NYT Hails 'Our National Poet' Obama's 'Stirring Valedictory Address'

July 28th, 2016 2:38 PM
New York Times coverage of Night 3 of the Democratic National Convention could be characterized by an hour-long swoon over Barack Obama’s speech -- pardon, his “stirring valedictory address." Also, Democrats were (again!) finding their voice on gun control, Bill celebrated Hillary, TMI-style, and Frank Bruni celebrated the president as "our national poet."

Does NY Times Owe Romney Apology on Russia Mockery?

July 27th, 2016 12:32 PM
Night 2 of Democratic Convention coverage: A New York Times reporter referred to the Clintons’ “very rich and complicated relationship,” the “historic” card was played nonstop, and the editorial page owes Mitt Romney an apology on Russia. The reporters weren’t particularly thrilled with Bill Clinton’s speech, but one reporter still found a euphemism for…

NYT Lauds 'Stirring Speech' of' 'Pop-Culture Heroine' Michelle Obama

July 26th, 2016 2:27 PM
The bias highlight of Night One of the Democratic National Convention from the New York Times was the laudatory coverage of “pop-culture heroine” Michelle Obama’s prime-time anti-Trump speech. The most prominent was Michael Shear and Mark Landler’a “Stirring Speech by a First Lady Backs Another." Nick Confessore found it "a moving political speech.”…

NYT Hails Tim Kaine, 'Man of Deep Religious Faith' (and PP Supporter)

July 24th, 2016 5:15 PM
Ideological double standards on display in the New York Times: While it’s a “dangerous anachronism” for Republicans to appeal to conservatives when picking a vice presidential candidate, it’s apparently absolutely necessary for Democrats to appeal to liberals. The Times noted the distaste for Hillary's pick, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, among the left, but surprisingly…

NYT: ‘Vehement...Extreme...Incendiary’ Trump at ‘Dark...Toxic’ RNC

July 22nd, 2016 12:31 PM
The final night of the Republican National Convention that crowned Donald Trump as the party’s nominee was greeted in dark tones on the front of Friday’s paper. Reporters Patrick Healy and Jonathan Martin found a “vehement” and “incendiary” candidate, while Michael Barbaro found himself flabbergasted by Trump’s failure to show  “humility,…

NYT Puts Race Front and Center at RNC, Lead With Melania's Speech-Gate

July 20th, 2016 12:56 PM
Playing on long-established stereotypes of the melanin-challenged Republican Party, New York Times coverage of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday put racial controversies front and center, accusing speakers (particularly Rudy GIuliani) of lecturing and moralizing to blacks about law and order as an all-white crowd lapped it up. The paper led with Melanie Trump's speech with this…

Where's Obama? NY Times Expects Candidates to Be 'Unifying Voice'

July 11th, 2016 5:25 PM
In a Sunday front-page report at the New York Times, Patrick Healy, who has been covering the presidential race almost exclusively for well over a year, complained that neither major party's presidential frontrunner appears to have the capacity to be "a unifying candidate." After all, as his story's headline indicated, somebody, right now, needs "to Be (a) Unifying Voice…

NYT Rips Trump Playing to Demagogic Fears, Claims Motive 'Unknowable'

June 15th, 2016 11:29 PM
The New York Times despises Donald Trump's use of the issue of Islamic terrorism during his run for president. Patrick Healy and Thomas Kaplan's front-page story accused Trump of "a classic tactic of demagogy" in “Old Political Tactic Is Revived: Exploiting Fear, Not Easing It," while new writer Max Fisher went to amazing lengths to suggest there's some doubt as…

NYT Page One on Hillary: ‘The Thunderbolt of History’

June 9th, 2016 4:18 PM
The New York Times on Thursday offered a front-page story hailing Hillary Clinton’s coming nomination as “the thunderbolt of history.” Despite the fact that this was an article on how not all Americans are happy with her rise, the story by Patrick Healy and Sheryl Gay Stolberg focused on Democratic voices, mostly avoiding Republicans who dislike Clinton’s liberal…

NYT Slams Sanders for Supporters' Actions During Nevada Primary

May 19th, 2016 7:10 PM
Hillary Clinton has yet to put away challenger Bernie Sanders in her quest for the Democratic presidential nomination, and her supporters at the New York Times (and the rest of the media) are trying to shield her from Sanders’ “harm,” while pointing fingers at him for the alleged violence and death threats committed by his supporters after suspicions of process-rigging during…

Steer Clear of the Clinton Scandals, Ever Helpful NY Times Warns Trump

May 17th, 2016 9:10 PM
Steer clear of the Clinton scandals, it’s bound to backfire, the New York Times warned presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday. It’s been the paper's same helpful advice to Republicans since 1992. Patrick Healy, a fierce journalistic defender of the former first lady, took up arms for Hillary Clinton and her “decades of experience and qualifications”…

NYT Shows Balance in Clinton-Sanders A1 Stories by Fawning Over Both

April 16th, 2016 3:16 PM
The New York Times has been accused of slanting its 2016 political coverage toward Hillary Clinton while stiffing Bernie Sanders. Well, in Thursday’s edition, there was balance: the paper’s coverage was equally effusive for both Democrats. While Hillary Clinton got a mawkish front-page celebration of her supposedly personal, secret work with black mothers whose children had been…

NYT's Bruni and Brooks Rant: Cruz, Trump 'Smug...Mean' and 'Brutal'

January 12th, 2016 10:55 AM
In Sunday’s New York Times White House reporter turned columnist Frank Bruni bashed Ted Cruz and Donald Trump in vitriolic tones in “Obnoxiousness Is the New Charisma.” The text box said it all: “Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are smug, mean and in the lead.” Bruni also snuck in snide liberal media descriptions of Cruz and Trump and treated them as conventional wisdom,…

NYT Sunday A1 Likens Trump to Fellow 'Demagogues' McCarthy, Buchanan

December 7th, 2015 11:55 AM
Reporters Patrick Healy and Maggie Haberman made Sunday's New York Times front page with a deep and deeply fear-mongering analysis of “demagogue” Donald Trump’s stump speeches: "95,000 Words, Many of Them Ominous, From Trump’s Tongue." But things that two Times reporters find “ominous” may not scare a more moderate reader, such as pointing out…