NY Times’ Douthat Eviscerates Own Paper Over Cotton Meltdown

June 14th, 2020 7:23 PM

The New York Times right-leaning columnist Ross Douthat used his perch for a long piece about the paper’s recent ideological meltdown over an op-ed from a Republican senator: “The Tom Cotton Op-Ed and the Cultural Revolution -- How liberalism, and the liberal media, are changing before our eyes.” He kills the Times with kindness.

NYT Columnist Douthat: Cohen Testimony Discredits Steele Dossier

March 4th, 2019 1:48 PM
"Conservative" columnist Ross Douthat of the New York Times sounded like he was committing editorial-page heresy on Saturday for claiming that Michael Cohen's testimony before Congress last week cast doubt on the validity of the Christopher Steele Dossier which has been the main pillar of the quickly dissipating Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theory.  

David Brooks' Mini-Me Reflects Original on Trump Disrupting Culture

September 27th, 2017 2:50 PM
The one thing that all New York Times house "conservatives" are united on is their hatred of President Donald Trump. In fact, it is pretty much a job requirement. The New York Times will barely tolerate their slightly conservative (on a few topics) views but only if they express complete hostility towards Trump. Political diversity at the Times on the subject of Trump is absolutely…

NYT Fires ‘Warning Shot for Hard-Line,’ ‘Ultraconservative’ Catholics

August 3rd, 2017 5:20 PM
Jason Horowitz, the New York Times’ most showily left-wing political reporter, made common cause with a piece making the rounds of Catholic intellectual circles singling out “ultraconservative” Trump-supporting conservatives as dangerous, in “From the Vatican, a Warning Shot for Hard-Line Catholics in the U.S.”

NYT’s Douthat Lays Soft-Spoken Smackdown Upon the Liberal Media

June 18th, 2017 6:57 AM
New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, one of now two slightly right-leaning voices on the paper’s resolutely smugly liberal opinion page, penned “Notes on a Politcal Shooting” Sunday on the assassination attempt on House Republican Steve Scalise by a Bernie Sanders supporter. In his own diplomatic way -- his gentle tone a protective necessity to avoid riling the liberal…

Nation Columnist: Almost All Righty Pundits Specialize in ‘Bulls**t’

May 20th, 2017 10:59 AM
The Nation’s Eric Alterman doesn’t mind that a few weeks ago, The New York Times added another conservative op-ed columnist. He just wishes it hadn’t been the “awful” Bret Stephens, who used to write for “the rubes who believe what they read in Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal” but now is tasked with impressing the “smarter and more…

Ross Douthat Childishly Begs for Trump's Removal via 25th Amendment

May 18th, 2017 12:15 PM
Ross Douthat, the "conservative" David Brooks mini-me at the New York Times, wants President Donald Trump removed from office pronto. Although Douthat admits in his May 16 column that Trump has probably not done anything actually impeachable, he still wants him out of office because his supposed "childishness" offends him. 

Ross Douthat Goes Off NYT Reservation with Faint Trump Praise

April 27th, 2017 7:09 PM
The New York Times version of political diversity is that even if you are a scorned "conservative" you can still be tolerated on their pages but ONLY if you are resolutely anti-Trump. A supposed conservative was recently hired by the Times but read this description about him in the very first sentence of this April 12 Politico story:

Sportswriter: Liberal Dominance of His Field ‘Suits Me Just Fine’

February 18th, 2017 4:03 PM
Lateral movement in one direction or the other routinely comes into play in sports. That’s not the case in sports media, which almost always go to the left. “Today, sportswriting is basically a liberal profession,” declared Bryan Curtis in a Thursday piece for The Ringer. Curtis noted that “Donald Trump’s election was merely an accelerant for a change that was…

NYT's Ross Douthat Has Hilariously Horrible History of Bad Predictions

February 17th, 2017 10:56 PM
The New York Times and the Washington Post are chock full of "conservative" columnists who reflect the lack of political diversity in their newsrooms by being united in their opposition to Donald Trump. However, of all these "conservatives," there is one with the saving grace of at least being comically entertaining in that he consistently provides hilariously wrong…

NYT Columnist Warns Media Against 'Hysterical' Opposition to Trump

January 24th, 2017 2:08 PM
New York Times right-of-center columnist Ross Douthat diplomatically but thoroughly documented the liberal bias and anti-Trump animus in the mainstream press. Of necessity, he avoided criticizing his own paper, but some of the shrewd points he made in “The Tempting of the Media” on Sunday certainly apply to journalists at his own paper. Douthat summarized “two common views among…

NY Times Reporters Compare Trump Interview Mood to 'An Unhappy Kid'

November 23rd, 2016 5:04 PM
The New York Times not only interviewed Donald Trump on Tuesday, they came out of the interview and made a 45-minute podcast about it. In that, reporters Maggie Haberman and Michael Barbaro demonstrated their liberal distance from the president-elect, comparing his demeanor at the start of the interview to an "unhappy kid." Haberman also suggested he seemed like a child in dismissing…

Lib Professors Target Conservative NYT Writer Over Catholic Column

October 30th, 2015 5:42 PM
A group of purported Catholic professors wrote an open letter on October 26, 2015 to "the editor of the New York Times" decrying a October 18 op-ed item about the Catholic Church by a conservative writer Ross Douthat. The letter, which was initially signed by 25 academics from Georgetown University, Villanova University, and other schools (the list has grown in subsequent days), claimed…

Lefty Pundits Blast ‘Feeble,’ ‘Fringe’ Objections to Same-Sex Marriage

July 1st, 2015 11:19 AM
Though both Jonathan Chait and Amanda Marcotte approve of same-sex marriage, they differed on Monday in their assessment of the case against it. Chait, of New York magazine, claimed that anti-gay-marriage arguments have been pitiful and consequently were doomed from the get-go. He declared that “preventing gay people from marrying each other serves no coherent purpose. Allowing them to…