New York Times Public Editor Says Off-The-Record Meeting Raises Concerns

By: Thursday September 18, 2014 6:15 am

New Gallup poll: "Trust in Mass Media Returns to All-Time Low." — Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 17, 2014 With an increasing number of Americans distrustful of the mainstream media you would think the establishment would try to be on their best behavior. Not so. As was revealed late last week, numerous members of the [...]

Obama Preparing To Launch War In Syria (Again)

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 7:09 am

President Obama’s Syria Speech on September 10th, 2013. Now that the public has been subjected to a shock and awe terror campaign by the media, ISIS has become the new existential threat in the public mind that must be destroyed or we’re all gonna die. Consequently, President Obama now feels he has enough public support [...]

Newspaper Industry Takes Potentially Lethal Blow With Spinoffs

By: Monday August 11, 2014 7:53 am

We all knew this day would come. With the latest spinoff by Gannett of its extensive newspaper portfolio expected to be completed by the end of 2015, it now appears finance capital has written off the newspaper industry. On some level this was inevitable given the movement of advertising from print to the web, but [...]

Give Snowden Clemency And Fix The NSA’s Whistleblowing System

By: Thursday January 2, 2014 11:19 am

Editorials from two of the most well established newspapers in the world – the Guardian and the New York Times - have now called for clemency for Edward Snowden and recognized him as a legitimate whistleblower. The case for the current indictment by the US Department of Justice that labels Snowden a spy and a thief [...]

Bill Keller Advises Obama To ‘Crack Some Heads’ To Pass TPP

By: Tuesday November 12, 2013 11:01 am

Bill Keller, the former Executive Editor of the New York Times and current columnist for the same, has some advice for President Barack Obama. In order to, as Keller puts it, “salvage his presidency” Obama must destroy accountability for corporations. This is ironically claimed to be some bizarre argument for domestic prosperity. The biggest item [...]

New York Times Tries To Frame Right Wing Economic Policies As “Center”

By: Thursday July 25, 2013 10:01 am

Despite overwhelming evidence in opinion polls and election results rejecting right wing proposals to cut the budget at the expense of the poor and middle class, the New York Times is determined to frame austerity as the centrist position. The latest example being Jonathan Martin’s piece titled Some Democrats Look to Push Party Away From [...]

Liberal Hypocrisy Isn’t Free

By: Tuesday May 28, 2013 7:57 am

To drone or not to drone? President Barack Obama recently demonstrated his most valuable political talent – fooling liberals into supporting Bush policies under another name. Obama’s latest soliloquy on his personal struggles in justifying his actions as president hit just the right tone for every establishment apologist liberal. Yes, Obama was carrying on Bush [...]

Obama Administration Also Seized Phone Records Of Fox News

By: Wednesday May 22, 2013 5:46 am

The Associated Press were not the only ones to have their phone records seized by the government as it was revealed Tuesday that Fox News had their phone records seized as part of the Obama Administration’s war on whistleblowers. After being labeled a “co-conspirator” Fox News reporter James Rosen was targeted for doing basic journalism. [...]

Problems At Politico: New York Times Story Divides Newsroom

By: Wednesday April 24, 2013 10:31 am

  A story on the New York Times by Politico’s Media Writer Dylan Byers has set their newsroom on fire, literally. Screams, gun shots, and white on white racial epithets are flying as the reporting staff at Politico tries to pray their way through an existential crisis. How can a political blog keep making things [...]

New York Times Labels Pete Peterson Group ‘Center-Left’

By: Thursday April 4, 2013 6:01 am

There are many explanations for why America is more right-wing than other countries in the developed world; an individualistic and unsympathetic political culture, the use of religion for reactionary causes, racial antagonism and division in the working class, a governmental structure designed to defend a commercial oligarchy – take your pick. But just because the [...]

Bill Keller: New York Times Published Bad, Unsourced, Unskeptical Stories In Run Up To Iraq War

By: Monday March 25, 2013 7:37 am

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy So Noam Chomsky won the argument. Or so, in essence, says former Executive Editor of the New York Times Bill Keller. Keller admits in the MSNBC Special on the media coverage of the run up to the Iraq War that the New York [...]

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