TimesWatch http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19168/all en Time's Halperin Concedes: 'Press Failed to Scrutinize' ObamaCare http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/times-halperin-concedes-press-failed-scrutinize-obamacare <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-11-21-FNC-TOF-Halperin.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />Appearing as a guest on Thursday's <em>The O'Reilly Factor </em>on FNC to promote his book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Double-Down-Game-Change-2012/dp/1594204403/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1385418502&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=mark+halperin"><em>Double Down: Game Change 2012</em></a>, <em>Time</em> magazine's Mark Halperin recounted that the media did not "sc</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/times-halperin-concedes-press-failed-scrutinize-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts TimesWatch Politics Barack Obama FNC Mark Halperin obamacare The O'Reilly Factor Time Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:41:07 +0000 45030 at http://www.mrc.org NYT's Peters Still Thunderstruck By GOP's Ridiculous, Doomed Attempts to Repeal Obamacare http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-peters-still-thunderstruck-gops-ridiculous-doomed-attempts-repeal-obamacare <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><em>New York Times</em> reporter Jeremy Peters can't stand the House GOP's stubborn attempts to repeal President Obama's "signature legislative achievement." "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/us/politics/house-votes-again-to-repeal-health-law.html?ref=todayspaper">House Votes Again to Repeal Health Law"</a> marks his second story in two days on the GOP's quixotic quest, and <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-peters-hits-waste-time-obama-care-repeal-votes-and-gops-myopic-focus-deficits">once again</a> he injects obvious mockery into what's supposedly a straight news story:<i</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-peters-still-thunderstruck-gops-ridiculous-doomed-attempts-repeal-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch congress Jeremy Peters Obama-Care Repeal Fri, 17 May 2013 18:04:14 +0000 clay.waters 43612 at http://www.mrc.org NYT's Peters Hits 'Waste of Time' Obama-Care Repeal Votes and GOP's 'Myopic Focus' on Deficits http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-peters-hits-waste-time-obama-care-repeal-votes-and-gops-myopic-focus-deficits <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, <em>New York Times</em> reporter Jeremy Peters let the Republicans in Congress know he was tired of their silly attempts to repeal Obamacare in "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/15/us/politics/house-republicans-to-vote-again-on-repealing-health-care.html?ref=todayspaper">House to Vote Yet Again On Health Care Repeal.</a>"<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Jeremy_Peters_2_4.JPG.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="168" width="300" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-peters-hits-waste-time-obama-care-repeal-votes-and-gops-myopic-focus-deficits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch congress Deficit Jeremy Peters Obama-Care Thu, 16 May 2013 15:11:14 +0000 clay.waters 43596 at http://www.mrc.org NYT: In Burgeoning Scandals, Is Obama 'Buffeted by Partisanship and Forces Beyond his Control'? http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-burgeoning-scandals-obama-buffeted-partisanship-and-forces-beyond-his-control <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 <em>New York Times</em> lead story Thursday by Jeremy Peters, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/16/us/politics/new-controversies-may-undermine-obama.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">An Onset of Woes Raises Questions on Obama Vision</a>," gave the President Obama a partial pass amid the multiple scandals besetting his administration, portraying him as at least somewhat a passive victim of circumstance.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-burgeoning-scandals-obama-buffeted-partisanship-and-forces-beyond-his-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Barack Obama Jeremy Peters Scandals Thu, 16 May 2013 14:47:01 +0000 clay.waters 43595 at http://www.mrc.org NYT's Parker: Poor Jilted Obama 'Wined and Dined' the 'Bad Date' GOP Congress, Gotten 'Nothing in Return' http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-parker-poor-jilted-obama-wined-and-dined-bad-date-gop-congress-gotten-nothing-return <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 multiple scandals engulfed the presidency, "<a href="http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/video-watching-washington-this-week/">Watching Washington This Week</a>," a nytimes.com video featuring <em>New York Times</em> congressional reporters Jeremy Peters and Ashley Parker having a pseudo-informal chat outside the White House, managed to place President Obama as the victim of a cold Republican Congress.<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Ashley_Parker_2.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="195" width="286" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-parker-poor-jilted-obama-wined-and-dined-bad-date-gop-congress-gotten-nothing-return" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch ashley parker Barack Obama congress Jeremy Peters Thu, 16 May 2013 13:57:17 +0000 clay.waters 43594 at http://www.mrc.org TimesWatch Shutting Down http://www.mrc.org/articles/timeswatch-shutting-down <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2013/May/TWlogo.jpg" style="float: right;" width="300" />This Friday, May 17, will be the final day for TimesWatch posts. The Media Research Center will be consolidating products and, as a result, TimesWatch posts and the TimesWatch Tracker will be rolled into our other sites and e-newsletters. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/timeswatch-shutting-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch TimesWatch Wed, 15 May 2013 17:01:16 +0000 brent.baker 43584 at http://www.mrc.org NYT's Weisman Emphasizes Harsh GOP Partisanship Over Actual Obama Scandal Details on Benghazi, IRS http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-weisman-emphasizes-harsh-gop-partisanship-over-actual-obama-scandal-details-benghazi-i <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>Tuesday's front-page <em>New York Times</em> story by Michael Shear and Jonathan Weisman, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/us/politics/obama-addresses-benghazi-and-irs-controversies.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">Obama Dismisses Benghazi Furor But Assails I.R.S</a>," again emphasized partisan back-and-forth at the expense of journalistic digging into the actual facts of the IRS and Benghazi controversies swirling around the Obama White House.<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Obama_presser_5_13_13.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-weisman-emphasizes-harsh-gop-partisanship-over-actual-obama-scandal-details-benghazi-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Barack Obama Benghazi IRS Jonathan Weisman Michael Shear Tue, 14 May 2013 15:31:32 +0000 clay.waters 43571 at http://www.mrc.org Bruni the Clueless? NYT Columnist Mocks 'Clueless' Americans and 'Mean' Justice Scalia, But Botches Poll Facts http://www.mrc.org/articles/bruni-clueless-nyt-columnist-mocks-clueless-americans-and-mean-justice-scalia-botches-poll- <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 his Sunday <em>New York Times</em> column, former White House reporter Frank Bruni took&nbsp; a whack at "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/12/opinion/sunday/bruni-america-the-clueless.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">America the Clueless</a>" and Republicans in particular, but made a couple of pretty clueless errors of his own.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/bruni-clueless-nyt-columnist-mocks-clueless-americans-and-mean-justice-scalia-botches-poll-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Antonin Scalia Frank Bruni Gaffes Tue, 14 May 2013 14:32:37 +0000 clay.waters 43569 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Public Editor: Soft IRS, Benghazi Coverage Lends Credence to Conservative Criticism http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-public-editor-soft-irs-benghazi-coverage-lends-credence-conservative-criticism <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 <em>New York Times</em> did some damage control for the Obama administration in its lead editorial Tuesday, defending in part, the IRS's politically motivated audits against fledgling Tea Party nonprofits during the last campaign cycle. The paper ridiculously portrayed the White House as just as outraged as conservatives in a headline: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/opinion/white-house-under-fire-it-condemns-irs-audits.html?ref=todayspaper">White House Under Fire: It Condemns I.R.S.</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-public-editor-soft-irs-benghazi-coverage-lends-credence-conservative-criticism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Benghazi Editorial IRS Margaret Sullivan Nicholas Confessore Tea Party Tue, 14 May 2013 14:20:16 +0000 clay.waters 43568 at http://www.mrc.org New York Times Breaks Gosnell Guilty Verdicts By Labeling Victims 'Fetuses' Six Times http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-breaks-gosnell-guilty-verdicts-labeling-victims-fetuses-six-times <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2013-04-12-msnbc-gosnell1_0.jpg" style="float: right;" height="146" width="240" />The<em> New York Times</em> unsurprisingly stuck by its biased language on the abortion issue as it broke the news that a jury had found Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell guilty of three counts of first-degree murder on Monday.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-breaks-gosnell-guilty-verdicts-labeling-victims-fetuses-six-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Abortion Jon Hurdle Kermit Gosnell New York Times Mon, 13 May 2013 22:26:32 +0000 matthew.balan 43561 at http://www.mrc.org NYT's Gillis, Writing Under False Headline, Rants Against Warming Skeptics With 'Little Scientific Credibility' http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-gillis-writing-under-false-headline-rants-against-warming-skeptics-little-scientific-c <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><em>New York Times</em>' environmental reporter Justin Gillis earned an unusual two-column lead story part in Saturday's paper, part of his long-running scarefest series, "Temperatures Rising." The latest entry: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/science/earth/carbon-dioxide-level-passes-long-feared-milestone.html?ref=todayspaper">Heat-Trapping Gas Passes Milestone, Raising Fears</a>." (Though that headline turns out to be upon further review a bit premature.) Carbon dioxide is closely linked by many environmental scientists to rising temperatures, though there are other factors i</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-gillis-writing-under-false-headline-rants-against-warming-skeptics-little-scientific-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Carbon Dioxide environment Gaffes Global Warming Headlines Justin Gillis Mon, 13 May 2013 17:48:28 +0000 clay.waters 43552 at http://www.mrc.org IRS Apologizes for Politically Motivated Tea Party Scrutiny Once Applauded By NY Times Editorial Page http://www.mrc.org/articles/irs-apologizes-politically-motivated-tea-party-scrutiny-once-applauded-ny-times-editorial-p <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>Scandalous news that the Internal Revenue Service intimidated nonprofit opponents of the Obama administration made page 11 of Saturday's <em>New York Times</em>. The IRS apology to Tea Party and other conservative organizations for unfair politically motivated targeting of their nonprofit status was dealt with in mild fashion by reporter Jonathan Weisman, though not on the front page. "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/us/politics/irs-apologizes-to-conservative-groups-over-application-audits.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">I.R.S.</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/irs-apologizes-politically-motivated-tea-party-scrutiny-once-applauded-ny-times-editorial-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Editorial IRS Jonathan Weisman targeting Tea Party Washington Post Mon, 13 May 2013 15:16:57 +0000 clay.waters 43547 at http://www.mrc.org After Editor's Lecture, New York Times Still Framing Benghazi Through Partisan Prism http://www.mrc.org/articles/after-editors-lecture-new-york-times-still-framing-benghazi-through-partisan-prism <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><em>New York Times</em> reporter Mark Landler reported on the ongoing controversy over Benghazi on Friday, as House Republicans demanded the White House release what they consider an incriminating email showing officials knew Islamic terrorists were responsible for the attack, yet blamed an anti-Islamic Youtube video instead: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/10/us/politics/benghazi-debate-focuses-on-interpretation-of-early-e-mail-on-attackers.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;_r=0&amp;pagewanted=all">Benghazi Debate Focuses on Interpretation of Early E-Mail on Attackers</a>."<img src="http:/</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/after-editors-lecture-new-york-times-still-framing-benghazi-through-partisan-prism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Benghazi Hearings Mark Landler Terrorism Fri, 10 May 2013 15:27:45 +0000 clay.waters 43537 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times' Weisman Hails Wisdom of Harry Reid's 'Shallow' Attack on Republican Debt Bill http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-weisman-hails-wisdom-harry-reids-shallow-attack-republican-debt-bill <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><em>New York Times</em>' reporter Jonathan Weisman mocked the House Republican vote to pay down debt before financing the rest of the government in "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/10/us/politics/house-votes-to-give-creditors-priority-if-debt-ceiling-is-breached.html?ref=todayspaper">House Vote on Debt Ceiling Gives Priority to Creditors</a>." </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-weisman-hails-wisdom-harry-reids-shallow-attack-republican-debt-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch congress debt Harry Reid Jonathan Weisman Fri, 10 May 2013 14:52:23 +0000 clay.waters 43536 at http://www.mrc.org It's 'Clear' to NYT's Calmes: GOP Calls for 'Austerity,' Deficit Reduction 'Is a Drag' on Economy http://www.mrc.org/articles/its-clear-nyts-calmes-gop-calls-austerity-deficit-reduction-drag-economy <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><em>New York Times</em> reporters Jackie Calmes and Jonathan Weisman pushed hard on Keynesian stimulus economics on Thursday, hiding behind a random round-up of quotes from liberal economists in "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/us/deficit-reduction-is-seen-by-economists-as-impeding-recovery.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all ">Emphasis on Deficit Reduction Is Seen by Economists as Impeding Recovery</a>." <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Jackie_Calmes_22.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="196" width="339" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/its-clear-nyts-calmes-gop-calls-austerity-deficit-reduction-drag-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Austerity economy globalstimulus Jackie Calmes Thu, 09 May 2013 15:53:40 +0000 clay.waters 43526 at http://www.mrc.org