Double Standards

The New York Times on Campaign-Time Jobs Reports: Bush in 2004 vs. Obama in 2012

Hot Air's Ed Morrissey provided some insight into the double standard in the New York Times' coverage of two mediocre September jobs report released on the eve of two presidential elections: ...
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NYT's Trip Gabriel Defends Biden's 'Stray Sentence' About the Buried Middle Class As 'Yanked from Context'

Campaign reporter Trip Gabriel makes excuses for Joe Biden's "middle class" flub: "A stray sentence by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Tuesday became the latest remark seized by the ...
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NYT: Occupy Propaganda Doc Is 'Calm and Smart,' But Movie Criticizing Teachers Unions Has 'Political Agenda in Overdrive'

The New York Times liberal movie critic A.O. Scott predictably dislikes "Don't Back Down," which is critical of teachers' unions, seeing in it "a political agenda in overdrive." Yet a review of an ...
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NYT's Parker Sees No Damaging 'Bumps in the Road' for Obama Campaign, Merely Romney 'Talking Points'

New York Times reporter Ashley Parker saw no gaffe or political damage for Barack Obama, merely "talking points" for an attacking Mitt Romney, after the president referred to events in the Middle ...
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New York Times Buries Two Controversial Obama Statements, Plays Up Romney Campaign Woes on Front Page

Again the Times focused on the political damage fostered by Mitt Romney's (accurate) statement at a fundraiser that 47 percent of Americans do not pay income taxes, yet buried two ...
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NYT Uses Romney Tape to Gush Over Lefty Mother Jones Mag, Which Has 'Thrived' and 'Is Respected'

The Times gushes over left-wing mag Mother Jones after its anti-Romney hit video: "Through all the political pressures and the challenges facing the magazine industry, Mother Jones thrived. It ...
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Former Romney Spokesperson Rips Media for Overlooking Obama's Policies

Former Romney spokesperson Richard Grenell called out the media on Monday for not focusing hard enough on President Obama's foreign policy record. "The media needs to start looking at ...
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Krugman: 'You've Got to Be Kidding' if You Think Obama Should Have Fixed Economy by Now

James Taranto documented the shifting standards of economist turned partisan hack New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. When it comes to Republican presidents, four years is plenty of time to ...
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Trip Gabriel Makes Mountain Out of a Molehill Over Latest Dem Attack on Paul Ryan in NYTimes

New York Times campaign reporter Trip Gabriel lays out a rocky mountain trail for Paul Ryan: "But his assertion in a radio interview that he once ran 'a two-hour and 50-something' marathon, a ...
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NYT's Michael Cooper: Republican Platform Shows 'Just How Far Rightward the Party Has Shifted'

Reporter Michael Cooper tried hard to make the Republican platform seem menacing: "The new platform -- with its call to reshape Medicare to give fixed amounts of money to future beneficiaries so ...
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