OklahomaCityBombing http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/236/all en Matt Bai Reruns Myth of Max Cleland, Republican Smear Victim http://www.mrc.org/articles/matt-bai-reruns-myth-max-cleland-republican-smear-victim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In an article on the Tucson shootings, reporter Matt Bai falsely attacks Republicans for questioning Democratic Sen. Max Cleland in a 2002 campaign ad: &quot;...any sense of common purpose had more or less vanished by the next year&#039;s elections, when Republicans slammed their Democratic opponents - including Max Cleland, a man who lost three of his limbs fighting in Vietnam - as insufficiently patriotic.&quot; Has anyone at the Times ever actually watched the ad? </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> In his Sunday "Political Scene" column on the Tucson shootings, "<a target="" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/16/weekinreview/16bai.html?ref=politics">Is the Anger Gone?</a>" political reporter Matt Bai marked the time after Tim McVeigh killed 168 people in Oklahoma City as the deflating of "all the extremism on the right" and furthered the Times-honored myth of Democratic Sen. Max Cleland as a liberal victim of a scurrilous campaign ad questioning his patriotism.<br /><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/matt-bai-reruns-myth-max-cleland-republican-smear-victim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch liberalmediabias MattBai MaxCleland NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias OklahomaCityBombing Shooting TimesWatch Tucson Mon, 17 Jan 2011 19:11:00 +0000 admin 89 at http://www.mrc.org Classless NYT Columnist Krugman Said Shooting Was Political Before Killer Even Identified http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/classless-nyt-columnist-krugman-said-shooting-was-political-killer-even-identified <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>Economist turned liberal hack New York Times columnist Paul Krugman didn't do his reputation for fairness or class any good with a <a href="http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/08/assassination-attempt-in-arizona/?src=twt&amp;twt=Nytimes">posting</a> on the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on his nytimes.com blog Saturday, even before the suspect's name or anything about him had been released. He put a foot wrong right out of the gate, suggesting that the shooter, who all now agree has the characteristics of paranoid schizophrenia, was a political assassin:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/classless-nyt-columnist-krugman-said-shooting-was-political-killer-even-identified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BillO'Reilly GabrielleGiffords GlennBeck JaredLoughner liberalmediabias OklahomaCityBombing PaulKrugman Shooting Tue, 11 Jan 2011 13:26:00 +0000 37195 at http://www.mrc.org Classless Krugman Said Shooting Was Political Before Killer Even Identified http://www.mrc.org/articles/classless-krugman-said-shooting-was-political-killer-even-identified <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Krugman on Monday: &quot;When you heard the terrible news from Arizona, were you completely surprised? Or were you, at some level, expecting something like this atrocity to happen? Put me in the latter category. I&#039;ve had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach ever since the final stages of the 2008 campaign. I remembered the upsurge in political hatred after Bill Clinton&#039;s election in 1992 - an upsurge that culminated in the Oklahoma City bombing.&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>Economist turned liberal hack columnist Paul Krugman didn't do his reputation for fairness or class any good with a <a href="http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/08/assassination-attempt-in-arizona/?src=twt&amp;twt=Nytimes">posting</a> on the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on his nytimes.com blog Saturday, even before the suspect's name or anything about him had been released. He put a foot wrong right out of the gate, suggesting that the shooter, who all can now agree has the characteristics of paranoid schizophrenia, was a political assassin:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/classless-krugman-said-shooting-was-political-killer-even-identified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BillO'Reilly GabrielleGiffords GlennBeck JaredLoughner liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias OklahomaCityBombing PaulKrugman Shooting TimesWatch Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:13:00 +0000 admin 71 at http://www.mrc.org Bill Clinton, Still Smearing Conservatives http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/bill-clinton-still-smearing-conservatives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Digging into the same barrel of mud as in 1995, Bill Clinton repeated his charge that the &quot;anti-government talk&quot; of conservative radio hosts led to the Oklahoma City bombing. But the media presented him as a civility advocate. </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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>They suggest that "news" shows don't go into reruns. But it certainly seemed that way when Bill Clinton marked the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing by repeating the same reprehensible smear from 1995. "Anti-government talk" emanating from conservatives naturally, inevitably led to 168 lives snuffed out in the wreckage of the Murrah Federal Building. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/bill-clinton-still-smearing-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BillClinton BrentBozell CindySheehan OklahomaCityBombing Wed, 21 Apr 2010 03:01:00 +0000 admin 4768 at http://www.mrc.org