Flip-Flopping NY Times Slams 'Far Right' on Warrantless Surveillance

July 7th, 2023 4:51 PM

The New York Times’ Tuesday edition featured a galling story by reporter Karoun Demirjian: “G.O.P. Threatens Spy Agencies’ Surveillance Tool.” The subhead: “With hard-right Republicans attacking federal law enforcement agencies and unwilling to extend their broad powers, a major warrantless surveillance program targeting foreigners overseas may face new limits from Congress.” It’s…

Eight Times the Liberal Media Screwed Up on Trump-Russia in 2017

January 5th, 2018 9:30 AM
On Tuesday, President Trump tweeted he would be “announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR” on Monday “in various categories from the Fake News Media." There’s bias, but then there’s sheer incompetence. The biggest media obsession last year was the search for evidence of Trump’s supposed collusion with Russia, in the process, liberal reporters in 2017 repeatedly…

Three Journalists Quit CNN After Their Russia-Trump Story Is Deleted

June 26th, 2017 10:39 PM
On Thursday evening, CNN.com ran a story by reporter Thomas Frank which, according to a now-posted Editor's Note, connected "Anthony Scaramucci with (congressional) investigations into the Russian Direct Investment Fund." The Editor's Note tells the network's readers: "That story did not meet CNN's editorial standards and has been retracted." Further, "Links to the story have been disabled. CNN…

NYT Buries Trump's 'No Clear Link to Russia' — on Page A21

November 1st, 2016 6:58 PM
At the New York Times Monday evening, Eric Lichtblau and Steven Lee Myers reported that "none of the (FBI) investigations so far have found any conclusive or direct link between Mr. Trump and the Russian government."

NYT Jittery Over HRC's Email Surprise, Krugman Cries Rigged Election

October 29th, 2016 7:10 PM
Just in time for Halloween, Hillary Clinton’s classified document scandal rose from the dead; FBI Director James Comey announced Friday that a newly discovered collection of emails “appear to be pertinent to the investigation.” The New York Times is not happy. Particularly aggrieved was columnist and Democratic hack Paul Krugman, who alleged that Comey was rigging the election (sound familiar…

In Third Debate, NY Times Again Weaponized ‘Fact-Checks’ Against Trump

October 20th, 2016 1:38 PM
The New York Times coverage of the final presidential debate was dominated by what it termed “a remarkable statement that seemed to cast doubt on American democracy” -- Trump’s refusal to state he would accept the results of next month’s presidential election, along with a cutting front-page opinion on how Hillary flustered Trump. There was also another ideologically slanted fact-check of the…

NYT Hits 'Alarming' Trump With Hate-Crime Charge, 'Routine Falsehoods'

September 18th, 2016 5:31 PM
The New York Times on Sunday attacked Republican Donald Trump on several fronts, including instigating hate crimes against Muslims. Reporter Jonathan Martin filed “Anything Goes Campaign an Alarming Precedent.” The teary-eyed text box: “Long-held ideals seem of little concern to Donald Trump.” And Martin’s colleague Eric Lichtblau fingered Trump for a alleged rise in “hate crimes” against…

NYT Hails FBI's Comey for Sparing Hillary, Chides His Pro-Police Views

July 10th, 2016 1:00 PM
FBI director James Comey endured condemnation from conservatives for his weak-kneed decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for gross negligence in handling classified documents as Secretary of State. But New York Times reporters Michael Schmidt and Eric Lichtblau gave him an atta-boy on the front page of Wednesday’s edition paying tribute to his toughness, patience, and principles -- while…

On Gun Control NYT Celebrates Billionaire Pouring Money Into Politics

January 5th, 2016 2:52 PM
No more worrying about the corrupting effect of money in politics at the New York Times – as long as the loot is used to fight gun rights, state by state. Before President Obama’s executive actions on gun control announced Tuesday morning, Times reporter Eric Lichtblau helped paved the way, celebrating a billionaire’s vast political reach on Monday’s front page in “Battleground Shifts In Debate…

NY Times: Team Obama's 'Aggressive Assault' on Government Inspectors

November 30th, 2015 11:10 PM
Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times chronicled another example of the Obama administration’s historic resistance to the free flow of information: an “aggressive assault” curtailing the ability of inspectors general to get access to records inside their agencies. This inspector-general system was created in 1978 as a post-Watergate reform, so it looks a little ironic that a liberal Democrat is…

NYT Tries Best to Make Major Cruz Donor Sound Sinister on Front Page

April 11th, 2015 10:12 PM
Eric Lichtblau and Alexandra Stevenson made the front of the New York Times by taking pains to make a major donor to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, sound suspicious, even sinister, digging up unflattering (and irrelevant) details and finding two liberal Democratic congressmen to criticize him.

Bozell Column: Obama, The Media's Favorite Autocrat

January 29th, 2014 12:33 PM
Everyone proposes drinking games for the State of the Union speech. But it’s not just the president that can drive you to drink. It’s the opportunistic media elites deciding which branches of government have too much power, depending on which branches the Democrats presently control. After a lot of stalemate in 2013, the partisan media think it’s high time for the executive branch to go…

The New York Times and National Security Secrets: Obama vs. Bush

February 7th, 2013 3:38 PM
News that the New York Times and Washington Post kept secret until recently the secret U.S. drone base in Saudi Arabia is once again raising questions on the paper's politicized double standards on keeping state secrets related to the war on terror. Contrast the deference paid to the Obama administration's request for secrecy, going along with the national security arguments advanced by Obama…

NYT and WaPo Got Pulitzers Disclosing Secrets Under Bush – Those Sec

February 7th, 2013 9:03 AM
The media complicity in President Obama's drone strategy gets more and more astonishing with each passing day. On Wednesday, Britain's Guardian published a piece with the incredible sub-headline "New York Times and Washington Post knew about secret drone base in Saudi Arabia but agreed not to disclose it to the public."