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12 Dissents to Boehner's Reelection as Speaker Signal 'Turmoil and Division'; Pelosi's 19 Dissenting Dems in 2011 Ignored

95% of the House Republican caucus reelected John Boehner as Speaker of the House on Thursday, but the 12 dissenting Republicans attracted intense coverage in the New York Times, including a ...
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NYT's Conservative vs. Liberal Contrast: 'Clashes Over Curbs on Labor' vs. 'New Freedoms in Washington'

New York Times reporters Steven Yaccino and Monica Davey sourly greeted landmark conservative legislation from Michigan, running four paragraphs of quotes from the losing side, compared to three ...
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Congressional Dysfunction? New York Times Blames C-Span Cameras, Gingrich and Santorum

Ina front-page story, reporter Jonathan Weisman seems to pine for the days of Democratic congressional barons making rules behind closed doors: "The advent of C-Span 2, which put cameras in the ...
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New York Times Turns Up Heat on New Chief Executive Mark Thompson -- With Caveats

The paper's slow-boil coverage of an internal controversy has yet to match the front-page intensity it brought to its "damning" reporting on phone hacking by newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch, ...
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NYTimes Hails 'Milestone' Gay Marriage Wins on Front Page; Conservative Causes Get Glummer Treatment

Times reporter Eric Eckholm waxed enthusiastically over gay marriage victories in several blue states: "Elated by their first ballot victories, in four states, advocates of same-sex marriage ...
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Dems Hand GOP 'Stinging Defeat' in Senate, But GOP Won House Despite 'Deep Disapproval,' Partisanship

Jennifer Steinhauer shone sour light on a bright spot for Republicans in yesterday's vote: "Deep disapproval of Congress and dissatisfaction with partisan division appeared no match for ...
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NYT's Bronner Laments 'There Was No Criticism of Israel', While Kershner Whines About Romney Support There

Where was the criticism of Israel? That was the plaint from the Times former Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner in his review of Monday's presidential debate on foreign policy: "And there was no ...
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NYT's Excruciatingly Effusive Profile of Pro-Gay Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe, 'the Most Interesting Man in the NFL'

The New York Times falls all over itself praising Minnesota Vikings punter and gay-marriage activist Chris Kluwe, he of the perfect verbal SAT score: "Some in the Minnesota news media, used to ...
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NYTimes Ignores Gallup's Romney Lead, Devotes Full Story to Outdated Online Poll of Youth for Obama

The Times' Susan Saulny hypes an outdated online poll of young people as a "lost opportunity" for Mitt Romney, while the paper ignored data from the respected Gallup organization showing Romney ...

The New York Times on Campaign-Time Jobs Reports: Bush in 2004 vs. Obama in 2012

Hot Air's Ed Morrissey provided some insight into the double standard in the New York Times' coverage of two mediocre September jobs report released on the eve of two presidential elections: ...
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