July 2012 Archive

US and Syria

NYT Fails to Challenge Washington’s Plans for Syria

By Michael M’Gehee and Chris Spannos: The New York Times ran six articles and an editorial all focusing on Syria in yesterday’s paper. Helene Cooper, the Times White ...

Bulgaria Bombing

New York Times Blames Iran For Bulgaria Bombing–But Where’s The Evidence?

By Megan Iorio: There are two major items of concern in the July 19, 2012 New York Times story “Hezbollah Is Blamed in Attack on Israeli Tourists in Bulgaria.” First, ...

IED in Syria

When Suicide Bombings and IEDs Are A ‘Good Thing’

By Robert Dreyfuss: Sometimes a suicide bombing is a bad thing—see, for instance, the apparent suicide attack in Bulgaria that killed Israeli tourists....

Philosopher Socrates

New York Times Tells Readers that Presidential Election is a Philosophy Debate

By Dean Baker: Most people probably think that presidential campaigns are about getting the support of powerful political actors and interest groups. However the NYT told ...


Assassination Nation

By Doug Nobel: Fifty Years of US Targeted ‘Kill Lists’: From the Phoenix Program to Predator Drones. “A broad-gauged program of targeted assassination has now displaced counterinsurgency ...

This is the way the Williamsburg ends

In Which The New York Times Explains How to Get to Williamsburg to Manhattanites, and Uses a Hashtag In a Sentence Unironically

By Foster Kamer: Williamsburg has always—somehow—remained an elusive, fleeting place (let alone: idea) for the thinktank at the Styles section of the New York Times. It’s so ...

Newspaper Guild of New York

Newspaper Guild Of New York Fires Back At NYT Over Single Contract Claims

By Dominic Patten: Another salvo was fired yesterday in the war of words between the Newspaper Guild of New York and The New York Times.

NY Times Blows Up Contract Talks With Guild

On July 17, 2012, after months of contract negotiations with the Newspaper Guild of New York, Times management blew up talks. The inexplicable move ...