LabelingBias

How 'Non-Violent' Is the Muslim Brotherhood?

Twice in two days, the Times has insisted the Egyptian Islamist group has renounced violence. Yet the group's Palestinian branch is Hamas, a terrorist organization committed to the destruction of ...

The 'Advocates for Women's Health' at Planned Parenthood?

According to health reporter Robert Pear, the Family Research Council is a "conservative group," while the Planned Parenthood Federation of America is merely an "advocate for women's health."

Kevin Sack on the 'Tea Party' Ruling on Obama-Care

The Times health reporter characterizes Judge Roger Vinson's ruling Obama-care as unconstitutional in ideological terms, but fails to label opponents of the ruling as liberal.

Tale of Two Congressmen: 'Conservative' Tom Coburn, But 'Democrat' Chuck Schumer

Labeling disparity: In a story on Congress marking the shootings in Tucson, the Times notes that two senators will be sitting together at Obama's upcoming State of the Union address: Tom Coburn, a ...

A Week After Tucson, NY Times Still Sees 'Right Wing' Ideas From Loughner

The New York Times twice attributed Tucson shooter Jared Loughner's nutty views to "right-wing extremist groups" - yet failed to call his 9-11 Truth beliefs or loathing of President Bush leftist ...

A Week After Tucson, Times Still Sees 'Right Wing' Ideas From Loughner

The Times twice attributed Loughner's nutty views to "right-wing extremist groups" - yet failed to call his 9-11 Truth beliefs or loathing of President Bush leftist or liberal.

Times Goes to Left-Wing SPLC to Suggest Shooter Had 'Far-Right' Leanings

An unbiased fount of facts? "Some people who study right-wing militia groups and those who align themselves with the so-called Patriot movement said Mr. Loughner's comments on subjects like the ...

Left-Wing Village Voice Not Liberal But Heroically 'Muckraking'

After the shock departure of two of its veteran reporters, Jeremy Peters ponders the future of the "muckraking" Village Voice, without a hint of its proud tradition of counter-cultural leftism.

The Times Finds Very Pregnant Mexican to Argue Against Conservative 'Birthright' Talk

The front of the Times told a heart-rending story from the Arizona border, of a pregnant Mexican woman being deported who had tried to waddle north to America for a better life. Reporter Marc ...

How Nice: Justice Sotomayor 'Alert to the Humanity' of People in Her Opinions

Liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor "has displayed a quality - call it what you will - that is alert to the humanity of the people whose cases make their way to the Supreme Court," says Supreme Court ...
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