NYT Stumbles Upon Why People Mistrust Virus Experts: Health Hypocrisy

July 8th, 2020 6:10 AM

The front page of Sunday’s New York Times featured J. David Goodman lecturing Lubbock denizens on masks: “Virus Inundates Texas, Fed by Abiding Mistrust Of Government Orders.” If that didn't get the Dumb Texas Trumpers point across, check out the text box: “Safety mandates fall on deaf ears deep in Trump country.” Why would Texans ignore public health advice? One huge hint was offered…

Now It’s the Hypocritical NYT Which Has ‘Decided to Let Racism Slide’

August 6th, 2018 11:33 AM
After Roseanne Barr lost her hit show over a tweet, the blurb introducing television writer James Poniewozik’s report was morally convicting: "....when people decide to let racism slide, it costs the rest of us." A shame the Times chose not to apply that maxim to itself. Fast forward to the controversy over the paper’s hiring of Sarah Jeong to write about technology for the…

Media Predictably Mock Trump’s HUD Secretary Pick Ben Carson

Business
December 5th, 2016 10:07 PM
After Donald Trump chose former presidential candidate Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), journalists ridiculed the choice, mocked Carson’s beliefs and labeled him a “scammer.” Squawk Box co-anchor Joe Kernen anticipated the liberal media reaction on Dec. 5, saying, "Let's see, he's not a billionaire, so how's the…

NYT Puts on Full-Court Press for NBA’s Politicized Gun Control Push

December 24th, 2015 3:00 PM
On Christmas Eve the New York Times pushed the NBA’s new gun control campaign (that's NBA, not NRA), both on the front page and the front of the Sports section. The sports editors really performed a full-court press, taking a local angle with an over-the-top deck of headlines above an enormous picture of New York Knicks player Carmelo Anthony: “Trying to Drown Out The Din of…

Irony: NYTimes Journalist Sees 'Dirty Tricks' in Young Conservatives G

April 3rd, 2012 5:39 PM
Tuesday's New York Times "Gotham" column by Michael Powell went after conservative guerilla journalism in New York City: "At Advocates' Offices, Confronting an Anti-Liberal Scheme." Powell, a well-known opponent of former New York City Republican Mayor Rudy Giuliani as a Metro reporter, portrayed methods that have an honored place in investigative journalism as…

NYT Goes Label-Crazy on 'Conservatives' in 2012, But in 2008 Dems Were

January 5th, 2012 2:56 PM
Thursday’s lead story on the aftermath of the Iowa caucuses, “Romney Showing Financial Muscle For Next Round,” found New York Times reporters Jim Rutenberg (pictured) and Jeff Zeleny a little label-happy in Manchester, New Hampshire, using twelve variations on the “conservative” label in a 1,236-word story. By contrast, back in 2008, the Times’s Michael…

'Fiscal Conservatism...Comes With Its Own Costs,' NY Times Warns India

June 24th, 2011 9:08 AM
“Fiscal conservatism, in other words, comes with its own costs.” That sums up the lead story in Thursday’s National section by Michael Powell and Midwest bureau chief Monica Davey from Indianapolis, “The Indiana Exception? Yes, but...A State Averts the Worst of the Recession, But Its Success Comes at a Steep Social Cost.” It’s a major story, packed with…

GOP Already Doomed in 2012, Says the New York Times After Special Elec

May 25th, 2011 2:43 PM
The New York Times provided big play to Tuesday’s special congressional election to fill New York's 26th congressional district near Buffalo, a race in which Democrat Kathy Hochul upset Republican Jane Corwin. Reporter Raymond Hernandez was quick to assume this one special race spells bad news for Republican plans to reform Medicare, and their prospects in the national elections 18…

NYT Leads With Optimism Based on 8.8% Joblessness: 'A Lift for Obama

April 4th, 2011 2:19 PM
Michael Powell’s New York Times story on the latest job figures made the lead slot in Saturday’s Times, with a headline portraying a revitalized Obama and a defensive G.O.P. “U.S. Posts A Gain Of 216,000 Jobs, A Lift For Obama -- Private Sector On Rise -- As Jobless Rate Falls to 8.8%, White House Warns G.O.P.” One might not think an 8.8% unemployment rate would be…

Giuliani-Hostile NYT Reporter Delivers Backhanded Praise to the 'Savon

December 28th, 2009 1:51 PM
The New York Times's veteran New York-based reporter Michael Powell, who suggested Rudy Giuliani played the race card as mayor in a Sunday front-page story in July 2007, abruptly admitted that many of the attacks on the former New York mayor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate were “caricatures.” Powell’s admission and other bits of backhanded praise came, conveniently enough, in a…

WaPo: Dubya Now Lives In 'Insular World,' Squarely Among the '33 Perce

April 11th, 2009 9:35 AM
George W. Bush has taken up a quiet post-presidential life. Like his father, he has sworn off any public denunciation of his Democratic successor. The Washington Post has an odd way of showing appreciation for Bush’s humble exit: mocking him on Saturday’s front page about his return to Texas: "In Insular World, the Negative Is Left Behind." Sound like corporate synergy with Newsweek…

NY Times Sniffs: Sen. Gillibrand Too Conservative for Multi-Ethnic Sta

January 28th, 2009 3:18 PM
Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand is the new senator from New York, replacing Hillary Clinton, who resigned her Senate seat to become Secretary of State in the Obama administration. But the New York Times hasn't exactly rolled out the welcome mat. So far the paper has done little but nag Gillibrand for being insufficiently liberal, pushing her to back away from her stands against amnesty for illegal…

NYT Calls McCain Ad Racist, McCain Camp Likens Editors to Kos Kids

August 1st, 2008 12:54 PM
The back and forth of racial accusations between the Obama and McCain camps made the front of Friday's New York Times in "McCain Camp Says Obama Plays 'Race Card,'" by Michael Cooper and Michael Powell. The reporters bizarrely suggested that it was the GOP, not Obama, that has injected race into the campaign, and relayed some dubious anecdotes to suggest Obama has been a victim of…

NYT's Powell Defends Michelle Obama on MSNBC

June 18th, 2008 5:37 PM
The Obama campaign is trying to re-create Michelle Obama after her stumbles on the campaign trail, and the mainstream media are more than willing to pitch in. Earlier today, NewsBusters contributor Clay Waters, director of the MRC’s Times Watch project, critiqued a New York Times story, written by Michael Powell and Jodi Kantor, which helped Obama soften her image and suggested that her…