NYT's Fisher, Who Said Flu Deadlier Than Virus, Hits GOP 'Conspiracy'

April 9th, 2020 10:45 PM
Max Fisher’s regular New York Times news column “The Interpreter” offered a smug liberal lecture on the psychology of the coronavirus pandemic -- “The Infectious Danger Of Conspiracy Theories" -- even as Fisher himself spread his own smug, soothing brand of misinformation while the virus spread worldwide: "For most people, the disease is probably not particularly…

NYT's Partisan Virus: Trump Too Harsh Days Ago, Not Harsh Enough Now

March 17th, 2020 5:25 PM
The New York Times will fault President Trump on the coronavirus no matter what he does or does not do, as starkly evident in Tuesday’s lead story by Katie Rogers and Emily Cochrane criticizing him for taking insufficient measures: “Short of Mandate for Limits That Other Nations Enacted.” Yet days earlier, the Times faulted Trump for excessive, unilateral measures to mitigate…

NYT Blames Trump for Plane Downing; Touts Vets ‘Wary' of Another War

January 10th, 2020 7:07 PM
After President Trump ordered the killing of terrorist mastermind Gen. Qasem Suilemani of Iran, the New York Times devoted the week to paranoia and fear-mongering over a potential war, as a taste of the headlines reveals. On Friday, the left-wing “Interpreter” columnist Max Fisher weighed up things and found: “Scorecard of Washington vs. Tehran ‘Is Looking Bad for Both…

NYTimes Tries to Turn Tables on Trump Protecting Jews, Backfires Badly

December 17th, 2019 10:18 PM
The New York Times has gotten itself mired in more controversy and embarrassment of its own making while spending the last week desperately trying to put a negative spin on President Trump’s recent executive order to fight anti-Semitism on college campuses: "The order will effectively interpret Judaism as a race or nationality, not just a religion..." Wrong, said people who…

Old NY Times: 'Deep State’ Doesn’t Exist. New NYT: 'Go Deep State!'

October 28th, 2019 5:43 PM
The New York Times has abruptly changed its tune on the “Deep State,” a name given to the entrenched bureaucracy supposedly determined to work via secret machinations and selective media leaks to bring down the Trump administration from within. As Trump and his Republican allies railed against the “Deep State,” the Times typically mocked the very idea as a phony conspiracy…

NYT Claims Trump Is the One With the Anti-Semitism Problem

February 15th, 2019 2:51 PM
The New York Times’ reaction to the anti-Semitic controversies engulfing two freshmen Democrats shows that “whataboutism” -- trying to discredit an opponent's position by charging them with hypocrisy  -- is no longer “the last refuge of scoundrels” but is back in favor. Mark Landler used Democratic-friendly rhetoric to change the subject and tar Trump as the…

NYT Offers Latest Israel Hit: Intifada 'Killed Far More Palestinians'

July 23rd, 2018 4:00 PM
New York Times “Interpreter” writer Max Fisher made Monday’s front page with his overwrought 1,500-word criticism of Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, as no longer democratic: “Israel, Riding Nationalist Tide, Puts Identify First. It Isn’t Alone.” The online headline suggests Israel is in the lead of the awful movement -- this after two years of…

North Korea: NYT Columnist Whines About Trump's Diplomatic Process

March 9th, 2018 11:54 PM
At the New York Times it is mandatory that President Donald Trump receive little or no credit for his accomplishments. This seems to be especially true about the Thursday announcement that Trump will be meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by May. The Times columnist, Max Fisher, went out of his way to emphasize not only in his Thursday column (which must have been hastily written since…

NYT Can't Grasp Why GOP Supports Israel, Blames 'Drastic' Trump'

January 22nd, 2018 4:25 PM
Max Fisher’s latest explainer piece in Monday’s New York Times, “How the Right Took Israel’s Side,” attacked President Trump and conservatives in general for supporting Israel for no good reason. After flubbing basic facts about the U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem in favor of anti-Israel assertions in December, Fisher again revealed himself untrustworthy on an issue…

NYT’s Awful ‘Explanation’ of Jerusalem Hostile to Israel, Flubs Facts

December 10th, 2017 5:23 PM
New York Times writer Max Fisher’s “The Interpreter” column on President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was crammed with historical falsehoods: “Jerusalem, Explained: Why Trump’s Decision Matters and What’s Next.” Fisher has previously used his odd “Interpreter” perch to go to amazing lengths to…

NYT Again Downplays Radical Islam in NYC Terror: ‘Disturbed Loner'

November 2nd, 2017 12:45 PM
The terrorist truck attack in Manhattan by an Uzbekistan national, inspired by ISIS propaganda, was the ostensible subject of Max Fisher and Amanda Taub’s “The Interpreter” column in Thursday’s New York Times. But it was more of an exercise in trying to weaken the link between “terrorism” and radical Islam. The authors gain revealed their liberal …

NYT Takes Defeatist Attitude to Nice Terror, Claimed 'No Terror Links'

July 16th, 2016 1:48 PM
The New York Times is notorious for downplaying or ignoring links to radical Islam in the wake of terror attacks, and its response to the truck massacre in Nice, France mostly followed that pattern, with a news columnist shrugging off the idea the war on terror could ever be won and a front-page headline confidently stating the perpetrator was “A Surly Misfit With No Terror Links....…

NYT: Phrase 'Radical Islam' 'Offensive...Taken on Darker Connotations'

June 17th, 2016 4:40 PM
On the front of Friday’s New York Times, reporter Damien Cave profiled the city victimized by an Islamic terrorist through the eyes of a Muslim trauma doctor who helped treat the victims. Cave, hypersensitive to alleged racism on the part of Republicans, allowed his heroic Muslim doctor subject to attack both Donald Trump and American intolerance. And Max Fisher made a second attempt to…

NYT Rips Trump Playing to Demagogic Fears, Claims Motive 'Unknowable'

June 15th, 2016 11:29 PM
The New York Times despises Donald Trump's use of the issue of Islamic terrorism during his run for president. Patrick Healy and Thomas Kaplan's front-page story accused Trump of "a classic tactic of demagogy" in “Old Political Tactic Is Revived: Exploiting Fear, Not Easing It," while new writer Max Fisher went to amazing lengths to suggest there's some doubt as…