The Fantasies of David Brooks: What Has the NYT Columnist Been Smoking?

January 18, 2013   ·   2 Comments

David Brooks

By John W. Farley: David Brooks, conservative pundit at the New York Times, reviewed a new book (The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from ...

John Brennan

Brennan’s Support for Torture Is Not an ‘Accusation’

By Jim Naureckas: The New York Times' Scott Shane reporting on the news that President Barack Obama plans to nominate his terrorism adviser John Brennan to be head of the CIA, writes...

Twitter's New San Francisco Roost

NY Times Didn’t Check Facts on San Francisco “Twitter” Tax

By Randy Shaw: The Sunday December 2 front-page New York Times story (“The Empty Promise of Tax Incentives,” by Louise Story) described how governments giving tax breaks to corporations in Michigan, Missouri, and other states neither got the promised jobs nor even assessed the economic cost of the incentives.

Bad Weather

NYT Decides to Start Blaming Medicare and Social Security for Bad Weather

By Dean Baker: There is a serious effort by corporate honchos to cut Social Security and Medicare in the lame duck session of Congress. As has ...

Bowles Simpson Commission

The Bowles Simpson Commission Did NOT Issue a Report

By Dean Baker: Why does the media keep telling us that the Bowles-Simpson commission issued a report when it clearly did not. If we go to ...

Margaret Sullivan

At NYT, She Said No to ‘He Said/She Said’–but They Said Yes

By Peter Hart: The new public editor at the New York Times, Margaret Sullivan, dedicated her first column to factchecking and false balance. Her conclusion...


The Value of the Dollar Is NOT Out of the Control of Politicians

By Dean Baker: The NYT bizarrely told readers that the value of the dollar is "almost entirely outside of American politicians’ control," in an pseudo fact ...

Bulgaria Bombing

New York Times Blames Iran For Bulgaria Bombing-But Where’s The Evidence?

By Megan Iorio: There are two major items of concern in the July 19, 2012 New York Times story "Hezbollah Is Blamed in Attack on Israeli Tourists in Bulgaria." First, ...

Obama Ad slamming Romney

David Brooks Needs a Fact-Checker

From Marie Burns: In his New York Times column today, David Brooks writes, “The president is now running an ad showing Mitt Romney tunelessly singing 'America the Beautiful,' while the text on screen blasts him for shipping jobs to China, India and Mexico. The accuracy of the ad has been questioned by the various fact-checking outfits.”


NYT: Tax Factchecking Is for the Editorial Page

By Peter Hart: The New York Times had a piece Tuesday that pairs Obama's tax announcement with Republican attempts to kill Obamacare, presenting both as "politically charged proposals."

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