NYT Loves ‘Centrist’ Biden’s Unity, Using ‘Truth as a Guiding Light'

January 22nd, 2021 11:15 AM

The New York Times coverage of President Biden’s Inauguration Day appeared under a banner headline in Thursday’s edition: “‘Democracy Has Prevailed’: Biden Vows to Mend Nation.” Lisa Lerer’s long front-page profile of Biden, “A President Forged by Setbacks as Much as by His Success,” turned his negatives into positives. David Sanger’s “news analysis” headline gushed: “A…


CNN's Crazed Brinkley Claims Trump Will Form a 'Shadow Government'

November 23rd, 2020 10:22 PM

On Saturday morning’s CNN Newsroom, co-host Victor Blackwell and guest host Amara Walker collaborated with presidential historian Douglas Brinkley and political and David Sanger of the New York Times to push insane conspiracy theories about President Trump. Walker suggested that Trump is committing “sedition” and Brinkley crazily declared that Trump will “create a…

Sad NY Times: GOP Can’t Question Election Results, That’s Our Job!

November 12th, 2020 10:12 AM

New York Times tech reporter Kevin Roose did not appreciate conservatives questioning Joe Biden’s apparent victory in the presidential election (even though nothing is official yet). All over the Times, questioning the preliminary election results was seen as dangerous “disinformation.” Wednesday’s sole editorial was headlined, “The G.O.P Is Attacking Democracy."…

Paranoid NY Times Plays Shrink on Trump’s Erratic 'Hypomania' on Drugs

October 14th, 2020 8:45 PM

A half-century after Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater was slimed by psychiatrists as dangerous and unstable, now national security reporters for the New York Times are pitching in. It’s once again acceptable to “worry” that Republican presidential candidates loopy on drugs may have dangerous access to nuclear authority. Reporters David Sanger and William Broad stirred…

NYT's Sanger: Trump’s Declassifications Make Him... An Authoritarian

October 11th, 2020 6:32 PM

New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger didn’t mince words in Sunday’s “news analysis”: “Trump Turns Power of State Against Foes, Like an Authoritarian.” (But evidently not “authoritarian” enough to censor Sanger’s crazed criticism?): "President Trump’s order to his secretary of state to declassify thousands of Hillary Clinton’s emails, along with his insistence…

NYT's Partisan Virus: Trump Too Harsh Days Ago, Not Harsh Enough Now

March 17th, 2020 5:25 PM
The New York Times will fault President Trump on the coronavirus no matter what he does or does not do, as starkly evident in Tuesday’s lead story by Katie Rogers and Emily Cochrane criticizing him for taking insufficient measures: “Short of Mandate for Limits That Other Nations Enacted.” Yet days earlier, the Times faulted Trump for excessive, unilateral measures to mitigate…

NY Times Angry at Trump’s ‘America First’ Response to Virus

March 13th, 2020 3:00 PM
New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger fulminated against President Trump’s 30-day suspension of entry into the United States for Europeans: “It’s China’s Fault, Trump Says. And Also Europe’s.” As if it’s a crazy idea that China, which squelched initial news about the virus, could possibly be blamed for its spread. Again, the paper is…

NYTimes Grumbles Over ISIS Leader’s Death: ‘Largely in Spite of' Trump

October 29th, 2019 8:18 PM
The New York Times petulantly refused to grant President Trump any credit for the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, who died in a U.S. raid in Northwest Syria. David Sanger’s Monday “news analysis,” “Strategies Spurned by Trump Led to Triumph in Operation.” The online subhead read: “The president cast the death of the ISIS leader as validation…

NY Times Hails Bush-Hating ‘American Hero’ Joseph Wilson in Obituary

September 29th, 2019 7:25 PM
New York Times reporters David Sanger and Neil Genzlinger marked the passing of Joseph Wilson, who became a media hero in 2003, when he published an op-ed in the New York Times challenging the Bush administration’s case for war in Iraq. He became a fierce anti-war activist against President Bush and the case for war against Saddam Hussein. The Times used Wilson’s death as a chance to…

NY Times Front-Page Story on Trump: 'Can His Word on Iran Be Trusted?'

September 19th, 2019 1:00 PM
New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger’s “news analysis” on the font page basically took Iran’s side in the fraught geopolitical confrontation over the recent attacks on oil fields in Saudi Arabia, against U.S. President Trump and his “tirades and untruths.” The online headline suggested Trump could be lying about the Iranian threat:…

NYT Beans John Bolton With Obsessive 'Hard-Liner' and 'Hawkish' Tags

March 23rd, 2018 11:26 AM
The sudden, if not unexpected, appointment of John Bolton as President Trump’s national security adviser led the New York Times on Friday and the paper packed a year’s worth of predictable “hard-line” and “hawkish” labels in one edition. (The Times has used “hard-line” to describe Soviet Communists and Iranians who support the continuing Islamic…

CNN vs. CNN: GA-06 Is 'Really Ruby Red Republican,' But Not Really

April 19th, 2017 11:49 PM

On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, viewers could see a contradictory message as CNN regulars repeatedly embellished the Sixth Congressional District of Georgia as being solidly Republican -- even though there were also a few times when CNN regulars conceded that Donald Trump only beat Hillary Clinton by about a point in the district. But the CNN regulars still kept going back to painting the…

NYT Shudders at Trump's 'Dark...Angry Jeremiad' Inaugural Address

January 21st, 2017 2:36 PM
"Dark” was the New York Times’ theme for Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address, even in the banner headline that began the paper’s coverage of the 45th President. It also happened to be liberal Democrats' favorite criticism of the speech. Mark Landler wondered: "The question left hanging after this angry jeremiad: How will the new commander in chief be able to…

Backfire: NYT’s Hit on Rick Perry's Energy Dept. Ignorance Sputters

January 19th, 2017 3:00 PM
The New York Times went to enormous (and utterly unsubstantiated) lengths to portray former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as a oil-man rube over his head as the potential Energy Secretary, in “Perry Seeks Cabinet Job He Initially Misconstrued.”