NY Times Frets About Freedom of the Press as Palin's Libel Suit Looms

January 25th, 2022 5:46 PM

A June 2017 New York Times editorial falsely linked former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin to the 2011 attempted assassination of Arizona Democrat Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that left six dead. Palin filed a defamation suit. The Times is worried that the press’s free ride in the judicial system may be ending, as demonstrated in Jeremy Peters’…

NYTimes Notes 'Unmasked' March for Life, Gives Saboteurs A Say

January 22nd, 2022 3:43 PM

The New York Times covered the 2022 annual pro-life March for Life rally in Saturday’s edition: “March for Life Rally Unfolds with Eye on Supreme Court” reported by Kate Zernike (back with a byline after a long absence) and Madeleine Ngo. The March for Life, which takes place every year in late January, around the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade

Hitting From Left, NYT Sells Klobuchar as Centrist, Harris Principled

February 11th, 2019 6:10 PM
There was a consistency in stories from the New York Times Monday, with reporters taking left-wing jabs against two Democratic senators who have launched presidential campaigns The profile of Minnesota’s Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar launch in the snow by Mitch Smith and Lisa Lerer falsely tried to pose her as a non-threatening moderate: “Klobuchar Enters Race With Appeal to Center.…

NY Times Accuses Trump of ‘Mansplaining’ Triumphant Pelosi

December 12th, 2018 8:07 PM
The New York Times had a sporting take on the unusual live-television argument that occurred in the White House on Tuesday, with President Trump squaring off against Democratic congressional leaders Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi over a border wall and a government shutdown: “Pelosi Tells Trump: ‘Don’t Characterize the Strength That I Bring.’” Reporters…

NYT on Pelosi, the Dems’ Ginger Rogers vs ‘Republican-stoked Misogyny'

November 5th, 2018 2:43 PM
With her position in the Democratic Party up for grabs as the elections loom, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was the recipient of a loving profile by New York Times reporter Kate Zernike, “Demonized or Celebrated, Pelosi Stands Firm and Refuses to Agonize.” The text box: “A lawmaker eagerly awaits more female legislators to mentor.” Zernike's text is fawning and…

Reagan’s Fault: NY Times' Kate Zernike on Why Accuser Stayed Quiet

September 22nd, 2018 3:22 PM
New York Times reporter Kate Zernike made Saturday’s front page with her take on how Christine Blasey's allegation against Brett Kavanaugh is playing with the public: “Swing District Supports Her, But Gingerly,” from Doylestown, Pa. Zernike was struck that no one she talked to brought up Anita Hill -- but what about Bill Clinton, Hillary’s husband? Bizarrely, Zernike…

NYT Avoids 'Abortion,' Hails 'Health Care' Provider Planned Parenthood

September 14th, 2018 10:03 AM
The New York Times again provided favorable, euphemistic coverage to the nation’s largest abortion provider (er, "health care" provider), while finding ideology only among its enemies. Reporter Kate Zernike introduced Planned Parenthood’s new leader Dr. Leana Wen, while avoiding the word "abortion" as long as she could: "Planned Parenthood, under fire from…

NYT’s Coffee Chats With Dem Female Candidates: ‘Congratulations Again'

September 13th, 2018 12:18 PM
Is the New York Times using a “Year of the Woman” reporting angle to sneak in unchallenging coverage of anti-Trump Democrats into their paper (and into higher office)? Kate Zernike’s profile of a New Jersey Democrat led the paper’s National section: “Jousting With Election Opponents and Wiping Runny Noses.”  Zernike didn’tgo after her subjects with…

NYT Front Page Screams GOP’s ‘Next Objective: Cutting the Safety Net’

December 3rd, 2017 4:53 PM
Another day, another left-wing report hammering the Republican tax plan on the front page of the New York Times, this time in the lead section on Sunday. Kate Zernike and Alan Rappeport penned one of a pair of lead stories on the Republican’s passing their tax plan in the Senate, under a headline that didn't even nod toward objectivity: “Next Objective: Cutting the Safety Net.…

NYT Lauds ‘Grass-Roots Activism’ of Liberals; Smeared Racist Tea Party

February 20th, 2017 9:51 AM
On the front of Saturday’s New York Times, reporters Kate Zenrike and Alexander Burns celebrated liberal “wrath” against Republican congressmen threatening to repeal Obamacare in “Wrath Awaits G.O.P. Leaders During Recess – Liberal Groups Vow to Fight for Health Law.” The positive story was a far cry from the hostility that the Times greeted the original…

After Sliming Tea Party's Racist Brew, NYT’s Zernike Now Likes Taste

February 7th, 2017 8:01 PM
New York Times Kate Zernike made Monday’s front page praising the newly energized anti-Trump left with a back-handed compliment to a protest movement on the other side of the political spectrum: “Tea Party Reveals a Right Way For the Left to Make Its Stand.” That's not exactly what she was writing between 2009-2011, when she took every opportunity to smear the movement as…

NY Times Hits Christie (Not Hillary) on 'Fondness for Luxe Benefits'

February 4th, 2015 12:16 PM
The New York Times demonstrated their ardor to take Chris Christie down a peg again in the Tuesday front page story headlined “In Christie’s Career, Fondness for Luxe Benefits.” Reporters Kate Zernike and Michael Barbaro did a “deep dive” into Christie’s fondness for private planes and luxury hotels. So try a Nexis search over the last year for “Hillary…

NYT Public Editor Scolds Paper For Not Disclosing Change to Christie S

February 5th, 2014 10:55 PM
On Saturday (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), I noted how the New York Times had made a critical change to a story about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's possible knowledge of lane closures in the area of the George Washington Bridge. The initial story was that a Port Authority official "has evidence" in the matter. A short time later, that claim was watered down to a far more…

NYT Caught Altering Christie Story: Port Authority Official No Longer

February 1st, 2014 2:53 PM
Longtime readers here may recall that yours truly and others have written about liberties New York Times reporter Kate Zernike has taken with the truth, especially in her reporting on the Tea Party movement. Her penchant for inventing baseless stories about alleged racism in the movement once caused the late Andrew Breitbart to label her "a despicable human being." Breitbart might…