Surprising Figures Don't Stop NYT From Seeing "Recession"

Milder-than-expected job losses in April nonetheless spurred a lead story shouting the loss as "powerful evidence that the United States is almost certainly now ensnared in a recession."

Hillary's "Ruthlessness" Keeps Her Fighting Against St. Obama

To attack Hillary Clinton's "ruthlessness," the Times takes an unusual angle of painting the liberal-loathed Whitewater prosecutor Ken Starr as a victim.

McCain Health Plan Means Tax Hike, Says Suddenly Concerned Times

"McCain Health Plan Could Mean Higher Tax," a headline declares, and for once, the Times is not trying to be complimentary. But how are Clinton and Obama planning to pay for their own huge ...

A Double Standard on the Dow: If It Soars, It Bores...

...but if it's bleeding value, it leads the front page.

Food Stamp Use Near Record Thanks to "Vanishing Jobs"

What vanishing jobs? The unemployment rate remains steady at a historically low 4.8%. But that doesn't stop the Times from talking about a "painful mix of layoffs and rising food and fuel prices."

The Times Finds Its Third "Grim Milestone" in the Latest Deaths in Iraq

The paper has used the same formulation in three out of its four commemorations of the latest 1,000-death mark in Iraq.

Times Corrects Headline After Formal White House Complaint

The White House objected to the subhead "White House Role Was Wider Than It Said," since it has yet to make a comment on the matter.

Indictment of a Top Hillary Fundraiser - Hsu Cares?

Relegating the indictment of a top Hillary Clinton fundraiser to a brief story, without a byline and with a boring headline.

More Middle East Moral Equivalency from the NYT

The Times reverts to old habits as another round of peace talks get under way, blaming Israel for recalcitrance and glossing over Palestinian terrorism.

Titanic Bias? Times Implies U.S. Economy Is Sinking Into Recession

As the 2008 election approaches, the Times uses the image of a sinking red "RECE$$ION" to communicate a fear that is so far only a phantom menace.
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