Posts Tagged ‘New York Times’

” … metastasizing wrongful conviction scandal …”

Friday, February 7th, 2014

NYT Headline: As 2 Go Free, Brooklyn Conviction Challenges Keep Pouring In

2

(more…)

Stinkiest Journalism of the Year

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Occupy the PU-litzers!

This year has given us simply too many worthy contenders for FAIR’s annual P.U.-litzers–recognizing the stinkiest journalism of the year. A big part of the problem was that so many outlets were striving to distinguish themselves with especially awful coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement. So to note those lowlights, we bring you a special installment of P.U.-litzers: The OWS edition.

Read full story here.

NYT and the Julian Assange Smear Campaign

Monday, March 7th, 2011

By Peter Hart, March 2, 2010

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange believes people are out to smear him and his organization. That much seems clear. Today (March 2) the New York Times’ Ravi Somaiya writes a piece that would seem to confirm those suspicions.

Read full blog here.

2010: The Year in Pictures – New York Times

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

Haunting similarities between the images of earthquake ravaged Haiti and Katrina ravaged New Orleans. Click here for Times link.

A Quote Too Good to Be Overlooked

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Okay, I know lots and lots of folks – trash-ers as well as supplicants — read the NY Times and  post the readings all over the place as if no one else reads the Times like they do. But this quote was too good to be overlooked and my students are in the back of my mind when they aren’t in the front:

This is a snapshot of a whiplashed country that (understandably) doesn’t know whose butt to kick first. Frank Rich, NY Times, November 6, 2010.

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange Was the Target of a Dirty Trick — NY Times Reports (in So Many Words)

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

So reporteth the Times:

LONDON — Julian Assange, founder of the whistle-blower Web site WikiLeaks who has been embroiled in a fight with the Pentagon over the recent release of classified documents, briefly became the focus of new attention on Saturday when Swedish prosecutors sought him for questioning on rape allegations — then quickly said the accusations were unfounded. — Full story here.

Wikileaks said in a blog post earlier than the Times’ breaking story:

On Saturday 21st of August, we have been made aware of rape allegations made against Julian Assange, founder of this project and one of our spokespeople.

We are deeply concerned about the seriousness of these allegations. We the people behind WikiLeaks think highly of Julian and and he has our full support.

While Julian is focusing on his defenses and clearing his name, WikiLeaks will be continuing its regular operations.

The WORD to Wikileaks: Release the Kracken, all 15,000 tenacles.

“Defending Arizona: It’s U.S.’s Fault for Not Wrecking Lives, Damaging Economy”

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Jim Naureckas critiques a New York Times columnist criticizing critics “impugning the motives” of the new Arizona immigration law, which has been denounced as a “Nazi” or “near-fascist” law, a “police state” intervention, an imitation of “apartheid,” a “Juan Crow” regime that only a bigot could possibly support.

Uh Oh!

(more…)

Tyger, Tyger Burning Bright …

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Is Robert Wright of the New York Times out of his mind?

When Tiger Woods tees up his Nike golf ball at the first hole of the Masters next week, will you be wishing him well? Or will you hope he yanks his drive into the pines and spends four days trudging toward the searing defeat that, in your view, he richly deserves? Be honest. This is a moral litmus test. In fact, it’s a test for all of America — a test of where our moral consciousness is these days.

The Tiger is a corporate entity, the litmus test about corporate Amerika’s morality/ethos, not “our moral consciousnesss.” You can read the full Times blog here – yuck.