After Murders, NYTimes Cries White Racism Against Asians, Blames Trump
March 19th, 2021 8:42 PM
The murder of eight people at three Atlanta-area massage parlors led the news. Six of the victims were Asian and the killer is white, a fact that sparked liberal shouts of “hate crime” from the media, including the New York Times. Taking it further, the Times even blamed year-old Trump statements accurately pointing out the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.
NY Times Shows Hypocrisy on Race, Hugo Chavez, and Maxine Waters
January 9th, 2021 4:45 PM
The inexcusable rioting and looting in the halls and floors of the U.S. Congress this week has cast a shameful pall over the country. But the New York Times often went beyond justifiably calling out the rioters and those who egged them on. The paper overreached, making accusations of racial favoritism among police and alleging a double standard on riots, while ignoring liberal…
After Noor Conviction, NYTimes Has Strange New Concern for Cop Rights
May 5th, 2019 6:30 PM
New York Times reporter John Eligon, after years of criticizing police in the aftermath of racially charged shootings, is suddenly concerned about police being unfairly treated. He led off Saturday’s National section page with “Black Officer, White Victim and Rare Murder Conviction,” on the verdict of third-degree murder a Minneapolis jury returned against Mohamed Noor, a former police officer…
NY Times: Unchecked Hate Toward Omar 'Has American Muslims Shuddering'
April 28th, 2019 6:33 AM
New York Times reporter John Eligon filed an aggrieved defense (disguised as a news story) of Rep. Ilhan Omar from Kansas City, who’s been widely accused of anti-Semitism: “American Muslims View Omar’s Controversies, and the Fallout, With Unease.” The online headline was even more slanted: “Unchecked ‘Hate’ Toward Rep. Ilhan Omar Has American Muslims Shuddering.” Eligon previously went soft on…
NYT Easy on Black Israelites: Less Scary Than 'White Guy in MAGA Hat'
January 24th, 2019 9:16 AM
In his New York Times profile “Hebrew Israelites See Divine Intervention in Lincoln Memorial Confrontation,” reporter John Eligon downplayed the obvious offensiveness of the racist and homophobic Black Hebrew Israelites cult, while even shelling out some praise. The group is in the spotlight thanks to their verbal assaults on the Kentucky Catholic school teens, captured on video as part of the…
NYT’s Eligon Gushes Over Anti-Cop Protesters in High-Crime St. Louis
October 21st, 2017 7:58 PM
New York Times Kansas City-based reporter John Eligon took sides on anti-police protests in St. Louis in Saturday’s investigation, “Protests Disrupt Commerce in St. Louis, and Regional Leaders Take Notice.” Eligon went to a Trump-hating pizzeria chain owner for the local angle. The reporter gushed: "The protesters have largely won the public relations battle against the police -- who have made…
NYT’s Eligon Takes on NFL Protests From Left: Capitalism to Blame?
September 28th, 2017 10:33 AM
In his lead National section story for Wednesday’s New York Times, race-issues reporter John Eligon took on the spate of National Football League players protesting the National Anthem, at the apparent instigation of President Trump. But far from applying a balanced take on a movement embraced by the racial and social justice left, Eligon went further to the left to attack the protests as being…
NYT Can’t Quite Forgive White Female for Making Black Movie 'Detroit'
August 5th, 2017 9:48 PM
New York Times reporter John Eligon talked to acclaimed movie director Kathryn Bigelow about her new provocative movie “Detroit,” based on a real police incident in the racial powder-keg of Detroit in the summer of 1967: “A White Director, the Police and Race in ‘Detroit.’”
What’s the Matter With Kansas? NYT Says ‘Beleaguered’ Brownback
July 28th, 2017 2:44 PM
The New York Times, never overly interested in Middle America, has nonetheless long had the knives out for Kansas’ Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, striving to make him a national example of the perils of foolish tax cutting and delighting in his “failed” right-wing experiment in Kansas. Mitch Smith and Jacey Fortin. “Kansas Governor to Be Nominated as Ambassador.” The reporters took precisely four…
‘Dictators’ and Double Standards: NYT Loves Leftist Anti-Trump Protest
November 13th, 2016 6:45 PM
Remember those concerned New York Times stories about the dictatorial dangers of refusing to accept election results? Apparently they only applied to Donald Trump. In Sunday’s edition, New York Times reporters hypocritically hailed anti-Trump demonstrators in “Protesters Take Anti-Trump Message to His Doorstep, and Plan Next Steps."
NYT Rewinds, Hails QB's Anthem Sit-In, Tries Stirring More Protests
September 18th, 2016 2:33 PM
It's Week 2 of the NFL season, and the controversy over San Francisco 49er's quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the National Anthem still simmers among those die-hard sports fans in the liberal news and opinion pages of the New York Times. Times critic-at-large Wesley Morris had a think-piece at the front of the Times Sunday Magazine, “Stand and Deliver,” while another Times…
NYT Marks Freddie Gray Death With Impatience at Lack of Cop Conviction
April 13th, 2016 7:37 PM
The New York Times marked the one-year anniversary of the death in Baltimore of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died of a spinal cord injury a week after being arrested. With a mayoral election and the trials of six police officers charged in Gray’s death looming in May, reporters John Eligon and Sheryl Gay Stolberg took a biased look back at last year’s looting and violence in…
NYT Supports Radical Afrocentric, Islamic Schools -- But Not Hebrew
March 1st, 2016 1:11 PM
Kansas City-based New York Times reporter John Eligon, most noted at NewsBusters for calling Kansas Republicans “conservative” or "right-wing" every other word, sympathetically covered the proposed shuttering of an Afro-centric school in Chicago: “Poor Scores Leave Afrocentric Schools Vulnerable -- Chicago Academy, Lauded for Instilling Pride and Confidence, Faces Closing.” Eligon mostly skipped…
'Extreme Wing' Pro-Lifers Wins in ND, but Civil Unions Means 'Jubilant
March 27th, 2013 2:56 PM
Only some social issues are divisive in the Plains states, or so implies the New York Times. A sour tone permeated Wednesday's front-page story by John Eligon and Erik Eckholm from Fargo on North Dakota's strict new abortion laws, which ban abortions based on sex or disability and forbid abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detectable: "New Laws Ban Most Abortions in North Dakota." Yet Colorado's…