September 2012 Archive

Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and Current Prime Minister Antonis Samaras

Hail to the Austerity Chiefs

By Costas Panayotakis: Rachel Donadio and Liz Alderman’s new article on the new Greek prime minister, Antonis Samaras, serves as a reminder of the great affection that New York Times reporters seem to harbor for the leaders that have pushed Greece to a deepening economic and humanitarian crisis.


Words Matter

By Marie Burns: Lawrence Downes, who writes editorial about immigration for the New York Times, is perplexed about the use of the term “illegal” to describe ...

Mohammed Morsi at the United Nations General Assembly

New York Times Covers Morsi’s UN Speech Without A Word On Its Main Theme: Palestine

By Paul Woodward: Egypt’s newly elected president, Mohammed Morsi, gave an historic speech at the United Nations General Assembly yesterday. The focus of Morsi’s speech was Palestine ...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

NYT and Professor Netanyahu

By Peter Hart: At his United Nations address yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held up a cartoonish drawing of a bomb, an odd way to illustrate ...


Costas Panayotakis on Greek protests; Jesselyn Radack on Obama, ‘free speech’ and whistleblowers

FAIR interviews Costas Panayotakis and Jesselyn Radack...

Cornell college

Responding to the NYT: Rethinking Our Relationship With Technology Through Campus-Wide ‘Deactivation Days’

By Kevin Burra: Last Wednesday, a piece titled "Last Call for College Bars" appeared in The New York Times Style section, about the effect that social media has had on the dwindling bar scene in college towns across the country.

Heather Ainsworth for The New York Times

NYT Editor Takes Fall for Cornell Miscues

By Erik Wemple: Journalist Courtney Rubin, working as a freelancer for the New York Times, alighted on Ithaca, N.Y., with a great story.


Europe’s Protests: The Times’ False Impartiality Toward Markets & Austerity

By Chris Spannos: In his Op-Ed today “Europe’s Austerity Madness,” Paul Krugman noted that just a few days ago many people believed that Europe finally had things under control, “All that debtor nations had to do, the story went, was agree to more and deeper austerity — the condition for central bank loans — and all would be well.” But Krugman points out that the “purveyors of conventional wisdom forgot that people were involved.”

Obama at UN

NYT Reports President Obama Delivered ‘strong defense of America’s belief in freedom of speech’

By Michael M'Gehee: New York Times journalist Helene Cooper recently "covered" President Obama's speech at the United Nations General Assembly in her article "Obama Tells U.N. New Democracies Need Free Speech."


Thomas Friedman Against the Arab World: How the New York Times Columnist Objectifies Muslim Women and Shills For War

By Belén Fernández: The New York Times Op-Ed writer who pushed for the Iraq War should quit trying to "civilize" the Arab and Muslim world. Tom Friedman: ...

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