BarackHusseinObama http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/6027/all en In Cairo, Times Decides It's OK to Use Barack Obama's Full Name http://www.mrc.org/articles/cairo-times-decides-its-ok-use-barack-obamas-full-name <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times flayed the GOP for saying &quot;Barack Hussein Obama&quot; during the campaign, but celebrates the president&#039;s middle name when it may benefit him overseas. Plus, Obama&#039;s effortless diplomacy in action: &quot;After mending fences with the Muslim world in Cairo on Thursday...&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 biggest takeaway from Friday's lead story on President Obama's speech in Cairo: It's now acceptable in Times-land to mention the president's middle name "Hussein," at least in Muslim contexts when it works to his advantage. This comes after the <a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2008/20080828124906.aspx " target="_self">Times flayed Republicans </a>on the campaign trail for identifying Obama by his full name. </p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cairo-times-decides-its-ok-use-barack-obamas-full-name" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackHusseinObama BarackObama HeleneCooper Hypocrisy JeffZeleny Muslims NewYorkTimes NicholasKulish NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Tue, 09 Jun 2009 12:48:00 +0000 admin 6881 at http://www.mrc.org "Conservative and All-White Crowds" Cheering Out-of-Touch McCain http://www.mrc.org/articles/conservative-and-all-white-crowds-cheering-out-touch-mccain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Elisabeth Bumiller doesn&#039;t try to hide her disdain for out of touch McCain: &quot;Senator John McCain devoted most of two campaign appearances on Wednesday to lusty attacks on Senator Barack Obama and gave less attention, and offered very few specifics, to the growing economic woes of American 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">Elisabeth Bumiller reported Thursday from the McCain trail in Ohio and found "conservative and almost all-white crowds" greeting the Republican, in "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/09/us/politics/09mccain.html?_r=1&oref=slogin" target="_self">McCain</a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/09/us/politics/09mccain.html?_r=1&oref=slogin"> Excites Crowds With Criticism of Obama</a>." Bumiller, perhaps the Times reporter <a href="http://timeswatch.org/articles/2008/20080917143236.aspx" target="_self">most</a><a href="http://timeswatch.org/articles/2008/2008</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/conservative-and-all-white-crowds-cheering-out-touch-mccain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackHusseinObama Campaign2008 ElisabethBumiller JohnMcCain NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Thu, 09 Oct 2008 16:58:00 +0000 admin 6466 at http://www.mrc.org Nagourney Recites NYT Talking Points on Obama's "Sporadic Encounters" with Terrorist Ayers http://www.mrc.org/articles/nagourney-recites-nyt-talking-points-obamas-sporadic-encounters-terrorist-ayers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plus: Apparently only Times reporter Adam Nagourney is allowed to use Barack Obama&#039;s middle name &quot;Hussein.&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">Tuesday's front-page story by chief political reporter Adam Nagourney, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/07/us/politics/07strategy.html?pagewanted="all" " target="_self">Campaigns </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/07/us/politics/07strategy.html?pagewanted="all" ">Shift To Attack Mode On Eve Of Debate</a>," dealt with John McCain's increased focus on Barack Obama's relationship with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nagourney-recites-nyt-talking-points-obamas-sporadic-encounters-terrorist-ayers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AdamNagourney BarackHusseinObama BarackObama BillAyers Campaign2008 JohnMcCain NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Tue, 07 Oct 2008 19:59:00 +0000 admin 6458 at http://www.mrc.org Editor Bill Keller's Judgment Clouded by Liberal Politics http://www.mrc.org/articles/editor-bill-kellers-judgment-clouded-liberal-politics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Executive Editor Bill Keller&#039;s political paranoia clouded his editorial judgment, leading him to omit Barack Obama&#039;s middle-name &quot;Hussein&quot; from a front-page profile out of &quot;caution.&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 recently took some heat from the left <a href="http://timeswatch.org/articles/2008/20080828124906.aspx" target="_self">for spelling out Barack Hussein Obama's full name three times </a>on its front page the day after he was officially nominated as presidential candidate of the Democratic Party. <img src= "http://mrc.org/Timeswatch/stillshots/2006/keller11.jpg" align="right" width="175" height="175" /></p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/editor-bill-kellers-judgment-clouded-liberal-politics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackHusseinObama BillKeller Campaign2008 ClarkHoyt DoubleStandards NewYorkTimes NYTimes Racism TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Wed, 17 Sep 2008 13:04:00 +0000 admin 6412 at http://www.mrc.org McCain's "Legions" of Race-Baiters Targeting Heir to FDR http://www.mrc.org/articles/mccains-legions-race-baiters-targeting-heir-fdr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Former reporter Timothy Egan on &quot;underdog&quot; Obama &quot;fighting the headwinds of history&quot; and McCain&#039;s &quot;legions&quot; of underhanded race-baiters. </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://www.timeswatch.org/topicindex/E/egan_timothy/welcome.asp" target="_self">Liberal</a><a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/topicindex/E/egan_timothy/welcome.asp"> reporter </a>turned liberal nytimes.com blogger Timothy Egan's Wednesday night entry on his "Outpost" blog, "<a href="http://egan.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/27/stranger-in-a-stadium/ " target="_self">Stranger </a><a href="http://egan.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/27/stranger-in-a-stadium/ ">in a Stadium</a>," is just the sort of sentimental liberal romanticism of Barack Obama that's (so far) been</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/mccains-legions-race-baiters-targeting-heir-fdr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackHusseinObama Campaign2008 HillaryClinton JeromeCorsi NewYorkTimes NYTimes Racism SeanHannity TimesWatch TimesWatch.org TimothyEgan Thu, 28 Aug 2008 19:43:00 +0000 admin 6363 at http://www.mrc.org "Barack Hussein Obama" Now OK With the NYT http://www.mrc.org/articles/barack-hussein-obama-now-ok-nyt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After several stories criticizing conservatives for using Barack Obama&#039;s middle name, the Times leads with it. </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 admonishing the GOP for calling Barack Obama by his full name, the Times has apparently judged it politically correct to use Obama's middle name "Hussein." In fact, the paperleads with it. </p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Slate's "<a href="http://www.slate.com/id/2198833/ " target="_self">Today's </a><a href="http://www.slate.com/id/2198833/ ">Papers</a>" column by Daniel Politi pondered:</p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/barack-hussein-obama-now-ok-nyt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AdamNagourney BarackHusseinObama Campaign2008 DemocraticConvention DoubleStandards JodiKantor NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Thu, 28 Aug 2008 16:57:00 +0000 admin 6364 at http://www.mrc.org Friday's Front Page: How Dare Republicans Criticize Obama! http://www.mrc.org/articles/fridays-front-page-how-dare-republicans-criticize-obama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chief political reporter Adam Nagourney finds it unseemly that Republicans may actually criticize opponent Barack Obama in the general election. </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">Friday's front page was an early warning flare for potential Democratic nominee Barack Obama- watch out for underhanded Republican attacks.</p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/fridays-front-page-how-dare-republicans-criticize-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AdamNagourney BarackHusseinObama BarackObama Campaign2004 Campaign2008 DoubleStandards HillaryClinton NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Fri, 29 Feb 2008 17:55:00 +0000 admin 6027 at http://www.mrc.org He Whose Full Name Shall Not Be Spoken http://www.mrc.org/articles/he-whose-full-name-shall-not-be-spoken <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another day, another hit at a conservative group that dared to use Barack Obama&#039;s middle name. </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">John Broder and Elisabeth Bumiller teamed up for Thursday morning's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/28/us/politics/28campaign.html?scp=2&sq=bumiller&st=nyt" target="_self">McCain</a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/28/us/politics/28campaign.html?scp=2&sq=bumiller&st=nyt"> and Obama Trade Jabs on Al Qaeda in Iraq</a>." In a replay of a Times attack <a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2008/20080227164604.aspx " target="_self">from </a><a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2008/20080227164604.aspx ">yesterday</a>, thepaper criticized a </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/he-whose-full-name-shall-not-be-spoken" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackHusseinObama Campaign2008 ElisabethBumiller JohnBroder JohnMcCain NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Thu, 28 Feb 2008 18:55:00 +0000 admin 6024 at http://www.mrc.org Can You Call Barack Obama "Hussein"? Depends Who's Sayin' It http://www.mrc.org/articles/can-you-call-barack-obama-hussein-depends-whos-sayin-it <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times jumps on a talk radio host for saying Barack Obama&#039;s middle name three times - but the Times&#039; own columnists have used it as well. </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">Reporter Michael Luo defended Barack Obama against an Ohio-based conservative talk radio host who had the audacity to utter Obama's middle name in Wednesday's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/27/us/politics/27name.html?scp=" target=_self ? 1&sq='hussein+obama&st=nyt"'>Host </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/27/us/politics/27name.html?scp=" ? 1&sq='hussein+obama&st=nyt"'>Disparages Obama, and McCain Quickly Apologizes</a>." John McCain apologized to his fellow senator as well, though that didn't stop the Times from considering it newsworthy. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/can-you-call-barack-obama-hussein-depends-whos-sayin-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackHusseinObama BillCunningham Campaign2008 Columnists DoubleStandard FrankRic MaureenDowd Muslims NewYorkTimes NYTimes Ohio TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Wed, 27 Feb 2008 22:26:00 +0000 admin 6020 at http://www.mrc.org