Gaffes

Editorial Plays Race Card on 'Birthers,' Falsely Claims Origin on 'Radical Right'

The Times can't believe it: "The disbelief fairly dripped from Mr. Obama as he stood at the West Wing lectern. People are out of work, American soldiers are dying overseas and here were cameras to ...

Times Flubs Timeline of 'Birther' Myth: First Spread by Hillary Clinton Supporters in 2008

A front-page story said Obama's release of his birth certificate "allowed him to cast his political opponents as focused on the trivial at a time when the nation is facing more important issues," ...

Keller Claims He Doesn't Take Stands Against Wars, But Said Iraq 'Going Very Badly' in 2007

Executive Editor Bill Keller: "As editor of The Times, I don't take stands for or against wars, old ones in Iraq or new ones in Libya, lest my opinions be mistaken for the guiding doctrine of our ...

The Times Just Keeps Getting the Max Cleland Ad Wrong

Jackie Calmes: "For many actual Democrats, Mr. Chambliss remains negatively defined by his 2002 defeat of Senator Max Cleland, a triple-amputee veteran of Vietnam, after a campaign that included ...

The Times Just Keeps Getting the Max Cleland Ad Wrong

Jackie Calmes: "For many actual Democrats, Mr. Chambliss remains negatively defined by his 2002 defeat of Senator Max Cleland, a triple-amputee veteran of Vietnam, after a campaign that included ...

Obama the Pragmatic 'Centrist' and 'Level-Headed Referee' of the Budget Crisis

Reporter Jeff Zeleny claims Obama has shifted to the center after the 2010 Democratic wipeout. But previously Zeleny insisted Obama had always been a pragmatic centrist. If he suspected it was ...

Krugman Bashes Paul Ryan's Budget, but Lays Off the 'Flim-Flam Sauce'

Paul Krugman hails the brave leadership of Nancy Pelosi against reforming Social Security, which would have "hurt ordinary Americans to make the nation safe for high-end tax cuts." But why no new ...

No Squeamish Urban Liberals Here: Times Readers Up in Arms About Women Bearing Arms

The Times' liberal readership rises up in resentment about pictures of handguns for women: "9 accused us of glamorizing violence and guns....4 suggested we were pandering to N.R.A.-member readers...."

NYT vs. 'Pain' and 'Hurt' of State Budget Cuts: New York State Edition

Reporter Thomas Kaplan manages to criticize the "pain" to come from Cuomo's budget cuts without once mentioning the state's $10 billion deficit: "...the consequences of a budget that makes deep ...

Food Writer Mark Bittman: People Will 'Starve to Death' Under House Budget

Bittman, who also writes food-related news stories for the Times, unleashed a vicious attack on fiscal conservatives on Wednesday's op-ed page: "These supposedly deficit-reducing cuts - they'd ...
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