When it comes to advancing a liberal agenda, New York Times Co. employees not only give at the office through the paper's slanted reporting, but also through the New York Times Company Foundation , which matches donations by NYT Co. employees -including many madeto leftist environmental and "journalism" groups. The company website describes the Matching Gifts process this way: "The Foundation administers the program by which The Times Company matches gifts by full-time employees, directors and retirees to qualifying organizations. The match is $1.50 for each $1 contributed, up to an annual limit of $3,000 in gifts each year." Besides... continue reading
If the network newscasts spent as much time telling their audiences about the good things U.S. soldiers are doing for Iraqis as they spend on car bombings, body counts and contrived scandals, the public would have a completely different opinion about the war in Iraq. Kudos, then to ABC World News for devoting a segment to other side of the Iraq story. The September 27 broadcast featured a heartwarming story of real patriotism and generosity. Sgt. John Kempen is the hero whose extraordinary compassion made it possible for a young, blind Iraqi girl to see. Reporter Barbara Pinto's spotlight on... continue reading
TIME magazine is looking for hypocrites in Vatican City , carrying a story headlined “Was John Paul II Euthanized?” Reporter Jeff Israely cited a “provocative article” in the Italian media that an intensive-care specialist concluded that John Paul's death was “caused by what the Catholic Church itself would consider euthanasia. She bases this conclusion on her medical expertise and her own observations of the ailing pontiff on television.” But wait, doesn't that sound a lot like Sen. Bill Frist in 2005 suggesting a diagnosis for Terri Schiavo based on his expertise and TV watching? Back then, TIME thought that wasn't... continue reading
Hip hop performer David Banner brought his road show to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, and you have to give him this: he's consistent. No matter how pornographic his lyrics, no matter how many kids he helps to corrupt, no matter how callously he maligns fellow citizens as “niggas” and “hoes” and no matter how coarsely he portrays black urban culture as an open sewer, he has a ready explanation: It's somebody else's fault, not his. Plus, he wasn't about to change his style before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection. He used profanity... continue reading
How many campaign promises can be funded by doing away with the Bush tax cuts? At an AARP candidate forum in Davenport, Iowa, on September 20, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton proposed averting a Social Security crisis could be done partly with that strategy. “So the first thing is, let’s get back to doing what worked in the ‘90s to shore up Social Security,” Clinton said. “Let’s quit taking money from the Social Security Trust Fund to fund tax cuts for the wealthy and the war in Iraq. That’s the way to start having a solvent Social Security future.” However,... continue reading
The global warming fearmongers apparently claimed more casualties – but this time the victims, a Florida family of seven, have taken extraordinary measures to ease their consciences. “We’re truly concerned about what we are doing to this planet right now,” said Bill Weinaug on the September 27 CBS “Early Show” “Clean and Green” segment. “If we keep on the path we’re going on, it’s not going to be good for our kids’ kids.” What have the Weinaugs done? They’ve managed to reduce their carbon footprint by 90 percent, the show said. Judging from the report, it wasn’t cheap – and... continue reading
Religion reporter Laurie Goodstein followed Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a chapel across from the United Nations for Thursday's " Ahmadinejad Meets Clerics, And Decibels Drop a Notch ." In the fourth paragraph we learn the secret meeting between Ahmadinejad and the clerics was "organized by the Mennonites and the Quakers, churches known for their commitment to pacifism" (that's code for "leftist"). Goodstein shunned a discussion of Ahmadinejad's view on Israel and Jews, merely noting that there were no Jewish leaders present because "those invited declined because they could not win support from Jewish organizations." Gee, wonder why? One wouldn't... continue reading
The Times finds religion? Well, sort of. When health reporter Robert Pear updated readers Thursday about the Congressional fight over funding for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP), he included a paragraph that started out like a joke about the three menthat walkinto a bar... "A rabbi, a Roman Catholic priest and a Baptist minister joined Senate Democrats in making a moral argument for the legislation. "In St. Luke's Gospel, we are told that Jesus instructed his disciples to 'let the little children come unto me, and do not hinder them,' said Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts... continue reading
With an unwitting assist from sympathetic Times Arts editor Patricia Cohen, feminist author Susan Faludi showed herself apparently incapable of connecting to the 9-11 tragedy in human terms in Thursday's Arts section front-page story" Towers Fell, and Attitudes Were Rebuilt ," casting the post 9-11 heroics as somehow an anti-woman lurch back to "prefeminist thinking." "The terrifying and wrenching photographs from September 2001 on display at the New-York Historical Society are suspended from clips in neat rows like laundry hanging on a line. Among them is a black-and-white picture of a life-size cardboard cutout of John Wayne in his prime,... continue reading
Judgingfrom theTimes' glowing coverage of last year's failed attempt to secure legislation to provide amnesty for illegal immigrants, it's no surprise a local story on a New Jersey town repealing its own illegal immigration legislation is given front-page play. Though the headline claimed " Towns Rethink Laws Against Illegal Immigrants ," it's more accurate to say that liberal lawsuits and unsympathetic judges are making towns rethink. Ken Belson and Jill Capuzzo report from Riverside, N.J. for Wednesday. "A little more than a year ago, the Township Committee in this faded factory town became the first municipality in New Jersey to... continue reading