February 2013 Archive


No, Not All the News That’s Fit to Print

By Marie Burns: Two stories by David Corn of Mother Jones demonstrate the limitations of the New York Times' journalistic standards. At about 3 am yesterday, ...

Arthur Krock

The Journalist and the Politician

By Eric Alterman: Former NYT reporter Arthur Krock had a long friendship with Joe Kennedy—and it showed in his coverage.


The Status Quo Miracle District

By Gary Rubinstein: Over the past two years I’ve spent a lot of time debunking ‘miracle’ schools and ‘miracle’ districts.  The way it works is that ...

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu Blasts US Drones: American or Not, All Victims Are Human

By Lauren McCauley: In a letter to the New York Times published Wednesday, South African Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu...


Why Does the NYT Abandon Journalistic Standards to Promote the Obama Administration’s Trade Agenda?

By Dean Baker: That's what readers of this NYT piece hyping a European-U.S. trade agreement should be asking. It begins by telling readers: "President Obama’s call for a free-trade ...

David Keyes from Advancing Human Rights

‘NYT’ Runs Op-Ed by Israel Lobbyist in Human Rights Garb, Saying Palestinians are Too Corrupt to Deserve a State

By David Samel: Wednesday's Global edition of the NY Times had an op-ed by one David Keyes from the organization, Advancing Human Rights.

Transgender Pride

On Transgender Healthcare, NYT Reports Tree, Ignores Forest

By Julie Hollar: The New York Times reports that in the last few years, several elite U.S. universities have begun to cover sex reassignment surgery and/or hormones for transgender ...

Elana Drell Szyfer

‘NYT’ Publishes Spiritual Guidance from Ahava Exec– Without Saying Ahava Works in a Settlement

By Philip Weiss: Every week The New York Times business page runs a "Frequent Flier" profile of a busy traveler.