AP, NY Times Target Whistleblower Bishop, 'Ultra-Conservative' Allies
August 28th, 2018 10:29 PM
The Associated Press and the New York Times both tried to spin a Catholic archbishop's recent exposé about the Church's sex abuse scandal as an ideological attack on Pope Francis from the right. AP's Nicole Winfield touted how Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano turned to "ultra-conservative media that have been highly critical of Francis' mercy-over-morals papacy." The Times write-up highlighted how "…
NYT Converts to Strict Catholic Doctrine on Pope's Death Penalty Order
August 4th, 2018 4:44 PM
There was a recent outburst of respect for religion on two consecutive front pages of The New York Times, after Pope Francis changed the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The Times desperately desires to get religion out of politics when it comes to companies like Hobby Lobby that refuse on religious grounds to pay for birth control, eagerly embraces Christianity when it comes to leftist issues…
NYT's Goodstein Accuses 'Anti-Islam Groups' of 'McCarthyism'
April 7th, 2018 5:35 PM
New York Times religion reporter Laurie Goodstein forwarded “alarming” complaints from former Obama administration staffers and Islamic groups about Mike Pompeo, the current CIA director who is President Trump’s choice to become the new secretary of state, and John Bolton, Trump’s pick for national security advisor: “Alarms Raised On Nominee’s Views on Islam.” Goodstein even dredged up…
NYT Still ‘Alarmed’ by Trump’s ‘Dangerous’ Move Recognizing Jerusalem
December 7th, 2017 12:03 PM
President Trump, fulfilling a promise that other presidents have made but failed to keep, recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and started the process of moving the American Embassy from Tel Aviv. Times reporters were predictably aghast, both downplaying Jewish ties to Jerusalem and warning of violence and endangement of the non-existent "peace process."
God Hates Tax Cuts? NYT's Goodstein Embraces Religious Left
December 4th, 2017 12:08 PM
Are tax cuts anti-God? New York Times religion reporter Laurie Goodstein again celebrated a protest movement by the religious left (while chiding the religious right) in “50 Years Later, New Push to Magnify Plight of Poor.” The text box: “A plan to mount large protests on 40 consecutive days," keyed to the new tax bill that in Goodstein's words, "mainly benefits corporations and the rich."
NYT’s New Respect for Mormon Republicans: When They Attack Trump
October 26th, 2017 7:22 PM
Strange New Respect? New York Times religion reporter Laurie Goodstein celebrated the Mormon faith of fierce Trump critic Sen. Jeff Flake in Thursday’s paper. The online headline was the goopiest: “Flake’s Speech Bore Marks of Mormon Faith, Not Just Politics.” The text box was pretty gushy too: “In standing up to President Trump, standing ‘for what you believe in.’” Suddenly, the NYT approves of…
NYT Defends Dem Religious Test for Trump's Court of Appeals Nominee
September 29th, 2017 10:04 AM
Defending attempts by Democratic senators to issue a religious test to a Trump judicial nominee, New York Times religion reporter Laurie Goodstein filed a hit piece for Friday’s edition on Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit: “Links to Religious Group Raise Issues for Nominee.” She wrote: "Legal scholars said that such loyalty oaths could…
Will the NY Times Finally Recognize Pro-Life Movement, March for Life?
January 27th, 2017 4:06 PM
It happens every year in late January -- the annual March for Life, the 44th edition happening today -- around the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion. It reliably draws to the nation’s capital tens of thousands of pro-lifers out into the winter cold, only to be virtually ignored by a paper that routinely gives out space to far sparser liberal protests.…
NY Times States’ Rights Hypocrisy Shines in Immigration Coverage
December 28th, 2016 4:11 PM
The New York Times has two standards when it comes to defying the rule of federal law – it’s great when it comes to left-wing causes like amnesty for illegals and sanctuary cities, awful when it comes to opposition to gay marriage. And while the Times is adamantly opposed to churches who dare to act on their opposition to gay marriage, churches can gain Strange New Respect from the paper for…
NYT Defends VA, Hails Biblical Imperative of Bishops to Oppose Trump
November 16th, 2016 5:30 PM
Whatever it takes. Wednesday’s New York Times saw the paper defending the incompetent Veterans Administration and praising “biblical imperatives,” all in the name of opposing Donald Trump. In “Harsh Critic of the V.A. May Become Its Leader,” by Dave Philipps, who often reports on the military for the paper. Became a fierce defender of the corrupt and incompetent federal agency and picked the odd…
NYT Religion Reporter Kneels Before Carter for Wisdom on GOP Racists
May 24th, 2016 10:05 PM
Former president Jimmy Carter gave a lecture to journalists about racist Republicans and Trump supporters, and New York Times religion reporter Laurie Goodstein lapped it up religiously: “Seeing Resurgence of Racism, Carter Plans Conference to Promote Unity.” The text box to Tuesday’s story paraphrased Carter’s words of wisdom: “Saying the country has ‘reawakened’ in a bitter political climate.
NYT: 'Angry...Seething...Almost Apocalyptic' GOP Raises 'Islamophobia'
December 6th, 2015 11:18 AM
The front page of Saturday's New York Times, next to the paper's already infamous front-page gun-control editorial, claimed that "Shootings in California Reshape the Campaigns." The language used by reporters Michael Barbaro and Trip Gabriel, was quite revealing. See how the Republican presidential candidates "angrily demanded...[rode a] rising tide of bellicosity... seethed with disgust for…
NYT Accuses Pope of Reigniting 'Culture Wars' by Meeting Kim Davis
October 1st, 2015 11:44 PM
Religious double standards on the front of Thursday's New York Times: "The Pope, the Clerk and Culture Wars Revisited." During his U.S. tour, the Times celebrated Pope Francis's liberal tone on economic, environmental, and immigration issues. But when he reaffirmed his belief in religious freedom (and the Church's opposition to gay marriage) by secretly meeting with Kim Davis, the Kentucky county…
NYT Exults: Pope Enters U.S. Stage Left to Attack 'Savage Capitalism'
September 6th, 2015 8:04 PM
New York Times religion reporter Laurie Goodstein took a strange angle on Pope Francis's upcoming visit to the United States in her front-page report Sunday, using the liberal pontiff's first trip to America to bash American-style capitalist hegemony and the country's supposedly arrogant, insular view of itself. Goodstein assured readers that the Pope "is not opposed to all America represents. …