After Court Decisions, NYT Lead Questions 'Weaponized' Free Speech

July 1st, 2018 8:31 AM
A few Supreme Court cases just failed to go the left’s way, and now they are trashing the First Amendment they once revered in such morally preening fashion. New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak gave the reversal his seal of approval in a long lead story for Sunday’s front page: “How Free Speech Was Weaponized By Conservatives.” What began in a free-speech…

NYT Hails ‘Ninja Warrior’ Justice Ginsburg, Nurturing Silly Lefty Meme

May 14th, 2018 5:36 PM
Underlining how the liberal worldview has soaked through every section of the newspaper, reporter Melanie Ryzik has a full-page spread in Sunday’s New York Times, “The Supreme Court’s Ninja Warrior – Ruth Bader Ginsburg uses her popularity for fun and progress.” The paper has carefully nurtured the liberal meme of Justice Ginsburg as superheroine. It already covered…

NYT’s SCOTUS Reporter Lauds Justice Sotomayor's Crusade Against Cops

April 4th, 2018 3:28 PM
Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak was quite aggrieved in his "Sidebar" column about a decision involving allegations of excessive force against an Arizona cop. Liptak couldn’t have made it more clear whose side he was on, and focused almost solely on the two liberal dissents, in “Supreme Court Sides With Police Officer Accused of Using Excessive Force.” Liptak devoted…

NY Times Goes Label-Happy Covering Key Court Case on Government Unions

February 27th, 2018 1:17 PM
After a brief interlude, the New York Times is getting label-happy again, this time in its Supreme Court coverage. Beat reporter Adam Liptak on Tuesday covered the arguments in an important case involving free speech and government unions -- whether forcing workers to support public unions violates their First Amendment rights -- in “Newest Justice, Seen as Key Vote, Is Silent During…

NYT’s Liptak Gushes Over Liberal Justice Ginsburg, AKA ‘Notorious RBG'

February 9th, 2018 8:19 PM
Friday’s New York Times featured a “Sidebar” column by the paper’s left-leaning Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak celebrating Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “24 Years on the Bench, and Still Putting Them in the Seats.” The online headline gave her the nickname: “On Tour With Notorious R.B.G., Judicial Rock Star.” Liptak is a long-time fan of Ginsburg…

NYT Hits Trump’s Pardon of Arpaio; Supported Obama’s Mercy for Manning

August 27th, 2017 3:51 PM
President Trump’s pardon of controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, scourge of illegal immigrants and a promoter of the “birther” conspiracy theory about Barack Obama, made the front of Sunday’s New York Times. Legal reporter Adam Liptak began the chorus of disapproval with “President Pardon of Arpaio Follows the Law, Yet Challenges It.” Yet the same paper…

Tears at NY Times: Obama’s Imperial Immigration Act Fails at SCOTUS

June 24th, 2016 10:19 PM
Immigration is the issue where the New York Times' liberal slant is most obvious, and Friday's edition did not fail to provide it. The Supreme Court effectively doomed President Obama’s executive actions in 2014 to unilaterally shield some five million illegal immigrants from deportation, and the New York Times' front-page “news analysis," “Lines Drawn for…

NYT Sees Trump Threat to 1st Amend., Downplays Speech Squelching in CA

June 4th, 2016 7:31 PM
What’s the real danger to the First Amendment? Trump! the New York Times shouts in its Saturday lead. Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak gathered up opinions from left and right for “Trump Declarations Seen As Threat to Rule of Law -- Scholars Finds Disregard for Constitutional Rights in Remarks That Raise Alarm." Yet after going after Trump for disrespecting the First Amendment…

AP Story Waits 17 Paragraphs to ID Little Sisters in HHS Mandate Case

May 22nd, 2016 11:07 PM
On Tuesday at TheFederalist.com, 2015 Noel Sheppard Blogger of the Year recipient Mollie Hemingway pointed to several outrageous examples of poor press coverage of the Supreme Court's unanimous move to send Obamacare's HHS contraception mandate case back to the lower courts. Hemingway's core observation was that usually plaintiff-sympathetic establishment press outlets "suddenly…

New York Times Tosses Garland as ‘Brilliant...Moderate’ Obama Nominee

March 16th, 2016 5:13 PM
The New York Times did its best to begin the Supreme Court debate by mainstreaming Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee, as a “brilliant” “centrist” and moderate voice of reason. Reporters Michael Shear and Gardiner Harris treated the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit with kid gloves in the paper’s initial reporting…

NYT Defends 'Quite Conservative' John Roberts From Right-Wing 'Wrath'

September 30th, 2015 10:15 AM
New York Times Supreme Court correspondent Adam Liptak filed a liberal pleasing analysis Tuesday, fervently insisting Chief Justice John Roberts is a staunch conservative, despite what ridiculous right-wingers may think. His reported opinion piece, based on voting analysis by law professors, strained to show Roberts as a loyal conservative Justice, but the evidence is hardly as cut and dried as…

NY Times Headlines Make Clarence Thomas Look Like a Plagiarist

August 30th, 2015 10:42 AM
The leftist press has despised Clarence Thomas ever since he fought off their attempt at what he properly characterized as a "high-tech lynching" to become a Supreme Court justice almost 24 years ago. It has worked to smear and discredit him ever since. The latest such effort was posted online at the New York Times on Thursday and published in its Friday print edition. The online and…

Liptak Lunges Left Again: NYT SCOTUS Reporter Leads With Losing Libs

July 1st, 2015 8:41 PM
New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak weighed in on Tuesday's front page on two Supreme Court decisions, both favorable to conservatives. Yet in both cases Liptak led his coverage off by detailing the losing liberal arguments: "The move, which supporters of race-conscious admissions programs called baffling and ominous, signaled that the court may limit or even end such…

NYT's Court Reporter Takes Dictation from Liberal Justice Ginsburg as

August 5th, 2014 5:43 PM
The Supreme Court is still not moving fast enough to the left on social issues to please some liberals, and New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak is on it. His latest front-page report, "Justices’ Rulings Advance Gays; Women Less So," used a speech by liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as his launch point. Not once did he question Ginsburg's liberal reasoning in…