NYT's Helene Cooper Defends Obama's Criticism of Cambridge Police

June 21st, 2015 12:45 PM
During a panel discussion on Meet the Press, New York Times reporter Helene Cooper rehashed President Obama’s infamous scolding of the Cambridge, Massachusetts police for acting “stupidly,” recalling that at the time Obama's take “made sense to me.” 

Kathleen Parker Blasts Hillary’s ‘Inner Ayotollah’ Campaign Attitude

April 19th, 2015 12:15 PM
On Sunday’s Meet the Press, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker sharply criticized Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign rollout and insisted that “[s]he has to let this inner ayatollah get out of her head.”

Meet the Press Panel Eagerly Hits GOP Over Religious Freedom Laws

April 5th, 2015 12:17 PM
On Sunday’s Meet the Press, an all liberal panel repeatedly took shots at the Republican Party over its support for religious freedom laws with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report going so far as to suggest that on the issue on the issue of gay marriage “if we took everybody over the age of 50, and just moved them out of this country, this wouldn't be an issue at all.” 

‘Meet The Press’ Panel Hits GOP Over Iowa ‘Freedom Summit’

January 25th, 2015 1:13 PM
Following Congressman Steve King’s (R-IA) Iowa Freedom Summit, which hosted several potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates, the panel on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday morning happily scolded the GOPers for attending the prominent conservative gathering. During the discussion, Helene Cooper, correspondent for The New York Times, argued that Republicans “in many, many ways are their own…

NYT Sanitizes, Spins Report on Hagel's Sacking for Tues. Print Editon

November 25th, 2014 1:09 PM
The New York Times continued its annoying, Winston Smith-like habit of rewriting history in virtually real time yesterday. Helene Cooper's original Monday afternoon report on Chuck Hagel's sacking as Secretary of Defense is no longer available at the Times. However, since I anticipated that the paper would conduct a comprehensive cleanup yesterday when I posted on the paper's original coverage,…

NYT: Hagel 'Wasn't Fired,' But Obama 'Made the Decision to Remove' Him

November 24th, 2014 2:38 PM
As is the case with so many executive changes in both the public and the private sector, there is vagueness in the circumstances surrounding the end of Chuck Hagel's stint as Obama administration Secretary of Defense. While it's not unusual for an exec to be asked to resign to avoid being formally fired, which was apparently the case with Hagel, the higher-ups involved are usually smart enough…

NYTimes's Helene Cooper: Choose Between 2nd Amendment Rights or 'Kids

December 19th, 2012 7:09 AM
Sunday's episode of The Chris Matthews Show featured an exchange between host Pete Williams and New York Times White House reporter Helene Cooper on President Obama pushing for stronger gun control legislation the day of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Cooper laid out the issue in emotional terms, suggesting people must choose between the protection of the Second Amendment and the safety…

NBC's Gregory: Doesn't 'Binders' Comment Show Romney's 'Out of Touch

October 22nd, 2012 12:23 PM
On Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, moderator David Gregory grilled Florida Senator Marco Rubio on Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" comment: "Can you understand why some women have that reaction, that he seems sort of out of touch with what modern women are going through?" Gregory also seized on Romney's support of flexible work schedules for women as more evidence of a supposed disconnect…

Joe Klein: Benghazi Consulate Controversy 'The October Mirage - It Rea

October 21st, 2012 6:20 PM
The Obama-loving media were out in force Sunday downplaying the significance of the White House's ever-changing position on the attacks on our consulate in Benghazi last month. After New York Times White House correspondent Helene Cooper called the death of four Americans "peripheral to what's going on right now" on Meet the Press, Time magazine's Joe Klein told Face the Nation viewers this…

NYT and AP at Odds (For Now) on Whether Obama Admin Is 'Nearing a Dipl

October 20th, 2012 9:46 PM
Seventeen days before Election Day and 45 months after Barack Obama's inauguration following a presidential campaign during which he expressed his eagerness to meet enemy leaders "without preconditions" (Obama responded "yes" to a 2008 presidential debate question containing those words), the New York Times is reporting that the U.S. and Iran "have agreed in principle for the first time to one-…

Two NYT Reporters Boast of Obama Leading Romney 'Into a Trap' on Libya

October 17th, 2012 4:39 PM
Wednesday's banner New York Times headline on the second presidential debate was studiously neutral: "Obama and Romney Mount Biting Attacks in Debate Rematch." Jim Rutenberg and Jeff Zeleny's underlying report played it straight, as did Peter Baker in his front-page "news analysis," under the punchy headline "Punch, Punch, Punch." But while the Obama cheerleading was muted in print, Times…

NYTimes Contrasts 'Relaxed and Loose' Obama With Unsubtle Romney Ralli

August 28th, 2012 2:34 PM
When the New York Times sends reporters to compare and contrast the Romney and Obama campaign styles, little surprise who comes off looking best. The banner headline on the front of Monday's special Campaign 2012 section set the scene: "Two Campaigns With Styles as Similar as Red and Blue." Ashley Parker and Michael Barbaro trailed the Republica candidate in Iowa and found that while "Earnest…

Noble Obama Lowering the Temperature, Staying 'Out of the Fray' on Cam

August 16th, 2012 4:31 PM
More Obama favortism from Helene Cooper on the campaign trail. The New York Times reporter followed Obama campaigning in Iowa for Thursday's "Health Care Leads Campaign Dialogue in Midwest" and gave the president credit for lowering the rhetorical temperature of the campaign. That involved skipping completely the false and vicious attack from Priorities USA, an Obama-affiliated SuperPAC, that…

Stark Favoritism on the Campaign Trail With the NYT; 'Obama's 'Well-Kn

August 15th, 2012 5:10 PM
There were some stark contrasts on the campaign trail in Wednesday's New York Times. After Vice President Joe Biden warned a racially mixed south Virginia audience of the Republican ticket: "They're going to put y'all back in chains." A five-paragraph brief on Biden's comments by Rebecca Berg made page A14 Wednesday, including a brief quote of Mitt Romney's counterattack on the Obama camp in…