NYT Loves FBI: SWAT Teams, Surveillance, Pressuring Twitter All Cool

January 2nd, 2023 6:30 AM

For decades the New York Times used the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a symbol of the fears of oppressive government surveillance. The Times has cheerfully tossed all that history aside to engage in knee-jerk defense of the agency -- when it’s Republicans doing the criticizing. Reporters Adam Goldman and Alan Feuer raced to defend the paper’s favorite domestic…

NYT Tries to Sabotage Durham Probe: 'Chasing Down Conspiracy Theories'

September 27th, 2020 8:46 PM

The New York Times on Friday tried to sabotage U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the origins of “Russiagate” by denigrating it as a futile pursuit of conspiracy theories. As a bonus, the Times was able to mount a defense of their second-favorite political couple.

New York Times Begs You to Ignore Damning Trump Dossier Details

September 27th, 2020 6:45 PM

Recent bombshell revelations regarding the infamous “dossier” of Russian disinformation, which began its sordid life as opposition research funded by Democrats for the 2016 presidential campaign, before being used to try to dislodge Donald Trump from office, made the New York Times under the blatantly biased and remarkably defensive headline “Justice Dept. Releases Information…

Russia-Gate II? NYT Still Crying ‘Conspiracy' on Vindicated Nunes Memo

February 22nd, 2020 3:43 PM
Well, the big lead story in Friday’s New York Times shouting “House Is Warned Or Russian Effort To Bolster Trump,” has been challenged by a national security official cited by CNN’s Jake Tapper. But don’t think the Times is done trying to resuscitate the Russia controversy as a cudgel against Trump. The paper reported petulantly on Richard Grenell, ambassador to Germany and now the new acting…

NY Times Defends FBI Before IG Report Release: Don’t Call It Spying!

November 29th, 2019 8:48 PM
The Inspector General’s report on the origins of the F.B.I.’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties with Russia will be released Dec. 9, and New York Times reporter Adam Goldman got a pre-emptive peak (and a pre-emptive defense of the bureau’s conduct) in: “Russia Inquiry Review Is Expected to Undercut Trump Claim of F.B.I. Spying -- The F.B.I. never tried to place undercover…

NY Times, Without Evidence, Blames TV Station Trespasser on Trump

October 24th, 2018 11:19 AM
New York Times reporter Adam Goldman tried hard to give the shooting of a violent trespasser at a local TV station in D.C. national anti-Trump implications, to conflate it with the president's verbal attacks on the media. Goldman couldn’t let a single sentence pass without involving Trump’s fights with the press, even though the incident had nothing to do with Trump’s press insults. "A security…

NYT Crying Wolf Again Over Trump Declassifying Russia Documents

September 18th, 2018 2:05 PM
New York Times reporter Adam Goldman passed along warnings from “law enforcement” (and, more importantly, liberal Democrats in Congress) that President Trump’s decision to declassify and release texts and documents related to the wiretap against his former adviser Carter Page would endanger national security: “Ignoring Security Concerns, Trump to Make Russia Documents Public.”

Independent Panel: NSA Spying Illegal, Ineffectual; WashPost Story Emp

January 24th, 2014 5:48 PM
On Friday, January 17, President Obama unveiled the rough outlines of his plan to modify but maintain the National Security Administration's ability to collect telephony metadata from American civilians. For its part on the front page the following morning, The Washington Post exulted that "Obama moves to rein in surveillance" as he "[o]rders limits on phone data." Another front-pager sought to…

Abuse of Power: Obama/Holder DOJ Admits It Obtained Two Months of AP J

May 13th, 2013 8:45 PM
In a move which appears conveniently timed to coincide with a wave of other arguably more damaging bad news for the administration, the Associated Press has reported that the Department of Justice informed the wire service on Friday that it had secretly obtained two months of reporters' and editors' telephone records. In the words of AP's Mark Sherman, in coverage late this afternoon, "the…

Denial: Couric Blames Sagging 'Evening News' Ratings on Lead-ins

April 7th, 2011 9:26 AM
Old media is nothing, if not oblivious to its consistently declining popularity among the public at large. This tired, but time-tested pattern of misplacing causes of failure was borne out once again via the recent musings of none other than the soon-to-be-former CBS "Evening News" anchor Katie Couric. In a Q & A published Monday in the New York Times, interviewer Adam Goldman questioned…