New York Times Reviewer Admits 'Fetus' Can Have Rights

February 28th, 2015 10:51 AM
Janet Maslin has been reviewing movies and books for The New York Times for several decades, and up until now she has faithfully towed the newspaper's line on abortion. Then she slipped. In a book review about a Chinese abortionist, she noted that once the "fetus" was born, "she has no right to take its life anymore."

NY Times Thrilled By 'The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher' Story

October 8th, 2014 7:13 AM
It’s easily guessed that no one at the New York Times would welcome a book titled “The Assassination of Barack Obama.” But the Times is in love with a book titled “The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher.” This book of short stories by British author Hilary Mantel graced the cover of Sunday’s book review, but mysteriously, that review by Terry Castle didn…

WashPost Media Critic Honors MSNBC's Rachel Maddow As 'Clear Winner of

November 10th, 2013 8:27 AM
Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple read through a stack of books by cable-news hosts for a Sunday Outlook piece, and declared “MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is the clear winner of the cable-news-host literary prize” for her book “Drift.” On Sunday’s front page, The Post called it a “blab lit review” and called it “A survey of the many…