Ignorant NYTimes Lead:‘Gun Sellers Stoke Fears to Boost Weapon Sales'

June 20th, 2022 9:38 AM

“Gun Sellers Stoke Fears to Boost Weapon Sales” is an alarmist 2,800-word investigation that led Sunday’s New York Times. It started with a little light mindreading about Kyle Rittenhouse. But the worst offense against fairness was the breathless portrayal of the fact gun companies commit marketing, like every other business sector: "Whatever the source of Americans’ sense of unease,…

Partisan New York Times: Trump’s Clemency ‘Spree’ vs Obama’s ‘Mercy’

February 19th, 2020 1:16 PM
The New York Times headline echoed its hostile lead story Wednesday: “Trump Exerts His Power With a Spree of Pardons – Critics Denounce Clemency for Blagojevich, Milken and Kerik as Undeserved” by Michael Shear and Maggie Haberman. Catch the echo of “crime spree” in the headline? "But the president’s announcements on Tuesday were mostly aimed at wiping clean the slates of rich, powerful and well-…

Ted Cruz Thumps New York Times Jerk for His 'Cynical' Twitter Attack

August 14th, 2017 11:28 AM
Everyone expected the liberal media to hound President Trump to denounce his "base" of white supremacists and neo-Nazis specifically after the vehicular homicide in Charlottesville on Saturday, and once other Republicans showed how it was done, the media pressure intensified. But it takes a special kind of liberal-media jerk to denounce the actual Republican Nazi-denouncers as just positioning…

NY Times Reporter Calls Out CNN's Biased Coverage of Georgia Race

June 21st, 2017 3:28 PM

In a rare display of media self-awareness, New York Times investigative reporter Eric Lipton called out CNN coverage of the nationally-covered special election in Georgia’s sixth congressional district. Criticizing their journalistic standards, Lipton tweeted a June 10 article from CNN citing a poll estimating a seven point lead for the Democratic candidate, Jon Ossoff, over his Republican…

NYT A1 All Negative on Inauguration: Trump ‘May Be in Violation'

January 20th, 2017 3:01 PM
As if trying to poison the Potomac water for the new president on his first day in office, the New York Times Inauguration Day off-lead story tried to wrong-foot Trump the moment he takes his hand off the Bible: “With an Oath, Complications In Hotel Lease – Ethical ‘Minefield’ for the President-Elect” by Eric Lipton and Susanne Craig. The jump-page headline, “At Trump Hotel in Washington,…

NYT Wakes Up to Russia Threat With 8,000-Word 'Hacking the Democrats'

December 14th, 2016 2:19 PM
After its favored candidate lost the presidential election in shocking fashion, the New York Times is suddenly wide awake to the threat posed by Russia. It devoted 8,000 words and Wednesday’s front page to “Hacking The Democrats – How Russia Honed its Cyberpower and Trained It on an American Election.” The accompanying photo of the filing cabinet broken into during Watergate made it clear the…

New York Times to New GOP Congress: Don't Cross Obama

January 14th, 2015 11:55 AM
The New York Times' message to the new Republican congress? Don't cross Obama. That was the gist of three political stories on Wednesday. Sheryl Gay Stolberg's profile of grizzled Senate veteran John McCain included this harsh attack: "...despite hints that he is trying to reinvent himself from cantankerous Obama critic to elder statesman, Mr. McCain still seems to be in clobber mode."

NYT Horrified by Conservative Group It Collaborated With to Expose Men

February 18th, 2013 4:12 PM
Eric Lipton made the front page of Sunday's New York Times with a strange sort of rebuttal to the paper's investigation into influence-peddling scandals (among other things) surrounding Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, "Inquiry on Menendez’s Influence Was Powered by Partisan Players." While reluctantly admitting the seriousness of the charges involving Menendez's relationship with Florida…

NYT's Lipton Teed Up, Hit Out of Park by Powerline over Cooked AFP-Koc

March 1st, 2011 3:19 PM
The Left has been making quite a bit of conspiratorial hay over the following paragraph Eric Lipton wrote at the New York Times on February 21 ("Billionaire Brothers’ Money Plays Role in Wisconsin Dispute") about the alleged degree of involvement Koch family members have allegedly had in the Wisconsin public-sector union showdown: Even before the new governor was sworn in last month,…

Another Fact Ignored in NYT Boehner Hit Piece: Pelosi Gets Far More Lo

September 13th, 2010 2:03 PM
"Mr. Boehner's ties to lobbyists seem especially deep," New York Times reporter Eric Lipton wrote of the House Republican Leader yesterday. Well, they're not, and therein lies the problem: Lipton apparently premised his article not on facts and data, but on what he thought seemed reasonable.Had Lipton stooped to investigate some of the serious claims he was making, he might have discovered that…

Obama Press Secretary Gibbs Uses Twitter to Push NYT Hit Piece About B

September 12th, 2010 11:31 AM
The midterm election campaign is now in full swing, and with Democrats looking at historic losses in Congress, the folks at the New York Times did their job by publishing a front page hit piece on House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Oh.) Sunday:He maintains especially tight ties with a circle of lobbyists and former aides representing some of the nation's biggest businesses, including Goldman…

NYT Tees Up DNC Talking Points With Ethically Questionable Piece on Bo

September 12th, 2010 11:27 AM
The New York Times's lobbyist double standard lives on. Since Barack Obama became president, the paper has routinely overlooked the vast disconnect between his rhetoric on lobbying's role on the political process - there really isn't one, if you believe Barack - and his actions on the issue.But while the Gray Lady all but ignores Obama's deep ties with lobbyists and the industry groups they…

NYT Front Page: White House Underestimated Threat of Oil Leak, Respond

May 1st, 2010 5:34 PM
The New York Times Saturday made it clear that it is willing to fault the Obama administration for its response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.On top of the editorial previously reviewed by NewsBusters, the Gray Lady published a front page piece largely critical of the White House.Makes you wonder what Times columnist Paul Krugman -- who a day earlier scoffed at people for even…