RichardStevenson http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1095/all en GOP Moderates, Still 'Dwindling' Away After 15 Years http://www.mrc.org/articles/gop-moderates-still-dwindling-away-after-15-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Political editor Richard Stevenson, December 2011: &quot;Christine Todd Whitman, the former governor of New Jersey and one of a dwindling band of moderate Republicans...&quot; Reporter Adam Clymer, December 1996: &quot;But the dwindling band of Republican moderates gives [Sen. Trent Lott] high marks for attentiveness.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Those GOP moderates just keep 'dwindling' away. Political editor Richard Stevenson Sunday wrote about Americans Elect, a new organization that favors an alternative nominating process for electing a president in the name of nonpartisanship: '<a href="http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/group-clears-path-for-a-third-party-ticket/?scp=1&sq=richard+stevenson&st=nyt">Group Clears a Path For a Third-Party Bid</a>.' But what Stevenson called a 'process to enable creation of a centrist ticket' was in fact packed with Democratic Party soldiers and disgruntled Republicans.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/gop-moderates-still-dwindling-away-after-15-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2012 DwindlingModerates Gaffes liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Republicans RichardStevenson TimesWatch Mon, 19 Dec 2011 20:25:00 +0000 38671 at http://www.mrc.org Stevenson Makes 'Nuanced' Defense of Obama's 2009 Prediction of 6.5% Unemployment http://www.mrc.org/articles/stevenson-makes-nuanced-defense-obamas-2009-prediction-65-unemployment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Richard Stevenson: &quot;...there&#039;s a persuasive case that the report actually did not get it all that wrong....Despite repeated Republican claims to the contrary, the stimulus bill created at least hundreds of thousands of jobs, according to nearly all nonpartisan analysts, including the Congressional Budget Office. But it&#039;s impossible to compress the nuance onto a bumper sticker.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In '<a href="http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/04/early-economic-projections-could-haunt-obama-in-2012/">Missed Jobs Forecast in 2009 Resonates in Campaign</a>,' Richard Stevenson's 'Political Memo' buried in the Saturday Business section, the paper's political editor mounted a defense of Obama's prediction of 6.5% unemployment and his "stimulus" package, while regretting that the administration's 'nuanced' argument would be buried by misleading Republicans.<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/stevenson-makes-nuanced-defense-obamas-2009-prediction-65-unemployment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama Campaign2012 liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias RichardStevenson Stimulus TimesWatch unemployment Mon, 07 Nov 2011 17:17:00 +0000 admin 620 at http://www.mrc.org Barack Obama: Just Too Much of a Complex Pragmatist for Today's Voters to Figure Out http://www.mrc.org/articles/barack-obama-just-too-much-complex-pragmatist-todays-voters-figure-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Never mind that enormous health-care plan and &quot;stimulus&quot; spending, Obama&#039;s really a complex pragmatist who may be just too nuanced for today&#039;s politics: &quot;On this much, President Obama&#039;s friends and foes could agree: He eludes simple labels. Yes, he&#039;s a liberal, except when he&#039;s not.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Is Barack Obama just too complex for voters to figure out? That was the premise behind the Sunday Week in Review lead story by Richard Stevenson,"<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/31/weekinreview/31stevenson.html?pagewanted=all">The Muddled Selling of the President</a>." <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/barack-obama-just-too-much-complex-pragmatist-todays-voters-figure-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama LabelingBias liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Pragmatism RichardStevenson TimesWatch Mon, 01 Feb 2010 18:19:00 +0000 admin 7351 at http://www.mrc.org The GOP Is (Again!) Coming Apart, Thanks to Palin http://www.mrc.org/articles/gop-again-coming-apart-thanks-palin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yawn. The Republican party is coming apart at the seams, once again, says Times editor Richard Stevenson: &quot;But even as conservatives exult in Mr. Obama&#039;s declining job approval ratings, the drive for ideological purity inspired by the populists of the right has left many elected Republicans nervous and concerned.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Editor Richard Stevenson made an unusual appearance on the front page of the Sunday Week in Review with "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/22/weekinreview/22stevenson.html">Eyeing a Tiger to Ride</a>," a think-piece on how Sarah Palin fits into today's populist political climate.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/gop-again-coming-apart-thanks-palin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch "GoingRogue "HaleyBarbour Campaign2012 liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Populism RichardStevenson SarahPalin TimesWatch Mon, 23 Nov 2009 18:34:00 +0000 admin 7213 at http://www.mrc.org "Far Right" Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Institute? http://www.mrc.org/articles/far-right-heritage-foundation-american-enterprise-institute <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hosting a Times political podcast, the Times&#039; Sam Roberts on &quot;the far right, or certainly the conservative wing of the party&quot; against Obama-care, referring to mainstream political groups like Heritage Foundation. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Times' latest Thursday "<a href="http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/03/political-points-podcast/ " target="_self">Political Points</a>" podcast was hosted by Sam Roberts and reporter David Kirkpatrick, with Deputy Washington bureau chief Richard Stevenson and White House correspondent Peter Baker as guests. One subject: Obama's health care overhaul and the "far right" opposition to it.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/far-right-heritage-foundation-american-enterprise-institute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama DavidKirkpatrick healthcare LabelingBias NewYorkTimes NYTimes PeterBaker Podcasts RichardStevenson SamRoberts TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Fri, 04 Sep 2009 18:05:00 +0000 admin 7052 at http://www.mrc.org Big-Spending Obama's Not Liberal, Just "Pragmatic" http://www.mrc.org/articles/big-spending-obamas-not-liberal-just-pragmatic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reporter Richard Stevenson claims the big-spending, tax-raising president is actually committed &quot;to the most basic conservative tenets: the power of markets as an engine of innovation and prosperity, and the necessity of economic growth for improving incomes and living standards.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Two stories on Sunday tried to paint the liberal, big-spending, government program expanding Obama as a "pragmatist." </p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/big-spending-obamas-not-liberal-just-pragmatic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama DavidHerszenhorn JackieCalmes LabelingBias NewYorkTimes NYTimes Pragmatism Recession RichardStevenson TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Mon, 20 Apr 2009 19:26:00 +0000 admin 6789 at http://www.mrc.org Times Political Editor Admits More Liberals in Newsrooms, Sees No Bias in NYT http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-political-editor-admits-more-liberals-newsrooms-sees-no-bias-nyt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times&#039; political editor Richard Stevenson (pictured) admits &quot;there are more political liberals in newsrooms than conservatives&quot; but of course denies any favoritism on the part of his paper&#039;s political team. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Times Political Editor Richard Stevenson is taking questions from readers on-line this week. Included in the first batch is his response to queries about favoritism in the Times' political coverage during the Democratic primary. He responded by (of course) denying any such thing (although Times Watch found <a href="http://timeswatch.org/articles/2008/20080604124534.aspx " target="_self">a clear pro-Obama </a><a href="http://timeswatch.org/articles/2008/20080604124534.aspx ">slant</a> in the Times' primary coverage).</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-political-editor-admits-more-liberals-newsrooms-sees-no-bias-nyt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign200 LiberalBias NewYorkTimes NYTimes RichardStevenson TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Thu, 26 Jun 2008 19:00:00 +0000 admin 6247 at http://www.mrc.org