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 "…

Bitter NYT Laments 'Gift to Travelers,' 'People With Money' as GOP Sto

April 29th, 2013 4:46 PM
The Democrats blinked in the sequester tussle -- by wide margins Congress passed, and the president promised to sign, legislation that would end the furloughs for Federal Aviation Administration employees, which had caused flight delays that Republicans claimed were politically motivated by the Obama administration. Saturday's New York Times lead story by Jonathan Weisman admitted a…

NY Times: Cantor Changing 'Uncompromising Conservatism to Something Ki

April 25th, 2013 1:19 PM
New York Times reporter Jonathan Weisman documented the failure of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to remake the GOP's "uncompromising conservatism to something kinder and gentler" in "House Majority Leader’s Quest to Soften G.O.P.’s Image Hits a Wall Within," in a slanted story that's being passed off as straight news. Weisman emotionally warned:…

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 Calls Tiny Sequestration Cuts to 'Vital' Programs 'the Worst

March 21st, 2013 1:54 PM
The original online headline to Wednesday's New York Times budget legislation story, "Finance Bill, Nearing Senate Passage, Would Protect Some Favored Programs," likely captured what reporters Jonathan Weisman and Annie Lowrey really wanted to say, betraying their big-government default favoritism: "Plan That Would Spare Vital Programs Is Expected to Pass Senate."…

NYT's Weisman Wonders Why GOP Won't Just Capitulate After Obama Win

March 18th, 2013 2:40 PM
Betraying his impatience with the Republican Party's insistence that President Obama cut spending, New York Times political reporter Jonathan Weisman sounded shocked that the GOP wasn't simply surrendering its principles in the wake of Obama's four–point victory last November, in Monday's "Republicans Determined To Press On With Air, If Not Vote, of Confidence.…

As Cuts Loom and Public Shrugs, NY Times Suddenly Spins Other Way on S

February 28th, 2013 2:45 PM
Spinning the sequester in the New York Times. After weeks of cringing over the supposedly damaging federal cuts due to take effect tomorrow (even as the public shrugs them off) Jonathan Weisman made an 180-degree turn on the front of Thursday's paper: "Parties Focus On the Positive As Cuts Near." The text box: "An onerous possibility turns out to be not quite so onerous.…

New York Times Again Sees a Looming 'Era of Government Austerity' in a

February 25th, 2013 4:35 PM
Over the weekend the New York Times painted the $85 billion in budget cuts that will start kicking in Friday – known in Washington-speak as sequestration -- in dramatic terms, falsely heralding a new age of "government austerity" (since when?) and passing along stories of budget-cut fear-mongering from the state level. Saturday's lead from Michael Cooper painted a White…

NY Times Suggests Tea Party Sen. Ted Cruz Takes Confrontation to New L

February 18th, 2013 6:09 PM
Newly minted Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a Tea Party politician, is "raising bipartisan hackles" and otherwise being a "bad boy" in the previously collegial U.S. Senate, opined political reporter Jonathan Weisman on the front page of Saturday's New York Times: "Texas Senator Goes on Attack And Raises Bipartisan Hackles." Clearly disturbed about Cruz's treatment…

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…

NYT's Harwood: Obama Has Tax-Hiking 'Mandate,' Stubborn House GOP 'Out

December 17th, 2012 7:47 PM
On the front of Sunday's New York Times, reporters Jackie Calmes and Jonathan Weisman suggested President Obama has a "mandate" for tax hikes in the ongoing tactical battle in Congress over the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts in "Soured History Hampers Talks Between Obama and Boehner." Last year, Mr. Boehner had the edge as Mr. Obama faced a difficult re-election…

New York Times' Weisman Hits 'Far Right' Conservatives in Congress for

December 13th, 2012 5:58 PM
New York Times reporter Jonathan Weisman threw around hostile labels in his Thursday piece on the ongoing tactical fight in Washington, pitting the "far right" against responsible "pragmatists" in the tactical battle over fiscal policy in "Boehner Tries to Contain Defections on Fiscal Unity." Speaker John A. Boehner moved Wednesday to maintain Republican unity on…