Labeling Bias http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19445/all en South Korean Led by 'Strongman' and 'Steely Conservative,' But North Korean Dictator Just a 'Young New Leader' http://www.mrc.org/articles/south-korean-led-strongman-and-steely-conservative-north-korean-dictator-just-young-new-lea <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>Soft labeling of Communist dictators ("<a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/double-standard-enigmatic-north-korean-rulers-right-wing-dictators-use-terror">enigmatic</a>"?) has been a historical problem for the <em>New York Times</em>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/south-korean-led-strongman-and-steely-conservative-north-korean-dictator-just-young-new-lea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Communism dictator Kim Jong-Un Labeling Bias North Korea South Korea Thu, 09 May 2013 15:18:18 +0000 clay.waters 43525 at http://www.mrc.org Former New York Times Reporter Egan Mocks GOP's 'Crazy Caucus' in Congress http://www.mrc.org/articles/former-new-york-times-reporter-egan-mocks-gops-crazy-caucus-congress <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>Timothy Egan, former liberal reporter for the<em> New York Times</em>, hit his usual topic (Those wacky Republicans) in his Thursday online column, the wittily titled "<a href="http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/02/house-of-un-representatives/?hp ">House of Un-Representatives.</a>" <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Timothy_Egan_7.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="220" width="321" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/former-new-york-times-reporter-egan-mocks-gops-crazy-caucus-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch congress Labeling Bias Louie Gohmert Republicans Timothy Egan Fri, 03 May 2013 16:37:22 +0000 clay.waters 43465 at http://www.mrc.org NYT's Jackie Calmes Hails the 'Pragmatist in Mr. Obama' on Budget That Questions His 'Progressive' Credentials http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-jackie-calmes-hails-pragmatist-mr-obama-budget-questions-his-progressive-credentials <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 her Thursday lead story, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/11/us/politics/obama-budget-seeks-deal-in-mix-of-cuts-and-spending.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;_r=0&amp;pagewanted=all ">Obama Budget Whittles Democratic Party Pillars -- Concessions on Social Programs Are Made on Condition of Revenue Increases</a>," <em>New York Times</em> White House reporter Jackie Calmes, an Obama fan, at first appeared to criticize his new budget, which offers to curb Medicare and Social Security by changing how inflation is calculated.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-jackie-calmes-hails-pragmatist-mr-obama-budget-questions-his-progressive-credentials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Barack Obama Budget Chained CPI Jackie Calmes Labeling Bias Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:57:28 +0000 clay.waters 43169 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times' Nicholas Confessore Goes Label-Happy in Expose of CPAC Sponsor http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-nicholas-confessore-goes-label-happy-expose-cpac-sponsor <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 Nicholas Confessore's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/10/us/politics/american-conservative-union-fighting-spending-cuts.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;_r=0&amp;pagewanted=all">Lobbyists Fighting Spending Cuts Find Ally in Group That Often Backs Them</a>," an investigation of a new effort by the American Conservative Union (which sponsors the Conservative Political Action Conference) was marred by the paper's usual label-happy habits.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-nicholas-confessore-goes-label-happy-expose-cpac-sponsor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch American Conservative Union Conservatism Labeling Bias Nicholas Confessore Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:10:33 +0000 clay.waters 43157 at http://www.mrc.org The New York Times Embraces Social Libertinism at a Catholic College and at the Pharmacy http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-embraces-social-libertinism-catholic-college-and-pharmacy <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>Social liberalism continues to dominate the <em>New York Times</em>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-embraces-social-libertinism-catholic-college-and-pharmacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Barack Obama Birth Control Catholics condoms Jess Bidgood Labeling Bias Morning After Pill Pam Belluck Religion Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:34:32 +0000 clay.waters 43135 at http://www.mrc.org Former WH Reporter for NY Times Calls CPAC "Aviary for Far-Right 'Wacko Birds'" http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/former-wh-reporter-ny-times-calls-cpac-aviary-far-right-wacko-birds <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> columnist Frank Bruni, a former White House reporter for the <em>Times</em>, followed Sen. John McCain in mocking attendees of the latest Conservative Political Action Conference (aka CPAC) as "wacko birds" in his <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/opinion/sunday/bruni-marriage-and-the-supremes.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">column Sunday </a>on gay marriage at the Supreme Court.&nbsp;<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Frank_Bruni_03_14_13_1.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="208" width="298" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/former-wh-reporter-ny-times-calls-cpac-aviary-far-right-wacko-birds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts CPAC Frank Bruni Gay Marriage Labeling Bias SCOTUS Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:12:50 +0000 clay.waters 43018 at http://www.mrc.org Former WH Reporter for NY Times Calls CPAC "Aviary for Far-Right 'Wacko Birds'" http://www.mrc.org/articles/former-wh-reporter-ny-times-calls-cpac-aviary-far-right-wacko-birds <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> columnist Frank Bruni, a former White House reporter for the Times, followed Sen. John McCain in mocking attendees of the latest Conservative Political Action Conference (aka CPAC) as "wacko birds" in his <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/opinion/sunday/bruni-marriage-and-the-supremes.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all ">column Sunday </a>on gay marriage at the Supreme Court. <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Frank_Bruni_03_14_13_0.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="208" width="298" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/former-wh-reporter-ny-times-calls-cpac-aviary-far-right-wacko-birds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CPAC Frank Bruni Gay Marriage Labeling Bias SCOTUS Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:08:54 +0000 clay.waters 43016 at http://www.mrc.org New York Times: 'The Southern Poverty Law Center, Which Fights Intolerance...' http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-southern-poverty-law-center-which-fights-intolerance <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>A front-page<em> New York Times</em> profile of Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, which fights gay marriage legislation, was actually fair until reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg's laudatory reference to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which raises money by smearing social conservative organizations as "hate groups."<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Stolberg_TimesCast_17.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="180" width="240" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-southern-poverty-law-center-which-fights-intolerance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Brian Brown Family Research Council Gay Marriage Labeling Bias Sheryl Gay Stolberg Southern Poverty Law Center Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:51:33 +0000 clay.waters 43013 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Calls Tiny Sequestration Cuts to 'Vital' Programs 'the Worst,' Hurtful to Economic Growth http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-calls-tiny-sequestration-cuts-vital-programs-worst-hurtful-economic-growth <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 original online headline to Wednesday's budget legislation story, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/20/us/politics/senators-plan-would-spare-vital-programs-from-federal-cuts.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">Finance Bill, Nearing Senate Passage, Would Protect Some Favored Programs</a>," likely captured what reporters Jonathan Weisman and Annie Lowrey really wanted to say, betraying their big-government default favoritism: "Plan That Would Spare Vital Programs Is Expected to Pass Senate." <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Jonathan_Weisman_11.jpg.crop_d</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-calls-tiny-sequestration-cuts-vital-programs-worst-hurtful-economic-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Annie Lowrey Budget Cuts economy Jonathan Weisman Labeling Bias Sequestration Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:07:29 +0000 clay.waters 42993 at http://www.mrc.org New York Times Gushes Over Colorado's 'Popular, Data-Driven' Gun Control Governor http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-gushes-over-colorados-popular-data-driven-gun-control-governor <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 Jack Healy praised the "pragmatic...data-driven" Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's gun control fight in Tuesday's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/us/gov-john-hickenlooper-of-colorado-is-poised-to-sign-tough-gun-laws.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;_r=0&amp;pagewanted=all">For Colorado Governor, a Long Path to Gun Limits</a>." <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Jack_Healy.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="245" width="275" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-gushes-over-colorados-popular-data-driven-gun-control-governor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Colorado Gun Control Jack Healy Labeling Bias Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:46:22 +0000 clay.waters 42970 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Mag Cover Story Admires Stone-Throwing Palestinian Protests in a West Bank Village http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-mag-cover-story-admires-stone-throwing-palestinian-protests-west-bank-village <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>"'<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/magazine/is-this-where-the-third-intifada-will-start.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">If There Is a Third Intifada, We Want to be the Ones Who Started It</a>,'" the <em>New York Times </em>magazine's 8,000-word cover story by Ben Ehrenreich (son of left-wing author Barbara Ehrenreich), is an admiring profile of purportedly "non-violent" protests put on by the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. The story starts with the release from an Israeli prison of Palestinian activist and habitual prisoner Bassem Tamimi.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-mag-cover-story-admires-stone-throwing-palestinian-protests-west-bank-village" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Ben Ehrenreich Israel Labeling Bias Palestinians Protests West Bank Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:21:08 +0000 clay.waters 42959 at http://www.mrc.org NYT's Weisman Wonders Why GOP Won't Just Capitulate After Obama Win: "What Are Elections For?" http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-weisman-wonders-why-gop-wont-just-capitulate-after-obama-win-what-are-elections <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>Betraying his impatience with the Republican Party's insistence that President Obama cut spending,<em> New York Times</em> political reporter Jonathan Weisman sounded shocked that the GOP wasn't simply surrendering its principles in the wake of Obama's four–point victory last November in Monday's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/us/politics/republicans-dont-let-vote-get-in-way-of-confidence.html?ref=todayspaper">Republicans Determined To Press On With Air, If Not Vote, of Confidence</a>."<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Paul_Ryan.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-weisman-wonders-why-gop-wont-just-capitulate-after-obama-win-what-are-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Labeling Bias Paul Ryan Richard Stevenson Spending taxes Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:28:45 +0000 clay.waters 42942 at http://www.mrc.org Headline Duel at NYT: 'Divisions Fester' at CPAC, But Business as Usual at Lefty Netroots Nation http://www.mrc.org/articles/headline-duel-nyt-divisions-fester-cpac-business-usual-lefty-netroots-nation <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>There was nothing but festering distress and especially "division" on the right at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference held last week, at least according to the <em>New York Times</em>. CPAC, the annual meeting of conservative activists which took place this year on the National Harbor in Maryland, generated headlines like this one from Saturday: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/16/us/politics/conservatives-take-up-question-of-change-at-retreat.html ">G.O.P.</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/headline-duel-nyt-divisions-fester-cpac-business-usual-lefty-netroots-nation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Conservatives CPAC Double Standards George Will Headlines Labeling Bias Netroots Nation Paul Krugman Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:37:26 +0000 clay.waters 42937 at http://www.mrc.org 'Liberal Intellectual' Chris Hayes's 'Well-Regarded...Thoughtful' MSNBC Show Hailed by NYT's Brian Stelter http://www.mrc.org/articles/liberal-intellectual-chris-hayess-well-regardedthoughtful-msnbc-show-hailed-nyts-brian-stel <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> media reporter Brian Stelter's Friday story -- adapted from a longer post on his "Media Decoder" blog -- relayed the changing of the prime time guard at the nation's most liberal news channel: "<a href="http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/14/chris-hayes-to-take-over-8-p-m-show-on-msnbc/">Weekend Host Chris Hayes to Take Over 8 P.M.</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/liberal-intellectual-chris-hayess-well-regardedthoughtful-msnbc-show-hailed-nyts-brian-stel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Brian Stelter Chris Hayes Labeling Bias MSNBC Rachel Maddow Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:13:36 +0000 clay.waters 42924 at http://www.mrc.org New York Times Again Skips Dem Party ID for Convicted Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-again-skips-dem-party-id-convicted-detroit-mayor-kilpatrick <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>Detroit's former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted Monday on multiple serious charges, including racketeering, fraud, and extortion, yet <em>Times </em>reporter Mary Chapman <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/12/us/kwame-kilpatrick-ex-mayor-of-detroit-convicted-in-corruption-case.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;_r=0">buried</a> Kilpatrick's Democratic party affiliation in paragraph 19 of her 21-paragraph report.<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Kwame_Kilpatrick.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="186" width="270" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-again-skips-dem-party-id-convicted-detroit-mayor-kilpatrick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Crime Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick Labeling Bias Mary Chapman Party Identification Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:39:49 +0000 clay.waters 42890 at http://www.mrc.org