New York Times Slams NRA as 'Grand Master' of Fear

October 30th, 2014 7:31 PM
With less than a week to go before the midterm elections arrive, David Firestone -- a member of the New York Times Editorial Board -- vented his anger in an attempt to diminish the influence the National Rifle Association has on the political process. In an article entitled “The NRA's Instant Classic Attack Ads,” Firestone accused the national organization of producing false advertisements as…

Former NYT Reporter on GOP Donor Meeting: 'It’s Hard to Imagine a Po

March 31st, 2014 6:18 PM
New York Times political correspondent turned left-wing editorial writer David Firestone unleashed a fiery attack on a GOP donor in an inflammatory post Monday afternoon: "The Line to Kiss Sheldon Adelson's Boots." The very thought of Republican politicians speaking at a Las Vegas meeting of an Adelson-backed lobbying group made Firestone want to retch:

Oversensitive NYTimes Editor Laments Success of GOP 'Deceit and Ridicu

September 21st, 2012 12:41 PM
New York Times reporter turned editorial writer David Firestone showed extreme sensitivity to the tender feelings of Democrats in his Wednesday afternoon post, "The ‘Redistribution’ of Wealth." In an editorial Sunday he dubiously claimed "Don't Tell Anyone, But the Stimulus Worked." Guided by pollsters like Frank Luntz, the Republican party upgraded all rich people into “job creators,” and…

Reporter Turned NYT Editor Firestone Rips Ryan: 'Intellectual Dishones

August 30th, 2012 3:42 PM
Running scared? New York Times editorial board member and former Times reporter David Firestone, who has never hidden his liberalism in either position, accused vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan of "dishonesty" and "cowardice" on the Opinion Editor's blog early Thursday afternoon, "Beyond Factual Dishonesty."

NYT Laugh-Line Headline of the Day: 'Barney Frank, Moderate

November 29th, 2011 10:56 AM
New York Times editorial board member, and former Times reporter, David Firestone is filling in for Andrew Rosenthal this week at the paper’s opinion blog The Loyal Opposition. He has apparently been tasked to make Rosenthal seem balanced by comparison, judging by his Monday posting with the laugh-line headline “Barney Frank, Moderate.” Firestone was paying tribute to liberal Democrat Rep.…

Former NYTimes Reporter: GOP Peddling 'Easy Fairy Tales;' Stimulus 'Sa

November 10th, 2011 5:07 PM
David Firestone, a former national and Washington correspondent for the New York Times who is now on the paper’s editorial board, was featured on Editorial Page Editor Andrew Rosenthal’s blog Thursday, commenting on the GOP debate in Michigan Wednesday night, specifically Rick Perry’s flub when he was unable to name the three federal agencies he wanted to eliminate. However, Firestone informed…