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  • How White House Reporters Can Reclaim Their Beat

    07/24/2014 12:26:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 7/24/2014 | Ron Fournier
    Paul Farhi of The Washington Post writes today about a trend at the White House—and throughout journalism—that threatens the quality and credibility of news-gathering: Public-relations "minders" are injecting themselves into our interviews with politicians, CEOs, and other policymakers. Minder madness joins the surge of "background briefings" and the decline of access to decision-makers as evidence that the White House—and other big instititutions—are manipulating the press. It's that, but it's also something worse: It's evidence that journalists are ceding control when they should be seizing it, accepting canned news rather than breaking it. Farhi writes, "Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between...
  • When Beliefs and Facts Collide

    07/05/2014 8:16:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/05/2014 | Brendan Nyhan
    Do Americans understand the scientific consensus about issues like climate change and evolution? At least for a substantial portion of the public, it seems like the answer is no. The Pew Research Center, for instance, found that 33 percent of the public believes “Humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time” and 26 percent think there is not “solid evidence that the average temperature on Earth has been getting warmer over the past few decades.” Unsurprisingly, beliefs on both topics are divided along religious and partisan lines. For instance, 46 percent of...
  • NY Times Allows Atheists' Full-Page, Anti-Catholic Ad; Rejected 'Anti-Muslim' Ad in 2012

    The Federalist's David Harsanyi pointed out the New York Times's clear double standard when it comes to advertising in a Thursday post on Twitter. The writer recounted that the liberal paper "rejected an ad aimed at one religion" in 2012, but printed a full-page ad in Thursday's edition from the far-left Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), which blasted the "all-male, all-Roman Catholic majority" on the Supreme Court for its decision in the Hobby Lobby case. Harsanyi linked to a March 15, 2012 item on the ultra-liberal Think Progress blog that spotlighted how the Times "rejected a full-page anti-Islam advertisement submitted...
  • Walmart’s Response To The New York Times Is Great

    06/23/2014 8:08:06 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 57 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | June 22, 2014 | The Daily Caller
    Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, recently decided to go into the newspaper editing business. The Arkansas-based company responded to an article from New York Times columnist Timothy Egan, titled “The Corporate Daddy” by doing the work that it felt Egan’s Times editors should have done. “Thanks for sharing your first draft,” reads a red-inked note from Walmart, which is known more for its low prices than its snark. “Below are a few thoughts to ensure something inaccurate doesn’t get published,” continued the note, which was posted at Walmart’s blog and is attributed to David Tovar, Walmart’s director of corporate communications....
  • Walmart hands NY Times' editors their own posteriors

    06/23/2014 8:06:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/23/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    I have never met David Tovar, Walmart’s vice president, corporate communications, but I’d like to shake his hand. In this brilliant response to a column by Timothy Egan of the New York Times, Mr. Tovar puts to shame the editors who worked on the Egan piece, literally taking a red pencil to the piece they deigned to publish, and showing them how to do their jobs.For example: As you can suss from this excerpt, the premise of the Egan column is that Starbucks (which dispenses expensive coffee to the type of people who work art the New York Times) is...
  • Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' banished from New York Times best seller list

    06/20/2014 5:10:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/20/14 | Paul Bedard
    The New York Times bestseller list hasn't waited a millisecond to put Hillary Clinton's book atop its influential chart after just a week of sales, but has totally ignored another top-10 hardcover from noted conservative and critic of President Obama, Dinesh D'Souza. His new book, on sale for three weeks, isn’t just absent from the top 10 lists already set for the next two Sundays, but totally missing from the list of the nation’s top 25 nonfiction hardcovers despite having sales higher than 13 on the latest Times chart.
  • D'Souza's new book banned from NY Times bestseller list

    06/21/2014 5:37:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/21/2014 | Rick Moran
    If it wasn't so frightening, it would be silly. Dinesh D'Souzas, newly released book, America: Imagine a World Without Her, has done quite well the first two weeks it's been out. But the New York Times has refused to include it in its Nonfiction Best Seller list.Washington Examiner: His new book, on sale for three weeks, isn’t just absent from the top 10 lists already set for the next two Sundays, but totally missing from the list of the nation’s top 25 nonfiction hardcovers despite having sales higher than 13 on the latest Times chart. According to sales reports provided...
  • NYT Goes After Bergdahl's 'Raggedy' Unit Again, This Time in a Sunday Page A1 Report

    06/09/2014 7:01:34 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    On Thursday, the editorial board at the New York Times, reacting to the growing firestorm over the release of five hardened terrorists from Gitmo in return for the Army's Bowe Bergdahl, went after Bergdahl's "army unit’s lack of security and discipline." It then incredibly claimed that a classified army report described in a separate Times dispatch that day suggested that those alleged conditions were "as much to blame for the disappearance" of Bergdahl as ... well, the sloppy editorial didn't specifically say. On Sunday, two Times reporters continued the offensive against Bowe Bergdahl's platoon and its members, apparently wanting readers...
  • Hillary to New York Times: Back Off

    06/04/2014 3:24:38 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 4, 2014 | Charles O'Connell
    Some of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides blasted the New York Times for what they said was unfair coverage of the former first lady during a recent secret meeting with the paper’s Washington bureau, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.Sources said the meeting included Clinton advisers Philippe Reines and Huma Abedin, as well as Times Washington bureau chief Carolyn Ryan and national political reporter Amy Chozick, who has been on the Clinton beat for the paper.During the closed-door gathering, Clinton aides reportedly griped about the paper’s coverage of the potential 2016 candidate, arguing that Clinton has left public office and not be subjected...
  • Supreme Court Rejects Appeal From Reporter Over Identity of Source

    06/02/2014 8:17:08 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 38 replies
    NYT ^ | 06/02/2014 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal from James Risen, a New York Times reporter facing jail for refusing to identify a confidential source. The court’s one-line order gave no reasons but effectively sided with the government in a confrontation between what prosecutors said is an imperative to secure evidence in a national security prosecution and what journalists said is an intolerable infringement of press freedom. The case arose from a subpoena to Mr. Risen seeking information about his source for a chapter of his 2006 book “State of War.” Prosecutors say they need Mr. Risen’s...
  • New York Times apparently thinks Asians are now 'white'

    05/30/2014 10:33:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/30/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Its’ quite a telling moment from the Gray Lady, spotted by Eugene Volokh of The Washington Post:  The New York Times Bits blog reports: Google on Wednesday released statistics on the makeup of its work force, providing numbers that offer a stark glance at how Silicon Valley remains a white man’s world. But wait — just a few paragraphs down, the post notes that non-Hispanic whites are 61 percent of the Google work force, slightly below the national average. (That average, according to 2006-10 numbers, is 67 percent.) Google is thus less white than the typical American company.The New York Times is joining Apartheid-era South Africa...
  • Ann Coulter: Statistics Show 4% of NY Times Reporters Are Serial Killers

    05/23/2014 12:58:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 05/22/2014
    The New York Times has been touting a study purporting to show that 4 percent of death row inmates have been “falsely convicted.” “Falsely convicted” is not “innocent.” But after being processed through the lawyer-to-journalist telephone game, “insignificant procedural errors” quickly becomes “27 guys didn’t do it!” What the study actually shows is that those sentenced to death are more likely to have their convictions overturned than those sentenced to prison.Yeah, we knew that. Anti-death penalty fanatics fight every execution tooth and claw. Sometimes they get lucky. What the statisticians have proved is that it’s very difficult to be executed...
  • 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.”
  • Scarborough: NY Times ‘Lied Trying to Cover Up Their Own Mess’

    05/16/2014 11:04:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 16th, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough tore into the leadership at the New York Times on Friday morning for what he characterized as a misleading self-defense over the reasons for the firing of former Executive Editor Jill Abramson. He observed that the Times admitted that the pay discrepancy issue was a factor even after they denied it at first. The appearance of a cover-up on this issue led Scarborough’s co-hosts to predict a backlash against the paper and even a wave of cancelled subscriptions from female subscribers. Reading from the latest piece in the New Yorker, Scarborough noted that the Times...
  • Exclusive: (NY)Times Internal Report Painted Dire Digital Picture...

    05/15/2014 9:58:06 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    Buzzfeed.com ^ | 5/15/2014 | Myles Tanzer
    “Our journalism advantage is shrinking,” a committee led by the publisher’s son warned. A call to get rid of the metaphor of “Church and State.” A 96-page internal New York Times report, sent to top executives last month by a committee led by the publisher’s son and obtained by BuzzFeed, paints a dark picture of a newsroom struggling more dramatically than is immediately visible to adjust to the digital world, a newsroom that is hampered primarily by its own storied culture. The Times report was finalized March 24 by a committee of digitally oriented staffers led by reporter A.G. Sulzberger....
  • Jill Abramson ousted from New York Times

    05/14/2014 2:28:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | Dylan Byers
    New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was abruptly fired from the paper on Wednesday, sources familiar with the news informed POLITICO. Managing editor Dean Baquet will take over as executive editor, effective immediately. The news of her departure was met with shock throughout the newsroom. Senior editors were unexpectedly summoned to a 2 p.m. leadership meeting at the Times headquarters in New York. The news was then announced in a staff-wide meeting by publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. In his announcement, Sulzberger said Abramson’s departure was related to “an issue with management in the newsroom,” and had nothing to do...
  • Dear MoDo: Welcome To Your Nightmare.

    05/03/2014 8:38:09 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-3-2014 | MOTUS
    As it turned out MoDo just dropped by the MOTUS Twilight Nocturne Lounge for a quick pre-pre-party cocktail. Here she is at her second stop at the White House Correspondents' Dinner Weekend Pre-Party at the swanky W hotel: MoDo with New Yorker editor David Remnick and Jane Mayer at the pre-party they hosted.I don’t think I’m letting the cat out of the bag by saying that MoDo’s facial regrading turned out quite well; indeed, she certainly doesn’t look 62 now, like she did when she was 55! Cheek lift, check, brow lift, check, eye lift, check, lips straightened around and...
  • Ukraine crisis: What the 'Russian soldier' photos say ('Russian' soldier photos appear to be fake

    04/24/2014 8:04:16 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/22/2014 | Staff
    Theses photos [at URL] purport to show the same bearded Russian soldier (circled) in operation in Georgia in 2008 and Kramatorsk and Sloviansk in 2014 Photos released by the Ukranian government as "proof" of Russian soldiers on the ground in Donetsk leave many questions to be answered... The low-quality, annotated images were handed to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on 16 April, as evidence that Russian "sabotage-reconnaissance groups" had been working with separatists in the Donetsk towns of Kramatorsk and Sloviansk. According to a NYT article, the photos and their descriptions were "endorsed by the Obama administration"....
  • Bundy: HOAX EXPOSED: Full Clip Of Bundy’s Non-Racist, Pro-Black, Pro-Mexican, Remarks Vs. NYT

    04/25/2014 5:06:59 AM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 146 replies
    http://patdollard.com ^ | Apr 24, 2014 | Jack Flash
    HOAX EXPOSED: Full Clip Of Cliven Bundy’s Non-Racist, Pro-Black, Pro-Mexican, Anti-Government Remarks Vs. NYTimes’ Deceptively Edited Version Home » Feature » HOAX EXPOSED: Full Clip Of Cliven Bundy’s Non-Racist, Pro-Black, Pro-Mexican, Anti-Government Remarks Vs. NYTimes’ Deceptively Edited Version Apr 24, 2014 199 Comments Jack Flash jfjfjfjfjfjfjfjjfjfjfjf SEE THAT CLIVEN BUNDY IS ACTUALLY AN ADVOCATE FOR BLACKS, HISPANICS Watch Bundy explain how we need to keep things from going backwards for blacks, and how the Federal government has created a neo-slave class via entitlement dependency that is so bad it is arguably worse than plantation slavery was. It is 100% clear...
  • HOAX EXPOSED: NYT Edited Version Of Bundy Comments

    04/24/2014 3:37:15 PM PDT · by stirrinthepuddin · 255 replies
    Watch Bundy explain how we need to keep things from going backwards for blacks, and how the Federal government has created a neo-slave class via entitlement dependency that is so bad it is arguably worse than plantation slavery was. It is 100% clear that Cliven Bundy is not saying that blacks should be slaves picking cotton, but that the Federal government has created conditions for them so terrible, that their current situation may actually be worse. (If you are person of low intelligence, the fact that that is his point might be too hard for you to understand.) And he’s...
  • SEAN HANNITY Responds to Bundy’s “Beyond Repugnant, Beyond Despicable” Racist Comments (Video)

    04/24/2014 1:46:38 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 383 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-24-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Full title- "SEAN HANNITY Responds to Cliven Bundy’s “Beyond Repugnant, Beyond Despicable” Racist Comments (Video)" The New York Times broke the story today about Cliven Bundy’s racist comments to supporters during one his recent rallies. Bundy said “the negro” would be better under slavery than sitting collecting welfare “in front of the government house.” This afternoon Sean Hannity responded to Bundy’s comments on his radio show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-m3JW-eK3kRancher Cliven Bundy decided to lecture his supporters on slavery and the “negro” on Saturday. Media Matters posted the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbnRnhrNFEYPosted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:30 PM The New York...
  • Rand Paul: Bundy’s racist remarks are ‘offensive’

    04/24/2014 8:44:26 AM PDT · by maggief · 102 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 24, 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    Sen. Rand Paul distanced himself Thursday from Cliven Bundy’s recent remarks on race, roughly a week after the likely 2016 presidential contender knocked the way the federal government has handled the land dispute with the defiant rancher. “Cliven Bundy’s remarks on race are offensive and I wholeheartedly disagree with him,” Mr. Paul, Kentucky Republican, said via Twitter.
  • Rick Perry Dismisses Nevada Rancher's Racist Remarks

    04/24/2014 8:23:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/24/2014 | Hunter Walker
    In an interview with CBS This Morning Thursday, Texas Governor Rick Perry discussed the situation at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada and racist comments made by the man at the center of the recent standoff there, rancher Cliven Bundy. Perry said Bundy's remarks were a "side issue" and pointed to a land dispute in Texas with the same federal agency Bundy battled in Nevada, the Bureau of Land Management. "I don’t know what he said but the fact is Cliven Bundy is a side issue here compared to what we’re looking at in the state of Texas," Perry said. "He...
  • Get Cliven Bundy!: Openly Gay Adam Nagourney of the NYTimes Crafts An Anti-Bundy Hitpiece

    04/24/2014 8:21:40 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 66 replies
    April 24, 2014 | me
    Adam Nagourney of New York Times, who has been a "deadbeat journalist" since before the Clinton impeachment wars, apparently got his marching orders from somewhere to produce a hit piece on Cliven Bundy. Nagourney, who fought on the side of the Clinton media forces back in 1998-1999, comes out smearing:...Mr. Bundy’s standoff with federal rangers — propelled into the national spotlight in part by steady coverage by Fox News... Since national politicians have started to come out on the side of Cliven, it appears that the government thugs who are after Cliven Bundy needed to do something to isolate Bundy....
  • NYT’s Friedman Compares Global Warming Deniers to Trotsky Marxists – Blames Global Warming for

    04/07/2014 6:56:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/6/14 | John Hoft
    Wow. This was warped and offensive. New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman sited a debunked study to compare global warming deniers to Trotsky Marxists – then blames the Syrian revolution on global warming, not on Bashir Assad’s brutality. Let me put this in personal terms. Your son or daughter has a disease. And you go to 100 doctors. 97 out of a hundred say, “This is a cause and this is a cure,” and three percent say, “This is a cause and this is a cure.” It’s like 97% of experts say this. 3% say that. And, conservatives...
  • This Nasty Comic Strip on Religious Freedom (that) Ran in the NY Times

    04/01/2014 11:47:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | March 31, 2014 | Matthew Archbold
    So it would seem the New York Times believes that if you want to make a living you must give up your constitutionally protected rights. I guess because money is dirty and so are those evil Christians...or something. Click image to enlarge it.
  • NYT reporter: Obama administration the ‘greatest enemy of press freedom’ in a generation

    03/24/2014 3:37:17 PM PDT · by McGruff · 47 replies
    THE DAILY CALLER ^ | 03/24/2014 | James Risen
    New York Times reporter James Risen called the Obama administration “the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation” on Friday, explaining that the White House seeks to control the flow of information and those that refuse to play along “will be punished.” Poynter reports that Risen made the remarks while speaking at Sources and Secrets conference — a meeting of journalism and communication professionals held in New York City. The foreign policy reporter, who is currently fighting a fierce court battle with the federal government over his protection of a confidential source, warned...
  • Appalling: NY Times editorial distorts, misleads, and lies to readers on HHS Mandate

    03/23/2014 1:07:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/23/2013 | Dustin Siggins
    With many political debates, I try to give opponents the benefit of the doubt on intentions. Sure, raising taxes is a bad thing, but some politicians and pundits believe higher taxes will benefit society. Some people think we need to spend more, and others really fear climate change.When it comes to the HHS abortifacient/contraception/sterilization mandate, however, I’ve almost stopped being that generous with the left’s media and thought leaders. This New York Times Magazine editorial is a prime example as to why. Almost from start to finish, the piece misleads and misdirects readers about the mandate, its opponents, and religious...
  • The New York Times’ 3 Worst Corrections On Christian Holidays*

    03/18/2014 7:03:20 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 17, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    The New York Times’ 3 Worst Corrections On Christian Holidays* *Technically, one of these might not be real. March 17, 2014 By Mollie Hemingway An earlier version of this article mischaracterized the Christian holiday of Easter. It is the celebration of Jesus’s resurrection from the dead, not his resurrection into heaven. —The New York Times, April 1, 2013 An earlier version of this article misquoted a comment from Malachy McCourt on St. Patrick. Mr. McCourt said, “My attitude is, St. Patrick banished the snakes from Ireland and they all came here and they became conservatives.” He did not say St....
  • 50 Years Later, We Know That the NYT Distorted the Kitty Genovese Story to Drive an Agenda

    03/15/2014 7:11:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 15, 2014
    On Friday, March 13, 1964, in Kew Gardens, Queens, Winston Moseley murdered Kitty Genovese, a twenty-eight-year-old bar manager, in Queens. In a March 10, 2014 column (HT Instapundit) in the New Yorker, Nicholas Lemann reviewed two recently published books on the murder and its aftermath, one by Catherine Pelonero and the other by Kevin Cook.
  • Joel Brinkley, a Times Washington and Mideast Reporter, Dies at 61

    03/14/2014 1:58:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 13, 2014 | William Yardley
    Joel Brinkley, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who spent more than two decades at The New York Times, where he displayed range, rigor and lucid writing as a White House correspondent, as Jerusalem bureau chief and as an editor, died on Tuesday in Washington. He was 61. The cause was acute undiagnosed leukemia, resulting in respiratory failure from pneumonia, said his wife, Sabra Chartrand. Mr. Brinkley was a son of David Brinkley, the widely respected television news anchor, and he established his own journalism reputation early in his career. In 1980, while working at The Louisville Courier-Journal, he won a Pulitzer...
  • War Veteran Obituary: ‘In lieu of flowers, cancel your New York Times subscription’

    03/11/2014 2:05:34 PM PDT · by don-o · 6 replies
    TCOT Report ^ | March 11, 2014 | Christina Botteri
    Leonard M. Smith served in two wars, was married for 58 years, raised five children, and did not suffer fools. And so, upon is passing, his family honored us with an obituary that – while entirely none of our business – shared with us a sense of the remarkable life and times of their Dad.
  • NYT Launches Coverage of 'Strident' CPAC 'Conundrum' With Usual Loaded Labeling

    03/08/2014 3:48:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 8, 2014 | Clay Waters
    The New York Times covered the latest annual gathering of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) with its usual mix of suspicion, overloaded labeling bias, and anti-GOP doomsaying. The paper's skeptical coverage of the three-day conservative confab, held this year at National Harbor on the Potomac, opened with two stories in Friday's edition, one on the organizers's attempts to put "a less strident face on the convention and the party."
  • Who’s the Villain Here? (vomit alert)

    03/06/2014 6:36:58 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/5/2014 | Nicholas Kristof
    Shrewd reporting about the Ukraine crisis comes from The Onion, which declared that American reaction is evenly divided — between the “wholly indifferent” and the “grossly misinformed.” In the latter category, it seems, belong the chest-thumpers who blame the Crimea catastrophe on President Obama. “We have a weak and indecisive president that invites aggression,” scolded Senator Lindsey Graham (revealing his own weakness: grammar). “President Obama needs to do something!” Likewise, Senator John McCain complains that Obama’s foreign policy is “feckless,” so that “nobody believes in America’s strength anymore.” Representative Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, worries that...
  • Cheerio! British Elitist Piers Morgan Out at CNN

    02/24/2014 6:54:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 54 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-24-2014 | Jim Hoft
    If there’s one thing more annoying than an American liberal elitist lecturing Americans on appropriate conduct and conversation, its a British liberal elitist lecturing Americans on appropriate conduct and conversation. Piers Morgan is out at CNN. Cheerio! The New York Times reported: There have been times when the CNN host Piers Morgan didn’t seem to like America very much — and American audiences have been more than willing to return the favor. Three years after taking over for Larry King, Mr. Morgan has seen the ratings for “Piers Morgan Live” hit some new lows, drawing a fraction of viewers compared...
  • The Tyranny and Lethargy of the Times Editorial Page

    02/05/2014 11:40:58 AM PST · by CreviceTool · 5 replies
    New York Observer ^ | February 4, 2014 | Ken Kurson
    IT’S WELL KNOWN AMONG THE SMALL WORLD of people who pay attention to such things that the liberal-leaning reporters at The Wall Street Journal resent the conservative-leaning editorial page of The Wall Street Journal. What’s less well known—and about to break into the open, threatening the very fabric of the institution—is how deeply the liberal-leaning reporters at The New York Times resent the liberal-leaning editorial page of The New York Times.
  • The Tyranny and Lethargy of the Times Editorial Page

    02/04/2014 2:50:46 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | 2/4/2014 | KEN KURSON
    IT’S WELL KNOWN AMONG THE SMALL WORLD of people who pay attention to such things that the liberal-leaning reporters at The Wall Street Journal resent the conservative-leaning editorial page of The Wall Street Journal. What’s less well known—and about to break into the open, threatening the very fabric of the institution—is how deeply the liberal-leaning reporters at The New York Times resent the liberal-leaning editorial page of The New York Times. The New York Observer has learned over the course of interviews with more than two-dozen current and former Times staffers that the situation has “reached the boiling point” in...
  • MOST INCREDIBLE STORY OF RESILIENCE EVER TO GRACE THE NYT

    02/03/2014 1:01:17 PM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 12 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2.1.2014 | Bill Zeiser
    One day in the foreseeable future, high school students will no longer read Elie Wiesel's Night to learn of the incredible bounds of human resilience. They will instead read the memoir of Vanessa Csordas-Jenkins. They will read, and they will be inspired. Who is Vanessa Csordas-Jenkins, you might ask? Only the subject of the most harrowing story you will ever read in the New York Times. Csordas-Jenkins suffered indignities that no human being should ever have to suffer. And she did so with grace and dignity that only [can] be described as vintage Csordas-Jenkins. Our story begins with Ms. Csordas-Jenkins,...
  • NYT Caught Altering Christie Story: Port Authority Official No Longer 'Has Evidence,

    02/01/2014 8:17:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 1, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    Longtime readers here may recall that yours truly and others have written about liberties New York Times reporter Kate Zernike has taken with the truth, especially in her reporting on the Tea Party movement. Her penchant for inventing baseless stories about alleged racism in the movement once caused the late Andrew Breitbart to label her "a despicable human being." Breitbart might well have the same reaction to the hours-later revision made at Zernike's Times story Friday about Chris Christie. Several alert bloggers and tweeters noted that her story about Christie's knowledge of shut lanes on the George Washington Bridge conveniently...
  • What Has the Times Done to Mrs. Clinton?

    01/24/2014 1:10:13 PM PST · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 1-24-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you seen, folks, the New York Times magazine cover this Sunday? Here, let me turn the Dittocam off. I've gotta zoom in on something. This is the ugliest damn thing I have ever seen, and I do not know what they are thinking. Okay, I want to show you here on the Dittocam, and we'll put it up at RushLimbaugh.com. "Planet Hillary." That is the cover of this Sunday's New York Times. Yes. And you see planet Hillary. What you can't read, the neighboring little star shooting there, people like her daughter and Huma that are in her...
  • Sunday's NYT Magazine Cover to Feature Bizarre 'Planet Hillary'(Truly Bizarre)

    01/23/2014 11:23:34 AM PST · by lbryce · 32 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 23, 2014 | Bill Hoffmann
    Hillary Clinton has not yet declared her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination — but you wouldn't know it from The New York Times Magazine to be published on Sunday. The cover story, titled "Planet Hillary," is illustrated by a graphic showing a solar system with a huge planet at the center which features Clinton's smiling face. The teaser for the article by Amy Chozik, a national political reporter for the Times, reads: "The gravitational pull of a possible 2016 campaign is bringing all the old Clinton characters into her orbit. Can she make the stars align, or will chaos...
  • Political gridlock shouldn’t be solved with monarchy

    01/14/2014 1:37:25 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 10 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 1-14-14 | Will Freeland
    With the endless gridlock of modern Washington, it’s tempting to want to ditch the whole American constitutional system and install a king, who could at least get things done. This is essentially what David Brooks is proposing in his column this month, though he doesn’t quite come out and say it. Brooks is right that gridlock is stifling desperately needed policy innovation and reform, but is wrong about the cause and solution for it. The problem is too much power and authority is centralized in the federal government. The solution is to look to the states, which are already a...
  • 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...
  • Chinese Tycoon Wants to Buy The New York Times

    01/03/2014 9:04:30 PM PST · by PROCON · 64 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Jan. 2, 2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – The New York Times Company says it’s not for sale, but a high-profile Chinese businessman and philanthropist eager to buy what he views as the world’s most influential newspaper plans to fly to New York City this week to push ahead with his bid. Chen Guangbiao on Wednesday told the Global Times, a Chinese Communist Party-affiliated paper, that he has a meeting scheduled Friday with a city firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions, followed by dinner on Sunday with “a middle-level leader” from the Times.
  • New York Times editorial blasts de Blasio inaugural speeches ("Graceless and Smug")

    01/03/2014 6:08:54 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/3/2014 | chuck ross
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s inaugural was filled with “backward-looking speeches both graceless and smug” The The New York Times said in a scathing editorial Friday. The paper’s editorial board called out three inauguration participants for their demagoguery and defended former Mayor Michael Bloomberg from the speakers’ jabs at his tenure. “Worst among them, but hardly alone, was the new public advocate, Letitia James, who used her moment for her own head-on attack: on the 12 years of Mayor Michael Bloomberg,” read the Times editorial. James, who now holds the office formerly held by de Blasio, brought a...
  • New York Times Revives Benghazi Video Lie Ti Save Hillary Clinton in 2016

    01/01/2014 8:24:22 AM PST · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Benghazi: The attempt to rehabilitate Hillary Clinton begins as the New York Times revives the long-ago debunked "video clip" excuse for the well-planned Benghazi massacre while denying documented al-Qaida involvement. These days it's all the news that is fit to be made up that graces the pages of the once-proud Gray Lady that has morphed from a self-proclaimed "newspaper of record" to the house organ for the Obama administration. The latest example is a piece on the Benghazi terrorist attack of Sept. 10, 2010, titled, "A Deadly Mix in Benghazi." It resembles the infamous White House talking points — on...
  • Why do new & old media suddenly have short memories on Benghazi? (news summary & vanity, sort of)

    12/31/2013 11:56:43 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 22 replies
    United Nations SC11154 ^ | 12/31/2013 | self
    After reading the David Kirkpatrick's NYT piece this evening, I decided to do a little cross-checking/fact-checking, as my web search came up bupkis. Specifically, I found no mention of a key suspect in the Benghazi attack in either the NYT piece nor any critique thereof. The suspect in question: Muhammad Jamal al Kashef. It didn't take long to find the UNSC addition of al Kashef to the Al-Qaida Sanctions List, as it had occurred in October and was easy to find. I also found several other casual 'honorable mentions' thereof such as this piece from Long War Journal in February...
  • Chinese Tycoon Wants to Buy New York Times

    12/31/2013 8:58:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism / Reuters ^ | December 31, 2013 | Wynton Hall
    Chinese recycling tycoon Chen Guangbiao said on Tuesday he is set to begin negotiations to buy the New York Times. “If I acquire the Times, the paper will only report the truth and must verify all information,” Chen told Reuters. Times chairman Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. has said the paper is not for sale, and industry insiders doubt the Ochs-Sulzberger family would sell Chen the paper. But Chen told Reuters he believes the company is worth $1 billion and that money can change minds. “There is nothing that can’t be bought for the right price,” Chen told Reuters. Chen says he...
  • CHINA TYCOON 'IN TALKS TO BUY NEW YORK TIMES'

    12/31/2013 10:00:30 AM PST · by bkopto · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/31/2013
    Chen Guangbiao, listed as one of China's 400 richest people and a man known as much for his publicity stunts as his wealth, claims he is in talks to buy the New York Times. "Soon, I will go to America to do three things," Chen told a crowd Monday night at a news media award reception in the southern Chinese boom town of Shenzhen, according to the semi-official China News Service. The first, he said, "is to go discuss the acquisition of the New York Times". Asked later to elaborate on his plans, Chen simply told reporters "the negotiation is...
  • The Facts About Benghazi (NYT claims 'authoritative narrative')

    12/31/2013 7:58:19 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 30, 2013 | The Editorial Board
    An exhaustive investigation by The Times goes a long way toward resolving any nagging doubts about what precipitated the attack on the United States mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The report by David Kirkpatrick, The Times’s Cairo bureau chief, and his team turned up no evidence that Al Qaeda or another international terrorist group had any role in the assault, as Republicans have insisted without proof for more than a year. The report concluded that the attack was led by fighters who had benefited directly from NATO’s air power...