Tag: New York Times

My prediction: both the 49ers and the Chiefs will win the Super Bowl

Or, contrary-wise, both will lose. This makes as much sense as the New York Times “endorsing” both  Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts for the Democratic presidential nomination. During my 15 years as a member of the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board, it never occurred to us to endorse two people. That... Read more »

Old school journalism vs. whatever they call journalism today re. Epstein's suicide

Funny how the coverage of Jeffrey Epstein’s “suicide” has, in some corners, been overshadowed by stories about how it has encouraged conspiracy nuts to come out from under their rocks. Already, there’s  a lengthy Wikipedia page, “Death of Jeffrey Epstein,” itemizes the theorists and their theories. Some examples: Florida Senator Marco Rubio alleged that Russian... Read more »

A leftist, not a righty, was the mass shooter in Dayton

With denunciations and accusations flying back and forth about who’s to blame for the mass killings in El Paso and Dayton, more examples of media favoritism and unfairness rained down on the public. Buried in nearly all the reporting, editorializing and commentating was the fact that the Dayton shooter was an out-and-out Leftist. Even the most numb-skulled,... Read more »
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Media coverage of Trump and Russia: A parade of sins

Oh, brother. Listen to self-satisfied journalists defend their discredited reporting on the Trump/Russian nothing. As if to say, “Oh, what a good boy I am,”  Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, said he had no regrets. No regrets? No corrections or amplifications? Oh, wait. It did publish a correction today: An article... Read more »

Did the gropers and harassers cost Hillary Clinton the election?

You had to know that this was coming. In the wild search to find the real reason (as if we haven’t found it yet) for Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid, now comes this cockamamie assertion: The gropers and the sexual harassers did it. This preposterous assertion was made by Jill Filipovic in a New York Times op-ed,... Read more »

Nail those Manchester leakers and send them to prison

So, we’re supposed to be delighted that the New York Times has published leaked information  that authorities said endangers the investigation into the deadly Manchester bombing? I suppose the  Times will be in line for another Pulitzer Prize for what amounts to making public information that could result in some guilty parties getting away or terrorists getting... Read more »
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The goofy non-responses to criticisms of the New York Times probe into Marco Rubio's personal finances

Jon Stewart ripped the New York Times a new one for its investigation and play of Sen. Marco Rubio’s supposedly deplorable personal finances. Now comes the non-defenses of the New York Times by, ahem, the New York Times and a Washington Post blogger. As expected. The New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan briefly noted the hub-bub... Read more »

Jon Stewart skewers New York Times for its "Petty in Politics" reporting on Marco Rubio

Give the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart credit for crossing over the great political divide. Jon Stewart skewers the New York Times for its ridiculous reporting on GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s egregious personal finances, including paying off a $100,000 student loan. Shame! Shame! Watch at least until  you get to 4:14 in the video when... Read more »

"The hottest year ever recorded" embroidery

Almost breathless and without qualification, it is being reported in some corners that 2014 was the “hottest year ever recorded” on Earth. Strictly speaking, it’s true. But too many reports are leaving the impression that last year’s temperatures are spiraling upward, jumping far beyond the last record year. If you look more closely at the... Read more »
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Alarming lack of transparency in Gov. Pat Quinn's administration

A new study by For the Good of Illinois has turned the spotlight on an  alarming lack of transparency in Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration. The study found: 81% of Quinn appointees leading agencies are not in compliance with mandatory Open Meeting Act training and certification. These executive appointees failed to sit for and/or pass the... Read more »
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