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  • EXCLUSIVE: Police Investigate NY Times Reporter For Breaking Into GOP Staffer’s Home

    07/19/2018 1:28:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 7/18/18 | Patrick Howley
    Police and a Prince William County magistrate have opened an investigation into New York Times reporter Stephanie Saul for breaking and entering in the apartment of a Corey Stewart campaign staffer in Woodbridge, Virginia.Stewart U.S. Senate campaign staffer Brian Landrum and a house guest have filed a police report after the house guest witnessed Stephanie Saul inside Landrum’s apartment Wednesday July 18 at 2:15 PM. Brian Landrum was at work and he was not in the apartment at the time.The eyewitness was able to identify New York Times reporter Stephanie Saul as the intruder. Saul, who won the Pulitzer Prize...
  • What’s Your Type?

    07/18/2018 4:21:32 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | July 18, 2018 | Steve Sailer
    ... Ever since the Starbucks bathroom crisis in April, America has been going through a media moral panic in which a white man (or, more often, a white woman) who commits a Type I error at the expense of a black person may lose his job and be permanently keelhauled in the press. Here are recent examples of this media mania from The New York Times: A black student at Yale was napping in a common area, and someone called the police. It’s the latest instance of a police response to a minor complaint involving people of color. A California...
  • DOJ letter listing subpoenaed reporters did not name NYT journalist

    07/11/2018 8:12:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/18 | Max Greenwood
    The seizure of a New York Times reporter's email and phone records was not mentioned in a Justice Department letter addressing its use of law enforcement tools to collect journalists' communications. The letter, dated March 5, came in response to an October 2017 request by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) for the Justice Department to disclose how many times in the past five years it had used such tools. The response from Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd listed only two instances spanning from "January 2012 to the present:" one that seemed to refer to subpoenaed phone records from Associated Press reporters...
  • NY Times executive editor: We should have done 'fewer' Dershowitz stories

    07/09/2018 2:56:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/09/18 | Joe Concha
    New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet conceded on Monday his newspaper "should have coordinated better and done fewer" stories on Alan Dershowitz, after the newspaper was criticized over its coverage of the famed attorney's summer vacation. The Times ran four stories on Dershowitz over the past week that came from four different news desks and included six bylines and two additional writing credits, according to The Daily Beast. "We are trying to increase our coverage of cranky white guys," Baquet joked in a text message to a reporter with the Daily Beast. "Seriously, it's a big place and different...
  • Trump: Will Twitter axe NYT, WaPo in purge of 'fake' accounts?

    07/07/2018 8:19:16 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 7, 2018
    President Trump on Saturday floated the idea of Twitter dumping major national news publications including The New York Times and The Washington Post as the social media platform removes "fake" accounts. "Twitter is getting rid of fake accounts at a record pace. Will that include the Failing New York Times and propaganda machine for Amazon, the Washington Post, who constantly quote anonymous sources that, in my opinion, don’t exist," Trump tweeted. "They will both be out of business in 7 years!

    07/04/2018 4:18:42 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 7 replies
    'DONALD! HEY, DONALD! DONALD!' THE men were yelling, eager to call him by name. A storm front of cigar smoke was gathering above the hotel ballroom, packed elbow-to-elbow for a breakfast-hour sports forum with a crowd that included some of New York's most wealthy, powerful and famous men. Mayor Koch was there, former Mayors Lindsay and Beame, two United States Senators, the five borough presidents, judges, labor leaders, busines stycoons and sports celebrities, as well as team owners and executives such as George Steinbrenner, Sonny Werblin of the Knicks and Rangers, Fred Wilpon, president of the Mets, and several hundred...
  • New York Times gives star D.C. reporter Ali Watkins a ‘fresh start’. . .

    07/03/2018 9:05:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    Fox ^ | 07 03 2018 | Brian Flood
    The New York Times reassigned Ali Watkins, the star reporter who was accused being romantically involved with at least two potential sources, to a new beat outside of the paper’s Washington bureau. The paper’s top editor blasted Watkins’ actions as “unacceptable” but said she deserves a second chance. The Times announced on Tuesday that Watkins will relocate to New York after an internal review of her romantic history with potential sources. The paper also announced she will receive a mentor and a “fresh start,” executive editor Dean Baquet told staffers. Last month, a shocking indictment revealed that prior to joining...
  • The New York Times Beclowns Itself With Fake News About Free Speech

    07/02/2018 2:12:51 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 1, 2018 | David Marcus
    There is nothing new about The New York Times running bizarre progressive agitprop. But thankfully these articles are more often relegated to the opinion pages. Not so today, as a headline purporting to be news, on page 1A above the fold, offered the absurd opinion that conservatives have “weaponized free speech.” In the place of anything remotely resembling facts or serious empirical evidence, the article by Adam Liptak relies mainly on quotes from “experts” who think government needs to compel bad guys to shut up. William F. Buckley comes to mind while reading the mealy-mouthed assault on our greatest and...
  • NYT undercuts Mueller

    06/29/2018 5:43:09 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 8 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 06/29/18 | David Zuckerman
    Two New York Times writers have offered evidence that the actions of the Russians and former director James Comey may not have been so crucial to the defeat of Hillary Clinton after all, calling into question the raison d’etre of the Mueller investigation. First, Charlie Savage on June 28, commenting on the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, noted that Donald Trump promised to name conservatives to the high court. Savage then acknowledged, "Court-focused voters helped deliver Mr. Trump's narrow victory over Hillary Clinton...." (Actually, the win was not "narrow." Trump got 304 electoral votes to Clinton's 227.) ***SNIP***Political...
  • New York Times pitches its honeytrap reporter Ali Watkins over the side (barf alert)

    06/26/2018 5:27:54 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/25/2018 | Monica Showalter
    The New York Times is doing stories on its own reporter, a perfect instance of meta-reportage, under the pious guise of how the Ali Watkins revelations of sleeping with sources – multiple sources, it turns out – "rattled the Washington media." Really? Never seen a news agency do a full investigative piece, full of unsourced gossip, about one of its own reporters and her love life, from all her chatty, unnamed colleagues, as straight news. It's actually more like high school. It also suggests that the NYT higher-ups are getting ready to get rid of her. Maybe they care about...
  • Why the I.R.S. Should Go After Trump

    06/16/2018 8:03:10 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 81 replies
    NYT ^ | 06 15 2018 | Philip T. Hackney
    As a former attorney for the chief counsel of the I.R.S. who specialized in nonprofit organizations, I believe Mr. Trump is also criminally liable for his actions. If I were still at the I.R.S., based on the lawsuit, I would make a criminal referral, on charges of tax evasion or false statements on a tax return, or both. On the tax evasion charge, the government must demonstrate that the defendant willfully failed to pay a tax he owed and acted to disguise or attempted to disguise that evasion. For a false statement charge, the government must show the defendant willingly...
  • Democrats Put Partisanship Before Prospects for Peace

    06/13/2018 3:57:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Aletho News ^ | 6/13/2018 | Joe Lauria
    When Richard Nixon returned to Washington after his historic 1972 trip to China, he was welcomed with strong support from Democrats. “From the initial Congressional reaction, it was apparent that the President, home from his China trip, would find broad bipartisan support for his move toward closer relations with Peking,” The New York Times reported on Feb. 29, 1972. Even Democratic Senate leaders Edward Kennedy and Mike Mansfield praised Nixon’s diplomatic gamble. Forty-six years later President Donald Trump took a similar political risk in agreeing to the first ever summit with a North Korean leader. Cautious optimism emerged from the...

    06/08/2018 1:18:05 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6-8-2018 | Joe Simonson
    uestions remain over whether BuzzFeed News acted ethically with a former employee, Ali Watkins, who had a romantic relationship with an indicted former security director for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Watkins told her BuzzFeed editors about her relationship with the individual, James Wolfe, who the Department of Justice has charged with lying to investigators during a leak probe, according to The New York Times, where Watkins now works as a national security reporter. BuzzFeed Editor-In-Chief Ben Smith said he would “not comment at all on a reporter’s sources in the middle of an unjustifiable leak hunt” when The...
  • Media watchdogs fret over seizing of reporter records in US probe

    06/08/2018 8:23:20 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies ^ | 6/8/2018
    Washington (AFP) - Media watchdog groups expressed alarm Friday over the seizing of a journalist's records as part of a probe into intelligence leaks resulting in the indictment of a congressional staffer. The Justice Department late Thursday announced the indictment of James Wolfe, 58, on three counts of making false statements about his contacts with three reporters. As part of the probe, the Justice Department seized years of records related to two email accounts and a phone number belonging to New York Times reporter Ali Watkins, the newspaper reported. The seizing of records raises constitutional concerns about press freedom, activists...
  • Justice Department seizes reporter's phone, email records in leak probe: report

    06/07/2018 7:52:40 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/07/18 | Julia Manchester
    The Department of Justice reportedly seized a New York Times reporter's phone and email records this year in an effort to probe the leaking of classified information, the first known instance of the DOJ going after a journalist's data under President Trump. The Times reported Thursday that the DOJ seized years' worth of records from journalist Ali Watkins's time as a reporter at BuzzFeed News and Politico before she joined The Times in 2017 as a federal law enforcement reporter, according to the report Thursday. Watkins was alerted by a prosecutor in February that the DOJ had years of records...
  • Justice Department looking into possible leaks from former Senate Intel aide

    06/07/2018 7:38:52 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06 07 2018 | Chad Pergram, Mike Emanuel
    A mysterious move by the Senate Wednesday night is part of a Justice Department inquiry into a former Senate Intelligence Committee aide who may have leaked classified information. The Senate unanimously approved a resolution allowing the committee to provide records to the Justice Department in response to a request related to the investigation. The aide's identity and the lawmaker for whom he or she worked is not clear, but on Thursday, The New York Times published an article saying that federal investigators had seized years' worth of email and phone records relating to one of its reporters, Ali Watkins.Watkins previously...
  • Justice Dept. Seizes Times Reporter’s Email and Phone Records in Leak Investigation

    06/07/2018 7:23:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    NYT ^ | June 7, 2018 | Adam Goldman, Nicholas Fandos, Katie Benner
    Federal law enforcement officials secretly seized years’ worth of a New York Times reporter’s phone and email records this year in an investigation of classified information leaks. It was the first known instance of the Justice Department going after a reporter’s data under President Trump.The seizure — disclosed in a letter to the reporter, Ali Watkins — suggested that prosecutors under the Trump administration will continue the aggressive tactics employed under President Barack Obama. Mr. Trump has complained bitterly about leaks and demanded that law enforcement officials seek criminal charges against government officials involved in illegal and sometimes embarrassing disclosures...
  • NY Times Admits It Lied About Crowd Size at Nashville Trump Rally,

    05/30/2018 3:56:52 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 May 2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    NY Times Admits It Lied About Crowd Size at Nashville Trump Rally, Corrects After POTUS Calls Them Out (Full Title) NASHVILLE, Tennessee–The New York Times has admitted that it lied about the size of the crowd at the Trump rally held in Nashville on Tuesday night, and changed their crowd estimate after the president called them out on Twitter. In their original story on the Trump rally, the Times claimed the crowd size was only 1,000–a number that everyone in attendance Tuesday night knew was a misrepresentation of the much larger crowd at the Municipal Auditorium to listen to President...
  • NYT corrects crowd size estimate at Nashville rally after Trump criticism

    05/30/2018 12:07:32 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/30/18 | Mary Tyler March
    The New York Times has corrected a crowd size estimate it provided following President Trump's rally in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday night, after receiving sharp criticism from the president.The paper on Wednesday stated that attendance was more than five times larger than estimates it had originally reported. “While no exact figure is available, the fire marshal’s office estimated that approximately 5,500 people attended the rally, not about 1,000 people,” the correction stated. The correction comes after the president railed against the Times on Twitter Wednesday morning, accusing the newspaper of intentionally underestimating the crowd size and of being comprised of...
  • Media Double Down After New York Times Gets Busted Peddling Fake News

    05/28/2018 2:58:07 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 23 replies ^ | May 28, 2018 | Mollie Hemingway
    There may have been a real White House briefing with real White House officials, but The New York Times couldn't be trusted to accurately summarize what the White House official said. And it wasn't on a minor point. On the path to the June 12 summit with North Korea, journalists claimed President Donald Trump would not be willing to walk away from the negotiating table because he was too desperate for a win. The Washington Post’s David Nakamura wrote that “critics fear that a president determined to declare victory where his predecessors failed will allow his desire for a legacy-making...