On MSNBC, Journalist Starts Crying Over Abortion Rights
September 18th, 2020 10:34 PM
At news that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed, NY Magazine’s Rebecca Traister appeared on MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes to have an emotional breakdown panicking about how the evil right wing was succeeding in gutting the left’s “major legal victories” of the past fifty years.
NY Times Cheers Warren Vs. 'Conservative' Columnist... Jennifer Rubin?
February 20th, 2020 1:04 PM
New York Times reporter Maggie Astor noted Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s fierce takedown of late entry Mike Bloomberg Thursday morning after the fiery Las Vegas debate, and betrayed both pro-Warren cheerleading and grievous gaps in her knowledge of popular political analysts: “Elizabeth Warren, Criticizing Bloomberg, Sent a Message: She Won’t Be Ignored.” Astor: "Even…
New York Mag Again Fills Issue With Angry Anti-Kavanaugh Feminism
October 22nd, 2018 10:10 AM
The Brett Kavanaugh saga has really lit a feminist fire at New York magazine, whose “Women in Power” series of interviews with prominent women (liberal activists, liberal politicians, and liberal journalist Andrea Mitchell) was published in an online series and compiled in the October 15-29 print issue. Unsurprisingly Anita Hill held the lead slot of the massive feature. The headline…
NY Magazine Unloads 10 Pages of Bitter Anti-Kavanaugh Hysteria
October 10th, 2018 4:52 PM
The October 1-14 issue of New York Magazine issued 10 pages of anti-Kavanaugh bile under the heading “Her and Him -- The hearing that broke America.” It’s a collection of brief essays on the September 27 Senate Judiciary committee testimony of Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh: Ten pages of inchoate liberal rage, from liberals including Jonathan Chait, Frank Rich,…
CBS: ‘What Message’ Does ‘Support for Kavanaugh Send to Women?’
October 2nd, 2018 12:36 PM
CBS This Morning on Tuesday amplified the network’s one-sided narrative when it comes to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The show’s co-hosts wondered “what message” any kind of support for Kavanaugh sends to women. They also pushed the idea that women simply aren’t allowed to get angry.
NY Mag Hits Dems, Journos From Left; GOP 'White Supremacy'
July 17th, 2018 4:15 PM
“Summer of Rage,” feminist author Rebecca Traister’s entry for New York magazine, actually attacked the Democratic Party and journalists from the left while defending harassment of Trump officials in public. The online subhead set the tone: “White men are the minority in the United States -- no wonder they get uncomfortable when their power is challenged.”
Fresh Air? NPR Show Obsesses Over Anita Hill, Elides Media Harassers
December 1st, 2017 12:01 PM
In the midst of all the sexual harassment shockers emerging from the media, Hollywood, and politics, the Left is still hailing Anita Hill as the patron saint of sexual harassment. An especially egregious case unfolded on Thursday afternoon, as the NPR show Fresh Air with Terry Gross spent a half-hour re-litigating Clarence Thomas as a harasser with his old journalistic nemesis Jane Mayer (now…
New York Mag: Sexist USA Not Ready for Angry Female Candidate Hillary
September 26th, 2017 8:45 AM
The appearance of Hillary Clinton’s campaign autobiography instigated yet another round of sexism excuses for her loss to Donald Trump. In the Sept. 18 issue of New York magazine, feminist author Rebecca Traister not-so-subtly suggests American just can’t handle an (angry) powerful woman: “Hillary, Heated – She’s finally expressing some righteous anger. Why does that…
Hello Fact Checkers! Hillary Says She Beat Trump, Nixon Was Impeached
May 28th, 2017 3:05 AM
The Associated Press, PolitiFact, CNN, Snopes and all of the other "fact-checkers" should be busy this weekend and well into next week vetting the howlers contained in Rebecca Traister's New York Magazine Friday afternoon interview of a politician who has been in the public eye for decades. But it's a virtual lock that they won't bother, because the person Traister…
NYMag Pundit: Trump, GOP Agree Women Aren’t ‘Full Human Beings’
October 11th, 2016 5:58 PM
Liberals like to allege that Donald Trump turns the bigoted subtext of longstanding Republican ideas into text that’s about as subtle as a whoopee cushion. As Rebecca Traister put it in a Monday article, the GOP traditionally has been “covert” about “the very biases that [Trump] makes coarse and plain.” Regarding the uproar over the Access Hollywood audio, Traister…
Pundit Lauds Bill For Discussing Hillary As an ‘Object of Desire’
July 28th, 2016 2:26 PM
They’re calling it the feel-good romantic hit of the summer, or at least of the Democratic convention. Bill Clinton’s long, granular tribute to Hillary Rodham Clinton had several liberal pundits swooning. Dahlia Lithwick of Slate wrote that it was during this speech that “for the first time…most of us met” Hillary, whom “we have all been following and…
Liberal Writer: Media to Blame For Hillary’s ‘Political PTSD’
June 4th, 2016 3:37 PM
As many NewsBusters readers know, a fairly common talking point on the left is that Hillary (and Bill) Clinton have consistently gotten a raw deal from the national media. Unsurprisingly, New York Magazine’s Rebecca Traister raised the issue in an 8,200-word piece on Hillary and her campaign that appears in the magazine’s May 30 issue. “If Clinton suffers from a kind of…
Traister: End of 'White Male Power' Causing 'Fury and Violence' in US
December 20th, 2015 12:16 PM
The current election campaign pits the forces of backlash (“the old and angry”) against the forces of frontlash (“the new and different”), and November’s vote will be “a referendum on the existence and civic participation of Americans who are not white men,” contended Traister in a Wednesday piece for New York magazine.
Traister posited that “…
New Republic Writer Lauds Hillary’s ‘Leftward Shifts Toward Sanity’
June 17th, 2015 10:11 PM
From her years at Yale Law School until early in her Senate career, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s liberal credentials rarely were questioned. Since then, many on the left have come to doubt that Hillary is one of them, for reasons that include her support for the Iraq war and her alleged coziness with Wall Street.
Rebecca Traister believes that it’s been twenty-five, not fifteen, years…