times Thanksgiving Bias: Remember Bush's 'Fake Turkey'? Perhaps
the silliest and most biased Thanksgiving commentary came during the heat of the 2008 campaign, when
the Times and the rest of the media was finding new and inventive ways to mock GOP vice presidential
nominee Sarah Palin. A post from the paper's former editorial page blog, "A Sarah Palin
Thanksgiving," was almost a parody of liberal prissiness.
York Times responds to criticism about Darren Wilson's address. On Monday
[11/24/2014], the [New York] Times published a scoop by Julie Bosman and Campbell Robertson
reporting that Wilson had married fellow officer Barbara Spradling in a "quiet wedding" last month.
It noted that the two "own a home together" and identified the town and the name of the street.
Breitbart's John Nolte writes, "the New York Times had no qualms whatsoever about publishing almost
all the information needed for Officer Darren Wilson's enemies to track him and his wife down at
home." Other outlets, including the New York Post and Fox News, have highlighted the newspaper's
decision. "If anything happens to that man, his family or that home, I hold them — the
culpability is with [the New York Times]," said Fox News's Sean Hannity.
York Times Publishes Darren Wilson's Address Info. The New York Times has posted a
correction to the story: "An earlier version of this post included a photograph that contained
information that should not have been made public. The image has been removed." However, the
"information that should not have been made public," in the Times' view, is not the name of the
street where Officer Wilson's home is located. The story still contains that information.
The Times has merely removed the photo of Wilson's marriage license from the article.
The Big Money
Behind the Push for an Immigration Overhaul. When President Obama announces major
changes to the nation's immigration enforcement system as early as next week, his decision will
partly be a result of a yearslong [sic] campaign of pressure by immigrant rights groups, which have
grown from a cluster of lobbying organizations into a national force. A vital part of that
expansion has involved money: major donations from some of the nation's wealthiest liberal
The Editor says...
Yes, this article came from the New York Times, and was written by a professional.
Even so, I challenge you to show me the dictionary that omits the hyphen from "years-long." And when
I say dictionary, I mean a dusty old book that can't be changed on a whim by a committee, like the
alleged dictionary your smart phone coughs up on demand.
for Hillary. In the old Soviet Union, Kremlinologists would read the state party
newspaper Pravda not so much for the news it contained, but to glean what the commissars
wanted readers to believe the commissars were thinking. The closest we have to that in America is
the New York Times.
The Great (and Deliberate)
"Typo" Lie. Now that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the King v. Burwell
challenge to the Federal subsidies in Obamacare, the defenders of the law are busy once again trying
to trot the deliberate and intentional lie that the provision in Obamacare that limits the subsidies
to those who are on "State" exchanges is a "typo" and that clearly Congress meant to include all
exchange customers in the subsidies provision. Paul Krugman, who is even worse at being a lawyer
than he is at being an economist, trotted out a representative sample of this patent dishonesty
yesterday [11/9/2014] in the New York Times.
Frank Bruni Wants You To Get Right With God, Er, 'Science'. In recent news coverage of
the Ebola virus, I noticed that reporters tended to use the word "science" the way some people refer
to Jesus. [...] Take this Frank Bruni column. (Please!) OK, let's all go through it together.
It's headlined "Sinners, Meet Jesus," no, wait, it's "Republicans, Meet Science." It begins with his
frustration that yet another passionate warning from the UN about climate weirding failed to yield a
worldwide turn toward progressive policies. The phrase "science" is used 11 times in the typically
painful-to-read column. What I notice about the uses is how well they could be switched out with Jesus
with little or no changes to the surrounding words
What could be simpler? If you're about to lose an election, cancel it! Midterm
elections trigger an anti-democracy spasm on the Left. A GOP takeover of the Senate is
by no means guaranteed, but many on the Left are already considering extreme measures to counteract
a Republican-controlled Congress. Basically, the Left is deciding this week that democracy isn't
really that great. The New York Times runs an op-ed by a Duke professor and student today shouting
"Cancel the Midterms," in part because they are "almost certain to create greater partisan divisions,
increase gridlock and render governance of our complex nation even more difficult."
New York Times' 'Cancel the Midterms' Rant Is a Call for Monarchy. What [...] is going
on at Duke University that a professor of public policy, drawing on the hard-won wisdom of a junior,
could write a New York Times op-ed piece that lacks even a junior-high civics-class familiarity with
the U.S. Constitution? And who's minding the rear gate at the Grey Lady's opinion section that the
paper would publish something so shoddy? You'll be asking yourself these and other questions after
reading "Cancel the Midterms," a passionate call to return the former (and future?) British colonies
in America to a more kingly state. The piece is by Duke professor David Schanzer and student Jay
The Love Affair With
Obamacare. Americans love Obamacare, the New York Times propagandizes today. It's not
the only media outfit running with this story today, suggesting a coordinated campaign effort a week
before the election. According to the New York Times, it is too soon to tell if Obamacare is
working, except with the young. There, Obamacare seems to be working. But, here's the
kicker. With the Obama Administration claiming Obamacare would reduce costs, the New York Times
finds it only has at the margins. The paper also speculates that the exchanges will work
better next year. And, most importantly, the paper has to admit Obamacare has not been as affordable
New York Times: ObamaCare Is Not Working. The New York Times on Monday featured a huge
news package claiming that ObamaCare is delivering on all its main promises. But the Bible of the
liberal press has badly misled its flock. 'After a year fully in place," the Times story begins,
"the Affordable Care Act has largely succeeded in delivering on President Obama's main promises." So
case closed, right? After all, a team of New York Times "reporters and data researchers" came to
that conclusion. In a word, no. To claim success, the Times gets things wrong or ignores
the law's most glaring failures.
Times Triples-Down as Communist Mouthpiece. The past 10 days have seen three
hysterical editorials from the New York Times pleading for a U.S. economic lifeline to the
Castro brothers' terror-sponsoring regime (i.e. to end the so-called embargo). It's the economy,
stupid — Venezuela's that is. Those plummeting oil prices (20% in the past few months)
are playing havoc with the Cuban colony's already-rotten economy. Venezuelan subsidies to Cuba last
year, mostly in the form of essentially free oil, were estimated to total $10 billion. That's
more than double what the Soviets used to send.
Say, New York Times. Up until yesterday's attack in Canada these things were classified as
"workplace violence," or by some other euphemism. Now, we learn that it is "extremism" that is behind
the attacks. Progress of a sort. Next question for the Times: What kind of extremism
are we talking about here?
Editorial Board Shakes Fist at the Heavens. It's rare I encourage NRO readers to check
out a New York Times editorial, but this one is too delicious. The Times is furious
at Democratic Senate candidates for their refusal to embrace Barack Obama.
at the New York Times. The New York Times is again on the warpath against what
it calls "predatory lending." Just what is predatory lending? It is lending that charges a higher
interest rate than people like those at the New York Times approve of.
New York Times Mirrors Obama's Falling Numbers. There's a reason The New York Times is
being forced to shrink its newsroom. And that veteran employees are jumping at the chance to bail.
The New York Post reported today that more than 300 Times' staffers have responded to a buyout offer from
management that is intended to eliminate 100 employees.
Times Says: Obama Is Angry at Administration's Incompetence! [Scroll down] So the Times story is
basically a plant by the Obama administration. Multiple "senior officials" have bent reporters'
ears, trying to put the administration in the best possible light with regard to the ebola fiasco.
No doubt they were confident the newspaper would act as their mouthpiece, reporting the administration's
spin as news.
NYT blatantly spins for Obama on Ebola. Just look at the New York Times, always an industry
leader: It's become the official stenographer of the Obama White House. On Saturday, The Times
ran a story about the president and his response to the Ebola outbreak that read like it was dictated word
for word by the president's top men. If I were a stockholder in the New York Times Co., I would
certainly hope the paper was properly compensated for the front-page placement of this naked political advertisement.
York Times: 'Seething' Obama Has Been Let Down by CDC. Whether it's his IRS
targeting his political opponents, his NSA spying on journalists, his EPA blowing an
oil spill, his HHS fumbling a Website designed to sell only one product (ObamaCare), or
his CDC proving itself so inept you wonder if anyone there has even bothered to see the movie
"Outbreak," President Obama's Palace Guards in the mainstream media are always there to assure us
the President is very, Very, VERY angry and disappointed. As though the guy in charge is the
helpless one, the real victim.
New York Times Rediscovers Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq. When it was first
reported in May 2004 that Saddam-era chemical weapons shells had injured U.S. troops, the editors of
the New York Times dismissed that, "Finding some residual weapons that had escaped a large-scale
destruction program would be no great surprise and if the chemicals had degraded, no major threat."
Now, a major New York Times report on the issue has been followed by an editorial warning of "A
Deadly Legacy in Iraq": some 5,000 chemical shells have been discovered over the years in Iraq by
U.S. or U.S.-trained Iraqi forces. Many more such munitions litter the wreckage of an old Iraqi
weapons facility northwest of Baghdad, which the Islamic State captured in June.
Donor Argues Pedophilia 'Not a Crime' in NYT Op-Ed. Here's a tidbit of information The
New York Times left out of the bio of a professor who argued pedophilia is "not a crime" in a recent
Op-Ed — she's also a President Obama supporter. Rutgers law professor Margo Kaplan penned a New
York Times op-ed Oct. 5, headlined: "Pedophilia: A Disorder, Not a Crime." "A pedophile
should be held responsible for his conduct — but not for the underlying attraction," Kaplan argued in the
op-ed. Besides teaching law, Kaplan also writes for RH Reality Check, which prides itself in helping
people "safeguard their sexual and reproductive health and rights against false attacks and misinformation."
In 2012, Kaplan donated $250 to Barack Obama's campaign.
Deserves Civil Rights, Says New York Times' Op-Ed. The nation's tough anti-pedophilia
laws are unfair to pedophiles, according to an op-ed published by The New York Times' editors.
"One can live with pedophilia and not act on it," says Margo Kaplan, an entrepreneurial assistant
law professor at Rutgers University, and a former lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union.
Must We Talk Nonsense?
The New York Times editorial board — a motley collection of knuckleheads — is wrestling
mightily with the fact that everything they believe just happens to be untrue. Most especially, all that
end-the-war-in-Iraq stuff hasn't turned out as well as they hoped and their militant-Islam-is-no-worse-than-any-other-religion
meme is beginning to seem a bit shaky and, oh yeah, even though there's no such thing as evil, these ISIS guys look
suspiciously like what evil would look like if it were, you know, evil.
You Can't Keep A Good
Myth Down. First, this past Sunday, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof
repeated the canard about guns being dangerous to their owners. A "study in the journal Injury
Prevention," he wrote, "found that the purchase of a handgun was associated with 2.4 times the risk
of being murdered and 6.8 times the risk of suicide." No kidding. As a lifelong subscriber to
Injury Prevention, I could have told Kristof that people who live in crime-ridden neighborhoods or who have
friends or professions that increase their likelihood of being killed — or who plan to commit
suicide — are astronomically more likely to buy handguns than people whose lifestyles
do not put them at such risks.
York Times Plans Cutbacks in Newsroom Staff. The New York Times plans to eliminate
about 100 newsroom jobs, as well as a smaller number of positions from its editorial and business
operations, offering buyouts and resorting to layoffs if enough people do not leave voluntarily, the
newspaper announced on Wednesday [10/1/2014]. Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the newspaper's publisher, and Mark
Thompson, its chief executive, said that in addition to the job cuts, NYT Opinion, a new mobile app
dedicated to opinion content, was shutting down because it was not attracting enough subscribers.
Friedman says Reagan had it easy compared to Obama. The rationalizations for Obama's
failures are already beginning, and Tom Friedman employs the laziest of all strategies, tearing down
a great man to make a small man look bigger. In his Sunday [9/28/2014] column in the New York Times,
Friedman makes a number of highly dubious points.
On second thought, Bush did pull together a coalition on Iraq. And it only took them
two weeks to realize their error! It seems that the Paper of Record had no record of the broad
coalition built by George W. Bush for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, including ground troops from more
than a dozen nations, when it attempted to explain the difference between the approaches of Bush and
Barack Obama on war in Iraq and now Syria.
David Limbaugh's book banished
from NYT best seller list. The New York Times Book Review, which has a history of belatedly recognizing conservative bestsellers, has
banished conservative legal author David Limbaugh's latest, Jesus on Trial, from its upcoming best seller list despite having sales better
than 17 other books on the list.
Years Of Lies, NY Times Admits "Assault Weapons Are A Myth". In a stunning op-ed
released Friday [9/13/2014], the NY Times finally admitted that "assault weapons" are a made-up
political term fabricated by anti-gun Democrats. Op-ed writer Lois Beckett also admitted that
once the term was manufactured and used to outlaw a class of weapons that dishonest anti-gun
Democrats had used to con an entire nation, nothing happened.
Family Furious with White House... and The NYT Buried It. The family of Steven Sotloff, the latest American
journalist beheaded by ISIS, is reportedly "outraged" at the Obama administration for "deliberate leaks" they interpret as
"an attempt to absolve the administration of inaction." This reporting comes Wednesday from no less a source than the
New York Times, which chose to bury the news under more than two dozen paragraphs: [...]
Times Desperately Tries to Keep Indictment in Play. The New York Times tried to
keep the politicized hit job against Texas Gov. Rick Perry alive in Wednesday's [8/27/2014] edition,
insisting the dubious partisan indictment (from a Democratic district attorney's office that has
filed failed charges against prominent national GOP figures) actually has merit, with a
"complicated back story" and "deep roots," while pouting that Perry's team has had "substantial success
in the court of public opinion" so far. No thanks to the overexcited Times coverage.
New York Times Censors Anti-ISIS Ad. Why did The [New York] Times
condemn the American government from trying to suppress images of alleged abuse on the part of the
American military while seeking to suppress the horrors of the world's most monstrous terror
organization that decapitates Americans?
Millionaire Fails to Comprehend the World. Millionaire and public intellectual Paul
Krugman takes homes a $225,000 salary (to do no actual work) from the publicly funded City
University of New York. And that's only a fraction of his total earnings, which include a six-figure
salary from the New York Times, where he writes columns that regurgitate Democratic Party
talking points in an authoritative voice.
House: Obama Expresses His Grief By Golfing. The internal newsletter of the Democrat
Party, which makes itself available to outsiders under the name "The New York Times," field-tests
the most pitiful spin ever attempted. We know you're in the bag for this failing Administration,
guys, but you can still exercise some discretion over which emailed White House talking points you
build into "news" stories. You'd have been doing your man a favor by scuttling this one: [...]
beatification of Michael Brown. It is essential to the Democrats' hopes for a strong
black turnout in November that the manufactured narrative of evil white cops assassinating an
innocent black teenager be maintained. As Richard Baehr noted to me, "...after the video appeared of
the robbery and theft, a new narrative was needed for Michael Brown. It is not only the robbery/
assault/in the store, but the reports of violence to the officer (damaged eye socket), and admission
by Brown's team that he was in an altercation with officer in the car, that has impacted public
opinion that he was a choirboy." The New York Times, the semi-official Democratic Party organ,
stepped up and does the job today, with this article by John Eligon: [...]
York Times Buries News of Officer Wilson's Injury. The New York Times has big
news on the biggest story in the country today, but as Noah Rothman at Hot Air discovered, the
Times buried that news 26 paragraphs deep. According to the Times' own police sources,
"witnesses and forensic analysis have shown that Officer Wilson did sustain an injury during the
struggle in the car."
Recovery Has Replaced Good Jobs With Bad Jobs. Remember how Bush was attacked for
creating 'hamburger flipping jobs'? But for some reason Obama isn't responsible for this
development. But the solution is not to create better jobs. The solution is to pay the hamburger
flippers more. [...] So the average house-hold's income as declined almost $5,000 under Obama. But
that just tells the NYT that we need to raise the minimum wage. (Oh, and grant amnesty to 11 million
Interview With NYT's Friedman: An Essay In Impotence. President Barack Obama's weekend
interview with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman is a stunning portrait of incoherence and
inadequacy. Friedman — a shameless promoter of Obama since the 2008 campaign, whose books have
allegedly influenced Obama's foreign policy views — tries his mightiest to wrest something of
substance from the absentee president: "[I]t's clear that the president has a take on the world," he declares.
And what is Obama's "take"? Two themes emerge from a morass of clichés and sophistry.
the Times. With the usual fanfare and self-regard we have come to expect from
the New York Times editorial board, the prestigious paper has changed its mind about pot. It now
believes that the federal ban on the substance should be lifted and that the whole issue should be sent
back to the states to handle.
Getting to the truth
of Bowe Bergdahl. More than two months after Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed from
Afghan captivity — in exchange for five high-value Taliban militants at Gitmo —
he was at last questioned by the Army about the details of his capture. The so-called
AR 15-6 hearing will determine if, prior to that capture, Bergdahl deserted his post and
might therefore face a court martial. Count on The New York Times to present Bergdahl's
side in as flattering a way as possible, including assurances from Bergdahl's lawyer that his
client answered all questions and didn't invoke his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent.
Sales Drop Cause New York Times Profits to Collapse 54%. The Financial Times
reports that a drop in ad sales at the New York Times caused the left-wing newspaper's
profits to collapse 54% in the second quarter of this year. The Times netted only $9.2
million this quarter compared to $20.1 million last year.
Circulation Gains, Profit Falls 21% at New York Times Co.. Increased investments in
digital products and a decline in print advertising weighed on The New York Times Company's
second-quarter earnings, as profit slipped 21 percent. The company on Tuesday [7/29/2014]
reported $55.7 million in adjusted operating profit for the quarter, which excludes some one-time costs.
York Times: Legalize marijuana. The New York Times' editorial board on Saturday [7/26/2014]
called on the federal government to legalize marijuana. Citing alcohol prohibition, social costs and
states' movements, the board argued "after a great deal of discussion" that "the balance falls squarely on
the side of national legalization."
Crazy at the 'New York Times'. The [New York] Times "Editorial Board" has
decided that the federal ban on marijuana is all too much like the Volstead Act, which enacted
Prohibition on alcohol. It is creating a new, immense class of law breakers, and filling up
prisons with marijuana law breakers, who turn out, by the cunning of racism, and through no fault of their
own, to be largely black. The Times has figured out that while marijuana is definitely not
like eating whole wheat toast, it's not worse for you than alcohol.
official: The New York Times can't count. It must be really galling for the Times
editors to have to acknowledge the success of a book they would rather burn than promote. As for
the math, it's really complicated, says the Times. Or not.
Weeks of Shallow, Facile Moral Equivalency in The New York Times. The Gaza war has
provided the Times with a perfect opportunity, eagerly seized, to highlight Palestinian suffering.
But Hamas' cruelty to its own people is rarely noted. Recruits for martyrdom in the holy war against
Israel are urged to gather on rooftops, instructed by their leaders to serve as human shields against Israeli
retribution for 2,000 rockets that have been fired into the Jewish state during the past weeks. Beneath
the rooftops are Hamas command centers and tunnels, where leaders take refuge and weapons are stored and fired.
The benefit to Hamas from Palestinian civilian deaths is evident: Israel will be blamed.
This article in the New York Times sounds like a White House press release: Obama's Bold
Order on Bias. "Our government of the people, by the people and for the people will
become just a little bit fairer," said President Obama on Monday [7/21/2014] just before signing an
executive order prohibiting federal contractors, which employ 20 percent of the nation's work force,
from discriminating against gay men, lesbians and transgender people in their employment practices.
"We're on the right side of history," Mr. Obama correctly declared regarding this important measure, which
also explicitly protects federal employees against discrimination based on gender identity, a category
covering transgender employees (bias based on sexual orientation was already prohibited).
Miserable Anti-Israel Bias from the New York Times. The New York Times' coverage
of the ongoing situation in Israel, which began with the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers,
continued this past week to be marked by intense anti-Israel bias in tone and labeling, and overwhelming
emotionalism over the deaths of Palestinian civilians in the crossfire (Israeli deaths from terrorism
rarely if ever merited such heart-felt treatment).
Associate: "I Don't Understand How Anyone But Straight White Men Can Vote Republican".
President Bush requested the resignation of his GSA administrator in 2008 after the US Office of
Special Counsel determined she had violated federal law by participating in a video conference with
Karl Rove and sending out partisan letters. (The New York Times was scandalized at the time,
though I strangely can't find their editorial calling for Kathleen Sebelius' head when OSC flagged her for
a Hatch Act violation. Then again, the Times' alleged principles seem to depend entirely on
which party is in power).
York Times: Border Crisis 'a Myth'. The New York Times editorial board believes
the border crisis is merely "a myth." In a weekend editorial, the Times said the "White
House is getting it mostly right" on immigration and blasted Republicans, who are "throwing up
roadblocks" with "dangerous overreaction." The Times praised the Obama administration's request for
$3.7 billion in aid to deal with a crisis they think is a "myth." "The besieged border is a myth,
and the arrival of a few thousand weary refugee children on buses does not make the myth true," the
on Catholic Judges Breaches the Bedrock Of U.S. Constitution. The New York Times ought
to be ashamed of itself for running an advertisement attacking the religion of the five Catholic
justices of the Supreme Court. It did this last week in the wake of the Hobby Lobby decision.
The ad actually contained the phrase "Roman Catholic majority." It named Chief Justice John Roberts and
Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. It went on to accuse
the Catholic justices in the majority in the Hobby Lobby case of siding with "zealous fundamentalists who
equate contraception with abortion," a statement that combines bigotry with factual inaccuracy. Hobby
Lobby actually already happily covers most contraceptives. It objects only to drugs that, rather than
preventing an egg from being fertilized, stop a fertilized egg from developing into a baby.
Slams NY Times Editorial Page: 'Childish,' 'They Have No Influence. On Tuesday's [7/8/2014] "The
O'Reilly Factor," Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer offered his assessment of the layout of the current
media environment, particularly with regards to liberal bias. Krauthammer was particularly critical of The New
York Times. In its news pages, he argued the Times offered the news through a leftward prism. However, it
declared its celebrated editorial page inconsequential for its slant.
Buried — Again. You'd think that a government audit showing how ObamaCare couldn't tell whether
millions of enrollees were eligible for the subsidies they're getting would be front-page news. Instead, the press
hid it from view. If you wanted to read in the New York Times about these findings — which detailed
rampant problems verifying eligibility and income information from millions of ObamaCare applicants — you had to
dig 17 pages into the news section.
news, everyone! The New York Times has identified the 'real' IRS scandal. When
disgraced former IRS official Lois Lerner first admitted in 2013 during a staged apology that her
agency had targeted conservative groups, a few news organizations scrambled immediately to help the
White House manage its damage control efforts. And as the scandal continues to plod along,
Congress holding one hearing after another, these same news groups haven't let up in their defense
of the White House or the IRS. Take, for example, the New York Times' latest (and familiar)
defense of the IRS. [...]
York Times: Ugly for Americans Against Illegal Immigration to Wave American Flags, Chant 'USA'. On the day before the
Fourth of July, the New York Times went out of its way to show its disgust for Americans against illegal immigration in Murrieta,
California who turned away buses of illegal immigrants for, of all things, waving American flags and chanting "USA!" "Nobody was even
being released in Murrieta," the Times' editorial board wrote on Thursday [7/3/2014]. "But the mayor urged residents to complain,
and in a pageant of ugliness, dozens took action: They waved flags, screamed 'U.S.A.!' and turned three buses back."
full-page ad in the New York Times today. The Hobby Lobby decision has ignited
liberals and unleashed their prejudice. And this ad is shameful. The New York Times has a
full-page ad in its print edition today [7/3/2014] that should elicit protests around the nation (but likely won't).
of the Times. "A welcome antidote to the official insensitivity to religion" is how
the New York Times described the Religious Freedom Restoration Act when it was passed by Congress
in 1993. That, by the way, was the 103rd Congress. Both of its houses were controlled by the
Democrats. The bill was inked by President Clinton, who is a Democrat. It turns out, however, that
neither the Times nor the Democrats meant any of it. They don't [care] about religious freedom.
The Times Ignoring a Scandal at the I.R.S.? The Times was somewhat late in beginning to cover the latest
development about the lost emails. My office had begun to field several days' worth of reader protests on the lack of
attention when the first story finally went online. Despite that slow start and the quiet display of the subsequent
stories (an analytical piece might have been a good choice for the front page), The Times has given its readers insightful
coverage of a situation heavily clouded by partisan politics.
Admits: 'Somewhat Late' on IRS Story. The New York Times's public editor on
Friday responded to criticism about the paper's coverage of the IRS scandal, admitting: "The
Times was somewhat late in beginning to cover the latest development about the lost emails."
An analysis by the Media Research Center's Jeffrey Meyer on Thursday found that "in the past 6 months
(183 days), the New York Times has published only 13 news items on the IRS' targeting of Tea
'The Angry Fringe'.
Liberal bias in the media is so pervasive that partisan propaganda themes created by Democrats, for
the purpose of electing Democrats and advancing their partisan agenda, take on a quasi-reality.
Years ago, after seeing the umpteenth reiteration of a too-familiar theme, I remarked that the
New York Times should create a standing headline — "Republicans Divided" —
and run it as a regular column.
Savages NYT For Burying IRS Email Scandal: 'This Is A Scam!' Co-host Mika Brzezinski
had just wrapped up explaining another possible scandal for New Jersey Republican Governor Chris
Christie, involving diverted funds for the Pulaski Skyway, when Scarborough pounced on the
newspaper. "Let's see, so this is the top of The New York Times," he began. "I'm trying to
figure out where the IRS story — is it on the front page? Because actually, there
was an investigation launched yesterday of the IRS — an internal investigation."
how the press reacted to IRS's commissioner's implausible testimony. Above what is
the web equivalent of "the fold," The New York Times printed nothing about the IRS
commissioner's testimony. The story barely registered on the site's U.S. news section.
It was the Times' politics section where it was determined the IRS story should lead. That is
striking because, in one post on the Times site billed as a Q&A style explainer for the IRS
scandal, many questions are asked and admittedly not satisfactorily answered.
Response To The New York Times Is Great. The Arkansas-based company responded to an
article from New York Times columnist Timothy Egan, titled "The Corporate Daddy" by doing the work
that it felt Egan's Times editors should have done. [...] The retail giant apparently couldn't
resist sarcasm after it found what it considered numerous problems with Egan's piece in which he
criticized the company for paying its 2.2 million employees what he called "humiliating wages."
"Walmart is a net drain on taxpayers," wrote Egan in the missive, adding that the company forces
"employees into public assistance with its poverty-wage structure. "We are the largest tax payer
in America," Tovar wrote in his edit. "Can we see your math?"
hands NY Times' editors their own posteriors. I have never met David Tovar, Walmart's
vice president, corporate communications, but I'd like to shake his hand. In this brilliant
response to a column by Timothy Egan of the New York Times, Mr. Tovar puts to shame the editors who
worked on the Egan piece, literally taking a red pencil to the piece they deigned to publish, and
showing them how to do their jobs.
D'Souza's 'America' banished from New York Times best seller list. The New York Times bestseller list hasn't
waited a millisecond to put Hillary Clinton's book atop its influential chart after just a week of sales, but has totally
ignored another top-10 hardcover from noted conservative and critic of President Obama, Dinesh D'Souza. His new book,
on sale for three weeks, isn't just absent from the top 10 lists already set for the next two Sundays, but totally missing from
the list of the nation's top 25 nonfiction hardcovers despite having sales higher than 13 on the latest Times chart.
Times Won't Investigate Hedges' Work Amid Plagiarism Charge. The New York
Times has no plans to investigate the work of its former reporter Chris Hedges amid allegations
that he plagiarized multiple stories for other publications over the past decade. [...] The New
Republic published several excerpts from Hedges' articles that appear to be identical or
similar to work published previously by other authors.
5 Times, NYT's 'Rush to Demonize Bergdahl' Editorial Attacking GOP 'Operatives'. The seething anger at seeing the Obama administration being raked over
the coals by critics of the Bowe Bergdahl exchange of five hardened terrorists for a soldier who left his post, including many
Democrats and most prominently his fellow unit members, was apparently too much for the editorial board at the New York Times.
On Thursday [6/5/2014], they let loose with a poorly sourced and hastily drafted editorial originally entitled "The Politics of the
York Times Censors Ad Decrying Islamist Censorship. An "Islamist" is not simply an
individual who privately observes Islam as his faith. An Islamist is an individual who blurs the
ideological lines between personal religion and the nation state — a boundary upheld as
one of America's founding principles and sustained in the First Amendment — to foster a
governmental system that relies upon the supremacy of Islam.
Hillary to New York
Times: Back Off. Sources said the meeting included Clinton advisers Philippe Reines
and Huma Abedin, as well as Times Washington bureau chief Carolyn Ryan and national political
reporter Amy Chozick, who has been on the Clinton beat for the paper. During the closed-door
gathering, Clinton aides reportedly griped about the paper's coverage of the potential 2016
candidate, arguing that Clinton has left public office and [should] not be subjected to harsh
scrutiny, according to a source familiar with the discussions.
Pulitzers has ruined American journalists. You can get a sense of what American
journalists' priorities are from looking at a 96-page report that the New York Times has just produced
about... the New York Times. I'm not talking about the words, obviously, which are far too boring to read,
but the pictures. On page three of the report, there's a photograph of the paper's top brass
gathered around a computer terminal, having just discovered that the Grey Lady has won yet another
Pulitzer prize. The staff are gathered around them on the stairs — hundreds of
them — and one of the editors is looking up and humbly applauding them: 'Well done,
folks. You knocked it out of the park... again.' That's what most American journalists care
about — winning prizes that affirm just what noble tribunes of democracy they are.
Host Sullivan: NYT Fired Abramson for Criticizing Obama. The firing of Jill Abramson
as executive editor of The New York Times happened because she "went over the line" in criticizing
the heavy-handed tactics used by the Obama administration in dealing with the media, claims radio
talk show host Tom Sullivan. Sullivan pointed out that "earlier this year" (in fact, just last
month, in an interview with The Takeaway) Abramson said, "The Obama years are a benchmark for a
new level of secrecy and control." He said she added that "sources who want to come forward with
stories they feel are important are scared to death they're going to be prosecuted."
New York Times: Making the world safe for terrorism. On the front page of Sunday's
New York Times was a hysterical article charging the New York Police Department with trampling
Muslim civil rights by trying to recruit Muslims who had been arrested on other charges to be
informants. [...] The article implied that Muslims were being singled out by law-enforcement
officials because of their religion, and that they were asked invasive and improper questions about
their religion. Freedom of the press is limited to those who own it, H.L. Mencken once said, an
axiom that The Times has demonstrated repeatedly by routinely deprecating the threat of "Islamic
terrorism" in the United States. For years, The Times has blindly pursued an agenda that coincides
with the same agenda of radical Islamic groups masquerading as "civil rights" groups in trying to
prove that Islamic terrorists were unfairly convicted and framed.
New York Times Science Writer Out After Writing Book About Genetics, Race. Nicholas Wade, a British-born
science reporter and editor for more than 30 years with The New York Times, is no longer with the newspaper —
just days after the release of his latest book, in which he depicts blacks with roots in sub-Saharan Africa as genetically
less adapted to modern life than whites and Asians. Was The New York Times uncomfortable with Wade's science or his
conclusions? It's unclear. Neither Wade nor his former employer returned requests for comment.
The Editor says...
Liberals teach "survival of the fittest" in the public schools, but if someone writes a book about it, they call it racism.
Why It's Okay to Hate
Cliven Bundy. It has become clear that Cliven Bundy was transgressed by the New York Times, his
words taken out of context and retailed in such a way as to mean something they were not. Bundy is no racist,
and the attempt to make him look like one is another step downward in the collapse of American national media. [...] Bundy
sat across from a reporter for the NYT, the most vicious, calculating, untrustworthy, and dishonest nest of vipers
in the entire U.S. media network, and talked straight to him about matters of import and controversy, under the
impression that he would understand and transmit his thoughts the way that he actually expressed them. [...] Nobody
has a right to be that stupid, to be that ill-informed, or to be that self-centered.
sob story is just sickening. Another sob story in the left-wing media about Dzhokhar
Tsarnaev? Yesterday it was the turn of The New York Times, under the headline, "Marathon Bombing Suspect
Waits in Isolation." Needless to say, the ACLU is up in arms. [...] This one was perfectly
timed — on the first anniversary of the Joker placing one of his kettle bombs in front of
little Martin Richard, who had moments to live after the Times' victim du jour decided he wanted to
murder an 8-year-old infidel.
NY Times editorial distorts, misleads, and lies to readers on HHS Mandate. With many political debates, I try to
give opponents the benefit of the doubt on intentions. Sure, raising taxes is a bad thing, but some politicians and pundits
believe higher taxes will benefit society. Some people think we need to spend more, and others really fear climate change.
When it comes to the HHS abortifacient/contraception/sterilization mandate, however, I've almost stopped being that generous
with the left's media and thought leaders. [A recent] New York Times Magazine editorial is a prime example as to why.
Almost from start to finish, the piece misleads and misdirects readers about the mandate, its opponents, and religious freedom.
How freedom dies. "Religious Right Cheers a Bill Allowing Refusal
to Serve Gays." Thus did the New York Times' headline, leaving no doubt as to who the black hats are, describe the proposed Arizona law to
permit businesses, on religious grounds, to deny service to same-sex couples.
The Tyranny and Lethargy of the Times Editorial
Page. The New York Observer has learned over the course of interviews with more than two-dozen current and former [New York]
Times staffers that the situation has "reached the boiling point" in the words of one current Times reporter. Only two people interviewed
for this story agreed to be identified, given the fears of retaliation by someone they criticize as petty and vindictive.
Times Profit Falls 12%; Print, Digital Revenues Still Falling. The New York Times announced Thursday [2/6/2014] that operating
profits had fallen 12% in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the same period a year before. Earnings per share dropped by roughly two-thirds,
from $0.76 to $0.24. Total revenues were down 5.2% and advertising revenues were down 6.3%, with print advertising revenues falling by 7.0% and
digital by 4.3% over 2013.
Revolt: How Kurson
Buried the New York Times Editorial Page. The New York Observer has made a huge splash with an investigative story by editor
Ken Kurson on internal tensions at the New York Times. According to Kurson's story, the Times' reporters have growing contempt
for the "tyranny and lethargy" of the paper's editorial page, which is not only badly run but rarely read under Andrew Rosenthal.
security reporting 'effectively being criminalized' under Obama. New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson said Thursday [1/30/2014]
that national security reporting is "effectively being criminalized" under President Obama, citing his administration's aggressive pursuit of
whistleblowers. Speaking on a panel at Columbia University, Abramson said the crackdown "has had a profound effect on journalists who
cover national security."
The NY Times Editorial
Board: Bitter Opponents of Free Speech. Remember the good old days when people called the Times the "Gray Lady"? Now it's
far-left hysteria, all the time. What has the editors riled up is the spreading of "malicious falsehoods" about Obamacare.
Falsehoods such as, if you like your health care, you can keep it? Don't be silly! The Times is talking about "malicious falsehoods"
like the fact that millions of people are losing their existing coverage because of the statute.
Not Found In NYT 5500 Word Hillary Profile: Benghazi. Friday [1/24/2014], the venerable New York Times Magazine
published a mammoth 5500-plus word profile of Hillary Clinton and the world around her. It is titled "Planet Hillary," and two
words you will not find on this mammoth planet are "Libya" and "Benghazi."
New York Times
Covers for Radical, Violent Leftist Carter Camp. A radical-leftist American Indian who was convicted of abducting,
confining, and beating four postal workers during a militant crime spree has died. The New York Times began its report
of his death by first listing all of the wrongs American Indians suffered at the hands of the U.S. government 100 years prior
to the thug's crimes, as though they somehow provided context or excused the man's illegal and violent behavior.
The Obama Doctrine Revealed. In the process of
exonerating Clinton, the 8,000-word account by David Kirkpatrick uncovers the two pivotal points of the Obama Doctrine: (1) Radical Islam in
general is not inherently hostile to the US and once they are shown due respect they can become US allies. This may mean weakening ties with our
traditional allies. (2) The only Islamic group that is a bona fide terrorist organization is the faction of al-Qaida directly subordinate
to Osama bin Laden's successor, Ayman al-Zawahiri. Only this group cannot be appeased and must be destroyed through force. [...] The beauty of this
is that once revealed, the central tenets of the Obama Doctrine are so reality-challenged that the self-anointed "smart diplomacy" mantle becomes ludicrous.
Watch: Trey Gowdy Dismantles The NY
Times' Bogus Benghazi Report. Rep. Trey Gowdy went after The New York Times' bogus Benghazi report on Monday [12/30/2013],
in which the Times claimed Al Qaeda was not behind the attack — and that it was sparked by an obscure anti-Muslim video.
In an interview with Fox News' Dan Perino, Gowdy wasted no time lowering the boom: "First of all, I want to congratulate The New
York Times. It only took 15 months for them to figure out how to spell Benghazi. So, in another 15 months, maybe their
reporting will actually catch up with the truth."
Public advocate caught in lie over
Times homeless story. She lied on her first day on the job — and got caught. Just hours after being sworn in as the
city's public advocate, Letitia James went on TV to claim that she played a key role in helping expose "the face of poverty in the City
of New York" on the 'front page of The New York Times. [...] It wasn't James' first attempt to portray herself as a champion of the
homeless — at the inauguration, she invited young Dasani to stand at her side for the swearing-in. But the Times refuted James'
account, saying she had nothing to do with its articles.
Wrong Again. To hear it from the New York Times
editorial page, the many issues surrounding the attacks in Benghazi are now settled. [...] It's hardly surprising that the New York Times
would find the New York Times the final word on an issue. But for the rest of us, rational and irrational alike, this revisionist
account is neither authoritative nor definitive. The central thesis of the piece is wrong, and the sweeping claim the author has made in
defending it is demonstrably false.
O'Reilly: NY Times' Benghazi Report Is
'Pure Bull,' Meant to Help Clinton. In his Talking Points Memo Thursday night [1/2/2014], Bill O'Reilly went after the
"seriously flawed" New York Times report that concluded al Qaeda was not involved in the Benghazi attack. He called it "pure
bull" for the paper to claim that the attack was not "meticulously planned" and was actually a response to an anti-Islam video.
Down the Times' Bengahzi
Rabbit Hole. What was the commander-in-chief of the United States armed forces doing through the night of September 11,
2012, while he knew Americans were under jihadist siege in Libya? You won't learn the answer to that question by reading the
mini-book-length, six-"chapter" revisionist history of the Benghazi massacre cooked up by David D. Kirkpatrick and the New
York Times. The Times report is a labor of love in the service of President Obama and, in particular, the Hillary
Clinton 2016 campaign ramp-up. Former secretary of state Clinton, of course, was a key architect of Obama's Libya policy.
Dangerous Times: The
New York Times Goes the Full Pravda. Every thoughtful person knows the NY Times peddles shameless whoppers every single
day, just as Pravda did in Soviet Moscow — "pravda" meaning "the truth" in Russian. In the good old USSR you didn't read
Pravda for the truth. You read it for the daily Communist Party Line, which bore no relationship to the truth — other
than to cover it up. [...] Reading Pravda became an art form that allowed readers to guess who was up and who was down in the
endless power struggles of the Kremlin. Today the only use for the NYT — other than tomorrow's fish wrap — is to see
who's up in the Only Party that matters today: the Democrats and their media.
Obama on the Couch. It takes cash to
afford the cable connections, premium channels, and Netflix subscriptions required to watch all of the titles on the president's viewing list.
It is also necessary to have leisure time, which, disturbingly, the president seems to have a lot of. No wonder he finds out about
everything from the newspapers. Shear clearly had a thesis in mind when he sat down to write. His article is an argument in
search of evidence. He seems to think Obama's taste in television reveals a tragic sense of life, [...]
York Times Had Reporter 'Talking to the Attackers' During Benghazi Massacre. The New York Times had a reporter talking to
attackers on the ground during the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans in September of 2012, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens,
and that reporter may know the identity of some of the murderers and perpetrators. David Kirkpatrick is the Times reporter who
wrote the story that forced the paper's Editorial page editor to defensively declare on Monday that it has not chosen to endorse Hillary
Clinton for president in 2016.
When the press is a poodle.
[Scroll down] Then on Dec. 28, the Gray Lady breathlessly claimed that extensive interviews on the ground in Benghazi "turned up
no evidence that al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role" in the murderous attack on U.S. facilities there on
Sept. 11, 2012. The Times insisted that, "The attack was led, instead, by fighters who had benefited directly from NATO's
extensive air power and logistics support during the uprising against [longtime Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi]." Times' reporter
David Kirkpatrick concluded, moreover, that the murderous assault "was fueled in large part by anger at an American-made video
malpractice over Benghazi. The Times' report misconstrues known facts and simply sweeps under the table mountains
of evidence of al Qaeda's ties to Libyan jihadi groups. In June 2012, for example, more than a dozen different jihadi
groups put the black flag of al Qaeda on parade in Benghazi in what they hoped would be a three-day show of force.
Thousands of jihadi fighters, many of them in Pakistani and Afghan dress, paraded through the streets of Benghazi with
hundreds of gun trucks. For The New York Times, though, the black flags were merely "the black flags of militant Islam"
and apparently bore no relation to al Qaeda. "Benghazi was not infiltrated by al Qaeda," The Times flatly asserted.
Peter King: NYT Article on Benghazi Is 'Entirely Misleading'. A recent New York Times article is drawing fire for claiming that
there is no evidence of al Qaeda being behind the attacks on Benghazi in September 2012, but rather the terrorist group Ansar al-Shariah.
"I think it's entirely misleading," commented Representative Peter King (R-New York) on today's edition of America's Newsroom. "The
fact is that Ansar al-Shariah is affiliated with Al Qaeda," stated King, who finds the New York Times inaccurate for describing them as
completely separate groups. "To say that it was an affiliate rather than Al Qaeda itself means absolutely nothing."
New York Times Contradicts
[its] Own Reporting on Benghazi. The New York Times' assertion that Al Qaeda's involvement in the September 11, 2012 attack
on the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi is particularly questionable considering the preponderance of evidence that shows otherwise.
Krauthammer: NY Times
Benghazi Report Undeniably About Protecting Dems, Hillary. The New York Times is defending its Benghazi report from
critics who said it was politically motivated, but Charles Krauthammer isn't buying it and said there is no question it was a "political
move" by the Times to help Democrats. Krauthammer said the sheer defensiveness the Times is taking in denying political bias in the
report just proves that politics was a primary motivator.
NYT Revives Benghazi Video Lie To
Save Hillary. The attempt to rehabilitate Hillary Clinton begins as the New York Times revives the long-ago debunked "video clip"
excuse for the well-planned Benghazi massacre while denying documented al-Qaida involvement.
The Times' Benghazi
Report: Convenient for Clinton. The division of the "Hillary for President" campaign known as the New York Times
issued a lengthy white paper on Sunday [12/29/2013], entitled "A Deadly Mix In Benghazi." This article, the paper explained, was
based on "months of investigation by The New York Times, centered on extensive interviews with Libyans in Benghazi who had direct knowledge
of the attack there..." In other words, the article is centered on interviews with extremists and terrorists, whose words are taken as
gospel. That they may have changed their stories, or be putting forth stories for their own benefit rather than because the new stories
are true, is a subtlety beyond the Times.
Concludes the NY Times' Benghazi Report 'Backfired' on the Paper. Foundation for Defense of Democracies senior fellow Thomas
Joscelyn joined WSJ Live host Mary Kissel on Monday to discuss an investigative report on the September 11, 2012, attack on an American
consulate in Benghazi by New York Times reporter David Kirkpatrick. Both Kissel and Joscelyn agreed that, while Kirkpatrick's reporting
was extensive, the conclusions he reached were erroneous. Furthermore, if there was a political objective that the Times sought to achieve
with this report, the effort has thoroughly "backfired."
false': Sources on ground in Benghazi challenge NYT report. Fifteen months after the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi which
killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, the narrative of the attack continues to be shaped, and reshaped, by politicians
and the press. But a New York Times report published over the weekend has angered sources who were on the ground that night. Those
sources, who continue to face threats of losing their jobs, sharply challenged the Times' findings that there was no involvement from Al Qaeda
or any other international terror group and that an anti-Islam film played a role in inciting the initial wave of attacks.
The New York Times Whitewashes Benghazi.
David D. Kirkpatrick of the New York Times has published a lengthy account of the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.
While much in Kirkpatrick's report is not new, the piece is receiving a considerable amount of attention because of this sweeping conclusion: [...] But
how much effort did Kirkpatrick expend to uncover any possible al Qaeda ties? Judging by the Times's glaring omissions, not much.
Benghazi: The New York Times vs. the
Truth. They never give up at the New York Times. If at first they don't succeed in twisting the truth to fit the
Newspeak fit to print, it's try, try again. Their latest exercise in mendacity is "A Deadly Mix in Benghazi," an elaborate essay that
substitutes a plethora of irrelevant details and animated graphics for historical truth. The long essay takes up an event which, in a
rational world, would have led the to resignation of former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and the impeachment of President Barack Obama.
I mean the terrorist attack on our consular facility at Benghazi, Libya.
Did the NY Times contradict
itself on their Benghazi piece? Ed already covered some of the serious problems with this weekend's New York Times "deep analysis"
of Benghazi, showing how much of their focus was on the crumbs rather than the meat of the situation. Erika went one further,
discussing how members of Congress in the know have already been informed that the entire sordid affair was no accident. But just for a
bit more comprehensive coverage, long time friend of Hot Air Kerry Picket has a piece at Breitbart noting how it now seems that the Paper of
Record actually contradicted itself in attempting to provide cover for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
York Times Wonders: Was Chris Stevens Out of His Depth in Benghazi? The New York Times's extensive exposé on the
September 11 Benghazi attacks turned up no ties to Al Qaeda. By highlighting obscure militiamen and ignoring the roles of White House
officials, the piece continues an alarming trend of dismissiveness toward the Obama administration's greatest foreign policy scandal.
Times Ignores Evidence of Al Qaeda
Link to Benghazi. [David] Kirkpatrick obviously spent considerable time on the ground in Benghazi and interviewed several anti-Western
Islamists, including some involved in the attacks. There's little doubt he took considerable risks as he reported his piece. While much
of Kirkpatrick's reporting is admirable and while these details add to our knowledge of certain aspects of the attack, they do not tell the whole
story. And that's where the piece ultimately fails.
NY Times begins Hillary rehabilitation.
Right on schedule, the New York Times has published a 7,500-word account of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that all but ignores
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's role and quotes a terrorist saying a supposedly anti-Islam video insulting the Prophet Muhammad
"might well have justified" the killing of four Americans.
Fox News Blasts NYT 'Completely
False' Benghazi Report. The New York Times published a report on the Benghazi attack over the weekend claiming
that Al Qaeda was not involved in the attack and that the anti-Islam video did play a role in the initial wave. Monday, Fox News
answered, blasting the report by publishing pushback from angered witnesses who were on the ground the night of the attack, denouncing
the NYT report is "completely false."
The Good, the Bad,
and the Pathetic of the New York Times' Benghazi Report. Somewhere, buried out of reach (for now) of any American news agency, is
a minute-by-minute account of the fight in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. This account no doubt cross-references the testimony of
those on the ground with the available signals intelligence (including radio intercepts from the attackers themselves). This account
tells us when American command authorities were made aware of the attack, when the news was forwarded up the chain of command, and who made
what decisions that fateful night.
Times admits Obamacare will cause middle class suffering more than a year after election. The mainstream media follows the New York Times' lead
in deciding what is and isn't news. Hardly an editor or news director anywhere in the country lacks a subscription to the Gray Lady. So, when the
Times practiced omerta about the downsides of Obamacare for most people, the media followed its lead, quite willingly. [...] There are going to be
a lot of people asking why the media didn't let them know what was in store for them with Obamacare.
The New York Times' 'homeless' hooey.
If a five-part opus in The New York Times by Andrea Elliott is to believed, we live in a hard-hearted city. But if you read
closely, it suggests just the opposite. Begin with the family at the center of this story. The mother, father and eight
kids aren't really homeless at all. True, they live in housing meant for "homeless families." But their 540-square-foot
unit gives them a solid roof over their heads, in addition to city-provided meals and services.
Now They Tell Us. As the redistributive mechanics of ObamaCare rear their ugly head, the president's propaganda puppets are
suddenly sounding like conservative critics. Take the New York Times. In a fit of candor, it now agrees with what we've
said all along — "redistribution of wealth lies at the heart of" the Affordable Care Act. The paper reported that "economic
justice" was Obama's real goal in taking over a sixth of the economy.
The Most Comical Hypocrites of
All, the New York Times. I noted earlier today that many politicians, pundits and newspapers have been hypocrites on the filibuster,
favoring it when their party is in the minority and opposing it when their party controls the Senate. But of all the hypocrites, the most
shameless must be the editorial board of the New York Times. Have they forgotten that Google exists? Are they unaware that anyone can
search their web site and see what they wrote about an issue when the shoe was on the other foot? Or are they so resigned to being known as
partisan hacks that they just don't care?
The wheels have fallen off the Obama bandwagon.
Poll after poll shows that millions of former Obama-bots now concede he is not worthy of their trust and are stampeding off the bus. The magic ride
is over and they just want to go home and sleep it off. Even The New York Times editorial page stirred. The big cheese of the Obama Protection
Racket assailed his administration's "incompetence." Stop the presses! Finally, a great awakening is taking place.
Editor exodus continues at NYT. The stampede for the exits
continues at Jill Abramson's beleaguered New York Times. On Tuesday [11/12/2013], three high-profile names said they were departing the Gray
Lady — media columnist Brian Stelter, Chief Political Correspondent Matt Bai and Sunday Magazine Editor-in-Chief Hugo Lindgren.
New York Times' Obama cheerleading harms the nation.
The ObamaCare debacle is the exception that proves the rule. Wall-to-wall complaints are forcing the media to report that the law's Web site
is a lemon and that its rules are causing millions of people to lose insurance plans they liked. The mainstream media is acting only because
the story is too big to ignore. Had it been mildly skeptical sooner, it could have exposed the law's destructive rules and prevented the disaster.
Yet the [New York] Times, especially its editorial page, remains his most devoted cheerleader. The latest example is embarrassing enough
to make a Gray Lady blush.
Other Scandals, Virtually Ignored By Big Media. The same people who freaked out over President Bush's saying in a State of the Union
speech that Saddam Hussein sought uranium in Africa now excuse Obama for saying everywhere, endlessly, "If you like your insurance plan, you will
keep it. No one will be able to take that away from you." To them, that's not lying — blatantly, repeatedly,
shamelessly. He simply "misspoke," claimed the New York Times editorial page.
Where was the media when "open secret" of
ObamaCare problems arose? Where does one go to get some objective reporting on public policy? One unmentioned aspect of the "sticker shock"
and "exchange collapse" stories, which the media now reports well, is that these problems were readily apparent before October 1, too — as
the NYT admits in the second half of its Friday [10/25/2013] article.
The Editor says...
The "mainstream" news media only began to "report" Obamacare's flaws after the whole world was aware of them.
Punishment for Gluttons. Gluttony makes you fat,
and the New York Times is ON IT. The other day columnist Frank Bruni made an anthropological excursion to Costco, "where they sell cashews by the
quarter-ton [and] thousand-piece packs of chicken thighs." These sound to us like overestimates, leading us to suspect Bruni is a very small man. [...] Come
to think of it, the Costco complaint is a non sequitur. After all, those massive packages of nuts or chicken aren't portions
but ingredients, sold in bulk for storage and subsequent gradual use.
NYT Discovers Voter Fraud. After years of
claiming that it doesn't exist, the New York Times has found evidence of voter fraud: a political machine organizing unqualified voters to
swing an election in Alabama.
U.S. at risk of being laughed off world stage.
For generations, eminent New York Times wordsmiths have swooned over foreign strongmen, from Walter Duranty's Pulitzer-winning paeans to the
Stalinist utopia to Thomas L. Friedman's more recent effusions to the "enlightened" Chinese Politburo. So it was inevitable that
the cash-strapped Times would eventually figure it might as well eliminate the middle man and hire the enlightened strongman direct. Hence
Vladimir Putin's impressive debut on the op-ed page this week.
New York Times' Global Warming Hysteria Ignores 17 Years Of Flat Global Temperatures. The New York Times feverishly reported on August 10
that the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is about to issue another scary climate report. Dismissing the recent 17 years
or so of flat global temperatures, the IPCC will assert that: "It is extremely likely that human influence on climate caused more than half of
the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010."
New York Times environmental
journalist Justin Gillis is wrong. Justin Gillis tells NPR how much sea levels will rise: "experts believe sea levels will rise at
least 3 feet in the next century, and that number could be as much as 6 feet." [...] So, Gillis tells us the one end of the spectrum is 3 feet
and the highest 6 feet, while the the UN says 1 foot to 2.7 feet. His *lowest* estimate is higher than the *highest* of the UN Climate
Panel's new, higher estimate. Yet, he justifies his numbers with "experts." Justin Gillis seems to listen to an extremely skewed set of experts.
Executive Editor of
NYT Picks Cuba as Vacation Spot. In a long article bemoaning the fact that the new CEO of the New York Times likes to keep his eye
on the newsroom, an interesting anecdote reveals executive editor Jill Abramson has a special vacation destination when she wants to unwind: Cuba.
Hillary Clinton, the Press, and the
Permanent Campaign. When the media decides that something or someone is or isn't in the "public interest," it will inevitably abuse the
elasticity of that category. When the media sees itself as responsible for enabling or resisting trends in American politics, it tends to take
sides. It is not the fault of the New York Times that the 2016 presidential campaign seems already to be under way.
NYT: No spying on Americans? Au contraire.
On Tuesday, Barack Obama insisted that the US government isn't spying on Americans by surveilling the contents of their communications. Less
than two days later, the New York Times makes hash of that claim. The NSA, reports Charlie Savage, sifts through the content of "vast
amounts" of electronic communications between Americans and people abroad in their search for links to terrorism, and not just the metadata.
Obama's lapdogs. If you seek a delightfully written article
on politics, look at yesterday's Washington Free Beacon, an 18-month-old online newspaper. Editor-in-chief Matthew Continetti
examined a recent New York Times interview of Barack Obama not for its news content — there was none — but
for how "it reveals the mentalities of the participants."
The Court Reporters. I have been studying the transcript of the recent New York Times
interview of President Barack Obama. It is a remarkable document — remarkable not for the facts it contains, but for the way it reveals the mentalities
of the participants. Remarkable, too, in so far as the transcript allows a curious reader to see, in detail, how journalism is manufactured.
Neglect At The New York Times.
After a long three-year gap since their last exclusive sit-down interview with President Obama, you might think The New York Times would be ready to ask
tough questions on the most contentious issues of the day, beginning with the deepening Obama scandals. Wrong. Instead, the Times defined the
"news" in this interview to be Obama's counter-attacks.
The Age of Hyperbole: How Normal Weather Became 'Extreme'.
The distortion and outright lying in the media's coverage of weather and climate change have increased dramatically in the past year.
This is because the global warming narrative has been exposed as false, making it harder to sell without resorting to hyperbole and
cherry-picking data that supports the alarmist agenda. So, publications such as the New York Times are not reporting
news any more when it comes to weather and climate. Instead, they are spinning a false narrative to create their version of
the news, much like the state-controlled media of communist China.
States Rush to Enact Voting Laws. State officials across the South are aggressively moving ahead with new laws requiring voters
to show photo identification at the polls after the Supreme Court decision striking down a portion of the Voting Rights Act.
The Editor says...
The New York Times article above reeks with bias, even in the headline. When a traffic signal turns green, drivers
immediately rush away. The rush means nothing, except that the light is green and the impediment is removed. The
rest of the article is worded in such a way as to show support for the Democratic party — which is what one would
expect from the NYT — including a claim that voter fraud "is extremely rare" and a derogatory emphasis on the state of Texas.
The Grey Lady's Grudging Abortion Admission.
In a piece in its upcoming Sunday [6/16/2013] magazine, the New York Times allows in an absurdly roundabout way that a recent
study has found that the vast majority of women denied abortions end up glad that they gave birth. If you blink, you might miss
the decisive quote from the researcher, Diana Greene Foster. It comes very late in the piece: "About 5 percent of the
women, after they have had the baby, still wish they hadn't. And the rest of them adjust."
at the Heart of the Obama Scandals. The Obama administration's legs are wobbling under the weight of so many scandals
lately that whole chunks of the edifice — the IRS, the NSA, the DOJ — are threatening to implode, particularly
without support from the normally adoring media. Even the New York Times — the New York Times! — is
no longer willing to bolster an administration whose totalitarian urges have been exposed to the light.
New York Times quietly
changes published editorial to make it less [critical] of Obama. The New York Times edited its damning editorial condemning the Obama administration
for collecting phone call data from Americans to make it less stinging shortly after the editorial was published online Thursday afternoon. The editorial
originally declared that the Obama "administration has lost all credibility" as a result of the recently revealed news that the National Security Agency and the
Federal Bureau of Investigation have been secretly collecting call data from American users of Verizon under the authority of the Patriot Act.
The Totalitarian Left is Back. Nothing in the
Patriot Act authorizes the government-wide abuse of power by the IRS, EPA, FBI, DOJ, and other agencies with the coercive powers against Americans and
foreigners. The fault is not in the Patriot Act, but in Obama's Chicago-style one-party machine style of governance. And rather than
defending our freedoms, the leftist media colluded with abuse of power until after the election of 2012. The New York Times is the
biggest gear in the Obama Machine and they know it.
We're All Fox News Now. [A recent
New York Times editorial] was remarkable as much for what it didn't say as for what it did. There were no snide asides about Fox News, or
qualifications along the lines that "even Fox" has First Amendment rights. Nor did the Times editors take any shots at George W. Bush,
congressional Republicans or any other familiar antagonist. They simply defended Fox News's right to engage in news-gathering and
denounced the Obama administration's assault on it.
Where the Scandal Points.
It looks like one of the things that will be inflicted on New Yorkers as a result of the scandal at the Internal Revenue
Service is a whole new round of tirades from the New York Times calling for state-funded electioneering. This is what
we take from the editorial in the Times this morning arguing that the scandal was not that the IRS was looking into tax abuses
by social welfare groups allied with the Tea Party but that it wasn't also looking at social welfare groups allied with the Left.
lone-wolf, low level IRS employees. Let's not forget that for the last few years, every time there has been a
mass shooting or a terrorist plot revealed, the media reflexively pointed their fingers at the Tea Party movement. Just
three short hours after the first reports came in about the mass shooting in Tucson, Paul Krugman of the New York Times posted
in his "Conscience of a Liberal" blog a quote by Rep. Gifford's grieving, distressed father that "'the whole Tea Party' was her
enemy." His intention was to lead the reader to conclude that the Tea Party was somehow to blame.
Public Editor Says Paper Playing Down Benghazi; Dismissive Hearing Coverage indicates Her Concern. Benghazi hearings open in
the House on Wednesday [5/8/2013], and the New York Times printed a preview on page 16 of Wednesday's edition that downplayed any
possible revelations about the Obama administration's reaction to the terrorist attack, which killed ambassador Chris Stevens and three
others. Testimony is expected by three State Department officials, led by U.S. diplomat Gregory Hicks, deputy mission chief in
Tripoli, who said his pleas for military assistance were overruled.
New York Times Ignores
Benghazi. In the past week, the investigation into the September 11, 2012 attacks on the US Consulate in
Benghazi has been the dominant news story on most media outlets, including such traditional media venues as CBS News and The
Washington Post. But you wouldn't know it, if the New York Times was your sole source of news and information.
The New York Times Erases Islam
from Existence. While the New York Times dispatched its best and brightest lackeys to Boston to write sensitive pieces on
how hard it was for the two Tsarnaevs to fit in, it fell to a UK tabloids like The Sun to conduct an interview with the
ex-girlfriend of the lead terrorist and learn that he wanted her to hate America and beat her because she wouldn't wear a Hijab.
It's Colonel Mustard, in the Study, with ... the Trajectory.
Big news!! The super sleuths at The New York Times have cracked the Boston bombing case wide open this morning. Conducting "dozens of interviews with
friends, acquaintances and relatives" in Cambridge and Dagestan, the team of team of three reporters examining the life of Tamerlan Tsarnaev concluded that a
"trajectory" was responsible for the murder.
Boxing Extremists. The media has found the real cause of the Boston Marathon Bombing.
It was not radical Islam. Oh no. That's silly and, if we're being honest with each other, a little offensive. I'm disappointed in you for
even thinking such a thing. How dare you jump to conclusions like that? No no, the real spark? The real evil that sent Tamerlan Tsarnaev
down his deadly path? The New York Times has found the real killer. It was boxing.
Mosque In Boston A Factory For Terrorists. The New York Times thinks the Boston bombers "self-radicalized" on the Web.
But it didn't look at their mosque, which has churned out other terrorists, too. USA Today, on the other hand, did look at their
mosque — the Islamic Society of Boston — and found "a curriculum that radicalizes people," according to a local
source quoted in the paper's investigation. "Other people have been radicalized there."
The NYT shamefully out of touch on Gosnell. The New York
Times continues to taunt those who are outraged by the atrocities coming to light in the Gosnell trial. Not only have they managed to avoid properly covering
the trial, but they seem to have chosen to stick a thumb in the eye of anyone who is alarmed by the inhumanity.
NY Times Columnists Embarrass Themselves on Guns in Sunday Review. Two New York Times columnists embarrassed themselves over
the weekend, betraying anti-gun ignorance in the paper's Sunday Review. Frank Bruni went hunting for the first time (with the chef of a ritzy
Manhattan restaurant), and remarked "what an unfair fight" hunting is, as if he was the first person to think that up.
The Dream of a World Without Oil.
[Mark Z.] Jacobsen's article provides a thorough assessment of the future of WWS [wind, water and solar]. Unfortunately, rather than
buttress his argument, his figures undermine the conclusion that we don't need fossil fuels.
Color Them Blind. It takes determination to out-demagogue
New York City's anti-cop advocates, but the New York Times has done just that.
Three Years Too Late,
Finally Some Honesty on Obamacare. Now that the bill is safely passed and its namesake has been reelected, the [New York]
Times small business section has come to a shocking realization: Obamacare is going to very seriously, and very negatively, impact
small businesses. In two separate stories on their homepage the picture is clear: business owners are facing tough decisions
regarding their compliance and most of the possible scenarios will end up hurting the employees that the healthcare law was supposed to
George Will Trashes
New York Times Coverage of CPAC. The liberal media have for days been trashing virtually every speaker at the Conservative
Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. On ABC's This Week Sunday, George Will exposed the hypocrisy particularly at the New York
Birther: Attacks 'Canadian-Born' Cruz. Liberals, the mainstream media, and establishment Republicans often reveal which conservatives
they fear by their level of disdain and vitriol. This week, they put their crosshairs on freshman Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a Tea Party
conservative of Hispanic descent who undermines the mainstream media's ability to advance their false notion that being a minority and Tea Partier are
The Hagel-Cruz Bait and Switch.
The freshman from Texas has ruffled a lot of feathers in his first six weeks in office on both sides of the aisle. His rough questioning of
Hagel during the committee hearing and subsequent questions about the nominee's financial records also raised the hackles of some senators and
Washington insiders but there's something slightly suspicious about the over the top reaction to Cruz on the news shows as well as from New York Times
and Washington Post columnists.
'Times,' 'WaPo' Launch Racially-Coded
Attack Against Ted Cruz. Apparently, the Washington Post and New York Times don't like the idea of a non-white U.S. Senator
acting all uppity. It's fine for the lily-white Elizabeth Warren to immediately come out guns blazing, but over the past couple of days both news
outlets ripped into in Texas Senator Ted Cruz for not knowing his place.
NYT Declares GOP Racist,
Announces More Layoffs. One of the first stories I came across this morning was the news that the New York Times is once
again in financial turmoil. By 5PM today, thirty senior staffers must agree to voluntarily resign. If not, terminations will
ensue. This is the fourth time this has happened to the Times in just five years. Yeah, that is a shame. It's no
coincidence, either, that this day of downsizing occurs just a few days after a NYT editor, Andrew Rosenthal, not only slobbered all
over Obama like a teenage groupie, but publicly accused the GOP of racism for daring to try to stop Lightbringer's socialist agenda.
Study Indicts New York Times for Anti-Israel
Bias. New York Times journalists are extremely protective of their newspaper's reputation as the "paper of record."
So when faced with criticism of their reporting or accusations of journalistic bias, they tend to reject it, discrediting their critics as
NYT Attacks North Dakota Oil Town as
Sexist Nightmare. As some of you may have already heard, the state of North Dakota is currently experiencing a politically
incorrect and politically inconvenient economic boom in the midst of Obama's national economic program of stagnation. Thanks to the
discovery of oil and a government's willingness to get out of the way so industrious, risk-taking individuals can go after it, North
Dakota is now a working, breathing, real-life repudiation of everything Obama and his media worshipers stand for.
York Times Reporter Lays Out 'Far-Right Agenda' of Texas Tea Party. The New York Times's Manny Fernandez greeted the
opening of the biannual Texas legislative session in Austin in Wednesday's [1/9/2013] paper: "Texas Budget Surplus Proves as Contentious As a
Previous Shortfall." After explaining how Texas has become flush with cash over the last two years, going from a budget deficit to
surplus, Fernandez couldn't help working in a cut against the "far-right" Tea Party.
Doing the research the New York Times
won't do. In Sunday's New York Times, Elisabeth Rosenthal claimed, as the title of her article put it, "More Guns = More Killing."
She based this on evidence that would never be permitted in any other context at the Times: (1) anecdotal observations; and (2) bald
assertions of an activist, blandly repeated with absolutely no independent fact-checking by the Times.
Even Though. The New York Times' Fox
Butterfield is famous for repeatedly reporting with astonishment that crime rates went down as the prison population went up without giving
much heed to the possibility that the two trends might be correlated rather than (as the paper's house ideology insists)
contradictory. [...] Well, he now seems to have some competition in the "incredulous about cause and effect" department at
the Times. In today's paper, Times business reporter Reed Abelson notes with barely masked bewilderment that
insurance premiums are rising sharply as Obamacare's insurance regulations begin to take effect.
Appeal for Dictatorship Comes Out of the Closet at the New York Times. True to form, the New York Times saw out 2012
by publishing another apology for dictatorship. In his op-ed, Louis Michael Seidman — Professor of Constitutional Law at
Georgetown University — argues that the Constitution should be abandoned. The suggestion is so preposterous that it is
tempting to dismiss the article altogether, but to do so would be to miss some very revealing implications. The article is not so
much a suggestion of constitutional reform as an open call for dictatorship.
The Editor says...
Rather than abandoning the Constitution, let us all abandon the New York Times.
The Al Jazeera Liberals.
According to the New York Times editorial page, the creation of a new Al Jazeera America is a blow struck for diversity in
journalism. The Times feels Time Warner Cable is wrong to drop the new channel from its broadcast lineup. The implication
is that those who have expressed shock or outrage about the spectacle of a former vice president of the United States becoming not
merely a business partner but an advocate for a network that is well known for its anti-American and anti-Israel bias are either
narrow-minded or in some way prejudiced against Arabs and Muslims.
This unmitigated propaganda in the New York Times is reason enough to boycott the paper: Let's Give Up on the Constitution.
As someone who has taught constitutional law for almost 40 years, I am ashamed it took me so long to see how bizarre all this is.
The Editor says...
The writer of the article immediately above is identified by the New York Times as "a professor of constitutional law at Georgetown University," which tells us
a lot about the potential for anti-American indoctrination at Georgetown. He never gets around to his alternatives
to the Constitution, but apparently he would prefer that
the America-hatingMarxist, Barack H.
Obama, be pronounced America's
not-so-benevolent dictator, bypassing the
ballot box. The whole article sounds like sedition to me.
Subverting the Constitution. Louis Michael
Seidman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown University, is no fringe figure. He is a pillar of the left wing legal
establishment, graduate of Harvard Law, former clerk for Thurgood Marshall, and notable figure in the Leftist "critical legal theory" movement. [...] Seidman
has taken to the pages of the daily bible of the progressive establishment, the New York Times, to lend respectability to a movement to subvert the
Constitution, and turn to an undefined system which inevitably means the loss of our safeguards against tyranny. All expressed in superficially
Hey! Let's have a 'Burn the Constitution
Day!' I don't believe the Constitution is holy writ nor do I think that the Founders had all the answers for today's America. But
all public officials and members of the military swear fealty to our founding document for a reason; it is the most visible, the most tangible
representation of our sovereignty as a nation. We don't have kings, or castles, or ancient ruins to which we can point and say our sovereignty
lies within. It is the Constitution that unites us as a people. And positing the notion that we should just throw it away is outrageously
stupid and disquietingly radical.
Media myths on 'assault weapons' and
'semiautomatic firearms'. If gun-control advocates and our media want to have a conversation about government restrictions on gun ownership, I think
that's fine. Debating more issues, rather than fewer, is probably good for our politics. But the conversation about guns needs to be a bit more
factually precise. Today's New York Times story on the AR-15 has a lot of good information and aims to be balanced, but the story still manages to
perpetuate many of the most stubborn myths about rifles.
Misreporting on Russia: If you pick up the
hard copy of the Wednesday issue of the New York Times, you will often find within a supplement bought and paid for by the Russian Kremlin
and designed to improve Russia's image in the West. It is called "Russia Beyond the Headlines" and the content can also be found on a
website of the same name. [...] It's simply outrageous that the New York Times, in exchange for the Kremlin's cash, helps RBTH to
circulate its propaganda, and helps it to lull deluded readers into thinking RBTH is engaged in actual journalism.
New York Times Admits
Reaganomics Worked. After 30 years, The New York Times has admitted that Reaganomics worked. The
inadvertent revelation comes in a November 29th article by Binyamin Appelbaum chronicling the steadily falling tax burden
Americans have experienced since the 1980s.
NY Times Attacks
Texas for Attracting Business. The New York Times published a piece Monday attacking Texas for giving financial
incentives to companies to encourage them to move to the southern state. This article follows only one day after the Times
published a piece that attacked states in general for "crony capitalism" while ignoring the massive crony capitalism of the Obama
NY Times Cutting Staff Again.
Workers at The New York Times are facing more lost jobs, as the paper of record initiates a new round of staff cuts in a
cost savings move.
York Times' Sunday Review goes wall-to-wall for Obama's reelection. The New York Times has endorsed President Obama's
re-election and the paper is doing its best to help out any way it can. The latest move just reinforced the fact that the Times is so
institutionally Democratic that it hasn't endorsed a GOP presidential candidate during Obama's lifetime.
Who Threw Israel Under the Bus?
On October 23, the profoundly anti-Israel New York Times ran an op-ed by Ephraim Halevy — former head of Israel's Mosad
and national security advisor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon — titled "Who Threw Israel Under the Bus?" His thesis is that it
has always been Republicans who have been bad for Israel; and he provides examples of how this has been the case.
The October Surprise. The New York Times reports (and
the White House denies) that "The United States and Iran have agreed for the first time to one-on-one negotiations over Iran's nuclear program,
according to Obama administration officials, setting the stage for what could be a last-ditch diplomatic effort to avert a military strike on
Iran." Two of the three assertions in that lead paragraph are demonstrably false.
It's scary, how much the New York Times is in
the tank for Obama over Libya. Radio talk show host and Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham was right when she confronted New York Times political
reporter Jeff Zeleny on the set of "Fox News Sunday" this weekend: "I would hope that the New York Times, as they camped outside of Scooter Libby's house
during the whole Valerie Plame thing — are you guys camped out of the Susan Rice residence?" She said, "This is ridiculous and I think the
press is partly culpable here." And she wasn't alone in voicing that sentiment.
Shares in Chinese Company. After Mitt Romney promised to aggressively crackdown against Chinese companies that cheat American businesses, the
New York Times, along with other mainstream media organizations, have tried to paint Mitt Romney as a hypocrite by digging up companies in which Bain
Capital has a stake. They conveniently ignoring that President Barack Obama also has investments in some of the exact same Chinese companies.
New York Times:
Nothing 'significantly new' in 'politicized' Libya hearings. New York Times Managing Editor Dean Baquet said today he
doesn't see "anything significantly new" in yesterday's congressional hearings on Libya, while both he and the paper's executive editor,
Jill Abramson, suggested the hearings were politicized and therefore not worthy of front-page coverage. Baquet and Abramson's
remarks come in response to criticism from the paper's own public editor, Margaret Sullivan, who objected to the editors' decision
not to run its story about the hearings on today's front page. Both The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal gave
yesterday's hearings prominent play on their front pages, above the fold. The Times placed its story on page A3.
AEI scholar offers vacuous
'conservative case for Obamacare'. This weekend brought us another reminder of how low the New York Times's standards are for
authors who are willing to make liberal arguments while claiming conservative credentials. [...] The article doesn't make any effort to engage actual
conservative policy arguments against the health care law, but instead seeks to caricature them.
New York Times and New Black Panthers Protect Election Lawbreakers. Once upon a time in America, if a group of citizen
volunteers set out to help election officials detect problems with the voter rolls, they would have been praised. If a group of
citizen volunteers had detected scores of dead people on the voter rolls they would have received broad accolades from all corners of
America. Once upon a time in America, we esteemed law abiding citizens who helped law enforcement detect law breakers —
especially when it comes to the sanctity of elections. But this isn't the America we used to know.
New York Times announces that
only Obama will be allowed to approve stories in advance. It was revealed last week that the Times gave the White House the right to approve
details in a lengthy story in advance. Now that the Obama story has run, the Times has realized that that policy may just be a violation
of journalistic integrity and quickly announced a new policy that prohibits quote approval. In other words, what's good for Obama just ain't gonna
fly for Romney.
Trashing the Constitution.
First, let's dispense with a persistent media trope, which is that President Obama was a constitutional law professor in Chicago.
Former University of Chicago Law School Dean Richard Epstein blew a hole through that recently with his recollection that New York Times
reporter Jodi Kantor's claim that Mr. Obama was offered tenure is false. Mr. Obama was never even a law professor, just a part-time
lecturer. "[U]nder no circumstances would an offer to Obama be tenured," Mr. Epstein told the Daily Caller. "The thought that
the law school could have made a tenure offer to a person with no academic writing was out of the question."
Kirsten Gillibrand Files False Tax Return, New York Times Not Interested. Late last week, the campaign team for Wendy
Long (R-NY) filed a press release accusing Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) of filing false tax returns in 2010. Long is
currently running against Gillibrand for her U.S. Senate seat. Citing what they refer to as an "impossible transaction", Long's
team asserted that Gillibrand's tax return had mischaracterized the sale of 80 shares of Sears Holding Corp. stocks.
Additionally, the campaign openly wondered why the New York Times had no interest in the story.
An example of the left-wing bias in the New York Times: Giving Reins to the
States Over Drilling. With gasoline prices again approaching $4 a gallon, Mr. Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, is
also trying to merge energy and economic policy in a way that will make voters see increased energy production as a pocketbook issue.
The Editor says...
Well of course four-dollar gas is a pocketbook issue. The New York Times is trying to make increased energy production
look like a development that would only benefit the oil companies, but the return of two-dollar gasoline would benefit everybody.
Eco-Luddites New Target: Air
Conditioning. The leftist critique of capitalism and all the improvements in the quality of life that it has brought remains what it has always
been: the desire of intellectuals to dictate to the rest of humanity how they may live. Or even more to the point, how many of them may live
at all. Thus, the latest New York Times feature about the evils of air conditioning and how the increasing demand for it in the Third World
is unsustainable tells us a lot more about the left and its mindset than it does about the future of society.
NBC and NYT Employees Caught
Contributing to Obama Campaign. Workers in news organizations ranging from the New York Times to NBC News are making donations to
President Obama's re-election campaign even though many companies forbid employees to do so for fear that such contributions will raise questions
about the staff's impartiality.
Are Americans Not Submissive Enough? If I didn't
know better, I'd have thought New York Times columnist David Brooks was having a laugh at our expense. Alas, Brooks means every word of his
column titled "The Follower Problem," as anyone who reads him regularly will realize. "I don't know if America has a leadership problem; it
certainly has a followership problem," Brooks laments. "Vast majorities of Americans don't trust their institutions." Worse than that, he
thinks Americans dislike all authority.
Way Too Much Information From Media
Lapdogs. During the Bush administration, many U.S, media outlets came very close to treason in aiding and abetting
our adversaries by alerting them to government activity after 9/11. The New York Times published this piece in May, 2005,
keeping our enemies abreast of our covert activities.
Lauded Appointees Have Failed to Measure Up. Like almost everything written and said about President Obama and his new
administration as they stood poised to take office in 2009, the intellectual, governmental and political skills of his Cabinet and
executive team were overinflated and fawned over by a news media caught in the national swoon. "The team he has announced so
far is more impressive than any other in recent memory," wrote New York Times columnist David Brooks.
York Times Preemptively Spins Wisconsin Recall Results In Obama's Favor. The New York Times' Michael Shear
irresponsibly, falsely, and erroneously accused outlets like Drudge Report and Breitbart News of racism for vetting President
Barack Obama. Shear is now taking the lead in "objectively" and preemptively spinning the results of the Wisconsin recall
election in Obama's favor.
York Times Misrepresents Global Warming Surveys. The New York Times on April 30 published a news
article that leads off with the assertion, "polls say 97 percent of working climate scientists now see global warming
as a serious risk." No such poll exists, but don't expect the New York Times to make a correction any time soon.
The only poll that resembles the Times' assertion was an online survey in which only 79 respondents listed themselves as
having climate science as their primary area of expertise. This is an absurdly small number of respondents -- even
overlooking the less-than-scientific nature of the poll itself -- from which to draw meaningful conclusions.
The New York Times At
Twilight. The personal anecdotes are interesting, of course. But the real story here is an economic one:
the drying up of advertising revenue that has brought the once-profitable New York Times Company to its knees. The
paper's most recent effort to restore profitability is its second attempt at erecting a pay wall.
Was Rev. Wright
Offered Hush Money? Nobody In The Media Cares. Liberals like the outraged activists at The New York Times want to make
sure no one is allowed to bring up Reverend Wright again. On MSNBC, they were demanding pledges that this would be banned from
any honorable discussions of the campaign. Few seem to understand why Rev. Wright still resonates among conservatives.
It's not about race — except that black racists like Wright are never called out by liberals — it's about a
vicious hatred for America, so vicious that you almost cheer 9/11 because America had it coming. Who can support that view
in a pew and with your donations? Obama did.
News You Won't Find At The New York
Times. In the Times cocoon, a grass roots mobilization of feisty, democracy-loving Wisconsinites is rising in rebellion against
the hated Walker business and big donor lobby. In the actual Wisconsin, there are two grass roots movements opposing each other. The
anti-union populists may end up with more energy, more unity and more votes than the pro-union organizers. The labor mobilization against the
Walker reforms has been lovingly and carefully covered by the Times and its brethren since Day One: nothing like that level of analysis
has been deployed on Walker's grass roots support.
Bill Keller, Political Hypocrite. [Scroll down] Of course,
there was the inconvenient fact that the Times showed a notable lack of interest when it came to Barack Obama's 20-year relationship with Jeremiah Wright, a
minister whose views are racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-American. And for those Times readers who might have forgotten — and given the paucity of
coverage by the Times, who could blame them? — the Reverend Wright was referred to by Obama as his "spiritual mentor," Wright married Barack and Michelle
Obama, baptized their children, inspired the title of Obama's first autobiography. Yet in 2008, the Times found all of this singularly uninteresting. It
looked the other way.
Spin of the Times: Bias cloaked as front-page news.
It's no surprise to anyone who pays attention that mainstream media tilt their coverage in favor of Democrats and leftish ideas. But it's not confined to endless puff
pieces about the president, or the ignoring of unpleasant facts. Often, it's more subtle — as when the general thrust of a news story advances a particular
narrative even when the facts within the story don't really support it. For that sort of thing, you have to go to the acknowledged experts, the reporters and editors
of The New York Times. And as Obama fights for re-election, you can expect to see a lot more of it.
NY Times Still Finds Obama a 'Rock Star,' Rally
Has 'Techno-Dazzle'. New York Times correspondent Mark Landler hyped Obama the "aging rock star" trying to rekindle the 2008 magic at a rally Saturday [5/5/2012]
in Columbus. It also featured "digital gizmos" that "lent the rally the techno-dazzle of an Apple product introduction." The euphoria may be hard to
recreate — the media hype then was more effective because it didn't have three-and-a-half years of reality for rebuttal — but the Times is
still deeply impressed.
Who Is Barack Obama? The Question that Won't Go Away.
Alternative sources of information are much more potent now than they were in 2008. It matters not if The New York Times closes ranks and buries a
story. There are too many other instruments of disinterment. The news will out. And the more people know about Barack Obama, the more, I predict,
they will wonder how this man became president of the United States.
Gains in Wisconsin: NYT Shields Readers From Distressing News. The New York Times has a long piece on the political
situation in Wisconsin this morning, and in some ways it is reasonably balanced. [...] Even so, it is a journalistic disaster:
it tells you everything you need to know except the one thing you really need to know, and it reveals the soft pale underbelly of
establishment journalism in America today.
Good News: Obama To Act More
Like A Dictator. Obama has fully embraced the use of executive powers, and the NY Times works hard to say "yes,
this is A-OK". One has to wonder how they would react if it was a Republican president.
New York Times
Columnist Bumps into Reality, Learns Nothing. A New York Times reporter produced a chart showing that the only successful budget deal in recent
decades was the one in 1997 that included tax cuts — yet he then complained that we can't deal with red ink because Republicans won't agree to a
The NYT: Clueless Blue Deer Meet Onrushing Truck. New York Times staffers, like suffering proles all over
the world, belong to a labor union, and over the years the union has negotiated a very comfy defined benefit retirement
plan. The staffers love the plan. But economic reality is intruding.
About to Disappear. For the last several months, liberal journalists have been plugging the idea
that the United States is enjoying an economic recovery after the slow down of the past few years and that President
Obama deserved the credit for rescuing the nation from its troubles. [...] But one of the leading exponents of this
thesis may be about to give up on their crusade to persuade us that everything is just fine and getting better every
day. The New York Times published a front-page story intended to let its readers down gently as they
confront a worsening economic picture in 2012.
Playing the Race Card Again.
"White Hispanic." That's how the New York Times, Reuters and other media outlets have opted to describe George Zimmerman, a
man who would simply be Hispanic if he hadn't shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The term, rarely if ever used
before this tragedy, is necessary in telling the Martin story in a more comfortable way.
Krugman Drills Dry Hole On Oil, Gas Fracking. The economist at the newspaper of record defends the president's energy
policy of Solyndra, Chevy Volts and algae while dismissing the oil boom on private lands as a small-town hiccup with no
impact on price.
Buries Obama's Tanking Poll Numbers. Did you know that this debate we've been having around abortion,
contraception and other health care issues is hurting the GOP? You may not know it, unless you read the New
York Times. ... They buried Obama's falling poll numbers, while insisting the debate must be hurting the GOP,
because that's what they wanted and thought it would do.
New York Times nixes
anti-Islam ad, runs anti-Catholic ad. Executives at The New York Times have rejected a full-page anti-Islam
advertisement that mimicked a controversial anti-Catholic advertisement they published on March 9. According
to a Mar. 13 letter sent by the Times to the ad's sponsor, anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller, the $39,000
anti-Islam ad was rejected because "the fallout from running this ad now could put U.S. troops and/or civilians
in the [Afghan] region in danger."
The Editor says...
Apparently the editor of the New York Times believes that American troops and/or civilians in the [Afghan] region are
currently in no danger, but if the NYT runs the wrong sort of advertisement, all that tranqulity goes out the window.
Dueling Headlines for Dunces. Perhaps the greatest example of cluelessness in the pages of the
New York Times was their bafflement a few years ago over the fact that the prison population was still rising
even though the crime rate was falling, apparently unable to discern a possible link between the two. ... But
yesterday [3/12/2012] the Times offered a wonderful contrast of stories that capture the full cluelessness of
Obama-style liberalism today.
Reaching Critical Mass.
Is CRT oriented around some notion of white dominance or white supremacy? I think we can count on the
NY Times to present critical race theory in as gauzy and flattering a focus as possible, so let's see how
they described it over the years.
The Heartland Institute
Flap. The NY Times weighed in the following day [Feb 16] with this misleading headline:
["]Leak Offers Glimpse of Campaign Against Climate Science["] It calls the event a "leak" rather than
evident fraud, clearly indicating bias. It also refers to a "campaign against climate science."
This too is wrong; there are honest scientific disputes, which the NYT ignores.
Contempt: Progressives and the Constitution. The First Amendment doesn't grant or guarantee the
right to free speech or freedom of religion. It says the government can't infringe upon it. That's
what the "Congress shall make no law" bit is all about. This confuses the people at the [New York] Times.
Old' Constitution Outdated for Failing to Guarantee 'Entitlements', Says NYTimes. Sorry, Founders:
The "terse and old" U.S. Constitution has been ruled out of date by Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak for failing to
provide such "rights" as free health care. ... Liptak failed to differentiate between rights retained by the people
from the power of the government, like freedom of speech and religion, and entitlements, which are transfers of money
and services established by government either via majority rule (i.e. voting) or judicial fiat. Examples include
foot [sic] stamps, welfare payments, and "free" health care.
The Incredible Shrinking New York Times.
Despite the launch of an online paywall that has, by any measure, been a big success, the company's revenue
for its core news business shrank again in 2011. And because news expenses rose, profits shrank even more.
The culprit, as ever, is the company's print-ad business, which has shrunk steadily for the past five years.
New York Times Faces
Leadership Vacuum. The departure of New York Times Co. (NYT) Chief Executive Officer Janet Robinson last
month leaves the company with a leadership vacuum amid falling revenue, profit squeezed by pension costs and pressure
from family members to restore a dividend once worth more than $20 million a year.
in Illinois Walking a Hard Road. When her public aid arrives without snags — a rarity,
she said — she receives $674 in Social Security, $623 in cash assistance and $723 in food stamps
each month, plus support from the federal Women, Infants and Children program. The public support covers
food and clothes, but it is not enough for a security deposit on an apartment. Dealing with the red tape
of public aid eats up her days.
The Editor says...
The New York Times wants us to feel sorry for this freeloader who is only good at one thing: reproduction.
Self-Destruction of the Mainstream Media. For the past forty years the mainstream media has
become increasingly liberal and more overt in promoting the policies of the Democratic Party. ... The New
York Times Company, often considered the bellwether of the national media, has reduced its labor force by
47% (6,600 jobs) since 2000. The average daily circulation for the Times has dropped by over 21%
(234,000 readers) during the same period. The Company has been liquidating as many assets as possible in
order to stay afloat; they now have few viable assets left to sell and will soon be facing bankruptcy.
Under Fire, Holder Brazens On.
In a jaw droppingly sycophantic NYT's piece, originally titled, "Under Partisan Fire, Holder Soldiers On", the Obama
administration's #1 lapdog, Charlie Savage reported that a defiant Eric Holder has no intention of stepping down.
Lashing out at his and Obama's critics, Holder whipped out the all too familiar race card.
The Times Trashes
Truth-Tellers. The old Gray Lady long ago lost her credibility and any claim to fair and honest reporting,
especially when the subjects involved any of Pinch Sulzberger's various political and social agendas.
New York Times Paints Holder As A Victim Of Fast And Furious. Charlie Savage's newest piece
at The New York Times is, as my friend Sean Arthur on Twitter says, a shameless PR drivel and allows Mr.
Holder to make ludicrous statements without challenge and pulls the race card. The New York Times and
Charlie Savage are really going to do this after all the articles they published during Attorney General Alberto
Gonzales scandals? Give me a break. The hypocrisy at The New York Times is too much to take.
New York Times CEO
Steps Down. The New York Times Co.'s Chief Executive Janet Robinson resigned unexpectedly, creating
a void atop the New York publisher at a time when it is trying to remake its business for a digital age.
Ms. Robinson's departure, disclosed by the publisher on Thursday, comes as persistent weak advertising results
this year had raised questions among analysts about the future of a company that still relies on print for the
lion's share of its revenue.
Business Executives Are Rewarded For Failure: How many times have New York Times editorialists and
columnists railed against companies that reward failed executives with golden parachutes in the form of bonuses
and fat retirement packages? ... Of course, it would be wrong to generalize about the treatment of outgoing
executives. What constitutes an outrage when it is done on Wall Street may be entirely appropriate when
we are talking about a CEO in another industry. Like publishing. Like the New York Times.
The Real EMP Threat.
On the front page, Monday's [12/12/2011] New York Times provides a slanted and insidious "news" item on Newt
Gingrich's warnings about the danger of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons. The author of the piece,
William Broad, clearly sought to convey the impression that the former House Speaker is scaremongering about a
nonexistent, or at least much exaggerated, threat. This piece is seriously ill-informed, misleading, and
dangerous insofar as it serves to perpetuate what is already a serious vulnerability to EMP attacks.
Times' Editorial On Unemployment Unintentionally Condemns Liberalism. [Scroll down] But
then I must ask the Times: Does this then mean there is a flip-side by which Democrats intentionally
keep bloated governments afloat (often by increasing taxes on the private sector) in order to pacify with government
jobs those same minorities whose votes they consider essential to their maintaining power? Assuming even the
Times was correct in its take on GOP motives, then it must be assumed that the motive of the Democrats is
to keep minorities employed in large swaths of a wasteful and bloated government labor force just to keep their
own political machines running, correct? Or are left-wing politicians just more noble creatures than the rest?
Times Adds Detail to NBC's Bowing, Fawning TV Deal with Chelsea Clinton. Only in a liberal
cocoon of a publication would come the headine, "Chelsea Clinton, Living Up to the Family Name." But
there it was in The New York Times. That writer sounds like someone who never read The Starr Report, or
anything else critical of the way the Clintons managed the White House or Little Rock.
York Times Spins Fast And Furious Document Dump In Favor Of DOJ. If Charlie Savage is going to
write an original story he could at least use a headline that doesn't dupe the readers? But the headline
isn't the only bad part of the article. The whole article is completely soft on the DOJ and the tone is
off, almost as if Mr. Savage is unconcerned that this operation has taken the life of Border Patrol Agent
Brian Terry and 200+ Mexican civilians.
Leaked Emails Raise
Questions About NYT's ClimateGate Coverage. The most striking take-away from the emails is how
obsessed the climatologists seemed to be with media coverage — almost as if they were public
relations associates as opposed to scientists. The extent of cooperation between the climate researchers
and some friendly news outlets is also fascinating.
Bill Keller's First Column.
Bill Keller stepped down recently as executive editor of the New York Times and made his debut today as an
op-ed columnist. Well, you certainly can't fault him for failing to come up with a refreshing new look
at the country's problems. According to Keller, Barack Obama's political woes are George Bush's fault.
Impressed'. If you get a call from a pollster conducting a survey for the New York Times, you
may want to hang up on him. The Times has its own idea about the purpose of opinion polls —
an idea that is insulting to the public and that, as far as we know, no other news organization shares.
Normally, the purpose of a poll is to measure public approval of politicians and their policies. For
the Times, the purpose of a poll is to see if the public measures up.
mainstream media should try actual reporting for a change. I know it may sound crazy, but I have
a suggestion for The New York Times. Instead of taking the word of the Obama White House, its
energy department, or even the word of Republicans for that matter, why don't you simply gather a team of your
investigative journalists, remind them of their professional responsibility to be ethical, honest, and
non-biased, and then unleash them to do some actual reporting for a change instead of insultingly
regurgitating White House spin?
A Tax on Excess
Wealth Creation. "Obama Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires," reads the headline of the lead
story in today's New York Times. Nice touch that "ask" part, as if paying taxes were voluntary.
Confuse Us With Facts. They cannot help themselves, The New York Times
that is. With absolute regularity, they continue to report certain issues
in the most biased and fact-avoiding way possible.
Media Bias and
Abortion Language. In a recent essay in the August 10 New York Times magazine titled,
"Two-Minus-One Pregnancy," author Ruth Padawar discusses cases where a pregnant woman chooses to "reduce
twins to a singleton." The expectant mother, after choosing not to endure the extra burden of
raising twins, aborts one of the fetuses. Except, technically, she does not abort the fetus.
Instead, a doctor inserts a long needle into her abdomen. Then, using a sonogram, he directs the
needle into the chest of one of the fetuses and injects it with potassium chloride, quickly
killing it. The body of the dead fetus remains in the womb and shrivels during the
remainder of the pregnancy. It is removed during the live birth of its twin. Although
the above description uses the word "kill," the New York Times author does not. Instead,
she uses euphemisms such as "extinguish," "eliminate," and "reduce to a singleton."
NYT burying latest Fast and Furious stories shows paper's 'biased
approach'. House Oversight Committee officials aren't happy with The New York Times.
Committee staff are accusing the paper of burying its story on how acting ATF director Ken Melson
lost his job amid the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. Times readers would have to dig
down to page A13 of Wednesday's Gray Lady to find out that Attorney General Eric Holder
reassigned Melson to a different job inside the Justice Department.
Red Pope of American Media. The New York Times prints All the News You're Fit to Read —
and if you're not fit to read about the reality of the "Arab Spring" (a pure New York Times fabrication, without
a smidgen of fact) the NYT kindly protects you from ever knowing about the bloody realities of the Middle East
today. Ahmadinejad recently calling for a second Holocaust wasn't even reported in the day's New York
Times. This is called "editorial judgment," and it's exercised today by people like top editor Bill
Keller, whose last week on that job begins today. Mr. Keller was in the news last week for smearing
traditional religions with a very broad brush indeed — except for head-chopping Islam, for which he
has nothing but the warmest praise.
the Real Religious Bigots? [Scroll down] Did President Obama, for example, subscribe to the
noxious political and religious beliefs of his pastor Jeremiah Wright? If not, why did he attend church
there for 20 years and have his children baptized in that church? If so, shouldn't [Bill] Keller's
leftist ilk have followed up on why Obama agrees with Wright? Is it merely accidental that Keller's
candidate-faith anxiety is centered on conservative Christian candidates Bachmann and Perry?
Times Doubles Down on Its Issa Smear. On August 14, the New York Times ran a front-page smear
of Congressman Darrell Issa, who has been a nuisance to the Obama administration in his capacity as Chairman
of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The Times article, by Eric Lichtblau (who relied
on the goofball far-left site ThinkProgress for research assistance) was titled A Businessman in Congress Helps
His District and Himself. Lichtblau's theme was that Issa has wrongfully used the powers of his
office to advance his own business interests.
Sticks it to the Times. Darrell Issa is a brilliant businessman who made a lot of money the
old-fashioned way: he earned it, rather than marrying or inheriting it as so many Democratic politicians
do. Which is another way of saying that he is just the kind of man we need in Washington. The Left,
of course, doesn't see it that way. The New York Times hates Issa because, as Chairman of the House Oversight
and Government Reform Committee, he has launched several investigations of wrongdoing that have embarrassed
the Obama administration.
Darrell Issa Hits Back at NYT's Front-page Attack. Issa's office has called for a "front-page
retraction of the story due to the inaccuracies that fully undermine the premise of the article," describing
the piece as an "error-ridden front page story." Issa's director of communications, Frederick Hill,
explained that the three central examples the Times used to justify their claims are "wildly inaccurate,"
citing 13 inaccuracies in the article that reflect incorrect information or baseless assertions.
With only one exception, the Times has yet to correct or retract any of the errors in the article.
How Long Will It Take Keynes
to Die? While the rest of hyperconnected, interweb-powered planet Earth has now seen Keynesian economic
intervention tested in real time and discredited beyond any intelligent doubt, the [New York] Times,
I quickly learned, is a walled garden where the ideas of John Maynard Keynes remain not only viable but so
evidently true as to require no factual support.
Lady's Sexual Agenda Revealed. Giddy after the recent legalization of gay marriage in New
York, the editors at the New York Times are laying out the left's post-gay marriage agenda in the paper's
pages for all to see. What they clearly want is a country that is sexually unrecognizable from the
one we live in today, one where marital infidelity is accepted as a lifestyle choice and actually
celebrated, and traditional marriage is legally marginalized and removed from the public square.
Demonizing Christianity. The
front-page headline in The New York Times last Sunday [7/24/2011] was stunning: "As Horrors Emerge,
Norway Charges Christian Extremist." That would be Anders Behring Breivik, the 32-year-old who has
confessed to taking at least 76 innocent lives apparently because he doesn't like Muslims living in
Europe. But why would the Times brand Breivik a Christian? He is not attached to any church,
has no history of Christian activity, has openly criticized the Protestant philosophy and has admitted to
committing acts counter to all Christian teaching.
York Times Downplays Muslim Fort Hood Terror Plotter. The New York Times downplayed the arrest
of an AWOL Muslim soldier charged in connection with a plot to attack Fort Hood soldiers. The newspaper
all but ignored the role Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo's religious faith may have played in the alleged plot.
Abdo was arrested in Killeen, Texas, near Fort Hood. He was found with weapons, explosive, and jihadist
NYT Making the
Motives Clear. It's hardly any news to AT readers and other thinking conservatives that the
elitist left operates on the idea that only their coterie of "educated" intelligentsia can possibly know
what is good for the "unwashed" masses -- and ought, by right have the power to make life's decisions and
enforce them on everyone else. It's also hardly news that the New York Times is the nation's major
mouthpiece for promotion of this thinking and simultaneously propounds in its pages agendas intended to
undermine traditional American culture and morals.
Inhibiting an Oil
and Gas Boom. The fossil fuel shale extraction industry, where technological advancements
and discoveries of huge reserves of oil and natural gas hold great promise for the nation's future energy
needs, is under attack. In June the New York Times ran a dubiously sourced series of stories
that sought to show the bullishness on natural gas is overblown.
the NYT's Executive Editor: "Leftist, Elitist, Communist, Socialist" Bill Keller. The latest
edition of the New York Times's Sunday magazine gave conservatives a rare opportunity to repurpose Times
Executive Editor Bill Keller as a piñata, though the paper's intent may have been to make its conservative
critics look irrational. Readers responded bluntly to Keller's trashing of Sarah Palin in his column for
the June 19 issue, in which he claimed "most journalists would recoil in horror from the idea" of a
Pinch Happened. The
[New York] Times is preparing itself for a huge push to re-elect President Obama and will
leave no story unpublished that could possibly help Obama or hurt his opponent, regardless of who
it is. ... Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. ... became the paper's publisher in 1992 and has steadily
transformed what was a newspaper into an ideological tool of the left.
Here's an example of environmental alarmism in the NYT: Atop TV Sets, a Power Drain That Runs Nonstop.
Those little boxes that usher cable signals and digital recording capacity into televisions have become the
single largest electricity drain in many American homes, with some typical home entertainment configurations
eating more power than a new refrigerator and even some central air-conditioning systems. ... One
high-definition DVR and one high-definition cable box use an average of 446 kilowatt hours a year...
The Mask Slips, Yet Again.
No one who has lived through the last forty years can be surprised when a New York Times reporter reveals his
contempt for those who don't share his cultural biases; especially, against those like me who live in the
All the biased
news they see fit to print. Having grown up at the Times under the great Abe Rosenthal, I
find it appalling that [Bill] Keller has so little regard for the standards that were the true mark of
Times Slimes Clarence Thomas. Picking up the baton from the disgraced Anthony Wiener, the New York
Times slanders Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, hoping to keep him from voting on the constitutionality
How The New York Times Explains Male Sex Scandals.
Of course, it is impossible to imagine Nancy Pelosi doing anything like Anthony Weiner did. But not because
powerful men think they are invincible and powerful women do not, but because of male sexual nature.
Powerful men are involved in sex scandals because they think they can get away with doing so, and because the
drive to do what they did is so powerful they risk everything they cherish in life for it.
Bias Shows In Palin E-mail Affair. No wonder last week's frenzy over Sarah Palin's old emails
went as fast as it came. Not only did it turn out to be the nonstory of the year. It gave objective
journalism one of its biggest black eyes yet.
Deity Of Pre-Internet Journalism. It was a statement so telling, and so over the top, that within
hours the Times removed it from its Thursday [6/2/2011] web story announcing Bill Keller's replacement as
executive editor. "In my house growing up, the Times substituted for religion," said Abramson, the
former Washington bureau chief. "If the Times said it, it was the absolute truth." That is how
the left-leaning media establishment in America wants it.
history at The New York Times. 'As someone who spent time in the Soviet Union while it still
existed, the notion of airbrushing kind of gives me the creeps," New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller
said in 2003. Keller was speaking in favor of the idea that the Pulitzer board should not rescind the
prize it awarded the Times' Walter Duranty for reporting pro-Stalinist lies in the 1930s. This week the
Times appeared to many to have airbrushed its own history.
in the New York Times. The Times, in more polite tones but substantively at one with such
anti-Semitic conspiracy libels, wants readers to believe that American Jews constitute "one of the country's
most powerful constituencies" and that it's their extraordinary power that accounts for all the applause and
standing ovations Netanyahu received from a compliant and obedient Congress.
York Times' Share of Newspaper Sites' Traffic Hits 12-Month Low. The paywall introduced by
The New York Times at the end of March is hurting traffic to its website, as expected, but perhaps within
acceptable levels. The New York Times' share of United States page views for all newspaper websites
dropped from 13% in March to 10.6% in April, its lowest share in 12 months, according to new data from
the New York Times Gets Everything Wrong: It's the Left-Wing Bias. There's no secret anymore as
to why the paper has become worse than it ever was. The editors and writers are on the political left;
and they are pompous enough to think that since everyone they know thinks the same way, what they are writing
is objective. This is not to say that its bias is a relatively new thing. It's just that in the
paper's heyday, you could find relatively straightforward top-notch reporting. But even then, on certain
issues, there was very little difference between the editorial side and that of the reporters.
a terrorist. Once again, The New York Times is carrying water for a terrorist — in
this case, Lori Berenson, who openly acknowledges she was a "collaborator" with one of the two groups that
plunged Peru into what may have been the worst terrorist maelstrom the world has ever seen.
Is the New York Times Shilling for Far-Left Terrorists? As a wave of left-wing violence threatens
to engulf the nation, why is the progressive New York Times running an ugly campaign of character assassination
against a real-life American hero who saved lives and helped to safeguard the nation's sacred democratic process?
Could it be because the newspaper is sympathetic to the goals of the thuggish community organizers and union goons
intimidating state legislatures across America and wants to help advance the liberal-left narrative?
much further can the New York Times fall? There was a time not that long ago that when
somebody mentioned "blue chips," it wasn't uncommon to hear the stock of The New York Times included
among those of General Motors, General Electric, IBM, and so forth. Not anymore.
The worst of Times.
The New York Times today [1/30/2011] offers what it calls the backstory on its publication of the stolen
WikiLeaks documents. It includes the intriguing fact that the White House didn't try very hard to deter
publication, but the report by executive editor Bill Keller mostly reads like house propaganda and a Pulitzer
application. There is a laugh-out-loud moment. It comes when Keller writes that "it is our aim to
be impartial in our presentation of the news." It's hard to imagine he believes that. Certainly
nobody else does.
The New York
Times: Three-Fifths Of A Newspaper. It's sad enough the New York Times' editors believe it
"a theatrical production of unusual pomposity" that the incoming Republican Congress require "that every bill
cite its basis in the Constitution." It may be only me, but I'd be willing to bet those same Times editors
would be running down the hallways, arms a-flailin' and citing a pure constructionist position on the First
Amendment, if the new Congress required government oversight as to the content of their sorry excuse for a
The Times Loses It.
The [New York] Times ran, as its second lead, above the fold on the front page, a story about the
Tucson shootings headlined "Bloodshed Puts New Focus on Vitriol in Politics." The article, by Carl Hulse
and Kate Zernike, contains almost nothing newsworthy. Nor can it be called news analysis, beginning as it
does with an attempt to create a self-fulfilling prophecy: "The shooting of Representative Gabrielle
Giffords ... set off what is likely to be a wrenching debate over anger and violence in American politics."
If self-fulfilling prophecies were wanted from reporters — and they are not — a better one
would have been "Bloodshed Puts New Focus on Mental Health Policies."
York Times Attempts to Label the Constitution As Irrelevant. As the unofficial, official
Newspaper of the progressive movement, the NY Times has a core audience to placate, but who would think
that they would go out of their way to alienate the rest of their readership. But that's exactly
what they did in an editorial called "Pomp, and Little Circumstance", which rebukes the GOP for the attempt
to repeal Obamacare, allowing John Boehner to swear his staff in early and most startling, for wasting the
people's time by starting off the 112th Congress with a reading of the United States Constitution.
The NY Times Explains the Constitution.
It is fascinating to see the liberal response to House Republicans reading the Constitution in the House chamber. At
the New York Times, reporter Kate Zernike offers an "annotated guide" to the Constitution that purports to explain the main
battlegrounds between, as the Times frames the dispute, the Tea Party and progressives. ... The Times' analysis contains a
number of howlers. ... We have "little in common with the framers"? Not even, apparently, a system of government.
This is reminiscent of Ezra Klein's observation that the Constitution is old, so we may as well ignore it.
A Blizzard of Lies in
The New York Times. It's Orwellian when cold is declared warmth. It's deceitful and
insulting when it occurs in the midst of a huge blizzard shutting down much of the northeast. I would
not even trust the date on the front page of The New York Times because the newspaper long ago lost touch
with reality, with sanity, and, one can only assume, readers fleeing to other sources for the news.
Adios, Gray Lady. The New
York Times used to be called the Gray Lady of American newspapers. The sobriquet implied a certain
stateliness, a sense of responsibility, the possession of high virtue. But the Gray Lady is far from
the grande dame she once was.
The Source Of Today's News Is Crucial. Once upon a time, The New York Times was a credible
source of information and many educators demanded that their students use it for this purpose. ... Now that
once-esteemed broadsheet is agenda- rather than journalistically-driven and one of the many sources to take
with a large grain of salt. Under the stewardship of Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger, the Old Gray Lady is
now known for printing all the news that fits his liberal agenda even in the most innocuous sections.
another act of deadly treason. Yesterday [5/24/2010], The New York Times published another front-page
article based on a leaked classified document. This time, it was an order signed by Gen. David Petraeus
authorizing black operations against adversaries and such dubious friends as Iran, Syria, Yemen and Saudi
Rangel's Ethics Scandal Has No National Signficance. Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman says Congressman
Charles Rangel's (D-N.Y.) ethics scandal has absolutely no national significance. As the Roundtable segment of
ABC's "This Week" turned to new revelations concerning the powerful Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee
Sunday, the New York Times columnist was all by himself in making the case that Rangel hasn't really done anything
The NYT and 'American
Justice'. The Obama-besotted editors at The New York Times applauded Attorney General Eric Holder's
announcement that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, (KSM) the confessed mastermind and of the Sept. 11 terrorist
attack on the United States will be tried in a civilian court in New York City.
New York Times' Disgrace
Deepens. It is not just the rapid growth of online news alternatives that is destroying newspapers.
The New York Times was once the most respected paper in America. Now it has become a paper in service to an
agenda and a political party. Is it any wonder why people look elsewhere for news?
Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs. The New York Times Co. plans to cut 100 newsroom jobs, about eight percent
of the total, by the end of the year, the newspaper reported Monday [10/19/2009].
Jones — unfit for print. The [New York] Times continues to treat communism as a cute campus
peccadillo like pot smoking or nude streaking. A Times think piece (Sept. 9) worried that [Van] Jones' fall
was "swift and personal." Being a communist is personal but being the pregnant teen daughter of a vice
presidential candidate is public business?
Editor Offers Tepid Excuses for Lack of Van Jones Coverage. A top editor at the New York Times
this week owned up to the paper's lack of coverage of the controversy surrounding former Green Jobs Czar Van
Jones. Rather than leaving it there, however, the editor noted the paper's minimal online coverage,
insisted that the Washington bureau was short-staffed, and suggested that Jones and his contentious positions
really were not important enough to cover at length.
How much damage did the Times do?
James Risen and Eric Lichtblau are the New York Times reporters who disclosed the highly classified NSA eavesdropping
program in December 2005. In my view their behavior was blatantly illegal. In all likelikhood it did great
damage to the national security of the United States.
The Truth About The New York
Times: The mighty New York Times has seen better days. Journalism's "Great Grey Lady," the
grand dowager of the printed page, has experienced a steady decline in its reputation since admitting that one
of the paper's most celebrated up-and-comers had something of a problem keeping the facts in and the fiction
out of his news copy. The decline in the paper's reputation has been accompanied by a turn for the worse
in its economic health.
This is Torture?
[Scropll down] The administration's other mistake was to endorse the view, promulgated by the Left, that the
techniques described in the memos deserve to be called "torture." Even a cursory examination indicates otherwise.
Indeed, so far from being "brutal," as the New York Times has reported, most of the interrogation techniques are
remarkable in their mildness.
Unfair and unbalanced, Times spins toward oblivion. The nation's
largest left-wing newspaper and the bible for network news producers and bookers may be going under. This past
week, The New York Times [NYT] announced more staggering losses: nearly $75 million in the first quarter
alone. The New York Post is reporting that the Times Company owes more than $1 billion and has just
$34 million in the bank. A few months ago, the company borrowed $250 million from Mexican billionaire
Carlos Slim at a reported 14 percent interest rate.
The New York Times May Want To Poll This Question.
It seems every day there is another example of media deception in America. With the Fourth of July
approaching, it is well worth remembering why the Founding Fathers gave the press special privileges.
They wanted journalists to report honestly, to give the folks accurate, unbiased information so they could
make informed decisions about who should hold power.
Liberal Media on Life Support. On May 18, Maureen Dowd lifted
43 words verbatim from the blog Talking Points Memo to make the point (repeated in eight million previous columns)
that George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney live only to lie and to torture, giving no indication in earlier
versions that the words and the thoughts were not hers. Hit with the news that two of their stars either stole words
from others or omitted key facts to give false impressions, the Times said in effect they had done nothing terrible; that
mere bloggers had no standing to criticize; and even if they did something terrible, it didn't matter, as they were
Reports, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Was Not Waterboarded 183 Times. The New York Times reported last week
that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, was waterboarded 183 times
in one month by CIA interrogators. The "183 times" was widely circulated by news outlets throughout the
world. It was shocking. And it was highly misleading. The number is a vast inflation, according to
information from a U.S. official and the testimony of the terrorists themselves.
New York Times suspends
dividend. The New York Times Co. said Thursday its board has decided to suspend the newspaper publisher's
quarterly dividend in a move to preserve cash as advertising spending continues to decline amid the recession. The
suspension of the payout comes after New York Times slashed its dividend to 6 cents from 23 cents in November.
Murder Spree by People Who Refuse to Ask for
Directions. In a front-page article on Jan. 2 of this year, The New York Times took
a brief respite from its ongoing canonization of Barack Obama and returned to its series on violent crimes
committed by returning GIs, or as I call it: "U.S. Military, Psycho Killers." The Treason
Times' banner series about Iraq and Afghanistan veterans accused of murder began in January last year
but was quickly discontinued as readers noticed that the Times doggedly refused to provide any
statistics comparing veteran murders with murders in any other group. So they waited a year, hoping
readers wouldn't notice they were still including no relevant comparisons.
Thing We're Shutting That Gitmo Place Down. The New York Times reported yesterday
that the Afghan Taliban and Pakistani Taliban have mended their fences in order to join forces against
the surge in American troops in Afghanistan. The Taliban may be in hide-and-seek mode against our
military but they make themselves available to the Times.
Dowd Bares Fangs, Only Embarrasses Herself. When historians look back in wonder at how a
long-established publication like the New York Times could have declined from its virtual king-of-the-world
status in mid-2002 to its Bush-deranged, 85%-devalued shadow of its former self, they will surely make a few
stops at Maureen Dowd's twice-weekly, lost-in-another-world columns.
In the Tank for President Kerry.
The [New York] Times has for decades been the liberal journalistic blacksmith shop where the
templates of a presidential campaign have been forged. From its pages the template, like a well-crafted
sword, is sent forth in duplicate form to the network news anchors and producers, to the other print outlets
in the liberal media arsenal, to be used relentlessly in each and every story.
S&P slashes New York Times rating
to junk. Standard & Poor's on Thursday [10/23/2008] slashed its ratings on the New York Times
Co into junk territory and cited concerns about the newspaper publisher's revenue outlook, after it posted a
It's Official: NYT is Junk. Friday, the New
York Times endorsed Barack Obama for President as "the right choice" to follow the "battered, drifting and failed
leadership" of George W. Bush. That wasn't a surprise. The real news came from another part of
town: Yesterday [10/27/2008], Standard & Poors slashed the New York Times rating on its $1 billion debt
to "junk" status. Coincidence, or cause and effect?
The New York Times death
spiral continues. Bye, bye corporate jet! At long last, the beleaguered company is sacrificing top
management's plaything, the ultimate status symbol. A long overdue cost saving mechanism in a time when the
company's workers endure downsizing and cost reductions, even crowding themselves into smaller office space to
NYT admits its writer
intentionally lied. The "Corrections" column of the New York Times today [10/21/2008] contains an
extraordinary admission that one of its writers deliberately misrepresented a study and misquoted a source.
Killer-Vet Lie: Memo to New York Times Public Editor Clark Hoyt: Your urgent attention is
needed on the slanderous 7,000-word front-page article published last Sunday about homicides allegedly committed
by US veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns. We say "allegedly," because the article lumped
those merely accused of a homicide with those who've already been convicted. But that was the least of
the piece's problems. As our colleague Ralph Peters so adroitly demonstrated on these pages Tuesday, the
article embraced the hoariest of overwrought clichés — the US combat vet as psychotic killer.
Smut-hunting NY Times Limbo Dancing in
Alaska. The New York Times is proving "how low it can go". The NY Times is dispatching
a group of its top "investigative journalists", fanning them across the State of Alaska looking for dirt on
[Sarah] Palin and Republicans in a desperate bid to take the wheels off of John McCain's little red wagon.
Yellowcake journalism. [Saddam]
Hussein got the yellowcake from somewhere. He almost certainly got it from Niger, Gabon, South Africa or Namibia,
the four African countries with yellowcake mines. And [Joe] Wilson, who served with the State Department in
Baghdad and Gabon, didn't know (or didn't report in his [New York] Times op-ed) that Hussein possessed 550 tons
of yellowcake at the time of Mr. Wilson's African junket.
Return of the Wacko Vet Media Narrative. Who is responsible for such agenda-driven
reporting at the Times and other media outlets? Mostly senior reporters and editors who
are in their 50s and 60s, folks who came of age during the 1960s.
Camouflaging News: Leave
it to the New York Times to take a major story discrediting Barack Obama's Iraq policy and pitch it as a human
interest feature on "mixed feelings."
The New York
Times vs. Common Decency. [Scroll down] Beyond the security calculations made on behalf
of the interrogator by those noted terrorism experts Bill Keller and Dean Basquet, there is the extraordinary
lack of common decency in deliberately and knowingly placing someone's life and the lives of his family in
danger. This is especially true when you consider that the story would have gotten along just fine
without us knowing the real name of the interrogator.
The silence of 'The Times'. The power of The New York Times is undeniable — even in an era
of declining mainstream media influence. What its editors choose to report still influences policymaking, as coverage
of, or silence about, two recent Gaza-related events underscores.
N.Y. Times Seen as Anti-Israel. Media
watchdog HonestReporting.com has determined that The New York Times is biased against Israel. The organization
discovered that most headlines concerning attacks are written in the active style when concerning Israel, but in the
passive when concerning Arab terrorists, who usually are called "militants."
The New York Times and
the al-Dura Hoax: That the al-Dura lies incited murders of many innocent people is indisputable. The
Jihadis who beheaded reporter Daniel Pearl inserted repeated footage of al-Dura in their gruesome video. Osama
bin Laden cited al-Dura as a justification for his carnages in a post-9/11 recruitment video which showed the
boy's "death" 12 times.
War Card: The New York Times now tells us that a new study entitled "The War Card" has
determined authoritatively that during the months leading up to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, top
officials in the Bush administration — including the president himself — made "hundreds of
claims, mostly discredited since then, linking Saddam Hussein to Al Qaeda or warning that he
possessed forbidden weapons." The Times did not report that the study had been conducted
by an organization that received more than $1.62 million from George Soros in the last few
That's Fit to Bury. Sure sounds like a lead story to us. But then, that
would be good news about the war — and the Times has too much invested in its
nonstop campaign to depict the situation in Iraq as an unmitigated disaster. Any
suggestion that the tide of war is turning and the terrorists actually are being
defeated — something even Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), one of Capitol Hill's
harshest critics of President Bush, now admits — simply won't do.
The Times Vs. Citizen McCain.
Is the New York Times really suggesting that the child of an illegal alien who sneaked past the Border Patrol is
qualified to be president, but an American war hero born to American parents overseas is not?
Getting it wrong, letting it slide.
Why is it that the mightier the news organization, the likelier it will stand by ethical blunders
that would shame a first-year reporter? Apparently, along with industrial mastery comes the
right to deny, evade, whine and nitpick instead of owning up to what you did wrong and making
sure you don't do it again.
Warning: This article contains vulgar expletives. Rosenthal Blasts Critics
Over Dowd Column. Some media observers are in a tizzy over a recent Maureen Dowd column published
with a "Derry, N.H." dateline even though she filed it from Jerusalem. Also that some of the quotes used
in the column were collected by her assistant, without a reporting credit. Greg Sargent originally called
attention to it; the Columbia Journalism Review described it as "easy manipulation," and Spencer Ackerman said
that using the Derry dateline was a lie.
bailing out of the New York Times. The decline of the New York Times as a reputable newspaper
has been matched by the decline of its business management. The running (or running down of the
newspaper) by "Pinch" Sulzberger, descendant of the family which had purchased and remade the paper
generations ago, has progressively destroyed the value of the Times (the apple does fall far from the
tree -- especially after several generations). The paper has suffered disproportionably more than
its peers on the stock market.
The Rapid Decline
of the New York Times. It's about as much fun being a newspaper publisher as an airline president these
days, so Arthur Ochs "Pinch" Sulzberger, Jr. of the New York Times deserves our sympathy. Last quarter's earnings
were dreadful. Just last week, Lehman Brothers forecast that in a year, its common stock would decline in value
by almost half.
Times to Cut 100 News Jobs. After years of resisting the newsroom cuts that have hit most
of the industry, The New York Times will bow to growing financial strain and eliminate about 100 newsroom
jobs this year, the executive editor said Thursday [2/14/2008]. The cuts will be achieved "by not
filling jobs that go vacant, by offering buyouts, and if necessary by layoffs," the executive editor,
Bill Keller, said.
How The New York Times Fell
Apart: Over the last few years, we've seen a number of newspapers find themselves in deep
financial distress as they've failed to deal effectively with the challenge posed by Cable News and the
Internet, and particularly (on the editorial side) the blogosphere and (on the business side) Craigslist,
Google, and eBay.
Unfit To Print?
Every major daily paper in New York took note of President Bush's decision to bestow the first Medal of Honor of
Operation Enduring Freedom on Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy — a Long Islander who gave his life for his
country and his fellow SEALs. Every paper but one, that is. And it shouldn't be particularly hard to
guess which one.
Liberals Against Diversity. The
New York Times op-ed page is trying to go from bad to diverse. The page has hired William Kristol,
editor of The Weekly Standard, as a weekly columnist, starting next Monday.
leaks and political correctness: Last week, I wrote about the New York Times'
crusade to uncover and publish top-secret information and made the case that secrecy is in
fact oftentimes a good thing, not something to be rooted out and destroyed. That column
generated quite a few comments from people who were worried that I was advocating torture. I
didn't actually, but I do advocate whatever is necessary, including a little secrecy, to keep
us safe and to help us prevail in our war against Islamic terrorists.
Top Ten Lowlights of The New York
Times in 2006. From reporters throwing national security secrets onto the front page to publishers
going on liberal rants at graduation ceremonies, we've whittled down the worst from another liberally slanted
year in Timesland.
Financial Woes for the
New York Times. New York Times Company's reported financial results, outlook, and stock price
keep getting hammered by poor business performance. Having announced it will pay $125 million in
dividends, the company must increase its profits if it is to avoid further drawing down of shareholder equity,
amounting to gradual liquidation of the company.
How to Lie With
Statistics: With apologies to Darrel Huff and his famous book of the same title, today's papers
provide a wonderful demonstration of how the mainstream press — in this case, The New York
Times, can use real statistics to justify politically spun conclusions.
The New York Times and Iran:
The New York Times has been criticized for helping terrorists in the past by disclosing investigatory methods
and rendition policies and practices, supporting them in its editorial pages and allowing terror suspects to
spin their stories in the news section, disclosing methods our nation has used to prevent funds from reaching
terrorists, condemned the existence of prisons holding terrorists, criticizing the laws brought to bear to
prevent terrorism, and whitewashing or apologizing for terror when it occurs.
New York Times
bond rating cut again. How much longer will Pinch Sulzberger's family allow him to drive the
family fortune into the ground? Under his leadership, the company has not only turned to the hard left
editorially, it has committed a series of business blunders imperiling their prosperity.
The New York Times
Reports and Distorts a Presidential Address. On July 24, around noon, President Bush delivered
an important speech at Charleston Air Force Base in South Carolina. He discussed in considerable detail
the links between Al Qaeda in Iraq and the central leadership of Al Qaeda, reflecting the conclusions
of the U.S. intelligence community. About four hours later, the New York Times posted a news story by
Times reporter Brian Knowlton about the speech.
NY Times calls
Iraq a 'lost cause'. The New York Times on Sunday [7/8/2007] called for US troops to leave Iraq now, writing
that President George W. Bush's plan to stabilize the country through military means is a lost cause.
MSNBC Confirms Liberal Media Bias.
The New York Times forbids donations, but that didn't stop Randy Cohen, who writes a syndicated column
for the Times called "The Ethicist," when he gave $585 to the far-left activist group MoveOn.org in 2004 to
organize get-out-the-vote efforts to defeat President Bush. Cohen said he understands the Times' policy and
won't do it again, but that he had "thought of MoveOn.org as no more out of bounds than the Boy Scouts."
Worst of 'Times'. If you read The New York Times, you must think you only imagined the welcome
announcement yesterday that JPMorgan Chase will build a grand new office tower next door to Ground Zero, just
as Goldman Sachs is doing. Didn't the Times repeatedly proclaim downtown's days as a financial center
were over? It sure did. And those who call the shots at the Times should be hauled before a
journalism tribunal for printing all the destructive propaganda that could fit in its pages.
terror. What if the months of planning and conversation that went into the 9/11 plot had been
leaked in advance to The New York Times? Would the Times have reported it? Or dismissed it as "just
talk"? Fair to ask — given how the Times reports on foiled domestic terror cases.
pattern? We are to believe, I suppose, that it is mere coincidence that when leaks are harmful to
the Administration there is no inter agency cooperation and no DoJ motivation to pursue the matters and when it
is harmful to the Administration to pursue non-leaks and to sit on information helpful to the Administration,
everyone in the bureaucracy goes out full bore. At what point does repeated coincidence become a pattern?
York Times Problem: Despite all the ongoing critiques, the Times remains a major cultural
gate-keeper. If a film, opera, ballet, concert, or book is reviewed in its pages — the work
exists. Otherwise, the work and its creator are rendered almost invisible.
The New York
Times' own Rathergate. Byron Calame, public editor of the New York Times, has laid out a
carefully worded exposé of the utter breakdown of editorial standards at the New York Times.
The fact that paper prominently published a falsehood is only the beginning of the problem. When the
falsehood was exposed, two senior editors of the paper issued a defense of the article without bothering to
check the readily available court documents which critics had cited.
Navy disputes war
story told by former sailor. The March 19 Sunday New York Times Magazine cover story
was a gripping account of the emotional problems some female veterans suffer as results of their war experiences,
sexual assaults or both. One of the women featured in the story was a former builder constructionman
Amorita Randall, 27, who … told the Times that she served in Iraq in 2004, which the Times reported as fact
but which it now appears was not the case.
How a New York Times reporter's passion
for Castro led him astray: Aha! Finally we've discovered the missing ingredient
in American journalism, the vitamin deficiency that's been shrinking newspaper circulation and TV
newscast audiences all these years. What Americans clamor for is not information but passion.
The heroes of the coverage of Katrina were not the reporters who got the most accurate stories but
the ones who shouted the loudest or cried the hardest.
Speaking of poor circulation... New
York Times to raise newsstand price to $1.50. The New York Times Co. will increase the
Monday-Saturday newsstand cost of its flagship paper by 25 cents to $1.50, the publisher said
today [7/23/2008]. Newspaper publishers are battling sharp rises in newsprint costs and
deep declines in advertising revenue.
subscribers at the New York Times. Pity the poor New York Times Company! In addition to
all its other woes, one of the company's newspaper distributors has been accused of defrauding the company
with thousands of phantom subscriptions, recycling the papers supposed to have been delivered to the
nonexistent subscribers, and collecting about $227k in fraudulent delivery fees.
Times' Only Major Paper to Show Dead Saddam on Front Page. It's a rare day when the august New
York Times tops the New York Post — and every other major paper in the U.S. — in grisly
or sensationalistic front page coverage, but it did so on Sunday. An E&P survey of front pages from
around the country reveals that the Times was the only major paper to include a picture of executed Iraqi
dictator, Saddam Hussein, on its front page, after his hanging. It was even above the fold.
York Times Turns to Supreme Court. The New York Times asked the Supreme Court on Friday
[11/24/2006] to block the government from reviewing the phone records of two reporters in a leak investigation
about a terrorism-funding probe. The case involved stories written in 2001 by Times reporters Judith
Miller and Philip Shenon that revealed the government's plans to freeze the assets of two Islamic charities,
the Holy Land Foundation and the Global Relief Foundation.
Update: Court turns down New York Times in leak
investigation. The Supreme Court ruled against The New York Times on Monday [11/27/2006], refusing
to block the government from reviewing the phone records of two Times reporters in a leak investigation of a
Dirty Trick from the New York Times. In
a last-minute dirty trick before the election, The New York Times took a story and twisted it in such a way as to
damage the Bush Administration. This will go down as a case study of media bias intended to sway votes.
Blood Will be On His Hands. A trend is
developing whereby reporters for the New York Times let their hair down, drop any pretense of objectivity, and
ream the Bush Administration. First it was Linda Greenhouse, the Times Supreme Court reporter. Now
it's James Risen, the Times reporter who revealed the administration's highly classified NSA
NY Times: Saddam Close to Building Atomic
Bomb. In an effort to hurt Republicans on November 7, the New York Times published a story
accusing the Bush Administration of posting Iraqi documents that suggest Saddam Hussein's Iraq was close to
building an atomic bomb. … Former intelligence officer and NYPD detective Sydney Francis says that the
New York Times is attempting to have it both ways. "They say that Saddam wasn't developing nuclear
weapons, but then they say Saddam possessed documents that could help someone create a nuclear bomb,"
Times Risks American Blood in Terror War.
The September 18 copy of New York magazine features the blaring headline, "Times Under Siege," and the reported
claim by President Bush that the paper's editor would have "blood on his hands" if he published a story about
electronic surveillance of terrorist telephone calls. If this is true, the Bush Administration has an
obligation to prosecute the Times for revealing classified communications intelligence information.
Fear-Mongering: The New York Times strikes again. In Times parlance, such
monitoring of international enemy contacts, routinely carried out by every wartime president in history,
somehow becomes "domestic spying" when George W. Bush employs it against an enemy that has managed to
attack the United States — and, according to the intelligence community's latest assessment, is
working feverishly to do it again.
The horses are out. Let's close the gate. Banking
Data: A Mea Culpa. Since the job of public editor requires me to probe and question the
published work and wisdom of Times journalists, there's a special responsibility for me to acknowledge my own
flawed assessments. My July 2 column strongly supported The Times's decision to publish its June 23
article on a once-secret banking-data surveillance program. After pondering for several months, I have
decided I was off base.
Let's dare call it
treason. They are not Benedict Arnolds — they are in a class all
by themselves — political and journalistic hacks willing to do anything to win
an election and oust an administration they loathe even if by so doing they endanger
the safety of their fellow Americans. Time after time, for months on end, we have
watched the spectacle of government officials in the intelligence agencies violate their
oaths by leaking the most sensitive secrets to dedicated anti-American newspapers such
as the treasonous New York Times.
The New York Times Still is
not Sure Bush is "Legitimate": Most media and congressional leftists who attacked President Bush
during our national emergency have backpedaled like crazy after an outpouring of rage from the public, but the
dunce king of all media arrogance, the New York Times, is still at it.
Down: Facts are something the New York Times and Time magazine and all
the rest of the corrupt elitist media find most inconvenient and simple to ignore or
distort. What to do with the elitist media? Shun them. Don't read the
New York Times. Don't buy Time magazine.
Minimum Rage: When
The New York Times calls your argument "straightforward" and a CNN host calls your opponents' arguments "a lot
of bull," you can probably count the media on your side. That's exactly what Democrats are seeing in the
media's approach to minimum wage increases — an issue designed to turn out liberal voters in at least six
states this fall.
Times: Better dead than read. We're in a battle for our survival and we don't even know
who the enemy is. As liberals are constantly reminding us, Islam is a "Religion of Peace." One
very promising method of distinguishing the "Religion of Peace" Muslims from the "Slit Their Throats" Muslims is
by following the al-Qaida money trail. But now we've lost that ability — thanks to The New York Times.
Downsizing the New York
Times. Normally, this would be a juicy target for series of articles on the front and business
pages of the New York Times. You know the drill: a parade of blue collar people victimized by the Bush
administration, and now facing a bleak future. Meanwhile the insiders make out fine. There's even
a fat cat CEO whose compensation package has done a whole lot better than its profits or stock. … But
today, the company in question is the New York Times Company. So don't expect the same rules to apply.
newspaper of wreckage. On June 22, the paper trumpeted its expose of "a secret Bush
administration program" to track terror finances. … But by July 2, smarting from the
public backlash against its blabbermouth coverage, the Times crew was backpedaling faster
than circus monkeys on barrels hurtling over Niagara Falls. Suddenly, the "secret" was
no secret at all.
the New York Times says so. According to America's leading journalists, the United States
government cannot run clandestine operations. Indeed, it cannot keep secrets or do anything
in secret — if the press thinks "the people" should know about it. I put "the people" in
quotation marks because for the press, it seems, "the people" are an abstraction. It needn't
matter that the public understands some things should be kept secret; the press will tell them for
their own good.
is the real threat to America? Sometimes you have to just wonder if these liberal geniuses at the
New York Times and elsewhere have the slightest scintilla of common sense, let alone goodwill.
Gun laws breed
corruption. Ordinary citizens who have had death threats or those who operate small businesses in
high crime neighborhoods have little hope of obtaining a [concealed weapon] permit. And using an unlicensed
gun to defend oneself in New York City is a guarantee of serious prison time, no matter how legitimate the
defensive need. According to information obtained through leaks and the Freedom of Information Act, many
NYC permitees are celebrities and political cronies. The last time information was released, celebrity
permit holders included … Arthur Sulzberger, publisher of the rabidly anti-gun New York Times.
Troops targeted by ACLU and anti-war
media. Having spent eight months in Iraq as a volunteer to assist the military in security, I can
assure your readers that these one-sided, anti-U.S. press releases serve only as an instrument by which radical
Arabic news agencies print large bold headlines depicting our service personnel as monsters. I have seen
those articles and they are sickening.
The Worst of (the)
Times. It has become more and more transparent that the New York Times leans
not only left, but far enough away from mainstream America so as to reach out to our enemies
in the War on Terror.
New York Times Once Again Does Its Best To
Thwart the War On Terror. Sometimes you really have to wonder if The New York Times is on
the Al Queda payroll. Not content with exposing, and thus making worthless the NSA Terrorist
Surveillance Program, the Old Gray Lady has a lengthy exclusive on a CIA/Treasury Department program to
monitor financial transaction of suspected terrorists.
assume the Republican National Committee is busy recording and archiving the idiotic statements coming
out of national Democratic Party leaders and commentators. The opinion pages of the New York
Times (that would be pages A-1 to D-37 inclusive) have been running articles by prime cut
liberals, the general themes of which have been that conservative Christians are the equivalent of
Islamic terrorists and that the benighted provincials who voted for President Bush are simply
hate-filled bigots who have no place in America.
The First, Refuge of Scoundrels. The
New York Times' First Amendment and public interest smokescreens are absurd. As everyone else,
they have a right to speak and publish their ideas, opinions and thoughts. But they have no right to
shout fire in a theater — or betray legitimate national security secrets — no matter
how big and powerful they are. The press needs to stop confusing the two.
Times: The New York Times (proudly publishing all the secrets unfit to spill since 9/11) and their
reckless anonymous sources (come out, come out, you cowards) tipped off terrorists to America's efforts to track
their financial activities. Guess what? It isn't the first time blabbermouth journalists have
jeopardized terror-financing investigations since Sept. 11, according to the government.
On the other hand... It is
No Crime When Journalists Report What's Public. Lawyer Buddy Parker assumed years ago that
the U.S. government had tracked every penny that went into and out of the accounts of his client, suspected
of laundering money for terrorists. What he can't comprehend is the stir created by reports that the
feds are monitoring international banking records. "It's a yawner," says Parker, a former assistant
U.S. attorney and now a white-collar defense lawyer in Atlanta.
calls for strong measures. Yet another leak of highly classified intelligence has made fighting
terrorists more difficult. But the media claim they — not our elected leaders — know
what's best for the country.
Manners in the Media. What will the Justice Department do about a little-known law that seems to
make just this type of disclosure clearly illegal?
Some of my best friends
are journalists. You cannot balance what you have not weighed, and you cannot weigh what you
cannot measure. Neither of the Times Two possesses the capacity, background, experience or learning to
judge the extent of the assistance they have rendered terrorists. No "expert" they could consult would
be in a position to contradict the government's strong assertions of the danger they were putting innocents
in via their recklessness.
"Show me the
money!". The paper that boasts about delivering "all the news that's fit to print" defends its
right to divulge state secrets by arrogantly claiming that "the public has the right to know."
The New York Times
strikes again. Do you think that style-setter of American journalism — The New York
Times — would have run its expose of still another terrorist-tracking program if it had found out
about it when the program was first set in motion, in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks?
Not All the News Is Fit to
Print. During World War II the United States government's Office of War Information spearheaded
a national campaign whose most well-known slogan was "Loose Lips Sink Ships." … The Bush administration
should institute a similar campaign that instructs citizens of both the real dangers of proliferating classified
information and that the meaning of the First Amendment is not a license to publish anything.
House Roll Call Vote on
Intelligence Leaks. The 227-183 roll call Thursday [6/29/2006] by which the House passed a
resolution condemning news organizations for revealing a covert government program to track terrorist
More New York Times Distortions of the
Rich: It is impossible that the Bush tax cuts of June 2003 contributed to relatively lower tax
payments by the very richest Americans in 2002. But New York Times writer David Cay Johnston
conveniently avoids this fact….
Slurring Bush at the
New York Times. The utter disdain of New York Times reporters for President
Bush makes a mockery of the supposed "separation of church and state" (putatively reporting
neutrally, editorializing from the left) in their brand of journalism. The Times'
condescension or loathing of the President seeps into news stories subtly.
What is the New York Times
Promoting? "Personnel is policy" is an old axiom in politics. It also applies to the world
of journalism, as evidenced by recent developments at The New York Times, which has been trending even
further left with recent appointments. First, the Times promoted crusading liberal editorial page
editor Howell Raines, who once publicly mourned that "the Reagan years oppressed me," to
editor-in-chief. Now, Richard Berke, the paper's national political correspondent since 1993, is
being promoted to Washington editor, the number-two job in a bureau of more than 50 people.
The Al-Qaeda Times: You
could call it "Treason Central," or "al Qaeda West," but no matter what you call it, the building housing
the once-august New York Times at 229 West 43rd St. in New York City is a beehive of anti-American
hostility, where selling out the nation's secrets has become the newspaper's stock in trade.
All the News
That's Fit to Prosecute. The congressional rebuke of the paper makes it clear that the American
people, speaking through their representatives, are more distressed by the help given to al Qaeda by the Times
than by some purely hypothetical danger to civil liberties.
This just in ... Karl Rove
Secretly Runs The New York Times. In a stunning development that would appear to have broad
implications for the independence of America's newspaper industry, New York Times Publisher, Edwin 'Pinch'
Sulzberger today revealed that longtime President Bush advisor Karl Rove has been secretly running the
Times' news and editorial operation for almost four years.
The right not to know: Once
more the spoiler. Despite the earnest persuasion of the White House to preserve a useful weapon in the war
against the terrorists, the New York Times has revealed the workings of a covert surveillance program,
indisputably within the law, to use administrative subpoenas to examine, through a Belgian financial consortium
known by the acronym SWIFT, the financing of international terrorism.
The New York Times
is a national security threat. So drunk is it on its own power and so antagonistic to the Bush
administration that it will expose every classified antiterror program it finds out about, no matter how legal
the program, how carefully crafted to safeguard civil liberties, or how vital to protecting American lives.
The Truth About Torture: "If an enemy
devised a diabolical plot to darken America's image, it is hard to imagine anything operating more efficiently
toward that end than the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba." The implication behind this false
statement, which began a June 18 New York Times story by Scott Shane, is that the U.S. is
The CIA Is Still After Bush. The
Washington Post on July 9 published an article, "When in Doubt, Publish," which began by saying
that, "It is the business — and the responsibility — of the press to reveal secrets." It
was signed by five major figures involved in the field of journalism education. … In the
process of trying to sound like guardians of the public's right to know, they disclosed
their preference for keeping the American people in the dark about what the chairman of
the House Intelligence Committee says is a major faction of the CIA that is deliberately
subverting the foreign policy of the Bush Administration.
Prosecute the New York Times.
Gabriel Schoenfeld … explains, "By means of that disclosure, the New York Times has tipped off
al Qaeda, our declared mortal enemy, that we have been listening to every one of its communications
that we have been able to locate, and have succeeded in doing so even as its operatives switch from line
to line or location to location."
Is Al-Jazeera Less Biased Than The
New York Times? Sadly, this once again demonstrated how America's media are fighting a different
battle than its soldiers. After all, for publications that have been voicing loud and almost constant
opposition to this war for several years, any positive development that leads to their expressly desired troop
withdrawal should be heralded from the rooftops. On their part, any behavior to the contrary indicates
media that want the troops to leave, but only if they do so in loss and shame.
Shouting "fire" in
a crowded theater: The program, headed by the CIA and overseen by the Treasury Department, is
known as the "Terrorist Finance Tracking Program" (TFTP) and was begun shortly after the 9/11 terrorist
attacks. … The CIA, under the TFTP, examines mainly wire transfers and other methods of moving money
overseas and into and out of the United States. … The government uses the data for terrorism
investigations only, not such things as tax fraud or drug trafficking investigations.
comfort: 'The disclosure of this program is disgraceful," says President Bush. That's one
word. Here's another: Dangerous. The New York Times has again put its institutional
arrogance and contempt for the duly elected current administration ahead of the security of the nation.
Has the New York
Times Violated the Espionage Act? What the New York Times has done is nothing less
than to compromise the centerpiece of our defensive efforts in the war on terrorism. If information
about the NSA program had been quietly conveyed to an al-Qaeda operative on a microdot, or on paper with
invisible ink, there can be no doubt that the episode would have been treated by the government as a
cut-and-dried case of espionage. Publishing it for the world to read, the Times has accomplished
the same end while at the same time congratulating itself for bravely defending the First Amendment and
thereby protecting us — from, presumably, ourselves.
Lady Down. The so-called mainstream media in general and The New York Times in particular
are waging a relentless campaign undermining the war on terror. The Fourth Estate is beginning
to look like a Fifth Column.
The Soviets Had the
KGB — Al Qaeda Has the NYT. America spends $40 billion per year on
intelligence operations aimed at discovering our enemies' secret activities. All our enemies
have to do is subscribe to the New York Times and, for as little as $4.65 per week, they can discover
most of our secret operations — at least as long as a Republican is President.
Laughable claims about
the NSA "Scandal". It's clear that the New York Times is in big trouble with the
announcement that the Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the leaks behind
its NSA surveillance story. The investigation is long overdue. The paper had been
warned by the President that national security would be seriously jeopardized if this program
were made public, but it nevertheless chose to print it anyway.
Lady Toys with Treason. The New York Times … has published classified
information — and thereby knowingly blown the covers of secret programs and
agencies engaged in combating the terrorist threat.
New York Times Company Spirals Further
Downward. It is sad to watch a once-great company decline. Jobs are sacrificed, historic
facilities closed, and an atmosphere of failure and fear usually permeates the surviving operations. When
a company needs to sell-off profitable crown jewels to sustain the lagging less profitable pieces, it does not
portend future happiness.
The Press And the Rush To Judgment. Remember
those January newspaper headlines heralding the survival of all 12 trapped miners in West Virginia? Even
the august New York Times reported "12 Found Alive 41 Hours After Explosion," but only one miner had actually
survived. In the frenzy to scoop competitors, reporters failed their journalistic responsibility, and
this penchant to rush to judgment before all the facts are verified is again occurring on two recent hot
button issues — homeland security funding cuts to New York City and the Haditha civilian deaths.
About that Quagmire… It's
amazing — The New York Times editorial page yesterday had something positive to say
about the present occupant of the White House. Not President Bush by name, of course. That
would be going too far. But the paper of record acknowledged "truly astonishing" things are
happening in the Middle East — noting dryly that "the Bush administration is entitled to
claim a healthy share of the credit for many of these advances."
reporting from Iraq is one-sided and flawed. If you rely on newspapers
and TV networks for your news, chances are you have no idea that the controversial
performance of Western reporters in Iraq is emerging as a big issue. The mainstream
media have virtually ignored the stunning charges made by John Burns, the New York
Times Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter.
Great Gray Lady in spat with saloon
hussy: The New York Times was in high dudgeon this week upon discovering that Fox News chairman
Roger Ailes sent a letter to the Bush White House nine days after Sept. 11. As the corpses of
thousands of his fellow Americans lay in smoldering heaps, Ailes evidently recommended getting rough with
Lockstep on the Left:
In the past few weeks, the erudite leftist writers and editors of the New York Times have tried to enlighten
the unsophisticated American public about the possible war against Iraq.
The Media Middle: The immediate ad
hominem attacks on President Bush after the terrorist acts by Jennings of ABC, Dowd of the
New York Times, Shields of PBS, Andy Rooney of CBS, etc., are typical of the America-hating
establishment mainstream press. This was a time when thousands of innocent American lives were lost in a
dastardly act of war, yet these intellectually challenged media morons couldn't resist attacking their greatest
conceived nemesis - a Republican president.
The New York Times Still is
not Sure Bush is 'Legitimate': Most media and congressional leftists who attacked President Bush
during our national emergency have backpedaled like crazy after an outpouring of rage from the public, but the
dunce king of all media arrogance, the New York Times, is still at it.
New York Times Attacking President
Bush: How depraved can the liberal media be? How despicable? How utterly
anti-American? The New York Times, the flagship of the liberal elites, the group that helped lead us to
this mess, the same cabal that had only nice things to say about Bill Clinton, opened up a ferocious
broadside against President Bush in the middle of one of the worst crises ever to hit our country.
The New York Times Still is
not Sure Bush is 'Legitimate': Most media and congressional leftists who attacked President Bush
during our national emergency have backpedaled like crazy after an outpouring of rage from the public, but the
dunce king of all media arrogance, the New York Times, is still at it.
New York Times Attacking President
Bush: How depraved can the liberal media be? How despicable? How utterly
anti-American? The New York Times, the flagship of the liberal elites, the group that helped lead us to
this mess, the same cabal that had only nice things to say about Bill Clinton, opened up a ferocious
broadside against President Bush in the middle of one of the worst crises ever to hit our country.
New York Times
lowballs homeless numbers. Estimates of the number of homeless have a long history of politics
trumping accuracy. When President Reagan was in office, the American media often quoted made-up figures
from "advocates" along with the mantra that many of us were "one paycheck away" from living on the streets
ourselves. But yesterday [1/2/2007], the New York Times published a surprisingly low estimate of the
number of homeless. But this time, the estimate was for the number of homeless in France.
Malpractice in "Marriage is Dead" Report. On Tuesday, January 16th, 2007, the American people
awoke to startling and disturbing news: for the first time ever, the majority of women in the country
were living without a husband. ... [But] it's not true. The entire story (based on the work of one
ax-grinding, irresponsible, agenda-driven journalist for the New York Times) has been cooked up from willful,
blatant and shameful distortions. Amazingly enough, none of the most respected and purportedly responsible
media authorities have taken the trouble to call him on it.
the "News"? The latest in a long line of New York Times editorials disguised as "news" stories was
a recent article suggesting that most American women today do not have husbands. Partly this was based on
census data — but much more so on creative definitions. The Times defined "women" to include
females as young as 16 and counted widows, who of course could not be widows unless they had once had a
husband. Wives whose husbands were away in the military, or in prison, were also counted among women
not living with a husband.
The MoveOn discount:
Times criticized for ad attacking top general. An ad criticizing the top U.S. general in
Iraq raised charges on Thursday [9/13/2007] that The New York Times slashed its advertising rates for
political reasons -- an accusation denied by the paper. ... Moveon.org confirmed it paid $65,000 for
the full page ad headlined "General Petraeus or General Betray Us." The New York Post ran a
story on Thursday asking why the basic rate of $181,692 for such an ad was discounted.
The New York Times gives moveon.org a discount on a full-page ad smearing Gen. David Petraeus. Does anyone
think for a minute that the Times would grant a similar discount for a group backing Petraeus?
Did The New York Times Break the Law?
Republican Congressman Tom Davis of Virginia is asking Democrat Henry Waxman, the chairman of the Oversight and
Government Reform Committee, to convene a hearing over the MoveOn.org ad in The New York Times calling General
David Petraeus, "General Betray Us." Davis says The Times may have unlawfully subsidized the political
message of MoveOn by giving it a discounted rate.
Betray Us' Ad Violated Election Law, Group Says. The formal complaint charges that the
organizations responsible for the full-page ad that ran in the Sept. 10 New York Times violated the
Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 as amended, and the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002.
Times admits Petraeus ad sold to Moveon.org at 1/2 off. The old gray lady has some explaining to
do. Officials at the New York Times have admitted a liberal activist group was permitted to pay half the
rate it should have for a provocative ad condemning U.S. Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus.
demeaning attack: The overzealous liberal group MoveOn.org proved once again that one organization
can make a difference — a bad one. MoveOn.org's ill-considered, outrageous New York Times newspaper ad
calling Gen. David Petraeus, the commander in Iraq, "General Betray Us" not only slimed a well-respected
general, it distorted a very real and very serious debate about the course of the war.
The New York Times
and Sarbox: Having dug itself into a hole with inept handling of the MoveOn.org ad and its
aftermath, the New York Times Company may soon find itself unable to put down its shovel. Few ironies
approach the richness of the mess the firm may face with the regulatory requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Sauce for the
Times: The Times, a media corporation that is a fountain of detailed editorial instructions
about how the rest of the world should conduct its business, seems confused about how it conducts its own.
The Times now says the appropriate rate for MoveOn.org's full-page ad should have been $142,000, a far cry from
$65,000, which is what the group paid. So the discount of $77,000 constitutes a large soft-money
contribution to a federally regulated political committee. The Times' horror of such contributions
was expressed in its enthusiasm for McCain-Feingold.
"The provision of any goods or services without charge or at a charge that is
less than the usual and normal charge for such goods or services is a contribution."
Newspaper Price Control Act. Most newspaper editorial pages support
McCain-Feingold and other restrictions on campaign speech, which do not apply at least to
editorial content of newspapers. One wonders if any newspapers will change their
editorial line now that their publishers are facing the threat of government intervention
in their own business.
New York Times' Left-Wing Discount: Imagine if the New York Times gave half-price ad space to
the National Right to Life Committee or the National Rifle Association. It would never happen, of
course, but if it did, you can envision the left-wing clamor.
Maybe the Times Can't Ad. The
New York Times finally came clean this week, admitting that it gave MoveOn.org a steep discount for the group's
disgusting ad denouncing Gen. David Petraeus — and the Federal Elections Commission is taking notice.
As it turns out, a 1974 campaign-finance law makes it illegal for corporations to give money to political action
committees like MoveOn. And the Times' $77,000 rate cut almost certainly amounts to a hefty in-kind
donation — also illegal by the FEC's lights.
York Times' Spiked Obama Donor Story. A lawyer involved with legal action against Association
of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) told a House Judiciary subcommittee on March 19 The
New York Times had killed a story in October that would have shown a close link between ACORN, Project
Vote and the Obama campaign because it would have been a "a game changer."
Killed Story on Crooked Obama Donor. According to election fraud lawyer Heather Heidelbaugh,
The New York Times decided suddenly to drop all efforts last October to publish stories about the Association
for Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) because it came to light that ACORN was a big donor to
then presidential candidate Barack Obama's campaign.
Update: New York Times Finally Admits It Spiked
Obama/ACORN Corruption Story. Acknowledging what the blogosphere has known for weeks, the New York
Times finally went on record to admit that just before last Election Day it killed a politically sensitive news
story involving corruption allegations that might have made the Obama campaign look bad.
Killing A Story: How It's Done.
In today's New York Times, Public Editor Clark Hoyt reveals the result of his investigation into the charge that the paper
killed a story during the 2008 Presidential campaign in order to help Barack Obama. Hoyt concludes that the claim is
"nonsense." ... But the facts as related by Hoyt don't rebut the charge; they support it.
the News That's Fit to Suppress: I've often said that it's the journalistic sins of omission
that are more damning than the industry's sins of commission. Right on cue, the Times acknowledged this
weekend that it had spiked a story on possible illegal coordination between left-wing activist groups ACORN
and Project Vote and the Obama campaign just before Election Day. The charges involved Team Obama sharing top
campaign donor lists with ACORN's supposedly nonpartisan canvassing arm, Project Vote (the same group Obama
worked for as a Chicago community organizer).