NationalReview http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1660/all en Don's 'Debate': Openly Gay CNN Anchor Hosts Dem Strategist and 'Pro-Gay Marriage' Conservative http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/dons-debate-openly-gay-cnn-anchor-hosts-dem-strategist-and-pro-gay-marriage-conservative <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Is this CNN's idea of objectivity? To discuss a gay marriage bill in the New York state senate, openly-gay CNN anchor Don Lemon hosted a Democratic strategist and a pro-gay marriage conservative Sunday. Given the probability that all three would support the legislation, one can only wonder how an honest debate could have transpired during Sunday's 6 p.m. EDT edition of Newsroom.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/dons-debate-openly-gay-cnn-anchor-hosts-dem-strategist-and-pro-gay-marriage-conservative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert CNN DonLemon GayMarriage liberalmediabias NationalReview WillCain Tue, 21 Jun 2011 14:00:00 +0000 37843 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Celebrates Hypothetical Success of Far-Left Nation Mag, Lamented National Review 'Nastiness' After 2008 Election http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-celebrates-hypothetical-success-far-left-nation-mag-lamented-national-review-nastiness- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeremy Peters celebrates success at the far-left Nation that has yet to occur: &quot;Despite all the gloom, could last week&#039;s Democratic pummeling actually have a silver lining for The Nation, once home to writers like Henry James, Ezra Pound, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and even Yeats?&quot; Yet when Obama won in 2008, the Times not only didn&#039;t predict the rise of National Review, it attacked the magazine&#039;s &quot;nastiness.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Lemons into lemonade: The front of Monday's Business Day by Jeremy Peters sees good times ahead for the far-left Nation magazine: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/08/business/media/08nation.html?_r=1&amp;ref=business&amp;pagewanted=all">"Bad News for Liberals May Be Good News for a Liberal Magazine</a>." (The Nation is more accurately described as left-wing.)<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-celebrates-hypothetical-success-far-left-nation-mag-lamented-national-review-nastiness-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2008 Campaign2010 DoubleStandard JeremyPeters liberalmediabias NationalReview NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TheNation TimesWatch Mon, 08 Nov 2010 20:10:00 +0000 admin 7926 at http://www.mrc.org Times Jumps on Arcane Debate About Closed-Minded Conservatives http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-jumps-arcane-debate-about-closed-minded-conservatives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ever sensitive to internecine squabbles among conservatives, the Times jumped on the latest one: &quot;&#039;Epistemic Closure&#039;? Those Are Fighting Words, Friend.&quot; The text box: &quot;Conservatives&#039; spat over closed-mindedness is very much in the open.&quot; Well, now it is, anyway. But just how prominent are reporter Patricia Cohen&#039;s &quot;prominent conservatives&quot;? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Times, ever sensitive to internecine squabbles among conservatives, jumped on the latest one, in an odd place, an Arts section story by Patricia Cohen, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/28/books/28conserv.html">'Epistemic Closure'? Those Are Fighting Words, Friend.</a>" The text box: "Conservatives' spat over closed-mindedness is very much in the open." Well, now it is, anyway.<br /><br />Cohen set up the arcane argument:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-jumps-arcane-debate-about-closed-minded-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Conservatives DavidFrum EpistemicClosure liberalmediabias NationalReview NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PatriciaCohen TimesWatch Thu, 29 Apr 2010 15:42:00 +0000 admin 7543 at http://www.mrc.org Phony Concern for National Review's Reputation http://www.mrc.org/articles/phony-concern-national-reviews-reputation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lamenting a &quot;far right&quot; past it never respected in the first place: &quot;Now, thanks to the coarsening effect of the Internet on political discourse, the magazine may have lost something else: its reputation as the cradle for conservative intellectuals and home for erudite and well-mannered debate...&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><br /> <p>Schadenfreude? </p><br /> <p>Media reporter Tim Arango made concerned noises in his Monday Business section story, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/17/business/media/17review.html?_r=1&oref=slogin&ref=business&pagewanted=all" target="_self">At National Review, a Threat to Its Reputation for Erudition</a>," over the Internet-bred "coarsening" that's apparently come over the flagship conservative publication.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/phony-concern-national-reviews-reputation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Media ChristopherBuckley DavidFrum NationalReview NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimArango TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Mon, 17 Nov 2008 23:00:00 +0000 admin 6543 at http://www.mrc.org CNBC: McCain Campaign 'Over-the-Top' for Pointing Out NYT Bias http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnbc-mccain-campaign-over-top-pointing-out-nyt-bias <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; One of Sen. John McCain’s strategists called The New York Times a <a href="http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/09/schmidt_blisters_new_york_time.php"></a>“pro-Obama advocacy organization,” on Sept. 22, and CNBC’s John Harwood just couldn’t understand why.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; That was just “over-the-top,” according to Harwood who is also a reporter for the Times.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnbc-mccain-campaign-over-top-pointing-out-nyt-bias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Politics BarackObama CNBC CountdownwithKeithOlbermann FannieMae JimGeraghty JohnHarwood JohnMcCain MSNBC NationalReview Newsweek NewYorkTimes SteveSchmidt Tue, 23 Sep 2008 15:04:14 +0000 admin 25914 at http://www.mrc.org GOP Senate Leader: Greens Have 'Just Gotten More Nutty' http://www.mrc.org/articles/gop-senate-leader-greens-have-just-gotten-more-nutty <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     The end of the political convention season must have put Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in a good mood. It got him praising Democrats and complimenting the mainstream media. But it didn’t stop him from criticizing “nutty” environmentalists.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/gop-senate-leader-greens-have-just-gotten-more-nutty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy ClimateChange environmentalists FairnessDoctrine green JoeLieberman MitchMcConnell NancyPelosi NationalReview OffshoreDrilling oilexports RushLimbaugh talkradio Fri, 05 Sep 2008 20:32:19 +0000 admin 25946 at http://www.mrc.org The Times' Travel Section Cruises With Far-Left Nation Magazine http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-travel-section-cruises-far-left-nation-magazine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Henry Alford gushed that &quot;the diversity and intellectual accomplishments of the 460 were fairly staggering.&quot; Plus: disagraced anti-Bush CBS news producer Mary Mapes cracks jokes while killjoy Ralph Nader disinfects himself. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The front of Sunday's Travel section is dominated by "<a href="http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/02/17/travel/17loveboat.html?scp="1&sq=henry+alford&st=nyt" " target="_self">The Love</a><a href="http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/02/17/travel/17loveboat.html?scp="1&sq=henry+alford&st=nyt" "> </a><a href="http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/02/17/travel/17loveboat.html?scp="1&sq=henry+alford&st=nyt" ">Boat for Policy Wonks</a>," Henry Alford's breezy rendition of an Alaskan cruise he took with the left-wing Nation magazine(last August).The paper even helpfully advertised the </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-travel-section-cruises-far-left-nation-magazine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Cruise HenryAlford magazines MaryMapes NationalReview NewYorkTimes NYTimes RalphNader TheNation TimesWatch TimesWatch.org travel Mon, 18 Feb 2008 19:48:00 +0000 admin 6004 at http://www.mrc.org Saluting Dick Darman's Tax-Hiking "Pragmatism" http://www.mrc.org/articles/saluting-dick-darmans-tax-hiking-pragmatism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Douglas Martin in the obituary for George H.W. Bush&#039;s budget director Richard Darman: &quot;National Review, the conservative magazine, called Mr. Darman&#039;s work &#039;the most catastrophic budget deal of all time,&#039; and Mr. Bush himself later said it was the biggest mistake of his presidency. But many economists believed that the agreement&#039;s tough &#039;pay as you go&#039; rules and a resulting infusion of revenue eased the recession of the early 1990s, and paved the way for the later budget surpluses and economic boom.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">RichardDarman, George H. W. Bush's budget director, has died at age 64 after battling leukemia. Darman arranged the 1990 budget deal that undermined Bush's "no-new-taxes" pledge. Times obituary writer <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/26/washington/26darman.html?_r="1&sq=darman&st=nyt&oref=slogin&scp=1&pagewanted=all" " target="_self">Douglas </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/26/washington/26darman.html?_r="1&sq=darman&st=nyt&oref=slogin&scp=1&pagewanted=all" ">Martin defended </a>Darman's tax hike agreementagainst conservative opposition:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/saluting-dick-darmans-tax-hiking-pragmatism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Taxes deficits DouglasMartin Economics GeorgeH.W.Bush LabelingBias NationalReview NewYorkTimes NYTimes Obituaries RichardDarman TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Mon, 28 Jan 2008 19:13:00 +0000 admin 5966 at http://www.mrc.org Goldberg: Gore Uses 'Fascist' Tactics to Push Warming Agenda http://www.mrc.org/articles/goldberg-gore-uses-fascist-tactics-push-warming-agenda <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Liberalism and fascism aren’t polar opposites in the world according to National Review Editor at Large Jonah Goldberg. In fact, he says they’re the same – especially when it comes to pushing liberal causes such as global warming.</p> <br /> <p >     Goldberg outlined how the left has used fascist tactics on climate change by promoting the view that global warming skepticism should be immediately dismissed as nonsense. That’s <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2007/20071220101840.aspx" />a tactic used</a> by global warming alarmist and former vice president Al Gore.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/goldberg-gore-uses-fascist-tactics-push-warming-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Environment Media AlGore ClimateChange fascist GlobalWarming JonahGoldberg left NationalReview Wed, 16 Jan 2008 18:23:53 +0000 admin 26437 at http://www.mrc.org The New Republic Folds on Baghdad Diarist, but Times Hypes NRO Errors http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-republic-folds-baghdad-diarist-times-hypes-nro-errors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patricia Cohen lumps in an apparent fabulist at TNR with unconfirmed reporting at NRO: &quot;Tough days for The New Republic and a rival, National Review.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The infamous case of Army private Scott Thomas Beauchamp came to a disgraceful end this weekend: The New Republic said it could no longer stand behind the tale told by Beauchamp, its discredited "Baghdad Diarist," who in a July issue of the magazine told a wild tale of how the Iraq war had dehumanized him, of how he and his pals had made fun of a disfigured woman in a mess hall in Iraq, how a fellow soldier loved to run over dogs with his Bradley vehicle, and how another fashioned a helmet out of a child's skull evacuated from a mass grave. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-republic-folds-baghdad-diarist-times-hypes-nro-errors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Apology DoubleStandards FranklinFoer IraqWar NationalReview NewYorkTimes NYTimes PatriciaCohen ScottBeauchamp TheNewRepublic TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Tue, 04 Dec 2007 17:57:00 +0000 admin 5890 at http://www.mrc.org Daily Kos: Less Radical Than Early National Review? http://www.mrc.org/articles/daily-kos-less-radical-early-national-review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Today, of course, National Review is widely read as a journal of the Republican establishment. But in its infancy it was regarded as extreme - far more radical than the bloggers most influential in the Lieberman defeat.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">That's the argument put forward in the Sunday Week in Review by Times book review editor Sam Tanenhaus ("<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/13/weekinreview/13tanen.html" target="_self">An Antiwar Campaign That Takes A Page From the G.O.P. Playbook</a>").</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/daily-kos-less-radical-early-national-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch DailyKos NationalReview NedLamont NewYorkTimes NYTimes SamTanenhaus TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Mon, 14 Aug 2006 17:42:00 +0000 admin 5099 at http://www.mrc.org