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…