NYT's Healy Worried 'For Our Democracy’ After Hearing Conservative Men
April 12th, 2022 10:31 AM
The New York Times reported on a political focus group and came back scared for democracy: “These 8 Conservative Men Are Making No Apologies.” What precisely would the “conservative men” have to apologize for? It’s not made clear. Deputy Opinion Editor and former campaign reporter Patrick Healy and Adrian Rivera damned them with faint praise in the lead sentence, before a follow-up…
NewsBusters Podcast: Arrogant Liberals Think We Hate Democracy
November 5th, 2021 2:49 PM
In the latest NewsBusters Podcast, we explore how pompous liberal journalists can get when they imagine that they alone are the ones who represent and protect democracy in America. They paint their own persistently traumatic take on the Trump administration as a heroic journey defending the "truth," if not the American way.
Column: The Democrats Lose, Claim They Have No Media Support!
November 5th, 2021 5:53 AM
The terrible election results for Democrats are going to lead to some terrible conclusions. One might be the assumption that these bad results reflect a media that’s too hostile to the Democrats. Greg Sargent of The Washington Post tweeted this lame summary from former Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer: “Republicans have a massive communications advantage..."
NB’s Graham Hammers NYT Reporter Denying Paper’s Leftist Agenda
November 4th, 2021 5:18 PM
Participating in a Paley Center discussion of media coverage on Wednesday evening, NewsBusters Executive Editor Tim Graham called out New York Times reporter Patrick Healy for absurdly claiming that his leftist paper catered to “both sides” of the political spectrum. The liberal journalist’s obnoxious response prompted laughter from other conservatives on the panel.
NY Times Editor: Trump Voters Lie That BLM Is a Violent Marxist Group
May 25th, 2021 11:27 AM
New York Times Patrick Healy, a former political reporter now the paper’s deputy Opinion editor, issued a strange piece as part of a special section: “How Conservatives Think About George Floyd’s Death and BLM.” Healy found another reason to lecture conservatives about how wrong they are about Black Lives Matter and the rioting and looting that accompanied anti-police…
Kale and...White Supremacists? NYT Hypes ‘Fears’ at Farmers Market
August 19th, 2019 4:28 PM
In a Monday front-page story “Amid the Kale and Corn, Fears of White Supremacy at the Farmers’ Market,” New York Times journalist Patrick Healy sounded the alarm about how a farmer’s market in a “heavily white, liberal town of 85,000 that is home to Indiana University” have been fearing for their lives after it was discovered that a couple selling “…
Snotty NYTimes 2018 Wrap-Up Lauds SNL Kavanaugh Skit, Mocks Trump Fans
December 31st, 2018 1:51 PM
New York Times politics editor Patrick Healy led an informal, unprofessional roundtable of the paper's political reporters Matt Flegenheimer, Astead Herndon, and Katie Rogers, who happily passed around liberal stereotypes of conservatives in their year-end wrap-up discussion. Healy joined the list of media elite who just loved Saturday Night Live's anti-Kavanaugh skit: "[Actor Matt]…
CNN Panel Decries President Trump Apologizing to Justice Kavanaugh
October 8th, 2018 9:48 PM
Mere moments after President Trump concluded the ceremonial swearing-in of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh Monday night, a mostly liberal panel on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront tore into him for daring to apologize to the Justice on behalf of the nation. One particular loony commentator even dismissed Kavanaugh’s career-long effort to promote female law clerks as cynincal…
Surprise: NY Times Reports 'SNL' Anti-Trump Bits Are Forgettable
December 29th, 2017 9:26 AM
In Wednesday's New York Times, three reporters reflected on "how Washington insiders are viewing pop culture" in 2017. The most interesting take was that the Saturday Night Live "Alec Baldwin bits" on Trump this year haven't "drawn a ton of blood" in Washington. Their mockery of female Trump aides also failed to score with insiders, they declared.
After Actor Lectures Pence, NY Times Treats 'Hamilton' Cast As Victims
November 20th, 2016 11:43 AM
Friday evening, Vice President-Elect Mike Pence attended a showing of Hamilton in New York City.
His announced presence received a decidedly mixed reaction from the play's audience, followed by a public lecture from a cast member with the full cast present after the play's curtain call. Naturally, President-Elect Donald Trump took umbrage, and tweeted his displeasure at Pence's rude…
NYT Frantically Defending HRC by Attacking Comey as J. Edgar Hoover
November 1st, 2016 2:11 PM
The New York Times frantically played defense for Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s edition, as her smooth ride to victory encountered some unexpected turbulence in the form of FBI director James Comey’s letter to Congress. The ghost of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover hovered over the front page the day after Halloween, and the lead editorial tut-tutted over “James Comey’s…
NYT Hobbles Trump’s ObamaCare Blitz, Buries Obama's Email Controversy
October 26th, 2016 1:41 PM
The New York Times made sure to “undercut” any advantage the Republican candidate might earn from news of the massive premium increases on the way to ObamaCare patients in its front-page coverage: “Growing Costs Of Health Law Pose a Late Test." The text box: “At attack that Trump made, and soon went on to undercut.” Meanwhile, the WikiLeaks revelation that…
In Third Debate, NY Times Again Weaponized ‘Fact-Checks’ Against Trump
October 20th, 2016 1:38 PM
The New York Times coverage of the final presidential debate was dominated by what it termed “a remarkable statement that seemed to cast doubt on American democracy” -- Trump’s refusal to state he would accept the results of next month’s presidential election, along with a cutting front-page opinion on how Hillary flustered Trump. There was also another ideologically…
NYT Maintains Front-Page Trump Assault, Buries GOP HQ Bombing
October 17th, 2016 2:51 PM
The front of Monday’s New York Times continued the paper’s relentless and one-sided assault on Donald Trump’s campaign. First up, “Public Jolted As Campaign Turns Coarser -- Across Nation, Ripples From an Ugly Race” by Patrick Healy and Farah Stockman slanted toward Hillary Clinton while blaming Trump's comments for traumatizing women nationwide. In the lead slot…