JackieCalmes http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/187/all en Ignoring History and CBO Gimmickry, NYT's Calmes Hits Romney Suggestion Obama-Care Will Cost Money http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/ignoring-history-and-cbo-gimmickry-nyts-calmes-hits-romney-suggestion-obama-care-will-co <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>As part of a team of New York Times reporters <a href="http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/fact-checking-the-concord-n-h-debate/?hp">fact-checking the presidential debate Sunday morning in Concord, N.H.</a>, White House reporter Jackie Calmes once again baselessly claimed that expensive Obama-care is actually a money-saver, claiming GOP candidate Mitt Romney was false to assert otherwise. But the history of government cost projections (Medicare, anyone?) strongly suggest Calmes is wrong.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/ignoring-history-and-cbo-gimmickry-nyts-calmes-hits-romney-suggestion-obama-care-will-co" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Campaign2012 cbo FactCheck JackieCalmes liberalmediabias MittRomney Obama-Care Tue, 10 Jan 2012 02:39:00 +0000 38865 at http://www.mrc.org Ignoring History and CBO Gimmickry, Calmes Hits Romney Suggestion Obama-Care Will Cost Money http://www.mrc.org/articles/ignoring-history-and-cbo-gimmickry-calmes-hits-romney-suggestion-obama-care-will-cost-money <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jackie Calmes claims Mitt Romney was false to say repealing the Obama-care would save money, citing &quot;nonpartisan fact checkers and analyses like those of the Congressional Budget Office.&quot; Has she heard of Medicare, or actually counted up the accounting gimmicks the CBO had to employ to get to its findings? </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>As part of a team of New York Times reporters <a href="http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/fact-checking-the-concord-n-h-debate/?hp">fact-checking the presidential debate Sunday morning in Concord, N.H.</a>, White House reporter Jackie Calmes once again baselessly claimed that expensive Obama-care is actually a money-saver, claiming GOP candidate Mitt Romney was false to assert otherwise. But the history of government cost projections (Medicare, anyone?) strongly suggest Calmes is wrong.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ignoring-history-and-cbo-gimmickry-calmes-hits-romney-suggestion-obama-care-will-cost-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2012 cbo FactCheck JackieCalmes liberalmediabias MittRomney NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Obama-Care TimesWatch Mon, 09 Jan 2012 19:49:00 +0000 38763 at http://www.mrc.org 'Conservatives' vs. 'Women's Rights Communities' on the Morning-After Pill http://www.mrc.org/articles/conservatives-vs-womens-rights-communities-morning-after-pill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Labeling slant in a story on Obama blocking sale of the morning-after pill to girls under 17: &quot;...with conservative and anti-abortion groups opposed and public health and women&#039;s rights groups in favor.&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>The Obama administration blocked over-the-counter sales of Plan B One-Step, the 'morning-after' pill, to girls under 17, and New York Times reporters Jackie Calmes and Gardiner Harris sniffed out a political move to assuage 'conservatives" in Friday's '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/09/us/obama-backs-aides-stance-on-morning-after-pill.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper">Obama Backs Aide's Stance on Morning-After Pill</a>.' </p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/conservatives-vs-womens-rights-communities-morning-after-pill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama GardinerHarris JackieCalmes LabelingBias liberalmediabias Morning-AfterPill NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Fri, 09 Dec 2011 16:33:00 +0000 38658 at http://www.mrc.org Calmes Hails Dems Payroll Tax Tactic, Says GOP Opposition to Hikes on Rich Has Party in 'Political Bind' http://www.mrc.org/articles/calmes-hails-dems-payroll-tax-tactic-says-gop-opposition-hikes-rich-has-party-political-bin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jackie Calmes once again, sees a triumphant Democratic Party and a vulnerable GOP: &quot;Democrats have concluded from the payroll tax debate that Republicans are vulnerable over their opposition to any new taxes on the wealthy in a way they were not when Democrats proposed such taxes for deficit reduction....Republican leaders&#039; struggle this week to find a strategy that could unite their party reflected the political bind it is in.&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 Friday's lead New York Times story, White House correspondent Jackie Calmes again finds the Democrats with political momentum on the policy front, as she has, wrongly, on several occasions in the past, shown by the headline over her optimistic <a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2011/20110404012412.aspx ">April 2 story</a>, 'Jobs Growth Could Stump Obama's Critics.' (Nope.) This time, it's Democrats allegedly putting the GOP in a 'political bind' over cutting the payroll tax, due to the stubborn refusal by Republicans to raise taxes on "the rich."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/calmes-hails-dems-payroll-tax-tactic-says-gop-opposition-hikes-rich-has-party-political-bin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2012 congress Democrats JackieCalmes liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PayrollTaxCut TimesWatch Fri, 02 Dec 2011 17:48:00 +0000 38647 at http://www.mrc.org Obama Stimulus Vital to Avoid Recession, Calmes Claims http://www.mrc.org/articles/obama-stimulus-vital-avoid-recession-calmes-claims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Should the bill ultimately fail, Democrats believe they at least have the better political argument, and they vow to exploit what they call the Republicans&#039; obstruction in the 2012 campaign. Yet any political benefit would be small consolation for the White House, given the forecasts of nonpartisan economists that without such a stimulus plan, the economy is likely to relapse into recession next year just as the president faces re-election.&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>New York Times White House correspondent Jackie Calmes <a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2011/20110914022733.aspx">just can't stop hyping</a> Obama's big-spending 'stimulus plans,' even as the proposals die in Congress. The front-page headline from her July 20 story captures her typical cheerleading tone: '<a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2011/20110720014647.aspx">Bipartisan Plan For Budget Deal Buoys President – House Republicans Face Intensifying Pressure to Avoid Isolation</a>.' (That prediction didn't quite pan out.)<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/obama-stimulus-vital-avoid-recession-calmes-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama JackieCalmes liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Stimulus TimesWatch Wed, 26 Oct 2011 19:19:00 +0000 admin 596 at http://www.mrc.org Jackie Calmes Softballs to Obama Don't Make the Paper http://www.mrc.org/articles/jackie-calmes-softballs-obama-dont-make-paper <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama took two helpful questions from the New York Times on Thursday: What would he like to say to Wall Street protesters? And are they the liberal Tea Party? But the exchange was left out of the Times. </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/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Times reporter Jackie Calmes asked President Obama a softball at Thursday's press conference about what he would like to say to win over the 'Occupy Wall Street' protesters, and then followed up: Jackie Calmes follow up question was: "Do you think Occupy Wall Street has the potential to be a tea party movement in 2012?"</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/jackie-calmes-softballs-obama-dont-make-paper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama JackieCalmes liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Fri, 07 Oct 2011 19:22:00 +0000 admin 564 at http://www.mrc.org Spinning for Obama in the Heart of Texas http://www.mrc.org/articles/spinning-obama-heart-texas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Obama&#039;s a hit in Texas! Among college students, anyway: &quot;&#039;Give me a win? Give me a break,&#039; he said, bringing the enthusiastic and diverse crowd of more than 1,000 to its feet.&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>White House reporters Jackie Calmes and Jennifer Steinhauer were with Obama on the money-raising trail in Texas and did their usual spin job for the partisan, combative president in Wednesday's '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/05/us/politics/in-texas-obama-pitches-jobs-bill-and-appeals-to-donors.html?_r=1&ref=jackiecalmes">Obama Pitches Jobs Bill And Appeals to Donors</a>.'<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/spinning-obama-heart-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama Campaign2012 JackieCalmes JenniferSteinhauer liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Wed, 05 Oct 2011 18:22:00 +0000 admin 559 at http://www.mrc.org Front-Page NYT Sniff: 'Educated' High-Income Voters Alienated by Tea Party, Still Like Obama http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/front-page-nyt-sniff-educated-high-income-voters-alienated-tea-party-still-obama <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>Stupid white men for the G.O.P.? New York Times White House reporters Jackie Calmes and Mark Landler teamed up for Friday's front-page campaign preview, '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/30/us/politics/obama-sees-a-path-to-12-victory-beyond-the-rust-belt.html?_r=1&hp=&pagewanted=all">Obama Charts A New Route to Re-election</a>.' In a change from the paper's standard politically correct approach to race and class, the reporters crudely emphasized that 'less-educated, low-income whites' tend to support Republicans. (What happened to "the party of the rich"?)<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/front-page-nyt-sniff-educated-high-income-voters-alienated-tea-party-still-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert Campaign2012 JackieCalmes liberalmediabias MarkLandler RacialIssues Fri, 30 Sep 2011 19:47:00 +0000 38221 at http://www.mrc.org Front-Page Sniff: 'Educated' High-Income Voters Alienated by Tea Party, Still Like Obama http://www.mrc.org/articles/front-page-sniff-educated-high-income-voters-alienated-tea-party-still-obama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Educated people alienated by the Tea Party: &quot;With growing cities and suburbs, they are populated by increasing numbers of educated and higher-income independents, young voters, Hispanics and African-Americans, many of them alienated by Republicans&#039; Tea Party agenda.&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>Stupid white men for the G.O.P.? New York Times White House reporters Jackie Calmes and Mark Landler teamed up for Friday's front-page campaign preview, '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/30/us/politics/obama-sees-a-path-to-12-victory-beyond-the-rust-belt.html?_r=1&hp=&pagewanted=all">Obama Charts A New Route to Re-election</a>.' In a change from the paper's standard politically correct approach to race and class, the reporters crudely emphasized that 'less-educated, low-income whites' tend to support Republicans. (What happened to "the party of the rich"?)<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/front-page-sniff-educated-high-income-voters-alienated-tea-party-still-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama Campaign2012 JackieCalmes liberalmediabias MarkLandler NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Fri, 30 Sep 2011 16:18:00 +0000 admin 552 at http://www.mrc.org Times Watch Quotes of Note - Classless Krugman on 'Fake Heroes' of 9-11 like Bush http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-watch-quotes-note-classless-krugman-fake-heroes-9-11-bush <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plus: Taxes now voluntary, and two-thirds into Obama&#039;s term, everything is still Bush&#039;s fault. </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><strong>Classless Krugman on "Fake Heroes" of 9-11 like Bush</strong><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-watch-quotes-note-classless-krugman-fake-heroes-9-11-bush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Taxes JackieCalmes liberalmediabias MichaelShear NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PaulKrugman TimesWatch Fri, 23 Sep 2011 17:16:00 +0000 admin 541 at http://www.mrc.org Classless Krugman on 'Fake Heroes' of 9-11 Like Bush http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/classless-krugman-fake-heroes-9-11-bush <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plus: Paying Taxes Now Voluntary, According to New York Times </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><strong>Classless Krugman on "Fake Heroes" of 9-11 like Bush</strong><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/classless-krugman-fake-heroes-9-11-bush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> TimesWatch AdamNagourney JackieCalmes liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PaulKrugman TimesWatch Fri, 23 Sep 2011 17:05:00 +0000 admin 2206 at http://www.mrc.org Calmes Likes Obama's 'Progressive' Stimulus, 'Scrappy' Attitude, and Boehner-Blaming http://www.mrc.org/articles/calmes-likes-obamas-progressive-stimulus-scrappy-attitude-and-boehner-blaming <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s all Boehner&#039;s fault: &quot;But their relationship was severely strained after Mr. Boehner abandoned their budget talks in July, came back and then walked out a second time. And after what the White House saw as a third strike this month - Mr. Boehner&#039;s humiliating public rejection of Mr. Obama&#039;s requested date for an address to a joint session of Congress - the Obama team called Mr. Boehner out.&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>White House reporter Jackie Calmes seemed to like President Obama's new combative pose over his new big-spending, tax-hiking 'stimulus' proposal. Her lead story Tuesday, '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/20/us/politics/obama-vows-veto-if-deficit-plan-has-no-tax-increases.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">Obama Confirms New Hard Stand With Debt Relief</a>,' framed the political battle as a personal conflict as a disrespected president betrayed by House Speaker John Boehner once too often.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/calmes-likes-obamas-progressive-stimulus-scrappy-attitude-and-boehner-blaming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama JackieCalmes JohnBoehner liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Stimulus TimesWatch Wed, 21 Sep 2011 16:33:00 +0000 admin 538 at http://www.mrc.org Voluntary Taxes? Obama Will 'Ask the Rich' to Pay More http://www.mrc.org/articles/voluntary-taxes-obama-will-ask-rich-pay-more <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plus, great minds think alike? Two lead stories on consecutive days from different reporters contain an identical paragraph: &quot;The Obama proposal has little chance of becoming law unless Republican lawmakers bend. But by focusing on the wealthiest Americans, the president is sharpening the contrast between Republicans and Democrats with a theme he can carry into his bid for re-election in 2012.&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>Sunday's lead story by White House correspondent Jackie Calmes pushed the president's new plan to raise taxes on 'the wealthy.' The president, in what the Times seems to think is a bright idea, is calling his proposal the 'Buffett rule,' after the billionaire who made waves with his complaint, printed in the Times, that uber-wealthy investors like him were not being taxed enough.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/voluntary-taxes-obama-will-ask-rich-pay-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Taxes BarackObama Gaffes Headlines HeleneCooper JackieCalmes liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch WarrenBuffett Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:06:00 +0000 admin 531 at http://www.mrc.org Calmes Sees Obama's Plan as Job Creator, Warns Stubborn GOP 'Could Lose the House' http://www.mrc.org/articles/calmes-sees-obamas-plan-job-creator-warns-stubborn-gop-could-lose-house <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> White House reporter Jackie Calmes praises Obama&#039;s latest liberal &quot;stimulus&quot; plan, and warns Republicans on TV: &quot;...if the Republicans are seen as standing in the way of anything, they could be in real trouble if the economy doesn&#039;t improve or gets worse. They already got a great deal of the blame for the August debt limit fight. They could lose the House.&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>On Wednesday, White House reporter Jackie Calmes and Binyamin Appelbaum reported on Obama's latest big-spending 'stimulus' proposal, '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/14/us/politics/jobs-bill-could-help-economic-growth-some-forecasters-say.html?_r=1&scp=4&sq=calmes%20appelbaum&st=cse">Bigger Economic Role for Washington</a>,' enthused that the chance of some of it coming law 'could have a substantial effect on economic growth and unemployment....could add 100,000 to 150,000 jobs a month over the next year, according to estimates from several of the country's best-known forecasting fi</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/calmes-sees-obamas-plan-job-creator-warns-stubborn-gop-could-lose-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama BinyaminAppelbaum JackieCalmes jobs liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Stimulus TimesWatch Wed, 14 Sep 2011 18:27:00 +0000 admin 528 at http://www.mrc.org News Story Hits G.O.P.'s 'Untrue...Misleading' Claims About Drilling, Social Security http://www.mrc.org/articles/news-story-hits-gops-untruemisleading-claims-about-drilling-social-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three liberal reporters teamed up to fact-check the Republican debate (and defend President Obama): &quot;The candidates&#039; arguments run into factual hurdles.&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>Three liberal New York Times reporters teamed up Thursday morning to fact-check the Republican debate (and defend Obama) at the Reagan library.</p> <p><br />John Broder, Nicholas Confessore, and Jackie Calmes cowrote '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/08/us/politics/08check.html?ref=politics">Attacking the Democrats, but Not Always Getting It Right</a>,' which was not labeled or presented as "news analysis" (something the Times is doing less of lately anyway) but as a factual news story. The text box read: 'The candidates' arguments run into factual hurdles.'</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/news-story-hits-gops-untruemisleading-claims-about-drilling-social-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2012 Debate FactCheck JackieCalmes JohnBroder liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias NicholasConfessore Republicans RickPerry TimesWatch Thu, 08 Sep 2011 15:50:00 +0000 admin 518 at http://www.mrc.org