NYTimes A1: Soleimani ‘Universally Admired...Near Cult Figure Status'
January 5th, 2020 8:08 PM
On the front of Sunday’s New York Times, reporters Farnaz Fassihi and Richard Perez-Pena warned Iran was united “in anger at the United States” over the targeted takedown of Iranian military leader and terrorist Qasem Soleimani at Baghdad airport. The online headline deck tilted toward dire warnings from a united, America-hating Iran: “Iranians Close Ranks Behind Leaders…
Apocalyptic NY Times Bashes Boris Johnson: ‘End of Britain?’
July 25th, 2019 4:01 PM
There was no honeymoon for Boris Johnson, the new Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in the New York Times. The same old hostility greeted him, and his push to make good on the 2016 referendum to leave the European Union, known as Brexit: "After a lifetime of joking and blustering and maneuvering his way into jobs and then sabotaging himself with poor preparation and…
NYT Culls Lefty Twitter for Insults of Conservatives: Instant ‘News'!
May 20th, 2019 12:04 PM
The New York Times has developed a very strange niche beat: Gather up tweets mocking a British conservative (a reliable source of mirth for the liberal media Twitterati), and then shape it into a “news” story for the enjoyment of its own liberal readership. The latest subject of mockery culled from online British “wits” was former Conservative Party British Prime Minister…
NY Times's Correction on Vaccines Fixes Misattribution of Walker Quote
February 4th, 2015 11:45 PM
Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh believes that because the center-right media and blogosphere pushed back against the vaccine vendetta campaign against Republicans and conservatives, the establishment press is sharply backing away from trying to capitalize on it, especially because both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been shown to have played to the anti-vaxxer crowd during the…
Vaccination as a Wedge: NYT Slams GOP as Opposed to 'Modern Science'
February 4th, 2015 9:14 AM
Eagerly clawing around for a wedge issue with which to split the Republican Party, the New York Times used the controversy over mandatory vaccinations to smear the GOP as opposed to "modern science" and "established science" in "Measles Proves Delicate Issue to G.O.P. Field," a front-page story Tuesday.
Learning Nothing From Duke Debacle, NYT Smears Another College Athlete
January 31st, 2012 7:12 PM
Did the New York Times learn nothing about rushing to judgement and presumption of innocence from its Duke lacrosse “rape” hoax debacle?
More than any other media outlet, in 2006 the Times trumpeted black stripper's Crystal Mangum's rape accusations against three white Duke lacrosse players, accusations that quickly fell apart in a mass of contradictions and shifting…
NYT Puzzler: Gov. Christie Not Really Bipartisan Because...A Dem Calle
September 29th, 2011 1:34 PM
Does the New York Times fear a Chris Christie presidential run?
On Thursday reporters Michael Shear (pictured above) and Richard Perez-Pena issued the New Jersey governor a pre-emptive reality check in response to his speech at the Reagan Presidential Library: “Not All Buy Christie’s Assertions of Bipartisanship – New Jersey Governor’s Critics Say Acrimonious Dealings…
A Tale of Two State Trios, and Their Comparative Press Coverage
June 24th, 2011 5:32 PM
I can't say that I'm up on what every state is doing, but it's hard not to notice contrasts between two trios of states singing decidedly different tunes:
Wisconsin, Ohio and New Jersey, three states with recently elected conservative Republican governors, have either put their budgets to bed, or are on the verge of doing so, by cutting costs and not raising taxes.…
Shock and 'Awww' at the NYT Over 'Once-Unthinkable' New Jersey Govt. U
June 23rd, 2011 11:50 PM
It took well over a year, but New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has gotten his way.
Covering the story for the New York Times, Richard Perez-Pena seemed to alternate between shock and "Awww." His biggest journalistic distortion was understating the degree to which Christie needed -- and got -- Democratic Party help to pass legislation which, in Pena's words, "will sharply…
NY Times Leaps on Gov. Christie's Mild 'Violent Imagery,' Ignores Hars
April 19th, 2011 10:38 AM
On Saturday, New York Times metro reporter Richard Perez-Pena treated as a serious breach of decorum a relatively mild metaphor New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie used in front of reporters in “This Time, Christie’s Tough Talk Draws a Wave of Criticism From Democrats.” The text box: “The governor uses violent imagery while talking to reporters about a state…
More Front-Page NY Times Sniping at Gov. Chris Christie 'Misstatements
March 10th, 2011 1:45 PM
On the front page of Thursday's New York Times, reporter Richard Perez-Pena again goes after Republican Gov. Chris Christie, making waves for his town hall appearances going after teachers unions and public pension plans, “Christie’s Talk Is Blunt, but Not Always Straight.”
The Times has escalated its anti-Christie sniping, and some of Perez-Pena’s “…
Village Voice Reporter Again Lionized By New York Times; Voice Again N
March 1st, 2011 2:57 PM
The lead story of the Sunday Metro section was a very long profile by Richard Perez-Pena of Wayne Barrett, former reporter for the alternative left-wing NYC weekly The Village Voice -- “The (Ex) Voice of The Village."
Barrett was previously lionized (along with fellow reporter Tom Robbins) by the Times's Jeremy Peters on January 5 after the two veteran reporters were let go by…
The NY Times Takes Two More Left Jabs at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christi
February 25th, 2011 1:04 PM
Matt Bai’s upcoming New York Times Sunday Magazine cover profile of Chris Christie, New Jersey's attention-getting Republican governor, has its questionable moments, but the overall tone was far more temperate than a teaser the Times used to promote it, featured on the front page of nytimes.com Thursday evening.
The segment of Bai's long story the Times chose to highlight is…
NYT Starts Selling Ads on Front Page , Reports on it Themselves
January 6th, 2009 1:00 AM
In a story published by the New York Times about the New York Times it was revealed that they will start accepting display ads on their front page (h/t Hot Air). The NYT broke the news in an odd third person kind of way: In its latest concession to the worst revenue slide since the Depression, The New York Times has begun selling display advertising on its front page, a step that has become…