New York Times Slams AZ GOP's 'Hard-Line' on Immigration, Attempts Unr

August 24th, 2014 7:36 PM
In two weekend stories, the New York Times did its best to discredit Arizona Republicans fighting illegal immigration both on the border and the ballot box. First up, Fernanda Santos's Saturday report, "As Primary Nears, Governor Candidates Turn Eyes to Border." Right off Santos suggested Arizona citizens who showed up to a forum to express concerns about border security were…

Sorry NYT, Babies Can Feel Pain At 20 Weeks

August 5th, 2013 1:00 PM
In his August 2 article, Theory On Pain Is Driving Rules For Abortion, New York Times's Erik Eckholm set about to critique how the "theory" of fetal pain is driving a push by pro-lifers for state laws tightening up abortion restrictions. Yet, in trying to convince readers that "fetal pain" is a fringe medical theory, he failed to cite any mainstream medical journal that…

'Extreme Wing' Pro-Lifers Wins in ND, but Civil Unions Means 'Jubilant

March 27th, 2013 2:56 PM
Only some social issues are divisive in the Plains states, or so implies the New York Times. A sour tone permeated Wednesday's front-page story by John Eligon and Erik Eckholm from Fargo on North Dakota's strict new abortion laws, which ban abortions based on sex or disability and forbid abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detectable: "New Laws Ban Most Abortions in North Dakota.…

NYTimes Pits 'Conservative Christian' vs. 'Doctors and Women’s Right

July 13th, 2012 8:19 PM
Veteran New York Times reporter Erik Eckholm covered a lawsuit filed by "women's rights advocates" against new restrictions on abortion in Arizona: "Lawsuit Tries to Block New Arizona Abortion Law." Favorable treatment for the pro-abortion side was evident in Eckholm's labeling and source disparity. A supporter of the law, Cathi Herrod, was identified as president…

NYTimes Reporters Packing in 'Conservative' Labels at CPAC

February 10th, 2012 3:29 PM
New York Times reporters Michael Shear (pictured) and Erik Eckholm filed an 1,189-word dispatch Friday from the Conservative Political Action Conference, the conservapalooza held annually in Washington, D.C. Perhaps caught up in the excitement, the reporters committed some amusing label overload: “Romney Takes Conservative Leaders’ Questions in Bid to ‘Reconnect’”…

NY Times Writers Rush to Obama's Defense Like It's Their Job

February 10th, 2012 1:34 PM
New York Times reporter Erik Eckholm (pictured), whose previous reporting betrays no conservative sympathies, listened to former presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday afternoon and winced at her attacks on President Obama. Thursday’s post for the paper’s “Caucus” blog, “Bachmann Assails Obama…

'Conservative Christians': Another Biased Labeling Eruption at the NYT

January 10th, 2012 11:17 AM
The presence of conservative Christians sends New York Times political reporters into labeling overload, and that’s where Erik Eckholm could be found Saturday, “Evangelicals Step Up Efforts to United on an Alternative to Romney.” Eleven conservative labels were crammed into Eckholm’s 1,100-word story, not including three more in the photo captions and one in quoted…

NYTimes: Anti-Capitalism Protests a 'Populist Campaign...Clearly Tappe

October 4th, 2011 2:41 PM
In Tuesday’s “Anti-Wall Street Protests Spreading to Cities Large and Small,” New York Times reporters Erik Eckholm and Timothy Williams bolster the “populist” left-wing activists protesting against greedy bankers (among other items of the standard left-wing wish list) in Lower Manhattan. While the Times’s coverage of conservative Tea Party rallies pointed…