New York Times' Weber Hounds Republicans, Even in Obituary Section

August 19th, 2014 8:59 AM
An obituary by the New York Times' Bruce Weber for Vermont Sen. Jim Jeffords, a soft Republican who swung Senate control to the Democrats when he disavowed his party and went independent ("Jim Jeffords, Who Altered Power in Senate, Dies at 80") appeared in Tuesday's edition. The most ideological label Weber could find for Jeffords, who made headlines in 2001 when he defected…

WashPost's Hamburger: ALEC Conservative Group with Koch Money; Liberal

April 13th, 2012 11:32 AM
Using the Trayvon Martin tragedy as their hook, liberal lobby groups have set their sights on the conservative-leaning American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and its corporate donors, blaming the Sanford, Fla., shooting on the Sunshine State's Stand Your Ground law. ALEC supports conservative legislative efforts at the state level such as Stand Your Ground, as well as pro-business…

NY Times Obit Writer Sees Communist as 'Educator,' Conservative as 'Fa

March 25th, 2011 1:48 PM
Friday’s New York Times obituary by Bruce Weber of radical lawyer Leonard Weinglass, described in the Times headline as a “Courtroom Defender Of Radicals and Renegades,” glossed over the radicalism of Weinglass’s notorious clients. The text box gushed: “A man one colleague called ‘our era’s Clarence Darrow.’” Leonard I. Weinglass, perhaps…

Matthews Insults GOP Congresswoman as 'Replicant From Blade Runner

November 19th, 2009 6:31 PM
Chris Matthews, on Thursday's Hardball, took GOP Congresswoman Virginia Foxx to task for claiming that Republicans "passed civil rights bills in the sixties" as he accused her of having a bad memory, going as far as to compare her to one of the androids from the science fiction classic Blade Runner:Up next wait ‘til you hear the latest from Congresswoman, whoa! Wait ‘til you catch this…

Newsweek Buries 2008 with Obit Bias

December 22nd, 2008 5:09 PM
In its year-ending double issue Newsweek couldn't resist injecting liberal media bias into its mini obituaries entitled "Remember Them Well."Yet the newsmagazine seemed to forget, perhaps intentionally, the left-of-center politics of prominent liberals profiled while using terms like "far-right" to describe the politics of deceased conservatives such as Paul Weyrich. But wait…