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  • NY Times 'Ethicist': When Layoffs Are Immoral

    05/27/2009 11:05:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies · 1,922+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 26, 2009 | By Randy Cohen
    Caterpillar, the heavy equipment manufacturer, is moving to lay off more than 20,000 workers. These days such mass layoffs are sadly unsurprising, but are they ethical? If Caterpillar is to relegate legions of employees to the care of the public, it may not simply echo Ebenezer Scrooge: “Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses? Is there no COBRA?” Instead, it must use its considerable political clout to ensure that those programs are robustly funded, hardly a priority either for Caterpillar or its confreres among the Fortune 500. That is, if Caterpillar is to deprive thousands of people of a...
  • The Times in a Tizzy Over Palin

    09/15/2008 10:15:53 PM PDT · by pissant · 31 replies · 238+ views
    Townhall ^ | 9/16/08 | Joel Mowbray
    Hell hath no fury like the Gray Lady scorned. This weekend, the venerable New York Times ran five hit pieces on Sarah Palin: three breathless op-eds, one blistering editorial and a scathing 3,200-word front-page “news” story remarkable for dismissing even the pretense of balance. (In the interest of thoroughness, at least, the paper also trashed Todd Palin as too involved in his wife’s governorship.) The paper of record, of course, was hardly the sole perpetrator the Palin Pile-on. It was just the nastiest. In its sole piece of substantive reporting this weekend on Gov. Palin, the Times eschewed a “mixed...
  • New York Times to stop printing?

    02/08/2007 5:59:08 AM PST · by ensignsj · 5 replies · 313+ views
    Rochester Pundit ^ | 2-7-07 | Rochester Pundit
    New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger tells Haaretz.com that he's not sure if the Old Gray Lady will even be producing a print edition five years from now. This is being dictated, apparently, by the digital revolution, which they ostensibly blame for their industry's overall decline.
  • How to Cool a Planet (Maybe)

    06/27/2006 7:57:48 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 61 replies · 1,182+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 27, 2006 | WILLIAM J. BROAD
    In the past few decades, a handful of scientists have come up with big, futuristic ways to fight global warming: Build sunshades in orbit to cool the planet. Tinker with clouds to make them reflect more sunlight back into space. Trick oceans into soaking up more heat-trapping greenhouse gases. Their proposals were relegated to the fringes of climate science. Few journals would publish them. Few government agencies would pay for feasibility studies. Environmentalists and mainstream scientists said the focus should be on reducing greenhouse gases and preventing global warming in the first place. But now, in a major reversal, some...
  • ("What if" in History - No. 1) Dec. 21, 1943: NEW YORK TIMES set to publish Navajo code

    12/21/2005 8:54:24 PM PST · by doug from upland · 76 replies · 2,655+ views
    DFU "what if" in history | Dec. 21, 1943 | Jonathon Risen (fictitious name)
    Jonathon Risen, New York Times Dateline: New York Dec. 21, 1943 In an exclusive interview with a Navajo Indian, the NEW YORK TIMES has learned that Navajo Indians have been forced into service by the U.S. military establishment. It is shocking that, in the middle of the 20th Century, such abuse of our Native Americans could be taking place without approval of the courts. Neither President Roosevelt nor Secretary of War Stimson has given a public comment or returned a telephone call. The TIMES has learned that so-called Navajo Code Talkers have been used by our military for secure communications....
  • DFU SONG: If You Could Read My Mind (if you read the NEW YORK TIMES)

    08/06/2005 4:47:02 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies · 355+ views
    DFU SONGS | 8-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND If you have read their paper...you know it is a load of crap They think you're uninformed and you must be some sort of a sap They are leftist shills...they've said they will change but they are spinning still Their slanted news is screwed So when you read the NEW YORK TIMES do not think that what you're reading must be true If have read their paper...you might think that the war is wrong Anti-American coverage...it is such a worn out song Leftist to the core...for the Democrats they'll always play...
  • The Dowd-y Old Gray Lady - (understanding "Mo-Do's" biased gibberish)

    03/11/2005 7:06:20 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 621+ views
    AMERICAN ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE.COM ^ | MARCH 10, 2005 | WILLIAM TUCKER
    Living in New York, I have no choice but to read the New York Times every day. I try to leaven it with the Daily News and the New York Post, but it's a witch's brew. The News has somehow cast itself as the newspaper of the underclass, so it feels obliged to report every bit of mayhem coming out of New York's poor neighborhoods. Somebody killed somebody over a jacket. Somebody got shot over a parking space. A grandmother in a housing project was killed in the crossfire by drug dealers. News about democracy demonstrations in Lebanon usually appears...
  • The Nascar Nightly News: Anchorman Get Your Gun

    12/03/2004 7:01:06 PM PST · by dnmore · 16 replies · 1,010+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/05/2004 | FRANK RICH
    IF Democrats want to run around like fools trying to persuade voters in red America that they are kissing cousins to Billy Graham, Minnie Pearl and Li'l Abner, that's their problem. Pandering, after all, is what politicians do, especially politicians as desperate as the Democrats. But when TV news organizations start repositioning themselves to pander to Nascar dads and "moral values" voters, it's a problem for everyone. There's a war on. TV remains by far the most prevalent source of news for Americans. We need honest information to help us navigate, not bunkum skewed to flatter one segment of the...
  • A BURIED SCOOP

    09/25/2003 11:49:12 AM PDT · by OESY · 15 replies · 240+ views
    New York Post ^ | Sep. 25, 2003 | THE EDITORS
    <p>LOOKS like the Gray Lady is up to her old tricks again - distorting the picture in Iraq by burying good news and playing up bad.</p> <p>Just take a look at yesterday's New York Times.</p> <p>Some of the most important news to come out of Iraq in weeks - a story the Times had a day before anyone else - reported the findings of a Gallup poll of Baghdad residents.</p>
  • Busted! Lawrence Eagleburger outs the New York Times

    04/02/2003 6:32:31 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 106 replies · 1,167+ views
    Fox News - Hannity and Colmes | 4-02-03
    Busted! Lawrence Eagleburger outs the New York Times On Fox News Channel’s hit debate show “Hannity and Colmes”, former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger inarguably exposed the anti-Bush bias of the New York Times for all to see. Secretary Eagleburger recounted how he was approached by the Times to write an op-ed piece. The Times told him, explicitly, to be critical of the administration. This is an indisputable example of how the Times bends the news and its editorials to forward its radical left-wing agenda.