NYTimes Makes Hay of Jan. 6 Anniversary, Shuns Comparison to BLM Riots

January 6th, 2022 2:54 PM

The New York Times is making hay during the intense Democratic politicization of the one-year anniversary of the violent Capitol Hill riots of January 6, 2021, which an online headline called “the worst American attack in democracy in centuries.” Times fact-checker Linda Qiu assured readers the Black Lives Matter riots weren’t nearly so violent as the Capitol Hill assault,…

NY Times Bashes Biden on Afghanistan: ‘Seemingly At Odds With Reality'

August 22nd, 2021 6:48 AM

As the situation in Afghanistan becomes only more grim, the New York Times is properly condemning the Biden Administration’s lack of foresight and criticizing Biden’s false statements regarding the US evacuation. Saturday’s front page featured a “news analysis” from Peter Baker, which suggested Biden’s botching of the Afghanistan pullout might damage his electoral selling points.…

NY Times Dismisses GOP Painting 'Moderate Democrats' as 'Radicals'

October 28th, 2020 12:11 PM

With a week to go before Election Day, the New York Times is playing aggressive defense for the Democrats, suggesting any mention of socialism is a dangerous lie while dismissing predictions and rhetoric by President Trump as “lies.” Democrats are being responsible and issue-oriented (and praised even when attacking their party leadership), while the GOP is fear-mongering.

NYTimes Engages in Awful Fact-Checking, Tars GOP 'Alternate Histories'

August 28th, 2020 10:42 AM

The New York Times set the table for Night Three from the Republican National Convention by accusing Republicans of “using selectively edited scenes to exaggerate violence from the summer protest movement….warping momentary scenes of violence from largely peaceful protests earlier this year into scenes of chaos.” A convention recap tried to gin up sympathy for poor Joe Biden: "…

NY Times or Angry Internet Troll? Hits ‘Facts Optional’ GOP Convention

August 27th, 2020 5:50 PM

On the first night of the Republican National Convention, the New York Times immediately tried to poison the well for the Republicans launch of the 2020 campaign, under the headline “Nominating Trump, Republicans Rewrite His Record.” Meanwhile, the paper helped Biden rewrite his own legislative history regarding the 1994 crime bill.

NYTimes Plays Statistical Games, Hypocritically Hits Trump's China Ban

March 29th, 2020 1:53 PM
New York Times fact-checker Linda Qiu targeted President Trump’s coronavirus response, with statistical sleight of hand, and managed to criticize Trump both for what he does and for not doing it quickly enough: “Analyzing the Patterns in Trump’s Falsehoods About Coronavirus.” After the paper criticizing Trump for the restrictions, Qiu then criticized him for skepticism of…

NY Times Unhappy With Trump’s ‘Grievance-Laden Rant'

December 19th, 2019 1:32 PM
The New York Times was unhappy with Trump’s “6-Page Diatribe” Trump to Speaker Nancy Pelosi attacking her for the looming vote on his impeachment. A jump page to Wednesday’s lead story featured this text box: “A missive full of unproven charges that ignores the evidence.” Fact-checker Linda Qiu also tackled what she called Trump’s “rambling and…

That Aged Badly, NY Times: ‘No, Democrats Don’t Want ‘Open Borders’’

July 22nd, 2019 7:35 PM
One interesting omission from The New York Times is a vital 2020 issue that the Times isn’t fact-checking Donald Trump on anymore: His accusations that Democrats favor “open borders.” Perhaps that’s because even some of the paper’s liberal columnists are worried that too many Democratic candidates, by pushing for the abolition of ICE and decriminalization of illegal…

Proof That Media 'Fact Checking' Is First and Foremost Trump-Checking

January 28th, 2019 9:48 PM
We've made it a routine point that the media's "independent fact-checkers" spend most of their time fact-checking President Trump, and the rest of the politicians (especially Democrats) get far less attention. This was confirmed in a recent article in the British leftist paper The Guardian. The headline on Adam Gabbatt's piece was "The 'exhausting' work of…