NYT Panders Over 'Vital' Nancy Pelosi, Victim of Personal GOP Attacks

March 7th, 2015 8:42 PM
A gushing profile of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Saturday's New York Times captured reporter Jennifer Steinhauer's typical Democratic slant: "Through It All, Pelosi Keeps House Democrats Moving In One Direction." After being compared to Brett Favre and Cher, Pelosi was sympathetically portrayed by Steinhauer as an underestimated politician "positioned to play…

Corrected NYT Story on Sat. Marches Ignores 'We Want Dead Cops' Chants

December 15th, 2014 2:11 AM
It's a good thing that establishment press publications like the New York Times have those layers of editors and fact-checkers. They're able to prevent embarrassing things like misstatements of commonly known facts, misidentifications of key parties involved in recent events, and misspellings those sloppy bloggers and new media types routinely publish. Oh, wait a minute. All three types…

New York Times a Prime Carrier of Unfounded Ebola Assurances by Obama

October 20th, 2014 11:33 AM
The New York Times is one of the media's prime carriers of sickly White House assurances about Ebola, dictating unfounded claims that it has the disease under control, while dismissing calls from Republicans and health experts for banning flights out of infected countries as paranoid, unscientific overreaction.

NY Times Hypes White House 'Foodmaster General' As He Marries MSNBC Ho

August 29th, 2014 3:12 PM
MSNBC host Alex Wagner and Sam Kass, the personal chef to the Obama family, will marry this weekend in New York with Barack and Michelle Obama in attendance. This prompted a gushing front-pager on Kass in The New York Times on Friday. The headline is “Obamas’ Foodmaster General.” Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer wrote Kass “found himself an astounding beneficiary of…

NY Times Continues Partisan Hackery on Benghazi: GOP Only 'Trying to D

August 29th, 2014 9:03 AM
The New York Times invariably casts any GOP inquiry into the intelligence failures that led to the death of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, as a purely partisan venture. The pattern was noted last year by the paper's own Public Editor Margaret Sullivan, who wrote before hearings in May 2013, "The Times has had a tendency to both play down the subject, which has significant news…

Hairy Hang-Up: New York Times Reporter Revels in Shallow John Bolton B

June 19th, 2014 10:04 AM
As Iraq descends once more into chaos in the wake of Obama's withdrawal of U.S. troops, New York Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer took a lazy, snarky tone in a Thursday news profile  of "neoconservative" John Bolton, he of the "sea-otter mustache" (and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations) who has been outspoken against Obama's foreign policy: "…

NY Times, Not Taking Defeat of 'Gun Safety' Well, Faults 'Gun Lobby's

April 18th, 2013 2:27 PM
The New York Times led Thursday's edition with the Senate defeat of President Obama's gun control proposals in a series of procedural votes, including one on expanding background checks that Democrats had hoped would pass. The front page featured a photo of an angry Obama in the Rose Garden after his quest for more gun control laws in the wake of Sandy Hook came up short: "Gun…

NYT's Lead Story Foresees 'Egg-on-the-Face Moment' for Conservatives i

April 10th, 2013 4:01 PM
Wednesday's New York Times's lead story by Jennifer Steinhauer and Jonathan Weisman, "Threat To Block Debate On Guns Appears To Fade – Reid Sets Senate Vote – Some G.O.P. Senators Reject Filibuster, but Hurdles Remain," hyped the prospects of Obama's gun-control legislation while foreseeing a possible "egg-on-the-face moment" for conservatives who…

NY Times Misses the Point on Michelle Obama's Intrusive, Politicized

February 26th, 2013 10:51 AM
New York Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer missed the point in her Tuesday take on Michelle Obama's "star turn" on Oscar night to announce the award for best picture at the Academy Awards, "A Tale of Secret Talks and Intrigue Behind Michelle Obama's Oscars Appearance." She may not have walked the red carpet, but Michelle Obama -- all bangs and biceps and bling --…

NYT's Weisman Doesn't Get Why House GOP Rejected Fantastic Fiscal Clif

January 3rd, 2013 12:28 PM
New York Times reporter Jonathan Weisman strangely painted the fiscal cliff deal (which displeased conservatives with its tax increases and lack of spending cuts) as a fiscal dream come true for Republicans in his "news analysis" for Wednesday's front page. Weisman also mocked the GOP's historical support for low taxes. Just a few years ago, the tax deal pushed through…

New York Times Conflates Akin's 'Rape' Comments With GOP's Pro-Life St

August 22nd, 2012 3:29 PM
The New York Times extended the controversy over offensive comments made by Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin to indict the entire Republican Party, misleadingly conflating Akin's remark about "legitimate rape" with the party's traditional pro-life stance. Wednesday's two connected lead stories were ushered in under the banner headline "Ignoring Deadline to Quit, G.O.P…

'Conservative' Overload on NYTimes Sunday Front Page, Thanks to Sudden

May 15th, 2012 6:57 AM
Perhaps setting the tone for the 2012 election coverage, the New York Times leaned "staunchly" on "deep-seated" conservative labels in Sunday's front-page off-lead by Jennifer Steinhauer (pictured) and Jonathan Weisman: "Tea Party Focus Turns to Senate And Shake-Up-- Pursuing a House-Style Conservative Fervor." After months of hinting that the Tea Party was…

Obama's Contraception Plan Just a Cynical Wedge Issue Used by GOP, Sug

February 9th, 2012 1:20 PM
The front of Thursday’s New York Times National section featured Jennifer Steinhauer’s “Birth Control is Covered, And G.O.P. Vows a Fight.” Steinhauer portrayed the fight in cynical political terms, showcasing Republicans as being opportunistic rather than motivated by principled opposition to Obama’s requirement that Catholic universities and charities violate…

NYT's Steinhauer Isolates GOP's Conservative House Majority on Front P

December 21st, 2011 12:34 PM
Right from the start of her off-lead story Wednesday, New York Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer dramatically portrayed GOP conservatives (standing firm against a legislative compromise that would temporarily extend the payroll tax cut instead of a long-term solution) as isolated from mainstream politics. “G.O.P. In House Rejects Stopgap On Payroll Tax.”