NY Times Admits 'MSNBC's Leftward Tilt,' But Presents NBC as Neutral!

May 17th, 2024 11:22 AM

The New York Times devoted nearly 3,000 words by writer-at-large Jim Rutenberg and media reporter Michael Grynbaum to a topic rarely acknowledged: Media bias from the left, in “How MSNBC’s Leftward Tilt Delivers Ratings, and Complications.” (Right-leaning Fox News, by contrast, is a constant target of the paper’s hostility.) But what does it say about the paper’s own tilt…


Pot Meet Kettle: CNN Claims Murdochs Lacks 'Journalistic Integrity'

September 23rd, 2022 11:04 AM

To promote CNN’s new doc-series entitled The Murdochs: Empire of Influence, consulting producers Jim Rutenburg and Jonathan Mahler joined Thursday’s Don Lemon Tonight to discuss the namesake family and accuse them of having “a major political bias.” Meanwhile, Lemon alleged “the journalistic integrity is not always there.”

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Wow! Nicolle Wallace, NYT Reporter Question Biden's Russia Threat

December 23rd, 2020 5:35 AM

The liberal media has ripped President Trump for downplaying the apparent cyberattack by Russia into high levels of the US government. So when Joe Biden spoke out today, trashing President Trump's handling of the matter, accusing Russia for the attack, and vowing to punish it, you would have thought that on her MSNBC show this afternoon, Nicolle Wallace & co. would have cheered Biden. But…

Hack Democratic Rag NY Times Warns of GOP's 'Authoritarian Bent'

November 18th, 2020 9:44 AM

New York Times reporter Michael Wines climbed back onto his liberal hobby horse -- thuggish Republicans denying voting rights under the spurious excuse of fighting non-existent vote fraud -- in “Limit Votes? The Right May Need a New Tactic.” Meanwhile, “Plan to Make Losing Look Like a Win,” by Jim Rutenberg and Nick Corasaniti, purported to outline a years-long conspiracy by the Trump…

NY Times Whines: GOP Science 'Denialists' 'Seized' on Wacky Green Deal

May 9th, 2020 2:26 PM
New York Times environmental activist reporter Lisa Friedman, whose paper has taken advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to push liberal causes, now regrets the Republican Party has “seized” on (wholly justified) fears about Democratic environmental policy: “G.O.P. Aims to Use Pain Of Shutdown to Tarnish Climate Change Policies.” It opened: "The coronavirus and the struggle to contain it has…

NY Times Media Columnist Wonders Why Tara Reade's Not on TV (Bias)

May 2nd, 2020 9:22 PM
Recently appointed New York Times media columnist Ben Smith has hit the ground running. Unlike his predecessor Jim Rutenberg, Smith manages to find alternatives to attacking Fox News again and again. On Friday he dove in to the lack of press time for Tara Reader, who has accused probable Democratic nominee Joe Biden of sexual assault: “Why Won’t Television News Put the Accuser on the Air?” It's…

NYTimes Gloat: ‘Virus Battle Shreds the Right’s Political Playbook'

April 6th, 2020 5:12 PM
Two New York Times stories on Monday took two entirely different angles on how the ideologies of the American left and right are faring in the era of the coronavirus. It’s clear which one the Times thinks has failed, from the front-page headline over Jim Rutenberg’s story: “Virus Battle Shreds the Right’s Political Playbook.” The text box: “Disdain for ‘Socialism’ Collides With Crisis,” including…

NYT Boosts Biden’s Sad Social Media Presence vs Trump 'Disinformation'

April 1st, 2020 4:12 PM
The New York Times front page on Tuesday tried to help jump-start Joe Biden’s moribund social media presence in “Trump Won the Internet. Democrats Are Scrambling to Take It Back.” Co-authors Jim Rutenberg (author of the August 2016 front-page screed arguing the media had a duty to oppose candidate Trump) and reporter Matthew Rosenberg strategized alongside the Democrats on how to regain the White…

NYTimes: No Lean at Nation; Weekly Standard All Kinds of Conservative

April 10th, 2019 10:54 PM
It was a throwback to the bad old days of laughably obvious labeling bias at the New York Times. Reporter Tiffany Hsu Stark demonstrated the other end of that stark double standard on Tuesday, with the news that “Nation Editor To Step Down But Stay On As Publisher.” Hsu’s piece contained not a single ideological label to identify the hard-left magazine that has dallied for decades with defending…

Vile NY Times Attack: Fox Linked to Terror in Pittsburgh, New Zealand

April 6th, 2019 9:40 AM
New York Times Magazine staff writer Jonathan Mahler and media reporter Jim Rutenberg teamed on a colossal, three-part investigation of Rupert Murdoch’s family drama and media empire that served as a hit piece on Fox News. The Times offensively attempted to tie the network to recent anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim terrorist attacks: "...some Fox News hosts and guests had been moving ever closer to…

SICK: Amanpour Links Fox News to New Zealand Massacre

April 5th, 2019 4:25 PM
On Thursday’s edition of her CNN/PBS show, Christiane Amanpour invited on the New York Times’ Jonathan Mahler and James Rutenberg to promote their three-part investigative piece on Rupert Murdoch and indict Fox News as an “anti-immigrant” network that spewed the kind of “ethno-nationalist agenda” that stoked the New Zealand mosque shooter.   

Fox News Drives NY Times into Hysterics: ‘Destabilizing Democracies'

April 4th, 2019 4:04 PM
New York Times Magazine staff writer Jonathan Mahler and media reporter Jim Rutenberg teamed on a colossal, three-part investigation of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire (and family drama), using the mogul’s sale of his 21st Century Fox empire to Walt Disney as the catalyst for an incredibly noxious hit piece on Fox News, which is accused of virtually everything wrong with the world. The tone is…

Esquire Mocks NY Times, Lets Trump Play Media Critic

March 31st, 2019 7:47 PM
The April 2019 issue of Esquire features a long, eye-opening article on how attacks on Trump may have permanently damaged the media’s reputation (always fragile) for objectivity. Boyer's main focus was the New York Times: “Donald Trump Changed The New York Times. Is It Forever? -- Donald Trump has shattered presidential standards. In response, The New York Times and other elite news organizations…

NYT Hints: Press Failed its Mission to Stop Trump in 2016

January 29th, 2019 8:07 AM
The front page of the New York Times Business Day on Monday featured two stories on Donald Trump and the media, one chiding his opinion journalism supporters, the other suggesting the mainstream press failed its mission by not stopping his election in 2016. Michael Grynbaum’s “Media Memo,” “2020 Looms, And News Faces Test Of Judgment” may have revealed more anti-Trump media bias than intended.…