Former NY Times Reporter: Ocare Repeal 'Racist,' 'White Supremacist'

November 14th, 2016 11:12 AM
Former New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston has found a calling, and it's to take down Donald Trump by any means necessary, including assigning the R-word — racist — to the President-elect's desired policies. In his most recent attack during an MSNBC interview, Johnston effectively smeared every American who wants to see Obamacare repealed as either a racist or someone providing aid and…

David Cay Johnston's Utterly Humiliating, Totally Incorrect Anti-Murdo

July 15th, 2011 3:31 PM
I've been trying to resist taking satisfaction in David Cay Johnston's utter humiliation on his first assignment at Reuters. Y'know, there but for the grace of God, etc. I do wish him well, though I question whether the feeling is mutual. More important, I hope he recognizes the need to go into journalistic rehab. My guess is that he doesn't. The former New York Times journalist/reporter (…

Smug Ed Schultz Forced to Admit Huge Blunder About News Corp

July 14th, 2011 7:18 PM
A former gridiron star really ought to know better than to spike the ball in the wrong end zone. Appearing more subdued than he had on "The Ed Show" just 24 hours earlier, MSNBC action hero Ed Schultz last night admitted making an embarrassing error about News Corporation, parent company of Schultz nemesis Fox News Channel. On "The Ed Show" July 12, Schultz claimed he knew why Fox pundits…

MSNBC Guest: Liking Ayn Rand Means You Endorse Terrorism, or Something

April 20th, 2011 10:23 AM
Do you read Ayn Rand? Do you enjoy her novels? You do? Well then, you're clearly a proponent of - or at the very least sympathize with - domestic terrorism. That, at least, is the logic put forth by Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston on last night's "Ed Show," in what may be the most absurd, laughable attempt to demonize Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to date.…

CBS Rues Unfairness of Rich Not Paying Enough Without Noting More Than

April 18th, 2011 9:06 AM
CBS News on Sunday morning managed to examine incongruities in the U.S. tax system, highlighting those – including a former New York Times reporter – who think the wealthy aren’t paying enough, but without bothering to point out the disproportionate share of the income tax paid by those at the top nor how more than a third of those who file an income tax return pay nothing or even get more back…

Double D'oh! Another Maddow Guest Undermines Her Premise, This Time on

March 4th, 2011 11:12 AM
If this keeps up, the shrinking number of guests on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show could dwindle even more. For the second time this week, a Maddow invitee offered an awkward contrast to what Maddow claimed earlier in the same segment. On her show Monday, Maddow cited three reports claiming that $61 billion in spending cuts proposed by Republicans on Capitol Hill would lead to massive job…

Maddow Blames Financial Crisis on Republican Deregulation; Ignores Ove

March 22nd, 2009 5:22 PM
On Friday, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow accurately blamed a bill enacted in 1999 for today's financial crisis, but in so doing exclusively pointed accusatory fingers at its Republican sponsors while totally ignoring the overwhelming Democrat support it received in both Chambers of Congress. Maybe even more egregious, she chose not to address it being signed into law by President Bill Clinton until a…

Whatever Happened to David Cay Johnston? Former NYT Business Journalis

August 18th, 2008 1:48 PM
A former New York Times investigative journalist who wrote primarily on business and taxation will soon be speaking at a "progressive" gathering. Further, in his inaugural column at a post-Times gig, he misrepresented the nature of the 1980 and 2000 tax-cut proposals by the Republican presidential candidates. Finally, in another post-Times tax column, he used vitriolic class warfare-based…

Follow-up: Nearly Six Months Later, NYT's 'Manufacturing Recession' Ca

August 22nd, 2007 8:15 AM
Last night, it occurred to me, as I was preparing an e-mail to notify New York Times business columnist David Cay Johnston about updates to yesterday's original posts (NewsBusters;