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  • NYT Has Hillary Fundraiser, Fined CEO Steven Rattner Writing About Fiorina

    10/06/2015 9:19:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 27 Sep 2015 | Greg Richter
    Steven Rattner, a fundraiser for Democrat Hillary Clinton and someone who was fined by the SEC, has a column criticizing Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina in The New York Times titled "Carly Fiorina Really Was That Bad." ... "Not mentioned by the Times is the fact Rattner was once President Obama‘s 'Car Czar' back during the Cash-for-Clunkers days. He’s also a major fundraiser for (drumroll…) Hillary Clinton." Rattner also paid $10 million in fines to the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2010 for alleged involvement in a New York State pension fund scandal. ... What’s next, Grey Lady? Can we...
  • The New York Times and the rehabilitation of Steven Rattner

    10/06/2015 9:04:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2013 | Ryan Chittum
    The New York Times is declaring that disgraced private equity mogul Steven Rattner has gotten his reputation back in the Manhattan lunch circles that matter. This was probably only a matter of time given that it was the Times itself that played a leading role in his rehabilitation. It’s Andrew Ross Sorkin, naturally, who pronounces the cleansing complete, even wondering aloud if Rattner could be a Treasury secretary someday. This about a guy who just two years ago paid $16 million to settle SEC and New York lawsuits against him for taking part in a kickback scheme with public officials...
  • They Do Have Editors, Right? NY Times Issues Six Corrections to Melania Trump Story

    10/04/2015 11:40:12 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 16 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | October 4, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    One of the more tiresome criticisms the establishment press still levels at New Media from time to time is that they, unlike those awful bloggers, make sure their facts are right before they go to print or post a story online. A story published at the New York Times on Wednesday about Donald Trump's wife Melania shows what obvious rubbish that claim often is. The Old Gray Lady had to issue six corrections over two days to (one would hope) finally get it right. One of the errors was so pathetically obvious that it's hard to imagine that Guy Trebay's...
  • Statistics show White Supremacy bigger threat to U.S than Radical Muslims

    10/04/2015 7:55:56 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 111 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 2, 2015 | Keisha Hatchett
    Despite what Donald Trump and many other politicians have told you, the major threat to America isn’t Muslim extremism. In fact, statistics show that the real danger lies with domestic extremists who aren’t of the Muslim faith. The New York Times reported back in June that since Sept. 11, 2001, almost twice as many people have died at the hands of white supremacists and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims. Using data compiled by New America, a Washington Research center, a study found that 48 people have been killed by extremists who are not Muslim—including the mass killings in...
  • Megan Kelly slams NY Times over hit piece on Melania Trump

    10/02/2015 8:27:13 PM PDT · by glabbe · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/2/2015 | Kelly File
    Megan Kelly did a segment on Friday with Chris Stirewalt and Howard Kurtz where they blasted an article by the NY Time on Melania Trump. The consensus was that the article was condescending and would have never been done on a democrat. They also agreed that Melania had done nothing to deserve such treatment.
  • Why Is Anyone Still Reading the Blatantly Biased New York Times?

    10/02/2015 2:03:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    INN ^ | Friday, October 02, 2015 8:31 AM | Noah Beck
    The ever-growing proof of an anti-Israel prejudice at The New York Times (NYT) is so extensive and persistent that the paper’s partiality is now undeniable (see this endless archive of bias reports). […] On September 10th, the NYT singled out Jewish lawmakers on the Iran deal. On September 15th, the NYT suggested that the Israeli who was murdered by rock-throwing Palestinians had died of a “self-inflicted accident” after the attackers had merely “pelted the road” (rather than his car). The National Review provided a detailed critique of this farcical “reporting.” […] On September 29, (Diaa) Hadid used an anonymous European...
  • Actor James Woods: 'Hate Crime Massacre of Christians Finally Silences Obama'

    10/02/2015 6:58:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 87 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 2, 2015 | Mark Judge
    26 year-old gunman Chris Harper Mercer opened fire on the campus on Thursday, killing nine people and wounding seven. Mercer reportedly singled out Christians for death by asking the religion of potential victims before firing on them. Mercer was then shot and killed by law enforcement. In a series of tweets on October 2, Woods argued that because the victims were Christian, both resident Obama and the media would lose interest in the story. "NY Times writes a front page story about a hate massacre targeting Christians without using the word 'Christians,'" Woods tweeted, linking to story in the New...
  • Hillary Clinton has an image problem. She’s going on ‘Saturday Night Live’ to try to fix it.

    10/01/2015 11:37:26 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    <p>The news that Hillary Clinton is expected to appear on "Saturday Night Live" represents a clear recognition by her campaign that she has an image problem with the American public that needs fixing — and fast.</p> <p>In order to appear, Mrs. Clinton turned down the chance to give the keynote address to the influential Human Rights Campaign, the country’s most powerful lesbian and gay rights group, which will allow her to make the debut SNL appearance of her 2016 campaign, said several people with knowledge of her schedule who could not discuss private planning for attribution.</p>
  • Donna Shalala, President of Clinton Foundation, Has Stroke

    09/30/2015 5:52:09 AM PDT · by maggief · 108 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 29, 2015 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and AMY CHOZICK
    Donna Shalala, the former president of the University of Miami who was brought in to lead the Clinton Foundation this year, had a stroke shortly after the closing ceremonies of the organization’s major fall event early Tuesday evening, officials said. Ms. Shalala, 74, fell ill after departing the closing events around the Clinton Global Initiative, which was held at the Sheraton New York hotel on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, according to a statement from foundation officials.
  • Lies, Carly Fiorina and Abortion [Were the Videos fabricated?]

    09/29/2015 7:24:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/29/2015 | Ross Douthat
    There has been an impressive amount of angry liberal commentary, which has spilled over into the mainstream press coverage (or do I repeat myself?) of the issue, about how in the last Republican presidential debate Carly Fiorina allegedly cited an entirely imaginary video in order to make a crazy claim about Planned Parenthood’s brain-harvesting ghoulishness that’s totally unsupported by the facts. Here’s Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick, in a representative rant, attacking Fiorina’s “big fib,” the sheer “enormity” of which has shaken Lithwick’s faith in honesty in politics and journalism: Nobody—not even Fiorina’s staunchest defenders—can say that these videos that clearly don’t...
  • Trump Plan Is Tax Cut for the Rich, Even Hedge Fund Managers

    09/28/2015 1:11:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 140 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/28/2015 | Josh Barro
    Donald Trump’s tax plan, released Monday, does not live up to the populist language he has offered on taxes all summer. When talking about taxes in this campaign, Donald Trump has often sounded like a different kind of Republican. He says he will take on “the hedge fund guys” and their carried interest loophole. He thinks it’s “outrageous” how little tax some multimillionaires pay. But his plan calls for major tax cuts not just for the middle class but also for the richest Americans — even the dreaded hedge fund managers. And despite his campaign’s assurances that the plan is...
  • Eric Cantor: The G.O.P., After John Boehner

    09/25/2015 9:06:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 25, 2015 | Eric Cantor
    LIKE so many others, I was stunned by Speaker John A. Boehner’s announcement on Friday that he would step down at the end of October. For nearly six years — first as Republican whip and then as majority leader — I met with John on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis as we worked to lead the House Republican Conference. (SNIP) We are in the midst of a campaign to elect the next president. After two terms of President Obama, an economy that is growing too slowly and a retrenchment of American power abroad, the conservative to-do list for the next...
  • The Real Roots of ’70s Drug Laws

    09/28/2015 5:55:41 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 28, 2015 | MICHAEL JAVEN FORTNER
    ... Today’s disastrously punitive criminal justice system is actually rooted in the postwar social and economic demise of urban black communities. It is, in part, the unintended consequence of African-Americans’ own hard-fought battle against the crime and violence inside their own communities. To ignore that history is to disregard the agency of black people and minimize their grievances, and to risk making the same mistake again. The draconian Rockefeller drug laws, for example, the model for much of our current drug policies, were promoted and supported by an African-American leadership trying to save black lives. During the 1960s, concentrated poverty...
  • A Warm Welcome Expected at U.N. for Hassan Rouhani of Iran (NY Slimes Barf Alert)

    09/27/2015 3:34:44 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | SEPT. 27, 2015 | Thomas Erdbrink
    President Hassan Rouhani of Iran is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly on Monday. Thomas Erdbrink, the Tehran bureau chief for The New York Times, looks at what message Mr. Rouhani has for international leaders and how it might be received. What’s different from the last time President Rouhani spoke to the General Assembly? Mr. Rouhani, Iran’s leader since 2013, now has something to show for his presidency at the assembly: He concluded a nuclear deal with six world powers, including Iran’s nemesis, the United States. And, for the first time in years, Iran can look forward to...
  • Gloria Steinem eviscerates Carly Fiorina with scathing post on Facebook

    The surging candidate’s remarks on Planned Parenthood drew Steinem’s ire. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem blasted Carly Fiorina in a post on her Facebook page, saying the presidential hopeful’s commentary on Planned Parenthood at the Republican debate last week “was a 100 percent lie.” “I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes,” Fiorina railed during the debate. “Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.” Fiorina was referring to a series of “sting” videos produced by the Center for Medical...
  • Crowd awaiting Pope Francis boos Trump in New York: Donald Trump in the news

    09/26/2015 12:51:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | September 25, 2015 | Sabrina Eaton
    Today's Donald Trump news: As a thick crowd gathered Thursday afternoon on New York's Fifth Avenue to get a glimpse of Pope Francis, the faithful caught sight of someone else – Donald Trump. The presidential candidate stepped out of his company headquarters at about 4:30 p.m. and waved. But the crowd quickly reminded Trump that – despite countless appearances on talk shows, rallies and over-populated debates – they weren't there to see him. Trump heard some cheers, but was mostly showered with boos, a reaction that might not have pleased the pope, who had just finished preaching about the Golden...
  • String of Emails Raises Questions About When Hillary Clinton Began Using Personal Account

    09/25/2015 6:52:06 PM PDT · by Theoria · 45 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Sept 2015 | Michael S. Schmidt
    A string of emails that has been provided to the State Department raises new questions about whether Hillary Rodham Clinton has accurately described her use of a personal account when she was secretary of state.Mrs. Clinton has said that she retained no emails from her first two months in office because she used an account that she no longer has access to. She has said that on March 19, 2009, she began using the personal account — — that she relied on for the rest of her time in office.But on Friday, State Department officials said they had been...
  • Trump: Twitter Is ‘Like Owning The New York Times Without The Losses’ [VIDEO]

    09/25/2015 4:23:40 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/2015 | Steve Guest
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Thursday’s “Morning Joe” Twitter is “amazing,” and that “it’s like owning The New York Times without the losses.” Trump claimed that he likes using Twitter so much because he is able to “fight back” when “a dope like a Rich Lowry goes on, or people like Megyn Kelly says things that are wrong, I’m able to tweet.”
  • Rhode Island Averts Pension Disaster Without Raising Taxes

    09/25/2015 3:40:38 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 25 Sept 2015 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH
    But Ms. Raimondo was able to revamp her state’s pension system, keeping some of the traditional structure while lowering the cost, and surviving lawsuits by workers and retirees who called her moves unconstitutional. Mr. Emanuel’s attempts to rein in pension costs, in contrast, have been thrown out by a judge, leading to his appeal this week for a big tax increase
  • New York Times Editor Unloads on Jewish Critic

    09/25/2015 8:53:36 AM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | September 24, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    A senior editor at the New York Times became embroiled in a testy back-and-forth exchange with a Jewish pro-Israel reader of the publication, who had criticized it for launching a website aimed at tracking how Jewish lawmakers are voting on the Iranian nuclear deal, according to emails obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The Times’ “Jew tracker” was described as anti-Semitic and offensive by pro-Israel officials who slammed the paper for feeding into stereotypes about Jewish power and money. The controversial chart listed all lawmakers who voted against the nuclear deal and highlighted in yellow whether or not that person...
  • Speaker John Boehner Will Resign From Congress

    09/25/2015 6:51:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies ^ | SEPT. 25, 2015 | By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    WASHINGTON — Speaker John A. Boehner, under intense pressure from conservatives in his party, will resign one of the most powerful positions in government and give up his House seat at the end of October, throwing Congress into chaos it tries to avert a government shutdown. Mr. Boehner made the announcement in an emotional meeting with his fellow Republicans Friday morning.
  • CNBC Reporting NY Times on Boehner Resigning From Congress!!

    09/25/2015 6:33:16 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 89 replies
    Vanity ^ | 9/25/15 | LRoggy
    Watching CNBC - Reporting Boehner is Resigning from Congress!
  • Have Evangelicals Who Support Trump Lost Their Values?

    09/18/2015 8:50:20 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 121 replies ^ | SEPT. 17, 2015 | RUSSELL MOORE
    IN 2006, the television comedy “The Office” aired an episode in which one of the characters, Dwight Schrute, nervously faces the prospect of delivering a speech after winning the title of top salesman of the year for his company, Dunder Mifflin. As a prank, his co-worker preps him for his moment by cribbing a speech from a dictator, coaching him to deliver it by pounding the lectern and waving his arms wildly. Dwight does it, and the audience gives a standing ovation to a manic tirade. Watching a cartoonish TV character deliver authoritarian lines with no principles, just audacity, was...
  • Ronald Perelman, Billionaire Businessman, Stepping Down as Chairman of Carnegie Hall Board

    09/17/2015 2:58:36 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 17, 2015 | MICHAEL COOPER
    Ronald O. Perelman, the hard-charging billionaire businessman who became chairman of Carnegie Hall earlier this year, told his fellow board members on Thursday that he would step down next month because he had been frustrated that they had been slow to investigate his concerns about the governance of the hall, several people familiar with the proceedings said. Mr. Perelman had accused Carnegie’s well-respected executive and artistic director, Clive Gillinson, of a “troubling lack of transparency” and had criticized the board for failing to provide “appropriate oversight.”

    08/03/2011 3:36:19 PM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | Aug 3, 2011 | Ann Coulter
       MEDIA: HALLIBURTON PAID DICK CHENEY TO COMMIT RAPE IN IRAN August 3, 2011A front-page story by James Risen in The New York Times on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, reported on a "troubling trend" of sexual assaults committed by American employees of military contractors in Iraq. The centerpiece of his story was Jamie Leigh Jones, who claimed to have been brutally gang-raped in 2005 while working in the Green Zone. (Risen also interviewed other women claiming to have been sexually assaulted in Iraq and -- for journalistic balance -- their attorneys.) Jones famously claimed that days after arriving in Iraq...
  • The Media's Weird Iran 'Victory' Bandwagon

    09/16/2015 4:57:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | September 16, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    On Sept. 11, The New York Times demonstrated once again the media's peculiar sense of patriotism. The 9/11 attacks were not remembered at all on the front page. Instead, the top-right headline in capital letters read "DEMOCRATS HAND VICTORY TO OBAMA ON PACT WITH IRAN." The House of Representatives voted against it. The Senate voted against it. The American people are overwhelmingly against it. None of that mattered. Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer relayed sugary words from Sen. Charles Schumer -- who, last we checked, opposed the Iran deal -- proclaiming "fair-minded Americans should acknowledge the president's strong achievements in combating...
  • CNN Hopes to Capture Candidates’ Combative Spirit in G.O.P. Debate

    09/16/2015 1:39:29 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 16, 2015 | Ashley Parker
    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — The leading Republican presidential hopefuls have spent the weeks since their first debate provoking one another, with distant taunts and tweeted insults.
  • NYT/CBS Poll: Carson, Trump in Statistical Dead Heat

    09/15/2015 6:54:50 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 201 replies
    Newsmax ^ | september 15, 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson has pulled to within 4 points of GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, a new poll shows. In the New York Times/CBS News survey released Tuesday, Trump maintains the lead of the presidential pack, with 27 percent support. But Carson is within striking distance, at 23 percent, which is within the margin of error, making it a statistical dead heat.Carson's rise compared with his polling at 6 percent support in the pre-Aug. 6 debate Times/CBS News survey; Trump was at 24 percent in that earlier poll, showing Carson's gains the most significant in that time frame,...
  • U.S. and Iran Both Conflict and Converge

    09/14/2015 2:37:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 9/13/15 | TIM ARANGO, DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    **SNIP** But though the United States and Iran each face domestic pressures against closer relations, some analysts see a more collaborative relationship as an inevitable if uneasy consequence of the negotiations leading up to the nuclear deal — despite the insistence of leaders on either side that the American-brokered agreement would be limited to Iran’s nuclear program. “Both the Iranian and American governments are going to approach expanded dialogue very gingerly,” said James Dobbins, a senior follow at the RAND Corporation. “But there will still be a gradual increase in at least communication between the two governments on areas beyond...
  • Donald Trump Gets Rock Star Greeting in Iowa (NYTimes--it must be killing them)

    09/13/2015 6:08:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 56 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | TRIP GABRIEL
    It probably made sense on paper: invite presidential candidates to visit the Iowa Republican Party’s tent in the parking lot before the big Iowa vs. Iowa State football game on Saturday. What planners did not anticipate was the portable mob scene that characterizes the candidacy of Donald J. Trump. Arriving more than an hour late, Mr. Trump offered a speech of less than a minute on the state party’s stage. But that was beside the point, as star-struck supporters greeted him like a stadium rocker during a sprawling tailgate party before kickoff. “Donald, you rock!” a young man shouted as...
  • Labour Elects Far-Left Leader in British Politics Shake-Up

    09/12/2015 7:48:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/12/2015
    LONDON — A veteran anti-war campaigner known for his unapologetically socialist views has won a landslide victory to lead Britain's opposition Labour Party — an outcome that delighted supporters and dismayed others who never imagined he could be elected. The overwhelming support for far-left lawmaker Jeremy Corbyn, 66, was one of the biggest shake-ups in British politics in decades. His win Saturday marks a sharp left turn for his party — and will significantly challenge the tone of mainstream British politics, which is now dominated by Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives. "It's certainly the most high-profile position an overt socialist...
  • Radical feminist: Pope should ‘beg forgiveness’ for his abortion views

    09/12/2015 3:05:36 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 31 replies
    LiveAction News ^ | September 11, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    Radical feminist writer Jill Filipovic is not happy with Pope Francis. In the New York Times, she criticizes his recent announcement authorizing priests to forgive repentant confessions of abortion: "[M]ercy may actually be worse. While the pope’s announcement has been hailed as evidence of the church’s new, softer approach, it’s actually the latest example of the modern anti-abortion strategy: Portray women as victims who need to be protected from themselves with laws that restrict abortion rights. "Despite the concern for what the pope calls an “agonizing and painful decision,” research shows that a vast majority of women who terminate pregnancies...
  • No 'Mainstream' Air Time for Mark Levin

    09/11/2015 1:59:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | September 11, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Mark Levin's new book "Plunder and Deceit" has been number one on the New York Times bestseller list for five weeks in a row. Like with his other best-sellers, no liberal journalist will read it, no liberal newspaper will review it, and no liberal network would imagine calling up Levin for an interview. They are too busy advocating tolerance and diversity. Why doesn't Mark Levin deserve a turn on CBS's "60 Minutes"? Why can't the conservative taxpayers be granted a forum for Levin or "Charlie Rose" on PBS or on NPR's "All Things Considered"? In short, why not a slice...
  • David Brock: The New York Times has 'a special place in hell'

    09/10/2015 8:58:05 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/10/2015 | GLENN THRUSH and HADAS GOLD
    David Brock’s war against the New York Times just went nuclear — and the paper is responding with equal fury. Brock, the former right-wing journalist-turned-pro-Clinton crusader, takes aim at a top New York Times editor in a soon-to-be released book obtained by POLITICO. In the book, titled "Killing the Messenger: The Right-Wing Plot to Derail Hillary Clinton and Hijack Your Government,” Brock accuses senior politics editor and former Washington bureau chief Carolyn Ryan of helping to turn the paper into a “megaphone for conservative propaganda” by unfairly targeting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The founder of liberal watchdog groups...
  • Clinton Only Apologized for Emails After Bad Focus Group Reactions

    09/09/2015 1:10:40 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 9, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Hillary Clinton’s sudden reversal on whether or not she would apologize for using a private email server while Secretary of State seemed inexplicable; on Friday she refused to apologize in an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, but by Tuesday was apologizing to ABC’s David Muir. But The New York Times reported Wednesday on the impetus for the change; Clinton watched a video of a focus group that reacted negatively to her email rhetoric.
  • Trump Is Right on Economics

    09/07/2015 11:42:54 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 57 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 09/07/2015 | Paul Krugman
    So Jeb Bush is finally going after Donald Trump. Over the past couple of weeks the man who was supposed to be the front-runner has made a series of attacks on the man who is. Strange to say, however, Mr. Bush hasn’t focused on what’s truly vicious and absurd — viciously absurd? — about Mr. Trump’s platform, his implicit racism and his insistence that he would somehow round up 11 million undocumented immigrants and remove them from our soil. Instead, Mr. Bush has chosen to attack Mr. Trump as a false conservative, a proposition that is supposedly demonstrated by his...
  • Paul Krugman just wrote an op-ed praising Donald Trump for being 'right on economics'

    09/07/2015 10:21:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/06/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Economist Paul Krugman thinks Donald Trump's presidential campaign actually gets a few things right. Krugman previously derided the Republican real-estate mogul as a "belligerent, loudmouth racist with not an ounce of compassion." But in a Monday op-ed in The New York Times, the left-leaning writer praised Trump's "heresies" from Republican orthodoxy when it comes to economic policy. "So am I saying that Mr. Trump is better and more serious than he's given credit for being?" Krugman asked, making it clear that he is still not a Trump supporter. "Not at all — he is exactly the ignorant blowhard he seems...
  • Family balks at Talk by Russia of moving Rachmaninoff's remains

    09/06/2015 1:23:51 PM PDT · by Borges · 46 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/6/2015 | James Barron
    VALHALLA, N.Y. — It was quiet beneath the mountain laurel shrubs shielding the grave of the composer Sergei Rachmaninoff from the late-summer sun. The furor is 4,500 miles away, in Russia, its indelible voice in every melodic line he wrote — a different Russia, a different sensibility, a different life, different time. Resolutely nationalistic Russians want his body back. His great-great-granddaughter, Susan Sophia Rachmaninoff Volkonskaya Wanamaker, says “nyet.” Or she might, if she spoke Russian, but probably not. In a conversation about where his remains belong, she repeatedly used words like “dignity” and “respect.”
  • New York Times – Top Republican / GOP Strategists Planning Coordinated Destroy Trump Campaign…

    09/04/2015 3:38:41 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 91 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9-4-2015 | sundance
    There is a solid argument to be made that forcing Donald Trump to sign the Republican Pledge was step one in this RNC/GOPe strategy. He’s now locked in the Thunderdome! When you fully understand the scope of how the Republican National Committee organized the entire road map to elect Jeb Bush, you begin to understand why Reince Priebus needed to lock the door behind Trump before unleashing the thugs upon him. Hundreds of millions will be spent on this RNC/GOPe effort to destroy Trump. It will be unlike any scorched earth campaign ever witnessed. The brutality of the intended targeting...
  • About Gwen "Take That, Bibi" Ifill

    09/04/2015 8:30:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jay Nordlinger
    Well, I’ve said it a million times: The anchorman of CBS News should attend Democratic fundraisers (as happened). The Supreme Court reporter of the New York Times, a.k.a. the paper of record, should march in abortion-rights rallies (as happened). And PBS news figures should be open partisans. Yesterday, when Senator Barbara Mikulski declared for the Iran deal, meaning that this deal could not be blocked by the Senate, Gwen Ifill spiked the football. “Take that, Bibi,” she tweeted. Aha! Good one, Gwen! The PBS ombudsman has written about this matter disapprovingly. I’m not sure I disapprove. What I disapprove of...
  • Hakeem Jeffries for New York Mayor? Some Say Yes, But He Hesitates

    09/03/2015 3:40:57 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | SEPT. 3, 2015 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    In Washington, Mr. Jeffries, a second-term congressman, is best known as a collegial, next-generation Democrat with a keen interest in criminal justice reform. In New York, however, he has positioned himself at a nexus of powerful interests that have grown frustrated during Mr. de Blasio’s tenure.... Where Mr. de Blasio has opposed charter schools, Mr. Jeffries has firmly defended them; in April, he addressed a fund-raising gala for the Success Academy organization, a fast-growing charter network heavily backed by wealthy critics of the mayor. When Mr. de Blasio sought to limit expansion of the ride-hailing company Uber, Mr. Jeffries spoke...
  • Twitter Reacts After NY Times Writer Calls Out Buster Posey for Not Signing His Son's Autograph

    09/03/2015 12:23:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Buster Posey fans weren't too happy when New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau criticized the Giants catcher for not signing his son's autographWhen New York Times Eric Lichtblau wrote an essay in this Sunday's Times about baseball, heroes and bonding with his sons, San Francisco Giants Buster Posey received a mention — but not in a good way. Lichtblau, who embarked on a five-day, eight baseball-game trip with his sons, wrote about his disappointment in Posey when the catcher waved his son off — twice — when asked for an autograph. The incident provided a "life lesson," Lichtblau wrote,...

    09/02/2015 7:04:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's De Blasio Time. Radical leftist pro-crime mayor who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime president who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime media which decided to wage war on cops. Now murders are mysteriously rising for reasons they can't explain. It must be Global Warming. Or car insurance rates. Or maybe squirrels. I bet it's the squirrels causing all the murders. Now let's run another #BlackLivesMatter puff piece and more pro-crime propaganda about freeing drug dealers. Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few...
  • Carville: ‘Tool of the Koch Brothers’ Trey Gowdy ‘Feeds the New York Times Stuff’

    09/02/2015 2:57:17 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/02/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Democratic strategist James Carville slammed “tool of the Koch Brothers” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), saying he “just feeds the New York Times stuff, and they put it in the paper. Just like the neocons fed the New York Times a bunch of bunk they put on the front page of the paper, basically helped start a war” on Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes.” Carville said of the Clinton email scandal, “my question is, will this rise to the level of scandal as the white house christmas card list back in the ’90s that had 140 hours...
  • A Break in the Khobar Towers Case (NY Slimes is "suspicious" of timing of arrest)

    08/31/2015 5:19:58 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUG. 28, 2015
    The 1996 terrorist attack on Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 United States airmen was among the defining events of America’s recent experience in the Middle East. But there has been no judicial accountability. With the reported arrest of the man accused of masterminding the crime, a resolution of the case may be closer. The truck bombing at the eight-story dormitory near the Dharan Air Base was the deadliest such attack on American forces since the 1983 bombing of the Marines’ barracks in Beirut that killed 241 American service members. In 2006, a federal court concluded that elements...
  • Flash! NYTimes Reporter Alan Rappeport Considers Gray Lady to be a Virtuous Woman

    09/01/2015 12:28:54 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Freep | 9/1/2015 | CharlesOconnell
    Says James O'Keefe's Project Veritas "considers itself a journalism organization". In contrast with a certain gray woman "of questionable virtue" lecturing young girls on the subject of chaste personal practices?
  • Another Day, Another Bogus New York Times Attack on Clarence Thomas

    09/01/2015 10:33:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Reason ^ | 09/01/2015 | Damon Root
    Last week The New York Times published a story with the sensational headline "Clarence Thomas, a Supreme Court Justice of Few Words, Some Not His Own." Some not his own? Was the Times accusing Thomas of plagiarism? It sure seemed like it was. Here's how the piece began: Justice Clarence Thomas has not asked a question from the Supreme Court bench since 2006. His majority opinions tend to be brisk, efficient and dutiful. Now, studies using linguistic software have discovered another Thomas trait: Those opinions contain language from briefs submitted to the court at unusually high rates. The piece goes...
  • In GOP war on Social Security, only Trump gets it

    08/29/2015 7:34:15 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 204 replies
    MySanAntonio ^ | Aug 18 2015 | Paul Krugman
    Republican presidential candidates. who have had to seek contributions from a handful of wealthy contributors, want to cut Social Security. Average Americans love the program; the superwealthy don’t. Something strange is happening in the Republican primary — something strange, that is, besides the Trump phenomenon. For some reason, just about all the leading candidates other than The Donald have taken a deeply unpopular position, a known political loser, on a major domestic policy issue. And it’s interesting to ask why. The issue in question is the future of Social Security, which turned 80 last week. The retirement program is, of...
  • A Scandal-Plagued Administration

    08/29/2015 9:57:03 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 33 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08.26.2015 | Noah Rothman
    It was particularly revealing when David Axelrod explained that, of all his accomplishments in Barack Obama’s White House, he was proudest of the fact that “there hasn’t been a major scandal.” The qualifier “major” lays the burden on shoulders of the press to define what constitutes a serious scandal, and political media had thus far reliably covered the administration’s ethical lapses as merely the peculiar obsessions of addlebrained conservatives. Surely, much of the political establishment in Washington nodded along with Axelrod as he patted himself on the back. A mere seven months later, though, and it is clear now that...
  • The New York Times Twists Stats To Portray Clarence Thomas As An Unoriginal Thinker

    08/28/2015 6:56:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/28/2015 | Chuck Ross
    On Friday, The New York Times published an article clearly aimed at portraying conservative Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas as an unoriginal thinker, if not an outright plagiarist. But a closer look at the statistics cited in the piece, entitled “Clarence Thomas, a Supreme Court Justice of Few Words, Some Not His Own,” indicates that The Times grossly overstated its case.In the article, Times reporter Adam Liptak cites three studies that used linguistic software to measure what percentage of justices’ opinions use words cribbed from briefs submitted to the court.According to Liptak, Thomas used words from those briefs at an “unusually high” rate compared...