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New Book Destroys Credibility of Times' Duke Lacrosse "Rape" Coverage

Why did the Times believe in the Duke rape hoax so long? "[David] Brooks' brand of conservatism - so moderate that he rooted for the Democrats to win control of Congress in 2006 - still put him ...

Where Have All the Gay Comic Book Heroes Gone?

The Times unearths a burning issue: "[Perry Moore] also has the fervor of an activist when discussing the dearth - and occasional shoddy treatment - of gay superheroes in mainstream comic books."

Chris Matthews, Alan Alda to Star at NYT 'Great Literary Brunch'

Might we detect a liberal tilt in the Sunday brunch lineup of "best-selling authors"?

Bill Keller Told Cheney Aide Liberal Bias Was "Relatively Rare" in NYT

In denial: The paper's executive editor admitted some Times stories occasionally show "liberal assumptions," but thought "those instances are relatively rare, and I fight to filter them out and ...

The Times Pummels Hillary Clinton Bio by Its Own Reporters - Again

Whatever happened to old-fashioned journalistic back-scratching? The Times again reviews two recent Hillary bios, and again its guest critic prefers one by former Washington Post Watergate legend ...

Bashing Clarence Thomas

The Times' lead book review on the Supreme Court justice: "there is now little doubt that he lied repeatedly during his confirmation hearings - not only about his pornophilia and bawdy humor but, ...

Book Critic Trashes Hillary Bio By the Times' Own Reporters

Robert Dallek, a popular Times' source for Republican-bashing, can also defend Democrats: "The book is almost uniformly negative and overly focused on what they consider the Clintons' scandalous ...

"Her Way" Takes on Clinton from the Left on Iraq War Vote

In a new book, veteran Times reporters Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta take on Hillary from the left on the war and claim her marriage to Bill is more political than marital, and make ABC's Chris ...

Top Book Critic Loves Gore's "Fiercely Argued" Anti-Bush Screed

Michiko Kakutani's fan mail: Gore's powerful book "The Assault on Reason" just as great as "An Inconvenient Truth."

Celebrating a Left-Wing Writer's "Crackling Expose"

"Jeremy Scahill's muckraking book 'Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army,'...[is] a crackling expose of the secretive military contractor Blackwater USA, which Scahill ...
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