NYT Unearths Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy: 'The Secret History' of NRA

August 2nd, 2023 12:03 PM

“The Secret History of Gun Rights: How Lawmakers Armed the N.R.A.,” the prominently displayed 5,000-word lead story in Sunday’s New York Times, was the work of investigative reporter Mike McIntire, who spent the Obama years hassling the Tea Party and the GOP with hostile investigations before turning his attention to the National Rifle Association, a gun group which defends the 2

NYT Accuses Gun Rights Advocates of Brandishing to Shut Down Debate

November 26th, 2022 12:51 PM

In a Saturday article headlined “At Protests, Guns Are Doing the Talking,” New York Times investigative reporter Mike McIntire accuses gun rights advocates with “a right-wing agenda” of “increasingly using open-carry laws to intimidate opponents and shut down debate” at protests, gatherings, and public meetings. There’s a legal term for what he’s describing and it’s called “…

Ignorant NYTimes Lead:‘Gun Sellers Stoke Fears to Boost Weapon Sales'

June 20th, 2022 9:38 AM

“Gun Sellers Stoke Fears to Boost Weapon Sales” is an alarmist 2,800-word investigation that led Sunday’s New York Times. It started with a little light mindreading about Kyle Rittenhouse. But the worst offense against fairness was the breathless portrayal of the fact gun companies commit marketing, like every other business sector: "Whatever the source of Americans’ sense of unease,…

NY Times Page One Trashes Second Amendment, Worries About Poor ATF

May 4th, 2021 2:43 PM

The New York Times gave the full investigative treatment to defend its newest favorite intrusive government agency, the poor, downtrodden Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), in charge of enforcing U.S. gun laws. The investigation made Monday’s front page: “How the Firearms Lobby Hamstrings the A.T.F.” The Second Amendment was left unmentioned in the long…

NYTimes Hits 'Trump-Inspired Conspiracy Mongering,' Ignores Lefty Kind

February 11th, 2020 4:39 PM
New York Times reporters Mike McIntire and Kevin Roose went after the “pro-Trump” QAnon cult, which spread the discredited “Pizzagate” conspiracy and a myriad others, on Monday’s front page, and tried hard to tie it to Donald Trump in “Web Delusion Oozes Offline To Real World.” But what of the wide world of left-wing conspiracists? For the Times, it either doesn’t exist or is treated…

NYT's 10-Page Attack on Trump Twitter's Racist, Anti Media-Madness

November 3rd, 2019 6:35 PM
President Trump’s dangerous Twitter. That was the paper’s overriding obsession in Sunday’s edition. The enormous story launched on the top half of the front page and jumped to a special 10-page section, “The Twitter Presidency.” The timing is apt, considering the paper is pressuring Twitter to be better than Facebook and actually squelch political messaging as the 2020 campaign nears. One reason…

NYT Fact-Checks Kavanaugh on Page One -- No Scrutiny for Blasey

September 30th, 2018 9:59 AM
Rounding up New York Times coverage of the Kavanaugh saga from Saturday: It had the gall to issue a front-page fact-check on only one side of Thursday’s gripping Supreme Court testimony, in “At Points, a Judge’s Defense Misleads and Veers Off Course.” Needless to say, Christine Blasey Ford didn’t get one. The paper’s “gender editor” Jessica Bennett also took a crack at the case on Saturday,…

NYT Discovers College: ‘Worrisome Portrait..Unusually Drunk' Kavanaugh

September 27th, 2018 10:05 AM
The front page of Thursday’s New York Times featured more sliming of youthful Kavanaugh as a drunk in “An Emerging Portrait of a Student ‘Frequently Unusually Drunk.’” The text box: “Ex-Classmates of Judge Recall Hard Partying.” The jump-page headline snuck in a slimy adjective: “Worrisome Portrait Emerges of a Student ‘Frequently Unusually Drunk.” Thursday’s front page also featured the headline…

NYT's Guilt By Association With Kavanaugh on Page One: 'Heavy Drinker'

September 26th, 2018 3:37 PM
The front page of Wednesday’s New York Times swallowed whole Democratic talking points in the fast-moving barrage of allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The paper is moving on from the original accusation of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford and is now moving on to paranoid guilt by association, having fully embraced the shoddy New Yorker story regarding his latest…

NYT Sore Loser Edition: Trump's 'Radical' Picks, GOP 'Viral Nonsense'

December 18th, 2016 4:21 PM
Sunday’s New York Times may as well have been the sore loser edition, still obsessed with conjuring up links, no matter how tenuous, between Donald Trump and Russia, as shown in the off-lead story by Mike McIntire, “How Putin Fan Peddled Trump From Overseas – ‘Patriot’ Site Promoted Hoaxes to Americans.” Two other stories complained of Trump's "radical" and "hard-line" staff picks.

New York Times Displays Its Gun Fear on Sunday's Front Page

January 28th, 2013 8:12 PM
Between the multiple editorials calling for stricter gun laws and the denunciations of the NRA by its reporters, it's safe to say the urban liberals at the New York Times lack a cultural affinity for guns. Using the Sandy Hook massacre as an excuse, the paper treats as vital and disturbing Sunday front-page news something that's been going on for decades: The gun industry encouraging youth to…

NYTimes Twice Ties Right-Leaning ALEC to Trayvon Martin Case; 'Risks o

April 24th, 2012 1:33 PM
New York Times reporter Michael Cooper, who did not hide his disdain for Republican candidate John McCain in 2008, sees an internal threat for Republicans hidden in "the recent flurry of socially conservative legislation" emanating from state legislatures in his Saturday lead, "Concern In G.O.P. Over State Focus On Social Issues." In a bid at guilt by association, both Cooper and another Times…

NYTimes Again Tries to Get Feds Interested in Probing GOP Fundraising

February 28th, 2012 12:43 PM
Another campaign cycle, another chance for the New York Times to sic the government on GOP fund-raising groups? The gang from 2010 (Mike McIntire and Michael  Luo, pictured) got back together for Sunday’s front-page story, “Fine Line Between ‘Super PACs’ and Campaigns.” Luo in particular wrote several articles in 2010 suggesting the IRS and the Federal Election Commission might find it…

Another Day, Another Front-Page Expose of a Tea Party Group From the N

March 31st, 2011 4:23 PM
Thursday’s front-page story by New York Times investigative reporter Mike McIntire, “Odd Alliance: Business Lobby And Tea Party.” accused a Tea Party group, the Institute for Liberty, of pushing the agenda of Asia Pulp & Paper, an Indonesian corporation fighting U.S. tariffs. Whatever the merits of this particular complaint, this sort of prominently placed, hostile investigation of a…