NYT Profiles Sore-Loser Abrams: ‘A Star Multitasker’s Latest Chapter'

May 9th, 2021 4:34 PM

New York Times reporter-at-large Sarah Lyall was granted the full back page of Sunday’s Arts & Leisure section to suck up to liberal voting activist and sore-loser Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. 

Giddy NYTimes Prematurely Blessed Biden Blowout: 400 Electoral Votes!

November 5th, 2020 1:23 PM

The New York Times got ahead of itself in more ways than one over Election 2020. On the afternoon of Election Day, the paper was obliged to delete a tweet that arrogantly stated “the role of declaring a winner of the presidential election falls to the news media….” Um, no. The Times joined the “Biden blowout” brigade around a month ago with increasingly confident…

NY Times Shares Liberal Horror: Could 'Serial Killer' Trump Win Again?

October 23rd, 2020 9:55 AM

New York Times reporter at large Sarah Lyall has pivoted from mocking the Brexit movement and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to commiserating with U.S. Democrats in mortifying fashion as they fear another Election Night nightmare: “For Democrats, Horror Never Ends – Replaying 2016 in an endless loop, with healthy doses of fear, stress and loathing.” If Lyall has any clue how bad…

NY Times Unleashes Shrinks and PHONY FACT CHECKS for Debate

October 1st, 2020 12:54 PM

Before the chaotic presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden began, Tuesday’s New York Times’ “political memo” by Sarah Lyall seeded the ground with “Debating How to Debate Trump, the Unpredictable Aggressor,” bringing in psychiatrists and others to advise Biden on how to deal with Trump during the debate (and how Hillary Clinton should have dealt with him in 2016).…

NYT’s Sexist Takeaway From RNC: Attacks Tiffany, Ivanka, and Guilfoyle

August 30th, 2020 5:32 PM

New York Times “writer at large” Sarah Lyall issued a snotty, sexist story for Saturday’s edition, “The Trump Show’s Supporting Female Cast,” arbitrarily bashing the female members of Trump’s family and any other women who have the bad taste to be in the Trump Administration’s orbit. Remember this is a “political memo” in the paper’s news section: "[Kimberly] Guilfoyle -- older, brasher,…

NY Times Puffs Thriller Writer: Trump Reality Scarier Than Any Fiction

December 23rd, 2019 3:44 PM
An odd lead story choice for the New York Times National section Sunday: A fawning profile of the latest resistance leader...thriller author Richard North Patterson? “But nothing he has addressed in his novels, Mr. Patterson says, is as urgent or scary as the events taking place right now in real life. Now 72 years old, he has put thrillers behind him -- the high-wire stories set in…

How Do You Spell Hysteria? NYT Sees ‘Permanent Effect’ of Trump Typos

September 1st, 2019 4:34 PM

New York Times reporter Sarah Lyall made the front page on Sunday with the vital news that Trump’s tweets have contain misspellings: "...Leaving aside its splenetic tone and in-your-face ad hominem attacks, knee-jerk defensiveness and ugly, dog-whistle language, why is so much of the direct communication from the president to the world heaving with bad grammar, bad spelling, bizarre…

Apocalyptic NY Times Bashes Boris Johnson: ‘End of Britain?’

July 25th, 2019 4:01 PM
There was no honeymoon for Boris Johnson, the new Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in the New York Times. The same old hostility greeted him, and his push to make good on the 2016 referendum to leave the European Union, known as Brexit: "After a lifetime of joking and blustering and maneuvering his way into jobs and then sabotaging himself with poor preparation and…

NYT Bashes Boris, 'Virtually Cultlike Certitude' of Brexit Embrace

July 11th, 2019 2:20 PM
The New York Times does not like British Conservative politician Boris Johnson, and certainly not his Brexit cause, and makes little attempt to hide it, even in its news coverage (and forget about the opinion section). Reporter Stephen Castle’s coverage of the debate between conservatives Johnson and Jeremy Hunt over who would become the Conservative Party’s new leader (and in effect…

NYT Delirious Over Democratic Field: Stacey Abrams the Trekkie!

March 9th, 2019 4:07 PM
The New York Times' front page on Saturday featured political reporter Sydney Ember in Iowa savoring all the wonderful Democratic candidates primed to defeat President Trump in November 2020: “‘Beat Trump’ Fervor Lifts All 2020 Democrats.” Meanwhile, another odd article praised losing Georgia governor candidate Stacey Abrams for...being a Trekkie? "Ms. Abrams,…

NYT's Lyall Keeps Tabs on 'Stealthy and Dangerous' Pro-Brexit Boris

September 16th, 2018 2:04 PM
New York Times reporter Sarah Lyall, fiercely anti-Brexit, has made it a pastime to belittle iconoclastic, shock-haired Conservative Party politician and Brexit proponent Boris Johnson, which she does in Sunday’s paper: “Witty and Shameless, He Aims to Run Britain – A Populist, Johnson Fits Trump’s Mold.” One can assume that the comparison to Trump is not intended as…

NY Times Again Whitewashes Joseph Stalin's Reign of Terror

June 29th, 2018 11:31 AM
New York Times reporter Sarah Lyall offered a disturbing look at the World Cup host city of Volgograd, Russia, where some  actually have found World War II-related memories of one of the world’s cruelest dictators, Joseph Stalin. But the most important part of a story on Stalin is nearly absent: Why he is such a controversial figure in the first place. Whitewashing the crimes of Soviet…

'Will London Fall?' NYT's Brexit Mocker Mourns Lefty Version of London

April 11th, 2017 1:49 PM
The front of Tuesday’s New York Times featured a long essay by Sarah Lyall on Brexit, “A Mighty City Trembles at a Global Crossroad -- With Britain Leaving Europe, Can London Remain a Capital of the World?” The online headline was stark: “Will London Fall?” The NYT made a big production of it, with big photos over the fold on the front and inside, with Lyall “…

Pre-Results NYT: Hill a Feminist Hero, Trump's 'Anti-Semitic' Support

November 9th, 2016 6:01 PM
During the New York Times rather sedate and solemn (wonder why?) live election night coverage, reporter Maggie Haberman whined that “the amount of open misogyny during this campaign has been really striking, from a lot of Trump’s supporters.” Sarah Lyall’s front-page story in Wednesday’s edition (before most of the results were in) also took a feminist angle: “…