Media Spare Biden Bad Press Over Maui Blunders; Savaged Bush in ’05
August 26th, 2023 8:50 AM
The media's kid-gloves treatment of Joe Biden after his inept response to the horrific Maui firestorm on August 8 stands in stark contrast to the withering attacks unleashed against then-President George W. Bush in the wake of the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina back in 2005.
NYT Cancels Bret Stephens Column on Paper's Bungling of N-Word Scandal
February 12th, 2021 11:47 AM
The “woke” meltdown at the New York Times continues apace. Bret Stephens, one of the few right-leaning columnists at the paper, is the latest victim of “cancellation,” or at least his latest column was. Stephens’ latest column was rejected by higher-ups at the paper. In it, Stephens excoriated his bosses and in particular Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger for the brouhaha…
NY Times Still Crying Sexism, Racism in Masters' Tournament Coverage
November 15th, 2020 5:00 PM
As the final day of The Masters’ golf tournament commences, with Dustin Johnson atop the leaderboard, the fraught history of the New York Times’ historical coverage of the premier four-day event, hosted by the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, is again part of the story. In 2011, Times golf writer Karen Crouse took some heat from her editors after saying she did not want…
MSNBC: ‘Carter-Like’ Trump Could Trigger 'Crisis of Governance'
March 11th, 2020 7:35 AM
MSNBC juggled two priorities during its Super Tuesday 2 coverage with the first being continuing to boost and rehabilitate the image of Joe Biden as he stands to be the 2020 Democratic nominee. But the other and, for the focus of purposes here, was continuing to paint the Trump administration’s response to coronavirus as disastrous and rendering Trump the 21st century incarnation of Jimmy Carter…
MSNBC Spends Three Hours Gushing Over ‘Kinetic,’ ‘Soft Tone’ Biden
March 11th, 2020 1:53 AM
Super Tuesday 2 marked a further coronation of Joe Biden by the liberal media and a pivot away from any and all critical coverage of the gaffe-ridden candidate. MSNBC did its part, marveling at Biden putting “not just the South in play, but the Sun Belt” as well thanks to his “fascinating kinetic moment.” And then after Biden’s victory speech, one MSNBC pundit was there to swoon over his “very…
Former NYT Editor: Jeff Sessions Reminds Voters of George Wallace
November 8th, 2019 2:49 PM
Amidst the amusing shout-outs to Hardball host Chris Matthews on the 20th anniversary of the show being on MSNBC, Thursday’s show provided a potpourri of nonsense in the form of two takes. One take pertained to fears that the public impeachment hearings won’t go as well as the left hopes and then the other comparedformer Attorney General Jeff Sessions to the ugly, racist George Wallace.
Ex-NY Times Boss Raines Hints 'Treason' in WH, GOP Tearing U.S. Apart
December 24th, 2018 11:56 AM
Appearing as a guest on Friday's All In show on MSNBC, former New York Times executive editor Howell Raines suggested that there is the "functional equivalent of treason" in the White House, and asserted that, unlike President Abraham Lincoln's Republican party, the modern GOP is "intent on tearing apart" the Union.
Ex-NYT Editor Touts 'Historic Night’ Putting AL on 'Right Road’
December 13th, 2017 12:30 AM
Late Tuesday night, longtime New York Times editor Howell Raines joined MSNBC’s The 11th Hour to gush over the “historic night” in his home state of Alabama and declare that Democrat Doug Jones’s victory put the state on “the indisputably right road” “for the first time in 175 years.”
Lester Maddox of Golf: NYT Lets Feminist Foe Smear Golf Star in Obit
July 18th, 2017 12:02 PM
Hootie Johnson, former chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., home of The Master’s Golf Tournament, died on Friday at age 86. The New York Times recognized him in an obituary by Richard Goldstein and could not resist getting in last swings at its unlikely foe. In 2002-03, Johnson was in the paper’s cross-hairs for refusing to admit women members to Augusta National. In a…
Flashback: 15 Times the Media Politicized Hurricane Katrina
August 24th, 2015 1:23 PM
Ten years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and it wasn’t long after the devastation that liberal reporters, hosts and columnists politicized the tragedy - from the left. Everything from George W. Bush’s “big oil” buddies to America’s racism to even tax cuts were blamed for the high human toll.
Past NYT Editor Raines Sees Dem Rise in South Thanks to 'Punitive' GOP
July 13th, 2015 10:25 PM
Howell Raines, the controversial former editor of the New York Times and self-described "liberal to radical," notorious for using his perch to crusade against the all-male policies of Augusta National Golf Club and Fox News, is back with some helpful advice for the "punitive" political party he loathes in a guest column for the paper's Sunday Review: "Anecdotal evidence indicates that affluent…
Raines Rants About 2012: Bill Clinton Convention Speech Was 'Spellbind
August 5th, 2013 10:39 PM
Former New York Times executive editor Howell Raines (sacked in the 2003 Jayson Blair debacle) provided a positive review Sunday of Washington Post political reporter Dan Balz’s 2012-campaign book “Collision.” Raines claimed Balz was “a fair-minded reporter” in the mold of the late David Broder.
You can’t say the same for Raines, who insists Mitt Romney is “excruciatingly delusional” in…
NY Times Editor Abramson Called Brusque, 'Very Unpopular,' Defenders C
April 25th, 2013 11:04 AM
Politico media reporter Dylan Byers stirred up media indignation with an unflattering article Tuesday on Jill Abramson, the New York Times executive editor, "Turbulence at the Times", based largely on anonymous Times sources who snipe that Abramson is detached, brusque, and a "very, very unpopular" presence in the newsroom.
One Monday morning in April, Jill Abramson called Dean Baquet into…
Top 10 for the 10th Anniversary of Times Watch: Presenting the Absolut
March 31st, 2013 11:24 AM
This week marks 10 years of Times Watch, the Media Research Center's project monitoring the liberal bias of the New York Times, America's most influential newspaper. Over the course of roughly 3,500 posts since March 2003, we have followed the Times through events historic (wars in Afghanistan and Iraq), pathetic (Jayson Blair, Howell Raines) and dangerous (the paper scuttling two separate anti…