Year-End Awards: The Dopiest News Media Quotes of 2014

December 29th, 2014 10:16 AM
Today’s installment of the Media Research Center’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2014,” as selected by our 40 expert judges, the “The Audacity of Dopes Award for the Wackiest Analysis of the Year.”

WaPo Policy Editor Fact-Checks SNL's 'Executive Action' Comedy Skit

November 24th, 2014 12:10 PM
Demonstrating that serving as the Palace Guard for Dear Leader is a 24-7-365 enterprise, Zachary A. Goldfarb, policy editor at The Washington Post, somehow felt the need on Sunday morning to critique the Saturday Night Live opening skit which appeared the previous evening. Twelve hours after the skit was first broadcast, Goldfarb, whose whose full archive going back to August indicates that he…

Spit Take! WashPost Reports Obama to Call for 'End to the Era of Auste

February 21st, 2014 9:03 AM
Washington Post reporter Zachary Goldfarb caused spit takes in Washington on Friday morning. At the top left of the paper, the headline is "Obama budget to rebuff austerity." Or, as Goldfarb described the new White House budget document, "Obama will call for an an end to the era of austerity that has dogged his presidency..." Is there nobody at the Post who can properly understand that the…

WashPost Lovingly Paints Obama Sharing His Phony Memoir as a 'Ring of

February 10th, 2014 10:11 PM
How deep in the tank for Obama is The Washington Post? On the front of Monday’s Style section was article headlined “The ring of truth: Aiming to inspire, Obama candidly share his story with at-risk young men from inner-city Chicago. Can he make a difference?” Bizarrely, the Post put “The ring of truth” over an article where Obama relates to students by referring to his memoir “Dreams From…

WashPost: Democrats Never Careen to the 'Far Left,' They Can Only Beco

December 2nd, 2013 9:04 AM
On Sunday, The Washington Post reported on its front page “Democratic Party feeling heat from a revived left.” They rarely acknowledge the Democrats have an ideological base, and almost never use the word “liberal” to describe it. Reporter Zachary Goldfarb did use the word “liberal” routinely, but when you want to push something really leftist, you aren’t getting extreme, you are growing…

WashPost Gets It Wrong: Slams Pope Benedict as 'Far Less Accessible' t

November 27th, 2013 7:52 AM
The Washington Post offered a balance of experts in their story on the new apostolic exhortation published by Pope Francis -- including Ed Morrissey of Hot Air -- even as they were impressed at how Francis used “trickle-down” like a liberal Democrat. The “direct reference to 'trickle-down' economics in the English translation of his statement is striking,” confessed reporters Zachary Goldfarb…

WashPost's Goldfarb Cheers Obama Plan to Hike Cell Phone 'Fees' for 'C

August 15th, 2013 8:45 AM
Thanks to some clever thinking from his staff, President Obama has an "ambitious plan to expand high-speed Internet access in schools that would allow students to use digital notebooks and teachers to customize lessons as never before," the Washington Post's Zachary Goldfarb giddily gushed in the lead paragraph of his August 14 front page article "Obama pushes Internet proposal."  "Better yet…

WaPo Catches Obama Recycling Policies That Sunk Housing Market

April 3rd, 2013 2:25 PM
To his credit, the Washington Post's Zachary A. Goldfarb reported yesterday that the Obama administration is possibly repeating the same policy mistakes that sank the housing market.   To get to the heart of the matter, our national housing bubble quickly inflated as a result of too many people with poor credit buying homes that they couldn’t afford.  As that number multiplied, banks created…

WashPost Paints Little Sequester as Big Loss For Obama's 'Second-Term

March 25th, 2013 8:39 AM
In what looks like a commentary on the front page, Washington Post reporter Zachary Goldfarb's story was a liberal lament: "Signing cuts, Obama lets priorities slip." The little sequester is somehow a major failure for Obama's liberal vision. "With his signature this week, President Obama will lock into place deep spending cuts that threaten to undermine his second-term economic vision just…

Minnesota Laugh Lines: Voter Tells WaPo Obama 'Inherited a Very Big De

August 16th, 2011 8:26 AM
The Congressional Budget Office recently reported "The federal budget deficit was about $1.1 trillion in the first 10 months of fiscal year 2011...66 billion less than the roughly $1.2 trillion deficit incurred through July 2010." President Obama has tripled the size of President Bush's largest deficits. But for Tuesday's paper, The Washington Post and reporter Zachary Goldfarb plucked out this…

WaPo's Obama Presser Adjectives: 'Tougher,' 'Combative,' 'Commanding

June 30th, 2011 8:46 AM
The Washington Post's adjectives in Thursday's coverage of the Obama press conference signaled their approval. "Obama takes tougher tone on economy, foreign policy" was the headline at the top of Page One. Post reporters Peter Wallsten and Zachary Goldfarb led off with how Obama "belittled" congressional Republicans for taking vacations during debt-limit talks and contrasted their work effort…

House Investigating Obama Treasury Dept. Trying to Influence S&P Outlo

April 28th, 2011 5:03 PM
Last week I noted how the Washington Post published on page A5 a story about how Obama Treasury officials tried but failed to influence Standard & Poor's credit analysts from downgrading the U.S. government's credit outlook from "stable" to "negative." Today the Post buried on page A14 a story by staffer Zachary Goldfarb about a House of Representatives investigation into the matter: