NYT: States 'Undermining' Stay-at-Home Efforts As 'Grim Milestone' Set

April 28th, 2020 2:14 PM
The front of Tuesday's New York Times tackled how various states plan to re-open for business over a surprisingly sunny banner headline, “States Set Course To Unlock Doors Of U.S. Commerce.” But the optimistic headline was overridden by the doubt-ridden tone of reporters Jack Healy, Manny Fernandez, and Peter Baker, teaming up to seed the ground to say “I told you so…

NY Times’s Texas Team Tout Dem Whining on ‘Incendiary’ GOP Race Talk

August 24th, 2019 7:20 PM
The New York Times was in a panic in Saturday’s edition, with reporters Manny Fernandez and David Montgomery relaying Democratic whining about a GOP fundraising letter in “Texas Democrats Urge G.O.P. to ‘Eradicate’ Incendiary Rhetoric.” The Texas-based team of Fernandez and Montgomery have previously teamed up for freak-outs over the “far right,” “…

NYT Visits ‘Tranquil’ Border Town, Sees No Need for Trump ‘Alarm’

January 9th, 2019 1:28 PM
The front of Wednesday’s New York Times declared all was well on the Southern border, no matter what President Trump or his alarmed supporters may say: “No Crisis Here, Say Neighbors Close to Mexico -- Citing Other Problems ‘That Need Fixing.’” The reporting team found nothing but “tranquility” all along the border. The jump-page headline: “No…

NY Times Discovers 'Problem' of GOP Judge Shopping, 'Weaponized' Court

December 25th, 2018 2:16 PM
There is a pernicious media trend to treat ordinary partisan things as out of the ordinary and a danger when conservatives do them. One offender is New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak. Recently he worried about the Supreme Court’s legitimacy, now that it was finally leaning somewhat rightward. He exhibited a sudden concern about the ordinary partisan phenomenon of “judge…

Beto Loses, NY Times Gushes: ‘Could Even Bigger Things...Be in Store?'

November 8th, 2018 7:18 PM
Texas-based New York Times reporter Manny Fernandez sounded perturbed that the “Kennedyesque” Texas hope, Democrat Beto O’Rourke, lost to that unlikable conservative incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday: “Cruz Stays in Senate As Democratic Gains Fall Short in Texas.” On Thursday, Fernandez hewed to Democratic talking points by proclaiming Beto O’Rourke the…

NYT on ‘Cruz’s Far-Right Attack-Dog Persona, Failed Bid for President'

November 5th, 2018 7:25 AM
The New York Times hit the campaign trail around the country over the weekend and offered several dispatches, including the strikingly titled “A purple flying unicorn discovered in Texas” from reporters Manny Fernandez and Mitchell Ferman. The paper’s hostility to incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is well-documented, so Fernandez’s loaded name-calling wasn’t…

NYT's Texas-Sized Letdown: Dems Can’t Match Media Hype vs. ‘Far Right’

March 7th, 2018 2:31 PM
As usual, the media and the New York Times appear to have overhyped hopes for a Texas takeover in Congress this November. The paper’s familiar anti-conservative labeling pattern was present in the paper’s live updates of results from primary elections in Texas, with “far-right” Republicans pitted against benign-sounding “progressives” – not “far…

NYT Piles on, Laments Houston’s ‘Untrammeled Growth,’ ‘Laissez-Faire’

August 31st, 2017 12:34 PM
Showing the timeliness and sensitivity it’s renowned for, the political left is using the tragedy of Hurricane Harvey in Houston to excoriate it as an example of an untrammeled free market run amok, and suggests such laissez-faire policies made the damaging storm even more dangerous. The front page of Thursday’s New York Times featured Manny Fernandez and Richard Fausset's “…

NYT’s Fernandez Fights for Poor TX Dems, Still Attacks Bathroom Bill

July 23rd, 2017 2:47 PM
New York Times Houston-based reporter Manny Fernandez continues to champion Democrats and act frightened of the dominant state Republican Party. First, his “Austin Journal” on Friday, “Long-Suffering Texas Democrats Suffer On as Lawmakers Meet,” overtly sympathized with those downtrodden Texas Democrats. The next day, he made a slanted, label-heavy return to the subject of…

Frightened NYT: Texas Has ‘Shifted Further to the Far Right’

July 19th, 2017 2:02 PM
How "far right" can Texas go? The scare-mongering theme about “vanishing Republican moderates” is a popular myth at the Times and other liberal media outlets, especially in red states like Texas. The New York Times really went overboard with it Wednesday in “Bathroom Bill Tests the Clout of a Rare Moderate in Texas” by Manny Fernandez and David Montgomery.…

NYT Freaks Out Over Sanctuary City Laws in ‘Ultraconservative’ Texas

May 11th, 2017 2:12 PM
Wednesday’s New York Times came to the passionate defense of “unauthorized immigrants” (don’t call them illegals!) in danger in “ultraconservative” Texas, and landed some ideological left jabs at the state in the process. Reporters Manny Fernandez and David Montgomery filed a hostile, label-stuffed story from Houston (and notice the quote marks around the term…

NYT Has Blue State Blues: '2 Americas: One That Hates, One That Heals'

November 16th, 2016 11:12 AM
Post-election, the New York Times seems dimly aware it has a “red state” credibility problem, but its pattern of coverage shows it has a long way to go. Sunday it whined about how the imminent Trumper invasion posted a threat to the cultural life of Washington, D.C., not exactly a top issue for blue-collar Macomb County voters. They aren’t as comfortable in red Texas, as shown…

NYT's Texas Reporter Intimidated by ‘Hard-Right' 'Paranoia’ of Texans

May 9th, 2016 12:49 PM
The front of Sunday’s New York Times National section was swallowed up by an essay from Texas correspondent Manny Fernandez, “A Look at What Makes Texas Texas,” a cultural cringe in 1,700 words from Fernandez. The reporter moved to Houston from Brooklyn to cover the state for the NYT, and he still seems slightly freaked by his “hard-right” neighbors and the “…

NYT Jumped on Perry's 'Stunning Rebuke,' Turned Sour After Case Axed

February 26th, 2016 8:18 AM
When you're a Republican running for president, it's phony charge on the front page of the New York Times, but vindication on Page 11. Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who was smeared with trumped-up charges of abuse of power by Democrats in Texas while running for the Republican presidential nomination, was finally vindicated, as the last of the phony charges were dismissed: “…