NYT SCOTUS Hypocrisy: Barrett’s ‘Deflection,’ Kagan 'Sticks to Script'

October 16th, 2020 1:05 PM

As Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court moves briskly forward, the New York Times which has already demonstrated stark labeling bias when discussing Barrett’s supporters and her opponents conservatives-to-liberal labeling disparity in previous stories, led off its Wednesday issue with petulance. The subhead of one lead story, from Supreme Court beat reporter Adam…

NYT Calls Trump’s Vote-by-Mail Fraud Claim ‘False,’ Saw ‘Fraud’ in '12

April 11th, 2020 2:38 PM
The New York Times sounded awfully confident: “Falsehoods And Facts On Voting By Mail – Trump Claims High Risk Of Fraud. He’s Wrong,” by Stephanie Saul and Reid Epstein. Which makes it incredibly hypocritical that the paper made the opposite argument in 2012, one they now call “false," with reporter Adam Liptak writing, "The flaws of absentee voting raise…

NYTimes Suddenly Finds (Pro-Life) Sanctuary Cities a Problem

March 5th, 2020 7:35 PM
Suddenly, “sanctuary cities” are a problem worthy of front-page coverage in the New York Times -- but only if they are pro-life  places that are opposed to abortion clinics. Reporter Dionne Searcey made Wednesday’s front page with her report keyed to a city council meeting in Texas. Note the hostile choice of words in in the headline: "‘Sanctuary Cities’…

NY Times Sees ‘Rising Star’ Dems vs. Controversial GOP Hacks

December 6th, 2019 5:15 PM
New York Times impeachment testimony coverage on Thursday almost completely ignored the labored, pseudo-clever mean pun from law professor Pamela Karlan, who bizarrely named Trump’s 13-year-old son Barron to make some unrelated point. The controversy, which inflamed Republicans and even made some liberals cringe, was relegated to the last two paragraphs of the paper’s large front-page…

NY Times Marks Sotomayor's Heroic 'Vigil' Against Death Penalty

October 1st, 2019 2:44 PM
New York Times Supreme Court beat reporter Adam Liptak used his “Sidebar” analysis to lapse into liberal judicial activist mode, praising Obama-appointed Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s unjudicial public opposition to the death penalty, “In Death Penalty Cases, Sotomayor Is Alone in ‘Bearing Witness.’” She was praised for maintaining "a sort of vigil in…

NYT: Gerrymandering GOP ‘Embraced Rule-Breaking As a Political Tactic'

June 29th, 2019 10:28 PM
The Supreme Court made two important political rulings this week -- on “gerrymandering” and a proposed citizenship question for the U.S. Census, and the New York Times gave them lead story status Friday under the banner headline, “Court, Ruling 5-4, Gives Green Light To Gerrymander.” Reporters Michael Wines portrayed Democrats as victims of Republican perfidy: "...the…

NY Times Implies Impeachment Historic Responsibility, Disagreed in '99

April 25th, 2019 12:51 PM
As Democrats make hay out of the potential “obstruction of justice” details in the Mueller report and ponder impeachment proceedings, the New York Times is taking a much more enthusiastic line on impeaching a president than it did the last time it was done, to Democrat Bill Clinton, in 1999. Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Nicholas Fandos reported on Thursday’s front page under a…

NY Times Discovers 'Problem' of GOP Judge Shopping, 'Weaponized' Court

December 25th, 2018 2:16 PM
There is a pernicious media trend to treat ordinary partisan things as out of the ordinary and a danger when conservatives do them. One offender is New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak. Recently he worried about the Supreme Court’s legitimacy, now that it was finally leaning somewhat rightward. He exhibited a sudden concern about the ordinary partisan phenomenon of “judge…

As Court Now Leans Right, NYT Warns 'Dangerous Time' for 'Legitimacy'

December 24th, 2018 4:35 PM
New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak sent up a warning flare for Chief Justice John Roberts from the front page of Monday’s New York Times: It would be “dangerous” for the Supreme Court to be seen as conservative. The headline: “As Supreme Court Tips Right, Chief Justice Steers to Center." patting Roberts on the back for his perceived shunning of his more…

NYT Treats Kavanaugh as Guilty: 'Blow to the Moral Authority' of Court

October 7th, 2018 4:57 PM
Brett Kavanaugh may have won his Supreme Court nomination, but New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak tried to defuse the excitement on the front page of Sunday’s paper: “Confirmation Battle May Have Eroded the Public Trust.” Now that conservatives have an apparent majority, the Supreme Court is now suddenly “injured and diminished.”  Liptak also…

NYT: Kavanaugh Anger at Being Called Rapist Puts Neutrality In Doubt

September 29th, 2018 12:31 PM
Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak was brazen in advancing a particularly audacious partisan argument -- that getting angry at being called a rapist by millions of people means you lack judicial temperament – on the front of Saturday’s New York Times: “Nominee’s Diatribe Poses Threat To Court’s Neutrality, Some Fear.” The online headline added an adjective:…

NYT Hits ‘Say Nothing’ Kavanaugh, But Gentle on Scripted Liberal Noms

September 9th, 2018 9:03 PM
New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak was harsh on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, suggesting his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week had no redeeming interest. Sunday’s front-page analysis by Liptak appeared under the harsh headline “A Simple Script: Saying Nothing, Over and Over.” The Times was far more accepting and…

NY Times Uses Rahm Emanuel [!] to Slam Brett Kavanaugh as Partisan

August 5th, 2018 11:55 AM
New York Times reporters Michael Shear and Adam Liptak’s review of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his involvement in Ken Starr’s independent counsel investigation of President Bill Clinton, made the front page of Sunday’s edition. It conveniently served as a defense of the Clintons against the “puritanical” “hatred” of Republicans: “Court…

NY Times Cuts Kavanaugh: 'Son of Privilege,' Father a 'Swamp Creature'

July 15th, 2018 4:27 PM
The front page of Sunday’s New York Times brought the expected comprehensive dissection of President Trump’s second Supreme Court justice nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, in 4,500 words: “Trump’s Choice: Beltway Insider Born And Bred – Father Was A Lobbyist – Supreme Court Nominee Is Being Promoted as Business Friendly.” A photo caption online made the…