LabelingBias

Hulse Keeps Hyping Pro-Dem Spin in Debt Limit Fight: Merely Seeking 'Revenues,' Not 'Tax Hikes'

Hulse, hemming and hawing around the forbidden phrase "tax increase," claim that Democrats are merely seeking "new federal revenues....tax changes...new tax revenue."

Two Leftist Dictatorships 'Infused With Revolutionary Zeal' That 'Revere Their Leaders'

Reporter Simon Romero: "To the many comparisons that can been made between Venezuela and Cuba - two close allies, both infused with revolutionary zeal, driven by movements that revere their ...

Times Uses Pro-Dem Euphemism for Taxes - 'Revenues' - While Wash. Post Plays It Straight

The Times vaguely and euphemistically calls Democratic calls for tax hikes "revenues," while the Washington Post clearly states that "congressional Democrats pressed for as much as $400 billion in ...

No Lefty Label for Rep. Dennis Kucinich, But Republicans Are 'Conservative'?

Reporter Jennifer Steinhauer: "But the disagreements over Libya have made for some odd bedfellows, including antiwar lawmakers like Mr. Kucinich and right-of-center representatives, as well as ...

No Liberals on the Supreme Court?

From an angry Times lead editorial: "Wal-Mart got what it wanted from the court - unanimous dismissal of the suit as the plaintiffs presented it - and more from the five conservative justices, who ...

Times Initially Omits John Edwards' Party ID After Indictment; Quick to Label Troubled GOP

Katharine Seelye's initial online report on the indictment on campaign finance violations of John Edwards, the former senator and 2008 Democratic presidential candidate left out one crucial word: ...

Jackie Calmes: Republicans Don't Understand How Important Increasing Debt Limit Is

Jackie Calmes on those dumb Republicans insisting on fiscal accountability: "Many Republicans have also made comments indicating that they do not understand or do not care that an increase in the ...

NYT Set Up Obama's Speech by Pitting 'Unyielding' Netanyahu vs. 'Reasonable' Palestinians

From the Times' lead story: "Diplomatic momentum has been with the Palestinians for several years, with their leadership and requests viewed as reasonable and Mr. Netanyahu as unyielding....the ...

Times Employs Same Loaded 'Big Oil' Terminology as Liberal Democrats

A tale of two labels. Two Carl Hulse stories have featured the perjorative phrase "Big Oil" in their headlines; yet Hulse previously criticized the GOP for using the allegedly misleading phrase ...

Moderate Sen. Lugar's Struggles With Tea Party Mark 'Identity Crisis' in GOP?

The paper's slanted Tea Party reporter Kate Zernike profiles one of the paper's favorite Republicans, Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana: "A Rhodes scholar and a former Navy officer, Mr. Lugar has ...
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