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  • Now Trigger-Happy University Students

    05/20/2014 11:33:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | May 20, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Academia is hell. In the latest higher-education fad, students want "trigger warnings," according to The New York Times. It appears that some students are so fragile that they want university staff to protect them from big bad ideas. Students around the country say they want "explicit alerts that the material they are about to read or see in a classroom might upset them or, as some students assert, cause symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in victims of rape or in war veterans." An Oberlin College draft -- now "under revision" -- for trigger warnings suggested faculty "be aware of racism,...
  • The New York Times Destroys Obama

    01/03/2014 7:24:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/03/2013 | Caroline Glick
    The New York Times just delivered a mortal blow to the Obama administration and its Middle East policy. Call it fratricide. It was clearly unintentional. Indeed, is far from clear that the paper even realizes what it has done. Last Saturday the Times published an 8,000 word account by David Kirkpatrick detailing the terrorist strike against the US consulate and the CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. In it, Kirkpatrick tore to shreds the foundations of President Barack Obama’s counter-terrorism strategy and his overall policy in the Middle East. Obama first enunciated those foundations in his June...
  • Uncle Vladimir

    09/13/2013 3:14:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | September 13, 2013 | David Stokes
    Vladimir Putin is currently cashing in on an ill-advised promise made when two presidents thought no one was listening. You may recall President Obama’s whispered assurance, back in March of 2012, to then Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev: “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.” We are now witnessing that promised flexibility. America’s foreign policy is becoming a caricature—international affairs according to Gumby. Russian President Vladimir Putin is a mix of Joseph Stalin and Lavrenty Beria---an experienced strongman and savvy intelligence officer. He is hardly someone to be impressed by “flexibility.” Vladimir is all about power...
  • Who is William Arkin, and why does it matter?

    02/26/2007 5:38:10 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 37 replies · 1,133+ views
    The New Dominion ^ | Feb. 26, 2007 | Max Friedman
    As most of you have read or seen by now, a journalist and NBC/MSNBC media consultant named William “Bill” Arkin has created quite a stir by viciously insulting American soldiers in Iraq. He wrote at his Washington Post blog, “Early Warning: William M. Arkin on National and Homeland Security” column (1/30/07), that “… this NBC (Nightly News) report is just an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a mercenary - oops sorry, volunteer force that thinks it is doing the dirty work” re Iraq. The “report,” according to Arkin, featured “a number of soldiers (who) expressed frustration with...
  • They Called Him Punch

    10/12/2012 9:15:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 12, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    They called him Punch, and he earned the sobriquet. A Marine, he came home from serving in the Pacific theater, then in the Korean Conflict, to help run the family business, which in the case of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger was the New York Times. Imagine that -- somebody with a military background running the Times. Even harder to imagine these days, when the good gray New York Times has become as pretentious as it is ideological, is that it once had a publisher with a sense of humor. Punch Sulzberger used to say his family never worried about him when...
  • 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 administration’s 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...
  • A Government Bailout For The New York Times?

    01/05/2009 11:45:44 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 23 replies · 780+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | January 5, 2009 | Don Feder
    Here’s an idea so atrocious that that it should send shivers down the spines of those who are fighting media bias — forcing taxpayers to subsidize said bias. Many newspapers are in serious financial trouble, due to a number of factors — including alienating former subscribers with bias so blatant that it leaps off the pages. The New York Times saw its ad revenue fall 16.2% from October 2007 to October 2008. Last year, its stock lost 66.8% of its value. The paper is planning to take out a $225-million mortgage on its Manhattan headquarters to cover operating deficits. No...
  • NY Times, The Grinch That Trashed a Christmas Classic

    12/19/2008 1:42:56 PM PST · by AIM Freeper · 60 replies · 2,154+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | December 19, 2008 | Don Feder
    The headline on a critique in today’s New York Times says it all: “Wonderful? Sorry, George, It’s a Pitiful, Dreadful Life.” Nothing more clearly illustrates the paper’s hatred of normalcy than its revisionist perspective on “It’s A Wonderful Life.” The moral of the 1946 Capra classic — life has meaning. Even if we don’t achieve our dreams, even if our existence is seemingly hum-drum, those who lead good lives will never know how much good they’ve done. George Bailey does, by glimpsing what his world would look like if he’d never been born. He discovers (to paraphrase the film) that...
  • Times Public Editor Tries to Rationalize Paper’s Use of “Terrorist” Label

    12/15/2008 12:45:36 PM PST · by AIM Freeper · 5 replies · 704+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | December 15, 2008 | Don Feder
    An article in yesterday’s New York Times by Public Editor Clark Hoyt, “Separating the Terror and the Terrorists,” is a nauseating example of the paper’s moral relativism applied to the war on terrorism. Hoyt tries to rationalize The Times’ reluctance to apply the “terrorist” label to people who take hostages, blow up bystanders and shoot 5-year-old girls in their beds. Hoyt admits “The Times is sparing in its use of ‘terrorist’” when reporting on Palestinian atrocities. In an effort to be even-handed, the paper has decided to call the murder of Jews inside the 1948 boundaries of Israel “terrorist,” but...
  • Bad News for NY Times Is Good News for America

    12/10/2008 11:23:14 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 11 replies · 611+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | December 10, 2008 | Don Feder
    The New York Times’ financial woes continue to mount, and that’s good news for America. To offset shrinking revenues, the paper plans to borrow $225 million by mortgaging its 52-story Manhattan headquarters. This should be a cause for celebration for patriots everywhere. The company’s stock lost half its value this year. According to the December 9 Financial Times, “advertising revenue at the paper fell sharply in November.” The Times owes $400 million on two revolving lines of credit. Analysts believe mortgaging its building is the only way to secure the capital it needs for 2009, which is expected to be...
  • Why We're Boycotting The New York Times

    11/24/2008 2:43:45 PM PST · by AIM Freeper · 11 replies · 835+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | November 24, 2008 | Don Feder
    Andrew Rosenthal, editorial page editor of the New York Times, moonlights as a standup comic. Rosenthal recently told the annual conference of the Association of National Advertisers that his paper "aims to ensure opinion and news are kept separate, even as the Internet increasingly blurs the lines," the Oct. 17 edition of Advertising Age reported. Stop, you're killing me. The New York Times is to objectivity what Jack the Ripper was to women's rights. If the Times strives to keep reporting and commentary separate, you and I aren't the only ones who've missed it. Earlier this year, a Rasmussen Reports...
  • Times Slashes Dividends, Loses Ad Revenue and Readers; Bias Plays a Part

    11/24/2008 11:05:16 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 12 replies · 604+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | November 24, 2008 | Don Feder
    An article in Advertising Age reports that The New York Times slashed its quarterly stock dividend from 23 cents in the third quarter of 2007 to 6 cents for the same period of 2008. America’s “newspaper of wretched” is in a steady - and, in some cases, steep - decline. While many factors are involved, clearly, a lot of readers are fed up with the Times’ inveterate bias, highlighted in its coverage of the 2008 campaign. With the announcement of the dividend cut, shares of New York Times stock fell 6.64% to close at $5.34 on Friday. In the past...
  • NY Times "Slimes" Pennsylvania Jewish Activists

    11/03/2008 12:38:32 PM PST · by AIM Freeper · 26 replies · 849+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | November 3, 2008 | Don Feder
    In an editorial in today’s paper, The New York Times misrepresents an anti-Obama message, which it claims amounted to “character assassination.” One of its targets is an e-mailing sent by a group of Pennsylvania Jewish activists to 75,000 Jewish voters in the Keystone state, warning of the dangers of an Obama presidency. According to The Times, the e-mailing equates “a vote for Barack Obama with the ‘tragic mistake’ of Jews who ignored the warning signs of the Holocaust.” This implies the communication suggested that Obama would somehow facilitate another Holocaust. It did no such thing. The e-mailing, from a retired...
  • NY Times Is Setting Up Sarah

    10/31/2008 11:07:22 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 31 replies · 1,648+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | October 31, 2008 | Don Feder
    In this campaign, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is easily The New York Times’ favorite target. John McCain’s running mate represents everything the mainstream media despise - pro-life, pro-family, pro-traditional marriage and anti-big government. Once upon a time (before he secured the GOP nomination), The Times actually liked McCain, and called him a “maverick,” its term of endearment for Republican lawmakers. Sarah Palin it could never like, even if she was running against Gen. Pinochet. The Times’ latest Palin hit is a “news story” in today’s paper, the gist of which is that his running mate is a major liability for...
  • NY Times Equates Conservative Constitutionalism with Liberal Judicial Activism

    10/29/2008 1:27:45 PM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 4 replies · 349+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | October 29, 2008 | Don Feder
    In an article today, The New York Times continues to distort the debate over judges by equating constitutionalists on the U.S. Appeals Court to judicial activists. To illustrate what it calls conservative judicial activism, The Times cites a recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit upholding a South Dakota law requiring informed consent for women seeking an abortion. Under the law, doctors must explain to women that abortions “terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique human being.” In upholding the law, the Appeals Court overturned a district court decision which held the measure somehow...
  • Boycott NYT: Media Bias Reached New Lows in 2008 Campaign

    10/28/2008 1:39:33 PM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 15 replies · 759+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | October 28, 2008 | Boycott The New York Times
    On the release of an October 22 Pew Research Center survey that found 70% of Americans think the media favors Senator Obama over Senator McCain, Boycott The New York Times editor Don Feder noted that media bias reached new lows in this election. “As bad as The New York Times has been before, it’s nothing compared to the way the paper has managed, manipulated and mangled coverage of the 2008 campaign,” Feder observed. “Not a day goes by that The Times doesn’t misrepresent John McCain, ridicule Sarah Palin, refuse to report a revelation that reflects badly on the Obama-Biden campaign,...
  • NY Times’ Rosenthal Does Stand-Up Comedy

    10/27/2008 1:11:06 PM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 2 replies · 305+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | October 27, 2008 | Don Feder
    Speaking at the annual conference of the Association of National Advertisers, New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal said the paper “aims to ensure opinion and news are kept separate, even as the Internet increasingly blurs the line” (as reported in Advertising Age on October 17). Stop, you’re killing me! The New York Times is to journalistic integrity what Vlad The Impaler was to “can’t-we-all-just-learn-to-get-along?” The public doesn’t share Rosenthal’s perspective. Earlier this year, a Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 24% of American voters have a favorable opinion of The New York Times - making the paper as...
  • Should Maureen Dowd Be On Aricept?

    10/27/2008 12:28:45 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 16 replies · 667+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | October 27, 2008 | The Stiletto
    Maureen Dowd has never been known for her consistency of logic, but the poor dear is getting on in years and it’s becoming increasingly clear that her memory has started to slip. Read more here.
  • NY Times Attacks Border Security

    10/22/2008 1:00:02 PM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 10 replies · 473+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | October 22, 2008 | Don Feder
    In a story in today’s New York Times, the paper once again goes to bat for illegal immigration - this time by attacking a border fence in Friendship Park near San Diego. Formerly, the Park “stood out as a spot where international neighbors [i.e., Mexicans in Mexico and Mexicans residing in the United States] can chat easily over the fence,” The Times gushes. But now, the once-tattered chain-link fence is being replaced with a more formidable barrier, making it harder for cross-border socializing - a tragedy of unparalleled proportions, from The Times’ perspective. Typically, The Times quotes one individual who...
  • BoycottNYT: The New York Times Smears Cindy McCain

    10/21/2008 10:57:35 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 33 replies · 1,099+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | October 21, 2008 | Boycott The New York Times
    WASHINGTON, October 21, 2008—As The New York Times increasingly comes under fire for an October 18 story that delved into Cindy McCain’s personal life, a prominent critic of the paper is calling for a boycott of what he terms “America’s newspaper of wretched.” Don Feder, the editor of the Boycott The New York Times website, says the lengths that The Times went to in order to “trash” Mrs. McCain is further proof of a relentless pro-Obama bias at the newspaper. “How low will The New York Times go to trash John McCain and his wife Cindy? Think the bellies...
  • Times Trashes Cindy McCain

    10/20/2008 10:12:47 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 10 replies · 1,235+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | October 20, 2008 | Don Feder
    It’s not enough for America’s “newspaper of wretched” to smear John McCain and Sarah Palin. In an October 18 “news” story, “Behind McCain, Outsider in Capital Wanting Back In,” it went after the candidate’s wife, Cindy McCain. In the guise of a profile piece, The Times rehashed Mrs. McCain’s past addiction to pain-killers - a story that was old news 20 years ago. It also reported that John and Cindy spend much of their time apart - he in Washington, she in their Arizona home. This is so common for Congressmen and their wives that’s it’s hardly worth noting. But...
  • NY Times Smears McCain/Palin with Racism Charge

    10/17/2008 3:22:38 PM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 27 replies · 1,012+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | October 17, 2008 | Don Feder
    When the left is desperate to smear someone, it inevitably resorts to accusations of racism. In a recent editorial, “Politics of Attack,” The New York Times charged: “But Senator McCain and Governor Sarah Palin have been running one of the most appalling campaigns we can remember.” Every Republican presidential campaign is the “most appalling” The Times can remember. Still, the paper insists that McCain and his running mate have moved beyond mere “distortions” of Obama’s record “into the dark territory of race-baiting and xenophobia.”
  • Obama - Not McCain - Will Be Bush II: New York Times

    07/30/2008 6:59:46 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 4 replies · 83+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | July 30, 2008 | The Stiletto
    Citing President Bush’s agreeing to a “time horizon” for troop withdrawals from Iraq (second item) and the administration’s having authorized high-level talks with Iran and North Korea, The New York Times notes that McCain – who remains opposed to a timed withdrawal that is not based on conditions on the ground, as well as to diplomatic engagement with “axis of evil” countries – is creating “the perception that he is more conservative than Mr. Bush”: Essentially, as the administration has taken a more pragmatic approach to foreign policy, the decision of Mr. McCain to adhere to his more hawkish...
  • Who’s Got McCain’s Back? (Juan's amigos)

    01/28/2008 2:08:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 726+ views
    PoliPundit ^ | January 28,, 2008 | Michael 'A.J. Sparxx' Illions
    It is often said that the best way to find out how a candidate would act in office if elected, is to see who he/she surrounds himself with. Money is another factor, what people and industries are backing the candidate. These answers should be an indicator of what to expect. Who is behind the man should gauge what kind of man he is. The great Richard Viguerie tells the story of how he and other conservatives had a “seat at the table” of the presidential campaigns of Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan for. His thinking was if Conservatives aren’t at...
  • Thompson’s Righty Media Strategy: Sharing the Base's 'Contempt' for the MSM

    10/29/2007 10:16:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 119+ views
    The National Review ^ | October 29, 2007 | Jim Geraghty
    If it’s Monday morning, it means I’m talking to one of the Thompson Associates, who offers his thoughts on Jay Cost’s contention that Fred Thompson is running against the mainstream/drive-by media and its expectations as much as his rivals. The Thompson Associate said that he and others close to Thompson had studied the campaign of McCain in 2000, and began to wonder if glowing profiles from the mainstream media, and the traditional definition of ‘good press coverage’ no longer applied in Republican primaries. “What happens if you start from the assumption that the conservative base has no respect at all,...

    10/13/2007 2:32:00 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 37 replies · 96+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 13, 2007 | Editorial Staff
    Every major daily paper in New York took note of President Bush's deci sion to bestow the first Medal of Honor of Operation Enduring Freedom on Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy - a Long Islander who gave his life for his country and his fellow SEALs. Every paper but one, that is.
  • Craig Scandal: That Was Then, This Is Now

    09/02/2007 10:05:19 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 32 replies · 1,445+ views
    Blogger News Network ^ | September 2, 2007
    You’ve heard of institutional memory? Well The New York Times has developed institutional Alzheimer’s.Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus outlines the details of a story that is familiar to anyone who’s picked up a newspaper, watched the news on TV or listened to talk radio over the past few days: [A]n important political figure, arrested for engaging in lewd conduct in a public men's room. Married, with children, he told no one. Instead he pleaded guilty without even hiring a lawyer, hoping the problem would quietly disappear. When, as was inevitable, the press got hold of the story, his erstwhile supporters...
  • Liberal Media: Dropping Like Flies

    08/07/2007 5:38:18 PM PDT · by Bob Leibowitz · 12 replies · 953+ views
    Leibowitz's Canticle ^ | August 7, 2007 | Leibowitz
    Can the Second Coming be far distant? Given the glimpses of truth beginning to filter through the pages of darkness typically published by the Main Stream Media, one wonders. First, in June, The New York Times surprises all several hundred of its remaining readers with a major news story reporting the developing sense of peace spreading across the battlefield that was Anbar province. Anbar, for nearly three years it was regarded as the most hopeless space and people in all Iraq. It was hopeless. A year after putting into effect the strategies developed by General David Petraeus, Anbar knows evenings,...
  • White House Debates Whether to Announce Iraq Pullout Soon: Report (Propaganda Alert)

    07/09/2007 6:58:53 AM PDT · by Valin · 10 replies · 418+ views
    AFP ^ | 7/9/07
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Faced with Republican defections, senior US officials are debating whether President George W. Bush should announce soon his intention to begin a gradual withdrawal of US troops from Iraqi cities, The New York Times reported on its website late Sunday. Citing unnamed administration officials, the newspaper said Bush and his aides once thought they could wait to begin those discussions until after September 15, when the top military commander and the US ambassador are scheduled to present a progress report. But some of Bush's aides now believe forces are combining against him just as the Senate prepares...
  • False Alarm - The New York Times usually favors making information public.

    11/14/2006 7:42:57 PM PST · by neverdem · 46 replies · 1,061+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/13/2006 | The Editors
    For the second time this year, the New York Times has taken an interest in the vast collection of documents captured in postwar Iraq. The Times first noticed these materials six months ago, when the U.S. government began posting images of them on the Internet. In a dismissive report, the Times noted that intelligence professionals opposed the document release but had gone along under pressure from Republicans engaged in a quixotic attempt to find an ex post facto justification (terror connections, weapons of mass destruction efforts) for the Iraq war. By now, thousands of documents have been posted, and...
  • Kennedy forgets to lead by example

    01/13/2006 7:45:19 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies · 1,852+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | January 13, 2006 | Editorials
    Forget Sam Alito's tenuous ties, two decades ago, to the Concerned Alumni of Princeton. Where's the outrage about Sen. Edward Kennedy's continuing membership in the Owl Club? Kennedy relentlessly badgered Judge Alito for listing the Princeton group on a job application in 1985, but The Washington Times reported Thursday that the Massachusetts senator remains active with the Owl - one of nine males-only fraternities that in 1984 Harvard "booted from the university for violating federal anti-discrimination laws, authored by Mr. Kennedy." TheNew York Times examined the records of CAP and found no evidence Alito was an active member. Yet the...
  • HILLARY'S ARMOR: A decades-old story...

    01/11/2006 6:52:08 AM PST · by Mia T · 56 replies · 2,867+ views
    GOP USA via Free Republic ^ | 1.11.06 | Mia T
    HILLARY'S ARMOR: A decades-old story... by Mia T, 01.11.06   Last week, a group called Soldiers for the Truth leaked results of an unpublished Pentagon study that reportedly found that as many as 80 percent of a random sample of Marines killed in Iraq from wounds to the upper body could have survived if they had had extra body armor. On Friday, the New York Times seized on the study. Faster than you can say "quagmire," Hillary landed on ABC's "Good Morning America" to lambaste the Bush administration as "incompetent" and its failure to provide more armor "unforgivable." "We...
  • "Meet the Press" Transcript September 25, 2005(Russert exposes Aaron Broussard's lie)

    09/26/2005 6:11:14 PM PDT · by kellynla · 14 replies · 1,312+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Sept. 25, 2005 | staff
    Guests: Governor Rick Perry, (R-Texas); Dr. Ivor van Heerden, Director, LSU Hurricane Center; Aaron Broussard, President, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana; Tom Friedman, The New York Times; Maureen Dowd, The New York Times; David Brooks, The New York Times Moderator/Panelist: Tim Russert - NBC News
  • The New York Times Editorial Board (Moscow on the Hudson)

    06/16/2005 6:55:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 369+ views
    NY Times ^ | NA | various authors
    GAIL COLLINS, Editor Gail Collins, the editorial page editor, is responsible for the two opinion pages The Times publishes every day. Her department includes the editorial board, as well as the Op-Ed and Letters departments. The editorial department of the paper is completely separate from the news operations and Ms. Collins answers directly to the publisher, Arthur Sulzberger Jr. She is assisted by Andrew Rosenthal, deputy editor, David Shipley, the editor of the Op-Ed page, and Thomas Feyer, the Letters editor. Under her direction, the 16 members of the board prepare the paper's editorials. The board holds regular meetings to...
  • Criminal Mischief

    05/25/2005 9:55:18 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 1,130+ views
    City Journal ^ | 24 May 2005 | Nicole Gelinas
    The New York Times romanticizes violent felons into impulsive hipsters. “A crush on a pretty photographer, a stunt gone awry and a Lower East Side artist . . . lands in unhip prison green,” the New York Times intoned on the front page of its May 22 “City” section. “Even now, four years later, people who know Simon Curtis still can’t believe the odd series of events that led him to spend the last year in jail.” Readers might find themselves intrigued at this point: Curtis’s tale must be a Kafka-esque one of an innocent man thrown in jail for...
  • [New York] Times Panel Proposes Steps to Build Credibility (No, Seriously)

    05/08/2005 10:39:18 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 48 replies · 1,017+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 9, 2005 | Katharine Q. Seelye
    May 9, 2005 Times Panel Proposes Steps to Build Credibility By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE In order to build readers' confidence, an internal committee at The New York Times has recommended taking a variety of steps, including having senior editors write more regularly about the workings of the paper, tracking errors in a systematic way and responding more assertively to the paper's critics. The committee also recommended that the paper "increase our coverage of religion in America" and "cover the country in a fuller way," with more reporting from rural areas and of a broader array of cultural and lifestyle issues....
  • Court Declines Case of Reporters in Leak Case (Plame Case)

    04/19/2005 3:12:31 PM PDT · by stinkerpot65 · 157 replies · 2,142+ views
    New York Times ^ | 4/19/2005 | Adam Liptak
    Two reporters facing up to 18 months in jail for refusing to testify about their sources lost another round in the courts today. The reporters, Judith Miller of The New York Times and Matthew Cooper of Time magazine, now have only one appeal left, to the United States Supreme Court.
  • A Few Points Along the Line Between News and Opinion (NY Times with chutzpah)

    03/27/2005 6:12:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 756+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 27, 2005 | DANIEL OKRENT
    THE PUBLIC EDITOR ONE of the more persistent criticisms of The Times comes from those who believe the news pages are the designated disseminator of views passed down from the Olympus that is the editorial page. If there's anyone among the 1,200 newsroom employees of The Times who believes this to be true, I've failed as a reporter: in 16 months, I haven't found a soul here who has ever experienced any pressure, or even endured a suggestion, to conform to the opinions expressed on the editorial page.Hold your hoots. There may be perfectly sensible reasons why some readers believe...
  • Lawmakers:James Guckert May Have CIA Leak Info

    02/24/2005 8:49:30 AM PST · by Jimmyclyde · 57 replies · 1,840+ views
    Lawmakers: Writer May Have CIA Leak Info Thursday, February 24, 2005 WASHINGTON — Two lawmakers have sent a letter to the U.S. attorney saying a White House reporter who recently resigned following questions about his identity and background may have information vital to the investigation into who leaked a CIA operative's name to the press. Reps. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., and John Conyers, D-Mich., the ranking Democrats on the House Rules Committee and House Judiciary Committee, respectively, wrote a letter to Patrick Fitzgerald (search), the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, saying the Chicago attorney's office may need to...
  • Newspapers' Net correction - (MSM kinda getting it..)

    02/19/2005 2:27:49 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 447+ views
    When I left a steady newspaper job nine years ago to help launch this online news site, many people called me nuts. Too risky, no credibility and no brand loyalty, the naysayers said. It seemed OK to me: I'd worked at big daily newspapers and a magazine for 15 years, and, as a news hound, welcomed the chance to publish scoops in real time. It's a simple "model," as the MBAs put it: We get a scoop and publish it on the Internet ASAP. No "back shop," no printers, no newspaper delivery people. Readers like it, and the print competitors...
  • Poles outraged at NYT misrepresentation of the truth about Holocaust

    01/31/2005 2:40:20 PM PST · by Joanna Najfeld · 379 replies · 5,488+ views
    KoLiber Poland websites ^ | Jan 31, 2005 | Joanna Najfeld, Spokesman, The KoLiber Association
    The Polish KoLiber Association's Letter to the Editor of the NYT re. Mr. Craig Smith's Jan 27 article "World Leaders Gather for Auschwitz Ceremony" To the Editor: Dear Sir, I am writing on behalf of myself and the organization I represent to express our utmost outrage as members of the Polish nation, at the depiction of Polish-Jewish relations by Mr. Craig Smith in his article, "World Leaders Gather for Auschwitz Ceremony," published in your January 27th, 2005 edition. We feel deeply offended by the harmful and untrue ideas expressed in the following statement: "for Russia it is a commemoration of...

    11/18/2004 5:48:22 AM PST · by Mia T · 28 replies · 1,699+ views
    "RUNAWAY" NYT BOOK REVIEW:REVIEWER BLAMES AUTHOR'S OBSCURITY ON BUSH November 14, 2004 'Runaway': Alice's Wonderland By JONATHAN FRANZEN RUNAWAY By Alice Munro. 335 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $25. lice Munro has a strong claim to being the best fiction writer now working in North America, but outside of Canada, where her books are No. 1 best sellers, she has never had a large readership. At the risk of sounding like a pleader on behalf of yet another underappreciated writer -- and maybe you've learned to recognize and evade these pleas? The same way you've learned not to open bulk mail...
  • Islamist Web Site Reports Beheading of Second American

    09/22/2004 8:21:29 AM PDT · by crushelits · 15 replies · 670+ views
    NYT ^ | September 22, 2004 | EDWARD WONG
    Islamist Web Site Reports Beheading of Second American Published: September 22, 2004 BAGHDAD, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 22 - A militant group posted an Internet message on Tuesday night saying it had beheaded the second American hostage in two days. The group, One God and Jihad, led by the Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, said in the message that it would release a video of the second killing soon. The group still had not posted the video on the Internet by early Wednesday. The message did not give a name for the victim, but it would presumably be Jack Hensley, 48,...
  • Al Franken, Seriously (NYT puff piece)

    03/19/2004 3:13:11 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 16 replies · 1,443+ views
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | 03/21/04 | RUSSELL SHORTO
    I'm in a rental car with Al Franken, and we're driving across New Hampshire on the Sunday before the nation's first primary, heading to a John Edwards rally. The Democrats are in a kooky mood following the sudden collapse of Howard Dean in Iowa, and Franken -- comedian, celebrity, scourge -- is spending two days in the state not in any official capacity but as a sort of good-will representative from the party's satiric wing. He is not, as you might think from the outrageous trappings of his comedy, an extreme lefty but rather a devout party man, one who...
  • Page Six

    05/23/2004 8:47:42 AM PDT · by NavySEAL F-16 · 3 replies · 147+ views
    The New York Post ^ | May 23, 2004 | Richard Johnson
    <p>REPORTERS in Washington are still laughing over the fact that Sheryl Gay Stolberg, the top congressional reporter for The New York Times, could not recognize one of the most important Republicans in Congress. On Tuesday, Stolberg was overheard nodding toward a lawmaker and asking if he was Rep. Tom Reynolds, an upstate New York GOPer who has raised millions for the party. In fact, the member was Rep. Tom Davis, a Virginia Republican and chairman of the Government Reform Committee. He's a publicity hound and in the paper frequently. How a congressional reporter could not know Reynolds or Davis has got people scratching their heads.</p>
  • A Top Scientist's Research Is Under Attack

    05/05/2004 9:32:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 680+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 6, 2004 | JANE E. BRODY
    A prominent Canadian researcher is facing claims that data in his widely reported study of a nutritional supplement's effects on thinking and memory in the elderly are so flawed as to have no real value. The scientist, Dr. Ranjit Kumar Chandra, is internationally known for his many contributions to the field of nutrition, and his work has been widely cited in professional and lay publications alike, including The New York Times. Scientific journals and three independent American scientists have raised questions about the validity of Dr. Chandra's findings, saying the study, published in September 2001 in the journal Nutrition, has...
  • The Times: Mel's cross to bear

    04/26/2004 9:15:12 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 51 replies · 154+ views
    Variety ^ | 04/25/2004 | Peter Bart
    Though dedicated to fairness, the New York Times has relentlessly lashed Mel Gibson (news) and his hit film and denigrated its defenders. The "correction" was buried under the news summary of the April 16 New York Times, and it was somewhat arcane, even by Times standards. Contrary to an earlier report, the correction said, Mel Gibson did not "deploy" TV talkshow hosts like Bill O'Reilly to urge audiences to see "The Passion of the Christ." Gibson discussed his movie with them, but did not "deploy" them. The distinction between discussing and deploying may seem pained, but the Times has found...
  • High-Stakes Editorializing [The New York Times]

    02/23/2004 5:03:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 176+ views
    National Review ^ | Feb 23, 2004 | Jay P. Greene & Marcus A. Winters
    Times education columnist tugs the heart, clouds the mind. The New York Times' weekly education column is perhaps the most widely read and influential newspaper space for education policy. The column, which for the last year has been under the pen of ,Michael Winerip, could be used for a rational discussion of the facts about education. Unfortunately, Winerip uses his weekly space in the Grey Lady to muddy our thinking with tear-jerking anecdotes. The column is perhaps the most dangerous newspaper space in the nation for those interested in education reform. Hard evidence has no home in Winerip's column. Each...
  • Heart Study Prompts Call for Change

    01/14/2004 12:40:14 AM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies · 211+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 13, 2004 | DENISE GRADY
    A therapy that increases patients' survival rate to 4.7 percent from 1.5 percent may not sound like a breakthrough, but that is how an editorial in a medical journal last week described a new treatment to revive people whose hearts had suddenly stopped. The new advance was an old drug, vasopressin, injected before a shot of the standard therapy, adrenaline. In people who had no pulse or electrical activity in their hearts, a condition called asystole that is almost always fatal, 12 of 257, or 4.7 percent, who got vasopressin survived, in contrast to only 4 of 262, or 1.5...
  • Newly Hired Indianapolis Sports Columnist Resigns Over Resume [more NY Times liars exposed]

    01/09/2004 9:13:01 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 27 replies · 1,154+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2004 | Drew Lawrence
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A sportswriter who left his job at The New York Times to become a sports columnist for The Indianapolis Star admitted he falsified his resume and resigned his new post Friday. Star Editor and Vice President Dennis R. Ryerson announced he had accepted Mike Freeman's resignation in an item headlined "note to readers" that was posted on the newspaper's Web site. In a statement included in the Star's note, Freeman said he knowingly stated on his resume and in an interview for the job that he was a graduate of the University of Delaware. Freeman's statement said...