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Brisbane Traces Media's 'Fact-Checking' to Outcry Over Willie Horton Ad

The paper's public editor, Arthur Brisbane, reveals the "current [fact-checking] movement has its roots in the late 1980s, a response to aggressive advertising like the Willie Horton ads aimed at ...

NYT Editor 'Alarmed' at 'Right Wing' Pushback on Cain Story, Whines About Willie Horton Ad

Andrew Rosenthal, another Times liberal still whining about the Willie Horton ad: "...it was the Republicans who perfected the art of injecting racial fears into modern-day politics (remember ...

Editor 'Alarmed' at 'Right Wing' Pushback on Cain Story, Whines About Willie Horton Ad

Andrew Rosenthal, another liberal still whining about the Willie Horton ad: "...it was the Republicans who perfected the art of injecting racial fears into modern-day politics (remember Willie ...

NYT's Matt Bai: 'Racial Element' to GOP Attacks on Obama Harken Back to Willie Horton Ad

New York Times reporter Matt Bai: "Is there a racial element to some of the attacks on President Obama? It's pretty hard to argue there isn't....The infamous Willie Horton ad that George Bush ...

Matt Bai: 'Racial Element' to GOP Attacks on Obama Harken Back to Willie Horton Ad

Times reporter Matt Bai: "Is there a racial element to some of the attacks on President Obama? It's pretty hard to argue there isn't....race and cultural otherness were powerful undercurrents in ...

Yawn: Frank Rich's Predictable 'Show Me Your Papers' Take on Arizona's Immigration Law

Is Frank Rich losing his edge? His by-the-numbers column on Arizona's tough new anti-immigration law is actually (slightly) less virulent than columns by Times colleagues and former reporters ...

With Huckabee, Times Now Feels Free to Make 'Willie Horton' an Issue

The Times never forgave the GOP for using murderer Willie Horton against Mass. Gov. Michael Dukakis. But with Republican Mike Huckabee facing a similar problem over a clemency that ended in ...

GOP "Nativists" & Racists Against Illegal Immigration

The Times reaches back to the "racist Willie Horton ads" to suggest many in the GOP are racist extremists on immigration. And did you know the NRA was "extremist" as well?

Willie Horton Redux: GOP "Stoke[s] Subliminal Racist Fears" in Tennessee

Alessandra Stanley writes that an RNC ad mocking Harold Ford Jr. is "seen as racist" and that the GOP "tried to stoke subliminal racist fears with the infamous Willie Horton ad...."
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