Jonathan Weisman http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19467/all en NYT's Weisman Emphasizes Harsh GOP Partisanship Over Actual Obama Scandal Details on Benghazi, IRS http://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://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://mrc.org IRS Apologizes for Politically Motivated Tea Party Scrutiny Once Applauded By NY Times Editorial Page http://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://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://mrc.org NY Times' Weisman Hails Wisdom of Harry Reid's 'Shallow' Attack on Republican Debt Bill http://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://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://mrc.org NYT Front-Page 'News': Federal Aid Recipients Replacing 'Prayers of Hope With Efforts to Cope' http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-front-page-news-federal-aid-recipients-replacing-prayers-hope-efforts-cope <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>After a long delay, the <em>New York Times</em> has finally <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-wald-says-sequester-related-tower-closings-risk-air-safety-just-reagan-did">located some sympathetic victims</a> of the federal budget sequester and placed them on Monday's front page.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-front-page-news-federal-aid-recipients-replacing-prayers-hope-efforts-cope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Jonathan Weisman Sequestration Mon, 06 May 2013 17:15:06 +0000 clay.waters 43487 at http://mrc.org How Did a Story on an Online Sales Tax Bill Get Lead NY Times Slot? By Splitting the GOP http://mrc.org/articles/how-did-story-online-sales-tax-bill-get-lead-ny-times-slot-splitting-gop <p>Monday's lead <em>New York Times</em> story was an unusual choice for the top slot: online sales taxes. But the headline provided a clue why the <em>Times</em> would want it prominently displayed: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/29/us/politics/bill-on-sales-tax-for-internet-purchases-divides-republicans.html?hp&amp;pagewanted=all">Push To Require Online Sales Tax Divides the G.O.P.</a></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/how-did-story-online-sales-tax-bill-get-lead-ny-times-slot-splitting-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Amazon.com BlackRepublicans congress Internet Sales Tax Jonathan Weisman Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:50:55 +0000 clay.waters 43421 at http://mrc.org Bitter NYT Laments 'Gift to Travelers,' 'People With Money' as GOP Stops Politically Motivated Flight Delays http://mrc.org/articles/bitter-nyt-laments-gift-travelers-people-money-gop-stops-politically-motivated-flight-delay <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 Democrats blinked in the sequester tussle -- by wide margins Congress passed, and the president promised to sign, legislation that would end the furloughs for Federal Aviation Administration employees, which had caused flight delays that Republicans claimed were politically motivated by the Obama administration.&nbsp; <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Jonathan_Weisman_13.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="164" width="292" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/bitter-nyt-laments-gift-travelers-people-money-gop-stops-politically-motivated-flight-delay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch airlines FAA James Taranto Jonathan Weisman Sequestration Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:36:27 +0000 clay.waters 43391 at http://mrc.org NY Times: Cantor Changing 'Uncompromising Conservatism to Something Kinder and Gentler' http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-cantor-changing-uncompromising-conservatism-something-kinder-and-gentler <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 documented the failure of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to remake the GOP's "uncompromising conservatism to something kinder and gentler" in "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/us/politics/majority-leaders-quest-to-soften-gops-image-hits-wall.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;_r=0&amp;pagewanted=all">House Majority Leader’s Quest to Soften G.O.P.’s Image Hits a Wall Within</a>," in a slanted story that's being passed off as straight news.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-cantor-changing-uncompromising-conservatism-something-kinder-and-gentler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch congress Eric Cantor Jonathan Weisman Republicans Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:23:03 +0000 clay.waters 43319 at http://mrc.org NY Times, Not Taking Defeat of 'Gun Safety' Well, Faults 'Gun Lobby's' 'Disputed Talking Points' http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-not-taking-defeat-gun-safety-well-faults-gun-lobbys-disputed-talking-points <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> led Thursday's edition with the Senate defeat of President Obama's gun control proposals in a series of procedural votes, including one on expanding background checks that Democrats had hoped would pass.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-not-taking-defeat-gun-safety-well-faults-gun-lobbys-disputed-talking-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Barack Obama Dianne Feinstein Gun Control Jennifer Steinhauer Jeremy Peters Jonathan Weisman Senate Thu, 18 Apr 2013 16:05:15 +0000 clay.waters 43228 at http://mrc.org NYT's Lead Story Foresees 'Egg-on-the-Face Moment' for Conservatives if Gun Bill Gains Support http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-lead-story-foresees-egg-face-moment-conservatives-if-gun-bill-gains-support <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>Wednesday's <em>New York Times'</em> lead story by Jennifer Steinhauer and Jonathan Weisman, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/10/us/politics/more-senate-republicans-oppose-filibuster-on-gun-bill.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">Threat To Block Debate On Guns Appears To Fade – Reid Sets Senate Vote – Some G.O.P. Senators Reject Filibuster, but Hurdles Remain</a>," hyped the prospects of Obama's gun-control legislation while foreseeing a possible "egg-on-the-face moment" for conservatives who tried to filibuster the legislation.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-lead-story-foresees-egg-face-moment-conservatives-if-gun-bill-gains-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch filibuster Gun Control Jennifer Steinhauer Jonathan Weisman Labeling Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:41:03 +0000 clay.waters 43158 at http://mrc.org NY Times Calls Tiny Sequestration Cuts to 'Vital' Programs 'the Worst,' Hurtful to Economic Growth http://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://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://mrc.org As Cuts Loom and Public Shrugs, NY Times Suddenly Spins Other Way on Sequestration http://mrc.org/articles/cuts-loom-and-public-shrugs-ny-times-suddenly-spins-other-way-sequestration <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>Spinning the sequester in the <em>New York Times</em>.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cuts-loom-and-public-shrugs-ny-times-suddenly-spins-other-way-sequestration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Budget Cuts Jonathan Weisman Richard Stevenson Sequestration Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:55:06 +0000 clay.waters 42782 at http://mrc.org New York Times Again Sees a Looming 'Era of Government Austerity' in a $3,500 Billion Budget http://mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-again-sees-looming-era-government-austerity-3500-billion-budget <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>Over the weekend the <em>New York Times</em> painted the $85 billion in budget cuts that will start kicking in Friday – known in Washington-speak as sequestration -- in dramatic terms, falsely heralding a new age of "government austerity" (since when?) and passing along stories of budget-cut fear-mongering from the state level.<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/grand_canyon.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="215" width="307" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-again-sees-looming-era-government-austerity-3500-billion-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Air Travel Annie Lowrey Budget Cuts Jonathan Weisman Leslie MacMillan Michael Cooper Michael Shear Sequestration Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:40:49 +0000 clay.waters 42732 at http://mrc.org NY Times Suggests Tea Party Sen. Ted Cruz Takes Confrontation to New Lows of 'McCarthyism' http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-suggests-tea-party-sen-ted-cruz-takes-confrontation-new-lows-mccarthyism <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>Newly minted Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a Tea Party politician, is "raising bipartisan hackles" and otherwise being a "bad boy" in the previously collegial U.S.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-suggests-tea-party-sen-ted-cruz-takes-confrontation-new-lows-mccarthyism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Chuck Hagel congress Jonathan Weisman Labeling Bias mccarthyism Tea Party Ted Cruz Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:41:40 +0000 clay.waters 42672 at http://mrc.org NYT's Weisman Doesn't Get Why House GOP Rejected Fantastic Fiscal Cliff Deal http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-weisman-doesnt-get-why-house-gop-rejected-fantastic-fiscal-cliff-deal <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 strangely painted the fiscal cliff deal (which displeased conservatives with its tax increases and lack of spending cuts) as a fiscal dream come true for Republicans in his "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/02/us/politics/a-new-breed-of-republicans-resists-the-fiscal-deal.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;_r=0 ">news analysis</a>" for Wednesday's front page.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-weisman-doesnt-get-why-house-gop-rejected-fantastic-fiscal-cliff-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch congress fiscal cliff Jennifer Steinhauer Jonathan Weisman Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:33:13 +0000 clay.waters 42124 at http://mrc.org Obama's Tax-Hiking 'Mandate,' Plus Stubborn House GOP 'Out of Step With Most Americans' on Issue http://mrc.org/articles/obamas-tax-hiking-mandate-plus-stubborn-house-gop-out-step-most-americans-issue <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 the front of Sunday's <em>New York Times</em>, reporters Jackie Calmes and Jonathan Weisman suggested President Obama has a "mandate" for tax hikes in the ongoing tactical battle in Congress over the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts in "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/us/politics/soured-obama-boehner-relationship-complicates-fiscal-talks.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">Soured History Hampers Talks Between Obama and Boehner</a>." </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/obamas-tax-hiking-mandate-plus-stubborn-house-gop-out-step-most-americans-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Barack Obama fiscal cliff Jackie Calmes John Harwood Jonathan Weisman taxes Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:58:56 +0000 clay.waters 42055 at http://mrc.org