1:04 PM, Aug 4, 2015 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
On July 20, The New York Times published a story about the recent spate of undercover videos that show Planned Parenthood affiliates unethically and possibly illegally brokering fetal parts to medical researchers. The story, headlined "Planned Parenthood Tells Congress More Videos of Clinics Might Surface," ended with this paragraph:
In the video, Dr. Nucatola says that clinics charge $30 to $100 for a specimen. Mr. Evans, in his letter, noted that she also said 10 times during a two-and-a-half-hour lunch that the charges were for expenses, not profit. But, he added, those statements were not included in the initial nine-minute video. Mr. Daleiden released what he called the full recording last week after Planned Parenthood complained of selective, misleading editing.
The way the New York Times reported this, it could be read to suggest Daleiden only released the unedited footage after whatever narrative he wanted to put forth from the edited footage had taken hold. But the indisputable fact is that the edited version of the encounter with Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services at Planned Parenthood, and the unedited footage were released within seconds of each other.
Sure enough, two days after the Times's report, a Times editorial used the error to argue the videos were intentionally deceptive:
The full video of the lunch meeting, over two hours long and released by the Center for Medical Progress after complaints by Planned Parenthood, shows something very different from what these critics claim.
The report and the editorial remain uncorrected. This error has been already been publicly pointed out at a variety of media outlets, and there have been many missives on social media directed at reporter Jackie Calmes and New York Times editors. The fact this hasn't been fixed after two weeks is unacceptable for any responsible news outlet, let alone one that enjoys a reputation as the "paper of record."
2:14 PM, Aug 3, 2015 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
The New York Times recently reported -- wrongly, as it turns out -- that Hillary Clinton was the subject of a "criminal" investigation for conducting official State Department business on her private email system.
Aug 3, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 44 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
Well, looks like the terrorists finally have won. The satirical French paper Charlie Hebdo announced it would no longer draw pictures of Muhammad, just six months after Islamic terrorists stormed their Paris offices and massacred the staff. They are far from alone in backing down in the face of such threats. After the Charlie Hebdo attack, the Jyllands-Posten, the Danish paper whose Muhammad cartoons caused great turmoil in 2005, refused to publish any of Charlie Hebdo’s controversial cartoons.
Aug 3, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 44 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
Over the weekend, the New York Times weighed in on an important issue facing the city of New York. It seems that the fairer sex, despite making up about half the city’s population, constitutes merely a third of the users of the city’s bikeshare system.
According to the Times’s observer on Eighth Avenue, the situation is dire. “Man after man pedaled by, some in suits, others in jeans. From time to time, a woman on a Citi Bike rode by.”
3:41 PM, Jul 23, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
The latest New York Times bestseller list has Ted Cruz's A Time for Truth at number 8. Just above him is former President Jimmy Carter's A Full Life, coming in at 7.
The strange thing, however, is that Cruz sold almost 60 percent more copies of his book last week than Carter.
According to Bookscan, which tracks the number of books sold, Cruz sold 8,814 last week. Carter sold only 5,147.
The New York Times list does not indicate either author's books were purchased in bulk orders.
A flawed column in the New York Times.9:04 AM, Jul 6, 2015 • By ETHAN EPSTEIN
Oklahoma senator James Inhofe did the world no favors earlier this year when he brought a snowball onto the Senate floor in order to “disprove” global warming. For one, a blizzard hitting Washington, D.C. tells us absolutely nothing about whether man-made climate change is indeed occurring.
(*if you don't count 9/11)3:29 PM, Jun 25, 2015 • By ETHAN EPSTEIN
Last week’s horrific events in Charleston demonstrate, unfortunately, that there are violent homegrown extremists in this country. The extent to which they present a danger to the citizens of the United States is a serious issue worth considering.
Jun 29, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 40 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
"In the style of a lot of current shows, Deutschland 83 mixes real historical events into its made-up story. Ronald Reagan and other leaders of the period turn up in video clips spouting their Cold War bombast, verbiage that today feels both scary and ridiculously simplistic. The show has the feel of a . . .” (Neil Genzlinger in the New York Times, June 16).
Gleanings and observations.10:20 AM, Jun 15, 2015 • By IRWIN M. STELZER
Another Sunday, another New York Times magazine, this one featuring a cover story about “Scott Walker and the dismantling of American unions.” Readers of the Old Grey Lady, a newspaper not without its virtues, are undoubtedly aware of its sympathy for down-trodden workers, especially if they belong to trade unions.
Jun 22, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 39 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
It’s far too early to pick a front-runner for the Republican nomination, but we already have a pretty good idea which candidate is doing the best job of scaring both the media and the Democratic establishment (but we repeat ourselves).
But similar gifts from other foundations were.1:01 PM, Jun 10, 2015 • By JERYL BIER
A $100,000 donation given to a New York Times charity campaign in 2008 by Bill and Hillary Clinton's family foundation is not included in a Times list of large gifts from various other foundations, such as George Soros's charitable foundation.
Hosted by Michael Graham.5:45 PM, Jun 9, 2015 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Michael Warren on the New York Times and the failed hit on Marco Rubio's fishing boat.
Hosted by Michael Graham.1:17 PM, Jun 5, 2015 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the week in review, Hillary Clinton's bad week, and why the New York Times is panicked about Marco Rubio