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  • Dr. Seuss skewers NY SLIMES on Twitter

    05/16/2016 4:24:48 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies
    dfu via twitter ^ | 5-16-16 | DFU
  • The New York Times abandoned its ethics to take down Trump

    03/02/2016 9:11:04 AM PST · by McGruff · 122 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 2, 2016 | Michael Goodwin
    For decades, the editorial page of The New York Times has served as the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. But in a sign of the left’s panic over Donald Trump, the Times has moved beyond pushing an agenda to becoming a political hack, dirty tricks and all. That’s the only reasonable conclusion to draw from the fishy aftermath of a Trump meeting with the edit board. The meeting happened in early January, but only on the eve of Super Tuesday did word spread about something the leading Republican candidate supposedly said in an off-the-record segment. Buzzfeed suggested that an...
  • Afghan Suicide Bomber Puts a Tragic End to a Life Spent Seeking Dignity [coopting tragedy]

    12/23/2015 5:58:00 PM PST · by o_1_2_3__ · 49 replies
    The New York Times ^ | DEC. 23, 2015 | By ALAN SCHWARZ and ASHLEY SOUTHALL
    Five years ago, Adrianna Vorderbruggen was forced to keep her relationship with another woman secret. Only after the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in 2011 could Maj. Vorderbruggen, an Air Force officer, even acknowledge her identity as a lesbian, let alone marry her partner and raise a child with her. For advocates of gay rights in the military, she provided "a perfect narrative" of what it took to quietly endure and ultimately overcome discrimination in the ranks. She showed, said Kate Kendell, the executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, "what was required to...
  • NY Times: How Donald Trump Could Win, and Why He Probably Won’t

    12/15/2015 8:04:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/15/2015 | Nate Cohn
    Despite controversy after controversy, Donald Trump still dominates the polls. With his seemingly impervious lead, it is tempting to declare that he is a clear front-runner for the nomination. From Our Advertisers He has, after all, defied all expectations of his impending demise, including an early one from this author. If he has survived everything so far, why should he lose now? Mr. Trump has emerged as a true factional candidate -- much more like Howard Dean or Pat Buchanan than Herman Cain, or other candidates who have surged to the top of the polls only to collapse. But it's...
  • The Secret History of SEAL Team 6: Quiet Killings and Blurred Lines

    06/06/2015 1:21:43 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 6, 2015 | By Mark Mazzetti, Nicholas Kulish, Christopher Drew, Serge F. Kovaleski, Sean D. Naylor and John Ism
    They have plotted deadly missions from secret bases in the badlands of Somalia. In Afghanistan, they have engaged in combat so intimate that they have emerged soaked in blood that was not their own. On clandestine raids in the dead of the night, their weapons of choice have ranged from customized carbines to primeval tomahawks. Around the world, they have run spying stations disguised as commercial boats, posed as civilian employees of front companies and operated undercover at embassies as male-female pairs, tracking those the United States wants to kill or capture. Those operations are part of the hidden history...
  • NYT Dumps Paid Model for Mobile App,( Another One Bites The Dust)

    05/12/2015 5:05:54 AM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Business Standard ^ | May 12, 2015 | Staff
    The New York Times has announced that it is scrapping the paid subscription model for its mobile app NYT Now, after it failed to convert a substantial number of mobile users to subscribers. The app, which was previously priced at 7.99 dollars per month, was introduced last year as part of a larger effort at the Times to grow its subscription base by introducing new mobile products, reported TechCrunch. The NYT Now app was particularly aimed at attracting a younger, more digital crowd, by offering news summaries that allowed users to quickly catch up on the top NYT stories while...
  • Thousands March in Washington to Protest Deaths by Police

    12/13/2014 3:54:06 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 47 replies
    ny times ^ | 12-13-2014 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER and ELENA SCHNEIDER
    They came to the nation’s capital on buses and planes and minivans and trains, from Florida, Detroit and Staten Island, led as much by the families, friends and supporters of African-American men and boys killed at the hands of the police as by civil rights leaders. Thousands of people marched along the National Mall on Saturday to protest the deaths, mirroring protests planned around the nation Saturday, ranging from hikes in canyons in the West to marches down the streets of the nation’s urban centers. The demonstrators here — many of them wearing T-shirts that read “Black Lives Matter” and...
  • Ex-NY Times Editor Abramson to Teach at Harvard

    06/12/2014 1:00:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 12, 2014
    Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson is joining Harvard University as a visiting lecturer this coming school year, the university announced Thursday. Abramson will teach undergraduate courses on narrative nonfiction in the fall and spring semesters, the school said. Abramson, a 1976 Harvard graduate, said in a statement that she is excited to be returning to her alma mater. "Narrative non-fiction journalism is more important than ever," she said. "Its traditions and how it is changing in the digital transition are fascinating areas of study."
  • Times Publisher Gives Details on Top Editor's Dismissal

    05/17/2014 4:29:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 17, 2014 | Ravi Somaiya
    Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the publisher of The New York Times, released a statement Saturday afternoon detailing his decision to fire the newspaper’s executive editor, Jill Abramson. He was responding to a growing controversy over accusations by Ms. Abramson’s supporters that gender played a role in her dismissal. The decision to remove her, which was announced on Wednesday, “has been cast by many as an example of the unequal treatment of women in the workplace,” Mr. Sulzberger wrote. Instead, the statement said, it “was a situation involving a specific individual who, as we all do, has strengths and weaknesses.”
  • Former NYT Editor Bill Keller and his Wife Under Fire For Commentary On Cancer Patient

    01/14/2014 2:59:00 AM PST · by lbryce · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 13, 2014 | Paul Farhi
    Lesson No. 1: Publicly questioning the motives and intentions of a woman who is seriously ill with cancer can land you in a heap of controversy. Writer Emma Gilbey Keller and her husband, former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller, seem to have found this out over the past few days. In a successive pair of columns in different publications, the Kellers opined about the prodigious tweets of a woman named Lisa Bonchek Adams, a Stage IV breast cancer patient in New York — and both reaped a whirlwind of outrage in the process. For months, Adams, a mother...
  • Rubio Demands States’ Right to Ignore the Poor (NYT Excessive Literary License Barf Alert)

    01/09/2014 3:46:57 PM PST · by lbryce · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 9, 2014 | David Firestone
    For a senator who likes to hold himself out as the future of the Republican brand, Marco Rubio has come up with a remarkably retrograde contribution to the party’s chorus of phony empathy for the poor: Let the states do it. All anti-poverty funds should be combined into one “flex fund,” he said in a speech on Wednesday, and then given to the states to spend as they see fit. He actually believes that states will “design and fund creative initiatives” to address inequality. “Washington continues to rule over the world of anti-poverty policy-making, with beltway bureaucrats picking and choosing...
  • 'Completely false': Sources on ground in Benghazi challenge NYT report

    12/29/2013 4:33:24 PM PST · by Doogle · 51 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 12/29/13 | Adam Housley
    Fifteen months after the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, the narrative of the attack continues to be shaped, and reshaped, by politicians and the press. But a New York Times report published over the weekend has angered sources who were on the ground that night. Those sources, who continue to face threats of losing their jobs, sharply challenged the Times’ findings that there was no involvement from Al Qaeda or any other international terror group and that an anti-Islam film played a role in inciting the initial wave of attacks. “It...
  • NYT Apologizes Over Article on Slain IDF Soldier

    11/20/2013 10:52:22 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | November 11, 2013 | Elad Benari
    The New York Times has apologized for the picture it chose to go along with an article it published about last week’s brutal murder of IDF soldier Eden Atias. Rather than showing a photo of the soldier, the article entitled “Attack on Israeli Worsens Tensions With Palestinians” instead featured a photo of the 16-year-old terrorist’s mother as she was visited by her relatives. On Tuesday, the newspaper’s public editor Margaret Sullivan posted a blog in which she admitted that using the mother’s photo was the wrong decision.
  • How the Shutdown May Hurt the Environment (NYT)

    10/03/2013 10:59:29 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 3, 2013 | ROBERT B. SEMPLE JR.
    It is far from clear how badly the country’s environment will be damaged by the government shutdown. But the immediate prospects are not promising. Republicans who detest the Environmental Protection Agency were not bothered in the least by the fact that the agency furloughed more than 90 percent of its 16,000-plus full and part-time employees. But people living near toxic waste sites will be bothered. Forced to perform what amounts to emergency triage, agency officials said they had no choice but to stop work on about 500 of the nation’s Superfund sites, more than 60 percent of the total, with...
  • House Bill Cuts Health Funds, Raising Odds of U.S. Shutdown

    09/18/2013 10:04:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 18, 2013 | By JONATHAN WEISMAN and ASHLEY PARKER
    House Republican leaders — bowing to the demands of their conservative wing — will put to a vote on Friday a stopgap spending measure that would strip all funding from President Obama’s signature health care law, increasing the likelihood that the government will shut down in two weeks. The decision to embrace a showdown on the health care law came after months of pushing by conservatives – and resistance by Republican leaders — to link it to the government financing measures that Congress must address this fall. For their part, Democrats appeared almost gleeful that the Republican leadership had chosen...
  • The Gun Lobby Takes Vengeful Aim (NYT bug-eyed psychotic rant)

    07/26/2013 7:34:56 AM PDT · by pabianice · 19 replies
    New York Fishwrap ^ | 7/26/13 | Rosenthal
    One welcome surprise in gun safety occurred this year in Colorado, where the Democratic-led Legislature dared to defy the gun lobby and mandated universal background checks on firearm sales and 15-round limits on ammunition magazines. The ink was barely dry, however, before the National Rifle Association was vindictively pressing for recall votes against two supporters of the stronger law, the State Senate president, John Morse, of Colorado Springs, and State Senator Angela Giron of Pueblo. The recall vote, set for Sept. 10, could hardly be more important as a barometer of whether the public, which repeatedly registers support for tougher...
  • Rewrite the Second Amendment

    04/05/2013 4:02:09 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 50 replies
    NY Times Op-Ed ^ | 4-4-2013 | ZACHARY ELKINS
    (snip) Lost in this confusion and anxiety is the possibility that a basic consensus on guns exists among Americans. Opinion polls suggest that a majority recognize a right to bear arms, subject to reasonable regulations protecting public safety. This strong dual commitment, if clarified and entrenched in our Constitution, could reassure most, though not all, of us. Before you mock the idea of a constitutional amendment, consider that hardly anyone is happy with our unstable status quo: gun enthusiasts fear their rights are under constant threat; gun-control advocates point to the danger of illegal guns and easy access to firearms....
  • Debt Ridden NYT Squeezing Writers, Golden Parachuting CEOs (Beginning of the End for the Slimes)

    11/05/2012 8:50:45 PM PST · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | Novmber 4, 2012 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    Remember how the NYT lionized the Occupy Wall Street vigilantes? What a shock to learn about the barrels-full of money it has thrown at its own bigwigs. Is it time to say kaddish for the New York Times? Investors in the paper may already be doing so. The last time they received a dividend was in late 2008. The NYT, considered by many to be the global paper of record, has incurred more than $300 million in net losses since 2005, and its advertising revenues have been declining for five consecutive years. In fact, the paper’s own financial report...
  • Why Wasn’t Libya Hearing on Page A1 of The Times?

    10/14/2012 6:06:41 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    nytimes ^ | 10/11 | MARGARET SULLIVAN
    Stories about Wednesday’s Congressional hearing on Libya were prominently displayed on the front pages of major newspapers throughout the United States on Thursday morning. The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, for example, both led with the story, meaning that editors placed it in the primary news position on their front pages. But The New York Times was not among them
  • Why Wasn’t Libya Hearing on Page A1 of The Times?

    10/11/2012 5:01:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 11, 2012 | Margaret Sullivan, Public Editor
    Stories about Wednesday’s Congressional hearing on Libya were prominently displayed on the front pages of major newspapers throughout the United States on Thursday morning. The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, for example, both led with the story, meaning that editors placed it in the primary news position on their front pages. But The New York Times was not among them. The six stories on The Times’s front page included one on affirmative action at universities, one on Lance Armstrong’s drug allegations, two related to the presidential election, one on taped phone calls at JPMorgan Chase, and one on...
  • Sept. 26: Could 2012 Be Like 2008?

    09/27/2012 2:51:19 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 56 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 27, 2012 | Nate Silver
    There’s no point in putting it gently: Mitt Romney had one of his worst polling days of the year on Wednesday. It began with a series of polls from The New York Times, CBS News and Quinnipiac University, released early Wednesday morning, which gave President Obama leads of between 9 and 11 points in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Later in the day, Mr. Romney got polls showing unfavorable numbers for him in Colorado and Iowa. Unlike many recent days, when Mr. Obama’s national polls were slightly less euphoric than his swing state surveys, Wednesday’s national polls seemed to support the...
  • Polls Show Obama Is Widening His Lead in Ohio and Florida [Operation Demoralize by CBS/NY Times]

    09/26/2012 1:53:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 26, 2012 | JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
    For weeks, Republicans in Ohio have been watching with worry that the state's vital 18 electoral votes were trending away from Mitt Romney. The anxiety has been similar in Florida, where Republicans are concerned that President Obama is gaining the upper hand in the fight for the state's 29 electoral votes. Those fears are affirmed in the findings of the latest Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News polls of likely voters in both states, which show that Mr. Obama has widened his lead over Mr. Romney and is outperforming him on nearly every major campaign issue, even though about half said...
  • Think Obama's a Muslim? Then you're too stupid to vote

    07/31/2012 11:12:01 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 96 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 27, 2012 | Paul Whitefield
    Forget voter ID laws. What this country needs are laws to keep stupid people from voting. Now, I’m not talking about folks who can’t recite the preamble to the Constitution, or who can’t tell you what the 1st Amendment covers, or how many Supreme Court justices there are. I’ll even exempt those poor souls who don’t know who the first president was, or can’t name the two houses of Congress, or don’t know the name of their representative. But, if you were to show up at the polls in November, and the poll worker were to ask you “Is President...
  • Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will

    05/29/2012 7:58:34 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 29, 2012 | JO BECKER and SCOTT SHANE
    It was not a theoretical question: Mr. Obama has placed himself at the helm of a top secret “nominations” process to designate terrorists for kill or capture, of which the capture part has become largely theoretical. .... underscored just what a moral and legal conundrum this could be. Mr. Obama is the liberal law professor who campaigned against the Iraq war and torture, and then insisted on approving every new name on an expanding “kill list,” .... it is the president who has reserved to himself the final moral calculation. “He is determined that he will make these decisions about...
  • Is Our Economy Healing? (Necessarily Because Paul Crud-Man, Slimes Wants Us To Believe It Is?)

    01/23/2012 4:31:37 AM PST · by lbryce · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 23, 2012 | Paul Crud-man (Krugman)
    How goes the state of the union? Well, the state of the economy remains terrible. Three years after President Obama’s inauguration and two and a half years since the official end of the recession, unemployment remains painfully high. But there are reasons to think that we’re finally on the (slow) road to better times. And we wouldn’t be on that road if Mr. Obama had given in to Republican demands that he slash spending, or the Federal Reserve had given in to Republican demands that it tighten money. Why am I letting a bit of optimism break through the clouds?...
  • Should The Times Be a Truth Vigilante?(Slimes-Barfing Was Never This Scary, Amusing, Surreal)

    01/12/2012 6:44:00 PM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 12, 2012 | Arthur S. Brisbane
    I’m looking for reader input on whether and when New York Times news reporters should challenge “facts” that are asserted by newsmakers they write about. One example mentioned recently by a reader: As cited in an Adam Liptak article on the Supreme Court, a court spokeswoman said Clarence Thomas had “misunderstood” a financial disclosure form when he failed to report his wife’s earnings from the Heritage Foundation. The reader thought it not likely that Mr. Thomas “misunderstood,” and instead that he simply chose not to report the information. Another example: on the campaign trail, Mitt Romney often says President Obama...
  • Let Noncitizens Contribute to U.S. Elections (NYT Knows No Limits)

    01/04/2012 4:48:03 AM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    nytimes ^ | January 3, 2012 | Paul Sherman
    ON Friday the United States Supreme Court will meet to decide whether to hear Bluman v. F.E.C., a First Amendment challenge to a federal law that prohibits noncitizens living in the United States (but who don’t have green cards) from making contributions to American political candidates or from spending money on independent speech to influence elections. The lead plaintiff, Benjamin Bluman, is a Canadian lawyer who lawfully lives in New York City. He is legally prohibited from paying for leaflets he planned to distribute urging the re-election of President Obama. The case raises fundamental questions about the scope of the...
  • Two Major Examples of Why We Can’t Trust the Mainstream Media

    08/31/2011 10:28:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | August 30, 2011 | Ron Radosh
    A few not to be missed articles or blogs have appeared in the past few days. The first is by the conservative New York Times columnist, Ross Douthat. Most people, especially those who still buy the print edition, see his regular featured column. But fewer people read his blog, which appears only on the paperÂ’s website, and for that, one usually has to search to find. Two days ago, Douthat wrote about the myth spread by many Democrats and liberals: that conservatives and Republicans want to institute a theocracy in America. As Douthat points out, [A] spate of recent articles...
  • Employment Data May Be the Key to the President’s Job (The socialist experiment is dead)

    06/02/2011 2:13:27 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 15 replies · 1+ views
    NewYork Times ^ | 06/01/11 | BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
    No American president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt has won a second term in office when the unemployment rate on Election Day topped 7.2 percent. Seventeen months before the next election, it is increasingly clear that President Obama must defy that trend to keep his job. Roughly 9 percent of Americans who want to go to work cannot find an employer. Companies are firing fewer people, but hiring remains anemic. And the vast majority of economic forecasters, including the president’s own advisers, predict only modest progress by November 2012. The latest job numbers, due Friday, are expected to provide new cause...
  • 4 Times Journalists Held Captive in Libya Faced Days of Brutality

    03/23/2011 9:59:47 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 9 replies
    As the four of us headed toward the eastern gate of Ajdabiya, the front line of a desperate rebel stand against the advancing forces of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, a car pulled up alongside. (snip) When they did, rebels and journalists fled in a headlong retreat. If Ajdabiya fell, Colonel Qaddafi’s forces would be on the doorstep of Benghazi, the opposition capital, and perched on a highway to the Egyptian border, from where we had entered Libya without visas. (snip) If he died, we will have to bear the burden for the rest of our lives that an innocent man died...
  • Democrats Cry Foul Over GOP's Attempts to Tie Fuel Prices to EPA (Is this really news?)

    03/13/2011 5:16:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Democrats Cry Foul Over GOP's Attempts to Tie Fuel Prices to EPABy ELANA SCHOR AND SARAH ABRUZZESE of Greenwire Published: March 11, 2011 House Republicans' move to join the two most politically volatile threads in the Washington, D.C., energy debate -- gas prices and U.S. EPA rules -- sparked Democratic charges of deception yesterday and silence so far from the Obama administration. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) amplified the GOP gambit as he laid out a new project, dubbed the American Energy Initiative, calling for more domestic fossil-fuel production, new nuclear power plants and an end to EPA's authority over greenhouse...
  • New York Times Readies Pay Wall (LOL--Anyone gonna pay for the old gray hag?!)

    02/07/2011 6:49:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/7/11 | Russell Adams
    The New York Times is preparing to introduce multiple subscription packages for access to the paper's website and other digital content, kicking off the biggest test to date of consumers' willingness to pay for news they're accustomed to getting free.
  • Pomp, and Little Circumstance (Barf and barf some more)

    01/06/2011 10:55:08 AM PST · by Minn · 11 replies
    A theatrical production of unusual pomposity will open on Wednesday when Republicans assume control of the House for the 112th Congress. A rule will be passed requiring that every bill cite its basis in the Constitution. A bill will be introduced to repeal the health care law. On Thursday, the Constitution will be read aloud in the House chamber. And in one particularly self-important flourish, the new speaker, John Boehner, arranged to have his office staff “sworn in” on Tuesday by the chief justice of the United States.
  • No Security Pat-Downs for Boehner

    11/19/2010 7:57:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 164 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 11/19/2010 | Jeff Zeleny
    Representative John A. Boehner, soon to be the Speaker of the House, has pledged to fly commercial airlines back to his home district in Ohio. But that does not mean that he will be subjected to the hassles of ordinary passengers, including the controversial security pat-downs. As he left Washington on Friday, Mr. Boehner headed across the Potomac River to Reagan National Airport, which was bustling with afternoon travelers. But there was no waiting in line for Mr. Boehner, who was escorted around the metal detectors and body scanners, and taken directly to the gate. (snip) And so on Friday,...

    04/07/2010 2:30:59 PM PDT · by bamahead · 8 replies · 558+ views ^ | April 7, 2010 | Neal Boortz
    We are going to have fun with this one. The New York Times hosts a section on their website called Teaching and Learning with The New York Times. Here they post suggested lesson plans and guides for teachers. Their latest plan is called: Preserve, Protect and Defend? Considering Violent Protests and American Values. You guessed it - it is based on the right-wing, hate-filled, violent protests in the wake of ObamaCare's passing. Here is how the lesson is described: Students consider the recent public displays of political anger directed at members of Congress to examine differing conceptions of America by...
  • NY Times investigating plagiarism allegations

    02/16/2010 1:35:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 410+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/16/10 | AP
    NEW YORK – The New York Times is looking into the work of one its reporters following accusations that he plagiarized from The Wall Street Journal and other sources. The paper published an editor's note online Sunday and in papers Monday that said reporter Zachery Kouwe "appears to have improperly appropriated wording and passages published by other news organizations." The Times said Journal editors pointed out similarities between a Journal story from Feb. 5 and Times pieces later that day and on Feb. 6. The Times said a search found other similar examples taken from media outlets like Reuters and...
  • The Saints Linebacker Who Speaks His Mind

    02/03/2010 10:34:38 AM PST · by presidio9 · 68 replies · 2,142+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 3, 2010 | JOE LAPOINTE
    New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Fujita addresses hot-button issues the way he might meet an opposing running back: directly. So Fujita was not shy Tuesday about entering two Super Bowl debates that have little to do with his team’s game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. At issue are two Super Bowl television commercials, one about abortion, the other about gay rights. The first ad — which will be shown on CBS — is an antiabortion message from Focus on the Family that includes Tim Tebow, the former Heisman Trophy winner from Florida. The other ad — which was rejected by...
  • Huge Deficits May Alter U.S. Politics and Global Power

    02/02/2010 3:33:45 AM PST · by lbryce · 46 replies · 1,346+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 1, 2010 | David E, Sanger
    In a federal budget filled with mind-boggling statistics, two numbers stand out as particularly stunning, for the way they may change American politics and American power. The first is the projected deficit in the coming year, nearly 11 percent of the country’s entire economic output. That is not unprecedented: During the Civil War, World War I and World War II, the United States ran soaring deficits, but usually with the expectation that they would come back down once peace was restored and war spending abated. But the second number, buried deeper in the budget’s projections, is the one that really...
  • $100 Billion Increase in Deficit Is Forecast

    01/31/2010 9:35:03 PM PST · by americanophile · 9 replies · 282+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 1, 2010 | JACKIE CALMES
    WASHINGTON — The additional tax cuts and public works spending that President Obama has proposed to spur job creation would add $100 billion to this year’s deficit, bringing it to nearly $1.6 trillion, according to an administration official. A deficit of that size for the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30 would be about $150 billion greater than last year’s deficit, which was the highest since World War II. Measured against the size of the economy, a $1.6 trillion shortfall would equal almost 11 percent of the gross domestic product. Economists generally consider annual deficits above 3 percent to be...
  • Administration Says Stimulus Has Worked {2 mil jobs saved!!}

    01/13/2010 5:10:21 AM PST · by shove_it · 28 replies · 1,128+ views
    NYT ^ | 13 Jan 2010 | JACKIE CALMES
    WASHINGTON—The Obama administration, in its latest progress report on the $787 billion stimulus program, said both the overall economy and employment continued to be in better shape at the end of 2009 than they would have been without the government’s help. The council’s report, the second of the quarterly assessments mandated by Congress, said that in the fourth quarter the stimulus plan’s tax cuts and spending added about 2 percentage points to the gross domestic product, which is the size of the economy as measured by the total goods and services produced. Though unemployment reached 10 percent at year’s end—two...
  • PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: 'Death panels' (*yawn*)

    12/21/2009 9:19:28 AM PST · by pillut48 · 14 replies · 664+ views
    St. Petersburg Times/Politifacts ^ | December 18th, 2009 | Angie Drobnic Holan
    Of all the falsehoods and distortions in the political discourse this year, one stood out from the rest. "Death panels." The claim set political debate afire when it was made in August, raising issues from the role of government in health care to the bounds of acceptable political discussion. In a nod to the way technology has transformed politics, the statement wasn't made in an interview or a television ad. Sarah Palin posted it on her Facebook page. Her assertion — that the government would set up boards to determine whether seniors and the disabled were worthy of care —...
  • Report Shows Tight C.I.A. Control on Interrogations [Front page tomorrow's New York Times..]

    08/25/2009 6:25:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies · 1,957+ views
    Report Shows Tight C.I.A. Control on Interrogations By SCOTT SHANE and MARK MAZZETTI WASHINGTON — Two 17-watt fluorescent-tube bulbs — no more, no less — illuminated each cell, 24 hours a day. White noise played constantly but was never to exceed 79 decibels. A prisoner could be doused with 41-degree water but for only 20 minutes at a stretch. The Central Intelligence Agency’s secret interrogation program operated under strict rules, and the rules were dictated from Washington with the painstaking, eye-glazing detail beloved by any bureaucracy. The first news reports this week about hundreds of pages of newly released documents...
  • NY Times Rushing to Say Pirates Show America's 'Power Limits'

    04/10/2009 4:21:39 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 38 replies · 1,105+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | April 10, 2009 - 05:25 | Warner Todd Huston
    In what almost seems a gleeful pronouncement, The New York Times trumpeted America's powerlessness over the recent capture by pirates of a captain of a U.S. run freighter on the high seas. With an April 9 headline that blares, "Standoff With Pirates Shows U.S. Power Has Limits,"
  • NY times ads in AOL

    02/25/2009 4:55:30 PM PST · by omega4179 · 7 replies · 383+ views
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  • New York Times Company Stock Plunges to New All-Time Depths

    02/11/2009 12:54:47 PM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 21 replies · 769+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | February 11, 2009 - 15:48 | Tom Blumer
    Lost in the overall cratering in the stock market yesterday in reaction to Tim Geithner's awful "soiled the bed" TARP II presentation yesterday -- New York Times Company stock closed at $4.23. As of 3:30 PM today, the stock was up 12 cents. Yesterday's close is the stock's lowest point since the company went public in July 1986, and is down over 50% in real terms during that time:
  • The Price of Our Good Name (NY Times - Must be read not to be believed!)

    11/23/2008 6:14:03 AM PST · by publius1 · 100 replies · 2,697+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 23, 2008
    Americans have watched in horror as President Bush has trampled on the Bill of Rights and the balance of power. The list of abuses that President-elect Barack Obama must address is long: once again require the government to get warrants to eavesdrop on Americans; undo scores of executive orders and bill-signing statements that have undermined the powers of Congress; strip out the unnecessary invasions of privacy embedded in the Patriot Act; block new F.B.I. investigative guidelines straight out of J. Edgar Hoover’s playbook. Those are not the only disasters Mr. Obama will inherit. He will have to rescue a drowning...
  • McCain and Team Have Many Ties to Gambling Industry

    09/27/2008 10:20:51 PM PDT · by pissant · 85 replies · 2,250+ views
    NY TImes ^ | 9/27/08 | Jo Becker
    Senator John McCain was on a roll. In a room reserved for high-stakes gamblers at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, he tossed $100 chips around a hot craps table. When the marathon session ended around 2:30 a.m., the Arizona senator and his entourage emerged with thousands of dollars in winnings. A lifelong gambler, Mr. McCain takes risks, both on and off the craps table. He was throwing dice that night not long after his failed 2000 presidential bid, in which he was skewered by the Republican Party’s evangelical base, opponents of gambling. Mr. McCain was betting at a casino...
  • Palin’s Start in Alaska: Not Politics as Usual (Another Slimes Palin Hitpiece) *BARF ALERT*

    09/03/2008 12:42:36 AM PDT · by goawaylibs · 15 replies · 129+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 9/3/2008 | WILLIAM YARDLEY
    The world arrived here more than a century ago with the gold rush and later the railroad. Yet one aspect of American life did not come to town until 1996, the year Sarah Palin ran for mayor and Wasilla got its first local lesson in wedge politics. -SNIP- Anti-abortion fliers circulated. Ms. Palin played up her church work and her membership in the National Rifle Association. The state Republican Party, never involved before because city elections are nonpartisan, ran advertisements on Ms. Palin’s behalf. Two years after Representative Newt Gingrich helped draft the Contract With America to advance Republican positions,...
  • Times ed board: McCain move 'racially tinged'

    07/31/2008 7:46:51 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 47 replies · 177+ views
    Politico ^ | 08/01/2008 | Ben Smith
    It wasnt so long ago that John McCain was The New York Times' favorite Republican. Now, the editorial board is apparently so fed up that they can't wait until next day's paper and is blogging about him in the middle of the day: [T]here was something surreal, and offensive, about today’s soundbite from the campaign of Senator John McCain. The presumptive Republican nominee has embarked on a bare-knuckled barrage of negative advertising aimed at belittling Mr. Obama. The most recent ad compares the presumptive Democratic nominee for president to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton — suggesting to voters that he’s...
  • New York Times: "Where's The Bounce [Dammit]?"

    07/28/2008 3:53:04 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 31 replies · 123+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | July 28, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Wiping the nervous sweat off his brow, Adam Nagourney at the New York Times tries to figure out who misplaced the emperor’s clothes.