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  • NY Times Chevy Volt Criticism Confounds Proponents

    04/09/2012 11:40:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | April 9, 2012 | Mark Modica
    The report by the NY Times that it would take up to 27 years for Chevy Volt buyers to save enough money in gas costs to make up for the high price of the car must be very confusing for apologists of the vehicle. The normal defense for any criticism is to accuse sources of having a right wing hate of the car. But the NY Times? The very vocal Volt defenders, who are quick to attack anyone who doesn't agree that the car is a technological marvel worthy of billions of dollars of taxpayer largess, will have to...
  • New York Times Repeats NBC Smear With Selective Edit of Zimmerman 911 Call

    04/07/2012 10:08:02 AM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | April 3, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    Today's front-page article in the New York Times on the Trayvon Martin case repeated NBC's attempt to cast George Zimmerman as a racist by selectively editing his 911 call. Here is the 911 call transcript: ZIMMERMAN: This guy looks like he's up to no good, or he's on drugs or something. It's raining and he's just walking around, looking about. 911 DISPATCHER: Okay. And this guy, is he white, black, or Hispanic? ZIMMERMAN: He looks black. And here is what the Times reported: “Hey, we’ve had some break-ins in my neighborhood,” Mr. Zimmerman said to start the conversation with the...
  • NY Times staffers near mutiny as paper continues to slide into oblivion

    12/28/2011 8:32:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 87 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/28/11 | Rick Moran
    The rocky, rickety boat that is the New York times has long been in peril of sinking. Now the Times staffers have sent a letter to publisher Arthur Sulzberger expressing "profound dismay" at the direction the company is headed. Huffington Post: The letter calls attention to several grievances. Last week, Times brass notified foreign citizens employed in the paper's overseas bureaus that their pensions would be frozen. In the letter, Times staffers dismayed by this decision point out to Sulzberger that some of these foreign employees, working alongside Times reporters in war zones, have "risked their lives so that we...
  • Learning Nothing From Duke Debacle, NYT Smears Another College Athlete

    Did the New York Times learn nothing about rushing to judgement and presumption of innocence from its Duke lacrosse “rape” hoax debacle? More than any other media outlet, in 2006 the Times trumpeted black stripper's Crystal Mangum's rape accusations against three white Duke lacrosse players, accusations that quickly fell apart in a mass of contradictions and shifting stories. Yet even as the case fell apart and other liberal media outlets backed away, the Times issued a now-notorious, error-riddled 5,000-word lead story by Duff Wilson, concluding that there was enough evidence against the players for Michael Nifong, the soon-to-be-disgraced-and-jailed local prosecutor,...
  • The G.O.P.’s ‘Black People’ Platform (Slimes BLOW Alert)

    01/07/2012 7:10:57 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 6, 2012 | The Inimitable CHARLES M. BLOW
    The inimitable, quintessentially monikered CHARLES M. BLOW That didn't take long. As we’ve gotten around to casting votes to select a Republican presidential nominee, the antiblack rhetoric has taken center stage. You just have to love (and despise) this kind of predictability. On Sunday, Rick “The Rooster” Santorum, campaigning in Iowa, said what sounded like “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money. I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money.” At first, he offered a nondenial that suggested that the comment might have been out...
  • NY Times Co to Sell Regional Newspapers for $143 Million

    12/27/2011 7:03:52 PM PST · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Reuters Via Yahoo News ^ | December 27, 2011 | Soham Chatterjee
    The New York Times Co said it will sell 16 regional newspapers spread across the U.S. Southeast and California to Halifax Media Holdings for $143 million in cash as it looks to cut costs and focus on its most important papers and their websites. *SNIP* *SNIP* "I think that it's toward the low end of what we expected. I was expecting $150-$200 million," Evercore Partners analyst Douglas Arthur told Reuters. "What it implies is that margins on regional newspapers were not as high as we thought, but the underlying profitability of the main New York Times is higher." The analyst,...
  • NYT Smears Gingrich Over EMP Threat Comment

    12/14/2011 4:56:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 14, 2011 | Bob Owens
    Gingrich's opinion on electromagnetic pulse events is well-informed. The Times' is not.Writing in the New York Times, William J. Broad portrays GOP presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich as a loon for his view that an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is one of the most dangerous threats we face as a nation: Newt Gingrich, the Republican presidential hopeful, wants you to know that as commander in chief he is ready to confront one of the most nightmarish of doomsday scenarios: a nuclear blast high above the United States that would instantly throw the nation into a dark age.In debates and speeches, interviews and...
  • Sell out Taiwan for debt forgiveness – Possibly the most vile NY Times Op-Ed ever

    11/11/2011 3:13:55 PM PST · by Kolath · 32 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 11-11-11 | William A Jacboson
    Although scholars of the history of the NY Times Op-Ed pages may be able to find a more vile Op-Ed, I dare them. From Paul Kane, a suggestion that the United States sell-out Taiwan to China in exchange for forgiveness of $1.14 trillion in debt, To Save Our Economy, Ditch Taiwan. http://legalinsurrection.com/2011/11/sell-out-taiwan-for-debt-foregiveness-possibly-the-most-vile-ny-times-op-ed-ever/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6uNWzzt-n3s
  • The New York Times Reports on My Pronunciation of "Buy-a-lick"

    11/10/2011 2:05:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 10, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So Herman Cain still breathing, still alive, didn't get waterboarded in the debate last night. The audience (clapping) every time the questions strayed away from the sexual harassment charges, audience loved it. Reuters has a story with the headline: Cain Escapes Serious Damage in Republican Debate. However, they did point out that Herman Cain called Nancy Pelosi "Princess Nancy" as evidence that he's a sexual predator. I kid you not. And then Herman, I don't know why he did this, but he apologized for it this morning. I don't know why. How do you get that he's...
  • If the 'Rich Get Richer,' Who Gets Hurt?

    11/09/2011 9:37:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2011 | Michael Medved
    Editor's Note: A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.When the nation’s most prestigious newspaper runs a misleading headline proclaiming “IT’S OFFICIAL: THE RICH GET RICHER” why should ordinary Americans respond as if this amounted to bad news? After all, consider the alternatives: wouldn’t stories suggesting “THE RICH GET POORER” or “THE RICH SEE THEIR INCOMES STALL” constitute far more discouraging reports? Financial setbacks of the most privileged among us serve as indications of continued hard times, just as surging income for the wealthy generally constitutes a sign of recovery. No theoretical model can suggest a way...
  • True ZOT, For All Americans

    11/04/2011 10:55:20 AM PDT · by merryandrew · 68 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11-3-11 | Andrew Rosenthal
    It has been 47 years since the passage of the Civil Rights Act, and 46 years since the passage of the Voting Rights Act. And yet the political leaders of this nation of liberty cannot seem to muster the courage and principle to sweep away one remaining example of institutionalized, government-sanctioned discrimination: The 1996 law that denies the right of marriage to same-sex couples. The law, the Defense of Marriage Act, was passed in the heat of election-year fear and bigotry against men who want to marry other men, and women who want to marry other women. It was a...
  • Democrats Target Romney on Reproductive Rights

    11/03/2011 11:47:23 AM PDT · by Ripliancum · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 3, 2011 | ASHLEY PARKER
    President Obama’s re-election campaign has been hammering Mitt Romney from many angles in recent weeks. And now Democrats are beginning a new push against him, this time using the issue of reproductive rights in a bid to raise doubts about Mr. Romney among women. The Democratic National Committee has scheduled a conference call for Thursday with Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the party chairwoman, who, according to the committee’s press release, will “slam G.O.P. presidential candidate Mitt Romney for voicing support for such efforts which could endanger women’s lives.” The Democratic offensive is built around Mr. Romney’s statements on...
  • BRUTAL: Obama Has Lost 'Occupy Wall St.' [Photo catches anarchist: Lisa Fithian]

    10/28/2011 7:35:51 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 35 replies
    BusinessInsider.com ^ | Oct. 28, 2011, 5:12 PM | Glynnis MacNicol
    Image: Daniel Goodman / Business Insider The New York Times reports on a poll done by a Fordham University political science professor that reveals what some have long suspected: Occupy Wall St. is mainly made up of (very) disgruntled Obama supporters. Check out these numbers.
  • Far-Left Teachers and NYTimes Promote Lesson Plans on #OccupyWallStreet

    10/27/2011 9:13:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2011 | Kyle Olson
    Far-left social justice teachers never miss an opportunity to push their agenda in the classroom. As you’ll see in my upcoming book, “Indoctrination: How ‘Useful Idiots’ Are Using Our Schools to Subvert American Exceptionalism,” leftist teachers use moments like the #OccupyWallStreet protests around the country to push their agenda of shifting America leftward away from a free market system. One such teacher, Bob Peterson, who moonlights as the president of the Milwaukee teachers union, fawned all over a music video produced with footage from the various protests. He called it “a great video rich with teaching possibilities.” In one part,...
  • Distorting the truth in the Middle East

    10/23/2011 7:02:08 PM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/23/2011 | BARRY RUBIN
    Every day in the Middle East, terrible things happen. The lies and distortions of truth help ensure things don’t get better. Every day in the Middle East, terrible things happen. The worst are the acts of violence and oppression. The second worst are the lies and distortions of truth that help ensure things don’t get better. Every day in the West, the lies are echoed and amplified, and new ones invented. This not only helps ensure things don’t get better in the Middle East, it guarantees they will get worse in the West. There is an ancient Navaho proverb that...
  • New York Times Plans Staff Reductions (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/13/2011 5:30:14 PM PDT · by abb · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 13, 2011 | Brian Stelter
    In the midst of a deteriorating advertising climate, The New York Times plans to eliminate up to 20 newsroom positions and seek additional savings in the business units, the company said Thursday. The reductions, described by the New York Times Company as a rebalancing, were announced to employees on Thursday morning. The company will seek volunteers for buyouts in The Times newsroom, Jill Abramson, the paper’s executive editor, said in a memo to the staff, adding that no newsroom employee would be laid off. She said there would be “fewer than 20” buyouts. The Times will also seek to cut...
  • New York Times sees ad revenue falling more than expected (Christmas layoffs on the horizon?)

    09/21/2011 4:43:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/21/11 | MARKETWATCH/NEWSCORE
    The New York Times Co. expects its third-quarter advertising revenue to slide eight percent, twice the decline it had previously forecast, as economic conditions have been "getting more difficult even since the second quarter," CEO Janet Robinson said Wednesday. "We're seeing that advertisers are less frequently committing upfront because of the uncertainty in their business," Robinson told analysts Wednesday at a conference in New York. The New York Times Co. had expected to see a drop similar to the four-percent decline it had in the second quarter, Robinson said. The company now expects print ad revenue to slide 10 percent...
  • Herman Cain's immigration plan includes moats with alligators (The REAL story)

    10/15/2011 7:12:09 PM PDT · by Marie · 88 replies
    YouTube ^ | 23MAY11 | Herman Cain
    Herman Cain's immigration plan includes moats with alligators http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiO2VjbDLaA GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain (jokingly) tells a crowd in Council Bluffs, IA that his immigration plan would include moats with alligators.
  • For Romney, a Role of Faith and Authority (Here comes the MSM push for Milt)

    10/15/2011 5:28:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 15, 2011 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    BELMONT, Mass. — In ticking off his credentials on the campaign trail — management consultant, businessman, governor — Mitt Romney omits what may have been his most distinctive post: Mormon lay leader, offering pastoral guidance on all manner of human affairs from marriage to divorce, abortion, adoption, addiction, unemployment and even business disputes. Bryce Clark was a recipient of Mr. Romney’s spiritual advice. Late one summer night in 1993, distraught over his descent into alcoholism and drug use, Mr. Clark, then a 19-year-old college student, decided to confess that he had strayed from his Mormon faith. So he drove through...
  • GOP Empire's Plan to Crush Tea Party Rebels

    10/13/2011 5:37:59 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 18 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 10-13-11 | Elspeth Reeve
    The Republican establishment is no longer terrified of the Tea Party, The New York Times' Matt Bai reports. It's now figured out how to absorb them like a slow-moving but powerful star that's swelling into a red giant. [snip] Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol tells Bai that the Republican presidential nominee merely has to be conservative enough. Kristol told me just after Perry entered the race, a development that essentially ended [the more radical Michele] Bachmann’s brief ascent. Establishment Republicans may prefer Romney to Perry, but their assumption is that either man can be counted on to steer the party...
  • Is the Tea Party Over?

    10/09/2011 7:25:05 PM PDT · by DRey · 111 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/9/11 | Bill Keller
    The latest Fox poll offered Republican voters a menu of 11 candidates and found...not only were voters scattered across the conservative landscape, but 1/4 of the Tea Party adherents sampled were still “not impressed” with anyone. It’s hard to impress a movement that only knows what it is against. Now, barring some wild twist of fate, there are two men standing: Mitt Romney, the methodical, thrill-free, ideologically elastic technocrat from Massachusetts, who has made himself the default nominee; and the last hope of the hard core, the Not Mitt: Rick Perry. snip ...whatever you think of his deviations from Tea...
  • The New York Times Wees Itself in Public

    10/03/2011 7:36:55 PM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Mind Hacks ^ | October 2, 2011 | Vaughnbell
    The New York Times have just pissed its neuroscientific pants in public and is now running round the streets announcing the fact in an op-ed that could as easily been titled 'Smell my wee!' The piece is written by Martin Lindström, famous for writing the 'neuromarketing' best-seller Buyology, but infamous for not making any of his data or studies public. In fact, despite constantly mentioning the astounding conclusions from numerous brain imaging studies he was run, not one has appeared in the scientific literature. But even without knowing about the reliability data or the quality of the analysis, it's easy...
  • Marines Hit the Ground Running in Seeking Recruits at Gay Center

    09/21/2011 1:14:06 AM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 83 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 20, 2011 | ELISABETH BUMILLER
    TULSA, Okla. — Master Sgt. Anthony Henry, a top Marine recruiting trainer for the southwestern United States, pulled up to Tulsa’s biggest gay community center on Tuesday morning and left his Chevy where he could make a fast getaway. “I have an exit strategy,” he said. “I know where my choke points are, I’ve strategically parked my car right on the curbside, I have an out.” But as it happened, one of the strangest days in the history of the United States Marine Corps unfolded without the protests and insults that Sergeant Henry had feared. Sergeant Henry, who had been...
  • “When you’ve lost the New York Times …”

    09/12/2011 2:27:33 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 5 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | September 12, 2011 | Corky Boyd
    Sunday’s NY Times opens a subject being whispered in the halls of Democratic power. Will a second run by a severely weakened President Obama destroy the party as it did for the 12 years following Jimmy Carter’s loss to Ronald Reagan? Is the war of 2008 now lost? Blame is put on his lack of resolve for liberal ideas, namely killing the EPA’s new ozone dictates, his lack of aggressiveness and of course the economy. In English spoken west of the Hudson, it’s called panic. "Democrats are expressing growing alarm about President Obama’s re-election prospects and, in interviews, are openly...
  • Ivory Tower Hate

    09/12/2011 3:11:07 PM PDT · by Shout Bits · 11 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 09/12/2011 | Shout Bits
    Princeton Professor Paul Krugman's ugly New York Times blog on the post 9/11 environment stopped short of accusing Pres. Bush of masterminding the attacks, but it did accuse Bush and his associates of cashing in on the tragedy, of being "fake heroes." If nothing else, the timing was hateful – the very week when the former President was called on to emerge from relative obscurity to lend gravity to the memorial ceremonies. Krugman's hate cannot hold a candle to retired MIT professor, and radical anti-American, Noam Chomsky's article in Al Jazeera. Chomsky goes a step further to condemn the US...
  • Greg Gutfeld: 'Go to hell Paul Krugman, you bitter bearded buffoon' (Video)

    09/12/2011 3:27:48 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 12, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman upset a lot of people with his Sunday blog post in which he claimed “the memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned” by the likes of George W. Bush and Rudy Giuliani. Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld expressed his outrage by canceling his subscription to the publication. “The Five” co-host and “Red Eye” host Greg Gutfeld condemned Krugman’s article on Monday’s broadcast of “The Five.” “So, on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman delivered the odious piece of drivel on the attack,” Gutfeld said. “The headline is ‘Years of...
  • Rise of the Fallen? (Mr. Obama "was on fire" last Thursday night, says Mr. Blow)

    09/11/2011 7:18:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 9, 2011 | Charles Blow
    The man was on fire! President Obama was champing at the bit during Thursday night’s speech to a joint session of Congress. He’d had it with those do-nothings. He was going to show everyone that he could be tough — and he did. So why does it feel as if we’ve been here before? Why does it feel as if we’ve heard him “give it to them” before only to have him lighten up and give in later? Because we have, that’s why. Yes, Thursday’s speech was an encouraging shift in tone with a meaty jobs plan of the president’s...
  • NY Times blames Israel for attack on Cairo Embassy

    09/11/2011 3:10:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/11/11 | Leo Rennert
    In its September 11 edition, the New York Times runs a front-page article by Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner, which, instead of blaming fanatical Egyptian rioters, assigns the biggest share of blame to Israel for the violent attack on its Cairo Embassy and the forced departure of its diplomatic staff ("Beyond Cairo, Israel Sensing A Wider Siege -- Embassy Assault a Sign of a Mideast in Flux") In full gloom-and-doom mode, Bronner paints a dark picture of an "increasingly isolated" Israel with "limited and poor options" amid rising anti-Israel sentiment in neighboring countries. Pouring more salt on the wound, Bronner...
  • Some of Sarah Palin's Ideas Cross the Political Divide

    09/10/2011 5:46:56 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 40 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sept. 9, 2011 | Anand Giridharadas
    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — Let us begin by confessing that, if Sarah Palin surfaced to say something intelligent and wise and fresh about the present American condition, many of us would fail to hear it. That is not how we’re primed to see Ms. Palin. A pugnacious Tea Partyer? Sure. A woman of the people? Yup. A Mama Grizzly? You betcha. But something curious happened when Ms. Palin strode onto the stage last weekend at a Tea Party event in Indianola, Iowa. Along with her familiar and predictable swipes at President Barack Obama and the “far left,” she delivered a devastating...
  • Outrageous: NY Times Op-Ed Defends Sharia Law … in America

    09/06/2011 4:15:42 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 9/6/2011 | Bruce Bawer
    Behold the bemusing readiness to betray the very best of the West in order to placate the very worst in Islam. In recent years the New York Times has published more than its share of slippery apologias for Islam, but the op-ed it ran on September 2 in defense of sharia law was not only slippery but curiously feeble as well. Eliyahu Stern, an assistant professor of religious studies and history at Yale, harshly criticized the attempts currently underway in over a dozen U.S. states to pass legislation prohibiting the introduction in those jurisdictions of sharia courts. “Some of these...
  • New York Times: America Should Embrace Sharia Law

    09/05/2011 9:56:23 AM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 64 replies
    godfatherpolitics.com ^ | godfatherpolitics.com
    What?! Below is an excerpt from the New York Times. No wonder they are losing readers. With thinking like this, we might as well hand the United States of America over to the Middle East. Letting Muslims and people of other cults practice voluntary ecclesiastical law within their communities is one thing. Muslims wants Shariah law to be the law of the land. State governments are getting smart and shoring up their laws to prevent the courts from forcing Sharia law on American citizens. The New York Times should implement Sharia law upon its employees before letting them write articles...
  • Libya's Dark Lesson for NATO [ that's racist! ]

    09/04/2011 7:46:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | Saturday, September 3, 2011 | Steven Erlanger
    The war in Libya may be one of those quietly telling moments in the history of more important nations. For the first time, the United States has taken a secondary role... in a war prosecuted by the NATO alliance and driven by Britain and France, the two strongest military powers in Europe... More than six budget-busting months against one of the weakest militaries in the world, with shortages of planes, weapons and ammunition that were patched over by the pretense that NATO was acting simply to "protect civilians," when it was clear to everyone that the alliance was intervening on...
  • Tea Party Less Popular than Atheists and Muslims (Harvard and Notre Dame Professors No Less)

    08/18/2011 6:31:23 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 08/17/2011 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    In an op-ed article in the New York Times, Robert D. Putnam, a professor of public policy at Harvard, and David E. Campbell, a political scientist at Notre Dame, say they have collected data indicating that the tea party is "less popular than much maligned groups like 'atheists' and 'Muslims.'" But Campbell says the tea party was really an afterthought in their research. "We didn't go into this study to look at the tea party," Campbell said in an interview with The Ticket. The professors were following up on research they conducted in 2006 and 2007 for their book "American...
  • Crashing the Tea Party (New York Slimes At Its BARF-iest)

    08/17/2011 12:53:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 16, 2011 | DAVID E. CAMPBELL and ROBERT D. PUTNAM
    GIVEN how much sway the Tea Party has among Republicans in Congress and those seeking the Republican presidential nomination, one might think the Tea Party is redefining mainstream American politics. But in fact the Tea Party is increasingly swimming against the tide of public opinion: among most Americans, even before the furor over the debt limit, its brand was becoming toxic. To embrace the Tea Party carries great political risk for Republicans, but perhaps not for the reason you might think. Polls show that disapproval of the Tea Party is climbing. In April 2010, a New York Times/CBS News survey...
  • Poll Shows Negative View of Tea Party on the Rise (More from The Slime Masters at the NY Times)

    08/05/2011 11:25:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 5, 2011 | KATE ZERNIKE
    Little more than a year ago, most Americans did not know enough about the Tea Party to have an opinion. Now, more people have opinions, and they are hardly positive. The percentage of people with an unfavorable view of the Tea Party in a New York Times/CBS News Poll this week was higher than it has been since the first time the question was asked, in April 2010. Forty percent of those polled this week characterized their view as “not favorable,” compared with 18 percent in the first poll. In the first poll, a plurality, 46 percent, said they had...
  • Disapproval Rate for Congress at Record 82% After Debt Talks (Teaparty 40% Unfavorably) NYT Slime

    08/05/2011 11:10:51 AM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 4 ,2011 | By MICHAEL COOPER and MEGAN THEE-BRENAN
    Disapproval Rate for Congress at Record 82% After Debt Talks (Teaparty 40% Unfavorably) NYT Slimefest The debate over raising the debt ceiling, which brought the nation to the brink of default, has sent disapproval of Congress to its highest level on record and left most Americans saying that creating jobs should now take priority over cutting spending, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll. A record 82 percent of Americans now disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job — the most since The Times first began asking the question in 1977, and even more than after...
  • Kristof Claims Republicans Are 'Biggest Threat To America's National Security'

    07/24/2011 4:27:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Latest dispatch from the Department of Dissent Is No Longer Patriotic: because they won't raise taxes, Republicans are more dangerous to US national security than al Qaeda. That is the view of Nicholas Kristof in his column, "Republicans, Zealots and Our Security", in today's New York Times. View excerpts here.
  • Meet the NYT's Executive Editor: "Leftist, Elitist, Communist, Socialist" Bill Keller

    07/06/2011 7:09:51 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 6, 2011 | Clay Waters
    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 pinata, 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 Palin presidency. The Times printed a full page of letters, a dozen in all, from insulting Keller critics and Palin sympathizers. A few were incisive: You write that only...
  • It Gets Even Worse

    07/03/2011 7:55:43 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 100 replies
    New York Times ^ | July,3 2011 | Editorial/New York Times
    If you thought the do-it-yourself anti-immigrant schemes couldn’t get any more repellent, you were wrong. New laws in Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina are following — and in some ways outdoing — Arizona’s attempt to engineer the mass expulsion of the undocumented, no matter the damage to the Constitution, public safety, local economies and immigrant families. The laws vary in their details but share a common strategy: to make it impossible for people without papers to live without fear. They give new powers to local police untrained in immigration law. They force businesses to purge workforces and schools to check...
  • The Right’s Blogger Provocateur: (NYT Blasphemes Andrew Breitbart, the Right. Slimefest Alert)

    06/29/2011 3:28:47 AM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 29, 2011 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Andrew Breitbart wasn’t supposed to be sitting here in a television studio makeup chair. But when he heard that Anthony Weiner was about to announce his resignation, he dropped everything. Mr. Breitbart, the conservative author and blogger who first published Mr. Weiner’s suggestive self-portraits, had ditched his book-signing in central Illinois and hopped on a flight earlier than planned to the Twin Cities, where he was booked as a marquee attraction at RightOnline, a conservative bloggers conference. “To put myself in Decatur, Ill., without a satellite connection would have put me in a bad situation,” he explained as a woman...
  • Marriage Is a Mixed Blessing (NYT SLIME-BARF ALERT)

    06/24/2011 12:43:51 PM PDT · by lbryce · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 24, 2011 | KATHERINE M. FRANKE
    WILL the New York State Legislature ultimately put itself on the right side of history by allowing same-sex couples to marry? Many of us in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, amazed at how quickly public opinion has evolved on this issue, are eager for this historic civil rights victory. My hope comes with some worry, however. While many in our community have worked hard to secure the right of same-sex couples to marry, others of us have been working equally hard to develop alternatives to marriage. For us, domestic partnerships and civil unions aren’t a consolation prize made...
  • With WaPo Approval, Illegal Alien Reporter Used Fake ID to Report From White House

    06/22/2011 11:04:51 AM PDT · by kristinn · 106 replies
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | Kristinn
    Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitizer prize winning reporter who has worked for the Washington Post and Huffington Post, has revealed that he is an illegal alien in a coordinated media push with the New York Times and ABC News seeking amnesty for illegal aliens like him.Vargas also revealed that he breached White House security by using a fake ID, including when he covered a state dinner. And that a superior at the Washington Post knew and approved of his actions.Vargas made the revelations in an article he authored published in the upcoming New York Times Sunday Magazine.Vargas writes that at...
  • New York Times Uses Geraldine Ferraro Death to Bash Pro-Lifers

    03/27/2011 6:28:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Life News ^ | March 27, 2011 | Andrew Bair
    On Saturday, trail-blazing American political icon Geraldine Ferraro passed away at age 75 after a battle with a blood cancer called multiple myeloma. Ferraro made history when she became the first woman to be nominated to a major party presidential ticket in 1984. Accompanying Walter Mondale on the Democratic ticket in 1984, Ferraro charted new territory for women in American politics. Unfortunately, Geraldine Ferraro held a pro-abortion position. Despite describing herself as “personally pro-life” due to her Catholic faith, Ferraro did not support legal protection for unborn children. The Mondale-Ferraro ticket ultimately lost in landslide to the pro-life Republican ticket...
  • Four New York Times Journalists Are Missing In Libya

    03/16/2011 11:02:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 79 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/16/11 | Mark Joyella |
    The New York Times has announced that four of its journalists are missing in Libya, where they were working, covering the conflict that has roiled the country. According to a post on the paper’s Media Decoder blog, editors in New York lost contact with the journalists on Tuesday, and have since received “second hand reports” that the reporting team “in the port city of Ajdabiya had been swept up by Libyan government forces.”
  • Four New York Times Journalists Missing in Libya

    03/16/2011 11:01:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 16, 2011 | AP
    NEW YORK -- The New York Times says four of its journalists reporting on the Libya conflict are missing and were last heard from Tuesday.
  • NY Times Blows Story on Drilling “Dangers”. Another fact check fails.

    02/28/2011 9:51:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/28/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    There seems to be little question remaining over whether or not there is a rather blatant agenda in some segments of the media when it comes to natural gas drilling in this country. For the latest example, one need look no further than Ian Urbina’s latest piece in the New York Times with the excitable title, Regulation Lax as Gas Wells’ Tainted Water Hits Rivers.Never one to soft sell a good meme, the Times skips right past any of the normal environmental hazards associated with energy exploration and goes right for… radiation! With hydrofracking, a well can produce over a...
  • Times’ Slanted Wisconsin Coverage Contrasts With Their Treatment of Tea Party

    02/20/2011 9:18:35 PM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Commentary ^ | February 20, 2011 | Johathan S. Tobin
    In 2009 and 2010 the New York Times covered protests against the Obama administration’s stimulus spending bill and health care plan as the barely legal revolt of an unwashed and uncivil band of reactionaries determined not only to halt what the paper considered progress but also to thwart democracy. But anyone looking at the Times’ front page article on Saturday describing protests against the effort by Wisconsin’s newly elected governor and legislature to balance the state’s books got a very different view of a protest movement. According to the Times, the activities of the Wisconsin public sector unions — whose...
  • Egypt Captivates World’s Attention — Except at CPAC (New York Slimes at Its BARFIEST, SLIMIEST

    02/11/2011 2:39:57 PM PST · by lbryce · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEbruary 11, 2011 | Michael D. Shear
    Three weeks of historic protests in Egypt upended President Hosni Mubarak’s regime on Friday with the world looking. But here at the Conservative Political Action Conference, hardly anyone took any notice. For the past 36 hours, television news broadcasts have been glued to the central square in Cairo as Mr. Mubarak appeared to be clinging to power before finally stepping down as president on Friday. Meanwhile, the Republican Party’s leading presidential hopefuls for 2012 gave major speeches to the faithful that gave no hint — with one exception — of the turmoil playing out in the Middle East. Mitt Romney,...
  • The New York Times Pay Wall: A Goodwill Membership? (There's No Good Will To Will)

    01/16/2011 3:40:15 PM PST · by lbryce · 21 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | December 19, 2011 | Staff
    The New York Times pay wall will go up in early 2011, possibly as early as January. Last week, Slate.com asked readers how much they thought the Times would charge per month, with choices between $5 and $25. Most of the roughly 8,000 people who responded guessed that the cost would be $10 per month or under, with an average of $8.20. The Times presumably has more finely tuned research. The paper has already established that it's going to construct a metered pay-wall system. A certain number of stories will be accessible free in a given time period, and after...
  • New York Times - A Note to Readers: The Decision to Publish Diplomatic Documents

    11/28/2010 3:27:49 PM PST · by markomalley · 164 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 11/28/2010
    The articles published today and in coming days are based on thousands of United States embassy cables, the daily reports from the field intended for the eyes of senior policy makers in Washington. The New York Times and a number of publications in Europe were given access to the material several weeks ago and agreed to begin publication of articles based on the cables Sunday online. The Times believes that the documents serve an important public interest, illuminating the goals, successes, compromises and frustrations of American diplomacy in a way that other accounts cannot match.