January 2013 Archive


A Pulitzer Means Never Having to Write Another New Thought

By Marie Burns: When it's Wednesday, the New York Times op-ed page features columns by Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Friedman and Maureen Dowd. No one yet ...

Times Gets Spoon-Fed Scoop on Barclays Center of Concert of Cantorial Music

By Norman Oder: The New York Times's City Room blog had an exclusive yesterday, Another First for Barclays Center...

Anti-Hagel NYT

Is Chuck Hagel An Extremist?

By Jacob Heilbrunn: Yesterday the "Emergency Committee for Israel" is sounding alarms in the New York Times, where it has taken out a full-page ad to inveigh against the nomination of Chuck Hagel to become Secretary of Defense.

India rape protest

Cultural Traditions that Oppress Women are not Worth Preserving

By Amy S. Choi: Writing like this makes me want to pull out my hair. In an otherwise decent New York Times story about the myriad forms of violence that women in India face on a regular basis, sits these paragraphs...

NYT Runs Propaganda Piece to Promote Europe-U.S. Trade Deal

By Dean Baker: The NYT ran a news article promoting a trade agreement between the United States and the European Union.

Maureen Dowd

Drum versus Dumb: The Way the Upper-End Press Corps Reasons!

By Bob Somerby: Even as Kevin Drum’s detailed report was breaking every rule in the book, Maureen Dowd was helping us see the actual way the upper-end “press corps” reasons.

David Brooks

David Brooks Teaching Writings by David Brooks in Yale Course on Humility

By Joe Coscarelli: When word got around that David Brooks would be the professor of a spring course at Yale called "Humility," the public intellectual/punching bag told us ...

Illustration by DonkeyHotey for The Politics Blog (Based on Images from the AP)

David Brooks Is A Very Funny Fellow

By Charles P. Pierce: New York Times columnist David Brooks is teaching a course at Yale on "Humility."

NYT Tells Readers the Cause of Japan’s Debt Problems

By Dean Baker: Those of you who didn't know the cause of Japan's debt problems, or perhaps that it even had debt problems, will be happy ...

The New York Times Headline Censored to Appease Israel

By RT: Last week, The New York Times posted an article entitled "Palestinians Set Up Camp in Israeli Occupied West Bank Territory," but soon after the story's title changed.