In Lead, NYT Finds Trump Rise Good for Relegating Reagan Cuts to Trash

August 6th, 2016 10:28 AM
In Saturday’s lead New York Times story, reporter Jackie Calmes glimpsed a silver lining in the rise of Donald Trump, as a challenge to the Republican party's myopic focus on “business and the privileged” that could relegate Reagan's "outmoded" ideas of tax cuts to the dustbin of history. The full deck of headlines: “As Trump Rises, G.O.P. Faces Push On…

ABC Anchor David Muir Attends State Dinner...After Mocking It In 2015

May 15th, 2016 8:48 AM
An invitation to a fancy state dinner at the White House clearly isn’t seen as an obvious sign that a journalist is “in the tank” for President Obama. Friday night’s state dinner for the presidents of five Nordic countries drew two nightly-news anchors – David Muir of ABC and Lester Holt of NBC – three, if you count Fox Special Report anchor Bret Baier. Muir…

NYT's Calmes Valiantly Defends IRS, Downplays Targeting of Tea Party

April 24th, 2016 11:20 AM
New York Times reporter and reliable Democratic Party defender-Republican attacker Jackie Calmes valiantly defended that most reviled organization, the Internal Revenue Service, from unfair Republican attacks, under a battle-tinged headline in Friday’s edition: “I.R.S. Supporters Fight Back Against Republican Offensive.” She played the “reduced budget” card as an…

NYT's Calmes Puzzled Why Obama Not Thanked for Saving Blue-Collar Town

April 4th, 2016 9:23 AM
New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes got a prominent Sunday front-page spot for a rather humdrum story on economic recovery in a blue-collar Indiana town and why President Obama wasn’t getting the credit he deserved for it. Racism, perhaps? The puzzled headline: “Political Discontent Festers in Indiana Town Despite Jobs Surge.” Online it was more explicit: “Obama Gets…

NYT Piles on With Front-Page Coverage of Pro-Life Indictments

January 27th, 2016 8:01 PM
The stunning indictment in Texas this week of two pro-life activists from the Center for Medical Progress is a source of merriment among liberals, and of smug front-page coverage by the New York Times. Under the umbrella of CMP, the activists ran a multi-city hidden-camera sting operation against Planned Parenthood that documented how the abortion provider allegedly sold organs from aborted…

NYT's Calmes Again Hits 'Far Right' Talk Radio 'for Angry Republicans'

November 7th, 2015 7:14 PM
In the New York Times Sunday magazine, reporter Jackie Calmes issued an unwanted sequel to her 16,000-word summer screed "'They Don't Give a Damn About Governing,' this one focusing on conservative radio host Steve Deace: "Such is the mood on the far right these days....This strain of conservative media, and its take-no-prisoners ideology, have proliferated on websites,…

NYT's Calmes, Loyal Ally of 'Health Care' Provider Planned Parenthood

September 28th, 2015 12:04 PM
New York Times' reporter Jackie Calmes has been the paper's pointman in its journalistic campaign in defense of the nation's largest abortion provider, in the wake of undercover videos by David Daleiden documenting the callous sale of baby organs for money, sometimes without the knowledge of the mothers. Calmes, whose reporting has reliably shifted the subject from the gruesome videos…

NY Times' Calmes Propagates Planned Parenthood's Latest Defense

September 3rd, 2015 11:02 AM
New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes reported from New Orleans to help Planned Parenthood propagate its latest defense -- that poor women would somehow be deprived of vital medical procedures in Louisiana if the state's two (?) Planned Parenthood clinics were deprived of federal funding, under the histrionic headline "Fears About Push to Cut Planned Parenthood – In Louisiana,…

NYT Leaves Out Democratic Ties Behind Planned Parenthood's PR Stunt

August 27th, 2015 11:20 PM
New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes has been playing aggressive defense for Planned Parenthood. So when the organization commissioned its own report accusing the Center for Medical Progress of manipulating its videos via selective editing, Calmes treated the stunt as news. But she left out vital information from Planned Parenthood's supposed exoneration -- that it came courtesy of a firm…

NYT's Jackie Calmes Smears Talk Radio, Pushing GOP to 'Far Right'

July 31st, 2015 1:29 PM
In the second part of her 16,000-word Harvard report on the dangerous extremes of "conservative media," New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes offered a skewed history of talk radio, seeing the dark shadow of right-wing hate hovering over its birth, and lamented that "However frustrated Republican leaders are by this piling on from the far right, they have little choice but to pay…

NYT's Calmes Unloads 16K Words on 'Far Right' 'Conservative Media'

July 30th, 2015 8:59 AM
New York Times national reporter Jackie Calmes spent a semester at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University studying "conservative media," and this week issued an exhaustive 16,000-word report with the oh-so-objective title, "'They Don't Give a Damn about Governing' -- Conservative Media’s Influence on the Republican Party," blaming the "far right…

Anti-Conservative Hostility of NYT's Jackie Calmes Edges Toward Parody

July 28th, 2015 11:29 PM
Jackie Calmes, one of the New York Times' most reliably pro-Democratic, Obama-supporting reporters, lit into the "conservative media" as leading the Republican Party to perdition in Tuesday's "As the G.O.P. Base Clamors for Confrontation, Candidates Oblige." Calmes' story was packed with labeling bias and dismissive, hostile portrayals of conservatives as angry,…

NYT's Calmes Tries to Change Subject From Planned Parenthood Sting

July 22nd, 2015 10:10 PM
New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes managed to write a 1,500-word story on David Daleiden, who runs the pro-life group that conducted damning undercover interviews with Planned Parenthood executives about harvesting baby organs, without once mentioning the actual contents of the vide.Calmes warned: "Democrats said they were counting on Republicans to overreach with their attacks --…

NYT Sees 'Political Danger' for GOP if Planned Parenthood Targeted

July 15th, 2015 10:37 PM
Political reporter Jackie Calmes, a prime defender of Democrats from her New York Times perch, suggested in Wednesday's edition that an undercover video exposing Planned Parenthood harvesting body parts of aborted babies would mean "political danger" for Republicans. Calmes not only played the shocking revelations as a purely political issue, but suggested any emphasis on the…