NYT Front Page: GOP Mixing ‘Religious Fervor With Conspiracy Theories'

July 11th, 2022 6:40 AM

The New York Times did some more 2022 campaigning for the Democratic Party on Saturday’s front-page, above-the-fold story by Elizabeth Dias, the paper’s “faith and politics” reporter: “On Far Right, Devout Efforts To Get Elected.” The online headline deck really brought the reporter's revulsion home to the paper’s skittish liberal readership: “The Far-Right Christian Quest for Power…

NYT Puzzled: Why Isn't Pro-Choice Catholic Biden Directing Church?

June 23rd, 2021 8:15 AM

On the front page of Monday’s New York Times, religion reporters Elizabeth Dias and Ruth Graham joined up for “In Rift With Biden, a Dramatic Show of Force by a Conservative Catholic Movement.” The lead was spectacularly wrongheaded: "Pope Francis and President Biden, both liberals, are the two most high-profile Roman Catholics in the world. But in the United States, neither of these…

NYT Worships Pro-Abort Biden: ‘Lifetime Steeped in Christian Rituals'

June 21st, 2021 5:15 PM

Catholic bishops in America voted to draft guidance regarding the Church’s sacrament of the Eucharist, guidance which would deny Holy Communion to public figures (including President Biden, a Catholic) who support abortion. And the New York Times was aggrieved on Biden’s behalf, turning it into Saturday’s lead story by “faith”-beat reporter Elizabeth Dias: “Bishops On Path To Refuse…

NY Times Proclaims: ‘Liberal Christianity Ascends With Biden’s Faith’

January 25th, 2021 4:25 PM

The New York Times remains devout in showing respect for religion -- of the liberal variety -- in its coverage of the new Biden Administration. “Faith and politics” reporter Elizabeth Dias’s lead story in Sunday’s National section of the New York Times gullibly relayed “Liberal Christianity Ascends With Biden’s Faith.”

NYT Angle on Mormons: ‘History of Religious Fundamentalist Settlers'

November 6th, 2019 10:25 PM
The New York Times burnished its reputation for hostility toward religion with a crass tweet that denigrated the American family of Mormons, massacred by a drug cartel in Mexico, as they were traveling in an SUV caravan on Monday. Six children and three women were killed. The Times tweeted the story out on Tuesday afternoon with negative connotations of the women and children victims: 

NYT Plays Dumb on MAGA Teen School's Blackout Game, Hits Right to Life

January 23rd, 2019 7:24 AM
New York Times religion reporter Elizabeth Dias went to Kentucky to see how the locals were handling the unearned vitriol aimed at their sons at Covington Catholic High School after the viral video of the infamous confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial, for Tuesday’s “A Digital-Era Frenzy Sweeps Up a School Steeped in Tradition.” While the mainstream media has been forced to back off their more…

NYT Lauds Christian Love for Beto 'in Conservative, Bible-Belt Texas'

October 10th, 2018 1:12 PM
The New York Times is still leading the cheers for Democrat Beto O’Rourke in his quest to unseat Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in November. In Wednesday’s lead story for the National section, Elizabeth Dias devoted 1,900 words to sudden respect for Christian evangelicals: “In Deep-Red Texas, Evangelical Women Trickle Toward O’Rourke -- Citing moral imperative to fight Trump’s agenda.”

NYT Times: GOP in 'Extreme Peril' for Showing 'Contempt' for Blasey

September 23rd, 2018 3:21 PM
The New York Times’ co-lead story naturally dealt with the Kavanaugh controversy: “Nominee’s Fate Is Pivotal Point In U.S. Politics – An Apex in the Struggle Over Women’s Status.” Reporters portrayed Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, and last-minute sexual-assault accusations, through the prism of Kavanaugh taking away women’s rights through gutting Roe v. Wade as a future member of the…

NYT Tries to Deter ‘Incendiary...Hard-Right' Blackburn's Pro-Life View

September 10th, 2018 12:57 PM
The New York Times, which is always eager to help Republican candidates, insisted Marsha Blackburn would be making a tactical error in emphasizing her pro-life bona fides as the GOP’s candidate for U.S. Senate in Tennessee. Last month Dias embraced identity politics by celebrating Rashida Tlaib’s Democratic primary victory in Detroit. But the paper’s support for women only goes only to those with…

NYT Identify Politics: Dem Fights 'Anti-Muslim...Islamophobia'

August 15th, 2018 4:30 PM
Indulging in obvious identify politics in Wednesday’s New York Times, reporter Elizabeth Dias celebrated Rashida Tlaib’s Democratic primary victory in Detroit right along with her supporters in “Candidate’s Palestinian Heritage Infuses Sense of Community in Detroit.” Already, her story offers a remarkable counterpoint to anti-Muslim policy and sentiment rising around the country, and especially…

NY Times Frets Over Court Threat to Gays, 'Transgender Women of Color'

July 5th, 2018 2:31 PM
Reporters Liam Stack and Elizabeth Dias offered a Thursday New York Times story headlined “Why the Supreme Court Opening Could Affect Gay Marriage as Well as Abortion.” Besides taking sides on the issue of gay marriage, resumed the paper’s bad habit of superfluous ideological labeling, with ten “conservative” references in the 1,200-word report compared to a single “liberal” label, in the first…

NYT Front Seethes Over Gorsuch as Pivotal SC Decisions Lean Right

June 27th, 2018 9:02 AM
As two major Supreme Court decisions, on the travel ban and an abortion/free-speech question, were settled with 5-4 majorities, the New York Times devoted a front-page story to Trump’s selection of Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch, while anguishing over the Republican decision not to give then-President Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland a hearing in 2016, in “G.O.P. Tactics in 2016 Pay Off in…

NYT: Pence Bad to Meet With Christians, Trump Bad Not to Meet Muslims

June 15th, 2018 10:58 AM
Should the Trump administration interact with religious leaders? It depends. New York Times' Catie Edmondson went hard against Trump’s supposed anti-Muslim (as opposed to anti-Islamic terrorism) animus in “As Trump Woos Middle Eastern Leaders, Muslim Americans Feel Scorned.” Yet the Times also criticized the Trump administration for meeting with Christians. 

NYT Shames Israel for Attack on ‘Mostly Unarmed' Hamas Protestors

May 16th, 2018 5:10 PM
The New York Times has been heavily criticized for its blatantly anti-Israeli coverage of the deadly protest in Gaza, after the terrorist group Hamas urged Palestinian civilians to rush the fence guarding Israel’s border from attack. The disparity continued on Wednesday’s front page, “Israelis Reflect: ‘I Hope at Least That Each Bullet Was Justified.’” Reporters Isabel Kershner and David…