Placement http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/5544/all en NYT Fronts Columnist's Optimistic Take on Recovery, 2010 Prospects for Dems http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-fronts-columnists-optimistic-take-recovery-2010-prospects-dems <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The paper&#039;s financial correspondent Floyd Norris earns rare front-page placement with a column blaring optimism about the U.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>As elections draw closer that may entail huge losses for the Democrats, will Times editors began to push up more optimistic coverage about the economic recovery? The placement of Friday's optimistic column by chief financial correspondent Floyd Norris makes one wonder.<br /><br />"<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/09/business/09norris.html?hp">Why So Glum? Numbers Point To a Recovery</a>" is the first of Norris's twice-weekly columns to make the front page since November 21, 2008 - 16 months ago - according to a quick Nexis search.<br /><br />Here's Norris today:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-fronts-columnists-optimistic-take-recovery-2010-prospects-dems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Economy Campaign2010 FloydNorris liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Placement TimesWatch Fri, 09 Apr 2010 17:22:00 +0000 admin 7491 at http://mrc.org NYT Editors: Powerful and Modest http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-editors-powerful-and-modest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A story on Times editors hashing out the next morning&#039;s front page talks of &quot;11 men and 7 women with the power to decide what was important in the world.&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">Metro reporter Alan Feuer took a break from <a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2009/20090527094048.aspx " target="_self">nude </a><a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2009/20090527094048.aspx ">egg-tossing </a>to cover ameeting of Times editors, decidingwhat stories would make the front page the next morning- "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/02/nyregion/02rooms.html " target="_self">A Snapshot of the </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/02/nyregion/02rooms.html ">World at 4 P.M.</a>" Feuer got in a crack about how, in the age of the</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-editors-powerful-and-modest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AlanFeuer editors FrontPage NewYorkTimes NYTimes Placement TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Thu, 02 Jul 2009 17:47:00 +0000 admin 6932 at http://mrc.org Sarah Palin's Clothing: Front-Page News http://mrc.org/articles/sarah-palins-clothing-front-page-news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The hard-news Times even compiled a slide show of Palin&#039;s outfit, complete with snarky commentary: &quot;But looking at the before-and-after photos, it was not readily apparent what Ms. Palin got from her shopping spree at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue....What the number $150,000 suggests is that Ms. Palin traded up to designer versions of the clothes she wore before stepping onto the national stage, a surprising implication for a candidate who emphasizes her appeal to working-class voters.&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 Politico revealed the Republican National Committee spent $150,000 outfitting Sarah Palin and her family after she was picked as John McCain's running mate,one would assume it would be worthy of a short, snarky story buried on the Times' "Caucus" page,filled mostly withanonymous Republicans griping about campaign spending priorities. <img src= "http://mrc.org/Timeswatch/stillshots/2006/palin_12.jpg" width="192" align="right" />(Palin photo courtesy Robert F. Bukaty, Associated Press.)</p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/sarah-palins-clothing-front-page-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch $150 Campaign2008 Clothes MichaelLuo NewYorkTimes NYTimes PatrickHealy Placement SarahPalin TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Thu, 23 Oct 2008 19:54:00 +0000 admin 6499 at http://mrc.org Stanley Again Gets Front-Page Treatment for Lightweight Anti-McCain Musings http://mrc.org/articles/stanley-again-gets-front-page-treatment-lightweight-anti-mccain-musings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alessandra Stanley: &quot;[McCain] smiled tightly when Mr. Obama spoke, perhaps under instruction from aides not to be grumpy as he attacked on multiple fronts. But viewers saw not the happy warrior so much as the harping warrior...&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"><a href="http://timeswatch.org/articles/2008/20080929151034.aspx " target="_self">Again</a>, the Times placed on its front page a breezy post-debate column by its TV-beat reporter Alessandra Stanley, smack in the middle of the paper's genuine news stories generated by the debate. </p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/stanley-again-gets-front-page-treatment-lightweight-anti-mccain-musings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AlessandraStanley Campaign2008 FrontPage JohnMcCain NewYorkTimes NYTimes Placement PresidentialDebate TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Thu, 16 Oct 2008 18:08:00 +0000 admin 6482 at http://mrc.org Times Editor Questions the Timing of Terror Alerts http://mrc.org/articles/times-editor-questions-timing-terror-alerts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Times Weekend Editor Marty Gottlieb &quot;was mindful of a history of orange alerts that came at politically convenient times and previous terror plots that wound up amounting to less than they first seemed.&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">The Times' new Public Editor, Clark Hoyt, started work early and showed a bit more initiative than his predecessor Barney Calame <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/10/opinion/10hoyt.html?ei="5090&en=59a8cf6dae1c72d0&ex=1339128000&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=all" " target="_self">in mildly criticizing the </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/10/opinion/10hoyt.html?ei="5090&en=59a8cf6dae1c72d0&ex=1339128000&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=all" ">Times' decision </a>to underplay the terror threat at Kennedy International Airport, though</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/times-editor-questions-timing-terror-alerts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch ClarkHoyt KennedyAirport MartyGottlieb NewYorkTimes NYTimes Placement PublicEditor TimesWatch TimesWatch.org WaronTerror Mon, 11 Jun 2007 15:11:00 +0000 admin 5627 at http://mrc.org The Times Again Dismisses Seriousness of Kennedy Airport Terror Threat http://mrc.org/articles/times-again-dismisses-seriousness-kennedy-airport-terror-threat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Papers Portray Plot as More Talk than Action&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">After burying in the <a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2007/20070604105820.aspx " target="_self">Metro section </a><a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2007/20070604105820.aspx ">on Sunday </a>the story of a terror plot against Kennedy International Airport (which the out-of-town Washington Post put on the front page) the Times again treated it as a mere regional story on Monday, topping the Metro section (not the National news section) with Michael Powell and William Rashbaum's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/04/nyregion/04plot.html?pag</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/times-again-dismisses-seriousness-kennedy-airport-terror-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Headlines KennedyAirport MichaelPowell NewYorkTimes NYTimes Placement TimesWatch TimesWatch.org WaronTerror WilliamRashbaum Tue, 05 Jun 2007 16:08:00 +0000 admin 5619 at http://mrc.org Kennedy Airport Terror Plot Doesn't Make Times' Main Section http://mrc.org/articles/kennedy-airport-terror-plot-doesnt-make-times-main-section <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times found the Kennedy Airport terror plot worthy of the front page - but the hometown paper downplayed the threat in its own backyard. </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 terror plotin NewYork City to blow up airport terminals and fuel lines at Kennedy International Airport didn't make the Times front page - or even the national news section - of Sunday's paper. Instead, it received a front-page "tease" and topped the Times' Metro sectionof regional news. By contrast, the Washington Post, put the story on the front page, and the Los Angeles Times made it Sunday's lead item.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/kennedy-airport-terror-plot-doesnt-make-times-main-section" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CaraBuckley KennedyAirport NewYorkTimes NYTimes Placement TimesWatch TimesWatch.org WaronTerror WilliamRashbaum Mon, 04 Jun 2007 15:03:00 +0000 admin 5616 at http://mrc.org