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Following the Times malicious and demonstrably false attack on Sarah Palin after the shooting of Republican Reps and staffers in Virginia, Sarah Palin has filed a libel suit against the Times. The interesting part, her legal team includes Kenneth Turkel and Shane Vogl who were part of Hulk Hogan’s team in his successful suit against Gawker. […]

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The Sad State of Journalism

 

“Among the many firsts, last year’s election gave us the gobsmacking revelation that most of the mainstream media puts both thumbs on the scale—that most of what you read, watch, and listen to is distorted by intentional bias and hostility. I have never seen anything like it. Not even close.”

So said Michael Goodwin, the chief political columnist for the New York Post during a presentation at Hillsdale College. The speech was adapted for the Imprimis publication, June 2017. I think his comment reflects the attitude of many conservatives. I believe that many of his observations describe this newest wave of fake news, distortions and biases demonstrated by the national press.

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Bret Stephens “Forswears” Twitter for All the Wrong Reasons

 

Bret Stephens doesn’t like Twitter, so he decided that you shouldn’t either.

His reasoning is lax, but the New York Times columnist blames the social media platform for “pornifying” politics. “Twitter is the political pornography of our time,” Stephens claims, “revealing but distorting, exciting but dulling, debasing to its users, and, well, ejaculatory. It’s bad for the soul and, as Donald Trump proves daily, bad for the country.”

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Rich McFadden of Radio America applaud Congress for their decision to not allow yesterday’s shooting to cancel the Congressional Baseball Game, a tradition held since 1909. They also express their overwhelming disgust at the New York Times editorial board for publishing an egregious article which falsely claims that political motives caused the 2011 […]

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May Day and the Third Reich

 

The always astute Daniel Greenfield (FrontPageMag.com) points to the New York Times article “When Communism Inspired Americans”:

But the New York Times will run “When Communism Inspired Americans”. It will run it because while Communism didn’t inspire Americans, it did inspire the left to try and turn America into a totalitarian state. It still does. This is the dirty little secret that leaks out of the left.

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Oh, Sorry, We Should Have Mentioned He Was a Killer. Oops.

 

I have always believed that the New York Times will print anything that is anti-Israel, no matter who wrote it. If Hitler was still alive and rotting in a prison somewhere, I think he’d be a contributor to the NY Times Editorial page.

How can NYT, or anyone, agree with them doing something like this? I didn’t think it was possible to hate the NY Times more than I do, but I found out today that my Well of Hate for them goes pretty deep.

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NYT Gets It Wrong on Student Success

 

The New York Times didn’t need President Donald Trump to speak in favor of parental choice in education in his address to Congress this week to doubt its value—though that helped. Trump has said plenty in spurts of 140-characters-or-less to provoke the Times’s editors to scrutinize (putting it mildly) the President’s agenda.

On school choice, the Gray Lady’s editorial page decided “free-market mechanisms that work well in business can be damaging when applied to the lives of schoolchildren.” Here’s where parents and state policymakers should have a closer look at the evidence.

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New York Times Continues to Mislead About School Choice in Michigan

 

Another day, another distortion from the Grey Lady on school choice.

In its quest to build a false narrative about Betsy DeVos, nominee for Secretary of the US Department of Education, the New York Times has continuously misled readers about the effects of charter schools in Detroit. The latest example comes from today’s editorial:

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A Progressive’s Guide to Decoding a Trump Voter

 

decoder_ring-lgWatching progressives analyze the 2016 election, I couldn’t help but recall the story of the young boy who undertook to experiment on a housefly. After offering the fly part of a cookie crumb, the young man then commanded, “Fly!” Well sir, the fly flew, circling the room and then landing back on the table in front of the boy, who then offered another cookie fragment as a reward. “Fly,” the boy again commanded, and again, the fly took to the air and circled the room before landing in the same location on the table. With a pair of tweezers, the child then pulled the fly’s wings off before again ordering it to “Fly!” But this time, the fly just stood there, prompting the lad to write in his little notepad: “When the fly’s wings are torn off, it goes deaf.”

So it is with a great many progressives who, having seen Republicans respond to their 2008 defeat with a relentless and critical examination of the American right, now respond to their own defeat in the same way — with a relentless and critical examination of the American right. Because win, lose, or draw, most progressives assiduously avoid looking too deeply into the mirror, chiefly for the same reasons the wicked witch avoided water, or the Clintons avoid testifying under oath — the results could be calamitous to the cause.

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More Errors from the New York Times on Michigan’s Charter Schools

 

90Over the summer, the New York Times published an error-ridden piece on Michigan’s charter schools that it has yet to retract. Now, the NYT is doubling down with another piece adding new errors to old ones. The errors begin in the opening sentence:

Few disagreed that schools in Detroit were a mess: a chaotic mix of charters and traditional public schools, the worst-performing in the nation.

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Paul Krugman is a standout among NY Times columnists. Even in such generally deplorable company – Ross Douthat excepted — I find Krugman exceptionally wrongheaded and despicable. The Times had barely acknowledged Trump’s victory before posting Krugman’s prediction of financial catastrophe. The highlights: More

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David Brooks and the “Conservative Intellectual Crisis”

 

David Brooks is the New York Times’ least hated non-dead conservative. He is the Left’s go-to respectable conservative, the kind you’re supposed to be able to bring home to meet your mom. He won’t belch at the dinner table and he knows which fork to use with the curly endive and manchego salad with raspberry coulis.

Of course Brooks is a “conservative” only in the sense that, if tomorrow the Senate voted Obama the offices of Consul, Tribune of the Plebs, Field Marshal, Maximum Lider, Imperator, and Dictator for Life, Brooks would quibble that they didn’t make him Pontifex Maximus first. This is the guy who grew all gooey and moist contemplating Obama’s pant crease, a sentiment Brooks has no doubt been choking on for at least the past four years.

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Grope-aquiddick: Several Women Accuse Trump of Inappropriate Contact (Update: Trump responds)

 

trumpDuring the second presidential debate, the attentive viewer noticed a trap being set by moderator Anderson Cooper: “For the record, are you saying, what you said on the bus 11 years ago, that you did not kiss women without consent or grope women without consent?” Trump was unequivocal in his response: “No, I have not.”

Today, the New York Times sprung the trap:

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Trump Tax Records Mailed Anonymously to the New York Times

 
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During the primaries, major media didn’t dig too deep into Donald Trump’s questionable business and financial practices because he brought the clicks and gave headaches to establishment GOP figures. But that all changed once he became the Republican standard bearer, and the hits keep getting worse. Late Saturday night, the New York Times published the details about Trump’s 1995 tax returns, information they were mysteriously sent by an anonymous party:

Donald J. Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, a tax deduction so substantial it could have allowed him to legally avoid paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years, records obtained by The New York Times show.

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The New York Times Misrepresents Charter School Research

 

Yesterday, the New York Times ran a front-page story purporting to show that “betting big” on charters has produced “chaos” and a “glut of schools competing for some of the nation’s poorest students.” (One wonders how many of those low-income families are upset that they have “too many” options.). However, the article’s central claim about charter school performance rests on a distorted reading of the data.

The piece claims that “half the charters perform only as well, or worse than, Detroit’s traditional public schools.” This is a distortion of the research from Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO). Although the article actually cites this research – noting that it is “considered the gold standard of measurement by charter school supporters across the country” – it only does so to show that one particular charter chain in Detroit is low performing. (For the record, the “gold standard” is actually a random-assignment study. CREDO used a matching approach, which is more like a silver standard. But I digress.) The NYT article fails to mention that the same study found that “on average, charter students in Michigan gain an additional two months of learning in reading and math over their [traditional public school] counterparts. The charter students in Detroit gain over three months per year more than their counterparts at traditional public schools.”

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This started as a comment on TeamAmerica’s post President Trump: Defender of Religious Freedom?, but under the principle of Compartmentalization of the Stoopid, I decided to let it loose on it’s own. TeamAmerica quotes Scott Adams in one of his comments: More

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  In his post election ’08 book Slobbering Love Affair: The True (And Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media, CBS veteran Bernard Goldberg says the double standards demonstrated during and after the Obama campaign illustrate the power of the media when they line up behind their chosen candidate. More

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In a NYT Op Ed today, GOP Brahmin Peter Wehner warbles on about Trump’s putative incitements to violence. This epitomizes what disgusts many voters about the GOP’s disintegrating class of self-appointed guardians. They attack their own team with pitch-perfect moral outrage, yet remain oblivious about their responsibility for it, and demonstrate not the slightest comprehension […]

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