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NYT Quickly Jumps on New Arrest of ACORN 'Pimp' - But Waited Six Days to Report on His ACORN Revelations

When the ACORN scandal broke, the Times dragged its feet for six days before issuing a story on the devastating footage from conservative activist James O'Keefe, who caught on video the left-wing ...

Strange New Respect Emerging for Tea Party Movement?

Monica Davey lays out the Tea Party/conservative case against Mark Kirk, a moderate Republican Senate candidate in Illinois. Will the movement's assumed threat to establishment Republicans ...

It Begins: Dem Loss in Mass. Senate Due to Sexism?

Strangely, Ted Kennedy is not mentioned in a story about sexism in Mass. politics. Reporter Katie Zezima instead wonders if Mass. voters knew Martha Coakley was a woman, since she "never mentioned ...

Race Over, Times Finally Lays Out Martha Coakley Gaffes It Ignored During Campaign

The Times points out four gaffes made by Democrat Martha Coakley during her losing campaign to Republican Scott Brown. So why didn't the Times mention them during the actual campaign?

Hulse Looks on the Democratic Bright Side: Mass. Loss May Be 'A Blessing In Disguise'

Congressional reporter Carl Hulse sees the bright side for the Democrats, who just might turn this crushing defeat into an eventual victory: "Amid the day's gloom, Democrats saw opportunity as ...

Floundering Gail Collins Find 'Bright Side,' Lame Excuses for GOP's Mass. Win

Don't blame Obama - all these Democratic losses are just about state issues: "The voters of Massachusetts were definitely angry about taxes, although the ones they seemed most ticked off about ...

Leibovich Finds Some Scott Brown Comments 'Curious' and 'Offending,' But None From Gaffe-Tastic Biden

The paper's political profile writer Mark Leibovichmaintains his usual pro-Democratic double standard: "[Scott Brown] strives for 'total discipline' but can be prone to curious public statements ...

Nagourney Admits Scott Brown 'Shocked and Arguably Humiliated' Obama, Dems

Political reporter Adam Nagourney (mostly) refrains from sugarcoating another Democratic loss.

Two Times Reporters Suggest Talk of GOP Comeback 'Premature'

Adam Nagourney on Tuesday morning, hypothesizing a Scott Brown victory and already discounting its import: "If he does win, what meaning does the victory hold a month from now, much less 11 months ...

Sentences She'd Like to Have Back, Mass. Special Election Edition

Reporter Abby Goodnough (and Times Watch, alas) on the next Senator from Massachusetts, Martha Coakley.
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