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  • U.S. Economy Added 271,000 Jobs in October; Unemployment Rate Down to 5.0%

    11/06/2015 6:24:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/06/2015 | By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ
    The American economy added 271,000 jobs in October, a very strong showing that makes an interest-rate increase by the Federal Reserve much more likely when policy makers meet next month. The report on hiring and unemployment, released Friday by the Labor Department, was eagerly anticipated on Wall Street, where traders and economists have been sifting each new bit of economic data for any augury of the central bank’s course. The unemployment rate dipped to 5.0 percent, from 5.1 in September. At this level, the unemployment rate is close to what would normally be considered the threshold for full employment by...
  • NY Times: In Houston, Hate Trumped Fairness (and teens will commit suicide because of this)

    11/05/2015 8:21:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 79 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 4, 2015
    Sometime in the near future, a transgender teenager in Texas will attempt suicide — and maybe succeed — because vilifying people for their gender identity remains politically acceptable in America. The hateful rhetoric of leaders like Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is the latest, ugliest example. Mr. Patrick was ebullient on Tuesday night after it became clear that Houston voters had decidedly rejected a broad equal rights ordinance that opponents maliciously and misleadingly characterized as a boon for cross-dressing sex offenders. [Snip] As opponents of the ordinance celebrate their victory this week, transgender people across...
  • New Barrier for Immigrants: Texas Birth Certificate

    09/18/2015 4:41:44 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/17/2015 | MANNY FERNANDEZ
    McALLEN, Tex. At the Republican debate Wednesday and throughout the campaign, candidates led by Donald J. Trump have assailed illegal immigration, and some have questioned whether children who are born to immigrants in this country illegally should be considered American citizens. But here on the Texas border some communities are engaged in activities that go beyond talk, enforcing some of the toughest rules in the country limiting the types of ID parents can show to receive copies of birth certificates. The result has been a refusal to issue birth certificates to many of the Texas-born children of immigrants here...
  • Walmart Decides to Drop Sale of AR-15 Assault Rifles (Major Hurl Alert!)

    08/31/2015 2:40:46 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 47 replies
    A generation ago, the American gun industry came up with a devilish new campaign to bolster declining sales militarizing the civilian firearms market with lightly adapted versions of potent battlefield weapons like the M-16 rifle. Renamed the AR-15, this semiautomatic assault rifle has come to haunt society in the hands of criminals and the deranged, who regularly kill innocent people in high-powered mass shootings.
  • Correction: Best-Sellers-Books-PW Story

    07/13/2015 3:54:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 13, 2015
    The Associated Press, based on incorrect information from Publishers Weekly, reported erroneously the chart positions of some best-sellers books. A corrected version of the story is below: HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up" by Marie Kondo (Ten Speed) 2. "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster) 3. "A Time for Truth" by Ted Cruz (HarperCollins/Broadside)
  • NYT: Marco Rubio Is Totally Irresponsible Because He Bought a Fishing Boat in Florida

    06/09/2015 3:10:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    After doing a deep dive on the Rubio's traffic violation history last week (just kidding, it wasn't a deep dive but instead information handed over by the far left American Bridge), the New York Times is back for more...publishing of American Bridge material. This time, the NYT is letting everyone know just how broke the Rubio's were when they were young(er), just like everyone else in America. Oh, and that he's had trouble with his finances...like every other person in America. And, he likes fun toys...like any good man in America. For years, Senator Marco Rubio struggled under the weight...
  • Some Evangelicals Take New Look at Bibles Stance on Gays

    06/08/2015 11:48:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 119 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 8, 2015 | Laurie Goodstein
    As a young, openly gay Christian activist, Matthew Vines considered it a victory just to get into a room at a conservative Christian university here with four influential evangelicals who disagreed with him over what the Bible says about homosexuality. He ended up in a polite, heartfelt three-hour debate last month over Scripture passages about topics like celibacy, eunuchs, slavery and the connections between sex and marriage. Every single system you have within your body whether its your respiratory system, your excretory system, your muscular system can be completed as an individual, said Sean McDowell, a professor...
  • The Secret History of SEAL Team 6: Quiet Killings and Blurred Lines

    06/06/2015 1:21:43 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 6, 2015 | By Mark Mazzetti, Nicholas Kulish, Christopher Drew, Serge F. Kovaleski, Sean D. Naylor and John Ism
    They have plotted deadly missions from secret bases in the badlands of Somalia. In Afghanistan, they have engaged in combat so intimate that they have emerged soaked in blood that was not their own. On clandestine raids in the dead of the night, their weapons of choice have ranged from customized carbines to primeval tomahawks. Around the world, they have run spying stations disguised as commercial boats, posed as civilian employees of front companies and operated undercover at embassies as male-female pairs, tracking those the United States wants to kill or capture. Those operations are part of the hidden history...
  • Insane Things Ted Cruz Says: The Left Obsessed With Sex

    05/20/2015 9:27:40 AM PDT · by VinL · 90 replies
    Clinton Contributor #1-- NYTimes ^ | 5/20/2015 | Andy Rosenthal
    Is someone projecting? Just a little? Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, a resident of the extreme right political fringe who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, told reporters in Texas on Tuesday that the left is obsessed with sex because he keeps getting questions about marriage laws and the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Is there something about the left and I am going to put the media in this category that is obsessed with sex? Cruz said. He went on to borrow a particularly mindless comment from his colleague, Senator Tom Cotton of...
  • Jonathan Gruber Glaringly Absent From NYT Article on Obamacare Wording 'Mistake'

    05/26/2015 11:40:01 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 25, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Say my name. ---Walter White aka Heisenberg in Breaking Bad.New York Times writer Robert Pear knows his name but he didn't say it in his article about howfour words in the Obamacare law was simply a mistake. Pear quotes a number of people involved in the law's writing process but fails to mention the one who was acknowledged as the architect of Obamacare...until it became politically inconvenient to do so---Jonathan Gruber. And the reason why Gruber's name went unmentioned in the article is because of his claim, recorded for all eternity on video, that only state based health exchanges would...
  • How The New York Times Undervalues (Catholic) Women

    05/17/2015 7:08:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    federalist ^ | May 12, 2015 | Maureen Collins
    There are a few things that I do not like about being a woman. One of them is being lectured by people like Frank Bruni at The New York Times about how I am oppressed by my Catholic faith. Funny, I never realized it. Brunis article, Catholicism Undervalues Women, has many of the standing up to the patriarchy tropes anyone would expect, with some surprises and glaring factual errors along the way. He begins by wryly mentioning Pope Francis statement about equal pay for women wherein, Bruni says, the pope fashioned himself a feminist. Bruni laughs at this, assuring his...
  • Free Speech vs. Hate Speech (NYT alert)

    05/06/2015 2:45:27 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 98 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 6, 2015
    There is no question that images ridiculing religion, however offensive they may be to believers, qualify as protected free speech in the United States and most Western democracies. There is also no question that however offensive the images, they do not justify murder, and that it is incumbent on leaders of all religious faiths to make this clear to their followers. But it is equally clear that the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest in Garland, Tex., was not really about free speech. It was an exercise in bigotry and hatred posing as a blow for freedom. That distinction is critical...
  • The Fiscal Future II: Not Enough Debt? (Krugman)

    04/07/2015 11:32:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 7, 2015 | Paul Krugman
    Continuing my meditation on Brad DeLongs meditation on the fiscal future. Brad doesnt just argue that governments should be bigger in the future; he also argues that governments have historically not had enough debt, and should have more. Why? Because, he says, r-gthe difference between the real rate of interest on government debt and the rate of economic growthhas been consistently negative. Why is this significant? Well, we normally imagine that if a government engages in deficit spending now, it will have to engage in compensating austerity of some form latereven if it doesnt plan to pay off the debt,...
  • As Quakes Rattle Oklahoma, Fingers Point to Oil and Gas Industry

    04/04/2015 8:28:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 4/3/2015 | RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. and MICHAEL WINES
    Many scientists disagree. They say those quakes, and thousands of others before and since, are mainly the work of humans, caused by wells used to bury vast amounts of wastewater from oil and gas exploration deep in the earth near fault zones. And they warn that continuing to entomb such huge quantities risks more dangerous tremors if not here, then elsewhere in the states sprawling well fields.
  • Netanyahu Tactics Anger Many U.S. Jews, Deepening a Divide

    03/20/2015 12:22:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    NYTimes ^ | March 20, 2015 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    Netanyahu Tactics Anger Many U.S. Jews, Deepening a Divide By LAURIE GOODSTEIN MARCH 20, 2015 Long before the latest election in Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu was a polarizing figure among American Jews. But even many of his supporters said this week that they were appalled at his last-minute bid to mobilize Jewish voters by warning that Arabs were going to the polls in droves, and his renunciation of a two-state solution to the Palestinian crisis. Mr. Netanyahus party won the election and cheers from harwkish American Jews. But in interviews this week, rabbis, scholars and Jews from across the country and...
  • Report: United States kept secret its chemical weapons finds in Iraq

    01/29/2015 2:42:55 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 51 replies
    CNN.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Dana Ford
    The U.S. government suppressed information about chemical weapons it found in Iraq, and several servicemembers were injured by their exposure to those weapons, The New York Times is reporting. In an article published late Tuesday, the newspaper says it found 17 American servicemembers and seven Iraqi police officers who were exposed to mustard or nerve agents after 2003. They were reportedly given inadequate care and told not to talk about what happened. "From 2004 to 2011, American and American-trained Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam...
  • Paul Krugman Rejected by His Peers

    01/17/2015 8:20:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Paul Krugman has become an embarrassment to the economics profession. Despite his Nobel Prize and despite his previous high regard in the profession, his twice-a-week editorials in The New York Times are causing even progressive economists to treat him as somewhat of a kook.Since 2011, the United States has followed what Krugman correctly calls a policy of “austerity.” For example, the federal budget deficit has declined from 8.4 percent of GDP in 2011 to a predicted 2.9 percent of GDP for all of 2014. All along the way Paul Krugman protested that such policies would prolong the recession and even...
  • Penn group nixes Chris Hedges as speaker following Israel-ISIS comparison (ex-NYT ME bureau chief)

    12/30/2014 7:42:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | December 29, 2014 11:59am
    Former New York Times Middle East bureau chief Chris Hedges said he was disinvited to speak at a University of Pennsylvania conference following a column comparing Israel to ISIS. Hedges, now a columnist for the Truthdig.com website, was to speak at an April forum on prospects for peace in the Middle East sponsored by the universitys International Affairs Association. Zachary Michael Belnavis, a student leader of the association, wrote to the lecture agency that his group didnt see Hedges as a suitable fit for the conference.
  • Chicago Cops Laugh at Security Demands of NYT Reporter Who Revealed Darren Wilson's Address

    12/02/2014 8:44:57 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 2, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    New York Times reporter, Julie Bosman who along with her colleague, Campbell Robertson, thought is was perfectly okay to write an article revealing the town and street where former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson lives. This act of complete obliviousness to the safety of officer Wilson caused quite an uproar including from Sean Hannity who blasted the Times for revealing this personal information about Wilson's home address. One result of this backlash was the publication on the Web of the home addressses of both Bosman and Robertson so they could experience a bit of karmatic kickback. Apparently this was a...
  • **Media Shock**: New York Times Publishes Darren Wilsons Address Info

    11/25/2014 4:28:48 PM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 25, 2014 | John Nolte
    UPDATE: 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. Breitbart News will not link the story or give out the specific information, but the New York...
  • Obamas Moves Defying Label of Lame Duck (NY SLIMES to the Rescue)

    11/13/2014 8:43:13 PM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    WASHINGTON President Obama emerged from last weeks midterm election rejected by voters, hobbled politically and doomed to a final two years in office suffering from early lame-duck syndrome. That, at least, was the consensus in both parties. No one seems to have told Mr. Obama. In the 10 days since we got beat, as he put it, by Republicans who captured the Senate and bolstered control over the House, Mr. Obama has flexed his muscles on immigration, climate change and the Internet, demonstrating that he still aspires to enact sweeping policies that could help define his legacy.
  • Cancel the Midterms

    11/03/2014 4:12:18 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 161 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 3, 2014 | David Schanzer and Jay Sullivan
    By Tuesday night about 90 million Americans will have cast ballots in an election thats almost certain to create greater partisan divisions, increase gridlock and render governance of our complex nation even more difficult. Ninety million sounds like a lot, but that means that less than 40 percent of the electorate will bother to vote... The main impact of the midterm election in the modern era has been to weaken the president, the only government official (other than the powerless vice president) elected by the entire nation. Since the end of World War II, the presidents party has on average...
  • The NYTimes is Worried About Orthodox Jewish Beggars

    10/21/2014 7:30:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:09 PM | Ronn Torossian
    Recently, The New York Times Magazine had an article entitled The Beggars Of Lakewood, which I found to be a distorted depiction of the Hareidi-religious Jewish community of Lakewood, New Jersey. The article describes how the people of Lakewood do not turn anyone vetted as needy away. It couldand shouldhave been called The Generous Givers of Lakewood. Because this is a community of Torah scholars who, barring a few, are far from wealthy. Instead, it focuses on those asking for funds. The piece uses the hackneyed stereotype of Jews as money-grubbing beggarsreplete with a picture of a black hat surrounded...
  • New York Times: 'Seething' Obama Has Been Let Down by CDC

    10/19/2014 6:17:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 18, 2014 | John Nolte
    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. With the federal government's unforgivable mishandling of Ebola threatening to finally consume his...
  • Op-Ed: The New York Times Again In Cuckoo-Land (antisemitism)

    10/10/2014 12:18:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | Tuesday, October 07, 2014 10:28 PM | Jack Engelhard
    The good news is that The New York Times has to dump another hundred reporters. The bad news is that Tom Friedman is still on the beat. But the paper, constantly eyeing Der Sturmer for inspiration, keeps losing readers in droves. People have begun to catch on. Theyre catching on to what Ive been saying for years, that The New York Times is the most anti-Semitic newspaper in the entire world. [] Todays op-ed needle comes from yet another scoffer named Roger Cohenor is this the same dunce who appears time and again? I dont know. [] So whats the...
  • Geoffrey Holder, Dancer, Actor, Artist and Much More, Dies at 84

    10/06/2014 8:00:57 AM PDT · by Borges · 34 replies
    Geoffrey Holder, the dancer, choreographer, actor, composer, designer and painter who used his manifold talents to infuse the arts with the flavor of his native West Indies and to put a singular stamp on the American cultural scene, not least with his outsize personality, died on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 84. The cause was complications from pneumonia, according to Charles M. Mirotznik, a spokesman for the family. Few cultural figures of the last half of the 20th century were as multifaceted as Mr. Holder, and few had a public presence as unmistakable as his, with his gleaming pate atop...
  • New York Times: Protect Pedophiles as Disabled Americans

    10/06/2014 7:24:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 10-6-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hey remember when crazy right wingers predicted that gay marriage would lead to legalizing polygamy? Well that happened. Also they predicted that the next step would be to seek the same civil rights protections for pedophiles. And that’s happening in no less a forum than the New York Times which couldn’t find any terrorists to slot into its op-ed page and went with pedophilia instead.How can you possibly make child rape sympathetic? Liberals always find a way. Think back to your first childhood crush. Maybe it was a classmate or a friend next door. Most likely, through school and into...
  • New York Times cutting 100 jobs, NYT Opinion app

    10/01/2014 10:18:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 1, 2014 11:59 AM EDT
    The New York Times Co. is launching another round of buyouts and layoffs, telling staff on Wednesday that it must cut 100 newsroom jobs to further reduce costs and focus resources on its digital operations. Its also axing its NYT Opinion app after four months and relegating the NYT Now app to a smartphone-only product aimed at new and younger readers, after the lower-priced subscription products failed to take off as hoped. The planned cuts represent about 7.5 percent of a total current newsroom staff of 1,330. Buyouts will be offered to an undisclosed number of senior managers in the...
  • Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' banished from New York Times best seller list

    06/20/2014 5:10:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/20/14 | Paul Bedard
    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, isnt just absent from the top 10 lists already set for the next two Sundays, but totally missing from the list of the nations top 25 nonfiction hardcovers despite having sales higher than 13 on the latest Times chart.
  • NYT Goes After Bergdahl's 'Raggedy' Unit Again, This Time in a Sunday Page A1 Report

    06/09/2014 7:01:34 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    On Thursday, the editorial board at the New York Times, reacting to the growing firestorm over the release of five hardened terrorists from Gitmo in return for the Army's Bowe Bergdahl, went after Bergdahl's "army units lack of security and discipline." It then incredibly claimed that a classified army report described in a separate Times dispatch that day suggested that those alleged conditions were "as much to blame for the disappearance" of Bergdahl as ... well, the sloppy editorial didn't specifically say. On Sunday, two Times reporters continued the offensive against Bowe Bergdahl's platoon and its members, apparently wanting readers...
  • Sex Crimes That Shouldnt Be (not disclosing HIV -- NYT barf alert)

    06/02/2014 5:54:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 1, 2014 | LAURIE SHRAGE
    ... In many jurisdictions, people who know they are H.I.V.-positive are legally required to disclose this status to potential sexual partners, even when they intend to engage in relatively safe and protected sex. Why do our disclosure policies single out this group, and not, for example, people with other incurable, or possibly fatal, infectious diseases? Why do most policies demand transparency between sexual partners in regard to their H.I.V.-status, but not in regard to past behaviors that may have caused a yet undetected H.I.V. infection, such as intravenous drug use or unprotected sex with partners who do not regularly get...
  • Scarborough: NY Times Lied Trying to Cover Up Their Own Mess

    05/16/2014 11:04:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 16th, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough tore into the leadership at the New York Times on Friday morning for what he characterized as a misleading self-defense over the reasons for the firing of former Executive Editor Jill Abramson. He observed that the Times admitted that the pay discrepancy issue was a factor even after they denied it at first. The appearance of a cover-up on this issue led Scarboroughs co-hosts to predict a backlash against the paper and even a wave of cancelled subscriptions from female subscribers. Reading from the latest piece in the New Yorker, Scarborough noted that the Times...
  • The American Middle Class Is No Longer the Worlds Richest

    04/22/2014 10:50:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 22, 2014 | David Leonhardt and Kevin Quealy
    The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction. While the wealthiest Americans are outpacing many of their global peers, a New York Times analysis shows that across the lower- and middle-income tiers, citizens of other advanced countries have received considerably larger raises over the last three decades. After-tax middle-class incomes in Canadasubstantially behind in 2000now appear to be higher than in the United States. The poor in much of Europe earn more than poor Americans. The numbers, based on surveys conducted over the past 35 years, offer some of the most detailed publicly...
  • Imperial Presidency Becomes Republicans Rallying Slogan

    03/31/2014 11:01:12 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 31, 2014 | ASHLEY PARKER
    COLUMBUS, Ga. Republicans, poised for strong gains in the midterm elections, are offering starkly conflicting messages about President Obama to rally their voters. In one moment, they say the president is feckless and weak. But in the next, they say Mr. Obama is presiding over an imperial presidency that is exercising power that verges on dictatorial. So far, they are succeeding in having it both ways. Representative Paul Broun, Republican of Georgia, who has criticized Mr. Obama for leading from behind on foreign policy, stood before a gathering of Republican women here recently, his voice loud and deliberate, as...
  • For Columnist, a Change of Tone (Krugman vs. 538/Nate Silver)

    03/26/2014 5:32:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 03/26/2014 6:24 PM | Nate Silver
    A New York Times columnist has expressed substantially more negative sentiments about FiveThirtyEight since it left The New York Times, according to a FiveThirtyEight analysis. The columnist, Paul Krugman, who writes about economics and politics for The Times, has referred to FiveThirtyEight or editor-in-chief Nate Silver 33 times on his blog. FiveThirtyEight classified each reference based on whether it expressed a favorable, unfavorable or neutral sentiment toward FiveThirtyEight.
  • NYT reporter: Obama administration the greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation

    03/24/2014 3:37:17 PM PDT · by McGruff · 47 replies
    THE DAILY CALLER ^ | 03/24/2014 | James Risen
    New York Times reporter James Risen called the Obama administration the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation on Friday, explaining that the White House seeks to control the flow of information and those that refuse to play along will be punished. Poynter reports that Risen made the remarks while speaking at Sources and Secrets conference a meeting of journalism and communication professionals held in New York City. The foreign policy reporter, who is currently fighting a fierce court battle with the federal government over his protection of a confidential source, warned...
  • Freeing Workers From the Insurance Trap [NY Times: 2.5M Fewer Full Time Workers is a Good Thing]

    02/05/2014 5:39:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 02/05/2014 | The Editorial Board
    The Congressional Budget Office estimated on Tuesday that the Affordable Care Act will reduce the number of full-time workers by 2.5 million over the next decade. That is mostly a good thing, a liberating result of the law. Of course, Republicans immediately tried to brand the findings as devastating and stark evidence of President Obamas health care reform as a failure and a job killer. It is no such thing. The report estimated that thanks to an increase in insurance coverage under the act and the availability of subsidies to help pay the premiums many workers who felt...
  • N.Y. Times changes lede of Wildstein story (Christie and G.W. Bridge)

    01/31/2014 11:54:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/31/14 6:16 PM EST | Hadas Gold
    The New York Times changed the lede of its explosive story about former New York Port Authority official David Wildstein on Friday. Whereas the original story stated that Wildstein has the evidence to prove Gov. Chris Christie knew about the George Washington Bridge lane closings when they were happening, the new version has Wildstein saying evidence exists. [] This seemingly minor change carries a big difference in meaning. The original lede reads as though Wildstein is saying he specifically has evidence that links Christie to knowing about the bridge lane closures. The second lede suggests only that evidence exists, not...
  • NY Times Shows It's Bias (Fired Seattle HS VP front page story, March for Life, back-page no-story)

    01/23/2014 12:14:43 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | January 23, 2014 | WIlliam Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on bias at the New York Times: There is no newspaper in the United States that is more extreme in its defense of abortion-on-demand and homosexual rights than the New York Times. It regards the defense of partial-birth abortion to be a “moderate” position, and its reporters have openly bragged about the record number of homosexuals who write feature stories. Today’s edition offers more support to the accusation that it is biased in its coverage on these issues. There is a front-page story about a homosexual vice principal in Seattle who was asked to step down when...
  • Does Immigration Mean France Is Over? (barf alert)

    01/06/2014 9:21:14 AM PST · by MegaSilver · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 5 January 2014 | Justin H. Smith
    PARIS It is difficult to go more than a day in France without hearing someone express the conviction that the greatest problem in the country is its ethnic minorities, that the presence of immigrants compromises the identity of France itself. This conviction is typically expressed without any acknowledgment of the countrys historical responsibility as a colonial power for the presence of former colonial subjects in metropolitan France, nor with any willingness to recognize that France will be ethnically diverse from here on out, and that its the responsibility of the French as much as of the immigrants to make...
  • Carville: New York Times Will Win Pulitzer on Benghazi Story

    01/04/2014 8:02:12 AM PST · by PROCON · 66 replies
    newsmax ^ | Jan. 2, 2014 | Greg Richter
    The New York Times story concluding that the Benghazi attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility was not al-Qaida-related and was spurred by an anti-Muslim video will win the newspaper a Pulitzer prize, says Democratic operative James Carville. Carville, appearing Thursday on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor," defended reporter David Kirkpatrick's journalism, even suggesting he testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. After all, Carville said, Kirkpatrick's six-month investigation was the most exhaustive probe anyone has made.
  • Chinese Tycoon Wants to Buy The New York Times

    01/03/2014 9:04:30 PM PST · by PROCON · 64 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Jan. 2, 2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) The New York Times Company says its not for sale, but a high-profile Chinese businessman and philanthropist eager to buy what he views as the worlds most influential newspaper plans to fly to New York City this week to push ahead with his bid. Chen Guangbiao on Wednesday told the Global Times, a Chinese Communist Party-affiliated paper, that he has a meeting scheduled Friday with a city firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions, followed by dinner on Sunday with a middle-level leader from the Times.
  • Sowell: Hit Piece Journalism

    12/30/2013 1:25:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creatots Syndicate ^ | December 31, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Front-page editorials, disguised as news stories, have become such familiar features of the New York Times that it should have been no surprise to discover in the December 28th issue a front-page story about a professor of finance at the University of Houston who has been a paid consultant to financial enterprises. Since professors of all sorts have been paid consultants to organizations of all sorts, it is questionable why this was a story at all, much less one that covered an entire inside page, in addition to a central front-page opening, under the headline "Academics Who Defend Wall St....
  • Police Unsure if Random Attacks Are Rising Threat or Urban Myth (NYT alert)

    11/23/2013 4:41:46 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 22, 2013 | CARA BUCKLEY
    Fear swept through Borough Park, Brooklyn, as soon as the news got out: A young man was randomly assaulted by strangers early Friday morning, and the attack was possibly part of the so-called Knockout Game. Four men were arrested, but on Friday night only one was charged and the others were released. The attack added to a growing log of reports of such crimes in the Northeast and beyond. Young assailants were randomly picking unlucky targets and trying to knock them out with just one punch. Yet police officials in several cities where such attacks have been reported said that...
  • The Great Democrat Policy Debate: Are We Wrong or Just Liars?

    11/09/2013 4:58:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2013 | John Ransom
    The New York Times brought out the big guns in defense of Obamacare. Faced with a growing chorus of complaints about the keystone health insurance reform that bears Obamas name, the New York Times shrugged. They shrugged because thats all they have left. The shoulder shrug, by the way, is a sign of the lie. The Times shrugged off the problems with the website, the problems with rising insurance premiums and the major problem with the presidents promise that if you like your insurance you get keep it. The problem the Democrats face is that when Obama promised Americans...
  • New York Times Edits Out Iranian Quote: 'I Hope the New York Times Building Burns Down'

    06/16/2013 8:42:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 16, 2013 | Tim Graham
    especially interesting in a New York Times story from Friday on Iran, where they found it advantageous to edit out an America-hating Iranian who wished the Times building would burn down: He is a war veteran, a good manager and a religious person, said Noushin Sobhani, 31, a gynecologist. She and her parents voted at the Imam Sadegh University, where most of Irans cadre of bureaucrats are trained. We hate America, her father said, smiling. I hope The New York Times building burns down.
  • Liberal Pundit [hypocrite Paul Krugman]: U.S. Has Become an Authoritarian Surveillance State

    06/10/2013 1:20:40 AM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | June 9, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    Paul Krugman, an outspoken liberal economist known for his support of the Obama administration, today said the United States has become an authoritarian surveillance state. Part of a panel on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Krugman offered his take on the bombshell NSA spying revelations: there are different kinds of surveillance states. You can have a democratic surveillance state which collects as little data as possible and tells you as much as possible about what its doing. Or you could have an authoritarian surveillance state which collects as much as possible and tells the public as little as possible. And...
  • NY Times Buries Sen. Pauls Filibuster, While Wash Post Carries Two Full News Stories

    03/08/2013 10:07:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 07, 2013 | 15:56 | Clay Waters
    Republican Sen. Rand Pauls filibuster on Attorney General Eric Holders refusal to rule out drone strikes against U.S. citizens, which ended early Thursday morning, was absent from the front page of Thursdays New York Times. The Times buried its coverage of Pauls striking talking filibuster, in which he held the floor for nearly 13 hours, ostensibly in opposition to Obamas choice of John Brennan for CIA director. Brennan was serving as a proxy for Pauls demand that Holder rule out drone strikes on American citizens or on U.S. soil. The Washington Post, by contrast, teased the filibuster on its...
  • Florida Killer Favors Trial Over Self-Defense Hearing (No bias here)

    03/05/2013 5:41:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 5, 2013 | Lizette Alvarez
    MIAMI George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, is all but certain to take his case directly to a jury on June 10 and skip a highly anticipated pretrial self-defense hearing, his lawyer said Tuesday. At a Stand Your Ground hearing, the judge is tasked with weighing whether to grant immunity from prosecution under a Florida law that gives people who believe they are in imminent danger of being killed or seriously hurt the benefit of the doubt to protect themselves. A defendant who claims self-defense in Florida has a right to...
  • The Case for a Higher Gasoline Tax (NYSlimes)

    02/22/2013 3:25:08 PM PST · by matt04 · 32 replies
    THE average price of gasoline in the United States, $3.78 on Thursday, has been steadily climbing for more than a month and is approaching the three previous post-recession peaks, in May 2011 and in April and September of last year. But if our goal is to get Americans to drive less and use more fuel-efficient vehicles, and to reduce air pollution and the emission of greenhouse gases, gas prices need to be even higher. The current federal gasoline tax, 18.4 cents a gallon, has been essentially stable since 1993; in inflation-adjusted terms, its fallen by 40 percent since then. ......