NY Times: Pence the Mansplainer, Sexist to Find Harris ‘Condescending'
October 8th, 2020 5:43 PM
The New York Times’ coverage of the 2020 vice-presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris was almost as slanted as CNN and MSNBC’s, complete with a full story on “fly”-gate and accusations of mansplaining by Pence against Harris. For example, reporter Maggie Astor accused debate viewers of sexism and racism for finding Harris condescending.
NYTimes Engages in Awful Fact-Checking, Tars GOP 'Alternate Histories'
August 28th, 2020 10:42 AM
The New York Times set the table for Night Three from the Republican National Convention by accusing Republicans of “using selectively edited scenes to exaggerate violence from the summer protest movement….warping momentary scenes of violence from largely peaceful protests earlier this year into scenes of chaos.” A convention recap tried to gin up sympathy for poor Joe Biden: "…
NYT Gets Emotional Over Biden’s Bio: 'A Good Man to Defeat a Bad Man'
August 22nd, 2020 9:36 AM
The New York Times got mawkish over Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night. The front page of Friday’s New York Times found reporter Matt Flegenheimer’s prose in full overbearing flower paying homage to his challenging personal biography: “Despair, Detours and the Fulfillment of a Dream.” Former White House…
NYT Spins: Trump's Tulsa Rally ‘Terrible Idea,' Black Protests Awesome
June 20th, 2020 11:27 PM
The New York Times on Saturday hypocritically hectored Trump supporters before their rally Saturday night in Tulsa. Reporter Matt Flegenheimer’s “news analysis” in Saturday’s edition used the gathering as an unflattering metaphor for the administration’s high-risk strategy in general: “‘What Do You Have To Lose?’ Best Read The Fine Print.”
New York Times Front-Page Sugar Puff on Biden's Tender Loving Eulogies
June 12th, 2020 2:46 PM
The New York Times somehow thinks it's front-page investigative reporting to do a deep dive....into Biden's self-selected pile of eulogies so they can tout him as the anti-Trump, an "Emissary of Grief" who demonstrates the "capacity to heal."
NY Times Reporter Panics Over Trump’s ‘Anti-Democratic Streak’
June 5th, 2020 6:40 PM
New York Times political reporter Matt Flegenheimer filed a panicky “Political Memo” for Wednesday’s edition: “Trump’s Bible Photo Op Further Divides Debate On State of Democracy.” It’s another brick in the edifice the paper is trying to construct portraying Trump as a danger to American democracy.
NY Times Front Page: Dumb Donald Wants Us to Drink Disinfectant
April 28th, 2020 8:11 AM
Reporter Matt Flegenheimer on the front page of the New York TImes: "Mr. Trump’s performance that evening, when he suggested that injections of disinfectants into the human body could help combat the coronavirus, did not sound like the work of a doctor, a genius, or a person with a good you-know-what....No modern American politician can match Mr. Trump’s record of false or…
NYT: Virus Shows We Blew ‘Most Important Election’ of Lives on Trump
April 8th, 2020 9:30 PM
Wednesday’s New York Times featured political reporter Matt Flegenheimer's 1,200-word anti-Trump screed disguised as a “news analysis”: “Is Our Most Important Election Ahead, or Is It Behind Us?” He quoted various Democratic candidates calling 2020 “the most important election” of our lives, then laid every bit of blame for the coronavirus response at…
Snotty NYTimes 2018 Wrap-Up Lauds SNL Kavanaugh Skit, Mocks Trump Fans
December 31st, 2018 1:51 PM
New York Times politics editor Patrick Healy led an informal, unprofessional roundtable of the paper's political reporters Matt Flegenheimer, Astead Herndon, and Katie Rogers, who happily passed around liberal stereotypes of conservatives in their year-end wrap-up discussion. Healy joined the list of media elite who just loved Saturday Night Live's anti-Kavanaugh skit: "[Actor Matt]…
NY Times Reporter Rides Along With Beto, Wonders When Texas Goes Blue
September 4th, 2018 10:52 PM
Reporter Matt Flegenheimer made the front of Sunday’s New York Times with the suddenly interesting Senate race in Texas pitting conservative Sen. Ted Cruz versus liberal Rep. Beto O’Rourke: “Old Texas and New Texas Clash Over a State’s Political Identity.” The flattering profile of the paper’s great Texas hope raises the eternal puzzle for Democrats and their…
NYT Guns for GOP, Lets Lefty Youth Hit Opponents: 'We’ll Outlive Them'
April 3rd, 2018 9:45 AM
The New York Times visited the district of a purportedly vulnerable Republican congresswoman to report “Gun Control and Fall Elections: Moment or Movement?” Reporting from Northern Virginia, Matt Flegenheimer and Jess Bidgood piled another log on the Democratic heat wave toward November, chiding gun rights advocates as sometimes offering "unsavory" tactics, while letting…
NYT's Humorless, Fearful, Defensive Take on Trump's 'Fake News Awards'
January 18th, 2018 2:32 PM
Thursday’s New York Times was haughtily dismissive of the Trump-inspired “2017 Fake News Awards” posted on the RNC’s website Wednesday night: “May We Have the ‘Fake’ Envelope, Please?” The Times itself scored two of the coveted slots. Reporters Michael Grynbaum and Matt Flegenheimer tried to shift the blame to Trump right off the bat, while taking…
NYT's Flegenheimer Misses Obama, Blames Trump for Scrambling Our Brain
December 30th, 2017 7:18 PM
Boy, do reporters miss Obama. New York Times political reporter Matt Flegenheimer's “The Year the Traditional News Cycle Accelerated to Trump Speed” basically blamed Trump for 2017 in total. Flegenheimer has established a reporting pattern of loathing Republicans like Sen.Ted Cruz while basically worshipping liberal Democratic presidential hopefuls. He began his Saturday story…
Surprise: NY Times Reports 'SNL' Anti-Trump Bits Are Forgettable
December 29th, 2017 9:26 AM
In Wednesday's New York Times, three reporters reflected on "how Washington insiders are viewing pop culture" in 2017. The most interesting take was that the Saturday Night Live "Alec Baldwin bits" on Trump this year haven't "drawn a ton of blood" in Washington. Their mockery of female Trump aides also failed to score with insiders, they declared.