New York Times Attacks Gutfeld For Promoting 'Nihilism'

June 27th, 2023 4:45 PM

With the network comedians on strike, Fox’s Greg Gutfeld is currently the sole late night comic on air and that led the New York Times’s Matt Flegenheimer and Jeremy Peters to pen a nearly 4,000-word profile of Gutfeld where he was smeared as a nihilist working for a network that is a threat to democracy.

NYT REJOICES Over 'Normal' GOPer Sununu as Anti-DeSantis Alternative

February 23rd, 2023 6:49 PM

A New York Times profile of Gov. Chris Sununu, the moderate Republican governor of New Hampshire, positioned him as the acceptable Republican presidential candidate for 2024, unlike those culture warriors and Trump “acolytes” like Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley -- and Donald Trump himself. The online headline was contemptuous of Republicans: “Chris Sununu Eyes the G.O.P.’s ‘Normal’ Lane…

NYT Paints DeSantis As Right-Wing Strongman, ‘Crush[ing] Adversaries'

September 15th, 2022 10:04 PM

Another day, another Ron DeSantis hit piece in a major newspaper. “Is Ron DeSantis the Future of the Republican Party?” by New York Times reporter Matt Flegenheimer is set to appear in the September 18 Sunday Magazine, posing the question: Will Florida’s governor throw his hat in the ring for president, even if Donald Trump runs as well? After some preamble, Flegenheimer sets…

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 predictions…

NY Times: Pence the Mansplainer, Sexist to Find Harris ‘Condescending'

October 8th, 2020 5:43 PM

The New York Times’ coverage of the 2020 vice-presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris was almost as slanted as CNN and MSNBC’s, complete with a full story on “fly”-gate and accusations of mansplaining by Pence against Harris. For example, reporter Maggie Astor accused debate viewers of sexism and racism for finding Harris condescending.

NYTimes Engages in Awful Fact-Checking, Tars GOP 'Alternate Histories'

August 28th, 2020 10:42 AM

The New York Times set the table for Night Three from the Republican National Convention by accusing Republicans of “using selectively edited scenes to exaggerate violence from the summer protest movement….warping momentary scenes of violence from largely peaceful protests earlier this year into scenes of chaos.” A convention recap tried to gin up sympathy for poor Joe Biden: "The…

NYT Gets Emotional Over Biden’s Bio: 'A Good Man to Defeat a Bad Man'

August 22nd, 2020 9:36 AM

The New York Times got mawkish over Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night. The front page of Friday’s New York Times found reporter Matt Flegenheimer’s prose in full overbearing flower paying homage to his challenging personal biography: “Despair, Detours and the Fulfillment of a Dream.” Former White House…

NYT Spins: Trump's Tulsa Rally ‘Terrible Idea,' Black Protests Awesome

June 20th, 2020 11:27 PM

The New York Times on Saturday hypocritically hectored Trump supporters before their rally Saturday night in Tulsa. Reporter Matt Flegenheimer’s “news analysis” in Saturday’s edition used the gathering as an unflattering metaphor for the administration’s high-risk strategy in general: “‘What Do You Have To Lose?’ Best Read The Fine Print.” 

New York Times Front-Page Sugar Puff on Biden's Tender Loving Eulogies

June 12th, 2020 2:46 PM

The New York Times somehow thinks it's front-page investigative reporting to do a deep dive....into Biden's self-selected pile of eulogies so they can tout him as the anti-Trump, an "Emissary of Grief" who demonstrates the "capacity to heal." 

NY Times Reporter Panics Over Trump’s ‘Anti-Democratic Streak’

June 5th, 2020 6:40 PM

New York Times political reporter Matt Flegenheimer filed a panicky “Political Memo” for Wednesday’s edition: “Trump’s Bible Photo Op Further Divides Debate On State of Democracy.” It’s another brick in the edifice the paper is trying to construct portraying Trump as a danger to American democracy.

NY Times Front Page: Dumb Donald Wants Us to Drink Disinfectant

April 28th, 2020 8:11 AM
Reporter Matt Flegenheimer on the front page of the New York TImes: "Mr. Trump’s performance that evening, when he suggested that injections of disinfectants into the human body could help combat the coronavirus, did not sound like the work of a doctor, a genius, or a person with a good you-know-what....No modern American politician can match Mr. Trump’s record of false or illogical statements,…

NYT: Virus Shows We Blew ‘Most Important Election’ of Lives on Trump

April 8th, 2020 9:30 PM
Wednesday’s New York Times featured political reporter Matt Flegenheimer's 1,200-word anti-Trump screed disguised as a “news analysis”: “Is Our Most Important Election Ahead, or Is It Behind Us?” He quoted various Democratic candidates calling 2020 “the most important election” of our lives, then laid every bit of blame for the coronavirus response at the feet of President Trump: "Of course, the…

Snotty NYTimes 2018 Wrap-Up Lauds SNL Kavanaugh Skit, Mocks Trump Fans

December 31st, 2018 1:51 PM
New York Times politics editor Patrick Healy led an informal, unprofessional roundtable of the paper's political reporters Matt Flegenheimer, Astead Herndon, and Katie Rogers, who happily passed around liberal stereotypes of conservatives in their year-end wrap-up discussion. Healy joined the list of media elite who just loved Saturday Night Live's anti-Kavanaugh skit: "[Actor Matt] Damon…

NY Times Reporter Rides Along With Beto, Wonders When Texas Goes Blue

September 4th, 2018 10:52 PM
Reporter Matt Flegenheimer made the front of Sunday’s New York Times with the suddenly interesting Senate race in Texas pitting conservative Sen. Ted Cruz versus liberal Rep. Beto O’Rourke: “Old Texas and New Texas Clash Over a State’s Political Identity.” The flattering profile of the paper’s great Texas hope raises the eternal puzzle for Democrats and their friends at the Times: When will Texas…