NYT's 'Woe Is Us' Report on Ohio Dems Woefully Short on Fact Checking

September 30th, 2014 8:53 PM
On Sunday, Trip Gabriel at the New York Times had the thankless task of concocting a report which would somehow make Ohio Democrats feel positive about winning at least one statewide office in November instead of getting skunked, which appears pretty likely at this point. That's because the campaign of the Dems' gubernatorial candidate, affectionately known as the Wreck That Is Edward…

New York Times Nervously Documents North Carolina's 'Abrupt Rightward

May 19th, 2014 7:32 AM
The New York Times is obsessed with the disturbing rightward shift in North Carolina, and used the uninspiring hook (the start of a state legislative session) to run yet another ominous story. It was reporter Trip Gabriel's turn on Sunday to document how not even North Carolina's governor is right-wing enough for the newly conservative state legislature: "North Carolina Governor…

NYT's Gabriel Claims Gosnell Trial 'Been Widely Covered' Ever Since Pr

May 1st, 2013 1:41 PM
The New York Times's Trip Gabriel reported Tuesday that each side has rested its case in the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, on trial for four charges of infanticide at his Philadelphia clinic. The first paragraph is revealing: “They are known as Baby Boy A, Baby C, Baby D and Baby E, all of whom prosecutors call murdered children and the defense calls aborted fetuses -- the…

NY Times Finally Sends Reporter to Gosnell Infanticide Trial, Cites 'E

April 16th, 2013 2:02 PM
A mere month after the trial began, the New York Times has, under pressure, sent a reporter to Philadelphia to cover the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell on charges of mass infanticide. Trip Gabriel did indeed file from Philadelphia on Tuesday, "Online Furor Draws Press to Abortion Doctor's Trial." But his location was mostly irrelevant, as he only pinned two and a half…

Whose 'Embarrassment' Is Secret Taping of Sen. McConnell? NYT Says It

April 16th, 2013 8:11 AM
At least one major paper is taking seriously the illicit taping of Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell's strategy session by a left-wing Democratic PAC, which then found its way into the left-wing magazine Mother Jones. The magazine's first foray into hidden video struck left-wing gold -- capturing candidate Mitt Romney's claim at a fundraiser about the "47 percent…

NYT's Trip Gabriel's Hostile Trip to 'White, Ethnic' Enclave of Pennsy

April 2nd, 2013 1:06 PM
New York Times reporter Trip Gabriel visited the "white, ethnic...stronghold" of Hazleton, Pennsylvania on Monday and cast it as reactionary under the headline "New Attitude on Immigration Skips an Old Coal Town." Before Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigrants, before “self-deportation” became the Republican presidential platform in 2012, there was…

NY Times Sees 'Austerity,' "Poor May Be Hit Particularly Hard' by 'Pai

March 4th, 2013 3:19 PM
The perils and victims of the round of the mandatory federal spending cuts known as sequestration led the New York Times' weekend coverage, with the 2.4% cut in annual federal spending that went into effect starting Friday labeled "austerity" and ushered in with headlines warning that "Poor May Be Hit Particularly Hard." Also: those who still approve of Congress tend to…

NYT: Republican Cuccinelli Is Controversial in Virginia Gov. Race, but

March 1st, 2013 8:47 AM
In "G.O.P.'s Ideological Split Appears in Virginia Governor's Race," New York Times reporter Trip Gabriel saw a controversial candidate on one side of the Virginia governor's race -- Republican candidate Kenneth Cuccinelli, Virginia's attorney general, who has support in the Tea Party and social conservative wings of the party. His likely Democratic opponent? Terry…

NYT's Trip Gabriel Warns GOP: Don't Rule Out Hollywood Star Ashley Jud

February 19th, 2013 2:26 PM
New York Times reporter Trip Gabriel promoted movie star and aspiring liberal politician Ashley Judd on Saturday: "Kentuckians Don’t Rule Out a Star as a Senator." Gabriel wrote: "How serious could such a candidacy be? Plenty, it turns out."

NYTimes Suggests GOP Ignored 'More Moderate, and Diverse, Direction of

November 8th, 2012 1:44 PM
New York Times campaign reporter Trip Gabriel in the paper's Election 2012 section Thursday suggested Paul Ryan's brand of fiscal restraint was a dead end for the GOP in the "demographically diverse" United States: "Ryan in Republican Forefront, But Loss May Bring Blame – Questions on Whether Ticket Needed More Moderation." For Representative Paul D. Ryan,…

Among New York Times's Excuses for Obama's 'Disaster' Debate: His 'Dis

October 8th, 2012 11:20 AM
On Monday's front page, New York Times reporters Peter Baker and Trip Gabriel used the upcoming vice presidential debate to criticize Obama's performance in his debate with Mitt Romney last week: "Biden Up Next, Obama's Aides Plot Comeback." The Times didn't flinch from calling out Obama's "disaster" of a debate performance, but did find some excuses…

NYT's Trip Gabriel Defends Biden's 'Stray Sentence' About the Buried M

October 3rd, 2012 2:50 PM
Vice President Joe Biden's latest gaffe came when he asked a North Carolina crowd how Romney and Ryan can "justify raising taxes on the middle class that’s been buried the last four years?" perhaps forgetting his boss has been in charge during that exact time frame (and that the Romney campaign denies it will raise taxes on the middle class). It predictably failed to make…

NYT's Trip Gabriel Makes 'Mountain' Out of a Molehill Over Latest Dem

September 7th, 2012 3:21 PM
New York Times campaign reporter Trip Gabriel joined vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and his brother Tobin on a plane above the Rocky Mountains – and devoted a full story to probing Ryan's claims on climbing them, in Friday's "For Ryan, Perks Of Joining Ticket Can Be Weighty." Gabriel rode with the paper's trendy passion for partisan-slanted "fact-checking…

NYT's Trip Gabriel Accuses GOP of Out-of-Context 'Misrepresentation' o

August 23rd, 2012 1:25 PM
New York Times reporter Trip Gabriel posted Wednesday on "Chris the Baker" -- Chris McMurray, a cookie store owner who made waves when he turned away VP Joe Biden from a prospective shop visit. Yesterday he joined Rep. Paul Ryan at a campaign rally in Roanoke, Va., site of President Obama's infamous "You didn't build that" remark, widely seen as dismissive of…