October 2012 Archive

Arthur Sulzberger

The Jimmy Savile Scandal, Mark Thompson and the New York Times

By Michael Wolff: Among the major institutions in the world most inclined to self-scrutiny and self-criticism are the BBC and the New York Times. This is not to say that they are transparent or self-aware, but, rather, achingly self-conscious, consumed by the scrutiny of others.

Kostas Vaxevanis

On Greek Democracy

By Costas Panayotakis: In an editorial published on October 29, 2012 The New York Times rightly criticizes the prosecution of Greek investigative journalist Kostas Vaxevanis, who published the names contained in a list of Greek citizens who had Swiss bank accounts and some of whom may have been guilty of tax evasion.

New York Times

NYT Writer Accuses Mark Thompson of ‘wilful ignorance’ over Jimmy Savile

By Lisa O'Carroll: Joe Nocera asks why ex-BBC director general did not order inquiry after learning of Newsnight programme on presenter.

Mark Thompson

New York Times Columnist Attacks Former BBC Head Mark Thompson Over Savile - Even Though He’s Due To Be Her New Boss

By PA: Further doubts have been expressed about whether former BBC director-general Mark Thompson is a suitable figure to take over as the new chief executive ...

Dr Paul Krugman, 2008 Nobel Laureate, sp

The ‘downright dangerous’ Paul Krugman

By Ryan Chittum: CNBC’s Becky Quick thinks, wrongly, the economist is alone in debunking “fiscal crisis”.

Nate Silver

Why Liberals Cling To Nate Silver

By Rosie Gray: The Northeast is taking shelter from today’s uncertainty and furor today beneath what has emerged as a key security blanket for this embattled region: Nate Silver’s blog.

Man overlooks school in Nakba refugee camp

‘NYT’ Piece Whitewashed Occupation and Nakba

By Philip Weiss: We've already gone after Colin Shindler's irresponsible piece in the New York Times yesterday that rubbed out the distinction between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism because he relied on a dubious quote attributed to Nasrallah. The piece is also irresponsible because it whitewashes the Nakba and the occupation...


Why We Voters Don’t Know A Whole Lot!

By Bob Somerby: Now they've even got Krugman: Let’s face it: The third debate represents the last chance for serious discussion of serious issues in a presidential campaign. After that, ...

David Brooks

David Brooks Is Upset that the Interest Burden of the Debt Is Near a Post-War Low

By Dean Baker: When NYT columnists make absurd assertions they deserve ridicule. In his NYT column today, David Brooks make the absurd assertion that, "the mounting debt is ...


NYT’ Op-Ed Equating Anti-Zionism With Anti-Semitism Relied On Nasrallah Quote That Is In All Likelihood A Fabrication

By Phil Weiss and Max Blumenthal: Yesterday the New York Times ran a disastrous op-ed equating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism. Written by the British academic Colin Shindler, it was titled, "The ...

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