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  • Layoffs begin today at The New York Times

    12/16/2014 9:14:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Capital New York ^ | December 16, 2014 | Nicole Levy
    Job cuts at the New York Times will exceed the stated goal of 100 newsroom positions eliminated, the Newspaper Guild of New York said yesterday in a memo to union members. According to the guild, the Times said yesterday it will lay off 21 union-represented employees starting as early as today, after 57 guild members and roughly 30 non-guild members accepted buyout applications. That amounts to more than the 100 newsroom positions the newspaper said it needed to eliminate as a cost-cutting measure on Oct. 1.
  • The Lady That Publicized Darren Wilson’s Address Was Just Given A Huge Dose Of Reality

    12/04/2014 7:07:42 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 12/3/2014 | B. CHRISTOPHER AGEE
    Following his on-duty shooting of robbery suspect Michael Brown in August, Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson was targeted by protesters who automatically assumed the white officer was motivated by racism instead of a legitimate threat on his life. When a grand jury privy to the details of this incident determined the veteran officer should not be charged in the shooting, threats against his life only increased as rioters looted and destroyed businesses in the St. Louis suburb. Amid the civil unrest, New York Times reporter Julie Bosman stoked tensions by releasing the name of the street on which Wilson...
  • Nothing on Terry Bean

    12/03/2014 3:06:52 AM PST · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-3-2014 | Michelle Malkin
    If real estate mogul and deep-pocketed White House donor Terry Bean were a Republican, he'd be a household name by now. Bean's face would be splashed all over the covers of grocery-stand newsweeklies. The garrulous hostesses of ABC's "The View" would be haranguing the GOP to return his campaign contributions. Child-welfare advocates would be demanding his resignation from top political advocacy and civic groups. Media satellite trucks from NBC's "Today" show would be parked outside the Lane County, Ore., Circuit Court on Dec. 3 for his first appearance. And The New York Times archives would be teeming with thousand-word editorials...
  • NYT had 0 right-leaning books on its top 100 list — here are 15 bestsellers they could've included

    12/02/2014 3:47:21 PM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 8 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-12-02 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Consistent with our analysis of last year’s list, the New York Times has again apparently excluded any conservative or even right-leaning titles from its “100 Notable Books” of 2014. A disclaimer: While “conservative” or “right-leaning” are obviously subjective terms, a cursory glance at the Times’ list indicates books that lack a focus on individual liberty, free enterprise, traditional values, or many of the other tenets of Western civilization — unless critical of such tenets; further, the list is bereft of any titles authored by conservative or right-leaning authors. To give you a sense as to the kind of narratives/themes echoed...
  • POLICE LAUGH AT REPORTER Who Published Darren Wilson’s Address After She Requests A-List Protection

    12/02/2014 9:12:49 AM PST · by servo1969 · 70 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 12-2-2014 | Jim Hoft
    New York Times reporter Julie Bosman published Officer Darren Wilson’s address in a report on his recent marriage.Now Bosman is worried about her own safety and reportedly has requested A-List police protection.The police laughed at her.Illinois Review reported: Julie Bosman, the Chicago-based New York Times reporter who published police officer Darren Wilson’s address is “over exaggerating” her security concerns say the Chicago Police Department (CPD).Sources inside CPD tell Got News that Bosman (photo above) demanded a level of protection afforded A-List celebs and dignitaries. But an investigation revealed that she was not in any danger, and deserved no more than...
  • New York Times Recklessly Publishes Darren Wilson's Address

    12/01/2014 10:37:41 AM PST · by raptor22 · 52 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Media Malfeasance: Short of handing local rioters a locator map, the newspaper of record provides enough information to find the home of the police officer some still accuse of murdering Michael Brown for no good reason. We're not sure what the New York Times was thinking when it published an item last Monday by Julie Bosman on the recent marriage of Officer Darren Wilson along with the town they lived in and street they lived on. The street in the small St. Louis suburb they live in is only two blocks long, and the piece had almost all the information...
  • Reckless move: The NY Times publishes Darren Wilson’s address (Reckless? No on Purpose? You bet)

    11/26/2014 6:39:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    The New York Times, whether consciously or not, has just endangered Darren Wilson’s life. With tensions running high in Ferguson over the lack of an indictment for Wilson’s killing of Michael Brown, the paper has published the officer’s approximate address -- the street and town where he lives with his new wife, who also is named. Given the racial animosity unleashed by Brown’s death, given the rioting and the looting and the stores that were set afire, how can a news organization make it easier for some crazy zealot to track down Wilson? But there it is in the paper:
  • Two NYT Reporters Posted Darren Wilson’s Home Address. Look Here To See THEIR Home Addresses

    11/26/2014 1:05:23 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 66 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 11-26-2014
    If anything happens to Wilson and/or his home and it can be traced back to the NYT’s posting of his address should they be held liable? Maybe, we should publish the writer’s address as well. See how that toad likes it.
  • Two NYT Reporters Posted Darren Wilson’s Home Address. Look Here To See THEIR Home Addresses

    11/26/2014 8:18:09 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 79 replies
    CLASH DAILY ^ | NOV 26, 2014 | CLASH DAILY
    If anything happens to Wilson and/or his home and it can be traced back to the NYT’s posting of his address should they be held liable? Maybe, we should publish the writer’s address as well. See how that toad likes it.
  • New York Times Publishes Darren Wilson’s Address Info As Ferguson Simmers

    11/24/2014 1:27:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 24, 2014 | Connor Adams Sheets
    The New York Times published information about the address of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Monday in a move that has generated controversy. Tensions are running high in Ferguson, Missouri, as the world awaits a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision on whether to indict the white policeman for the Aug. 9 shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. Wilson received death threats after he was identified as the officer who shot Brown, and as community members and activists plan to protest if he is not indicted, the location of his home could potentially endanger him, his new...
  • The Democrats’ Immigration Problem

    11/21/2014 8:53:52 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/20/2014 | ZOLTAN L. HAJNAL
    SAN DIEGO — PRESIDENT OBAMA’S executive order eliminating the threat of deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants is good policy. It is the right thing to do. But it is a dangerous move for the Democratic Party. Yes, immigration is an important issue for most Latinos and Asian-Americans. And yes, 63 percent of Latinos and 66 percent of Asian- Americans voted for Democratic candidates for Congress in the midterms. The executive order could solidify and expand that support for years to come. But Latinos and Asian-Americans made up only 11 percent of the electorate. Even if immigration were the only...
  • Al Sharpton Criticizes New York Times Report on Unpaid Taxes

    11/20/2014 1:23:17 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/19/2014 | RUSS BUETTNER
    The Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday sharply criticized a New York Times article that explored his history of unpaid taxes, rent and other bills, calling the report “misleading and totally out of context.” During a news conference at the headquarters of his National Action Network in Harlem, Mr. Sharpton sought to refute the article’s assertion that there were $4.5 million in state and federal tax liens outstanding against him and the for-profit businesses he controls. He said that the liens had been paid down, although he declined to say by how much, and that he was “current on all taxes”...
  • Inequality, Unbelievably, Gets Worse (NYT/Rattner barf alert)

    11/18/2014 7:11:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | Nov. 16, 2014 | Steven Rattner
    The Democrats’ drubbing in the midterm elections was unfortunate on many levels, but particularly because the prospect of addressing income inequality grows dimmer, even as the problem worsens. To only modest notice, during the campaign the Federal Reserve put forth more sobering news about income inequality: Inflation-adjusted earnings of the bottom 90 percent of Americans fell between 2010 and 2013, with those near the bottom dropping the most. Meanwhile, incomes in the top decile rose. […] Lower taxes means less for government to spend on programs to help those near the bottom. Social Security typically provides a retiree with about...
  • Wal-Mart 'urgent' memo urges improvement at U.S. stores: NYT

    11/12/2014 5:36:14 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 152 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 Nov 14 | Reuters staff
    Wal-Mart stores Inc issued an "urgent agenda" memo to its store managers across the United States last month, laying out guidelines to boost sales of "chilled and fresh" food, the New York Times reported. The memo, marked "highly sensitive", asks Wal-Mart marketing managers to make sure they discount aging meat and baked goods to maximize chances of selling them before their expiration dates, according to the report. Wal-Mart, which has posted six straight quarters of flat or declining same-store sales growth, has been battling a stronger dollar and a reduction in U.S. food stamp benefits, which has eaten into...
  • The New York Times’ ‘Cancel the Midterms’ Rant Is a Call for a return to the Monarchy

    11/04/2014 1:43:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/4/2014 | Tim Cavanaugh
    What the hell is going on at Duke University that a professor of public policy, drawing on the hard-won wisdom of a junior, could write a New York Times op-ed piece that lacks even a junior-high civics-class familiarity with the U.S. Constitution? And who’s minding the rear gate at the Grey Lady’s opinion section that the paper would publish something so shoddy? You’ll be asking yourself these and other questions after reading “Cancel the Midterms,” a passionate call to return the former (and future?) British colonies in America to a more kingly state. The piece is by Duke professor...
  • NYT: The Election Can’t Be About Obamacare

    11/02/2014 2:33:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/02/14 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    It is becoming increasingly clear how important it is to liberals to try to insulate Obamacare from what is shaping up as another “shellacking.” Sure, a few months after House Democrats passed Obamacare (over unanimous Republican opposition), they lost more House seats (63) while also losing control of that chamber than they had since the 1800s. And, sure, President Obama’s approval rating in Gallup’s polling, which was 67 percent shortly after he took office, has been in the 40s for 18 of the 19 quarters since his Senate allies passed Obamacare (over unanimous GOP opposition) on Christmas Eve 2009. But...
  • Time Is Running Short For The New York Times

    10/31/2014 1:48:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/28/14 | Francine McKenna
    The New York Times will announce its third quarter earnings on October 30. It’s make or break time. On October 1 President and CEO Mark Thompson said 100 plus staff cuts would “safeguard the long-term profitability of The Times,” and were not the result of any short-term business difficulties. The Times seems more confident chopping its way to survival than developing new revenue sources, and sticking by them, until they deliver profitability on a consistent basis. The Times has not recorded consistent profit growth for five years and can’t realistically expect it again soon. For every bit of good news...
  • New York Times Company Reports a Quarterly Loss

    10/31/2014 1:43:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/30/14 | RAVI SOMAIYA
    The New York Times Company said on Thursday that its third-quarter revenue increased by less than 1 percent from a year ago, as growth in its digital business offset declines in print circulation and advertising. The Times planned to spur revenue growth in 2014 with the introduction of several new digital subscription products, but those products have not caught on as the company had hoped. Total revenue during the third quarter increased 0.8 percent to $365 million, compared with $362 million in the same period last year. In a call with investors, the company’s chief executive, Mark Thompson, said that...
  • Obama's Health Law: Who Was Helped Most [/barf alert]

    10/30/2014 11:44:27 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | 29 Oct 2014 | KEVIN QUEALY and MARGOT SANGER-KATZ NYT
    Headline: Obama’s Health Law: Who Was Helped Most Writers: By KEVIN QUEALY and MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Dated: OCT. 29, 2014 Tickler: A new data set provides a clearer picture of which people gained health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Excerpt: ... 10 million more people have insurance coverage this year... Now a large set of data ... The biggest winners from the law include... ... Overall change in uninsured Americans, 2013-14 ... Over all, about 10 million Americans who had no insurance in 2013 signed up for it this year,... ... several charts... People who live in states that... ......
  • The NYT has had enough of you bumpkins deciding elections

    10/29/2014 3:48:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 29, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    At first glance, it’s tempting to think that Mark Leibovitch is calling various Republican candidates stupid in his New York Times article, The Bumpkinification of the Midterm Elections. It would be an easy and understandable mistake to make, given that the introduction focuses almost entirely on Joni Ernst, with a generous sprinkling of Sarah Palin and other, almost exclusively GOP figures throughout the piece. But a closer reading reveals that even though the author might be thinking the candidates are toothless, drooling hicks, he’s really casting stones at those of you stupid enough to fall for their homespun, down on...
  • USA Today’s Susan Page: Obama administration most ‘dangerous’ to media in history

    10/27/2014 5:27:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/27/2014 | Erik Wemple
    At some point, a compendium of condemnations against the Obama administration’s record of media transparency (actually, opacity) must be assembled. Notable quotations in this vein come from former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, who said, “It is the most secretive White House that I have ever been involved in covering”; New York Times reporter James Risen, who said, “I think Obama hates the press”; and CBS News’s Bob Schieffer, who said, “This administration exercises more control than George W. Bush’s did, and his before that.” USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page has added a sharper edge to...
  • NY Times peddles Obamacare fiction

    10/27/2014 4:48:46 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-27-14 | DrJohn
    The NY Times today runs an article that tries vainly to rescue Obama and Obamacare: After a year fully in place, the Affordable Care Act has largely succeeded in delivering on President Obama’s main promises, an analysis by a team of reporters and data researchers shows. But it has also fallen short in some ways and given rise to a powerful conservative backlash. Here at the arguments: 1. Has the percentage of uninsured people been reduced? Yes, the number of uninsured has fallen significantly. 2. Has insurance under the law been affordable? For many, yes, but not for all. 3....
  • NY Times Warns People About The Evils Of Thomas Edison's Aerophone(NYT wants Edison lynched!)

    10/15/2014 7:06:04 AM PDT · by all the best · 10 replies
    TechDirt ^ | October 8, 2014 | Mike Masnick
    However, the NY Times' archivist, Evan Sandhaus has an amusing example (via Mathew Ingram) concerning that time, back in 1878, when the NY Times editorialized against Thomas Edison's phonograph and aereophone, for the fact that they could destroy everyone's privacy. Here's just the beginning: The Aerophone Something ought to be done to Mr. Edison, and there is a growing conviction that it has better be done with a hemp rope.
  • David Brooks 'Applauds' GOP for Doing 'Absolutely the Right Thing' By Letting Go Gay Marriage Issue

    10/11/2014 8:49:06 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 10/10/2014 | Staff
    Friday on PBS's "News Hour," syndicated columnist Mark Shields pointed out, "among young Republicans, 61 percent of Republicans -- young Republicans under the age of 30 are in favor of same sex marriage." New York Times columnist David Brooks "applauded," the GOP for "doing absolutely the right thing in withdrawing" and letting the country have its way. Brooks said "I sort of applaud the minimalism here. Sometimes you let the country have its way and you don't try to determine the shape of the country, you sort of modestly step back and let the country figure out what it believes....
  • New York Times: Protect Pedophiles as Disabled Americans

    10/06/2014 7:24:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 10-6-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hey remember when crazy right wingers predicted that gay marriage would lead to legalizing polygamy? Well that happened. Also they predicted that the next step would be to seek the same civil rights protections for pedophiles. And that’s happening in no less a forum than the New York Times which couldn’t find any terrorists to slot into its op-ed page and went with pedophilia instead.How can you possibly make child rape sympathetic? Liberals always find a way. Think back to your first childhood crush. Maybe it was a classmate or a friend next door. Most likely, through school and into...
  • THE LIST: EVERY JOURNALIST IN THE GAMEJOURNOPROS GROUP REVEALED

    09/22/2014 6:10:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Last week, Breitbart News revealed a secret video game journalist mailing list used by a clique of influential writers, editors, and bloggers, some of whom attempted to bully their colleagues with it in an attempt to shape the news agenda for political purposes. We can today reveal the complete list of journalists, some 150 key industry figures, on the list. Outlets with representation span the entire video games journalism universe and include Polygon, Ars Technica, Wired, Eurogamer, Destructoid, Kotaku, Joystiq, TechRadar, and many other well-known brands in games publishing. But they also include freelancers and staffers for publications as solidly...
  • OMG: Limbaugh's 'Jesus' banished from NYT best seller list

    09/19/2014 4:47:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 9-18-14 | Paul Bedard
    There they go again. The New York Times Book Review, which has a history of belatedly recognizing conservative bestsellers, has banished conservative legal author David Limbaugh’s latest, Jesus on Trial, from its upcoming best seller list despite having sales better than 17 other books on the list. According to publishing sources, Limbaugh’s probe into the accuracy of the Bible sold 9,660 in its first week out, according to Nielsen BookScan. That should have made it No. 4 on the NYT print hardcover sales list. Instead, Henry Kissinger’s World Order, praised by Hillary Clinton in the Washington Post, is No. 4...
  • NY Times Book Review Banishes David Limbaugh From Rightful Place on Best-Seller List

    09/18/2014 12:20:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 9-18-2014 | NB Staff
    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner has been dogging the compilers of the formerly prestigious New York Times best-seller list for trying to deny best-seller status to conservative authors. First it was Dinesh D’Souza’s book America. Now it's David Limbaugh's latest book Jesus on Trial. He reports the Times crew has "banished conservative legal author David Limbaugh's latest, Jesus on Trial, from its upcoming best seller list despite having sales better than 17 other books on the list." According to publishing sources, Limbaugh's probe into the accuracy of the Bible sold 9,660 in its first week out, according to Nielsen...
  • What passes for theater and theater reviews amongst New York’s self-styled finest

    09/14/2014 6:10:24 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 9-14-2014 | Bookworm
    AmericaÂ’s upper classes are now and have always been insecure. Lacking a hereditary nobility, social strivers have had to work hard to distinguish themselves from the masses when the only distinguishing feature, really, is cash. In the 19th Century, worried rich people formed "the Four Hundred" to distinguish the social "in-crowd" from the hoi polloi. America's nervous upper class, distinguished now, as it was then, by money, not heredity, is still trying desperately to distinguish itself from those gun and God lovin' American masses upon whom Obama heaped such scorn.Our social "betters" go to Ivy League schools where earnest (and...
  • The NY Times jumps the Obama shark

    09/11/2014 8:51:02 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-11-14 | DrJohn
    On this somber anniversary the NY Times has the entire above the fold section of the front page devoted to Barack Obama. Among them is the expected sycophantic plug from Gail Collins: "A Man with a Plan" But then we come to a article that purports to be serious but either was written by a 12 year old or someone for whom history began on January 21, 2009- Mark Landler. He opens: President Obama on Wednesday authorized a major expansion of the military campaign against rampaging Sunni militants in the Middle East, including American airstrikes in Syria and the deployment...
  • Left Bullies Black Reporter To Recant 'No Angel' Description of Michael Brown (John Eligon, NYT)

    08/25/2014 6:20:09 PM PDT · by maggief · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 25, 2014 | JOHN NOLTE
    John Eligon, a 31 year-old black New York Times reporter who says that he has been racially profiled by police, was mercilessly bullied by the Left Monday into recanting his description of Michael Brown as "no angel." (snip) Nonetheless, in the online Soviet-style show trial, Eligon was found guilty of an inconvenient truth and recanted: “I understand the concerns, and I get it,” Mr. Eligon said. He agreed that “no angel” was not a good choice of words and explained that they were meant to play off the opening anecdote of the article in which Mr. Brown saw an angelic...
  • The Golf Address [Usually noxious Dowd slams Obama]

    08/23/2014 6:12:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 8/23/14 | Maureen Dowd
    FORE! Score? And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal when it comes to spending as much time on the links as possible — even when it seems totally inappropriate, like moments after making a solemn statement condemning the grisly murder of a 40-year-old American journalist beheaded by ISIL. I know reporters didn’t get a chance to ask questions, but I had to bounce. I had a 1 p.m. tee time at Vineyard Golf Club with Alonzo...
  • Police sources to NYT: Witnesses, forensics prove Wilson sustained an injury during confrontation

    08/20/2014 9:14:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/20/2014 | AllahPundit
    Kind of an important detail, yet buried 21 paragraphs deep. They’re not as specific as Jim Hoft was yesterday in alleging that Wilson’s eye was busted — the type of injury is unspecified here — but this is the first evidence I know of reported in a major paper that Brown might have been physically aggressive towards Wilson.Er, why didn’t the Times think to ask its sources, “What kind of injury?” Or did they and received a “no comment” in reply? Police might want to keep that detail a secret to see if witnesses will independently corroborate it. I.e....
  • Peculiar: New York Times Reporters Stick Up for Hamas on Social Media, Television

    08/13/2014 9:20:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 12, 2014 | Clay Waters
    As a 72-hour ceasefire takes hold in Israel, New York Times Gaza-based reporters remain locked in a peculiar moral equivalency between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas bent on the nation's destruction, with reporters taking pains on social media and television to stick up for Hamas, dismissing the idea of Hamas harassment of journalists as "nonsense," and even criticizing Hillary Clinton for taking on the group.. Reporter Anne Barnard appeared on Sunday's edition of CNN's Reliable Sources, hosted by former Times colleague Brian Stelter. When Stelter asked Barnard about the "biggest misconceptions" in the coverage offered by naysayers "thousands of...
  • Conservatives are greatest threat to nation Obama suggests

    08/09/2014 4:28:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-9-14 | Neil Munro
    Political conservatives are the greatest threat to the nation, President Barack Obama suggested in a kid-glove interview with the New York Times. “The president mused, the biggest threat to America — the only force that can really weaken us — is us,” said the interviewer, Thomas Friedman. “Our politics are dysfunctional… societies don’t work if political factions take maximalist positions,” said Obama, who repeatedly claims to be a moderate stymied by the GOP’s supposed obstructionism and radicalism. “And the more diverse the country is, the less it can Read more:
  • National Guard in Texas could get arrest power

    07/25/2014 6:36:12 AM PDT · by Personal Responsibility · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/25/2014 | Manny Fernandez
    HOUSTON — When Gov. Rick Perry of Texas announced plans to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to help with the border crisis, it came with a power unexpected by some. By deploying them himself rather than through Washington, he has the power to order the troops to make arrests and apprehensions, something Guard troops in past border deployments have been prohibited from doing. Immigrant rights advocates and others, including former federal officials involved in previous National Guard mobilizations, said the troops would lack both training and federal oversight, creating a risk of civil rights violations and deadly encounters with immigrants.
  • How White House Reporters Can Reclaim Their Beat

    07/24/2014 12:26:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 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 · 33 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...