NewYorkTimesCompany http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/482/all en Front-Page Embrace for Free Speech of 'God Hates Fags' Folk, But Not for Political Speech http://www.mrc.org/articles/front-page-embrace-free-speech-god-hates-fags-folk-not-political-speech <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The lead sentence to Adam Liptak&#039;s lead story today on the free-speech victory for the funeral picketers of Westboro: &quot;The First Amendment protects hateful protests at military funerals, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in an 8-to-1 decision.&quot; Liptak&#039;s lead sentence in his lead story last year on the free-speech victory for corporations: &quot;Overruling two important precedents about the First Amendment rights of corporations, a bitterly divided Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the government may not ban political spending by corporations in candidate elections.&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> Thursday's New York Times led with the Supreme Court's 8-1 decision in the case pitting Westboro Baptist Church, the notorious roaming enclave that pickets funerals holding signs bearing messages like "God Hates Fags," against the family of a Marine who died in Iraq, Matthew Snyder, whose funeral was picketed. <br /><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/front-page-embrace-free-speech-god-hates-fags-folk-not-political-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AdamLiptak CitizensUnited DoubleStandards FreeSpeech liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias NewYorkTimesCompany SupremeCourt TimesWatch WestboroBaptistChurch Thu, 03 Mar 2011 18:05:00 +0000 admin 178 at http://www.mrc.org The NYT Co. Files Friend of the Court Brief in Favor of 'God Hates Fags' Church http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-co-files-friend-court-brief-favor-god-hates-fags-church <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times supports the First Amendment rights of the despicable &quot;God Hates Fags&quot; funeral picketers, led by Fred Phelps, but other kinds of free speech like campaign advertising by corporations are just too offensive for the Times to defend. </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 New York Times, which is opposed to First Amendment protections for political advertising, has an untrammeled view of First Amendment rights when it comes to <a href="/timeswatch/articles/2010/20100506114334.aspx">violent video games</a> and even the picketing of soldiers' funerals by the family of Fred Phelps, infamous for their "God Hates Fags" signs and other despicable messages. The New York Times Co. has filed a "friend of the court" brief with the Supreme Court (along with 20 other news outlets) in support of Phelps' church.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-co-files-friend-court-brief-favor-god-hates-fags-church" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AdamLiptak DoubleStandards FredPhelps FreeSpeech liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias NewYorkTimesCompany SupremeCourt TimesWatch Thu, 07 Oct 2010 15:37:00 +0000 admin 7867 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Co. Plays Hardball with Boston Globe, Imposes 23% Pay Cut http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-co-plays-hardball-boston-globe-imposes-23-pay-cut <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Former GE chief executive Jack Welch sees hypocrisy: &quot;So ironic to see NYT act so brutish toward labor. Certainly would be crucifying any Company with labor practices like theirs.&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: auto 0in">Richard Perez-Pena <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/11/business/media/11globe.html" target="_self">reported </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/11/business/media/11globe.html">Wednesday </a>that the Boston Globe's largest union filed a complaint with federal regulators, challenging a 23 percent pay cut imposed by the struggling newspaper. The guild called on the paper's owner - the New York Times Co. - to resume negotiations.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-co-plays-hardball-boston-globe-imposes-23-pay-cut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BostonGlobe Hypocrisy JackWelch NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesCompany NYTimes RichardPerez-Pena TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Unions Wed, 10 Jun 2009 21:49:00 +0000 admin 6885 at http://www.mrc.org The NYT Co. Loves All Unions...Except Their Own http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-co-loves-all-unionsexcept-their-own <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Boston Globe reports: &quot;The New York Times Co. has threatened to shut the Boston Globe unless the newspaper&#039;s unions swiftly agree to $20 million in concessions, union leaders said.&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>The New York Times Company's flagship newspaper, The New York Times, is a strong supporter of unions against management, at leastwithin its news pages and self-righteous editorials. But when it comes to its own bottom line, the company is as self-interested as any of the corporations (<a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2008/20080605145300.aspx" target="_self">like Wal-Mart</a>) that its main newspaper loves to criticize.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-co-loves-all-unionsexcept-their-own" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch ArthurSulzbergerJr. BostonGlobe NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesCompany NYTimes RichardPerez-Pena TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Unions Mon, 06 Apr 2009 18:50:00 +0000 admin 6757 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Co. Gives to Planned Parenthood Affiliate, Other Left-Wing Groups http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-co-gives-planned-parenthood-affiliate-other-left-wing-groups <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A pattern of left-wing grant-making at the parent company of the New York Times. </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>When it comes to advancing a liberal agenda, the New York Times not only gives at the office through slanted reporting, but also through the <a href="http://www.nytco.com/company/foundation/index.html" target="_self">New York </a><a href="http://www.nytco.com/company/foundation/index.html">Times Company Foundation</a>, according to the <a href="http://www.nytco.com/company/foundation/annual.html " target="_self">Foundation's 2007 </a><a href="http://www.nytco.com/company/foundation/annual.html ">annual report</a>, released in May 2008.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-co-gives-planned-parenthood-affiliate-other-left-wing-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch FoundationGiving NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesCompany NYTimes PlannedParenthood TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Fri, 13 Feb 2009 13:53:00 +0000 admin 6673 at http://www.mrc.org The Times Covers the Times' Financial Struggles http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-covers-times-financial-struggles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Objective business headline or NYT Co. press release?: &quot;Resilient Strategy for Times Despite Toll of a Recession.&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>As the New York Times Co. struggles along with the rest of the media industry in these challenging times, media reporter Richard Perez-Pena took on the thankless task of covering theNYT Co.'sconference call with stock analysts. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/09/business/media/09times.html?ref=media&pagewanted=all" target="_self">The result</a>, on the front page of Monday's Business section, is somewhat more revealing than the usual whitewashing that occurs when a media company covers itself, finding fault with some of the company's business moves.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-covers-times-financial-struggles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Media NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesCompany NYTimes Recession RichardPerez-Pena TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Tue, 10 Feb 2009 17:50:00 +0000 admin 6668 at http://www.mrc.org Hit Piece on Rupert Murdoch Fizzles http://www.mrc.org/articles/hit-piece-rupert-murdoch-fizzles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;What worries his critics is that Mr. Murdoch will use The Journal...as yet another tool to further his myriad financial and political agendas.&quot; Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. would never do anything like this with his paper, would 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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The big expose hyped on Drudge over the weekend on Rupert Murdoch, media mogul (and worst from the <a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2006/20060621161725.aspx " target="_self">Times' </a><a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2006/20060621161725.aspx ">perspective</a>, the creator of Fox News) appeared on Monday's front-page in the off-lead position.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/hit-piece-rupert-murdoch-fizzles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Media ArthurSulzberger ConservativeBias FoxNe FoxNews JoBecker NewYorkPost NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesCompany NYTimes RupertMurdoch Sen.TrentLott TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Mon, 25 Jun 2007 15:16:00 +0000 admin 5651 at http://www.mrc.org