Ross Douthat to replace Bill Kristol at NYT.
Starting online, then going to print. A year ago I would have called that a step down for Douthat. Then again, a year ago Andrew Sullivan hadn’t decided yet to start stalking Sarah Palin online. Since the Atlantic is apparently institutionally fine with that, hey, any port in a storm. Via The Other McCain, who is even now discovering that God is an iron*. Moe | Read More »
New York Times Endorses ‘Anti-Science’ Stem Cell Position
In its review of President Obama’s expected reversal of the Bush Administration’s policy on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, the New York Times swerves into the truth, repudiating the mainstream media’s position on the Bush policy to date. The Times now says the following about the heretofore derided Bush stem cell policy: “But in August 2001, in a careful compromise, President Bush opened | Read More »
Murdoch rumored to be after the New York Times.
(Via Patterico) Not at all likely, but definitely funny: Murdoch on the prowl for print sales NEW YORK — Rupert Murdoch’s counterintuitive quest to invest in print media helped drive away longtime lieutenant Peter Chernin. And now that Chernin can’t intercede, does Murdoch want to follow News Corp.’s $5 billion buyout of Dow Jones by gobbling up the struggling New York Times Co.? The answer | Read More »
Obama, his personal reputation, and his policy’s public perception.
(Via RCP) Is the New York Times feeling well? Obama Selling a New Deal, but Promising It Will Be Brief It was only 13 years ago that Bill Clinton declared before a joint session of Congress that “the era of big government is over.” President Obama’s challenge on Tuesday night is to declare that, out of ugly necessity, big government is back — and then | Read More »
Using Obama sex to sell the New York Times
The mainstream media’s Obamamania reaches a new, much lower, level. The New York Times “Domestic Disturbances” blogger, Judith Warner, writes about dreams of illicit sex with President Obama – not just hers, but also a number of her female friends: The other night I dreamt of Barack Obama. He was taking a shower right when I needed to get into the bathroom to shave my | Read More »
NYT fires blanks at IRI
Over the weekend, the New York Times ran a cheap hit-job against the International Republican Institute (a mostly-government-funded NGO that engages in democracy promotion in civil society staffed primarily by Republicans). The allegation is in the second paragraph: As tensions mounted, Kenneth Flottman sat in Nairobi and grew increasingly frustrated. He had in his hands the results of an exit poll, paid for by the | Read More »
My Disestablishmentarian Post Of The Day
Glenn Reynolds asks whether Joshua Treviño, my friend (and RedState co-founder!), is “establishment enough” to be the conservative editorial columnist–or one of them, anyway–at the New York Times. May I offer my sincere and profound hope that Josh is selected precisely because he is not an establishment figure? I suppose that if the New York Times’s was in good financial shape thanks to all of | Read More »
Two signs of the Times.
(Whoops! Via AoSHQ) Yes, I should be forgiven for the pun. The first “sign” is a bit of a stretch for the pun: it’s a reference to “No Snickering: That Road Sign Means Something Else,” which is a pretty good filler article about some of the now-embarrassing place and road names that you can find in England (or, probably, any country that has a past*). | Read More »
The End of the Financial World as We Know It
This was the title of a full two page OpEd yesterday on the New York Times. I have been a regular contributor to Dailykos over the last few years, which does not mean I accept their Left truisms any more than that of the right. The causes of the current world wide economic crisis leaves a wake of enough blame to go around for both | Read More »
China wins 2008 Pot-Kettle Award, International Division — or not????
CHINA BLOCKS ONLINE ACCESS TO NEW YORK TIMES, triggering a world-wide ‘WTF???’ reflex. My first response to this small comedic moment was this: in what conceivable way, in what bizarre alternate universe could Red China possibly find something objectionable in the spastic America-hating, dishonest, hyper-leftist coverage issuing from the maw of America’s premiere commie daily? Initially I was going to post this as a RedHot, | Read More »
For Explanations On Why Newspapers Have Fallen On Hard Times These Days . . .
One need only look at QandO’s demolition job on the New York Times’s effort to pin the blame concerning the current housing and financial crisis on the Bush Administration’s supposedly “hands-off approach to regulation.” As QandO points out, there were a whole host of people to blame on this issue–including Democrats who denied that there were any problems with Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, even | Read More »
The New York Times will work for food
Maybe we could offer to lend them cardboard boxes for shelter. The Old, Gray Drunk Lady has run out of money and is running out of options to remain solvent: The New York Times Company plans to borrow up to $225 million against its mid-Manhattan headquarters building, to ease a potential cash flow squeeze as the company grapples with tighter credit and shrinking profits. [ | Read More »
Bill Kristol Plays Footsie With David Brooks In the New York Times
They could have at least gotten a room, but no, they wanted to let us all watch. After multiple columns of David Brooks smacking lips to turn off conservatives, Bill Kristol rises to the challenge this morning. It is the same drum beat. Conservatives should shut up about small government. So talk of small government may be music to conservative ears, but it’s not to | Read More »
Unsurprisingly, Illegal Deported for Armed Robbery Finds NYT in His Corner
A criminal without legal status deported by US immigration officials is the subject of the latest pity party thrown by The New York Times. The Times seems to find it lamentable that this gang member and armed robber was deported from “his homeland” — that would be the USA — to Cambodia, the land of his birth (one he left when he was a 3-year-old). | Read More »
Inre: Stuck On Stupid
Hey JP, when I rolled the mouse over your Stuck On Stupid link, I just automatically thought what anybody would think: That it was a link to the New York Times……