NY Times Bemoans Right to Self-Defense Prevailed in Rittenhouse Trial

November 21st, 2021 9:25 AM

The headline alongside Saturday’s front-page New York Times “news analysis,” “How the Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse Shows the Burden for the Prosecution in Self-Defense Cases,”  demonstrated the Times joining the rest of the press in lamenting the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse of homicide charges during anti-police riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August 2020. The analysis…

After Murders, NYTimes Cries White Racism Against Asians, Blames Trump

March 19th, 2021 8:42 PM

The murder of eight people at three Atlanta-area massage parlors led the news. Six of the victims were Asian and the killer is white, a fact that sparked liberal shouts of “hate crime” from the media, including the New York Times. Taking it further, the Times even blamed year-old Trump statements accurately pointing out the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

End of a Sorry Student Testing Saga for the New York Times and Beverly

April 1st, 2013 4:01 PM
Saturday's front-page New York Times story by education writer Michael Winerip on a school testing scandal involving Beverly Hall, former superintendent of Atlanta public schools: "35 Indicted in Test Scandal at Atlanta Schools." Hall is "charged with racketeering, theft, influencing witnesses, conspiracy and making false statements. Prosecutors recommended a $7.5 million…

New York Times, Friend of the (Government) Worker

June 20th, 2012 1:02 PM
The New York Times proved itself friend of the worker – the government worker, anyway – in Wednesday's front-page story by Shaila Dewan and Motoko Rich, "Layoffs Hitting Public Workers; Recovery Is Hurt – Tight Rein On Spending – Government Jobs Down by 657,000 Since '09 as Aid Is Cut." Companies have been slowly adding workers for more than two years…

NYT's Peters Notes Gov. Nikki Haley Once Hit With 'Unfounded Blog Repo

April 11th, 2012 2:10 PM
New York Times media reporter Jeremy Peters on Tuesday defended Republican Gov Nikki Haley of South Carolina from a phony scandal story that made the rounds of the media via Twitter last week, in "A Lie Races On Twitter Before Truth Can Boot Up." Peters reminded readers that Haley had previously been hit with an "unfounded blog report of marital infidelity." So why did the…

Why Yesterday's Jobs Numbers Don't Signify 'Gaining Steam' or a 'Surge

January 7th, 2012 10:43 AM
The headline New York Times (HT Clay Waters at NewsBusters) after yesterday's job report was: "U.S. Economy Gains Steam as 200,000 Jobs Are Added." At the Associated Press: "Nation adds 200,000 jobs in December hiring surge." Telling millions of news consumers that it's so doesn't make it so.

Job Figures Give Obama 'Head of Steam,' Says NYT Reporter Who Once Saw

January 6th, 2012 4:25 PM
Reporter Shaila Dewan saw a “head of steam,” enough “to cheer President Obama as he enters an election year,” in Labor Department figures released Friday morning showing the U.S. unemployment rate fell from 8.7% to 8.5%: “Economy Gains Steam as 200,000 New Jobs Added.” Does this mean Dewan will no longer ask, as she did in a 2009 story, "Weren't we…

Year Before Truth Emerged, NY Times Reporter Vindicated Atlanta School

July 19th, 2011 11:18 AM
New York Times education columnist Michael Winerip filed a fact-filled column Monday on the dramatic unraveling of an unprecedented cheating conspiracy that pushed test scores up in Atlanta public schools, “Cracking a System In Which Test Scores Were for Changing.” Yet in August 2010, the Times was puzzled as to why Atlanta school superintendent Beverly Hall, who is now under…

NY Times Celebrates 'Euphoric Moment' for Gay Marriage in New York Sta

June 21st, 2011 1:44 PM
When it comes to gay issues, the New York Times more and more plays to its urban liberal readership, often tossing away the concept of journalism completely in favor of issuing frothy anecdotes of personal encouragement, like Shaila Dewan’s unjournalistic celebration in Monday’s Metro section of the possible imminent legalization of gay marriage in New York State, “Awaiting a…

NYT Implies Fox to Blame for Sherrod, But White House Acted Before Sto

July 23rd, 2010 7:33 AM
The New York Times on Thursday picked through the sordid saga of Shirley Sherrod, fired from her post at the U.S. Department of Agriculture after a clip of a speech to a gathering of a rural chapter of the Georgia NAACP appeared to show her hostility toward a white farmer seeking assistance. A full version of the speech shows that was a set-up to Sherrod's tale of racial reconciliation, though…

N.Y. Times Published Unproven Adultery Claims of Nikki Haley -- After

May 30th, 2010 5:53 PM
Clay Waters of MRC's Times Watch project noticed this week that the The New York Times was just as guilty as The Washington Post of jumping on the unsubstantiated adultery charges against female GOP gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley in South Carolina: [Reporter Shaila] Dewan used the sex scandal of former South Carolina Republican Gov. Mark Sanford as an excuse to suggest, without substance…

N.Y. Times Puts Black 'Abortion Foes' and Their 'Conspiracy Theory' on

March 2nd, 2010 8:53 AM
Like ABC and CNN before them, the front page of Saturday’s New York Times brought a new visibility to the black pro-life movement. The headline was "To Court Blacks, Foes of Abortion Make Racial Case." The subtitles were "High Rates Are Cited: Message Ties Procedure to Slavery, Genocide and Lynchings."The story by reporter Shaila Dewan began by focusing on Georgia Right to…

NY Times Mocks SC Governor for 'Extreme' Frugality, Stimulus Rejection

April 6th, 2009 3:09 PM
Saturday's New York Times front-page story by Shaila Dewan from Columbia, S.C., was a hostile profile of the state's conservative Republican Gov. Mark Sanford, who has been unpopular on the Times news pages ever since he dared challenge Barack Obama's expensive spending ideas.Dewan mocked Sanford's "extreme" frugality (an odd thing to make fun of in these recessionary times) in "…