LabelingBias

Slanting the Cervical Cancer Vaccine Story

"Groups wary of drug industry motives" versus "religious and cultural conservatives." What, no liberals?

A Liberal Resurgence in the U.S.? The Times Can Only Hope

Liberals are back, despite "years of ridicule, battering" and trashing "by generations of conservative candidates and commentators."

"Property-Rights Fanatics" Love the Old Confederacy

Reporter Adam Nossiter uses two murderers who moved to South Carolina from New Hampshire to paint a whole town as guilty.

"Powerful Muckraker" Rep. Henry Waxman Takes on the Bushies

Philip Shenon puffs partisan Democratic liberal Rep. Henry Waxman, the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which will apparently become subpoena central in the new ...

"Deep Cuts" in Bush's $2.9 Trillion Budget?

The Times has made an annual tradition of finding mostly nonexistent "deep cuts" in Bush's "austere" multi-trillion dollar budget proposals.

Democrat Edwards, Still Not a Liberal

Understatement of the week, from reporter Steven Weisman: "Still, not everyone in the [Democratic] party is a deficit hawk."

No Liberals Here: John Edwards Just an "Economic Populist" with an Edge

Is the Times trying out a new code phrase to avoid applying the kiss-of-death term "liberal" to another Democratic presidential candidate?

The "Enormity" of Oil Profits by Exxon and Shell?

Clifford Krauss makes a strange word choice to describe record profits by the oil companies Exxon and Shell.

Bush Interfering with Government Climate Science, Says Unlabeled Left-Wing Group

Cornelia Dean uses a left-wing report to hit the administration: "Under its new Democratic chairman, Representative Henry A. Waxman of California, the House Committee on Oversight and Government ...

It's a "Caricature" to Call Nancy Pelosi Liberal?

Robin Toner: "For Ms. Pelosi, relentlessly caricatured by the Republicans last year as a hard-edged, tax-raising liberal, the image of mother and grandmother takes the edge off the ideological ...
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