KimSeverson http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/340/all en South Carolina: Not Quite as Backward as It Used to Be http://www.mrc.org/articles/south-carolina-not-quite-backward-it-used-be <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How nice: &quot;People like Chip Townsend, an engineer who moved his family to Greenville from Boulder, Colo., in 2006, discovered that the state is not an insular, ultraconservative bosom of the Confederacy.&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>New York Times Atlanta bureau chief Kim Severson showed a little anti-Southern, anti-conservative condescension on the campaign trail in her Friday filing '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/us/politics/south-carolina-loves-its-quirks-but-not-its-critics.html?ref=todayspaper">From South Carolina, a Wary Welcome</a>.' (Previously Jim Rutenberg on <a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2012/20120111044839.aspx">January 11</a> had declared the state "famous for surfacing the dark undercurrents of American politics.")</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/south-carolina-not-quite-backward-it-used-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2012 GayMarriage KimSeverson LabelingBias liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias SouthCarolina TimesWatch Fri, 20 Jan 2012 19:00:00 +0000 38786 at http://www.mrc.org 'Conservative Landscape' Against Illegal Immigration, But ACLU, SPLC Not Liberal? http://www.mrc.org/articles/conservative-landscape-against-illegal-immigration-aclu-splc-not-liberal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times finds &quot;a conservative drift in state capitols&quot; against illegal immigration, but fails to label the ACLU or the Southern Poverty Law Center. </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> There was some labeling slant in Atlanta bureau chief Kim Severson's take on a crackdown on illegal immigrants in Southern states in Saturday's "<a target="" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/26/us/26immig.html?scp=4&sq=kim%20severson&st=cse">Southern Lawmakers Focus on Illegal Immigrants</a>." <br /><br /><blockquote><b>Some of the toughest bills</b> in the nation aimed at illegal immigrants are making their way through legislatures in the South.<br /></blockquote><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/conservative-landscape-against-illegal-immigration-aclu-splc-not-liberal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch IllegalImmigration KimSeverson LabelingBias liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:00:00 +0000 admin 222 at http://www.mrc.org Severson Promotes Gay Protests Against Chick-fil-A (AKA 'Jesus Chicken') http://www.mrc.org/articles/severson-promotes-gay-protests-against-chick-fil-aka-jesus-chicken <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kim Severson: &quot;Nicknamed &#039;Jesus chicken&#039; by jaded secular fans and embraced by Evangelical Christians, Chick-fil-A is among only a handful of large American companies with conservative religion built into its corporate ethos. But recently its ethos has run smack into the gay rights movement.&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> Kim Severson, former Times food writer, is now the paper's Atlanta bureau chief, reported Sunday on a smattering of boycotts by gay activists against the Atlanta-based fast food outlet Chick-fil-A, which has many restaurants in the South. <br /><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/severson-promotes-gay-protests-against-chick-fil-aka-jesus-chicken" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Boycotts Chick-fil-A GayRights KimSeverson liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Mon, 31 Jan 2011 18:41:00 +0000 admin 115 at http://www.mrc.org No Class: Times A Little Too Cheery Over Tragedies in an Idyllic Disney Town http://www.mrc.org/articles/no-class-times-little-too-cheery-over-tragedies-idyllic-disney-town <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kim Severson&#039;s thousand-word story showed tasteless excitement over the news that tragedy has infiltrated the wealthy paradise of Celebration, Fla., a town built by the Walt Disney Co.: &quot;As if the Thanksgiving murder were not enough to ruin things in this subdivision that Disney designed. Now, tanks and SWAT teams? Here in a community built 14 years ago by the Walt Disney Company as the happiest subdivision on earth - and which, to be fair, has been largely free from urban strife - two major crimes in the span of less than a week have made even the fake snow that blankets the town square every evening hour on the hour seem a little less cheery.&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>Did the Times really have to lead its National section with a thousand-word story on a murder in Celebration, Fla., the first the town (built by the Walt Disney Company) has seen in its 14-year history? <br /><br />In her Friday piece, reporter Kim Severson ("<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/03/us/03celebration.html?ref=kim_severson">Death and Other Distress In a Town Produced by Disney - Major Crime Stuns 14-Year-Old Celebration, Fla.</a>") showed tasteless excitement over the news that tragedy has infiltrated an idyllic wealthy paradise:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/no-class-times-little-too-cheery-over-tragedies-idyllic-disney-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Celebration Crime KimSeverson liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch WaltDisney Fri, 03 Dec 2010 19:12:00 +0000 admin 7964 at http://www.mrc.org Times Skips Pro-Life March, But Sends Writer and Photographer to Georgia for 'Dwindling' Anti-Army Protest http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-skips-pro-life-march-sends-writer-and-photographer-georgia-dwindling-anti-army-protes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For the last three years the Times has virtually ignored the annual March for Life anti-abortion rally. Yet when a sparsely attended left-wing anti-military protest in Georgia is in danger of further dwindling, the Times sends down a reporter and photographer to document the scene. </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>The Times has a funny way of defining protests as "news" or "not news" depending on who is being protested. For example, the paper has entirely ignored the annual <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2009/01/28/many-old-media-outlets-offered-no-story-march-life?quicktabs_1=1">March for Life against abortion in Washington in 2008 and 2009</a> (and in 2010, gave it <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2010/01/25/n-y-times-wrote-four-immigration-protesters-all-ignored-tens-thousands-a">part of a sentence</a>).</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-skips-pro-life-march-sends-writer-and-photographer-georgia-dwindling-anti-army-protes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch DoubleStandards KimSeverson liberalmediabias MarchforLife Military NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Protesters TimesWatch Tue, 23 Nov 2010 20:48:00 +0000 admin 7951 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Skips Pro-Life March, Highlights 'Dwindling' Anti-Army Protest http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/ny-times-skips-pro-life-march-highlights-dwindling-anti-army-protest <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/Fort-Benning.jpg" width="240" height="140" /></div><p>The New York Times has a funny way of defining protests as "news" or "not news" depending on who is being protested.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/ny-times-skips-pro-life-march-highlights-dwindling-anti-army-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Abortion army BiasAlert FortBenning KimSeverson liberalmediabias MarchforLife NewYorkTimes Tue, 23 Nov 2010 18:49:00 +0000 36996 at http://www.mrc.org Former Food Writer Provides Post-Election Comfort Food for Liberals http://www.mrc.org/articles/former-food-writer-provides-post-election-comfort-food-liberals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kim Severson: Unlike the 2008 election, when liberals celebrated the politics of hope and change to address the country&#039;s problems and some conservatives began to embrace what would become the Tea Party&#039;s brand of revolution, Tuesday&#039;s contests were underscored by a deep sense of malaise on all sides....Adding to the grim feel in many polling places was the realization that the most expensive midterm election in history - a record $3.8 billion was spent - brought what appeared to be a new low in civil discourse, voters said. </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>Kim Severson, a former food writer for the paper, filed from Columbus, Ohio for the front of the paper's special post-election section: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/03/us/politics/03mood.html?ref=kim_severson">More Resigned Than Angry, Voters Seek a Fix for the Economy</a>." While eschewing the easy liberal cliche of "angry voters," Severson provided some comfort food for liberals discussing the difference between the 2008 vote (celebration) and this one (malaise, nastiness).<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/former-food-writer-provides-post-election-comfort-food-liberals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2008 Campaign2010 DoubleStandards KimSeverson liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Ohio TimesWatch Wed, 03 Nov 2010 20:30:00 +0000 admin 7915 at http://www.mrc.org 'Creating a Cuisine Out of Smoke' ...and It's Not Barbeque http://www.mrc.org/articles/creating-cuisine-out-smoke-and-its-not-barbeque <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First clue: The bong on the front page of the Dining Section: &quot;Call it haute stoner cuisine.&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>Wednesday's lead Dining section is a long strange story by Kim Severson: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/19/dining/19pot.html?pagewanted=all">Creating a Cuisine Out of Smoke</a>." Alternative barbeque tips? Nope. Here's the text box: "Marijuana, some chefs say, helps them craft 'feel good' dishes and restaurants." The photo illustration by Tony Cenicola that dominates the top half (see image below) features a set of kitchen utensils including a bong.<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/creating-cuisine-out-smoke-and-its-not-barbeque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch cooking KimSeverson liberalmediabias marijuana NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Restaurants TimesWatch Fri, 21 May 2010 13:16:00 +0000 admin 7594 at http://www.mrc.org Times Food Writer Doesn't Trust Food http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-food-writer-doesnt-trust-food <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Food writer Kim Severson claims E. coli is &quot;a constant in the food supply&quot; and passes along a filmmaker-activist&#039;s suggestions on combatting &quot;Food, Inc.&quot;: &quot;Plant a garden. Cook a meal for the family. Contact Congress.&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 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">For a food writer, Kim Severson is pretty puritanical. In 2007 she reported approvingly about a <a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2007/20071203131051.aspx " target="_self">school snack-food </a><a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2007/20071203131051.aspx ">ban</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-food-writer-doesnt-trust-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Health E.coli FoodSafety KimSeverson NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Wed, 10 Jun 2009 15:10:00 +0000 admin 6886 at http://www.mrc.org California, Here We Come: Times Celebrates Gay Marriage http://www.mrc.org/articles/california-here-we-come-times-celebrates-gay-marriage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times takes every angle in support of a controversial California Supreme Court ruling, even pondering whether the newly legal gay marriage will benefit the state&#039;s economy. </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 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Gays across the country began to celebrate wedding vows in California in the wake of a controversial ruling in May by that state's Supreme Court establishing a right to same-sex marriage in California.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/california-here-we-come-times-celebrates-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch California GayMarriage JesseMcKinley KimSeverson NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Wed, 18 Jun 2008 18:38:00 +0000 admin 6227 at http://www.mrc.org Junk Food Ban "Faces Hurdles" - But Freedom Isn't One of Them http://www.mrc.org/articles/junk-food-ban-faces-hurdles-freedom-isnt-one-them <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times&#039; Kim Severson brings the nanny-state approach to the school snack bar, celebrating the fight against &quot;the mountain of high-calorie snacks and sodas available to schoolchildren.&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 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">When it comes to diet, the Times isn't exactly pro-choice. Food writer Kim Severson found on Sunday that the "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/02/us/02school.html" target="_self">Effort to</a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/02/us/02school.html"> Limit Junk Food In Schools Faces Hurdles</a>." </p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/junk-food-ban-faces-hurdles-freedom-isnt-one-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education Health Diet JunkFood KimSeverson NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Mon, 03 Dec 2007 18:17:00 +0000 admin 5887 at http://www.mrc.org Showing Cuddly Animals, Cuddling Animal Rights Activists http://www.mrc.org/articles/showing-cuddly-animals-cuddling-animal-rights-activists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times helps animal-rights groups into the mainstream. And bonus stupidity from actress Cameron Diaz. </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>The liberal Times advocates law and order when it comesto corporate criminals, but when it comes to anti-corporate radicals, it softens up.</p><br /> <p>The front page of Wednesday's food section was dominated by Kim Severson's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/25/dining/25sanc.html?pagewanted=all" target="_self">Bringing Moos</a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/25/dining/25sanc.html?pagewanted=all"> and Oinks Into the Food Debate</a>." The entire top half of the page was dominated by photos of cuddly farm animals.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/showing-cuddly-animals-cuddling-animal-rights-activists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Environment Health AnimalRights FarmSanctuary GeneBaur KimSeverson NewYorkTimes NYTimes PETA TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Vegetarianism Thu, 26 Jul 2007 18:10:00 +0000 admin 5696 at http://www.mrc.org