NY Times Seizes on Alarmist CDC Guidance: 'Universal Masking'

July 31st, 2021 2:56 PM

New York Times covid-beat reporter Apoorva Mandavilli’s overheated lead story on Saturday, “Immunized People Can Spread Virus, the C.D.C. Reports,” seized upon rushed guidance from the Centers for Disease Control. The numbers from a comprehensive study of a virus outbreak over the July 4th holiday in the coastal resort town of Provincetown seem alarming at first glance. But are…

The Mythological White Supremacist

July 30th, 2021 1:55 PM

Washington -- We at The American Spectator call it “Kultursmog,” and it is the only kind of smog of which our friends on the left approve. Actually, they not only approve of Kultursmog, but they contribute to it. Kultursmog is that aspect of American culture that is utterly politicized, and it is politicized by the politics of the left. Its leading centers of pollution are Hollywood,…

NYT Reporter Deletes Tweet Calling Trump Supporters 'Enemies of State'

July 29th, 2021 7:24 PM

The media are taking advantage of the politically hostile climate they created by increasingly pushing the boundaries on how much they can get away with in demonizing conservatives. New York Times  reporter Katie Benner provoked backlash Tuesday when she got a little too zealous in this effort, calling Trump supporters, “enemies of the state.”

NY Times's Answer to 'Media' Smears? Smear the GOP, of Course!

July 29th, 2021 9:40 AM

Five years after Jim Rutenberg got the ball rolling, New York Times media reporter Marc Tracy publicly angled for even less impartial coverage of conservative political figures in “Trump Is Gone, but the Media’s Misinformation Challenge Is Still Here.” The full deck of online headlines: Should news outlets contextualize false claims made by powerful people? Or ignore them…

NYT Is SO Disappointed in Trump Critic for Slamming Dems

July 27th, 2021 2:42 PM

The New York Times’ lead National section story Monday found reporter Catie Edmondson disappointed in House Republican Nancy Mace of South Carolina, in “‘New Voice’ for G.O.P. Returns to the Party’s Fold – South Carolina congresswoman’s pivot reflects rank-and-file’s reluctance to challenge Trump.” Text box: “Instead of challenging party orthodoxy, leaning in to…

New York Times Hypes 'New Surge' of COVID, Blames 'Top Conservatives'

July 27th, 2021 9:24 AM

Apoorva Mandavilli, the New York Times’ chief Covid correspondent, filed Monday’s lead story: “Shot Refusal Gives Variant Room to Grow – More Vaccinations Key to Halting New Surge.” Mandavilli has a history of spreading coronavirus pessimism, and in May notoriously claimed that the "lab leak" theory had racist origins. Monday’s lead combined mild virus alarmism with partisan…

Hypocrite NY Times Ignores Vaccine Skepticism of Nets, Blames GOP

July 21st, 2021 5:25 PM

The New York Times is suffering a pandemic of partisan vaccination politics. The latest shot came in Wednesday’s paper, with Jonathan Weisman and Sheryl Gay Stolberg reporting “G.O.P. Sees Virus Surge on Its Turf but Lets Vaccine Skepticism Spread.” The text box affixed blame: “Republicans lag in inoculations but put the blame on others.” But nowhere in the paper’s constant…

NYTimes Bashes Boris Over Soccer Row:‘Trump-Like Quandary Over Racism’

July 20th, 2021 10:03 PM

You know the New York Times is against you when a story compares you to Donald Trump in the headline and lead paragraph. Monday’s report by London bureau chief Mark Landler found Boris Johnson, Britain’s embattled Conservative Party Prime Minister, in Trumpish straits: “A Trump-Like Quandary Over Racism and Sports Roils Johnson in Britain.”

1619 Project Creator Professed Her Love For Free & ‘Equal’ Commie Cuba

July 19th, 2021 4:26 PM

Would you look at that? The creator of the “1619 Project,” that infernal New York Times piece that reframes America’s founding as being all about promoting slavery, is a fan of Communism and what Castro did to Cuba. Are we surprised? Well no, not really.

Cynical NY Times Whines GOP ‘Ready to Pounce’ on Biden Migrant Policy

July 18th, 2021 7:53 PM

The New York Times front page on Saturday reported that “Biden Is Facing New Pressures Over Migrants.” But the Times painted the Biden-encouraged rush to America’s southern border, where the number of apprehensions have hit record levels, as less an actual crisis and more of a worrisome political issue for Democrats, with the threat of Republicans (yes) “seizing” on…

NY Times In Texas-Sized Freakout: 'Can Texas Turn Further Right?'

July 18th, 2021 6:43 PM

A front-page New York Times story Saturday by Reid Epstein managed to pack in 18 hostile ideological labels into an 1,800-word story on a sadly familiar theme at the paper -- how far Texas is hurdling to “the right" politically under GOP control -- in “Can Texas Turn Further Right? Top 2 Republicans Say It Can.” The paper is running versions of this same story every week now…

NYT's Ezra Klein Yawns at Murderous Eco-Terrorism

July 16th, 2021 9:28 PM

Ezra Klein, founder of the left-leaning “news-explainer” site Vox and now a high-profile New York Times opinion columnist with his own Times podcast, was granted over 2,000 words to condone the bombing of oil pipelines by environmental radicals, “It Seems Odd That We Would Just Let the World Burn.” Klein’s piece, inspired by an eco-terrorist book by Andrew Malm,…

NYT HYPOCRITES Quiet on Biden Smears of Unpatriotic, Undemocratic GOP

July 15th, 2021 10:05 AM

During the Iraq War in 2003 and Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, the New York Times haughtily defended Democrats against having their patriotism questioned by conservatives -- something which almost never happened. Yet Democrats are cheered when they actually slime Republicans and Republican policies as “unpatriotic,” using that exact term, just like President…

‘One of the Worst Narratives for Us’: Facebook Execs Feared Trump Win

July 14th, 2021 1:51 PM

Facebook executives were terrified of being blamed for a Trump presidential victory, according to a New York Times story. Those same executives later censored the Hunter Biden story that helped Joe Biden win the presidency.