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  • A "Tone-Deaf" Obama Mocked By The [NY Times] For Vacationing While The World Burns

    07/20/2014 11:22:22 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 20, 2014
    When it comes to mocking president Obama, there is no easier or more effective way than focusing on his vacation/golfing schedule. The conservative Washington Examiner did just that last week, before the latest Malaysian Airlines disaster, when it reported that "It's going to be hot tubs, basketball, tennis and golf for the first family this summer, having set plans for a 16-day vacation in Martha's Vineyard, Mass., on a $12 million, 10-acre forested estate on the southwestern corner of the island. Reports from the Bay State indicate that President Obama and his family will vacation August 9-24 at the 8,100-square...
  • Minority Gun Owners Face Balancing Act, Weighing Isolation and Stigma of Violence

    06/15/2014 5:08:28 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 14, 2012 | TANZINA VEGA
    INDIANAPOLIS — Standing in a small booth surrounded by displays for rifles, pistols, holsters and other firearm accouterments, the Rev. Kenn Blanchard signed copies of his book “Black Man With a Gun: Reloaded.” Amid the sea of thousands of white faces that descended on this city for the National Rifle Association convention in late April, Mr. Blanchard, an N.R.A. member since 1991, offered his reasoning for why he was one of the few black visitors. “We still culturally have a fear that we’re going to be that lone guy out, and you don’t want to be the lone guy out,”...
  • 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 unit’s 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...
  • Pinch of the Times just another lib hypocrite as he fires the lib Abramson

    05/25/2014 8:25:56 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/25/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Oh, what fun to watch the contretemps going on in the shop of New York’s failed print model of what used to be journalism! “Fired for being a bitch,” is a Drudge headline that just won’t quit. The Pinches and Punches of the world of cutthroat print are just getting a pinch of their own punch as they feel the pushback from a female wanting to win in their falsely contrived War on Women. Oh, how payback is hell! How delicious to watch the Old Grey Lady impaled on a modern Lady’s sword. Arty (Sulzberger) is in the painful position...
  • 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 Scarborough’s 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...
  • Jill Abramson vs Bill Keller: How Much of a Salary Disparity AFTER Taxes?

    05/16/2014 6:25:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Self | May 16, 2014 | PJ-Comix
    According to this New Yorker ARTICLE Jill Abramson's salary was $525,000 per year vs. $559,000 for previous Executive Editor, Bill Keller. However two BIG factors to keep in mind. First of all Keller had been there longer than Abramson as executive editor. And second, the taxes in New York State and City are so high that the $34,000 differential would be much lower. Perhaps someone out there can figure out what the AFTER TAX differential was. If Abramson wanted a higher TAKE HOME salary, perhaps she should have addressed the State and City governments of New York. So what would...
  • WAR ON WOMEN?: REPORT SAYS NYT’S FIRST FEMALE EDITOR OUSTED FOR ASKING FOR ‘EQUAL PAY’

    05/14/2014 5:43:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 14, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    The New York Times, which has actively helped Democrats and the White House perpetuate the phony "war on women" campaign against Republicans, reportedly fired its female executive editor because she complained about pay inequality at the so-called "paper of record." On Wednesday, the Times announced that Dean Baquet, the managing editor, would replace Jill Abramson, becoming the paper's first black executive editor. Abramson was promoted to executive editor with much fanfare in 2011. "Several weeks ago," according to The New Yorker, "Abramson discovered that her pay and her pension benefits as both executive editor and, before that, as managing editor...
  • Jill Abramson out at New York Times, Dean Baquet will lead

    05/14/2014 11:55:26 AM PDT · by abb · 60 replies
    Poynter ^ | May 14, 2014 | Andrew Beaujon
    Jill Abramson “is unexpectedly leaving the position” as executive editor of The New York Times, the Times announced Wednesday. Dean Baquet will be the new executive editor, Ravi Somaiya reports. “The reasons for the switch were not immediately clear,” Somaiya reports. Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. attributed the change to “an issue with management in the newsroom,” Somaiya wrote on Twitter. Abramson became the Times’ executive editor in 2011. She is five years away from being 65, the age at which Times executive editors traditionally must retire. On Monday Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan noted that under Abramson, “not only...
  • NYTimes Reporter Clueless That Huckabee's Radio Show Ended Months Ago

    05/10/2014 9:41:21 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 10 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    You can’t make it up. Does New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich actually listen to talk radio? And is Congressman Mike Rogers being groomed as the next host in the perpetually losing business that is moderate Republican talk radio – RINO radio? Republican In Name Only Radio.
  • If a Tree Falls on the NY Times, Does it Make a Sound? (Anti-Israel propaganda from NYT)

    05/08/2014 2:04:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | May 08, 2014 7:41 AM | Jack Engelhard
    … A while back, the Times ran a huge front page photo of young men and women dashing for a table full of food. The headline told a million readers that these were Palestinian Arabs who had been STARVED by Israel, but after international pressure Israel relented and the kids were finally allowed to eat. I noticed that these kids were laughing and so did some other observers, until the Times finally admitted (on page 36) that Israel had nothing to do with this.Muslims had been fasting for some holy day (Ramadan?) and were finally allowed to feast. But the...
  • Boko Haram are "Insurgents," some Ukrainians are "Terrorists" & Terrorism is "man-caused disasters"?

    05/07/2014 3:35:03 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 20 replies
    5/7/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I can't keep up with it. Under Janet Napolitano - and in the MSM then - an act of terrorism became known as (or redefined as) "man-caused disasters." Before that, under the Bush administration, it was defined as an act of "terrorism." In the MSM, now, and to a large degree some Ukrainians are called terrorists. Sometimes they are called anti-Kiev protesters, or sometimes anti-government protesters. Should the MSM call Right Sector and others in Ukraine "terrorists"? One hardly ever even sees the word "fascist." But when you look at the top four news articles cached on Yahoo.com, when entering...
  • Don't be Racist like Bundy -- Take a Negro to lunch This Week

    04/25/2014 12:58:01 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 25 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 25, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Let's show him how tolerant we can be. This week.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYHZB9jK3Ls] Video linkHow many Indians Native Americans and Negros African Americans are fooled by patronizing nonsense of the type satirized in the video? Too many, it seems. Perhaps libruls are also fooling themselves, not a difficult task. As shown below by excerpts from an unexpurgated version, it now appears that Mr. Bundy's "racist" remarks -- that have drawn substantially more media attention than did his far more important stand and that of his supporters against governmental excesses at the Bundy Ranch -- boil down to his use of the politically incorrect words "Negro"...
  • Man’s obituary makes odd request, Barbara Bush complies

    03/11/2014 1:05:03 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | March 9, 2014 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    In an obituary that Leonard Smith would have thought “was about three paragraphs too long,” his family asked that in lieu of flowers, people cancel their subscription to The New York Times. It so happens, former first lady Barbara Bush did just that.
  • 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 Public Editor Calls Out the Paper for Downplaying March for Life…As Usual!

    01/25/2014 11:57:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 25, 2014 | 21:11 | Tim Graham
    Kudos to New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan for asking why the Times couldn’t provide much coverage of Wednesday’s March for Life. Hundreds, if not thousands of New Yorkers were there, so “Was this local participation, or the event itself, worthy of a news story in the paper of record? Apparently not.” “The Times, in print, published only a stand-alone photograph of the event on Page A17 with a two-line caption on Thursday.” …
  • 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...
  • When The Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Pie, That’s Hillary Clinton

    01/23/2014 1:07:24 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 71 replies
    The Frisky ^ | 1-23-2014 | Jessica Wakeman
    January 23, 2014 When The Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Pie, That’s Hillary Clinton Jessica Wakeman People who complained about the TIME magazine cover depicting Hillary Clinton’s gargantuan high heel sauntering past a tiny male rival, look what you have wrought: The New York Times Magazine has one-upped everybody in the weirdness department with Hillary-as-planet. A Times editor tweeted the intergalactic cover this morning, confirming in later tweets, yup, it’s for real.I’m sorry, did someone not tell the Times art department this image is CREEPY AS HELL?
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: New York Times Doing PR Work For Hillary, White House On Benghazi

    12/31/2013 11:27:48 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/ ^ | December 31, 2013 | You Tube
    Dana Perino: Who benefits most from the 'Paper of Record's' report that Al Qaeda was not involved in the deadly Sept. 11 Benghazi attack?
  • GOP congressman blasts NY Times Benghazi claims as ‘misleading’

    12/28/2013 3:37:17 PM PST · by xzins · 107 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 28, 2013 | Fox
    A top congressional Republican is saying a new report that concludes Al Qaeda did not carry out the 2012 attack on the U.S diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, is “misleading.” The new report published Saturday in the New York Times concludes that there was no evidence that Al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault that took place on September 11, 2012, and that it appeared that the attack was fueled in large part by anger at an American-made anti-Islamic video, as the Obama administration first claimed. New York Rep. Peter King, member and former...
  • House Report: Al Qaeda in Maghreb and Al Qaeda-Linked Ansar al-Sharia Did Benghazi

    12/28/2013 3:32:40 PM PST · by xzins · 17 replies
    CNS ^ | April 23, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    A congressional report released Tuesday on the terrorist attack on the U.S. State Department compound in Benghazi, Libya says there is “ample evidence that the attack was planned and intentional” and that al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and al Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia joined in carrying it out. The report also notes that al Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia took credit for the attack while it was still unfolding, and that the State Department reported this at the time to other government agencies, including the White House. “The volatile security environment erupted on September 11, 2012, when militias composed of al Qaeda-affiliated...
  • NY Times Ready to Cover Chris Christie Exactly How They Covered Mitt Romney: Badly

    12/27/2013 5:18:22 PM PST · by shepardspie33 · 37 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/27/2013 | Noah Rothman
    If you thought the political press was taking stock of its 2012 election year coverage of Mitt Romney’s campaign and was preparing to make some course corrections in order to ensure fairer coverage of the GOP candidates ahead of 2016, you would be mistaken. Indeed, the New York Times appears to view 2012 not as an aberration but as a model for how to cover future Republican presidential campaigns. The first indication that the Times is gearing up to make a Mitt Romney out of Chris Christie came in early December as “bridge-gate,” the allegation that New Jersey’s governor sought...
  • Hooray for Snooping

    10/30/2013 8:48:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2019 | Paul Greenberg
    It happened years ago in Calgary, Alberta, where the National Conference of Editorial Writers was holding its convention that year. Was it in the '70s or '80s, and does it matter? Much has changed since then, and not for the better. The organization started as a simple meeting of a few editorial writers to shoot the bull, but by now it's cast its web wider and vaguer, becoming the Association of Opinion Journalists, whatever "opinion journalists" are. Anybody who ever started his own blog or wrote a letter to the editor? The disappearance of the old-fashioned editorial writer has...
  • New York Times reporter calls amnesty for illegal immigrants a ‘civil right’

    10/12/2013 5:16:44 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/12/2013 | Neil Munro
    The campaign to win amnesty for illegal immigrants is “a very substantial civil rights movement,” according to New York Times reporter Julia Preston, who, along with other progressive journalists, spoke about the issue on an immigration reform panel to a Washington, D.C. audience on Friday. Preston is the New York Times’ primary immigration reporter — and the paper is cheering on the push by progressives and employers to grant amnesty to 11 million illegal immigrants during an extended recession. The Gray Lady also backs the simultaneous campaign to double legal immigration, which would bring in 22 million additional immigrant workers...
  • Bomb Syria, Even if It Is Illegal (oh?)

    08/29/2013 12:23:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 27, 2013 | Ian Hurd
    The latest atrocities in the Syrian civil war, which has killed more than 100,000 people, demand an urgent response to deter further massacres and to punish President Bashar al-Assad. But there is widespread confusion over the legal basis for the use of force in these terrible circumstances. As a legal matter, the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons does not automatically justify armed intervention by the United States. There are moral reasons for disregarding the law, and I believe the Obama administration should intervene in Syria. But it should not pretend that there is a legal justification in existing law....
  • For New York Mayor, Two Endorsements: Quinn and Lhota

    08/24/2013 11:12:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 24, 2013 | The Editorial Board
    Christine Quinn, the Democratic Choice Ms. Quinn, the City Council speaker, offers the judgment and record of achievement anyone should want in a mayor. Two opponents—Bill de Blasio, the public advocate, and William Thompson Jr., former comptroller—offer powerful arguments on their own behalf. But Ms. Quinn inspires the most confidence that she would be the right mayor for the inevitable times when hope and idealism collide with the challenge of getting something done. … For Republicans, Joseph LhotaYou might find it odd to see this page endorsing the mayoral candidacy of Joseph Lhota, a Republican who made his mark in...
  • The Last Temptation Of Tina Brown

    08/05/2013 4:01:43 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 5, 2013 | Leslie Kaufman,Christine Haughney
    On Nov. 12, 2010, Tina Brown gathered the staff of her Web site The Daily Beast in the third-floor conference room at its Chelsea offices with its commanding views of the Hudson. Brimming with the fervor she has brought to all her endeavors, she delivered some surprising news: the Web site would merge with Newsweek, a once-proud but struggling magazine brand.
  • The Whole System Failed Trayvon Martin [gag alert]

    07/16/2013 10:57:44 AM PDT · by Enchante · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 15, 2013 | Charles Blow
    The system failed him when everyone in the courtroom raised racial bias in roundabout ways, but almost never directly — for example, when the defense held up a picture of a shirtless Martin and told the jurors that this was the person Zimmerman encountered the night he shot him. But in fact it was not the way Zimmerman had seen Martin. Consciously or subconsciously, the defense played on an old racial trope: asking the all-female jury — mostly white — to fear the image of the glistening black buck, as Zimmerman had.
  • Anton Antonov Ovseyenko, Who Exposed Stalin Terror, Dies at 93

    07/11/2013 10:43:53 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 10, 2013 | By MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
    “It is the duty of every honest person to write the truth about Stalin,” Anton Antonov-Ovseyenko, a Soviet historian and dissident, wrote in the preface of his seminal book “The Time of Stalin: Portrait of a Tyranny,” published illegally in 1981. A survivor of the gulag whose parents died in Stalin’s purges, Mr. Antonov-Ovseyenko spent a lifetime in almost fanatical devotion to that duty, working until his death on Tuesday in Moscow at 93 to expose the darkest truths of the Soviet era. His books cracked through the shell of Soviet censorship that surrounded much of the Stalin-era brutality, offering...
  • NY Times Honors Muslim Who Believes Apostates from Islam Should Be Killed...In America

    06/19/2013 11:05:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | June 19, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    On September 10, 2010, the day before our enormous freedom rally at Ground Zero protesting the Ground Zero victory mega-mosque, the New York Times profiled a Muslim named Sinclair Hejazi Abdus-Salaam, who had no place to pray. The whole story was a subtle advertisement for the Ground Zero mega-mosque. But as it turns out, Sinclair Hejazi Abdus-Salaam is not quite the "moderate" that the leftist NYT dhimmis assumed he was, but calls openly for the murder of apostates from Islam -- here in the U.S. Here again we see The NY Times legitimizing and norming the most extreme voices. They...
  • The Grey Lady’s Grudging Abortion Admission

    06/15/2013 3:59:23 AM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6/14/13 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    In its upcoming Sunday magazine, it acknowledges most women turned away from clinics are happy they gave birth.Talk about burying the lead. In a piece in its upcoming Sunday magazine, the New York Times allows in an absurdly roundabout way that a recent study has found that the vast majority of women denied abortions end up glad that they gave birth. If you blink, you might miss the decisive quote from the researcher, Diana Greene Foster. It comes very late in the piece: “About 5 percent of the women, after they have had the baby, still wish they hadn’t. And...
  • 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 it’s doing. Or you could have an authoritarian surveillance state which collects as much as possible and tells the public as little as possible. And...
  • NYTimes Editorial: Obama administration has lost "all credibility"

    06/06/2013 5:56:51 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 29 replies
    An editorial published late Thursday said the administration was using the "same platitude" it uses in every case of overreach -- that "terrorists are a real menace and you should just trust us." The editorial continued: "Those reassurances have never been persuasive -- whether on secret warrants to scoop up a news agency's phone records or secret orders to kill an American suspected of terrorism -- especially coming from a president who once promised transparency and accountability. The administration has now lost all credibility." The editorial board claimed Obama "is proving the truism that the executive will use any power it is...
  • Spying on The Associated Press (NY Times editorial board is mad, but not outraged...)

    05/15/2013 7:04:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/15/13 | THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    The Obama administration, which has a chilling zeal for investigating leaks and prosecuting leakers, has failed to offer a credible justification for secretly combing through the phone records of reporters and editors at The Associated Press in what looks like a fishing expedition for sources and an effort to frighten off whistle-blowers.
  • NY Times to roll out new products in search of revenue [ 11.2 percent drop in ad revenue ]

    04/25/2013 11:44:47 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 28 replies
    reuters ^ | April 25 ,2013 | reuters
    New York Times Co reported a decline in quarterly revenue on weak advertising sales but said it would try to grow out of the slump by expanding its suite of digital products. The 11.2 percent drop in advertising revenue in the first quarter underscores the pressure that the New York Times faces to increase its subscription revenue, especially for its digital products, and find new veins of income.
  • Gitmo Is Killing Me (Boston Marathon attack same day as NY Times op-ed on Gitmo hunger strike)

    04/15/2013 1:19:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/14/13 | SAMIR NAJI al HASAN MOQBEL
    ONE man here weighs just 77 pounds. Another, 98. Last thing I knew, I weighed 132, but that was a month ago. I’ve been on a hunger strike since Feb. 10 and have lost well over 30 pounds. I will not eat until they restore my dignity. I’ve been detained at Guantánamo for 11 years and three months. I have never been charged with any crime. I have never received a trial. I could have been home years ago — no one seriously thinks I am a threat — but still I am here. Years ago the military said I...
  • JPMorgan’s Follies, for All to See

    03/17/2013 2:27:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 16, 2013 | GRETCHEN MORGENSON
    BE afraid. That’s the takeaway for both investors and taxpayers in the 307-page Senate report detailing last year’s $6.2 billion trading fiasco at JPMorgan Chase. The financial system, thanks to dissembling traders and bumbling regulators, is at greater risk than you know. After bailing out the nation’s banking system in 2008, taxpayers and investors have been assured that such a crisis will not happen again. The Dodd-Frank legislation was supposed to make our system safe from the kinds of reckless banking activities... --SNIP-- But the true value in this Senate investigation is its spotlight on the ability of bank executives...
  • NY Times Buries Sen. Paul’s 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 Paul’s filibuster on Attorney General Eric Holder’s refusal to rule out drone strikes against U.S. citizens, which ended early Thursday morning, was absent from the front page of Thursday’s New York Times. The Times buried its coverage of Paul’s striking “talking” filibuster, in which he held the floor for nearly 13 hours, ostensibly in opposition to Obama’s choice of John Brennan for CIA director. Brennan was serving as a proxy for Paul’s 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...
  • 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, it’s fallen by 40 percent since then. ......
  • NYT Tries Again to Sell Off Struggling Boston Globe (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/21/2013 2:36:23 PM PST · by abb · 17 replies
    News Busters ^ | February 21, 2013 | Matthew Sheffield
    The New York Times Company, owners of the Boston Globe newspaper, is once again trying to find someone to take the struggling Massachusetts newspaper off its hands. The Times previously tried to sell the Globe in 2009 but canceled the sale process after it received concessions from is unions (love the irony there). More from Reuters: The sale is expected to come at a big loss. Ken Doctor, an analyst with Outsell Research, estimated that the Globe could fetch about $150 million. The New York Times paid $1.1 billion for the newspaper in 1993. The New York Times is putting...
  • New York Times Came to Us For Info on Menendez, Not The Other Way Around

    02/17/2013 1:18:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 17, 2013 | Peter Flaherty
    The New York Times has an article today titled, "Inquiry of Democratic Senator Started With Partisan Push." The story by Eric Lipton describes our success in getting media coverage for our original research about Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and his relationship with a major donor, Dr. Salomon Melgen. Lipton then states that to Menendez and his staff our work is "proof that the news media frenzy focusing on his actions to help a Florida eye doctor is at least in part a political smear." The only problem with this story line is that that New York Times approached us shortly...
  • In the NY Times, being compared to George Bush is the worst thing that could happen.

    02/11/2013 4:56:12 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 1 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 2/10/2013 | Moneyrunner
    Peter Barker has written a column for the NY Times in which he compares Barack Obama to George Bush: Obama’s Turn in Bush’s Bind. For Times readers, that’s like comparing Obama to Hitler. It means that the Times is wondering if this White ...uh ... Authentically Black Knight is for real. He starts: Four years into his tenure, the onetime critic of President George W. Bush finds himself cast as a present-day Mr. Bush, justifying the muscular application of force in the defense of the nation while detractors complain that he has sacrificed the country’s core values in the name...
  • Court: NYTimes's Request For New York City Gun Owners Violates Law

    02/05/2013 10:16:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/ ^ | February 5,2013 | Daniel Halper
    A New York appellate court has ruled that the New York Times's request for a list of gun owners in New York City, under the Freedom of Information Law, violates the state's statute. The ruling overturns in part a lower court's ruling.
  • Tricky Times target (18 editors to be laid off at the NY Times!)

    01/25/2013 5:28:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/25/13 | Keith Kelly
    The deadline for New York Times newsroom managers to take voluntary buyouts came and went yesterday — without reaching the target of 30 takers. Now, insiders are worried that involuntary cuts — layoffs — will start. Jill Abramson, the executive editor overseeing the process, declined to comment yesterday as the deadline passed but several insiders worried that as few as a dozen raised their hands and volunteered — meaning up to 18 heads must roll.
  • Inequality Is Holding Back the Recovery

    01/21/2013 11:58:19 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 34 replies
    NY Times Op-Ed ^ | 1-19-2013 | Joseph Stiglitz
    Politicians typically talk about rising inequality and the sluggish recovery as separate phenomena, when they are in fact intertwined. Inequality stifles, restrains and holds back our growth. When even the free-market-oriented magazine The Economist argues — as it did in a special feature in October — that the magnitude and nature of the country’s inequality represent a serious threat to America, we should know that something has gone horribly wrong. ... There are four major reasons inequality is squelching our recovery. The most immediate is that our middle class is too weak to support the consumer spending that has historically...
  • DOING THE RESEARCH THE NEW YORK TIMES WON'T DO [Ann Coulter Exposes Gun Control Fraud]

    01/11/2013 2:44:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Anncoulter.com ^ | 1/9/13 | Ann Coulter
    In Sunday's New York Times, Elisabeth Rosenthal claimed, as the title of her article put it, "More Guns = More Killing." She based this on evidence that would never be permitted in any other context at the Times: (1) anecdotal observations; and (2) bald assertions of an activist, blandly repeated with absolutely no independent fact-checking by the Times. There is an academic, peer-reviewed, long-term study of the effect of various public policies on public, multiple shootings in all 50 states over a 20-year period...It concluded that the only policy to reduce the incidence of, and casualties from, mass shootings are...
  • Editorial: Obama hides the whole story

    04/26/2009 12:29:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,076+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 23, 2009 | The Editors
    Set aside for now the troubling changes in the Obama administration’s position on whether former Bush officials should be prosecuted for suggesting tough interrogation tactics against terrorists. Set aside the manifest unfairness of prosecuting lawyers merely for doing their job of giving legal advice. Set aside the raft of other reasonable objections to the proposed prosecutions, including a justifiable aversion to witch-hunts. Instead, consider how flagrantly President Barack Obama violated his repeated promises that he would run a transparent and honorable administration. His administration’s selective and highly prejudicial release of only partial information about CIA interrogations clearly was designed to...
  • Justice Dept. cracks down on leaks (selectively ?)

    05/25/2010 11:26:06 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 17 replies · 602+ views
    Politico ^ | 5-25-10 | Josh Gerstein
    The Obama administration’s crackdown on leaks to the press has snared a high-profile conviction of an FBI linguist, who was sentenced to 20 months in prison Monday after pleading guilty to giving classified information to a blogger. The sentence for Shamai Leibowitz is likely to become the longest ever served by a government employee accused of passing national security secrets to a member of the media. His case represents only the third known conviction in U.S. history for a government official or contractor providing classified information to the press. And it reflects a surprising development: President Barack Obama’s Justice Department...
  • Bloomberg Said To Be Eyeing Financial Times, New York Times

    12/17/2012 5:02:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 17 Dec 2012 06:16 PM | Megan Anderle
    As Michael Bloomberg begins the last year of his third and final term as New York City mayor, the 70-year-old shows no sign of slowing down. Bloomberg, who founded Bloomberg L.P. in the early 1980s, is considering another big splash in the media business by acquiring The Financial Times, according to the New York Times. Meanwhile, USA Today reports that the New York Times itself is a Bloomberg acquisition target, but the New York paper has refrained from reporting that. …
  • White House Offers New Fiscal Plan, Prodding G.O.P.

    11/29/2012 3:03:40 PM PST · by tobyhill · 36 replies
    ny times ^ | 11/29/2012 | By JONATHAN WEISMAN
    House Republicans said on Thursday that Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner presented the House speaker, John A. Boehner, a detailed proposal to avert the year-end fiscal crisis with $1.6 trillion in tax increases over 10 years, an immediate new round of stimulus spending, home mortgage refinancing and a permanent end to Congressional control over statutory borrowing limits. The proposal, loaded with Democratic priorities and short on detailed spending cuts, was likely to meet strong Republican resistance. In exchange for locking in the $1.6 trillion in added revenues, President Obama embraced $400 billion in savings from Medicare and other entitlements, to...
  • Is the head of the New York Times a liar (Not a Joke)

    11/16/2012 10:09:09 AM PST · by robowombat · 12 replies
    Spero News ^ | Friday, November 16, 2012 | William Donohue
    Is the head of the New York Times a liar/ Friday, November 16, 2012 By William Donohue Mark Thompson, the former BBC chief and current president of the New York Times Company, has said all along that he knew nothing about a spiked BBC exposé on BBC child rapist Jimmy Savile. Most astounding of all, on October 13, he said, “During my time as director general of the BBC, I never heard any allegations” about Jimmy Savile. As I wrote on October 26, “If this is true, it makes him a rare find for the Times: everyone else had at...