New York Times Articles


The Terrorists’ Veto

Aug 03, 2015

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. 

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NYTimes Moves Cruz Behind Jimmy Carter on Bestseller List Despite Selling 58% More Books

2:41 PM, Jul 23, 2015

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. 

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Timothy Egan Throws a Snowball

A flawed column in the New York Times.
8:04 AM, Jul 06, 2015

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.

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Sentences We Didn’t Finish

Jun 29, 2015

"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).

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NY Times: Homegrown Terrorists Have Killed More Americans Than Jihadists*

(*if you don't count 9/11)
2:29 PM, Jun 25, 2015

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.

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Target: Rubio

Jun 22, 2015

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).

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All the News That Fits Our View We Print

Gleanings and observations.
9:20 AM, Jun 15, 2015

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.

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Clinton Foundation Donation Not Publicly Listed by NYTimes

But similar gifts from other foundations were.
12:01 PM, Jun 10, 2015

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.

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NYT Confirms: Rubio is GOP Frontrunner

Hosted by Michael Graham.
4:45 PM, Jun 09, 2015

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Michael Warren on the New York Times and the failed hit on Marco Rubio's fishing boat.

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NYTimes Hit Relies on Democratic Donor

7:39 AM, Jun 09, 2015

In today's New York Times hit of Marco Rubio, there is this quotation from Harold Evensky:

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Kristol Podcast: NYTimes Panicked About Rubio

Hosted by Michael Graham.
12:17 PM, Jun 05, 2015

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

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The New York Times's Dumb Second Amendment Argument

3:11 PM, Apr 17, 2015

I understand that to many people who work at the New York Times, guns are frightening animistic objects. But Andrew Rosenthal, the editorial page editor of the Times, just took the following swipe at Ted Cruz, under the headline "Ted Cruz’s Strange Gun Argument," and it is his argument, not Ted Cruz's, that is strange to say the least:

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Jeff Sessions’s Strong Stance on Immigration

10:20 AM, Apr 17, 2015

If there is anything that liberals and Big Business can seemingly agree upon, it’s that we don’t need an approach to immigration that benefits Main Street.  It remains to be seen whether anyone running for president will seize this opening and buck the liberal-corporate consensus, but in the meantime Sen. Jeff Sessions has been ably holding down the fort against Democrats and Republicans alike.  As his partial reward, he just received the wrath of the New York Times editorial board.

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The New York Times: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Gleanings and observations.
2:28 PM, Apr 08, 2015

For your further enlightenment, two news stories on page one of last Sunday’s New York Times. One begins a long report on California’s water problems, attributed to a drought rather than bureaucratic mismanagement.

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All the News That’s Fit to Click

Apr 06, 2015

Normally The Scrapbook is pleased to learn of advances in technology allowing greater numbers of people access to the news. Ceteris paribus, these innovations help cultivate an informed public and, we like to hope, keep our journalistic colleagues from the economic chopping block just a little while longer.

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New York Times Hillary Reporter: 'It's Expensive To Be a Clinton'

11:03 AM, Feb 22, 2015

Hillary Clinton would likely defend her continued spate of high-dollar speaking engagements, according to a New York Times reporter, as follows: "It's expensive to be a Clinton."

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The 'Consummate' Bias of the New York Times

Even the sports section has a liberal bent.
8:25 AM, Feb 16, 2015

Nothing like a quiet Sunday with the New York Times. Start with the sports section, as I do, hoping for an escape from the paper’s relentlessly liberal approach to what it calls news. No luck.

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An Epic Fail from the New York Times

3:23 PM, Jan 29, 2015

New York governor Andrew Cuomo, not content with President Obama’s proposal to make junior colleges free, recently introduced his own plan for New York to essentially waive the first two years of student debt payments for college graduates living in the state.

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Report: Bloomberg Expressed Interest in Buying New York Times

9:05 AM, Jan 23, 2015

Michael Bloomberg expressed interest in buying the New York Times, a new report in New York magazine says.

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There’s a Reason He’s Hard to Forgive

Dec 29, 2014

Does the New York Times have a Rolling Stone problem? The author of a celebrated op-ed, who confessed to having “tortured” while serving at Abu Ghraib, had previously said he played no role in prisoner abuse at the infamous Iraqi prison.

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Miss W. Yet?

11:31 AM, Dec 08, 2014

CNN’s lame duck, Candy Crowley, asked former President George W. Bush one of those questions.  How did he feel about something in the New York Times.  Namely, a review that:

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NYTimes: Dem Drubbing Good for Hillary

11:46 AM, Nov 07, 2014

The Democratic party's drubbing in Tuesday's election was good for Hillary Clinton's presidential chances. At least that's the line being fed by the New York Times.

"A number of advisers saw only upside for Mrs. Clinton in the party’s midterm defeats," writes Amy Chozick, the paper's Clinton reporter.

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NYTimes: Obama 'Doesn’t Feel Repudiated'

11:43 PM, Nov 04, 2014

Despite tonight's election results, President Obama "doesn’t feel repudiated." At least, that's what a nameless aide is telling the New York Times.

The paper reports:

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NYT: The Election Can’t Be About Obamacare

4:01 PM, Nov 02, 2014

It is becoming increasingly clear how important it is to liberals to try to insulate Obamacare from what is shaping up as another “shellacking.”  Sure, a few months after House Democrats passed Obamacare (over unanimous Republican opposition), they lost more House seats (63) while also losing control of that chamber than they had since the 1800s.  And, sure, President Obama’s approval rating in Gallup’s polling, which was

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NYTimes Offers 13-Day Journalist-Led Tour of Iran for $6,995

7:14 AM, Oct 13, 2014

If you've been dying to go to Iran, this might be your chance. The New York Times is selling a 13-day tour of Iran, guided by a Times journalist--Elaine Sciolino--for a mere $6,995.

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New York Times Says 'No' To Cuomo

10:28 AM, Aug 27, 2014

The editorial board at the New York Times says it's not endorsing in the Democratic primary for governor of New York. In a lengthy editorial, the Times writes that the sitting governor, Democrat Andrew Cuomo, "broke his most important promise" to root out corruption in the Empire State. The paper had endorsed Cuomo in his first run for governor in 2010. Here's an excerpt from Thursday's non-endorsement:

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‘Action Is Elusive’

Aug 18, 2014

It was something of a puzzle, according to the headline in the August 7 New York Times: “Islamic Militants in Iraq Are Widely Loathed, Yet Action to Curb Them Is Elusive.” On the one hand, the article pointed out, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, “is on nearly every nation’s public enemy list, as well as the United Nations’ list of terrorist organizations facing sanctions.” What’s more, ISIS’s barbarism has been publicized and its threat to others is clear.

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The Infallible ‘New York Times’

Don’t waste time writing a Letter to the Editor unless it’s adulatory.
Aug 18, 2014

On June 23, something very rare appeared in the pages of the New York Times: an admission by a Times columnist that he had made a reporting mistake. The columnist was David Carr, who acknowledged that he had erred in an earlier piece which implied that the Washington Post had not paid sufficient attention to Eric Cantor’s upset in the Virginia primary.

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