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  • Texas files an audacious suit with the Supreme Court challenging the election results.

    12/09/2020 6:10:12 AM PST · by ml/nj · 114 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec. 8, 2020 | Adam Liptak
    The state of Texas filed an audacious lawsuit in the Supreme Court on Tuesday against four other states, asking the justices to extend the Dec. 14 deadline for certification of presidential electors. The suit, filed by the state’s attorney general, Ken Paxton, said Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin had engaged in election irregularities that require investigation, and it asked the court to “enjoin the use of unlawful election results without review and ratification by the defendant states’ legislatures.” Legal experts called the suit outlandish, and it comes at a time when Mr. Paxton is battling a scandal in his own...
  • Why Does Trump Win With White Men? (NYT Barf Alert)

    10/24/2020 3:29:02 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 32 replies
    NYT ^ | October 23, 2020 | Michael Sokolove
    If we look more closely at it, the gender gap probably deserves another name: It’s the white male gap. Or the white male problem. Think about what the political map would look like if just white men voted. We’d have a Senator Roy Moore representing Alabama, where 72 percent of the state’s white male voters (and 63 percent of the white women) cast their ballot for a man who was accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl — and who faced sexual misconduct allegations from multiple other women... We’d likely have a Senator David Duke from Louisiana. The entire U.S....
  • SHAMEFUL: NY Times Magazine's Cover Story: Free Speech Threatens Democracy

    10/21/2020 11:26:19 AM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/21/2020 | Clay Waters
    Emily Bazelon, staff writer for the New York Times Sunday magazine and a professor at Yale Law School, earned the Sunday Magazine’s newest cover story – an 8,000-word jeremiad against free speech. The cover itself was ironic and oh-so-clever: “Free Speech Will Save Our Democracy,” with an online-style warning label overlaid that suggests such thinking is naive: “Disputed by Third-Party Fact Checkers.” Bazelon’s screed is more relevant and sinister now, after both Twitter and Facebook proudly censored a New York Post expose about alleged emails from Hunter Biden showing his father Joe had met with Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser of...
  • As Trump Ignores Virus Crisis, Republicans Start to Contradict Him

    07/20/2020 7:25:57 AM PDT · by John W · 45 replies
    NY Times via Yahoo News ^ | July 20, 2020 | Alexander Burns, Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman
    President Donald Trump’s failure to contain the coronavirus outbreak and his refusal to promote clear public-health guidelines have left many senior Republicans despairing that he will ever play a constructive role in addressing the crisis, with some concluding they must work around Trump and ignore or even contradict his pronouncements. In recent days, some of the most prominent figures in the GOP outside the White House have broken with Trump over issues like the value of wearing a mask in public and heeding the advice of health experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci, whom the president and other hard-right figures within...
  • Quitting the Times--Death of the New York Times, Bari Weiss' letter of resignation

    07/15/2020 7:39:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 7-15-20 | Bruce Bawer--Bari Weiss
    Quitting the Times Bari Weiss sets off an explosion at the Newspaper of Record.Wed Jul 15, 2020 Bruce Bawer I wrote my first book review for the New York Times in 1990. It was about a grim memoir, in the Face of Death, by a dying Swiss jurist called Peter Noll. Over the next decade and a half, several of the editors at the Book Review invited me to write about many other books, mostly literary fiction. Here are just the A’s and B’s: Louis Auchincloss, Deidre Bair, John Banville, Louis Begley, Veronica Buckley, Frederick Busch, A.S. Byatt. After I...
  • How Michael Flynn’s Defense Team Found Powerful Allies

    06/29/2020 12:57:49 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 16 replies
    NYT ^ | June 28, 2020 | Mark Mazzetti, Charlie Savage and Adam Goldman
    WASHINGTON — Sidney Powell, a firebrand lawyer whose pugnacious Fox News appearances had earned her numerous private phone conversations with President Trump, sent a letter last year to Attorney General William P. Barr about her soon-to-be new client, Michael T. Flynn. Asking for “utmost confidentiality,” Ms. Powell told Mr. Barr that the case against Mr. Flynn, the president’s former national security adviser who had pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I., smacked of “corruption of our beloved government institutions for what appears to be political purposes.” She asked the attorney general to appoint an outsider to review the case, confident...
  • Overlooked No More: Valerie Solanas, Radical Feminist Who Shot Andy Warhol. She made daring arguments in “SCUM Manifesto,” her case for a world without men. (NYT alert)

    06/28/2020 4:05:45 AM PDT · by karpov · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 26, 2020 | Bonnie Wertheim
    Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. This month we’re adding the stories of important L.G.B.T.Q. figures. On June 3, 1968, Valerie Solanas walked into Andy Warhol’s studio, the Factory, with a gun and a plan to enact vengeance. What happened next came to define her life and legacy: She fired at Warhol, nearly killing him. The incident reduced her to a tabloid headline, but also drew attention to her writing, which is still read in some women and gender studies courses today. Solanas was a radical feminist...
  • Biden Takes Dominant Lead as Voters Reject Trump on Virus and Race

    06/24/2020 4:53:34 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 161 replies
    NYT ^ | June 24, 2020 | Alexander Burns, Jonathan Martin and Matt Stevens
    Joseph R. Biden Jr. has taken a commanding lead over President Trump in the 2020 race, building a wide advantage among women and nonwhite voters and making deep inroads with some traditionally Republican-leaning groups that have shifted away from Mr. Trump following his ineffective response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new national poll of registered voters by The New York Times and Siena College. Mr. Biden is currently ahead of Mr. Trump by 14 percentage points, garnering 50 percent of the vote compared with 36 percent for Mr. Trump. That is among the most dismal showings of Mr....
  • George W Bush did NOT deny Trump vote

    06/08/2020 1:25:03 PM PDT · by Persevero · 46 replies
    The daily Wire ^ | 6/8/20 | Ben Shapiro
    “ Former President George W. Bush’s spokesman vehemently denied an article from the New York Times that alleged he would not be voting for President Donald Trump in 2020. The NYT reported Saturday that a slew of high-profile Republicans do not plan on supporting Trump’s reelection. Included in that list was Bush, and the NYT cited “people familiar with their thinking.”
  • U.S. Marine Corps Issues Ban on Confederate Battle Flags

    06/06/2020 7:40:09 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 106 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/6/20 | Jenny Gross
    The U.S. Marine Corps on Friday issued detailed directives about removing and banning public displays of the Confederate battle flag at Marine installations — an order that extended to such items as mugs, posters and bumper stickers. “Current events are a stark reminder that it is not enough for us to remove symbols that cause division — rather, we also must strive to eliminate division itself,” the commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger, said in a statement on Wednesday.
  • NY Times on Memorial Day Weekend: US Military celebrates white supremacism

    05/24/2020 7:27:28 PM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 24, 2020 | Talia Kaplan
    As Americans reeling from coronavirus stay-at-home orders struggle to celebrate the nation's heroes on Memorial Day, The New York Times published an editorial over the weekend that claims the U.S. military celebrates white supremacy.On Sunday, The New York Times Editorial Board published the piece titled “Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?” The editorial made the argument that it’s time to rename military bases after “American heroes, not racist traitors.” Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman tweeted Sunday night in response: “On a solemn day for remembering those that have given their lives for our country fighting against tyranny and...
  • Israeli ambassador slams ‘New York Times’ for ‘libel’ against the Jewish state

    05/13/2020 1:39:34 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    JNS ^ | Yani Hersch
    Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer leveled scathing criticism at The New York Times on Friday over an article pointing out that the Israel Defense Forces’ research and development efforts, which have proven crucial in Israel’s battle against the coronavirus, are predominately dedicated to devising ways to counter the Jewish state’s enemies. The article, “Israeli Army’s Idea Lab Aims at a New Target: Saving Lives,” which was published on Thursday, states that “The Israeli Defense Ministry’s research-and-development arm is best known for pioneering cutting-edge ways to kill people and blow things up, with stealth tanks and sniper drones among its more...
  • Don’t Forget, Michael Flynn Pleaded Guilty. Twice.

    05/10/2020 7:51:08 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 106 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | May 7, 2020 | NY TIMES Editorial Board
    It can be hard to recall, since so many members of President Trump’s inner circle have been indicted, convicted of federal crimes and sent to prison, but the first felon to emerge from this administration was Michael Flynn. Flynn, who served as national security adviser before resigning in disgrace, pleaded guilty to lying to FBI investigators. At the time, Trump said, “I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the vice president and the FBI.” Flynn did lie, as he admitted to under oath in a court of law — twice. He told investigators, falsely, that he had...
  • Could Media Please Stop Publishing The Exact Same NeverTrump Column Over And Over Again?

    05/06/2020 6:04:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 6, 2020 | Mollie Hemmingway
    It is said that the definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result. In media, NeverTrumpism is writing the same column over and over and expecting the Orange Bad Man to disappear. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: President Donald Trump is unraveling. Oh, you’ve heard it eleventy billion times from the same half dozen “NeverTrump” pundits? Yeah, so has everyone. It’s the same column from the same people published with alarming frequency. It’s not the pundits’ fault, necessarily. They are who they are, and clearly Trump has broken the part...
  • Guess Who the NYT Wants to Investigate Tara Reade's Sexual Assault Allegation Against Joe Biden

    05/02/2020 10:06:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    The New York Times on Friday penned an editorial calling on the Democratic National Committee to investigate Tara Reade's sexual assault allegations made against former Vice President Joe Biden. The editorial board made the case that the DNC had an obligation to look into the allegations because Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee. As is so often the case in such situations, it is all but impossible to be certain of the truth. But the stakes are too high to let the matter fester — or leave it to be investigated by and adjudicated in the media. Mr. Biden is...
  • Bret Stephens Is Right: The Rest Of The Country Doesn’t Need New York’s Lockdown

    04/26/2020 12:53:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 26, 2020 | David Marcus,
    The New York Times' Bret Stephens took a lot of heat for arguing New York lockdown rules don't fit the rest of the country. I know the feeling. Bret Stephens has a tough job. I don’t mean like 19th-century coal miner tough, but as one of the “conservative” opinion contributors at The New York Times, he winds up pleasing none of the people a lot of the time. This is because much of the Grey Lady’s leftist readership doesn’t think the Times should run conservative views at all and much of the American right finds the anti-Trump “can’t we go...
  • Trump Keeps Talking. Some Republicans Don't Like What They're Hearing.

    04/11/2020 5:04:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    The NY Times via Yahoo! News ^ | April 10, 2020 | by Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times
    WASHINGTON - In his daily briefings on the coronavirus, President Donald Trump has brandished all the familiar tools in his rhetorical arsenal: belittling Democratic governors, demonizing the media, trading in innuendo and bulldozing over the guidance of experts. It’s the kind of performance the president relishes but one that has his advisers and Republican allies worried. As unemployment soars and the death toll skyrockets, and new polls show support for the president’s handling of the crisis sagging, White House allies and Republican lawmakers increasingly believe the briefings are hurting the president more than helping him. Many view the sessions as...
  • Coronavirus Was Slow to Spread to Rural America. Not Anymore.

    04/11/2020 4:57:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    The NY Times via Yahoo! News ^ | April 10, 2020 | by Jack Healy, Sabrina Tavernise, Robert Gebeloff and Weiyi Cai, The New York Times
    Grace Rhodes was getting worried last month as she watched the coronavirus tear through New York and Chicago. But her 8,000-person hometown in southern Illinois still had no reported cases, and her boss at her pharmacy job assured her: “It’ll never get here.” Now it has. A new wave of coronavirus cases is spreading deep into rural corners of the country where people once hoped their communities might be shielded because of their isolation from hard-hit urban centers and the natural social distancing of life in the countryside. The coronavirus has officially reached nearly three-quarters of the country’s rural counties,...
  • NYT’s 1619 Project is dishonest attack on nation’s founding principles

    03/02/2020 9:46:53 AM PST · by karpov · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 1, 2020 | Ryan P. Williams and Matthew J. Peterson
    It isn’t an overstatement to describe The New York Times’ 1619 Project as a journalistic declaration of war against America. Many of the project’s historical claims are downright fabrications — but in the most decisive respect, that’s besides the point. The project’s leader, Nikole Hannah-Jones, has tried to brush off the criticism of many distinguished historians by claiming that such disagreement is how historiography always proceeds — as we learn progressively more, a new “narrative” challenges old ones. The 1619 Project, however, isn’t about new historical scholarship, and insofar as journalism is about the quest for truth, it isn’t quite...
  • Maureen Dowd: “Trump Makes Us Ill”

    03/01/2020 11:39:34 PM PST · by seanmerc · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | 29 Feb 2020 | Maureen Dowd
    Donald Trump was right. Germs are scary. For three decades, I talked to Trump about his fear of germs. When I interviewed him at the Trump Tower restaurant during the 2016 race, the famous germophobe had a big hospital-strength bottle of hand sanitizer on the table, next to my salad, ready to squirt. He told me about the nightmarish feeling he had when a man emerged from the bathroom in a restaurant with wet hands and shook his hand. He couldn’t eat afterward. Today, in a stunning twist of fate, germs are infecting his presidency and threatening a bad prognosis...