MonicaDavey http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/518/all en The New York Times vs. Fiscal Discipline, Again http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-vs-fiscal-discipline-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Monica Davey in Michigan: &quot;Six states have approved reductions in the length of state unemployment benefits. The notion appalls people like Jeananne Bishop, who has been desperately searching for a job since July 2010 and found herself washing her hair with laundry detergent at one point because she could not afford shampoo.&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 vs. fiscal discipline, once again. Monica Davey reported emotional anecdotes from Michigan Wednesday against attempts by the state to rein in costs: '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/07/us/07states.html?sq=monica%20davey&st=cse&scp=3&pagewanted=all">Families Feel Sharp Edge of State Budget Cuts</a>.'<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-vs-fiscal-discipline-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Economy BudgetCuts liberalmediabias Michigan MonicaDavey NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Thu, 08 Sep 2011 18:07:00 +0000 admin 517 at http://www.mrc.org Davey Condescends to Conservative Govs in Wisconsin, Ohio, Insists Bipartisanship Calls Are Phony http://www.mrc.org/articles/davey-condescends-conservative-govs-wisconsin-ohio-insists-bipartisanship-calls-are-phony <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;...there are signs that the same Republicans see a need to show, at least publicly, a desire to play well with others....critics dismiss the moves as desperate attempts to shore up sinking popularity ratings or disingenuous, tardy strategies to appear agreeable after already ramming through their agendas.&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>A Monday New York Times story by Monica Davey, '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/22/us/22states.html?sq=monica%20davey&st=cse&scp=4&pagewanted=all">After Months of Rancor, 2 Governors Alter Tones</a>,' portrayed two first term Republican governors in the Midwest as on the defensive, even though both have emerged relatively unscathed in the face of fierce liberal opposition. Davey focused mostly on Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, though Gov. John Kasich of Ohio also featured.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/davey-condescends-conservative-govs-wisconsin-ohio-insists-bipartisanship-calls-are-phony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Gov.ScottWalker GovJohnKasich liberalmediabias MonicaDavey NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Ohio TimesWatch Unions Wisconsin Mon, 22 Aug 2011 17:15:00 +0000 admin 485 at http://www.mrc.org 'Fiscal Conservatism...Comes With Its Own Costs,' Times Warns Indiana http://www.mrc.org/articles/fiscal-conservatismcomes-its-own-costs-times-warns-indiana <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Powell and Monica Davey urge readers to look behind the curtain of Indiana&#039;s economic health: &quot;The state also serves as a case study of the often large tradeoffs required to balance the books when political leaders take the possibility of raising income taxes off the table. Fiscal conservatism, in other words, comes with its own costs.&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>'Fiscal conservatism, in other words, comes with its own costs.' That sums up the lead story in Thursday's National section by Michael Powell and Midwest bureau chief Monica Davey from Indianapolis, '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/23/us/23indiana.html?ref=us&pagewanted=all">The Indiana Exception? Yes, but...A State Averts the Worst of the Recession, But Its Success Comes at a Steep Social Cost</a>.' <br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/fiscal-conservatismcomes-its-own-costs-times-warns-indiana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch liberalmediabias MichaelPowell MitchDaniels MonicaDavey NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Thu, 23 Jun 2011 20:01:00 +0000 admin 376 at http://www.mrc.org Left-Wing Protests in Wisconsin: Full of High Hopes and 'Positive Energy' for 2012 http://www.mrc.org/articles/left-wing-protests-wisconsin-full-high-hopes-and-positive-energy-2012 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Times reporters are determined to wring victory out of the defeat by public-sector unions in Wisconsin, celebrating the filibustering Democratic politicians returning as &quot;folk heroes&quot; and the &quot;positive energy&quot; at the defeat rally (never mind those &quot;dead man&quot; chalk outlines with Gov. Walker&#039;s name). It&#039;s not quite how the paper portrayed Obama&#039;s health-care win that turned into crushing electoral defeat in 2010. </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> The New York Times over the weekend was still insisting the defeat of public-sector unions in Wisconsin actually heralds the revival of the Democratic Party. <br /><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/left-wing-protests-wisconsin-full-high-hopes-and-positive-energy-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch A.G.Sulzberger KateZernike liberalmediabias MichaelShear MonicaDavey NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Protests TimesWatch Wisconsin Mon, 14 Mar 2011 20:11:00 +0000 admin 199 at http://www.mrc.org Gov. Walker Gave 'Big Gift' to WI Dems, Yet Controversial Obama-Care Passage Was 'Drawback' for G.O.P.? http://www.mrc.org/articles/gov-walker-gave-big-gift-wi-dems-yet-controversial-obama-care-passage-was-drawback-gop <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times spun the defeat of public-sector unions in Wisconsin by Gov. Scott Walker as a long-term political victory for Democrats: Wisconsin Curbs Public Unions, But Democrats Predict Backlash&quot; and predicted he had awoken the sleeping giant of labor unions. Yet after the more unpopular Obama-care passed, the Times warned of the &quot;drawbacks&quot; of Republican opposition. </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> Friday's off-lead story from Madison by Monica Davey and A.G. Sulzberger, in the aftermath of a defeat for public-sector unions in Wisconsin, spun the win by Republican Gov.<p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/gov-walker-gave-big-gift-wi-dems-yet-controversial-obama-care-passage-was-drawback-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch A.G.Sulzberger AdamNagourney Campaign2012 DoubleStandards Gov.ScottWalker liberalmediabias MichaelShear MonicaDavey NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Unions Wisconsin Fri, 11 Mar 2011 19:17:00 +0000 admin 196 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Asks: 'Is Wisconsin the Tunisia of Collective Bargaining Rights?' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/ny-times-asks-wisconsin-tunisia-collective-bargaining-rights <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>Saturday's off-lead New York Times story from Michael Cooper and Katharine Seelye, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/19/us/politics/19states.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">Wisconsin Leads Way As Workers Fight State Cuts</a>," dealt with the still-seething union protests in Wisconsin over new Republican Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to limit collective bargaining and to coax his state's public-sector unions to contribute more to their pension and health care plans.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/ny-times-asks-wisconsin-tunisia-collective-bargaining-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert DoubleStandards Gov.ScottWalker liberalmediabias MonicaDavey UnionProtests Wisconsin Tue, 22 Feb 2011 21:14:00 +0000 37374 at http://www.mrc.org Poor John Dingell Faces Nasty Campaign and Angry 'Bellowing' - Michele Bachmann a 'Polarizing Republican' http://www.mrc.org/articles/poor-john-dingell-faces-nasty-campaign-and-angry-bellowing-michele-bachmann-polarizing-repu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Double standards: The Times lets Democratic congressional baron John Dingell lament the nasty political climate that means &quot;He now faces a wealthy cardiologist with Tea Party leanings, and confrontations with detractors, some of whom take to bellowing....There is the inevitable question of why he bothers.&quot; Meanwhile, conservative Republican Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is a &quot;polarizing&quot; figure who makes controversial statements. </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>Poor John Dingell harassed by "snarling" critics. That was the tone of "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/us/politics/20dingell.html?scp=1&amp;sq=dingell%20steinhauer&amp;st=cse">Michigan's Dingell Counting on a 30th Victory</a>," Wednesday's sympathetic profile by Jennifer Steinhauer, who journeyed to Ann Arbor, Mich., to sympathize with the veteran Democratic congressional baron who has served the union-heavy district for over 50 years. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/poor-john-dingell-faces-nasty-campaign-and-angry-bellowing-michele-bachmann-polarizing-repu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch JenniferSteinhauer JohnDingell liberalmediabias MicheleBachmann MonicaDavey NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Wed, 20 Oct 2010 15:51:00 +0000 admin 7888 at http://www.mrc.org Times Leaves Out Enormity of Obama-Care's Defeat in Missouri http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-leaves-out-enormity-obama-cares-defeat-missouri <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Monica Davey covers the vote on a Missouri measure that would nullify a key element of Obama-care, but leaves off the figures: Obama-care went down to defeat by an enormous margin - 71%-29%, according to the unofficial final tally. </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 Wednesday Monica Davey reported that Missouri, a swing state Obama lost narrowly in 2008, overwhelmingly rejected Obama-care law in a vote aimed at nullifying the federal law passed in late March. But the Times left off the damning results in "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/04/us/politics/04midwest.html?scp=2&amp;sq=monica+davey+obama&amp;st=nyt">In Missouri, A No Vote For Federal Health Law</a>," failing to provide the figures.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-leaves-out-enormity-obama-cares-defeat-missouri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BiasByOmission healthcare liberalmediabias Missouri MonicaDavey NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Obama-Care TimesWatch vote Wed, 04 Aug 2010 18:12:00 +0000 admin 7748 at http://www.mrc.org No Party ID for Disgraced Dem Blagojevich, But Times Passes Them Around When GOP's in Trouble http://www.mrc.org/articles/no-party-id-disgraced-dem-blagojevich-times-passes-them-around-when-gops-trouble <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another case of &quot;Where&#039;s the party?&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>Where's the party? Reporter Monica Davey's <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/04/us/politics/04blago.html">Friday story</a> on the opening of jury selection in the trial of disgraced Democrat former governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois for trying to sell Barack Obama's old Senate seat in Illinois, made no mention of Blagojevich's Democratic party affiliation in nine paragraphs.<br /><br />The Times <a href="/TimesWatch/Articles/2009/20090709025423.aspx">also completely omitted</a> the affiliation of the disgraced governor in a July 2009 story.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/no-party-id-disgraced-dem-blagojevich-times-passes-them-around-when-gops-trouble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch liberalmediabias MonicaDavey NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PartyIdentification RodBlagojevich TimesWatch Trial Fri, 04 Jun 2010 16:58:00 +0000 admin 7626 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Early to Party ID When GOP's in Trouble - Democrat Labels Often Never Arrive http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-early-party-id-when-gops-trouble-democrat-labels-often-never-arrive <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times let its readers know in the headline and first sentence that politician Mark Kirk, caught exaggerating about his military service, was a Republican. Yet profiles on prominent Democrats in trouble have often lacked party identification entirely. </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>Monica Davey in Chicago reported on a controversy over Illinois politician Mark Kirk, the Republican candidate to fill Obama's seat in the U.S. Senate.<br /><br /></p><blockquote><p>Mark S. Kirk, the Republican candidate seeking the United States Senate seat once held by President Obama, has acknowledged that his official biography incorrectly listed a prestigious military award that he never received.</p><p>Mr. Kirk, a five-term congressman from the northern suburbs of this city who is also an intelligence officer in the Naval Reserve, conceded the discrepancy on his campaign blog. </p></blockquote><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-early-party-id-when-gops-trouble-democrat-labels-often-never-arrive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch ChrisDodd KwameKilpatrick liberalmediabias MarkKirk MonicaDavey NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PartyIdentification RichardBlumenthal TimesWatch Tue, 01 Jun 2010 16:19:00 +0000 admin 7617 at http://www.mrc.org Times Finally Questions Context of Abuse Allegations Against The Vatican http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-finally-questions-context-abuse-allegations-against-vatican <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Monica Davey gives The Vatican a say: &quot;Jeffrey S. Lena, a California lawyer representing the Holy See, said that while Mr. Anderson had performed an important function...his legal maneuvers against the Vatican tended to operate from a misreading of the how the church is organized. Mr. Anderson views the church as a purely &#039;top-down&#039; structure, Mr. Lena said, whereas much power is actually exercised locally by bishops without the direct involvement or knowledge of the Holy See.&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>After leading the coverage against The Vatican on allegations of long-standing mass cover-ups of sexual abuse by priests, the Times on Wednesday finally questioned some of the context behind the charges in a relatively unflattering profile by Monica Davey of hyperactive anti-Vatican lawyer Jeffrey Anderson: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/28/us/28lawyer.html">A Frenzied Pace for the Lawyer Behind Suits Against the Vatican</a>."<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-finally-questions-context-abuse-allegations-against-vatican" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CatholicChurch JeffreyAnderson Lawsuits liberalmediabias MonicaDavey NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias SexualAbuse TimesWatch Wed, 28 Apr 2010 18:54:00 +0000 admin 7536 at http://www.mrc.org Strange New Respect Emerging for Tea Party Movement? http://www.mrc.org/articles/strange-new-respect-emerging-tea-party-movement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Monica Davey lays out the Tea Party/conservative case against Mark Kirk, a moderate Republican Senate candidate in Illinois. Will the movement&#039;s assumed threat to establishment Republicans suddenly make the &quot;angry,&quot; fringe&quot; Tea Party movement respectable? </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>Monica Davey's front-page story Tuesday from Chicago, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/26/us/26illinois.html">Massachusetts Victory Buoys Republican Hopes in Illinois</a>," while providing evidence of optimism among Ill. Republicans, still devoted five of 28 paragraphs to how the Tea Party movement doesn't like front-running Republican candidate Mark Kirk, a five-term representative. Kirk, a supporter of abortion rights, is evidently too moderate to win strong movement support. But since when has the Times cared so much what the "angry," "fringe" Tea Party movement thought?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/strange-new-respect-emerging-tea-party-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2010 Illinois liberalmediabias MonicaDavey NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Senate StrangeNewRespect TeaParty TimesWatch Tue, 26 Jan 2010 19:26:00 +0000 admin 7336 at http://www.mrc.org Where's the Party? Selectively Identifying Troubled Democrats http://www.mrc.org/articles/wheres-party-selectively-identifying-troubled-democrats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A story on corrupt ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich didn&#039;t mention his Democratic affiliation, but a story on convicted Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman did - to make him look like a victim of a Republican prosecutor. </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">Where's the party? </p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/wheres-party-selectively-identifying-troubled-democrats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Crime DonSiegelman DoubleStandards JohnSchwartz MonicaDavey NameThatParty NewYorkTimes NYTimes RodBlagojevich Sen.ChrisDodd TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Thu, 09 Jul 2009 18:54:00 +0000 admin 6941 at http://www.mrc.org Times Doesn't Recognize Hateful Protestors at Tiller's Funeral http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-doesnt-recognize-hateful-protestors-tillers-funeral <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Does the Times consider the viciously anti-gay protestors of Westboro Baptist Church (who have picketed the funerals of U.S. soldiers) part of the pro-life movement? </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">Does the Times really consider the viciously anti-gay protestors of Westboro Baptist Church (who have picketed, among other funerals, those honoring U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan) to be genuine pro-life protestors? That's the impression left by the uninformed coverage of the funeral of abortionist George Tiller, who performed partial-birth abortions in his Wichita clinic before being killed last week. <img src= "http://mrc.org/Timeswatch/stillshots/2006/WBC_Protest.jpg" align="right" width="240" height="125" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-doesnt-recognize-hateful-protestors-tillers-funeral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch DaveBarstow FredPhelps funeral GeorgeTiller Kansas MonicaDavey NewYorkTimes NYTimes Partial-BirthAbortion TimesWatch TimesWatch.org WestboroBaptistChurch Mon, 08 Jun 2009 19:44:00 +0000 admin 6878 at http://www.mrc.org News Flash: Artsy Indianapolis Liberals Still Like Obama http://www.mrc.org/articles/news-flash-artsy-indianapolis-liberals-still-obama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Monica Davey pitted &quot;artsy&quot; Indianapolis folks vs. &quot;less cosmopolitan&quot; hicks who don&#039;t want to vote for a black. </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 Friday's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/02/us/politics/02indiana.html?scp=" target=_self ? 2&sq='monica+davey&st=nyt"'>Minister's Comments </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/02/us/politics/02indiana.html?scp=" ? 2&sq='monica+davey&st=nyt"'>Hold Little Sway in Indianapolis Enclave</a>," reporter Monica Davey peered over the wall of the class divide in Indiana by hanging out with "highly educated" and "artsy" Obama supporters who worry that, ahem, "less cosmopolitan" Hoosiers might be reluctant to vote for a black in the state primary Tuesday.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/news-flash-artsy-indianapolis-liberals-still-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama Campaign2008 Indiana LabelingBias MonicaDavey NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Fri, 02 May 2008 19:34:00 +0000 admin 6146 at http://www.mrc.org