NYT Gets Kick Out of Creaming of 'Hard-Right' Kansas Conservatives

August 4th, 2016 4:14 PM
Thursday’s New York Times got a kick out of conservative defeats in Kansas at the local and national level, when it wasn’t from relishing Donald Trump controversies and prematurely crowning Hillary Clinton the winner of the election. Reporter Carl Hulse, always on the look-out for signs of conservative weakness, found a pattern in a defeat of “hard-right” Kansas…

NYT Hails 'Our National Poet' Obama's 'Stirring Valedictory Address'

July 28th, 2016 2:38 PM
New York Times coverage of Night 3 of the Democratic National Convention could be characterized by an hour-long swoon over Barack Obama’s speech -- pardon, his “stirring valedictory address." Also, Democrats were (again!) finding their voice on gun control, Bill celebrated Hillary, TMI-style, and Frank Bruni celebrated the president as "our national poet."

Gov. Pence Still Pounded With 'Cranky,' ‘Extreme’ Labels in NY Times

July 17th, 2016 5:14 PM
The New York Times' pulverizing of Trump’s vice-presidential choice, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, continued on Sunday. A front-page story by Monica Davey and Michael Barbaro painted Pence as a conservative extremist forcing an unconstitutional abortion regime onto the women of his state in “Abortion Wars Brought Pence Praise of Right." Another piece used the terms "loony…

NYT's Hulse Cheers on Democrats' Infantile SCOTUS Fight Against GOP

March 15th, 2016 9:30 PM
New York Times congressional reporter Carl Hulse spread more publicity in support of classless Democratic pressure tactics on  Senate Judiciary Committee. Using idisruptive, chanting college students borrowed from liberal activist groups, Democrats are trying to force a vote on a still-hypothetical Obama Supreme Court nomination to fill the seat of the late Antonin Scalia. Hulse's column…

NYT's Hulse Again Sees GOP Doom, This Time for SCOTUS Stance

March 8th, 2016 1:56 PM
New York Times congressional reporter Carl Hulse damned with faint praise Republican majority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell in “McConnell Bets That Impasse on Court Now Helps G.O.P. Later.” Hulse characterized McConnell as “so crafty” while loosely wondering “what’s in his head?” as “far right politicians” praise McConnell for his stance on…

NYT Pities Dems: GOP Won't 'Even Shake Hands' With Obama's SC Nominee

February 26th, 2016 9:31 PM
The New York Times online headline captured the pro-Democrat, anti-GOP tone of the report from David Herszenhorn and Carl Hulse, “Supreme Court Fight Won’t Die, No Matter How Hard Republicans Try.” Another Hulse article described the Democrats' dilemma in pitiable terms: "They were absolutely astonished when Senate Republicans took the power struggle to an entirely new…

NYT Shows Obama Fretting Over Political Divide, Ignores Democrat Guilt

January 15th, 2016 3:21 PM
New York Times congressional reporter Carl Hulse and White House scribe Julie Hirschfeld Davis teamed up to paint the president as wringing his hands over the current divided state of U.S. politics. One potential culprit almost wholly exonerated? The president himself. Thursday’s report, “Obama’s Plea to ‘Fix Our Politics’ Has Both Sides Looking Inward,”…

Carl 'Hard-Right' Hulse Mars NYT With Snide Tone Toward Tea Party

November 3rd, 2015 1:19 PM
New York Times congressional reporter Carl Hulse delivered a balanced column Tuesday recounting why reformist, Tea Party-minded conservatives have aligned against more traditional Chamber of Commerce Republicans. But it was marred by Hulse's contemptuous tone ("the anti-chamber crowd") and labeling habits, with Hulse making not one, not two, but six references to "hard-right…

NYT Throws 'Far-Right...Hard-Right...Hard-Line' Labels at GOP

October 31st, 2015 10:21 PM
The election of a new Speaker of the House had the New York Times firing up its reliably crooked labeling machine. On Thursday, reporter and repeat offender David Herszenhorn lamented that "Many Republicans, including members of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus who had hounded Mr. Boehner from the speakership, accused him and other party leaders of betraying them with a late-hour deal…

NYT's Hulse Snidely 'Translates' Doc from 'Hard-Right' Freedom Caucus

October 25th, 2015 9:28 PM
The New York Times' continuing hostility toward the GOP's conservative Freedom Caucus got snide in Sunday's news pages. "The Fights That Ryan Will Face as Speaker, In Plain English" was co-written by veteran congressional reporter Carl Hulse, who never hides his Democratic sympathies, certianly not in this snide, cynical "translation" of a Freedom Caucus-issued…

NYT: White, Rural, 'Unyielding Hard-Line' GOP Congress Can't Govern

October 10th, 2015 10:55 PM
The surprise withdrawal of Rep. Kevin McCarthy from the race for Speaker gave the New York Times an excuse to issue a series of front-page stories larded up with hostile "hard-line" and "hard-right" labels mocking the apparent chaos surrounding congressional Republicans, being held "hostage" by the party's conservative wing.

NYT's Fave Topic: How GOP Congress Is Wrecking Party Hopes for 2016

February 25th, 2015 10:19 AM
Tuesday's New York Times featured a front-page "congressional memo" by Carl Hulse and Ashley Parker devoted to the paper's new favorite topic: How the GOP-led Congress is staining the party's reputation for 2016: "Funding Fight Poses Dangers For the G.O.P. -- Battle on Immigration Puts Security at Issue."

NY Times's Correction on Vaccines Fixes Misattribution of Walker Quote

February 4th, 2015 11:45 PM
Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh believes that because the center-right media and blogosphere pushed back against the vaccine vendetta campaign against Republicans and conservatives, the establishment press is sharply backing away from trying to capitalize on it, especially because both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been shown to have played to the anti-vaxxer crowd during the…

NY Times Correction Undercuts Premise of Item on U.S.-Netanyahu Spat

January 31st, 2015 9:23 PM
Over at American Thinker, Thomas Lifson caught a damning admission the New York Times made in a correction to a Thursday piece by Carl Hulse and Jeremy W. Peters. The correction blew apart their write-up's entire premise, namely that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was trying to make amends with congressional Democrats and having to explain why "the White House had…