NYT Debate Bloggers Aggrieved at GOP 'Whining' About Media Bias
October 29th, 2015 10:25 PM
New York Times political reporters Nicholas Confessore, Alan Rappaport, and Maggie Haberman live blogged the third GOP debate, and while the NYT didn't have a problem with the slanted questions from CNBC, they were quite perturbed over the counterattacks from the candidates, a pile-on jump-started by a lengthy and detailed off-the-cuff condemnation by Ted Cruz: "...candidates whine about…
NYT Sunday: 'Dread' as Right Wing Hungers for 'Strident Conservative'
September 27th, 2015 5:08 PM
After the shock resignation of John Boehner, should you fear and dread the rise of a revitalized right wing in Congress? Sunday's New York Times front page featured a "news analysis" on the surprise retirement announcement of House Speaker John Boehner. The takeaway from Jonathan Weisman and Michael Shear's label-heavy story was encapsulated in the headline: "The Post-…
Offensive NYTimes Chart Flags Democratic Lawmakers as 'Jewish?' or Not
September 10th, 2015 10:33 PM
Like a Monty Python skit gone tragic, the New York Times actually ran a chart labeling Democratic lawmakers against Obama's controversial nuclear deal with Iran as "Jewish?" or not (the "Jewish?" part was removed online after outcry). The four chart headings read: "Democrats against the deal – Jewish? – District and estimated Jewish population – Vote…
NYT Indulges in Gratuitous Labeling of 'Jewish' Opponents of Iran Deal
August 26th, 2015 9:05 AM
New York Times reporter Jonathan Weisman on Tuesday made gratuitous (dare we use the lazy liberal term "problematic"?) references to the Jewish religion of some Democratic congressional opponents of the Obama administration's controversial nuclear deal with Iran. Weisman's usual slant was accompanied by explicit religious identification of a particular group, a practice a…
NY Times Gives Massive Anti-Iran Protest In Times Square One Paragraph
July 24th, 2015 10:22 AM
The New York Times has repeatedly demonstrated that protesters they like are far more newsworthy than protesters they don’t like. The number of protesters doesn’t really matter at all. Five years ago, they reported a whole story on four (count them on one hand) illegal-alien protesters for amnesty. A few months later, they repeated it with a whole story on five protesters.…
'Inequality'-Obsessed NYT Makes News Story Sound Like Liberal Protest
February 2nd, 2015 8:03 PM
Two Jonathan Weisman reports from Monday on Obama's big-spending new budget underlined the New York Times' ongoing liberal obsession with "income inequality," with Weisman's report loaded with language that could have come straight from a liberal protester: "the rich are getting much richer."
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…
NYT Goes After Chris McDaniel: 'A Major Headache' For Republicans; Dem
June 5th, 2014 4:40 PM
The New York Times on Thursday kicked off what could be an attempt to find a 2014 version of Todd Akin. Writer Jonathan Weisman pronounced the accession of senatorial candidate Chris McDaniel as a "major headache" for Republicans and hyped Democrats as "gleeful" over the run-off campaign between the Tea Party favorite and incumbent Senator Thad Cochran.
NYT's Weisman Hints at Hypocrisy of Alleged 'Common-Man Conservatives
May 17th, 2014 7:52 AM
Reporter Jonathan Weisman looked very hard to find hypocrisy among Tea Party candidates in his Saturday New York Times story "Ivy League Degrees, Elite Consulting Jobs, and Now Tea Party Candidacies."
The online subhead hinted at it: "Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Tom Cotton of Arkansas are running for the Senate as common-man conservatives but share high-flying pedigrees."…
NY Times Laments Ryan's Budget Would Repeal Obama-care 'Just as Millio
April 2nd, 2014 5:14 PM
The New York Times attacked Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's new budget proposal from several angles on Wednesday. Congressional reporter Jonathan Weisman adopted an accusatory pro-Democratic tone in his report, "Ryan’s Budget Would Cut $5 Trillion in Spending Over a Decade," warning that it proposed "steep cuts to Medicaid and food stamps, and the total repeal of the…
NPR, N.Y. Times Agree: 'Very Conservative,' 'Least Productive' Congres
August 1st, 2013 10:44 PM
Inside the liberal echo chamber that is National Public Radio, the stale show known as “Fresh Air with Terry Gross” addressed Congress on Wednesday with New York Times congressional reporter Jonathan Weisman. Host Terry Gross announced “this Congress has been one of the least productive in history. They have accomplished so little that the president is looking into how he can…
NYTimes Hypes Sen. McCaskill's Endorsement of Hillary Clinton
June 19th, 2013 7:06 PM
It turns out MSNBC isn't the only liberal news outlet giddy about Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill's early endorsement of Hillary Clinton for a 2016 presidential bid.
This morning, the New York Times's Jonathan Weisman treated readers to a puffy 16-paragraph story headlined, "A Pro-Clinton PAC Receives the Support of a Key Obama Backer." Apparently when one…
NYT's Peters 'Cleans Up' Jonathan Weisman's Original Report on Friday
May 18th, 2013 10:19 PM
Clearly, the New York Times couldn't run with Jonathan Weisman's headline or opening sentence in the report he filed shortly after Friday's portion of Friday's testimony at a hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee in its Saturday print edition. And it didn't.
The original headline at Weisman's story, as seen here (HT Ann Althouse via Instapundit), was…
NYT Front-Page 'News': Federal Aid Recipients Replacing 'Prayers of Ho
May 6th, 2013 3:01 PM
After a long delay, the New York Times has finally located some sympathetic victims of the federal budget sequester and placed them on Monday's front page. Jonathan Weisman reported "Stories of Struggle and Creativity As Sequestration Cuts Hit Home."
Earlier, reporter Nelson Schwartz celebrated a little burst of job growth but warned it could end thanks to federal "…