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New York Times Puts 'Son of Satan' Ryan on Front Page
weeklystandard.com ^ | August. 30, 2012 | Michael Warren

Posted on 08/30/2012 1:17:57 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Here's the front page for the New York Times's national edition, the day after Paul Ryan's speech at the Republican National Convention:

Peter Roskam, the Illinois Republican congressman and deputy majority whip, said the front page makes Ryan look like the "son of Satan."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: liberalbias; msm; nyt; obamamedia

1 posted on 08/30/2012 1:18:03 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Forget the “Son of Satan” stuff; apparently someone thought it was “artistic,” but it just comes off as a terrible photo.


2 posted on 08/30/2012 1:20:08 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LOL...what?? No halos or glowing orbs for a Republican?


3 posted on 08/30/2012 1:21:14 PM PDT by wareagle7295
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess I am more surprised that people are surprised by this depiction of Ryan by the NYT.


4 posted on 08/30/2012 1:21:46 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: JennysCool

I think, as they say, spell the name right, and nothing else matters—LOL!


5 posted on 08/30/2012 1:21:52 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Not a terrible photo from the NYT point of view. They want him to look small, insignificant, and out of place. Looks like the only way they can do that is photographically.

Very deliberate. Very intentional. Very telling.

6 posted on 08/30/2012 1:22:28 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 ("You can either limit growth or limit government. We choose to limit government." Paul Ryan.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh FREEPERS....Come on. If you look at that, I don’t get that impression at all. The way this propaganda story is I thought that was going to be the title. Too sensative for such a dishonest story.


7 posted on 08/30/2012 1:23:21 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If that doesn’t get every free minded conservative off his/her tuckas, then I don’t know what will.


8 posted on 08/30/2012 1:23:42 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The NYT has identified itself as a niche market so their opinion really isn't important.

NYT's Abramson rebuts Brisbane charge ....""In our newsroom we are always conscious that the way we view an issue in New York is not necessarily the way it is viewed in the rest of the country or world. I disagree with Mr. Brisbane's sweeping conclusions [Progressive worldview 'bleeds through' the Times] ," Abramson told POLITICO Saturday night.

"I agree with another past public editor, Dan Okrent, and my predecessor as executive editor, Bill Keller, that in covering some social and cultural issues, the Times sometimes reflects its urban and cosmopolitan base," she continued."

9 posted on 08/30/2012 1:27:54 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Free ThinkerNY

IMO, it seems to try to portray Ryan being pushed forward by dark men in the background, pulling strings for dastardly purposes.

F the DNCp...


10 posted on 08/30/2012 1:28:36 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: sf4dubya
I have a picture for them.


11 posted on 08/30/2012 1:32:40 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: TexasNative2000

Oh my God! Somebody ought to have brought it to the attention of the New York Times the presence of all those anonymous, shadowy figures behind Ryan. I mean, what if it turns out that they are ......... corporate bundlers!


12 posted on 08/30/2012 1:33:17 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

$2.50 a copy for that fish wrapper? Good grief.


13 posted on 08/30/2012 1:36:18 PM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a Model 1911.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think they wanted to run a photoshopped picture of him beheading a senior citizen, but they were worried about offending their Muslim friends.


14 posted on 08/30/2012 1:37:26 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So.. If Obama had a son, he’d look like Paul Ryan??

Who knew?


15 posted on 08/30/2012 1:39:24 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: JennysCool

I took some photography courses in college many years ago... I would have been kicked out for submitting something that was composed like that. I have accidentally taken photos of my feet that are better composed.


16 posted on 08/30/2012 1:39:57 PM PDT by Never on my watch (I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.)
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To: MestaMachine

Slash 5 on that one! :)


17 posted on 08/30/2012 1:40:48 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The Communist Left is petrified that Romney-Ryan is about to destroy their demonic messiah at the polls in November.

They are thinking "all those years of planning and lying and scheming...for what?"

Make no mistake, this is war...only the shooting hasn't yet started.

18 posted on 08/30/2012 1:41:50 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: cableguymn
please...0bama doesn't have the work ethic to be the devil.
19 posted on 08/30/2012 1:43:26 PM PDT by Perdogg (Mutts for Mitt all agree - Better in the crate than on the plate)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Even if so, it doesn’t matter.

Nobody subscribes to the NYT outside of NYC any more.


20 posted on 08/30/2012 1:43:26 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Peter Roskam has a good point.


21 posted on 08/30/2012 1:45:08 PM PDT by bronxville (A 'media fact checker' = an Obama operative.)
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To: Never on my watch
Unfortunately for the Times, the VAST majority of the readership is going to think it's either a failed "artistic" photo or a failed attempt to make some sort of comment. Likely both.

It's a failure, in any event.

22 posted on 08/30/2012 1:45:28 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool

I know what their aims are, but the photo is surprisingly flattering, better looking than an animated Ryan. It’s more like some Spanish Jesuit blackrobe in South America or Japan with the pagans.


23 posted on 08/30/2012 1:45:51 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: Free ThinkerNY
NYT‎ - The New York Times Company (NYSE)‎

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Aug 30 4:02pm ET

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24 posted on 08/30/2012 1:47:40 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I like the picture. To me he looks like a sweet, nice guy who is the only real and honest guy in a room full of no face politicians. Only he in the picture emerges as real. All those guys behind him are phony and probably Democrats.
25 posted on 08/30/2012 1:49:28 PM PDT by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: JennysCool

It looks like it was taken by a 10 year old with her first camera, or a granny with a cell phone.


26 posted on 08/30/2012 1:49:28 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No he doesn’t, he looks the the wonderful and engaging Paul Ryan.

Satan’s son is the current president. Even the flys like him.


27 posted on 08/30/2012 1:49:58 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Onelifetogive

I will never forget how during the 2000 election, the New York Times sat on the story about Bush’s DUI until 10 days before the election. Now, had I been Bush, on January 21st, 2001, the New York Times would find itself being audited by the IRS.


28 posted on 08/30/2012 1:50:05 PM PDT by RRusso1982
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Looks pretty bad to me.


29 posted on 08/30/2012 1:53:01 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’d fault the RNC for giving the NYT the opportunity to capture that.

They’ve had too much of that blazing red background behind the speakers, though it seems they used it less after the first day.


30 posted on 08/30/2012 1:59:03 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: AZ .44 MAG
What a weird choice for a picture!

It's like saying, "Yes. We are biased!"

31 posted on 08/30/2012 2:01:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Cindy of Nashville

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.


32 posted on 08/30/2012 2:05:11 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (I used to want to change the world. Now, I want to stop the world from changing me.)
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To: BenLurkin

Yep. Not like it’s a secret lately anyway.


33 posted on 08/30/2012 2:06:25 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

NY Times is evil


34 posted on 08/30/2012 2:14:27 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: TexasNative2000

“Not a terrible photo from the NYT point of view. They want him to look small, insignificant, and out of place. Looks like the only way they can do that is photographically.”

And controlled by evil shadowy forces.


35 posted on 08/30/2012 2:22:49 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A transparent and clumsy attempt to diminish Paul Ryan by composing a photo of him with (a) a 'flaming' red background, (b) larger, shadowy men behind him and, (c) Ryan cut off so that he appears to be about three feet tall. This probably pleases the Marxists at the New York Times who, no doubt, think they are clever beyond belief but most observers can see it as the puerile attempt at mockery and insult that it really is. Besides that, few Americans actually see (or read) The New York Times anymore and their attempt to denigrate Paul Ryan with this lame photo will have no effect on the election.
36 posted on 08/30/2012 2:47:41 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

37 posted on 08/30/2012 2:56:21 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: BenLurkin

“What a weird choice for a picture!
It’s like saying, “Yes. We are biased!”

Absolutely. There is no reason to publish a picture like that unless you are deliberately trying to depict someone negatively.


38 posted on 08/30/2012 3:00:28 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Would you expect anything different from the bath house boys.


39 posted on 08/30/2012 3:39:51 PM PDT by double_down
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Would you expect anything different from the bath house boys.


40 posted on 08/30/2012 3:40:16 PM PDT by double_down
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Isn’t son of satan a compliment in nyt circles?


41 posted on 08/30/2012 3:53:02 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Houston Chronicle went more with the Hitler theme ...

God Forbid they just show him being happy ...


42 posted on 08/30/2012 4:46:33 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: RRusso1982

New York Times sat on the story about McCain dating a lobbyist for *10 years* and then unleashed it after he wrapped up the nomination. It was a nothingburger. but they really showed their biased hand going after their favorite Republican at precisely the time when it was convenient for the liberals.


43 posted on 08/30/2012 4:50:56 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: Perdogg

True.. But idle hands are the devils play ground.. And Obama.. well.. he is not exactly a hard worker..


44 posted on 08/30/2012 6:26:22 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When you look at the photo, you think it is cut off at the fold, but no, it is a small head at the bottom of the picture in a sea of red.

This is no accident. This is pure MSM hatred and bias. Can we post Biden’s convention picture from the NY Times in 2008 for comparison?

Next time anyone disputes bias, just reference this picture.


45 posted on 08/30/2012 8:06:12 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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Ryan is not Obama’s son.


46 posted on 08/30/2012 8:07:31 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
They always show Obama taller or higher onthe page thananyonę else, and sometimes with a halo. They have Ryan stuffed to the bottom of the page, made to look low, mean and evil and anonymous faces are higher.
47 posted on 08/30/2012 10:17:06 PM PDT by Bon mots (When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...)
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