Steve Kornacki, Cokie Roberts Boost Hillary in Gooey Vogue Profile

February 25th, 2016 10:13 AM
Vogue magazine published a typically gooey piece on Hillary Clinton in their March issue, typical because Vogue editor Anna Wintour has hosted two fundraisers for Hillary in this cycle, one in the Hamptons and one in Paris. Vogue writer Jonathan Van Meter interviewed only inside the Hillary bubble on this one, which included journalists like MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki and NPR’s Cokie…

Former Enablers at NYT Ignore Weiner's Hint at Comeback Attempt, Criti

December 27th, 2013 9:29 AM
On April 10, the New York Times almost singlehandedly revived the political career of disgraced Anthony Weiner with an 8,300-word profile of the former Congressman, his wife, and their baby boy Jonathan. Clay Waters at NewsBusters noted shortly thereafter that Jonathan van Meter's profile, which revealed Weiner's intention to become a candidate in New York City's mayoral race while…

Writer of April NYT Weiner Puff Piece: ‘Never Even Occurred to Me to

July 30th, 2013 10:31 AM
When the New York Times Magazine published an 8,000-word puff piece in April about Anthony Weiner and wife Huma Abedin, the media predictably applauded with all three broadcast networks gleefully referring to the piece to assist in the sext-crazed politician's rehabilitation. Adding insult to injury, the article's author Jonathan Van Meter - who is a contributing editor to Vogue and…

NYT Editorial Calling for Weiner to Quit Mayor's Race Ignores the Pape

July 24th, 2013 5:56 PM
In a Tuesday evening editorial, the New York Times called for former Democratic Congressman and current New York City mayoral candidate to withdraw from the race. What the Times failed to acknowledge -- and should have -- is the critical role it has played in enabling his still-alive comeback attempt from the 2011 sexting scandal which led to his resignation. On April 10, the Times…

NY Times' Long, Sympathetic Profile of Disgraced Anthony Weiner Having

April 11th, 2013 3:29 PM
The cover story of the upcoming New York Times Sunday magazine is independent journalist Jonathan Van Meter's 8,000-word sympathetic profile-slash-therapy session for disgraced New York City former congressman Anthony Weiner, he of explicit Twitter photo infamy. Weiner's extended interview is having its intended effect, as the networks promote his political rehabilitation. But even…

Clintons Might Be 'World's Greatest Parents,' Vogue Editor Tells CNN

August 15th, 2012 7:08 PM
In a fawn-fest over Chelsea Clinton with CNN's Ashleigh Banfield on Wednesday, Vogue magazine's contributing editor Jonathan van Meter slipped in some serious love for Bill and Hillary. "I think one of the things the Clintons will go down in history for, it may very well being the world's greatest parents. I mean, they did such an incredible job of protecting her [Chelsea]…