NYT Op-ed and Correction on Sheldon Silver Fail to Tag Him as a Dem

February 4th, 2015 7:02 PM
On Friday, Joe Nocera at the New York Times, in the words of a February 4 Times correction, premised his op-ed column "about the indictment of the longtime New York State Assembly speaker, Sheldon Silver ... on several factual errors." The correction failed to correct yet another factual error, namely that Silver, who was arrested, as the Times itself reported, on January 22, has not yet been…

Double Action: Two NY Times Columnists Embarrass Themselves on Guns in

April 8th, 2013 8:51 PM
Two New York Times columnists embarrassed themselves over the weekend, betraying anti-gun ignorance in the paper's Sunday Review. Frank Bruni went hunting for the first time (with the chef of a ritzy Manhattan restaurant), and remarked "what an unfair fight" hunting is, as if he was the first person to think that up. After lamenting "how thoroughly a weapon can be romanticized and fetishized…

MSNBC's Wagner Omits Report Showing American Energy Independence by Oi

February 22nd, 2013 5:42 PM
Yesterday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s Now with Alex Wagner featured a discussion about the Keystone XL Pipeline, which is anathema to the environmental left, and which President Obama cynically delayed a decision on until after the 2012 election.  With the decision to approve or decline the project still looming for President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry -- who technically is the point…

Lies My Textbooks Told Me: Judging Current Supreme Court Justices

May 8th, 2012 11:07 AM
Perhaps it’s unrealistic to expect history textbooks to present and analyze events and epochs with complete objectivity. But it’s entirely reasonable to demand that they don’t actively reinforce the news media’s liberal bias when it comes to recent history and individuals who are still alive and active in shaping that history.  Yet commonly used American history textbooks have eschewed…

NYT Columnist Joe Nocera Defends Chevy Volt, Reveals His Obsession Wit

April 9th, 2012 9:54 PM
New York Times columnist Joe Nocera, who in an August 2011 column likened the Tea Party movement to terrorists strapping on suicide vests (he later apologized), fiercely defended the Chevy Volt electric car against what he saw as a Fox News conspiracy campaign against it. Nocera had breakfast with Volt owners during the New York International Auto Show for his Saturday column, "The Right…

NYT's Nocera: Obama Rejected Keystone Pipeline 'Because He Had to Poli

February 8th, 2012 6:11 PM
On Monday (appearing in the print edition on Tuesday, New York Times op-ed columnist Joe Nocera gave President Barack Obama a pass for rejecting the Keystone Pipeline. In the process, he also complained about "the way our poisoned politics damages the country," and, in a revelation which shouldn't but did surprise him, learned that far-left environmentalists want to stop all tar sands…

New Times Watch Quotes of Note: 2011 Worst Quotes of the Year

December 31st, 2011 8:55 AM
Times Watch’s end-of-year awards issue celebrates the best of the worst quotes that appeared in the paper or were uttered by Times reporters and columnists during 2011. The New York Times spent much of the year in pro-Obama defense mode, excoriating the Tea Party and conservative opposition to Obama's agenda. Yet the paper found one movement it could embrace wholeheartedly – the leftist…

Wires Virtually Ignore Corzine's Dem Party ID, Rarely Associate Him Wi

November 2nd, 2011 12:19 AM
Consider this post the print and online follow-up to the report early Tuesday evening by Matthew Balan at NewsBusters on the failure of the Big Three TV networks to note the Democratic Party/Obama fundraising affiliation of former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, whose now-bankrupt MF Global financial firm has apparently admitted to diverting client money in a futile attempt to battle its…

NYT Ombudsman Finds Editors Who Don't Mind Joe Nocera Comparing Tea Pa

August 16th, 2011 10:13 AM
New York Times’s Public Editor (or ombudsman) Arthur Brisbane weighed in on columnist Joe Nocera, who apologized in print last week for having compared Tea Party members to terrorists in a column August 2. Just four months into his new job as a New York Times Op-Ed columnist, Joe Nocera banged out a blistering screed against Tea Party Republicans who “have waged jihad on the American people…

NY Times Vet Recounts His Insular World: Didn't Meet Any Republicans U

August 9th, 2011 8:23 PM
Recalling how he was raised in “heavily Democratic Providence, R.I.,” New York Times columnist Joe Nocera revealed: “It wasn’t until I moved to Washington after college that I got to know any Republicans. Not until I was nearing 30, and living in Texas, did I see how conservative most of the country truly is.”

NYT's Nocera Apologizes for Calling Tea Partiers 'Terrorists

August 6th, 2011 10:30 AM
New York Times columnist Joe Nocera took a lot of heat this week for writing an article calling Tea Party members "terrorists" wearing "suicide vests." On Saturday, he apologized:

NYT's Joe Nocera Spews Venom at 'Terrorist' Tea Partiers for Strapping

August 3rd, 2011 12:10 PM
New York Times columnist Joe Nocera on Tuesday viciously attacked Tea Party Republicans as "terrorists" who wore a "suicide vests" during the debt ceiling debate. Continuing the paper's habit of comparing congressional GOP members to murderers, Nocera derided:

When It Comes To Bashing Murdoch, NYT's Joe Nocera Knows Nothing, Says

July 19th, 2011 1:57 PM
New York Times columnist Joe Nocera has devoted his last two columns to the spreading scandal over News Corp., owned by Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul who incurs the hatred of liberals. Nocera, not content to report on the woes afflicting News Corp. outlets overseas, insisted without evidence on Saturday that one of Murdoch’s American media properties, the Wall Street Journal, has succumbed…

For NYT's Joe Nocera, Congressional Oversight Equals Sexual Harassment

June 14th, 2011 1:22 PM
New York Times business columnist Joe Nocera, now a regular on the paper’s op-ed page, equated congressional oversight with Anthony Weiner’s sexual peccadillos in Saturday’s “Blocking  Elizabeth Warren.”  Warren, a Harvard law professor, bankruptcy “expert,” and liberal crusader, is special advisor to the White House and a favorite among liberals and the Times for pushing the creation of a…