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  • Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Nomination

    01/31/2016 11:53:31 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 59 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/30/2016 | New York Times Editorial Board
    For the past painful year, the Republican presidential contenders have been bombarding Americans with empty propaganda slogans and competing, bizarrely, to present themselves as the least experienced person for the most important elected job in the world. Democratic primary voters, on the other hand, after a substantive debate over real issues, have the chance to nominate one of the most broadly and deeply qualified presidential candidates in modern history. Hillary Clinton would be the first woman nominated by a major party. She served as a senator from a major state (New York) and as secretary of state — not to...
  • Predictable. NY Times Crops Out George W. Bush from Selma March Photo

    03/08/2015 5:33:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    Megyn Kelly ^ | 3/8/2015 | MEGYN KELLY
    The 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march was held in Selma, Alabama on Saturday. The New York Times cropped out the George and Laura Bush. Discrimination still exists in America. MRC reported:
  • New York Times Launches Democrat Get-Out-the-Vote Effort Disguised as News Stories

    10/30/2014 1:18:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush ^ | October 30, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: To the election. The New York Times is all over the place today. The New York Times is a good place to start because it's the house organ for the Democrat Party. In one story in the New York Times you find, unbelievably, why polls tend to undercount Democrats. You heard me right. "Polls show that the Republicans have an advantage in the fight for control of the Senate. "They lead in enough states to win control, and they have additional opportunities in North Carolina and New Hampshire to make up for potential upsets. As Election Day...
  • NY Times Book Review Banishes David Limbaugh From Rightful Place on Best-Seller List

    09/18/2014 12:20:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies ^ | 9-18-2014 | NB Staff
    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner has been dogging the compilers of the formerly prestigious New York Times best-seller list for trying to deny best-seller status to conservative authors. First it was Dinesh D’Souza’s book America. Now it's David Limbaugh's latest book Jesus on Trial. He reports the Times crew has "banished conservative legal author David Limbaugh's latest, Jesus on Trial, from its upcoming best seller list despite having sales better than 17 other books on the list." According to publishing sources, Limbaugh's probe into the accuracy of the Bible sold 9,660 in its first week out, according to Nielsen...
  • New York Times: Demonizing Sgt. Bergdahl

    06/07/2014 6:03:45 AM PDT · by kristinn · 89 replies
    The New York Times via the Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Friday, June 6, 2014 | Editorial
    Four months ago, Sen. John McCain said he would support the exchange of five hard-core Taliban leaders for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. "I would support ways of bringing him home," he told CNN, "and if exchange was one of them I think that would be something I think we should seriously consider." But the instant the Obama administration actually made that trade, McCain, as he has so often in the past... SNIP Though we criticized the administration for ignoring the law in not informing Congress of the transfer of the Taliban detainees 30 days in advance, leave it...
  • The Wife of Jesus Tale (Evidence Points to Forgery of "Jesus' Wife" Fragment)

    04/28/2014 12:04:46 PM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/5/2014 | Charlotte Allen
    ....Two weeks ago, on April 10, in a manner reminiscent of King’s carefully controlled original unveiling of the fragment, the Harvard Divinity School issued a press release declaring that a “wide range of scientific testing indicates that a papyrus fragment containing the words ‘Jesus said to them my wife’ is an ancient document” and that “its contents may have been composed as early as the second to fourth centuries.” Harvard had given an advance viewing of the test results and an interview with King to reporters for just three newspapers—the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Harvard student...
  • The Decline and Fall of the H Word (Homosexual)

    03/23/2014 7:31:00 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 100 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 21, 2014 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    To most ears, it probably sounds inoffensive. A little outdated and clinical, perhaps, but innocuous enough: homosexual. But that five-syllable word has never been more loaded, more deliberately used and, to the ears of many gays and lesbians, more pejorative. Homosexual has the ring of colored now, in the way your grandmother might have used that term, except that it hasnt been recuperated in the same way, said George Chauncey, a Yale professor of history and an author who studies gay and lesbian culture. Consider the following phrases: homosexual community, homosexual activist, homosexual marriage. Substitute the word gay in...
  • The West Need Not Fear Its Young Muslims (NYT alert)

    09/24/2013 6:14:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 23, 2013 | JAMES FERGUSSON
    LONDON It has been five years since Shirwa Ahmed, a 26-year-old from Minneapolis, blew himself up in northern Somalia, and sent shivers up American spines about young immigrants from war-torn Muslim countries who were turning into terrorists. Unconfirmed reports that American Muslims might have been among the gunmen who stormed Nairobis Westgate shopping mall over the weekend will no doubt revive fears of the enemy within. [...] I remain, however, unafraid of Somalis, least of all of Americanized ones. I spent time in Minnesota in 2011 the Twin Cities is home to the greatest concentration in the United...
  • NY Times claims Obama Slight Electoral Win- 5PM today

    11/05/2012 7:28:56 PM PST · by Individual Rights in NJ · 68 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/5/2012 | MICAH COHEN
    If the polls are correct, and President Obama wins a narrow Electoral College victory on Tuesday, the pivotal moment of the 2012 presidential race may have actually occurred in 2009. About two months after taking office, Mr. Obama set the terms of the governments rescue of General Motors and
  • Censoring Terrence McNally

    09/12/2012 1:35:14 PM PDT · by edwinland · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 28, 1998 | new York Times Editorial Board
    Almost nothing is known about this play besides ... that the central character, Joshua, is reported to have sex, offstage, with his disciples. That was enough, however, to lead the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights to stage a letter-writing campaign against the production. It was enough, too, to induce someone to call the Manhattan Theater Club with threats to burn down the theater and kill the staff and Mr. McNally. What we are witnessing, once again, is the peculiar combat between freedoms that is repeatedly staged in America. ... There is no essential difference between suppressing the production...
  • New York Times Editor Bill Keller Resigns

    06/02/2011 12:21:34 PM PDT · by facedown · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | June 2, 2011 at 11:20am | Posted on June 2, 2011 at 11:20am by Jonathon M. Seidl
    NEW YORK (The Blaze/AP) The executive editor of The New York Times is stepping down after eight years on the job. The Times announced Thursday that Bill Keller is leaving the post to return to writing. He will be replaced by Jill Abramson, formerly one of his top deputies. Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. says in a statement that Keller asked for the change a few weeks ago. Keller plans to write for The New York Times Magazine and the papers Sunday opinion and news section.
  • PAUL KRUGMAN: Rise in extremism tied to economy (barf alert)

    05/18/2010 11:14:15 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 13 replies · 536+ views
    NY Times via Houston Chronicle ^ | May 17, 2010, 8:22PM | PAUL KRUGMAN's becoming ever more apparent that real power within the GOP rests with the ranting talk-show hosts. ...Suddenly, the takeover of the Republican Party by right-wing extremists has become a story (although many reporters seem determined to pretend that something equivalent is happening to the Democrats. It isn't.)... The right's answer, of course, is that it's about outrage over President Barack Obama's socialist policies like his health care plan, which is, um, more or less identical to the plan Mitt Romney enacted... Many on the left argue... that it's about race, the shock of having a black man in...
  • U.S. Approval of Killing of Cleric Causes Unease

    05/14/2010 1:27:27 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies · 409+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 13, 2010 | Scott Shane
    WASHINGTON The Obama administrations decision to authorize the killing by the Central Intelligence Agency of a terrorism suspect who is an American citizen has set off a debate over the legal and political limits of drone missile strikes, a mainstay of the campaign against terrorism. The notion that the government can, in effect, execute one of its own citizens far from a combat zone, with no judicial process and based on secret intelligence, makes some legal authorities deeply uneasy. To eavesdrop on the terrorism suspect who was added to the target list, the American-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who...
  • NYT Tells Greece to Abandon Socialized Medicine?

    05/10/2010 10:30:10 AM PDT · by DFG · 5 replies · 530+ views ^ | 05/10/10 | Jazz Shaw
    You know, this has to be one of the strangest stories of the weekend. The New York Times, ever a champion of Obamacare during the recent debates, is reporting (from an April 30 article) on some rather compelling advice for the nation of Greece, which is currently teetering on the precipice of collapse. Its part of a plan negotiated between officials of the European Union, the I.M.F. and the European Central Bank. What might help them? Dont have nationalized health care or any other industry for that matter.
  • NY Times: Poll Finds Tea Party Anger Rooted in Issues of Class

    04/14/2010 4:05:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 108 replies · 3,026+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 14, 2010 | By KATE ZERNIKE and MEGAN THEE-BRENAN
    Tea party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public, tend to be Republican, white, male, and married, and their strong opposition to the Obama administration is more rooted in political ideology than anxiety about their personal economic situation, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. The 18 percent of Americans who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters look like Republicans in many ways, but they hold more conservative views on a range of issues and tend to be older than Republicans generally. They are also more likely than Republicans as a whole to describe themselves...
  • Scoundrel Time(s)

    03/29/2010 6:37:38 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies · 423+ views
    First Things ^ | 3/29/10 | George Weigel
    The sexual and physical abuse of children and young people is a global plague; its manifestations run the gamut from fondling by teachers to rape by uncles to kidnapping-and-sex-trafficking. In the United States alone, there are reportedly some 39 million victims of childhood sexual abuse. Forty to sixty percent were abused by family members, including stepfathers and live-in boyfriends of a childs motherthus suggesting that abused children are the principal victims of the sexual revolution, the breakdown of marriage, and the hook-up culture. Hofstra University professor Charol Shakeshaft reports that 6-10 percent of public school students have been molested in...
  • Obama Could Work for The New York Times

    06/29/2009 7:01:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 962+ views ^ | June 29, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    Back in 2008, New York Times correspondent David S. Rohde, along with Afghan reporter Taki Luden, were abducted in Pakistan by the Taliban. Because they felt it might adversely affect hostage rescue efforts, the Times requested a news black-out. The Associated Press and other news agencies respected the request and only broke the story recently, after Rohde and Luden had scaled a wall and made their escape. It would be nothing other than a story with a happy ending, except that the Times has time and again ignored the governments requests that it not report the specific ways in which...
  • Boycotting The New York Times

    05/19/2009 11:50:06 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 8 replies · 621+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 18, 2009 | Jamie Glazov
    Frontpage Interviews guest today is Don Feder, a Boston Herald opinion writer and syndicated columnist for 19 years. He's currently a media consultant, free-lance writer and editor of Boycott The New York Times ( FP: Don Feder, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Feder: Thank you. FP: Id like to talk to you today about your campaign to boycott the New York Times. Of all the biased, mainstream media -- ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Washington Post, AP, etc. -- why are you boycotting the Times? Feder: The New York Times is arguably the most biased media outlet in the country. Its also...
  • Columnist Paul Krugman Wins Nobel Economics Prize

    10/13/2008 5:48:12 AM PDT · by kidd · 22 replies · 1,410+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/13/08 | KARL RITTER and MATT MOORE
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Paul Krugman, the Princeton University scholar and New York Times columnist, won the Nobel economic prize Monday for his analysis of how economies of scale can affect trade patterns and the location of economic activity. Krugman has been a harsh critic of the Bush administration and the Republican Party in The New York Times, where he writes a regular column and has a blog called "Conscience of a Liberal." He has come out forcefully against John McCain during the economic meltdown, saying the Republican candidate is "more frightening now than he was a few weeks ago" and...
  • Update: NY Times Alters Misleading Account of Palin Puck Drop at Flyers Game

    10/12/2008 11:19:26 PM PDT · by canucky · 22 replies · 3,235+ views ^ | Oct.12, 2008 | Newsbusters
    Newsbusters: The New York Times took the unusual step of quickly editing and replacing a hysterical post by hockey blogger Lynn Zinser that covered Sarah Palin's appearance at the Philadelphia Flyers home opener where she was invited to drop a ceremonial puck. In her original post Zinser exaggerated the boos by the crowd, attacked Flyers owner Ed Snider for inviting Palin to the event and appears to have fabricated the discomfort felt by NHL players Scott Gomez and Mike Richards.
  • Alaska Party Official Says Palin Was Not a Member

    09/03/2008 7:30:43 AM PDT · by GVnana · 43 replies · 295+ views
    NYT (Slimes) ^ | 8/2/2008
    September 2, 2008, 10:32 pm Alaska Party Official Says Palin Was Not a Member By The New York Times The chairwoman of an Alaskan political party that advocates a vote on the states secession from the union said Tuesday that she had been mistaken when she said Gov. Sarah Palin was a member of the group. A front-page story in The New York Times on Tuesday and articles in other news media reported that Ms. Palin was a member of the Alaska Independence Party for two years in the 1990s. The information in the Times article was based on a...
  • In an Iranian Image, a Missile Too Many (MSM picks up on the case of the missing missile)

    07/10/2008 8:41:58 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 49 replies · 322+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7/10/2008 | Mike Nizza and Patrick Witty
    As news spread across the world of Irans provocative missile tests, so did an image of four missiles heading skyward in unison. Unfortunately, it appeared to contain one too many missiles, a point that had not emerged before the photo appeared on the front pages of The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, The Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers as well as on BBC News, MSNBC, Yahoo! News, and many other major news Web sites.
  • Living History with the New York Times

    U.S. Aborted Raid on Qaeda Chiefs in Pakistan in 05. So blared the top headline of Sundays New York Times. Breathlessly, correspondent Mark Mazzetti reported that reliable intelligence had Ayman al-Zawahiri coming to a meeting in Pakistans tribal region. Special-ops forces got all geared up to take him out. Everything was in place to do just that. Then, at the eleventh hour, Donald Rumsfeld got cold feet. Too risky, the Defense secretary is said to have decided. Too much potential for collateral damage, U.S. casualties, and a jolt to Americas complex relationship with the shaky Musharaff government. So, the Times...
  • Massive Terrorist Plot! NYT: See Page 30

    06/04/2007 5:43:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies · 1,432+ views ^ | June 4, 2007 | Ben Johnson
    This weekend, federal authorities foiled a stunning terrorist plot by Muslim extremists to kill thousands of our readers, strike the international transport grid, and depress the nations economy during its slowest quarter since late 2002 but enough about that. That was the message of Sundays New York Times. The FBI had prevented four men, including a former member of Guyanas parliament, from blowing up John F. Kennedy International Airport and possibly part of Queens. They hoped to ignite underground fuel pipes, setting off a chain reaction of explosions that would envelop the entire complex. The NY Post and...
  • Multitude of Sins .....( New York Times, "Religion Guided Three Held In Fort Dix Plot.")

    05/14/2007 4:35:58 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 21 replies · 891+ views
    NY Sun ^ | May 14, 2007 | Mark Steyn
    Most terrorists seem like bumbling losers if they're caught before the act: That's certainly true of the Fort Dix jihadists who took their terrorist training DVD to the local audio store to be copied. It was also true of the Islamists arrested in Toronto last year for plotting to behead the Prime Minister, one of whose cell members had a bride who wanted him to sign a pre-nup committing him to jihad. The Heathrow plotters arrested while planning to blow up U.S.-bound airliners included a Muslim convert who'd started out as the son of a British Conservative Party official with...
  • The Role of an F.B.I. Informer Draws Praise as Well as Questions About Legitimacy

    05/10/2007 5:28:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,398+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | May 10, 2007 | DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI
    It was August 2006 when one of the young Muslim men accused of plotting to kill soldiers at Fort Dix first broached the idea, according to the authorities. Talking to an informer who was secretly taping the exchange, the young man said that he thought he could round up six or seven other men willing to take part, and that a rocket-propelled grenade might be the most effective weapon, the authorities said. And he had one more notion: He wanted the informer to lead the attack, according to a federal complaint. “I am at your services,” the young man is...
  • The filibuster shuffle

    01/18/2007 9:18:13 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 26 replies · 1,016+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | January 18, 2007 | Editorial
    The New York Times last week declared itself against the filibuster, a procedure by which the minority party in the U.S. Senate may block the tyranny of the majority. Last week, the Times called filibuster an "arcane rule" after Republicans threatened to use it to thwart the new Democratic majority, which the Times enthusiastically supports. That's odd. A year ago when Republicans were running the Senate, the Times called out the Democrats for not using the filibuster to block Samuel Alito Jr.'s Supreme Court nomination. In March 2005, in objecting to another batch of GOP judicial nominees, the Times called...
  • Does Abe Foxman Have an Anti-Anti-Semite Problem?

    01/13/2007 7:30:23 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 29 replies · 872+ views
    New York Times ^ | 14 January 2007 | JAMES TRAUB
    ...The Anti-Defamation League, which has an annual budget of more than $50 million, offers anti-bias education and diversity training through its World of Difference Institute; plays a major advocacy role in keeping church and state separate; monitors a vast array of extremist activity...But the league is, in the end, mostly Abe. Foxman is a domineering character who over the years, according to critics, has driven out potential rivals and successors... ....How, then, to explain so one-sided a policy? The unmatched power, they argue, of the Israel lobby. Mearsheimer and Walt, distinguished figures who teach at the University of Chicago and...
  • New York Times Apple iPod articles reveal very similar formula

    11/01/2006 11:10:25 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 17 replies · 384+ views
    Mac Daily News ^ | Wednesday, November 01, 2006
    The New York Times is at it again, literally. We're struck by the similarities between two separate New York Times articles regarding Apple iPod. So struck are we, in fact, that we can't let it go without first analyzing the formula that NY Times writers seem to have concocted. The formula: 1. Find a disaffected anti-iPod voice from the appropriate age group. 2. Quote lone anti-iPodder liberally in order to make their sentiment appear important. 3. Highlight alternatives to Apple's iPod in-depth. Let's compare, shall we? From the New York Times: October 5, 2006 by Wilson Rothman:When Max Roosevelt wanted...
  • Which Side is the New York Times On?

    07/17/2006 9:45:45 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 100 replies · 2,445+ views
    Hot Air - Vent with Michelle Malkin ^ | July 17, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    This is probably one of the most terribly disturbing photoessays you will see -- And Michelle's commentary makes it even more so. The anger I feel upon viewing this and reading the title and text of the review can only be described as seething. I know not the god referred to in the pictures; it certainly is not the Judeo-Christian God. Click the link and view the presentation and then read the description of the photoessay below. Which Side is the NY Times On?
  • 10 Days That Changed History [nyt alert]

    07/03/2006 8:16:29 AM PDT · by mathprof · 37 replies · 942+ views
    new york times ^ | 7/2/06 | ADAM GOODHEART
    IT'S a badly kept secret among scholars of American history that nothing much really happened on Thursday, July 4, 1776. Although this date is emblazoned on the Declaration, the Colonies had actually voted for independence two days earlier; the document wasn't signed until a month later. When John Adams predicted that the "great anniversary festival" would be celebrated forever, from one end of the continent to the other, he was talking about July 2. Indeed, the dates that truly made a difference aren't always the ones we know by heart; frequently, they've languished in dusty oblivion. The 10 days that...
  • For President, First a Leak; Now, a Jam

    04/08/2006 8:42:11 AM PDT · by Carling · 110 replies · 2,801+ views
    NYT Via The Oregonian ^ | 4/8/06 | Scott Shane
    WASHINGTON, April 7 That President Bush authorized an aide to disclose classified intelligence on Iraqi weapons, as asserted in court papers, comes as no shock to official Washington. The leaking of secrets has long been a favored tool of policy debate, political combat and diplomatic one-upmanship. "We've had leaking of this kind since the administration of George Washington," said Rick Shenkman, a presidential historian at George Mason University.
  • Cited as Symbol of Abu Ghraib, Man Admits He Is Not in Photo (NYT caught red-handed in another lie!)

    03/17/2006 10:17:54 PM PST · by Greg o the Navy · 49 replies · 1,707+ views
    New York Times ^ | 03/18/2006 | KATE ZERNIKE
    In the summer of 2004, a group of former detainees of Abu Ghraib prison filed a lawsuit. One claimed to be the man in the photograph -- wires attached to his outstretched arms. The trouble was, the man in the photograph was not Mr. Qaissi.
  • Why Not a Strike on Iran?

    01/23/2006 8:23:53 AM PST · by robowombat · 27 replies · 1,994+ views
    The New York Times: ^ | Jan 22, 2006 | David E. Sanger,
    "Could we do it?" one administration official who was deeply involved in planning the Iraq invasion said recently. "Sure. Could we manage the aftermath? I doubt it." Similar fears, he said, gave President Bill Clinton pause about launching a strike on North Korea in 1994. Later that year he reached an accord for a freeze on the North's nuclear production facilities. But in 2003 everything unfroze, and now the North, by C.I.A. estimates, has enough fuel for at least half a dozen bombs. The Iranians took careful notes then, and here in Washington today the Korean experience underlies diplomacy-versus-force arguments...
  • Photo fakery at the New York Times

    01/16/2006 5:19:53 AM PST · by saveliberty · 237 replies · 9,683+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 1/16/2006 | Thomas Lifson
    Photo fakery at the New York Times January 16th, 2006 Is a fake staged photo fit to print? What if it staged in a way that makes the US forces fighting the War on Terror look cruel and ineffective? The evidence argues that yes, it can run, and in a prominent position -at least in the case of the New York Times website. It appears that the Times, once-upon-a-time regarded as the last word in reliability when it comes to checking before publishing (which makes them so much better than blogs, of course), has run a fake photo on...
  • Why Did The Times Wait?

    01/03/2006 12:52:29 PM PST · by Sam Hill · 32 replies · 2,164+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | January 3, 2006 | N/A
    Everyone is asking the burning question: Why did The New York Times postpone its treason in publishing its NSA secrets when these leaks could have won the elections for their bosses, the Democrat Party?We certainly know it had nothing to do with any concerns about hurting our national security in the middle of a shooting war.Even The Times' own PR man felt obliged to (very publicly) upbraid his masters for this tragically missed opportunity, which we present courtesy of the New York Post [excerpted]: "Old Gay Gray Lady" publisher, Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger Jr.Times' Own Ombudsman Rips 'Stonewalling' Paper By ANDY...
  • Bush retreats to ranch, readies to launch agenda

    01/01/2006 12:32:44 PM PST · by ncountylee · 240 replies · 2,952+ views
    NY Times/timesargus ^ | January 1, 2006 | DAVID E. SANGER
    CRAWFORD, Texas For six days, President Bush has stayed in nearly complete isolation on his ranch here just mountain-biking and brush-clearing, the White House insisted daily, and seeing only one visitor, his mother-in-law, Jenna Welch. He never even ventured into this little town of 600, not even to the cheeseburger joint that he often uses as a political tool to show that he is in touch with his neighbors. But on New Year's Day, after a brief stop at an Army hospital in San Antonio to visit wounded soldiers, Bush is scheduled to return to the White House...
  • Nominee to Lead Public Broadcasting Promises to Pursue Balance

    09/28/2005 6:17:30 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 6 replies · 352+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 27, 2005 | STEPHEN LABATON
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 - Cheryl F. Halpern, a major Republican fund-raiser selected Monday to be the next chairwoman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, vowed to continue to encourage "objectivity and balance" in public television and radio. Ms. Halpern's commitment raised concerns among some broadcast executives who said her predecessor, Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, used "balance" to justify providing the financing for at least one conservative program, featuring the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal, and for monitoring programs that have been critical of the Bush administration. Mr. Tomlinson is the subject of an inquiry for signing a contract with...
  • "The photo that started it all" (Can you TRUST the NY Times?)

    08/02/2002 2:06:21 PM PDT · by mhking · 33 replies · 1,008+ views
    The Safety Valve ^ | 7.31.02 | Toren Smith
    July 31, 2002"The photo that started it all" With the recent scandal over the New York Times censoring an article that dared to present an un-PC (and worse, un-NYT) viewpoint, I thought it might be interesting to take a trip back to the beginning of the intifada and how the Pravda of America has been covering the Mideast situation from the very beginning. Take a look at this: Looks pretty damning, doesn't it? But wait:"Regarding your picture on page A5 of the Israeli soldier and the Palestinian on the Temple Mount -- that Palestinian is actually my son, Tuvia Grossman,...
  • The Swift Boating of Cindy Sheehan

    08/20/2005 6:55:00 PM PDT · by paulat · 159 replies · 3,870+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 8/21/05 | Frank Rich
    August 21, 2005 The Swift Boating of Cindy Sheehan By FRANK RICH CINDY SHEEHAN couldn't have picked a more apt date to begin the vigil that ambushed a president: Aug. 6 was the fourth anniversary of that fateful 2001 Crawford vacation day when George W. Bush responded to an intelligence briefing titled "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States" by going fishing. On this Aug. 6 the president was no less determined to shrug off bad news. Though 14 marine reservists had been killed days earlier by a roadside bomb in Haditha, his national radio address that morning...
  • 'King of the Hill' Democrats?

    06/25/2005 8:43:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 128 replies · 2,986+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 26, 2005 | MATT BAI
    If you watch a lot of cable news, by now you've probably heard someone refer to a bloc of voters known as '' 'South Park' conservatives.'' The term comes from the title of a new book by Brian C. Anderson, a conservative pundit who adapted it from the writer Andrew Sullivan, and it refers to the notion that Comedy Central's obscene spoof of life in small-town America, with its hilarious skewering of liberal snobbery, is somehow the perfect crucible for understanding a new breed of brash and irreverent Republican voters. In truth, aside from its title, Anderson's book has very...
  • Newsweek vs. the White House, according to ABC News' Terry Moran.

    05/18/2005 8:21:32 PM PDT · by Valin · 85 replies · 2,540+ views
    Radio Blogger ^ | 5/18/05 | Hugh Hewitt / Terry Moran
    We've talked about the bogus Newsweek desecration story for several days now, and so has the White House press corps. Yesterday, in the White House Press Room, Scott McClellan took a question about Newsweek, and said, in essence, that Newsweek ought to do all it can to correct some of the damage they did with their bogus story. Terry Moran, White House correspondent for ABC News, replied, saying that it sounded to him like Scott was trying to be the editor of Newsweek. Elizabeth Bumiller of the New York Times later quipped, very sarcastically, that maybe Scott wanted her to...
  • NYT: Israeli Soldier Is Killed as Palestinian Agent Sets Trap

    12/07/2004 4:42:38 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 36 replies · 1,329+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 7, 2004 | GREG MYRE
    Israeli Soldier Is Killed as Palestinian Agent Sets Trap By GREG MYRE Published: December 7, 2004 ERUSALEM, Dec. 7 - An Israeli soldier was killed and four were wounded today when a Palestinian double agent lured the troops into a booby-trapped chicken coop in Gaza City, the Hamas movement said.In the fighting that followed, Israeli forces killed four Palestinian militants in the bloodiest single clash since the Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat died near four weeks ago, Hamas said. The Israeli military declined to comment on the Hamas statement. Fighting in the Gaza Strip had become less frequent recently as Israelis...
  • Media Bias - WHy expectations are higher for "The New York Times" (Joe Scarborough)

    11/18/2004 3:59:39 PM PST · by gab1279 · 12 replies · 920+ views
    Congressman Joe ^ | 11/18/04 | Joe Scarborough
    By now, you know the broadcast media stories involving Dan Rather and broadcast peers at CBS, but nowhere is media bias more pronounced at the newspaper of record, "The New York Times." Notice how, unlike most of those claiming the existence of media bias, I do not put the Times' description in quotation marks. That's because the Times is America's paper of record, and what they write impacts the world. Maybe that's why news observers like myself are concerned when liberal bias escapes the Times' editorial page and makes it to the front page in the form of a headline...
  • Abolish the Electoral College

    08/28/2004 11:34:36 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 296 replies · 4,869+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 29, 2004
    When Republican delegates nominate their presidential candidate this week, they will be doing it in a city where residents who support George Bush have, for all practical purposes, already been disenfranchised. Barring a tsunami of a sweep, heavily Democratic New York will send its electoral votes to John Kerry and both parties have already written New York off as a surefire blue state. The Electoral College makes Republicans in New York, and Democrats in Utah, superfluous. It also makes members of the majority party in those states feel less than crucial. It's hard to tell New York City children that...
  • The Rambo Coalition

    08/23/2004 9:45:17 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 36 replies · 845+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 24, 2004 | PAUL KRUGMAN
    Almost a year ago, on the second anniversary of 9/11, I predicted "an ugly, bitter campaign - probably the nastiest of modern American history." The reasons I gave then still apply. President Bush has no positive achievements to run on. Yet his inner circle cannot afford to see him lose: if he does, the shroud of secrecy will be lifted, and the public will learn the truth about cooked intelligence, profiteering, politicization of homeland security and more. But recent attacks on John Kerry have surpassed even my expectations. There's no mystery why. Mr. Kerry isn't just a Democrat who might...
  • NYT Blames Bombing of French Jewish Community Center on "Neo-Nazis" [INCREDIBLE NYT STUPIDITY ALERT]

    08/22/2004 11:28:09 PM PDT · by ChicagoHebrew · 57 replies · 1,992+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 23, 2004 | CRAIG S. SMITH
    Fire swept through a Jewish community center in eastern Paris in the early morning hours on Sunday after arsonists broke into the building and scrawled swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans inside. It was the latest in a wave of neo-Nazi acts across the country.
  • When Daughter Seems a Bit Too Much Like Father

    07/25/2004 6:18:45 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 63 replies · 2,896+ views
    NY Times (Week in Review) ^ | 7-25-04 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    Stephanie S. Cordle/Associated Press Jenna Bush, campaigning for her father last week, makes an unintended splash. WASHINGTON Well, that was a fine how-do-you do. This was supposed to be the new Jenna Bush. Fresh out of college, ready to shed the "Jenna and Tonic'' image she earned as a partying undergraduate, she posed for Vogue in a couture gown and declared an interest in working with charter schools. It was all a prelude to becoming a public figure at 22 and heading out on the campaign trail for Dear Old Dad. Then last week she stuck out her...
  • Is The New York Times a Liberal Newspaper? (Of course it is.)

    07/25/2004 9:28:33 AM PDT · by Drango · 30 replies · 1,602+ views
    NYTimes ^ | July 25, 2004 | DANIEL OKRENT
    Is The New York Times a Liberal Newspaper?By DANIEL OKRENTPublished: July 25, 2004 F course it is.The fattest file on my hard drive is jammed with letters from the disappointed, the dismayed and the irate who find in this newspaper a liberal bias that infects not just political coverage but a range of issues from abortion to zoology to the appointment of an admitted Democrat to be its watchdog. (That would be me.) By contrast, readers who attack The Times from the left - and there are plenty - generally confine their complaints to the paper's coverage of electoral politics...
  • Mr. Cheney's Troubled Doctor (NY Times calls for Cheney and Kerry to release medical records)

    07/12/2004 4:55:18 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 22 replies · 1,137+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7/12/04
    he doctor who regularly vouched for Vice President Dick Cheney's good health had a secret debilitation of his own a grievous addiction to prescription drugs that has recently been thoroughly aired in public. Unfortunately, we now know a lot about the medical history of Dr. Gary Malakoff but very little about that of his patient, the vice president. Skimpy, upbeat generalizations have always been offered about Mr. Cheney, who has a history of heart ailments and complex ongoing treatment. In contrast, President Bush, by all accounts a picture of health, has released full details about his own checkups. In...