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  • Keller’s Elitism is America’s Poison

    05/09/2012 4:37:58 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-09-12 | Wordsmith
    Former NYTimes executive editor (from July 2003 until September 2011) Bill Keller regarding FOX News in an op-ed over the weekend: It is the most reliable profit center, expected to net a billion dollars this fiscal year. It is untainted so far by the metastasizing scandals. It is a source of political influence more durable than Murdoch’s serial romances with British prime ministers. This year the Fox News Primary probably did more to nominate Mitt Romney than New Hampshire or Michigan. And yet I would argue that — at least for Americans — Fox News is Murdoch’s most toxic legacy....
  • New York Times Columnist Bumps into Reality, Learns Nothing

    04/23/2012 5:36:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The pro-statism crowd routinely argues that we need more government. Every so often, though, one of them inadvertently stumbles on the truth. But they then refuse to draw the logical conclusion. For instance. One of President Obama’s health appointees noted that quality increases and prices fall when markets are allowed to operate – yet he concluded that we should further restrict market forces in health care.The IRS Commission admitted the tax code is a complicated mess and that he pays someone else to compile his tax return – yet he dodged a question about whether Congress should fix the mess...
  • “Hare, hunter, field” — Castration for deviancy

    03/22/2012 6:06:05 AM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Get Religion ^ | March 21, 2012
    Montgomer Clift in Judgment at Nuremberg The New York Post usually wins the award for best worst headline amongst the New York metropolitan papers. “Headless body in topless bar” remains my favorite.The New York Times however is giving the Post a run for their money. In the 21 March 2012 issue on page A4 we have “Dutch Church is accused of castrating young men”.This is not a story for the faint of heart. And, if you were looking for a fair, informed treatment of the story, look elsewhere.Here is the lede. A young man in the care of the Roman...
  • Notre Dame professor rebuked for defending contraception in NY Times

    03/16/2012 1:43:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    EWTN ^ | March 16, 2012 | Benjamin Mann
    Notre Dame philosophy professor Gary Gutting A professed Catholic who holds the Notre Dame Endowed Chair in Philosophy has drawn a sharp rebuke for his public rejection of the Church's teaching authority on contraception and other subjects. “According to Professor Gary Gutting, the 'people of the Church have spoken' and they don't accept the teaching of the Church on this particular point,” noted Professor William E. May of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. “However, that does not settle the issue, because our Lord himself has given the authority to speak in his...
  • 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...
  • Psst - Obama Lost the Birth Control Mandate Debate (NYT poll conceals "fail")

    03/14/2012 8:55:53 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    Daily Caller - KausFiles ^ | March 14, 2012 | Mickey Kaus
    Caught cocooning in public: Here’s what the NYT‘s story on its latest poll told readers: In recent weeks, there has been much debate over the government’s role in guaranteeing insurance coverage for contraception, including for those who work for religious organizations. The poll found that women were split as to whether health insurance plans should cover the costs of birth control and whether employers with religious objections should be able to opt out. If the Times says women were “split,” you know that must mean they were actually narrowly against the NYT‘s preferred position. Sure enough, when asked, “Should health...
  • Study Warns of Economic Damage in a Keystone Spill (Slimes running cover for Obama with fake study)

    03/14/2012 4:37:42 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    ny times ^ | 3/14/2012 | DAN FROSCH
    A report released on Tuesday by Cornell University’s Global Labor Institute concludes that the economic damage caused by potential spills from the Keystone XL pipeline could far outweigh the benefits of jobs created by the project. The institute, which advocates the creation of union jobs in renewable energy and analyzes sustainability issues, said that more than a million people work in agricultural or tourism jobs in the six states along Keystone XL’s route and that the economic costs could be considerable if a major spill occurred. The risks of an economically damaging accident are higher than those for conventional crude,...
  • NYT Ad: Quit The Catholic Church

    03/09/2012 2:43:45 PM PST · by NYer · 67 replies
    CMR ^ | March 9, 2012 | Patrick Archbold
    The New York Times published an ad from the Freedom From Religion Foundation which calls for nominal and liberal Catholics to abandon the Church. The ad asks "Why are you propping up the pillars of a tyrannical and autocratic, woman-hating, sex-perverting, antediluvian Old Boys Club? " and states "No self-respecting feminist, civil libertarian or progressive should cling to the Catholic faith." [Full Text Below.] It goes without saying that the brave brave NYT would never accept and publish an ad criticizing Islam in the same way. But leaving aside the obvious cowardice and their disgraceful perfunctory anti-Catholicism, I think the...
  • Attack by Limbaugh Awakens a ‘Stop Rush’ Campaign

    03/03/2012 10:37:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 173 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/2/12 | BRIAN STELTER
    Actually, they are remobilizing. A Twitter account, “Stop Rush,” which has been dormant since late 2010, woke up on Wednesday, when Mr. Limbaugh first called the student, Sandra Fluke, a “slut.” On Friday, as complaints from “Stop Rush” and others about Mr. Limbaugh’s comments mounted, a handful of companies said that they had halted their advertising on “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” at least temporarily. One of the companies, Quicken Loans, wrote on Twitter, “Due to continued inflammatory comments — along with valuable feedback from clients and team members — QL has suspended ads on Rush Limbaugh program.” Two mattress companies,...
  • 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
  • Diminishing the Constitution

    02/14/2012 12:14:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | February 10, 2012 | NA
    It is certainly no surprise for gun owners to see the New York Times run a story belittling the United States Constitution. After all, the Times has worked for decades to devalue our founding document. "[I]ts influence is waning," opines the Times. It is "terse and old, and it guarantees relatively few rights." The paper faults the Constitution for being difficult to amend and reflective of the times in which it was written. While the Times does not go so far as to claim the U.S. Constitution has been bad for America, it does lament that it is of "little...
  • ‘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 Posts $40 Million Loss in 2011

    02/03/2012 6:30:03 AM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | Feb. 2, 2012 | P.J. Salvatore
    Trying. Not. To Smile. Failing.The New York Times Company reported on Thursday that its fourth-quarter profit declined 12.2 percent as rising subscription and digital advertising revenue at its largest newspapers could not offset the continued drop-off in print advertising.
  • Report by House Democrats Absolves Administration in Gun Trafficking Case

    01/30/2012 10:16:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 109 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 31, 2012 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    WASHINGTON — Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday are expected to publish a report on the disputed gun trafficking investigation called Operation Fast and Furious, concluding that agents in Arizona — not Obama administration officials — were responsible for the tactics used in the inquiry and for providing misleading information relayed to Congress. In an 89-page report, titled “Fatally Flawed: Five Years of Gun-walking in Arizona,” the Democratic staff portrays Fast and Furious as the fourth investigation, dating back to 2006, in which Arizona-based agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives employed...
  • John Kiriakou, ex-spy and media darling

    01/29/2012 11:16:58 AM PST · by SmithL · 6 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...
  • Pushed Out New York Times CEO Takes $21 Million, Leaves Uncertainty

    01/28/2012 6:10:27 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 1/28/12 | Joe Coscarelli
    Bloomberg reports today that the sudden resignation of New York Times Company CEO Janet Robinson at the end of 2011 came because she was pushed out by chairman and heir Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and his cousin, COO Michael Golden, and that for her troubles, Robinson will receive an exit package worth more than $21 million, much more than the $4.5 million in consulting fees previously reported. And yet revenue and profits at the company are down again.
  • Ochs Sulzberger family members pressured NY Times management to restore dividends

    01/28/2012 5:16:16 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/28/12 | KEITH J. KELLY
    Less than three years after the New York Times Co. was forced to slash its dividend to save cash, members of the paper’s founding family pressured management to restore the rich payout. Members of the Ochs Sulzberger clan are reportedly unhappy that the once-mighty and now struggling company has not been able to dole out the dividend, which was a major source of income for the family whose trust controls the company through a dual-class share structure.
  • The NY Times Collaborates with Hamas Front Group to Suppress the Truth(Old gray sharmuta)

    01/27/2012 8:19:34 AM PST · by bayouranger · 4 replies
    Familysecuritymatters.com ^ | 1-27-12 | Steve Emerson
    Highlights: * The New York Times cites the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as a credible source, while continuing its policy of never mentioning that CAIR was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood, and operates as a Hamas support group. * NYT also suppressed the facts that CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator 2007 Holy Land Foundation conspiracy trial, which resulted in the FBI cutting off all formal contact with the group and that an FBI official has described CAIR as a "front for Hamas." * NYT primarily relies on two sources for comments: Zead Ramadan of CAIR-NY, and Faiza Patel,...
  • Identifying Israel’s “Main Enemies” [NY Times or Ha'aertz]

    01/22/2012 6:12:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Commentary ^ | 1-22-12 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    The controversy ended almost as soon as it began. Yesterday, Jerusalem Post editor Steve Linde told an audience that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had told him a couple of weeks earlier the New York Times and Haaretz were Israel’s “main enemies” because “they set the agenda for an anti-Israel campaign all over the world.” That comment, made during a private meeting with the journalist, set off a minor furor with many, including Linde, saying they thought it odd those two journalistic institutions would outrank Hamas, Hezbollah or Iran as the Jewish state’s main foes and that such a statement...
  • NY Times exculpates Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas while tarring Netanyahu

    01/04/2012 12:59:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/4/12 | Leo Rennert
    Unlike many other media which reported in some detail the meeting of Israeli and Palestinian officials in Jordan on Jan. 3, the New York Times used the occasion to delve into various regional forces that impinge on progress -- or lack thereof -- in the peace process. In a purported "news" article spread across six columns, Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner sets out to plumb new Mideast realities shaped by the emergence of "political Islam as a potentially transformative force in the region." ("As Israelis and Palestinians Talk, the Rise of Political Islam Alters the Equation" page A6, Jan. 4)....