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  • Drudge: NY Times Prepares To Front Expose on Palin's Baby...Developing...

    09/07/2008 4:14:17 PM PDT · by jern · 703 replies · 2,304+ views
    Drudge: NY Times Prepares To Front Expose on Palin's Baby...Developing...
  • New York Times Outs CIA Operative

    06/22/2008 8:49:33 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 139 replies · 465+ views ^ | June 22, 2008 - 10:12 ET | Mick Wright |
    In an astonishing stroke of irony, the New York Times has outed the name of the CIA operative who interrogated 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, over the objections of CIA Director Michael V. Hayden and a lawyer representing the operative. Agency officials and legal counsel told the Times that publishing the agent's name would "invade his privacy and put him at risk of retaliation from terrorists or harassment from critics of the agency." In an Editor's Note linked from the story on KSM's interrogation, the Times defended its decision by stating that "other government employees" had been "named publicly in...
  • When Girls Will Be Boys

    03/17/2008 8:50:15 PM PDT · by Marc Tumin · 33 replies · 2,652+ views
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | March 16, 2008 | Alissa Quart
    It was late on a rainy fall day, and a college freshman named Rey was showing me the new tattoo on his arm. It commemorated his 500-mile hike through Europe the previous summer, which happened also to be, he said, the last time he was happy. We sat together for a while in his room talking, his tattoo of a piece with his spiky brown hair, oversize tribal earrings and very baggy jeans. He showed me a photo of himself and his girlfriend kissing, pointed out his small drum kit, a bass guitar that lay next to his rumpled clothes...
  • New York Times Endorses McCain, Clinton

    01/24/2008 9:17:19 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 57 replies · 182+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2008 | Staff
    The New York Times has endorsed John McCain and Hillary Clinton for the GOP and Democratic presidential nominations, respectively.
  • Caving In on Hate Crimes (gag alert!}

    12/10/2007 3:47:35 AM PST · by Baladas · 15 replies · 136+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 10, 2007 | staff
    <p>Congressional leaders, who have disappointed frequently this year, have done it again. This time, the House leadership has failed to find a way to get a bipartisan law against hate crimes passed and signed into law. Racial, religious, sexual and other minorities have waited long enough. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has to do more than just express her support for the bill; she must find a way to make it the law.</p>
  • Pride and Nostalgia Mix in The (NY) Times’s New Home (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/20/2007 7:48:36 AM PST · by abb · 17 replies · 67+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 20, 2007 | NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF
    snip Their streamlined glass-and-steel forms proclaimed a faith in machine-age efficiency and an open, honest, democratic society. Newspaper journalism, too, is part of that history. Transparency, independence, the free flow of information, moral clarity, objective truth — these notions took hold and flourished in the last century at papers like The Times. To many this idealism reached its pinnacle in the period stretching from the civil rights movement to the Vietnam War to Watergate, when journalists grew accustomed to speaking truth to power, and the public could still accept reporters as impartial observers. snip Maybe this accounts for the tower’s...
  • House Approves Broad Protections for Gay Workers [Employment Nondiscrimination Act]

    11/08/2007 2:26:08 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 30 replies · 189+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 8, 2007 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 — The House on Wednesday approved a bill granting broad protections against discrimination in the workplace for gay men, lesbians and bisexuals, a measure that supporters praised as the most important civil rights legislation since the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 but that opponents said would result in unnecessary lawsuits. The bill, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, is the latest version of legislation that Democrats have pursued since 1974. Representatives Edward I. Koch and Bella Abzug of New York then sought to protect gay men and lesbians with a measure they introduced on the fifth anniversary of...
  • How The New York Times Fell Apart

    10/18/2007 6:36:51 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 95 replies · 579+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10/18/07 | MICHAEL S. MALONE
    Once the Paper of Record, the Newspaper Now has Investors Bailing. Why? Boom! And down goes the biggest newspaper name of all. As you may have read, yesterday brokerage giant Morgan Stanley dumped its entire stake -- $183 million worth -- in the New York Times, in which it was the second largest shareholder. Not surprisingly, Times stock immediately slumped, bottoming at a nearly 3 percent drop to $18.28 -- the lowest it has been in a decade. The actual damage is probably even larger than that. The Morgan Stanley sell-off has been expected for some time now. Ever since...
  • Aging and Gay, and Facing Prejudice in Twilight

    10/09/2007 5:55:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 85 replies · 2,809+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 9, 2007 | Jane Gross
    Even now, at 81 and with her memory beginning to fade, Gloria Donadello recalls her painful brush with bigotry at an assisted-living center in Santa Fe, N.M. Sitting with those she considered friends, “people were laughing and making certain kinds of comments, and I told them, ‘Please don’t do that, because I’m gay.’” The result of her outspokenness, Ms. Donadello said, was swift and merciless. “Everyone looked horrified,” she said. No longer included in conversation or welcome at meals, she plunged into depression. Medication did not help. With her emotional health deteriorating, Ms. Donadello moved into an adult community nearby...
  • Obama to Urge Elimination of World’s Nuclear Weapons

    10/02/2007 2:47:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 229 replies · 1,574+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 2, 2007 | Jeff Zeleny
    Senator Barack Obama will propose on Tuesday setting a goal of eliminating all nuclear weapons in the world, saying the United States should greatly reduce its stockpiles to lower the threat of nuclear terrorism, aides say. In a speech at DePaul University in Chicago, Mr. Obama will add his voice to a plan endorsed earlier this year by a bipartisan group of former government officials from the cold war era who say the United States must begin building a global consensus to reverse a reliance on nuclear weapons that have become “increasingly hazardous and decreasingly effective.” Mr. Obama, according to...
  • NYT Asks: Where Are All the Gay Superheroes?

    09/07/2007 10:26:53 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 246 replies · 3,918+ views ^ | 9/7/2007 | Clay Waters
    On Monday, New York Times Arts writer George Gene Gustines profiled gay novelist Perry Moore, a fervent supporter of gay rights -- for fictional comic book characters. "Novelist's Superhero Is Out to Right Wrongs" began: "Perry Moore has the sinewy physique and golden looks of a California surfer, but get him talking about comics, and he can out-geek the biggest fanatic. He also has the fervor of an activist when discussing the dearth -- and occasional shoddy treatment -- of gay superheroes in mainstream comic books." Now there's a vital cause we can all rally behind! "It is an issue...
  • Another Iraq Photo Op (New York Times Dismisses Surge Success As Photo Op Stunt Alert)

    09/04/2007 11:31:28 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 18 replies · 675+ views
    New York Times ^ | 09/05/2007 | New York Times Editorial Board
    Iraq is a long way to go for a photo op, but not for President Bush, who is pulling out all the stops to divert public attention from his failed Iraq policies and to keep Congress from demanding that he bring the troops home. As Americans and Iraqis continue to die — and Iraqi politicians refuse to reconcile — Mr. Bush stubbornly refuses to recognize that what both countries need is a responsible exit strategy for the United States, not more photo ops and disingenuous claims of success. With Congress launching a series of pivotal hearings this week, Mr. Bush’s...
  • Metaphor-mad NYT Defends Craig: Stupidity No Cause to Cast Him Out of Congress

    08/31/2007 3:42:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies · 854+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When the Larry Craig case broke, I noted the New York Times' unusual diffidence in reporting it. Senator, Arrested at Airport, Pleads Guilty was all the Times headline told us, giving no indication of Craig's name, party affiliation, or the crime for which he had not merely been "arrested" but pleaded guilty. At the time I surmised that the Times' shyness could have been "the triumph of political correctness on matters gay over the paper's partisan impulse." That theory is borne out by the paper's editorial of today, Disowning Senator Craig. The Times' bottom line on the matter: Being stupid...
  • Records Show Ex-Senator’s Work for Family Planning Unit )Fred Alert!)

    07/18/2007 9:10:22 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 79 replies · 1,626+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 19, 2007 | Jo Becker
    According to records from Arent Fox, the law firm based in Washington where Mr. Thompson worked part-time from 1991 to 1994, he charged the organization, the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, about $5,000 for work he did in 1991 and 1992. The records show that Mr. Thompson, a probable Republican candidate for president in 2008, spent much of that time in telephone conferences with the president of the group, and on three occasions he reported lobbying administration officials on its behalf... From the time he was elected to the Senate from Tennessee in 1994 until he left office...
  • A Nominee’s Abnormal Views (Megabarf alert - NY Times' Abnormal Views are really disgusting)

    07/09/2007 7:36:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 387+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 10, 2007 | Editorial
    The Senate Health Committee will have to dig beneath the surface on Thursday to consider the nomination of Dr. James Holsinger to be surgeon general. Dr. Holsinger has high-level experience as a health administrator, but there are disturbing indications that he is prejudiced against homosexuals. Though routinely called “the nation’s top doctor,” the surgeon general is a midlevel official who oversees the 6,000 uniformed professionals in the Public Health Service. His main mission is to serve as “America’s chief health educator,” with potentially enormous capacity to shape public opinion. Dr. Holsinger served for 26 years in the Department of Veterans...
  • Global Warming And Your Wallet (New York Times Libs Want YOU to pay HIGHER Taxes Alert)

    07/05/2007 11:20:44 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 40 replies · 886+ views
    New York Times ^ | 07/06/2007 | New York Times Editorial Board
    ut for all the talk about warming, leading politicians have yet to educate their constituents (and their colleagues) about an unpleasant and inescapable truth: any serious effort to fight warming will require everyone to pay more for energy. According to most scientists, the long-term costs of doing nothing — flooding, famine, drought — would be even higher than the costs of acting now. But unless Americans understand and accept the trade-off — higher prices today to avoid calamity later — the requisite public support for real change is unlikely to build. Energy is currently underpriced in part because its cost...
  • New Poll Finds That Young Americans Are Leaning Left {New York Times front page......)

    06/27/2007 2:20:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies · 1,288+ views
    New Poll Finds That Young Americans Are Leaning Left By ADAM NAGOURNEY and MEGAN THEE Young Americans are more likely than the general public to favor a government-run universal health care insurance system, an open-door policy on immigration and the legalization of gay marriage, according to a New York Times/CBS News/MTV poll. The poll also found that they are more likely to say the war in Iraq is heading to a successful conclusion. The poll offers a snapshot of a group whose energy and idealism have always been as alluring to politicians as its scattered focus and shifting interests have...
  • Unsettling History of That Joyous ‘Hallelujah’ (NYT vomit alert)

    04/08/2007 11:08:14 AM PDT · by lqclamar · 31 replies · 1,441+ views
    New York Times ^ | 4/8/07 | Michael Marissen
    IN New York and elsewhere a “Messiah Sing-In” — a performance of Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” with the audience joining in the choruses — is a musical highlight of the Christmas season. Christians, Jews and others come together to delight in one of the consummate masterpieces of Western music. The high point, inevitably, is the “Hallelujah” chorus, all too familiar from its use in strange surroundings, from Mel Brooks’s “History of the World, Part 1,” where it signified the origins of music among cavemen, to television advertising for behemoth all-terrain vehicles. So “Messiah” lovers may be surprised to learn that the...
  • Super Bowl Ads of Cartoonish Violence, Perhaps Reflecting Toll of War

    02/05/2007 9:21:24 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 61 replies · 1,466+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2/5/2007 | Stuart Elliot
    No commercial that appeared last night during Super Bowl XLI directly addressed Iraq, unlike a patriotic spot for Budweiser beer that ran during the game two years ago. But the ongoing war seemed to linger just below the surface of many of this year’s commercials. More than a dozen spots celebrated violence in an exaggerated, cartoonlike vein that was intended to be humorous, but often came across as cruel or callous.
  • A Free-for-All on Science and Religion

    11/21/2006 5:31:54 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 76 replies · 1,546+ views
    New York Times ^ | 21 November 2006 | George Johnson
    Maybe the pivotal moment came when Steven Weinberg, a Nobel laureate in physics, warned that “the world needs to wake up from its long nightmare of religious belief,” or when a Nobelist in chemistry, Sir Harold Kroto, called for the John Templeton Foundation to give its next $1.5 million prize for “progress in spiritual discoveries” to an atheist — Richard Dawkins, the Oxford evolutionary biologist whose book “The God Delusion” is a national best-seller. Or perhaps the turning point occurred at a more solemn moment, when Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City and an...