December 2012 Archive

Ross Douthat

Ross Douthat Explains Himself

By Charles P. Pierce: Ross Cardinal Douthat, Patriarch Of Dweebopolis and Archbishop Of Dorkylvania, is back with a defense and clarification of his column earlier this ...

Congo Atrocities

‘New York Times’ Reporter in Congo is Revealed as Incompetent

By James North: New evidence is emerging about the failures of the New York Times' east Africa correspondent, Jeffrey Gettleman, when he tried to cover the recent upsurge in violence in the eastern Congo.

Lost and Confused Signpost

NYT Promotes Confusion Over Budget

By Dean Baker: Politicians often try to obscure unpopular proposals in euphemisms. Reporters are not supposed to help them in this effort. The NYT failed badly in ...

Bradley Manning

Let a Thousand Public Editors Bloom: Bradley Manning and the Times Pt. 3

By Chris Spannos: The New York Times’ named Margaret Sullivan as its fifth Public Editor in September of this year. As the successful candidate for the job her duty is to investigate “matters of journalistic integrity” by working “independently” and “outside of the reporting and editing structure of the newspaper.”