Column: Denial and Blame at The New York Times

April 8th, 2020 6:37 AM
Lately The New York Times is writing articles with headlines like “Before Virus Outbreak, a Cascade of Warnings Went Unheeded,” and “Alarm, Denial, Blame: The Pro-Trump Media’s Coronavirus Distortion.” But they won’t consider what their anti-Trump rag published before March. Did they downplay or distort the threat? Yes.

NYTimes Spouts Pro-China Spin: ‘Now Is Not’ Time to Criticize Regime

March 23rd, 2020 6:30 PM
Monday’s New York Times once again spun hard for the Chinese Communist regime whose suppression of health warnings allowed the coronavirus crisis to spread, in an article posing as an even-handed assessment of U.S.-China friction: “Confrontation Is Winning Out Over Cooperation in Face of a Pandemic." The reporters gave China’s regime wiggle room, even when Trump laid out…

NYTimes Lead: Trump's Already Squandered Credibility on Coronavirus

February 27th, 2020 10:08 PM
The New York Times used the coronavirus story as a carrier for the same Trump-bashing that infects the paper like the common cold. Thursday’s edition led with the banner headline, “Trump Taps Pence To Lead As Virus Spreads.” Underneath was “news analysis” by Annie Karni, Michael Crowley, and Maggie Haberman, “Facing Potential Test in Public Trust, Too.”…

MSNBC Lashes Out at ‘Craven,’ ‘Hypocritical’ Trump on Guns

August 21st, 2019 9:50 AM
President Trump has come out in opposition to some gun control measures, mainly additional background checks, that he had previously expressed some interest in and Tuesday's Deadline on MSNBC was not at all happy about it. Expressing his contempt for Trump, guest host John Heilemann led off the segment declaring that the only things certain in life are, "There's death…

NYT Discovers Lefty Dayton Killer, Hits Trump for Noting Violent Left

August 8th, 2019 6:40 PM
The New York Times has learned its lesson on front-page headlines, making sure it injected plenty of anti-Trump context to lead its Thursday edition, after being vilified by the left for insufficient hostility toward Trump (and quickly changing a banner headline) on Tuesday. The headline over Thursday’s lead story posed no such danger to liberal groupthink, as it dutifully countered…
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MSNBC Panel Unloads on ‘Madman’ Trump for Handling of North Korea

April 18th, 2017 5:47 PM
During Monday’s The 11th Hour on MSNBC, serial liar Brian Williams trotted of an expert panel of Trump critics and let them loose to smear the President’s actions against North Korea. “On the one hand, Brian, when you have a dangerous stand-off with a nuclear-armed adversary, of course, you would like to think that within our government we have stability, methodical planning,…
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Fake News Anchor Decries Trump, Russia Distracting from EPA Story

March 29th, 2017 6:18 PM
Pot, meet kettle. On Tuesday’s 11th Hour, MSNBC’s serial liar Brian Williams complained that President Donald Trump was “diminish[ing] our institutions” by touting Fox News and turning attention away from the litany of Russia investigations. As if he and the media aren’t in control of the news agenda, he also bemoaned the lack of coverage on Trump’s…
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Politico Goes Full Chart to Hype Trump-Russia Fake News

March 10th, 2017 9:50 PM
When reading the series of charts containing a weird labyrinth of rather tenuous connections published in the March/April edition of Politico Magazine, it is hard not to channel Inspector Jacques Clouseau trying to connect the unrelated dots to make the case that was always far off the mark. The Politico dots on the series of seven elaborate charts are chock full of oligarchs, both Russian…
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Russert: Schumer Opposing Iran Deal 'Public Act of Being Disloyal'

August 7th, 2015 4:30 PM
Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), who has all but been anointed the successor to Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nevada), exploited the media focus on the GOP presidential debate last night to release a press statement announcing that he would be voting against the Iran nuclear deal when it comes to the Senate floor. This decision, according to MSNBC's Luke Russert, is a "public act of…

Politico Still Perpetuating Myth About Netanyahu's Speech to Congress

March 18th, 2015 11:22 PM
Many media myths won't die because those who should know better — and I believe in many cases do know better, and don't care — perpetuate them. One can't divine his mindset, but Politico's Michael Crowley, in his coverage of Benjamin Netanyahu's resounding Tuesday electoral victory, did his part to continue the myth that the Israeli Prime Minister's…

Time Magazine Grouses Shutdown Harming 'Vital Obama Foreign Policy Goa

October 4th, 2013 4:45 PM
Are you happy now, Republicans? You went and forced the president to cancel his trip to Asia and with it an important foreign policy overture. That's the message Time magazine is sending readers with Michael Crowley's October 4 post, "Shutdown Dents Vital Obama Foreign Policy Goal," which was plugged on the Time.com front page with a photo of a frowning President Obama given…

MSNBC & Others Hype PolitiFact's 'Lie of the Year' Award For One of Ro

December 13th, 2012 5:21 PM
There has been no shortage of deceptive ads, factually-distorted statements, and outright fabrications from the political left over the campaign year to choose from, but leave it to the Tampa Bay Times's PolitiFact to give its "Lie of the Year" award to the Romney campaign. The now infamous "falsehood" in question was Romney's claim that Jeep was planning on moving…

Time Columnist: New TSA Screenings a 'Minor Inconvenience

November 22nd, 2010 7:25 PM
Columnists Michael Crowley and Mike Barnicle seemed to agree on one thing on Monday's "Morning Joe"  – the new TSA airport screening methods are not that big of a deal, in the scheme of things. Early on Monday's "Morning Joe," Crowley, Deputy Washington Bureau chief for Time magazine, expressed muted criticism of the American public's reaction to…

CBS's Smith: How Can Government 'Unleash the Economy And Not Spend Any

November 4th, 2010 1:35 PM
On Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith saw Republican goals to limit government spending as antithetical to improving the economy: "How do you unleash the economy and not spend any money, oh, by the way, because that's the other mandate, is don't increase the deficit and don't – don't – 'I don't want one more cent of tax on me.'…