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NYT Alone Rises to Clinton's Defense on New Scandal Revelations

While other media outlets emphasized a new book's revelations about Clinton's lies under oath and relationship with Whitewater figure Susan McDougal, the Times emphasizes allegations of the FBI's ...

Frank Rich Plays Race Card on Palin Fans

In his hit piece on the former governor's hit book, columnist Rich argues that "Palin is at the red-hot center of age-old American resentments that have boiled up both from the ascent of our first ...

Kate Zernike on Sarah Palin Fans Packing 'Anger'

Conservative anger: Don't leave home without it! "They brought their sleeping bags, their children, homemade chocolate Cheerios bars, and balloons to twist into animal shapes and hats for the ...

Palin Had Image of 'Easily Caricatured Ignoramus,' No Political Experience (But Obama Did?)

In her rush to discredit Sarah Palin's memoir "Going Rogue," the Times' chief book critic Michiko Kakutani unwittingly stumbles into an anti-Obama argument.

Influential Editor Tanenhaus: Nixon, Reagan, and Bush 'Committed Impeachable Offenses Probably'

The Times' Week in Review and Sunday Book editor again goes on the PBS talk show Charlie Rose to again declare conservatism dead, with a new twist: Reagan and George W. Bush "probably" could have ...

Also Part of the "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy": The Masons?

Columnist Maureen Dowd reads Dan Browns' new novel "The Lost Symbol" and uncovers the real conspiracy as well as "a father-son struggle for global domination, as though we didn't get enough of ...

Times Editor Mocks Conservative "Stalker" of Domestic Terrorist Bill Ayers

Under the headline "Stalking William Ayers," the paper's online political editor Kate Phillips mocks a conservative blogger for asking early-70's violent radical Bill Ayers if he was Obama's ...

Influential Times Editor Calls Anti-Tax Protesters "Tea-Baggers"

Sam Tanenhaus, Times Week in Review and Book Review editor and author of "The Death of Conservatism," uses the left-wing vulgarism "tea-baggers" to describe anti-tax protesters: "Even today the ...

Tanenhaus Sees Conservatives in "Rigor Mortis" Despite Tea Parties, Floats Conspiracy Theory on Bush v. Gore

Times editor Sam Tanenhaus, author of "The Death of Conservatism," insists to Bill Moyers that the massive protests against Obama may be "overt signs of energy and vitality, but the rigor mortis I ...

To NY Times Editor Tanenhaus, Obama Centrist, Explicitly Nonideological

Week in Review and Book Review editor Sam Tanenhaus sees liberals like Barack Obama as "consensus" oriented, "explicitly nonideological" centrists and Republicans as "ideologically committed" ...
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