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  • Should taxes take bigger bite of Apple?

    05/06/2012 12:57:18 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 21 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 5-6-2012 | Mark Landsbaum
    Unlike the government (and unlike the New York Times), we come to celebrate Apple, not to bury it. The Times' recent headline about the Cupertino-based computer company was, "How Apple Sidesteps Billions in Taxes." A couple of obvious conclusions may be drawn. Either, this is shameful. Or, this is admirable. You can read the Times story and draw your own conclusion about that paper's conclusion. You can find it here. However, there are a few tell-tale signs that tip the Times' hand. Here's one: . . .
  • Debunking the latest from the New York Times on “smaller” government spending

    05/07/2012 11:57:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/07/2012 | MORGEN RICHMOND
    The government is getting smaller under President Obama, proclaimed an astonishing headline in the New York Times last Friday. Really? For the first time in 40 years, the government sector of the American economy has shrunk during the first three years of a presidential administration.Spending by the federal government, adjusted for inflation, has risen at a slow rate under President Obama. But that increase has been more than offset by a fall in spending by state and local governments, which have been squeezed by weak tax receipts.In the first quarter of this year, the real gross domestic product for the...
  • Obama Trumpets Killing of Bin Laden, and Critics Pounce (NY Times is mad at The Kenyan)

    04/27/2012 8:38:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/27/12 | PETER BAKER and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Presidents running for re-election typically boast of programs they created, people they helped or laws they signed. They talk about rising test scores or falling deficits or expanding job rolls. President Obama is increasingly taking the unusual route of bragging about how he killed a man.
  • The Old Gray Lady Moves to Top of Media Dinosaur Death Watch List!

    04/25/2012 10:25:14 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 1 replies
    PJTV ^ | 4/25/2012 | Various
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  • NY Times Pledges ‘Unbiased Political Reporting’ (LIARS! They'll still lick Obama's shoes)

    04/25/2012 3:46:46 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 34 replies
    big hollywood ^ | 4/23/2012 | by Ben Shapiro
    In an unprecedented move, New York Times public editor Arthur Brisbane took to the pages of his newspaper on Sunday to pledge to the reading public that they would do a better job vetting the president. Yes, you read that right: the New York Times is now channeling Andrew Breitbart. Here’s what he wrote: The Times needs to offer an aggressive look at the president’s record, policy promises and campaign operation to answer the question: Who is the real Barack Obama? Brisbane admits that critics “view The Times as constitutionally unable to address the election in an unbiased fashion.” He...
  • Radicals Smash Windows at NYC Business in Chilling Display of Violent ‘Black Bloc’ Tactics

    04/15/2012 4:59:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/15/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Radicals Smash Windows at NYC Business in Chilling Display of Violent ‘Black Bloc’ TacticsBy Madeleine Morgenstern | The Blaze – 2 hrs 24 mins ago Two people were arrested in New York City Saturday night after Occupy Wall Street-linked protesters vandalized storefronts in what was described as “black bloc” tactics, the New York Times reported. A black bloc is a protest tactic where protesters wear black clothing and mask their faces to make it harder for police to pick out individuals. **SNIP** The East Village blog EV Grieve reported people around the park said protesters smashed windows at Starbucks and...
  • 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...
  • Paul Krugman Drills Dry Hole On Oil, Gas Fracking

    03/20/2012 3:55:18 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Marcxh 20. 2012 | IBD editorials
    Energy: 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. New York Times columnist and Keynesian economist Paul Krugman asks in a recent column why gas prices are rising if we are in the middle of a domestic oil boom. Doesn't the "drill, baby, drill" crowd claim, he argues, that prices will drop "if only we would stop protecting the environment and let energy companies do whatever they want"? Without our domestic oil boom,...
  • NY Times still advertising during 'Rush Limbaugh Show'

    03/15/2012 5:49:48 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 15, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    While Media Matters for America has been eager to argue that conservative talker Rush Limbaugh’s radio show has suffered in the wake of controversial remarks he made recently on his show, the liberal attack group is not telling the whole story when it claims the program’s flagship station, WABC 770 AM in New York City, has had to broadcast dead air during commercial breaks because of the flap. Last week the Media Matters website pointed out the dead air on the station’s online “listen live” feed. But the group ignored what was aired over the broadcast airwaves, which often dramatically...
  • 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...
  • Fact-Checking the New York Times (The paper misleads on racial preferences)

    02/23/2012 6:48:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/23/2012 | Roger Clegg
    The Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday to grant review in Fisher v. University of Texas, a case challenging that school’s use of racial and ethnic preferences in undergraduate admissions, got front-page, next-day treatment in the New York Times. Unfortunately, the article is misleading in some important ways. No surprise: The mainstream media’s efforts to pressure the justices are under way. The article begins with a suggestion (repeated later on) that the Court is somehow reneging on a promise that it would allow racial preferences to remain in place for 25 years. Here it is, less than nine years into that deal,...
  • New exposé reveals Media Matters' inner workings

    02/16/2012 2:50:18 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    FOX News ^ | 2/13/2012
    Tucker Carlson discusses his website The Daily Caller's shocking new exposé on the liberal media watchdog group, Media Matters for America
  • NYT: It’s the entitlements, stupid

    02/13/2012 7:18:56 PM PST · by Mustang Driver · 17 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | February 13, 2012 | Don Surber
    The trouble with situational ethics is that it leaves you with no morals and without morals it is difficult to be morally superior to anyone. This reduces liberals to whining about hypocrisy all the time by holding the other guy to his high standards and being smug about it. The irony is that in order to apply those higher standards liberals must admit that those higher standards are meaningful. If indeed adultery were nothing, they would not mention a 40-year-old affair by Henry Hyde. But cries of hypocrisy are all that is left to them. They sound a lot like...
  • ‘We the People’ Loses Appeal With People Around the World

    02/07/2012 7:22:01 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2/06/2012 | ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON — The Constitution has seen better days. Sure, it is the nation’s founding document and sacred text. And it is the oldest written national constitution still in force anywhere in the world. But its influence is waning. In 1987, on the Constitution’s bicentennial, Time magazine calculated that “of the 170 countries that exist today, more than 160 have written charters modeled directly or indirectly on the U.S. version.” A quarter-century later, the picture looks very different. “The U.S. Constitution appears to be losing its appeal as a model for constitutional drafters elsewhere,” according to a new study by David...
  • New York Times loses $40million in 2011 (Schadenfreude Friday !)

    02/03/2012 7:50:37 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 16 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | February 2,2012 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    The New York Times Company suffered a net loss of almost $40million in 2011, with its fourth quarter profits falling by 12.2 per cent compared to the same period in 2010. The company is grappling with sinking advertising revenue and a recent change in the top management after losing CEO Janet Robinson, who received a multimillion dollar severance package. They said it continued to add subscribers for its digital products in the fourth quarter.
  • 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,...
  • Titanic mystery over violin 'from band leader who played on'

    01/31/2012 9:16:40 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 113 replies · 2+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 1-31-12
    An auctioneer has hired experts to try to verify claims by the owner of the century old instrument that it belonged to Wallace Hartley, the leader of the vessel’s eight-man musical ensemble. If proved, it could become the most valuable Titanic artefact ever to be considered for auction. But the claim is being treated with caution as a result. Hartley and his fellow musicians earned legendary status for their decision to play on as the ship sank on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912. They are said to have played the hymn “Nearer My God to Thee” after the...
  • John Kiriakou, ex-spy and media darling

    01/29/2012 11:16:58 AM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies
    SFGate: Token Conservative ^ | 1/29/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    In his Loyal Opposition blog, New York Times ed page editor Andrew Rosenthal goes after the Justice Department’s decision to prosecute former CIA officer, former Democratic Senate staffer and Huffington Post blogger John Kiriakou for leaking classified information — including the names of CIA operatives — to journalists. Rosenthal writes, That may seem simple: CIA officer, classified information disclosed, prison. But take a closer look. He’s been charged with revealing that two men accused of organizing the Sept. 11 attacks, Abu Zubaydah and Khalid Sheikh Mohamed, were tortured. So the man who blew the whistle on torture may go to...
  • The New York Times Collaborates With Hamas Front Group

    01/28/2012 9:50:06 AM PST · by ElIguana · 3 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 01/28/2012 | America's Conservative News
    In a front-page story on Tuesday discussing the documentary film, "The Third Jihad," and its use by the NYPD in training, The New York Times once again collaborates with radical Islamists to help shape the news. The article revealed the newspaper's bias, from the vaguely threatening headline – "In Police Training, a Dark Film on U.S. Muslims" - and by relying on those who are not simply opposed to the film, but have previously demonstrated their support of radical Islamists by both word and by association with similarly aligned groups.
  • Ex-Kerry aide charged with outing Gitmo CIA operatives

    01/25/2012 5:35:03 PM PST · by Boston Blackie · 17 replies · 1+ views
    BostonHerald.com ^ | January 25, 2012 | O’Ryan Johnson and Dave Wedge
    A former staffer for Bay State Sen. John F. Kerry has been charged with leaking the names of CIA operatives, including one who was involved in the interrogation of terror suspects held at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, according to the U.S. Department of Justice and Kerry’s office.
  • Should The Times Be a Truth Vigilante?(Slimes-Barfing Was Never This Scary, Amusing, Surreal)

    01/12/2012 6:44:00 PM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 12, 2012 | Arthur S. Brisbane
    I’m looking for reader input on whether and when New York Times news reporters should challenge “facts” that are asserted by newsmakers they write about. One example mentioned recently by a reader: As cited in an Adam Liptak article on the Supreme Court, a court spokeswoman said Clarence Thomas had “misunderstood” a financial disclosure form when he failed to report his wife’s earnings from the Heritage Foundation. The reader thought it not likely that Mr. Thomas “misunderstood,” and instead that he simply chose not to report the information. Another example: on the campaign trail, Mitt Romney often says President Obama...
  • Andy’s Absurdity

    01/12/2012 11:07:09 AM PST · by guyshomenet
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 01/12/2012 | Guy Smith
    Andrew Rosenthal has dragged the New York Times’ reputation to a new low. I didn’t think it was possible. Andy pens an inappropriately titled column called The Loyal Opposition. Anyone familiar with the now irrelevant Forth Estate sees the irony of naming a newspaper column The Loyal Opposition, and the side-splitting frivolity for it being under the NYT banner. Most media produces propaganda and the Times has positively made an art of misinformation masking as news. That they pay Andy to mint propaganda is not surprising, though the notion that the Times is loyal or opposes authority makes Three Stooges...
  • Ron Paul and the New York Times' Double Standards

    01/12/2012 5:09:30 AM PST · by Kim Dylan · 5 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 1/13/12 | Seth A. Forman
    Now that Ron Paul has achieved electoral respectability in the Republican primaries, the media is in high dudgeon over his extremism. Paul, according to the procurators of good taste at the New York Times, "long ago disqualified himself for the presidency" by, among other things, "peddling claptrap proposals" such as "cutting a third of the federal budget."
  • White House threw secret 'Alice in Wonderland' bash during recession{Press covered up since 2009}

    01/09/2012 4:02:10 AM PST · by drpix · 30 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 01/08/12 | MICHAEL GARTLAND and CYNTHIA R. FAGEN
    A White House “Alice in Wonderland” costume ball — put on by Johnny Depp and Hollywood director Tim Burton — proved to be a Mad-as-a-Hatter idea that was never made public for fear of a political backlash during hard economic times, according to a new tell-all. ...It was so over the top that “Star Wars” creator George Lucas sent the original Chewbacca to mingle with invited guests. ...the State Dining Room had also been transformed into a secretive White House Wonderland. ...“Fruit punch was served in blood vials at the bar. Burton’s own Mad Hatter, the actor Johnny Depp, presided...
  • Alice in Wonderland Halloween party was no secret, W.H. says

    01/08/2012 5:07:10 PM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 1/8/12 | BYRON TAU
    A White House official told POLITICO Sunday that a Halloween party thrown for military families in 2009 was no secret and that there was no conspiracy to cover-up the role of two well-known Hollywood figures. In her new book "The Obamas," Jodi Kantor reports that the White House communications staff was concerned about the optics of the Obamas hosting a star-studded 'Alice in Wonderland'-themed Halloween party in a time of economic misery. As a result, Kantor reports, they did not highlight the role that director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp played at the event. Burton helped decorate the White...
  • White House Threw Secret 'Alice in Wonderland' Bash During Recession

    01/08/2012 12:47:37 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 40 replies
    NYPost ^ | 1-8-12 | MICHAEL GARTLAND and CYNTHIA R. FAGEN
    It was the tea party the Obamas just couldn’t resist. A White House “Alice in Wonderland” costume ball — put on by Johnny Depp and Hollywood director Tim Burton — proved to be a Mad-as-a-Hatter idea that was never made public for fear of a political backlash during hard economic times, according to a new tell-all. “The Obamas,” by New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor, tells of the first Halloween party the first couple feted at the White House in 2009. It was so over the top that “Star Wars” creator George Lucas sent the original Chewbacca to mingle with...
  • White House threw secret 'Alice in Wonderland' bash during recession

    01/08/2012 4:51:47 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 113 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1-7-12 | MICHAEL GARTLAND and CYNTHIA R. FAGEN
    It was the tea party the Obamas just couldn’t resist. A White House “Alice in Wonderland” costume ball — put on by Johnny Depp and Hollywood director Tim Burton — proved to be a Mad-as-a-Hatter idea that was never made public for fear of a political backlash during hard economic times, according to a new tell-all. “The Obamas,” by New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor, tells of the first Halloween party the first couple feted at the White House in 2009. It was so over the top that “Star Wars” creator George Lucas sent the original Chewbacca to mingle with...
  • 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...
  • New book: Michelle Obama clashed with W.H. advisers

    01/06/2012 8:28:02 PM PST · by mcenedo · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/16/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    So, Jennifer Epstein wites a breathless puff piece about a breathless puff piece written by Jodi Kanter about the magnificent Michelle and the God like Obamas. New York Times "reporter" gets 7 figure advance to write this drivel, after one interview with the Obamas, to come out just in time for the election season.
  • Michelle Obama and the Evolution of a First Lady

    01/06/2012 9:32:26 PM PST · by STARWISE · 81 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1-6-12 | Jodi Kantor
    *snip* “She feels as if our rudder isn’t set right,” Mr. Obama confided, according to aides. Rahm Emanuel, then chief of staff, repeated the first lady’s criticisms to colleagues with indignation, according to three of them. Mr. Emanuel, in a brief interview, denied that he had grown frustrated with Mrs. Obama, but other advisers described a grim situation: a president whose agenda had hit the rocks, a first lady who disapproved of the turn the White House had taken, and a chief of staff who chafed against her influence.
  • Michelle Obama and the Evolution of a First Lady

    01/07/2012 7:53:16 AM PST · by LRoggy · 63 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/7/12 | Jodi Kantor
    Michelle Obama was privately fuming, not only at the president’s team, but also at her husband. In the days after the Democrats lost Edward Kennedy’s Senate seat in January 2010, Barack Obama was even-keeled as usual in meetings, refusing to dwell on the failure or lash out at his staff. The first lady, however, could not fathom how the White House had allowed the crucial seat, needed to help pass the president’s health care legislation and the rest of his agenda, to slip away, several current and former aides said.
  • NYU student refuses to interview deranged occupiers (the local left is flipping out on her)

    01/07/2012 7:19:51 AM PST · by E Rocc · 17 replies
    Gawker ^ | January 7, 2012
    The Crazy Department-Wide Emails That Everyone at NYU Is Talking About At around 3:17 on Wednesday morning, every student in NYU's Department of Social and Cultural Analysis received a bizarre "open letter" to NYU President John Sexton, from a student who claimed she'd been "forced" to do an ethnographic assignment on Occupy Wall Street. It was 2,800 words long, oddly typeset, and quickly followed up by another five equally eccentric emails. Someone sent us the full set of emails, which everyone at NYU—and elsewhere—was talking about. Want to read them?
  • Book depicts tensions between first lady, aides

    01/07/2012 7:54:03 AM PST · by Comrade Brother Abu Bubba · 88 replies · 3+ views
    AP ^ | January 7, 2012 | By JIM KUHNHENN
    New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, in a book to be published Tuesday, portrays a White House where tensions developed between Mrs. Obama and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and former press secretary and presidential adviser Robert Gibbs. Among the book's most provocative anecdotes, Kantor recounts a scene in which Gibbs, frustrated after tamping down a potential public relations crisis involving the first lady, exploded when presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett told him the first lady had concerns about the White House response to the flap. The initial commotion had been over an alleged remark by Michelle Obama...
  • Michelle Obama 'raged against Rahm Emmanuel and White House advisors'

    01/07/2012 12:19:24 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1-7-12 | Raf Sanchez
    The First Lady reportedly believed that Mr Emmanuel's willingness to cut backroom deals during the battle over health care reform was tainting Barack Obama's image as a new kind of American leader. The Obamas paints a picture of a presidential inner circle divided between Mrs Obama's idealistic belief in what the administration could achieve and the grittier pragmatism of Mr Emmanuel. The book, written by New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, claims that the chief of staff refused to allow the president's wife into high-level morning meetings, leading a brooding Mrs Obama to berate other senior advisers by email. She...
  • Let Noncitizens Contribute to U.S. Elections (NYT Knows No Limits)

    01/04/2012 4:48:03 AM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    nytimes ^ | January 3, 2012 | Paul Sherman
    ON Friday the United States Supreme Court will meet to decide whether to hear Bluman v. F.E.C., a First Amendment challenge to a federal law that prohibits noncitizens living in the United States (but who don’t have green cards) from making contributions to American political candidates or from spending money on independent speech to influence elections. The lead plaintiff, Benjamin Bluman, is a Canadian lawyer who lawfully lives in New York City. He is legally prohibited from paying for leaflets he planned to distribute urging the re-election of President Obama. The case raises fundamental questions about the scope of the...
  • 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,...
  • Why Thomas Friedman Abetted Anti-Semitism [why liberals get a pass]

    12/25/2011 7:02:33 AM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12/20/20 | Dennis Prager
    After a lifetime of studying the left, I have concluded that leftism is a form of moral poison. It causes otherwise decent and kind people who take it into their systems to say and/or do cruel and sometimes evil things. While not specifically about the left, a major new scholarly book, "Pathological Altruism" (Oxford University Press​), explores this phenomenon of people wanting to do good things yet ending up doing bad. It applies to The New York Times​ foreign affairs columnist Thomas L. Friedman, who has a deep altruistic urge to bring peace to the Middle East. But because he...
  • Occupy the New York Times

    12/22/2011 8:19:12 PM PST · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 22, 2011 | Karl
    I do not begrudge Robinson her golden parachute, as she helped turn arund the paper’s fortunes, quickly repaying the $250 million bailout they took from Mexican monopolist billionaire Carlos Slim, and selling off noncore assets (Granted, the paper’s failure would not have bothered me much, either). But given that the paper finds it scandalous that Mitt Romney continues to profit from Bain Capital because the firm (gasp) turns some companies around by right-sizing them, some derisive laughter at the NYT’s expense is in order.
  • (Janet) Robinson exit to cost New York Times over $15 million

    12/21/2011 5:44:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/21/11 | Peter Lauria - Reuters
    Janet Robinson, who will step down as chief executive of the New York Times Co on December 31, will receive an exit package in excess of $15 million, according to people familiar with the situation. In addition to a $4.5 million consulting fee, the Times Co will pay Robinson $10.9 million in pension benefits that she accrued over 28 years of service, they said. According to a regulatory filing, Times Co's policy previously stipulated that Robinson, 61, would not be eligible for full pension benefits until she was 63 and had been with the company for 30 years. But people...
  • Netanyahu to ‘New York Times’: Take a hike

    12/16/2011 3:55:58 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 42 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/16/2011 | HERB KEINON
    Prime minister "respectfully declines" to pen an op-ed piece for 'NYT' citing newspapers negative spin on Netanyahu government. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is refusing to pen an op-ed piece for The New York Times, signaling the degree to which he is fed up with the influential newspaper’s editorial policy on Israel. In a letter to the Times obtained by The Jerusalem Post on Thursday, Netanyahu’s senior adviser Ron Dermer – in response to the paper’s request that Netanyahu write an op-ed – wrote that the prime minister would “respectfully decline.” Dermer made clear that this had much to do with...
  • Ron Paul Rising [Good points on Gingrich]

    12/15/2011 7:47:03 AM PST · by Liberty1970 · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/15/2011 | ROSS DOUTHAT
    The race for the Republican nomination may be coming down to Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, but in the contest for the Iowa caucuses, their high-profile battle might still turn out to be a sideshow. The national party has spent the last two weeks resigning itself to a choice between the former speaker and the former Massachusetts governor. But Iowa Republicans may end up choosing between Gingrich and Representative Ron Paul. In every post-Thanksgiving poll but one, Paul has been neck and neck for second place in Iowa. In most of them, he has lagged well behind the soaring speaker,...
  • 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...
  • Anchor Baby: A Term Redefined as a Slur

    12/09/2011 9:13:40 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 8, 2011 | By JULIA PRESTON
    What does the term “anchor baby” mean? If you were to look it up in the American Heritage Dictionary, you would find a new definition since last week. The term was among some 10,000 new words and phrases in the fifth edition of the dictionary, published in November. It was defined as: “A child born to a noncitizen mother in a country that grants automatic citizenship to children born on its soil, especially such a child born to parents seeking to secure eventual citizenship for themselves and often other members of their family.” But when Steve Kleinedler, the executive editor...
  • California Bullet Train Project Advances Amid Cries of Boondoggle (Bullet Train To Nowhere Alert)

    11/27/2011 3:15:47 PM PST · by goldstategop · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/27/2011 | Adam Nagourney
    he pro-train constituency has not been derailed by a state report this month that found the cost of the bullet train tripling to $98 billion for a project that would not be finished until 2033, by news that Republicans in Congress are close to eliminating federal high-speed rail financing this year, by opposition from California farmers and landowners upset about tracks tearing through their communities or by questions about how much the state or private businesses will be able to contribute. The project has been mocked by editorial boards across the country — “Somebody please stop this train,” The Washington...
  • 'Lone wolf U.S. citizen who wanted to change name to Osama Hussein' foiled in pipe bomb terror plot

    11/20/2011 4:37:54 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 175 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 20,2011 | Daily Mail reporter
    The New York Police Department has foiled an alleged terror plot targeting law enforcement and soldiers returning from the battlefield. The New York Times reported that 27-year-old Jose Pimentel was acting as a 'lone wolf' and was taken into custody Saturday. He allegedly was inspired by Al-Qaida, although his citizenship was not immediately known.
  • Wall Street Journal Remains No. 1 US Newspaper (USA Today ranks second, NY Times third)

    11/01/2011 12:01:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | 11/01/2011 | BARBARA ORTUTAY
    The Wall Street Journal remains the No. 1 newspaper in the U.S with average weekday circulation of 2.1 million, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. Gannett Co.'s USA Today ranks second with 1.8 million, and The New York Times is third with 1.2 million on average from Monday to Friday. The latest figures, covering the six months that ended Sept. 30, were released Tuesday. The Times' circulation grew after it started charging online fees or requiring a print subscription for full access to its website and mobile services. That began just before the start of the latest circulation reporting...
  • Have Glock, Will Travel (New York Times Columnist Up in Arms)

    10/30/2011 7:12:56 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/24/2011 | Frank Bruni
    New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and several other states don’t have reciprocity arrangements that allow someone like Todd to pay an armed courtesy call. That’s because New York officials can deny concealed-carry permits on a case-by-case basis, whereas many other states — South Dakota, for example — don’t put much stock in such scrutiny. H.R. 822, now in the House Judiciary Committee, makes a mockery of our diverse values and strategies for public safety. If it were enacted, off to New York the South Dakotan tourist could go, 9-millimeter Glock in tow. That’s not liberty. More like lunacy.
  • So Much For Small Government (New York Times Masthead Editorial)

    10/29/2011 8:16:20 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/26.2011 | New York Times Masthead Editorial
    This extreme legislation, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011, would obliterate state and local eligibility rules for concealed weapons and the state’s discretion to decide whether to honor another’s permits. At least 36 states now set a minimum age of 21 for carrying concealed guns, and 35 states require some sort of gun-safety training. Thirty-eight states prohibit people convicted of certain violent crimes like misdemeanor assault or sex crimes from carrying concealed weapons. The act would override those rules, requiring states with tight restrictions, like New York and California, to allow people with permits from states with lax laws...
  • 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.