Gaffes

The Times Gets Tautological with Tom DeLay

Huh? "Mr. DeLay, the Texas Republican who had been the House majority leader, crowed that he had been 'found innocent.' But many of Mr. DeLay's actions remain legal only because lawmakers have ...

ABC Links Dan Quayle's 'Potatoe' to His Son: 'Dust off the Jokes and Hold on to Your Potatoes'

Saturday's Good Morning America on ABC devoted a full report to former Vice President Dan Quayle's son Ben's run for Congress in Arizona, focusing primarily on perceived gaffes by both him and his ...

More Flimflammery from Pompous Paul Krugman: No 'Ad Hominem' Attacks Here!

Krugman has an announcement for his credulous Times readers: Constantly (and embarrassingly) calling a serious conservative politician a "flimflam" man is not an ad hominem attack; accurately ...

Zing! Paul Krugman Says Rep. Paul Ryan's 'Drenched in Flimflam Sauce' - But Own Source Disputes Him

The economist turned left-wing talking points parrot shows his way with an incisive insult by mocking conservative Republican budget-whiz Rep. Paul Ryan as a "flimflam man" whose work is "drenched ...

Which Way Is It?

The Times and the Washington Post don't seem to agree on the import of the leak of classified information on the war in Afghanistan.

'Population Expert' Paul Ehrlich?

An obituary for an alarmist climatologist refers to Erlich, author of the hysterical, now-discredited tome "The Population Bomb," as a population expert. In his 1968 book Ehrlich called for the ...

Frank Rich Rehashes 'Sadomasochist' Smear Against 'Passion of the Christ,' Buries Social Conservatism

Frank Rich put his original "sadomasochist" attack on "The Passion of the Christ" in someone else's mouth, and kept this box office prediction stuffed down the memory hole: "Indeed, it's hard to ...

Matt Bai Makes Up 'Hateful 25-Year-Olds' Hurling 'Racial Slurs' at Tea Party Rallies

Matt Bai passes along a discredited liberal myth from March: "The question of racism in the amorphous Tea Party movement is, of course, a serious one, since so much of the Republican Party seems ...

From Congo to Cancer, Cell Phones Are Killing Machines, Sunday Columnists Argue

"Death By Gadget." Times columnists Nicholas Kristof and Maureen Dowd embrace different variations of cell phone fear.

For Second Day in Row, Times Blames Right-Leaning French President for Soccer Team's Travails

The Times aims another penalty kick right at Nicolas Sarkozy: "Fadela Amara, the junior minister for the racially charged suburbs who was born to Algerian parents, warned on Tuesday that the ...
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