LabelingBias

"Moderate" Majority Leader Steny Hoyer?

Carl Hulse on Hoyer's "moderate image."

Another Day, Another Western Democratic Senator with Humble Roots to Fawn Over

"Harry Mason Reid is the product of the tiny desert town of Searchlight, Nev., whose father, a hard-rock miner, battled alcoholism and depression before killing himself at 58. The future senator ...

Montana's Daily-Kos Democrat As A "Prairie Pragmatist"

Timothy Egan: "...the senator-elect from Montana truly is your grandfather's Democrat - a pro-gun, anti-big-business prairie pragmatist whose life is defined by the treeless patch of hard Montana ...

Overdosing Again on the Conservative Label

40 ideological labels in a 1,650-word story.

"Populism" Trumps "Liberalism" in Times' Labeling Battle

Government-run health care isn't left-wing or liberal but merely an example of "economic populism."

Calling Pelosi, Rangel, and Conyers Liberal an "Incendiary" Accusation

Fresh after suggesting racism was to blame for Harold Ford Jr.'s loss in his Tennessee Senate race, hypersensitive reporter Adam Nossiter chides GOP for calling liberal Democrats liberal.

Election Over, the Times Finds Some Liberals in Congress

Just in time not to scare away Democratic voters: "In the House, Democratic unity could also be tested in relations between the new committee chairmen - many of whom are liberal veterans who ...

Nancy Pelosi, Victim of Conservative "Caricature"

And another appearance by "conservative" anti-war hero Rep. John Murtha.

The Times Scours the Country, Can't Locate Liberals

Just like in 2004, the Times finds loads of conservatives to label, but very few liberals around.

"Conservative" Rep. John Murtha?

An anti-war hero to liberals is "conservative" in the Times' eyes.
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