Name That Party: NYT Quick to ID GOP Insult of Jews -- Avoided Labelin

October 21st, 2009 4:37 PM
Two Republican chairmen in South Carolina have apologized for an op-ed article that made a clumsy comment about wealthy Jews being fiscally prudent. Reporter Robbie Brown and The New York Times's headline writers quickly let us know the two offenders were Republican: "2 South Carolina Republicans Apologize for Reference to Jews." It made quite a contrast from how the Times treated a…

NY Times Takes Sides in Front-Page Story on Gates-Race Case

July 24th, 2009 1:32 PM
The New York Times takes sides in its Friday front-page story on Harvard professor (and Obama friend) Henry Louis Gates's confrontation with Cambridge police sergeant James Crowley, "Case Recalls Tightrope Blacks Walk With Police -- A Professor's Arrest Tests Opinions on Racial Progress." Gates was arrested outside his home in Cambridge, Mass. for disorderly conduct on July 16 after…

The 'Conservative' Geraldo Rivera? Only in the NY Times

May 8th, 2009 12:48 PM
A New York Times story on Friday by young Atlanta-based reporter Robbie Brown, "Mississippi Mayor Facing Trial Dies After Election Loss," dealt with the death of Frank Melton, the controversial mayor of Jackson, Miss., and included a bizarre characterization of Fox News host Geraldo Rivera:Less than two days after he lost his bid for re-election, and four days before he was to go on…