NYT Fawns over 'Charismatic,' 'Media-Savvy Star' Booker, Ignores Mayor

August 14th, 2013 3:44 PM
The New York Times’s Raymond Hernandez delivered New Jersey primary election results with a spin Tuesday night, offering a mushy profile of Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the state’s landslide winner in the Democratic primary for United States Senate. The report’s lead lauded Booker as a “charismatic and media-savvy star in the Democratic Party,” noting the mayor’…

New York Times Again Rushes to Defense of Scandal-Ridden Democratic Se

February 21st, 2013 1:57 PM
The New York Times is engaging in defense of scandal-plagued Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, accused of influence peddling in his suspicious relationship with Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen, who flew Menendez to the Dominican Republic on his private plane. Menendez intervened on Melgen's behalf in two Medicare disputes. Last Sunday the paper very strangely chided a conservative group…

Has Tea Party 'Expanded' or 'Lost Momentum'? Depends on When You Read

August 14th, 2012 11:31 AM
Is the Tea Party on the decline or not? Don't ask the New York Times. Political reporter Michael Shear wrote in Monday's paper that "Tea Party Hopes to Gain Larger Stage in Election With Romney's Pick." The text box: "A movement already energized by a string of electoral victories." But in May, a Times reporter wrote that the Tea Party "has lost momentum.…

NY Times Praises New Dem from 'Devout' Catholic Family, Skips Her Abor

June 1st, 2011 9:59 AM
On Monday, New York Times reporter Raymond Hernandez profiled Democrat Kathy Hochul, the winner of the recent special congressional election to fill a seat from a Republican district in New York state, in "Her Inheritance: An Eagerness to Serve." Praising the Democrat in personal terms the Times rarely if ever uses when discussing a local Republican like New Jersey Gov. Chris…

GOP Already Doomed in 2012, Says the New York Times After Special Elec

May 25th, 2011 2:43 PM
The New York Times provided big play to Tuesday’s special congressional election to fill New York's 26th congressional district near Buffalo, a race in which Democrat Kathy Hochul upset Republican Jane Corwin. Reporter Raymond Hernandez was quick to assume this one special race spells bad news for Republican plans to reform Medicare, and their prospects in the national elections 18…

The New York Times Knows (Hopes?) Medicare 'Clearly Providing...Moment

May 11th, 2011 8:55 AM
The New York Times’s pro-Democratic election enthusiasm is showing. Metro reporter Raymond Hernandez has written two stories in two days about House Speaker John Boehner coming to aid a Republican candidate in a special election May 24 in upstate New York. Monday’s story previewed Boehner’s visit in support of Jane Corwin, who is running a "struggling campaign...for a…

Oh My Dodd! Dem Senate Candidate Misrepresented Himself as Vietnam Com

May 18th, 2010 8:11 AM
Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd looked at his polls and decided to retire, so Democrats were buoyed by the hope of replacing him with the state's Attorney General, Richard Blumenthal. Credit should go to The New York Times and Raymond Hernandez for digging up something embarrassing. Blumenthal's not a Vietnam combat veteran, as he has implied: “We have learned something important since the days…

NY Times: OK to Defend American Taliban, But Defending Big Tobacco Ver

March 27th, 2009 3:11 PM
It's enlightening to see what topics New York Times editors find disturbing and newsworthy and which ones they shrug off or ignore.New York's new senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, is a Democrat who is nonetheless under strong suspicions at the liberal Times for her support of gun rights and her previous representation of a white conservative district. On Friday's front page, she came under fire via a…