Charles Blow, Meet the Compassionate Conservatives
In yesterday’s New York Times, columnist Charles Blow contended that the “compassionate conservatism” of the Reagan era is completely dead, murdered at the hands of Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric, his stunning election win, and the first month of …
NYT: We Stand by Our Fake News
Over on the homepage, I have a piece about the New York Times’ hit job on Rick Perry. America’s paper of record claims that Trump’s nominee for Energy secretary “knew almost nothing” about DOE’s responsibility for the …
Re: The NYT Ad for Sessions
Mark, you write of the New York Times’s generally favorable profile of Sessions:
You get the impression the reporters themselves concluded that the left-wing racism smears are BS and just wrote a straight-news piece on him. The long …
The Gray Lady and the Neo-Red Menace
I am forcing myself to read the long, long, long New York Times report on Soviet Russian hacking of the Democrats. What is most striking – other than the ridiculously overdone analogy of the hacking of the DNC before the 2016 election …
Post-Trump Dispatches from Planet New York Times
Over the final few weeks of his presidential campaign, at rallies all over the country, President-elect Donald Trump took up a new slogan: “Drain the swamp!” His audience, presumably tired of insider shenanigans from Washington, D.C., ate it up. …
Twitter Goes Nuts Over NYT ‘Pho’ Recipe That Uses Quinoa Because It’s ‘Cultural Appropriation’
An old New York Times recipe for pho that replaces the noodles with quinoa reappeared and Twitter went completely nuts over it being “cultural appropriation” and offensive to Vietnamese people.
Heard of this yesterday, assumed it was a bad joke.
The New York Times’ Fact-Free Smear Job on Scott Walker
In college, I had a buddy whose entire worldview was circumscribed by whatever happened to be in front of his face at that very moment. We would drive down the street and he’d read off the signs as we …
Attack on Animal Research in NYT
If you have had any surgery, drug, or other medical treatment developed in the last fifty years, you can thank animal researchers for making it possible.
Animal research is required to obtain basic biological knowledge.
Animal research is also a …
Let’s Not Overthink the Motives of the Orlando Shooter
Omar Mateen fatally shot 49 people and wounded 50 others at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on June 12, and as late as June 15 the New York Times editorial board was still puzzling over his possible motive:
While the precise motivation …
New York Times: Wounded Warrior Project Spending Big — on Itself
The New York Times, in a front-page story, is reporting that the Wounded Warrior Project — “the nation’s largest and fastest-growing veterans charity” — has been spending lavishly and wastefully on itself while failing to provide some of the …
Washington Is Out to Get Steve Bannon
The Washington political establishment has ways of dealing with invading rebel armies like the one led by Donald Trump. For the last month, there has been a collective glee in pointing out the chaotic rollout of the White House’s …
Anatomy of a Hit Job: The NYT’s Disgraceful Attack on Rick Perry
On Wednesday, on the eve of Rick Perry’s confirmation hearing to head the Department of Energy, the New York Times published: “‘Learning Curve’ as Rick Perry Pursues a Job He Initially Misunderstood.” The headline is intended to summarize the …
The New York Times’ Fictitious Image of Gun Carriers
Sometimes someone inadvertently performs a public service by bringing an unbelievably stupid and dangerous idea to the surface, where it can be exposed for what it is.
The New York Times can be credited — if that is the word …
The Trump List of Possible Justices Is Great, but Two Names Are Missing
As director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation, I was inundated last week with interview requests regarding President-elect Trump’s “list” of potential Supreme Court justices, and about who from that …
The Stupefying Hypocrisy of the Luxury-Peddling New York Times
The New York Times has been editorializing on a nearly daily basis since the election about the danger posed by President-elect Donald Trump to the very future of the earth. Rallying its readers on Thursday for the coming “Trump Years,” …
Yale Professor Hypes the Threat of Police Shootings Beyond All Reason
As academic essays go, this might be one of the most overwrought and alarmist pieces I’ve ever read. It’s in the New York Times, of course. Here’s African-American Yale professor Chris Lebron discussing his deepest …
The New York Times Hyperventilates About Guns (Again)
Yesterday, my colleague Charlie Cooke noted that the Missouri legislature convincingly overrode Governor Jay Nixon’s veto to become the eleventh “constitutional carry” state. Charlie predicted that the “usual suspects will, of course, cry bloody murder.” Well today, the New York …
What David Brooks Misses About Millennial Fragility
Over at the New York Times David Brooks takes a crack at exploring the origins of millennial weakness — exploring why the present generation seems so “emotionally fragile.” It’s a thought-provoking piece, but I’m not sure it’s entirely right. In …
The New York Times’ Fight Against Women in Pools
For the past 20 years, the Metropolitan Recreation Center in Brooklyn has reserved women-only swimming times at its public pool. Now, the New York Times has the policy in its crosshairs.
It started with an anonymous tip to New York City’s …
Further Thoughts on Free Tuition at Harvard
In a post here late last week, my colleague Roger Clegg drew our attention to a recent New York Times article that discussed an effort to compel Harvard to use part of its $37 billion endowment to make Harvard tuition free …