Shorter NY Times: America, Your 'Individualism' Is to Blame for Corona

August 8th, 2020 3:15 PM

Are American freedom and individualism to blame for the failure to contain the coronavirus? That was one premise of the lead story in Friday’s New York Times by David Leonhardt: “U.S. Is Alone Among Peers In Failing to Contain Virus – 2 Major Causes: Individualist Tradition and Trump Administration Missteps.” The paper also panicked over a big biker rally in South Dakota, after not…

Unmasking Mask Hypocrisy at the New York Times and Time Magazine

May 23rd, 2020 1:50 PM
New York Times reporter Annie Karni followed President Trump on a tour of a Ford plant in Michigan and adopted a judgmental tone in her Friday story when Trump refused to wear a protective face mask in front of reporters. The paper also went after Mike Pence for his mask faux pas at the Mayo Clinic. But just how consistent has the New York Times and other print outlets been in moralizing over the…

NY Times Editor Finds Media's Problem: ‘What About Centrist Bias?’

December 25th, 2019 9:01 PM
New York Times’ former Washington bureau chief-turned-columnist David Leonhardt has found the problem with the press -- they’re just too middle of the road: “What About Centrist Bias?” The subject line to Monday’s e-mail newsletter questioned the existence of “Liberal bias?” The online headline made it clearer: “How ‘Centrist Bias’ Hurts…

NY Times: ‘Conservatism Has a Violence Problem,’ Same Goal as Killers

August 5th, 2019 5:27 PM
Two New York Times writers tried to use the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton to condemn not just Donald Trump and his rhetoric, but the policies of the Republican Party in general. The online headline deck to Charles Blow’s Monday column said it all: “Terror and Policy: 2 Sides of White Nationalism: The white supremacist terrorists and the white supremacist policymakers share the…

NY Times Jerk Doubts Franken & Biden Accusers, But Kavanaugh's Guilty!

July 27th, 2019 10:40 AM
Liberal journalist fervor for the #MeToo movement comes packed with caveats and reservations when the target is Democratic politicians -- but it’s open season on conservative figures. Case in point: Former Washington bureau chief David Leonhardt’s Friday newsletter, which dealt with a New Yorker report by liberal journalist Jane Mayer -- a hypocritical defense of Al Franken, the…

NY Times Not Enjoying Mueller Time: ‘Pouncing’ GOP, Blaming Barr

March 26th, 2019 11:21 AM
With the Mueller report out and the top-line conclusions (no “collusion,” no obstruction of justice) thoroughly chewed over, the New York Times is clearly disappointed. A “live update” featured these petulant subheads, blaming the Republicans for taking political advantage of Trump’s vindication: “Trump immediately attacks ‘the other side.’ "…

NY Times Reporter-Turned-Columnist: 'Trump Encourages Violence'

March 18th, 2019 3:59 PM
New York Times David Leonhardt’s Monday column came right out and said it: “Trump Encourages Violence.” The Times is  trying to find a rise of hate crimes that it can blame on the president. Trump made some rhetorical flourishes in an interview with the right-wing news site Breitbart, which nonetheless didn’t rise to the level of a “threat,” and certainly…

Surprise! NYT Finds Bias. But It’s the ‘Hard Right Propaganda’ Variety

February 4th, 2019 10:27 AM
The headline looked promising: “The Six Forms of Media Bias” from the weekday newsletter of New York Times writer David Leonhardt. Would a confession of liberal media bias follow? Not really: "Conservative bias. It’s real, too. Fox News and talk radio are huge, influential parts of the media. They skew hard right, and they often present their readers with misleading or…
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Camerota Lobs Softballs at NYT Columnist After His BONKERS Post

January 7th, 2019 4:16 PM
My colleague Clay Waters wrote Monday morning about a crazy column in Sunday’s New York Times by David Leonhardt that demanded the removal of President Trump due to his supposed violations of the emoluments clause and Russian collusion. But when you’re a liberal and offer wacky proposals (see Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her tax rate proposal), the liberal media will treat you…

NYT Former Washington Bureau Chief Screams: Impeach Trump Now!

January 7th, 2019 11:25 AM
David Leonhardt made the front of the New York Times Sunday Review wanting Congress to hurry up with the vital task of impeaching President Trump in “The People vs. Donald J. Trump.” The subhead: “He is demonstrably unfit for office. What are we waiting for?” Leonhardt, who was the paper's Washington bureau chief from 2011-2013, garnered front-page, over-the-fold…

NYT Columnists Scared, Angry Over Kavanaugh (And You Better Be Too)

October 9th, 2018 2:08 PM
It’s evidently going to take some time for the post-Kavanaugh confirmation healing to begin at the New York Times. With near unanimity the paper’s columnists, some of them former reporters, are reacting with anger and contempt over Trump’s victory against the Democrat’s Supreme Court smear campaign. Columnist Paul Krugman  rehashed his tired old line about “The…

New York Times on Roaring Trump Economy: Change How It Is Measured

September 15th, 2018 1:35 PM
Perhaps some of you might remember a familiar scene while playing poker during your teen years. Very frequently someone who was upset at how the game was doing would yell out "DEUCES WILD!" to change the rules. It was especially suspicious if the person had just been dealt a new hand before yelling out that rule change. Well, New York Times op-ed columnist David Leonhardt is…

At NY Times, Leonhardt Stretches IG's Conclusions to Breaking Point

June 15th, 2018 7:49 PM
David Leonhardt's Friday New York Times column about President Donald Trump's reactions to the Inspector General's report on the FBI's and Department of Justice's pre-2016 general election actions is treating it as a blanket exoneration. Therefore, everything Presidential Donald Trump has said about it is a lie.

NY Times Mounts Sexist Attacks on Susan Collins Over Tax Bill Support

December 22nd, 2017 8:58 PM
On Tuesday, Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins bitterly attacked the press's coverage of her decision to vote for the GOP's tax bill. Though Collins didn't name a media outlet in her criticism, the New York Times has been the primary purveyor of now-popular leftist memes, which Collins characterized as "unbelievably sexist," that she was "duped" by party…