RossDouthat http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/295/all en Media's 'Blatant' Pro-Abortion Bias Clear in Komen Controversy, Says NYT Columnist Douthat http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/medias-blatant-pro-abortion-bias-clear-komen-controversy-says-nyt-columnist-douthat <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 Sunday New York Times columnist Ross Douthat highlighted the blunt favoritism shown by the media toward Planned Parenthood in last week's headline-making spat with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, the breast cancer charity, after it announced it would no longer fund the prominent abortion provider: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/opinion/sunday/douthat-the-medias-blinders-on-abortion.html?ref=opinion">'The Media's Abortion Blinders</a>.'<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/medias-blatant-pro-abortion-bias-clear-komen-controversy-says-nyt-columnist-douthat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Abortion BiasAlert Komen liberalmediabias MediaBias PlannedParenthood RossDouthat Tue, 07 Feb 2012 00:45:00 +0000 39016 at http://www.mrc.org Media's 'Blatant' Pro-Abortion Bias Clear in Komen Controversy, Says Columnist Ross Douthat http://www.mrc.org/articles/medias-blatant-pro-abortion-bias-clear-komen-controversy-says-columnist-ross-douthat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Douthat: &quot;From the nightly news shows to print and online media, the coverage&#039;s tone alternated between wonder and outrage - wonder that anyone could possibly find Planned Parenthood even remotely controversial and outrage that the Komen foundation had &#039;politicized&#039; the cause of women&#039;s health....Conservative complaints about media bias are sometimes overdrawn. But on the abortion issue, the press&#039;s prejudices are often absolute, its biases blatant and its blinders impenetrable. In many newsrooms and television studios across the country, Planned Parenthood is regarded as the equivalent of, well, the Komen foundation: an apolitical, high-minded and humanitarian institution whose work no rational person - and certainly no self-respecting woman - could possibly question or oppose.&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 Sunday New York Times columnist Ross Douthat highlighted the blunt favoritism shown by the media toward Planned Parenthood in last week's headline-making spat with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, the breast cancer charity, after it announced it would no longer fund the prominent abortion provider: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/opinion/sunday/douthat-the-medias-blinders-on-abortion.html?ref=opinion">'The Media's Abortion Blinders</a>.'</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/medias-blatant-pro-abortion-bias-clear-komen-controversy-says-columnist-ross-douthat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Abortion Komen liberalmediabias MediaBias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PlannedParenthood RossDouthat TimesWatch Mon, 06 Feb 2012 16:00:00 +0000 39042 at http://www.mrc.org Matt Bai on the 'Post-Partisan Grownup' Obama 'Always Intended To Be' http://www.mrc.org/articles/matt-bai-post-partisan-grownup-obama-always-intended-be <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Political reporter Matt Bai argues that the &quot;divisive&quot; Sarah Palin could make Obama look like more of a reformer: &quot;...it&#039;s considerably easier if you can contrast yourself with an adversary who embodies the kind of outdated politics, ideological rigidity or divisiveness that repelled those voters in the first place.&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> Ross Douthat's Monday column, "<a target="" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/17/opinion/17douthat.html?ref=rossdouthat">Scenes From a Marriage</a>," suggested Palin and the media go their separate ways in the wake of the inflammatory accusations hurled her way by media types, without evidence, immediately after the killings in Tuscon.<br /><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/matt-bai-post-partisan-grownup-obama-always-intended-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama liberalmediabias MattBai NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias RossDouthat SarahPalin TimesWatch Thu, 20 Jan 2011 17:37:00 +0000 admin 99 at http://www.mrc.org The Stories New York Times Liberals Tell Themselves About the Tea Party http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/stories-new-york-times-liberals-tell-themselves-about-tea-party <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 Monday column, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/18/opinion/18douthat.html?ref=rossdouthat">Tales of the Tea Party</a>," Ross Douthat, the New York Times' idea of a conservative, exploded four common Tea Party myths spread by the left. The text box read "The stories liberals tell themselves." What Douthat couldn't mention was that all four kinds of "stories" have been told by Times reporters as well.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/stories-new-york-times-liberals-tell-themselves-about-tea-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert KateZernike liberalmediabias Liberals RossDouthat TeaParty Tue, 19 Oct 2010 22:22:00 +0000 36816 at http://www.mrc.org The Stories New York Times Liberals Tell Themselves About the Tea Party http://www.mrc.org/articles/stories-new-york-times-liberals-tell-themselves-about-tea-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Times columnist Ross Douthat summarizes four comforting stories liberals tell themselves about the Tea Party - all four of which have been told by Times reporters to their readership: #1 The Tea Parties Are Driving Republicans Off a Political Cliff; #2 The Tea Parties Are Puppets of the Sinister Rich; #3 The Tea Parties Are Just The John Birch Society All Over Again; #4 The Tea Partiers Are Hypocrites </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 his Monday column, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/18/opinion/18douthat.html?ref=rossdouthat">Tales of the Tea Party</a>," Ross Douthat, the Times' idea of a conservative, exploded four common Tea Party myths spread by the left. The text box read "The stories liberals tell themselves." What Douthat couldn't mention was that all four kinds of "stories" have been told by Times reporters as well.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/stories-new-york-times-liberals-tell-themselves-about-tea-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch KateZernike liberalmediabias Liberals NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias RossDouthat TeaParty TimesWatch Tue, 19 Oct 2010 16:37:00 +0000 admin 7886 at http://www.mrc.org The David Brooks Route to PBS: Douthat Finds the Right Crude and Xenophobic on Ground Zero http://www.mrc.org/articles/david-brooks-route-pbs-douthat-finds-right-crude-and-xenophobic-ground-zero <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Times columnist Ross Douthat gets on public television to pronounce the X-word against conservatives - and then gets in a lick or two at the Ground Zero Imam. </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>How does a conservative columnist make his way on to the PBS NewsHour? David Brooks blazed the trail - by trying to be the liberal's favorite conservative. Find much of your own side's staunchest ideologues distasteful, overzealous, under-thought, and even bigoted. Then perhaps you can sound a few discordant notes with liberalism.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/david-brooks-route-pbs-douthat-finds-right-crude-and-xenophobic-ground-zero" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch ImamFeisalAbdul-Rauf liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PBSNewsHour RossDouthat TimesWatch Fri, 20 Aug 2010 12:51:00 +0000 admin 7772 at http://www.mrc.org Ross Douthat Takes on Underplayed 'South Park' Censorship Story http://www.mrc.org/articles/ross-douthat-takes-underplayed-south-park-censorship-story <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ross Douthat: &quot;But there&#039;s still a sense in which the &#039;South Park&#039; case is particularly illuminating. Not because it tells us anything new about the lines that writers and entertainers suddenly aren&#039;t allowed to cross. But because it&#039;s a reminder that Islam is just about the only place where we draw any lines at all....This is what decadence looks like: a frantic coarseness that &#039;bravely&#039; trashes its own values and traditions, and then knuckles under swiftly to totalitarianism and brute force.&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>Ross Douthat has a good column on Monday, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/26/opinion/26douthat.html">Not Even In South Park?</a>," on a terrorism and free-speech matter that hasn't gotten much media attention, certainly not at the Times - Comedy Central's self-censorship in the name of a threat by a radical Muslim group angry over two "South Park" episodes featuring images of Muhammad. The text box summed it up: "How Islam became one of the last taboos."<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ross-douthat-takes-underplayed-south-park-censorship-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch "ComedyCentral "SouthPark Censorship Islam liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Religion RossDouthat Terrorism TimesWatch Mon, 26 Apr 2010 17:18:00 +0000 admin 7526 at http://www.mrc.org Maureen Dowd: Being a Catholic Woman Like Being One In Saudi Arabia http://www.mrc.org/articles/maureen-dowd-being-catholic-woman-being-one-saudi-arabia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Catholic Church and Islam are the same thing when it comes to their treatment of women according to Maureen Dowd: &quot;I, too, rationalized as men in dresses allowed our religious kingdom to decay and to cling to outdated misogynistic rituals, blind to the benefits of welcoming women&#039;s brains, talents and hearts into their ancient fraternity.&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>Maureen Dowd compared the Catholic Church's treatment of women to that of Saudi Arabia in her Sunday column "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/11/opinion/11dowd.html">Worlds Without Women</a>," before comparing herself, as a Catholic woman, to those living under that harsh Islamic regime. <br /><br /></p><blockquote><p>When I was in Saudi Arabia, I had tea and sweets with a group of educated and sophisticated young professional women.</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/maureen-dowd-being-catholic-woman-being-one-saudi-arabia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CatholicChurch Feminism liberalmediabias MaureenDowd NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias RossDouthat SaudiArabia SexAbuse TimesWatch Vatican Mon, 12 Apr 2010 17:53:00 +0000 admin 7495 at http://www.mrc.org Times Announces New "Conservative" Columnist, Underlines He's a Moderate http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-announces-new-conservative-columnist-underlines-hes-moderate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ross Douthat (pictured) is the new young face of conservatism at the Times. But how conservative is he? </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 <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/12/business/media/12douthat.html">Richard Perez-Pena</a> announced the news that the Times "has hired Ross G. Douthat, a 29-year-old conservative writer and editor at The Atlantic, as an Op-Ed columnist." But is Douthat (pronounced DOW-thut) really a conservative, or is he the kind of conservative only the New York Times could love? Their own story says pick (B), a sort of kid brother of David Brooks: <img src= "http://mrc.org/Timeswatch/stillshots/2006/rossdouthat.jpg" align="right" width="140" height="190" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-announces-new-conservative-columnist-underlines-hes-moderate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch ConservativeColumni NewYorkTimes NYTimes RichardPerez-Pena RossDouthat TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Thu, 12 Mar 2009 22:00:00 +0000 admin 6719 at http://www.mrc.org