NYT: Report 'Debunks' Right-Wing Conspiracists; Dossier Finally Dumped

December 10th, 2019 7:57 PM
Move along, nothing to see here but right-wing conspiracy-mongering. That was the New York Times’ message covering the Inspector General report on how the F.B.I. came to investigate ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. Though the report was highly critical of the F.B.I., reporter Mark Mazzetti’s lead “news analysis” on Tuesday appeared under the banner headline “Report Debunks Anti-Trump…

NYT Turns on Assange: From 'Gift of Information' to 'Dubious Judgment'

April 12th, 2019 8:04 PM
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested, and the front page of Friday’s New York Times featured Scott Shane and Steven Erlanger’s recap of Assange and the effect of his leaking of classified national security information (and Democratic Party secrets) in “A Divisive Prophet of the Public’s Right to Know.” The paper noticed that the tide of sophisticated opinion, once favorable to the…

NY Times Reporter Spoke at Liberal Event of Alabama 'Dirty Tricksters'

December 30th, 2018 10:49 PM
BuzzFeed News was tattling on some shady business by The New York Times in a story headlined "A NY Times Reporter Spoke At An Event Organized By Alabama Dirty Tricksters."

NY Times Cuts Kavanaugh: 'Son of Privilege,' Father a 'Swamp Creature'

July 15th, 2018 4:27 PM
The front page of Sunday’s New York Times brought the expected comprehensive dissection of President Trump’s second Supreme Court justice nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, in 4,500 words: “Trump’s Choice: Beltway Insider Born And Bred – Father Was A Lobbyist – Supreme Court Nominee Is Being Promoted as Business Friendly.” A photo caption online made the ideological toneclear: “The Supreme Court…

NYT Again Tries, Fails to Discredit Nunes' Oversight of Russia Probe

May 13th, 2018 4:03 PM
The New York Times’ attacks on the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, continued in Sunday’s news section: “Wielding Threats, Nunes Attacks Justice Dept.” The text box featured typical liberal media weasel wording: “Some see an effort to weaponize documents and undermine the Russia inquiry.” When the Times claims “some see,” one can safely substitute the phrase “…

NYT Front Cries ‘Criminal Investigation’ of Trump; Inside Story Rebuts

March 21st, 2017 6:37 PM
The New York Times two-column lead story Tuesday was predictable: FBI director James Comey’s testimony in front of the House Intelligence Committee, where he announced that the FBI is in fact “investigating whether members of President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.” (The Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch were relegated to…

NYT Says Terror Covered Fairly, But Own Coverage Is Dismissive

February 8th, 2017 12:25 PM
New York Times Scott Shane pushed back against Donald Trump’s claim that the media was not adequately covering Islamic terrorism on Wednesday’s front page: “Terror News Underplayed? Many Say No.” But Shane, the paper’s intelligence report, does not have much credibility on that issue given that his reporting has taken great pains to downplay the terror threat from radical Islam. Less than two…

NYT Suggests Trump ‘Avoided Muslim Countries’ Where He Does Business

January 29th, 2017 8:16 PM
Some serious bias by omission about President Trump’s executive order Friday on immigration, especially in the New York Times, none of whose reporters appeared to have actually read it. Trump’s executive order has its roots in previous legislation, The Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act signed into law by...President Obama in 2015. But that was ignored by…

NYT Wakes Up to Russia Threat With 8,000-Word 'Hacking the Democrats'

December 14th, 2016 2:19 PM
After its favored candidate lost the presidential election in shocking fashion, the New York Times is suddenly wide awake to the threat posed by Russia. It devoted 8,000 words and Wednesday’s front page to “Hacking The Democrats – How Russia Honed its Cyberpower and Trained It on an American Election.” The accompanying photo of the filing cabinet broken into during Watergate made it clear the…

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 Big Mistake.”

NYT Faults Hillary for Libya 'Rush' to War -- A War It Pushed Hard For

March 1st, 2016 10:01 AM

The failures of liberal internationalism meets the New York Times’ liberal hypocrisy on interventionism, in an enormous front-page Sunday story on Hillary Clinton’s decision to bomb Libya, and the catastrophic results:“The Libya Gamble,” by Jo Becker and Scott Shane. But left out of the thousands of words: How the New York Times itself aggressively pushed war in Libya hard on its news pages,…

NYT Double Standard on Terrorist Blame: Muslims Innocent, GOP Guilty

June 17th, 2015 10:56 AM
Scott Shane's front-page New York Times Tuesday on a liberal mosque in Boston, a city that's hosted a growing number of Islamic terrorists and extremists, focused on a liberal mosque that promotes tolerance: "Muslims Work To Shed Stigma Tied to Terror – in Boston, a Tolerant Vision of Islam." But Shane's feverish defense of peaceful American Muslims calls up questions of his own previous story,…

WashPost Media Critic Honors MSNBC's Rachel Maddow As 'Clear Winner of

November 10th, 2013 8:27 AM
Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple read through a stack of books by cable-news hosts for a Sunday Outlook piece, and declared “MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is the clear winner of the cable-news-host literary prize” for her book “Drift.” On Sunday’s front page, The Post called it a “blab lit review” and called it “A survey of the many cable big mouths who have stuffed it between hard covers…

NYT Page One Story on 'Jihadists Push New Tactics' Includes Picture of

May 6th, 2013 11:07 PM
A New York Times story posted online Sunday evening and appearing at Column 1 on Page 1 in today's print edition included a picture of 1995 Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh -- hardly a jihadist, at least not directly -- alongside that of three real jihadists: alleged Ft. Hood mass murderer Nidal Hasan, foiled Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, and accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar…