James Carville Unloads on 'Patronizing' NY Times Editorial Writer

February 7th, 2020 4:28 PM
Cranky Democrat strategist James Carville unleashed on snooty writers at The New York Times in a anger-filled interview with Sean Illing at Vox. Carville brought in the Times as an example of the "urbanist mindset" and its "cultural disconnect" with less urban parts of America. Binyamin Applebaum mocked Carville's 

NYTimes ‘Inequality’ Obsession Gets Comical: Rich Like Scrooge McDuck

August 25th, 2019 11:15 PM
The New York Times retains its bizarre obsession with the left-wing hobbyhorse of “income inequality.” Former economics reporter Binyamin Appelbaum, who betrayed liberal viewpoints in his reporting, is now free to issue unadulterated left-wing opinions from his perch on the paper’s editorial board. His latest Sunday Review piece suggests “Blame Economists for the Mess We…

Clank! NY Times Touts 'Privacy,' Then Wants Everyone's Tax Info Public

April 15th, 2019 8:37 PM
The New York Times pompously (and hypocritically) declared its concern for “privacy” with a special edition of the Sunday Review wholly devoted to the theme: “The Privacy Project.” But when it comes to the full concept of privacy, the left-hand doesn’t know what the far-left hand is doing. Times former reporter Binyamin Appelbaum made it into print on tax day Monday…

NYT Lefty Reporter Fights GOP’s ‘Trickle-Down’ Tax Plan to Hurt Poor

November 30th, 2017 5:09 PM
The New York Times most left-wing economics reporter attacked the Republican tax plan in Thursday’s off-lead story, “G.O.P. Tax Plan Could Reshape Life in the U.S. – More Inequality Likely – Cutbacks in Social Safety Nets, Education and Health Care." Years ago, Peter Goodman penned gloating left-wing, Marxist-tinged reports on economics for the Times, and nothing has…

NYT Tries to Nip Trump Cut in Bud: ‘Benefits Wealthy, Including Trump'

September 28th, 2017 5:06 PM
President Trump outlined his tax cut proposal, generating two lead stories in Thursday’s New York Times under the banner headline “Sweeping Trump Tax Plan Vague on Details and Cost.” Economics reporter Binyamin Appelbaum’s “news analysis" was hostile: “Windfall Would Go to the Wealthiest.” The online headline: “Trump Tax Plan Benefits Wealthy,…

NYT on Victim Hunt as Trump’s ‘Improbable’ First Budget Plan Debuts

May 23rd, 2017 1:07 PM
The New York Times was single-minded in its attack on President Trump’s first budget proposal. Little emphasis on the potential savings to taxpayers and reductions to the deficit (if the optimistic economic growth goals are met). Instead the Times went on a nationwide person-hunt for potential victims of the hypothetical budget cuts, based on current spending levels that have been inflated…

NY Times Lead Story Warns Sequestration 'Could Put a Stop' to Job Grow

March 11th, 2013 3:22 PM
The sequestration may have fizzled out as a national crisis, but it's still killing jobs, apparently. Saturday's New York Times lead story by Nelson Schwartz and Binyamin Appelbaum strongly insisted that last Friday's surprisingly good job numbers from the Labor Department are endangered by the 2.4% federal spending cuts known as sequestration, "Jobless Rate Dips to Four-Year…

Really? New York Times Insists 'Austerity Is Already Here

February 27th, 2013 3:35 PM
The front page of Wednesday's New York Times featured another lament for the supposed new "austerity" encompassing the nation, from economics reporter (and enthusiastic Keynesian) Binyamin Appelbaum, "As Budget Cuts Loom, Austerity Has Killed Off Government Jobs." An accompanying graphic with text insisted "Austerity Is Already Here." Federal government…

New York Times Downplays Bad Economic News, Knocks 'Austerity Efforts

January 31st, 2013 2:27 PM
The economy shrank in the fourth quarter of 2012, indicating that growth remains a problem. The woes made the New York Times front page on Thursday, "Growth Halted In 4th Quarter Despite the Fed," though the story by Nelson Schwartz and Binyamin Appelbaum was not prominently featured (and Obama wasn't mentioned until paragraph 12, in a quote from Reince Priebus, chairman of the…

NYT's Bad Front-Page Headline Falsely States: '...Most Face Lower Tax

December 3rd, 2012 1:37 PM
Friday's enormous A1 New York Times story by economics reporters Binyamin Appelbaum and Robert Gebeloff tried to soften Americans up for tax hikes under a misleading headline: "Complaints Aside, Most Face Lower Tax Burden Than in the Reagan ’80s." They write: But in fact, most Americans in 2010 paid far less in total taxes -- federal, state and local -- than they would…

Conservative Hypocrisy in Middle Class Minnesota Leads Sunday New York

February 14th, 2012 1:40 PM
Sunday’s New York Times led with a 4,200 word-feature co-written by economics reporter Binyamin Appelbaum and welfare reporter Robert Gebeloff reporting from middle class Chisago County, “Even Critics of Safety Net Increasingly Depend on It.” Reporter Matt Bai wrote on the paper's Caucus blog Monday that “A bunch of my liberal friends applauded and sent around this…

Obama's 'Political Victory' Lead Story in NYTimes; His 'Major Setback

October 14th, 2011 2:55 PM
Double standards on story placement in the New York Times? A “Political Victory” for the White House over trade deals that promise only “small” economic benefits was trumpeted in the headline to Thursday’s lead story, while a “major setback” for Obama and his jobs bill was buried on Wednesday’s inside pages. The stack of headlines over Thursday…

NYT's Appelbaum: 'Everything We Know About Economics' Says Govt. 'Shou

August 16th, 2011 2:45 PM
The New York Times’s “Caucus” podcast last Friday was focused on the financial crisis. Washington correspondent Binyamin Appelbaum, who focuses on financial issues, joined hosts Sam Roberts and Michael Shear to call for yet more federal spending on infrastructure "investment" in the face of a national debt of $14 trillion.   Binyamin Appelbaum: “....we…

Now They Tell Us: 'Lowering Nation's Credit Rating May Have Little Eff

August 1st, 2011 5:59 PM
Better late than never, perhaps, but in Sunday’s paper the Times noted that “Lowering Nation’s Credit Rating May Have Little Effect, Economists Suggest.” The article, by Binyamin Appelbaum article, was buried on page A14 (emphasis mine):