NYTimes: Obama’s Economic Ideas Great… Just Like Hitler’s Were?
For The New York Times economic scene section for March 31, David Leonhardt came across with one of the most amazing admissions about Obama that I’ve ever seen in the Times. Namely that Barack Obama is just like Hitler. Now, many of you may be solemnly shaking your head in agreement, but in so doing you would be missing why the Times was comparing Obama | Read More »
NY Times: here’s a question you can ask
I hear Helene Cooper at the NYT feels like Obama is giving the press the cold shoulder. I’ll try not to laugh – clearly Ms. Cooper didn’t see the stories during the campaign, or just after the inauguration on that very topic. It seems that whenever a reporter momentarily escapes the orgasmic afterglow of electing “notBush”, they feel a sense of unease about this unproven | Read More »
Game Changer: NYT spiked pre-election Obama – ACORN donor story
Cross posted to The Political Class. The Philadelphia Bulletin reports that The New York Times saw fit not to print a certain story in the weeks before the presidential contest last November: A lawyer involved with legal action against Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) told a House Judiciary subcommittee on March 19 The New York Times had killed a story in October | Read More »
Despite Massive Losses NYT Execs Enjoy Bonuses, Salaries Steady
Apparently the long knives President Obama has out for the blood of CEOs and high paid executives does not apply to the bigwigs at The New York Times. In a March 11 piece ABCnews.com posted a Reuters report that the suits at The Times are still doing quite well despite the downwardly spiraling fortunes of the newspaper they helm. Not only are salaries holding steady, | Read More »
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 »