Hysterical NYT Piece Chronicles West Coast Liberals Upset at Trump Win

November 12th, 2016 12:07 PM
NewsBusters has chronicled a slew of media reactions both on-air and print in the hours and days since Donald Trump’s stunning presidential election upset of Hillary Clinton, but stories like one posted late Friday for Saturday’s print edition of The New York Times about West Coast liberals proved that such meltdowns will be here to stay for the near future.

NYT Faults Hillary for Libya 'Rush' to War -- A War It Pushed Hard For

March 1st, 2016 10:01 AM

The failures of liberal internationalism meets the New York Times’ liberal hypocrisy on interventionism, in an enormous front-page Sunday story on Hillary Clinton’s decision to bomb Libya, and the catastrophic results:“The Libya Gamble,” by Jo Becker and Scott Shane. But left out of the thousands of words: How the New York Times itself aggressively pushed war in Libya hard on its news pages,…

AP, NY Times Finally Focus on Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber Corruption Story

February 12th, 2015 7:29 PM
In a sign that the walls are truly beginning to close in around him, the Associated Press's national site and the New York Times, both of which have largely ignored the growing ethical scandals surrounding Oregon Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber and his fiancee Cylvia Hayes for months, have gotten busy during the past 24 hours. The very belated national attention cannot possibly be helpful to…

New York Times Cheerleads for Gay Rights in 'Deeply Conservative' Idah

February 28th, 2013 9:05 AM
New York Times reporter Kirk Johnson, hypersensitive to conservative defeat and retreat in the Western states, using an upcoming Supreme Court case as an excuse to lead more cheers for gay rights in "deeply conservative" Idaho in Wednesday's "Gay Couples Are Navigating A New Geography of Marriage." He sympathetically profiled a couple living in Idaho, a state they consider backward: "For them…

Occupy Wall Street Infiltrates NYTimes Stories on Play Revival and Tit

February 27th, 2012 9:30 PM
Times Watch has shown how deeply the Occupy Wall Street movement has embedded itself into the liberal psyche of New York Times reporters, who can’t help clogging their stories with flattering references to the lefty sit-in. The protesters may be dispersed, but the dream lives on in Times stories on such seemingly unlikely subjects as a revival of an Arthur Miller play and the sinking of the…

New York Times Blames Data 'Overload,' 'Compassion Fatigue,' and Baske

March 28th, 2011 1:18 PM
 Sunday’s New York Times's National section led off with Kirk Johnson's “Inundated With News, Many Find It Difficult To Keep Up on Libya,” which dug up some novel excuses for the public’s resistance to Obama’s war in Libya (a Gallup poll shows only 47% approve of the bombing strikes): Information “overload,” “compassion fatigue,” and the NCAA basketball tournament. Denver Bureau Chief…

New York Times Inhales Free-Market Fumes in Defense of Medical Marijua

March 7th, 2011 3:34 PM
One doesn’t often see the New York Times reporting on laws and regulations that hurt business, so when you do you can assume there’s a liberal twist in the tale. From Bozeman, Mont., Denver bureau chief Kirk Johnson notified readers on the front of Sunday’s National section that “A Boon to the Economy Faces Repeal in Montana.” The “repeal” involves repealing the state’s six-year-old medical…

NY Times Can't Decide if Ward 'Little Eichmanns' Churchill Is Unpatrio

April 3rd, 2009 5:19 PM
Former professor Ward Churchill, who infamously likened some 9-11 victims to Nazis in an essay written on September 12, 2001, won a civil trial on a technicality yesterday, winning $1 in damages for having been unjustly dismissed from his teaching position at the University of Colorado. In a Friday New York Times story from Denver, Kirk Johnson and Katharine Seelye team up to cover the trial of…

NYT Again Says Conservatives Are Doomed, This Time in...Utah

March 16th, 2009 5:06 PM
Uncovering secret moderation among Western conservative yokels in the age of Obama is becoming a specialty of the New York Times's Western-based reporter Kirk Johnson. On Inauguration Day, Johnson wrote in condescending fashion about the "orderly phalanx marching behind Mr. McCain" in Oklahoma, which had the bad taste to give McCain his largest margin of victory in any state. This Saturday, he…