The “Paper of Record” Gets it Wrong on André Schiffrin

December 14, 2013   ·   0 Comments


By John R. MacArthur: A Times obituary misrepresents the career of a distinguished publisher.

Michael Hastings’ Wife Obliterates New York Times For Dismissive Obituary

By Ryan Grim and Jason Linkins: In the 24 hours since the tragic death of journalist and author Michael Hastings was first reported on Tuesday, those who knew him, worked with him, and covered his work have offered numerous remembrances of the man best known for his Polk Award-winning Rolling Stone piece, “The Runaway General.”

NYC Aids Care and Koch

New York Times Revises Ed Koch Obit To Include AIDS

By Jack Mirkinson: The New York Times revised its Friday obituary of former New York City mayor Ed Koch after several observers noticed that it lacked any mention ...

New York Times' Quarterly Profits Falls 58 Percent

A Girl Reads the New York Times: Why Are All the Front-Page Articles By Men?

By Diane Wachtell: The paper of record can't find any women reporters?

James Buchanan

Rewriting History: James Buchanan and the National Debt

By Dean Baker: It is customary not to say bad things about people when they die, but that is not a reason to construct an alternative reality, as the NYT appears to have done in its obituary for James Buchanan.

Alex Cockburn

Note to Alexander: From Ripped Van Winkle

By Fred Gardner: The NY Times arrived this morning with the magazine devoted to “The Lives They Lived,” an extra round of obits for those who exited in 2012. Guess who wasn’t mentioned?

NYT Frontpage on Pentagon Papers

Editor of the Pentagon Papers Dies in Melville Hospice

By Amanda Lindner: Gerald Gold, an editor for the New York Times, lived to be 85 years old. Gerald Gold, an editor for The New York Times ...

Gore Vidal Mark Coggins Flickr

Best Obit Correction Ever: NYT on Gore Vidal

By Teddy Partridge: I suppose it’s entirely possible that Gore Vidal’s spirit is somewhere laughing at Our Nation’s Premier Newspaper today, but barring that eventuality, I ...

A Young Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal, 1925 – 2012

By Choire Sicha: Gore Vidal despised the New York Times through and through and would barely have stomached his obituary in that paper, as credit-giving and realistic and praising as it is.

Alexander Cockburn

An Irreplaceable Man

By Fred Gardner: The most incisive political journalist of our time, Alexander Cockburn, died on Friday, July 19.

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