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Times Watch Quotes of Note: Radical Chic

The Times relaunches its Sunday magazine with a hagiographic profile of terrorist helper Lori Berenson in Peru. Plus Paul Krugman's persecution fantasies of Wisconsin, and why we won't miss ...

Times Whines That 'Partisans Adopt Deceit As a Tactic,' Ignore Hidden Camera Hoaxes By NPR, ABC

Times media reporter Jeremy Peters falsely implies that journalistic stunts like the one conservative James O'Keefe pulled against liberal National Public Radio were rare in the mainstream media ...

For Rosenthal, Everything is Global Warming's Fault

From the coffee crop in Colombia, to glaciers in Bolivia, homes in America, and ski resorts and golf courses...for reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal, seemingly everything can be blamed on "climate change."

More Front-Page Sniping at Gov. Chris Christie 'Misstatements, Exaggerations'

More front-page sniping at Gov. Chris Christie by Richard Perez-Pena: "Statements like those are at the core of Gov. Chris Christie's campaign to cut state spending by getting tougher on unions. ...

Times Overdoes It on Huckabee-Obama 'Kenya' Flap, Truncates Quote

Reporter Michael Shear's initial story on the Obama-was-raised-in-Kenya controversy, "Huckabee Questions Obama's Birth Certificate," becomes the more accurate "Huckabee Talks, Incorrectly, Of ...

Tom Friedman's Taxing Obsession

Over the years columnist Tom Friedman has written on the costs of the Iraq war, the federal deficit, the threat of global warming, and the uprisings in the Arab world, disparate problems that ...

Krugman: GOP Gov. Leading America Down Road to 'Third-World-Style Oligarchy'

Paul Krugman on Wisconsin: "What Mr. Walker and his backers are trying to do is to make Wisconsin - and eventually, America - less of a functioning democracy and more of a third-world-style ...

'Is Wisconsin the Tunisia of Collective Bargaining Rights?'

Or maybe not so "inevitable" a question: "The parallels raise the inevitable question: Is Wisconsin the Tunisia of collective bargaining rights?" The front-page story also ignored the hateful ...

First Fluoridated Water, Now Fireplaces: Everything's a Hazard in the NYT Home Section

Some truly goofy articles have appeared on the front of the Home section appealing to easily freaked-out liberal urbanites: Warnings over fluoridated water, celebrated a no impact couple living ...

Frank Rich Goes to the Movies, Finds Another Silly Political Metaphor

Only the overdramatic columnist Frank Rich could find a political message in a Western remake: "The double-barreled success of 'True Grit,' then and now, spreads well beyond those conservative ...
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