Here they go again. Oppose regulating carbon emissions and either the media or the Obama administration is going to come gunning at you. Sometimes both.
Poor Andrew Revkin can’t help himself. The New York Times reporter and Dot Earth blogger is so intellectually invested in the environmental movement that he simply cannot report bad news about the movement’s extremists without spinning it.
The New York Times has long supported both unions and high taxes—but at last, the once-great newspaper is forced to recognize reality: that unions and high taxes are anything but good for business. On November 12, 2009, the Times announced that it would be moving 25 staffers from the newsroom in New York to The Gainesville Sun’s newsroom in Florida. Why? (more…)
The abuse of anonymous sources is one of the greatest weaknesses of modern American journalism, and it was on full display this week in a front-page New York Times attack on the security company Blackwater Worldwide.
The New York Times public editor conducted a self examination after seven errors appeared in a single article recently. (more…)
NBC aired a highly unusual show on July 20 called The Wanted, which has provoked a storm of controversy over its style, methods and content. Is it journalism, entertainment, infotainment, or To Catch a (Terrorist) Predator? It is, perhaps, a bit of all of the above. But most importantly, and the reasons for all the condemnation, is that it has given rare exposure to the terrorist mentality, it has shown positive benefits stemming from the war in Iraq, and it has highlighted media hypocrisy — especially on the part of the New York Times. (more…)
Reading Bob Herbert’s July 7 column, entitled “After the War was Over,” reminds one powerfully of just how correct Reed Irvine was about the media’s overt intentions to sabotage and discredit the Vietnam War. (more…)
In trumpeting a bill intended to limit the emission of so-called greenhouse gasses (which passed the House on Friday) The New York Times itself emitted even more gas than usual.
Leave it to a New York Times writer to say something truly inane about the Mark Sanford scandal. In a column yesterday, Gail Collins gave us The Times’ definition of morality: Adultery? No big deal. Refusing federal funding? Scandalous!