Gail Collins http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20074/all en The Media’s Super Mario: Decades of Journalistic Ardor for Cuomo’s Liberal Advocacy http://mrc.org/biasalerts/medias-super-mario-decades-journalistic-ardor-cuomos-liberal-advocacy <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Thirty years ago, journalists’ enthusiasm for Mario Cuomo reached national proportions after the then-New York Governor offered a full-throated liberal attack on Ronald Reagan’s conservative policies in his keynote address to the 1984 Democratic national convention.</p> <p>“Governor Cuomo’s speech showed it was possible for a Democrat to combat President Reagan on television with philosophy and metaphor, that passion could be the party’s engine and oratory its modern weapon,” the <em>New York Times</em> declared in a July 21, 1984 “news analysis” following the convention.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/medias-super-mario-decades-journalistic-ardor-cuomos-liberal-advocacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bill Moyers cbs CNN Gail Collins Harry Smith Joe Klein Liberalism Liberals Mario Cuomo Fri, 02 Jan 2015 18:57:54 +0000 rich.noyes 47932 at http://mrc.org Andrea Mitchell: Criticizing Democratic Senator's Biased Report is Sexist http://mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-criticizing-democratic-senators-biased-report-sexist <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> On her 12 p.m. ET hour show on MSNBC Monday, host Andrea Mitchell accused former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden of being sexist simply for criticizing Senator Dianne Feinstein's slanted Intelligence Committee report condemning the interrogation of terror suspects under the Bush administration. [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-07-MSNBC-AMR-Mitchell.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-criticizing-democratic-senators-biased-report-sexist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Dianne Feinstein Gail Collins Michael Hayden MSNBC Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:20:07 +0000 kyle.drennen 45945 at http://mrc.org NYT Editor Gail Collins Vexed by Conservative Texas in New Book: 'Bloodthirsty' Tom DeLay http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nyt-editor-gail-collins-vexed-conservative-texas-new-book-bloodthirsty-tom-delay <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> <div class="content" id="node-content"> <p>Erica Greider reviewed on <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/03/books/as-texas-goes-by-gail-collins.html?_r=2&amp;emc=tnt&amp;tntemail1=y">Tuesday </a>the recent conservative-bashing book by<em> New York Times</em> columnist and former editorial page editor Gail Collins, <em>As Texas Goes – How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda. </em>Greider covers the region for the <em>Economist</em> and knows something about Texas history, which puts Collins at a disadvantage.</p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nyt-editor-gail-collins-vexed-conservative-texas-new-book-bloodthirsty-tom-delay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts As Texas Goes Books Conservatives Erica Greider Gail Collins Sat, 07 Jul 2012 13:30:23 +0000 clay.waters 40578 at http://mrc.org NYT Editor Gail Collins Vexed by Conservative Texas in New Book: 'Bloodthirsty' Tom DeLay http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-editor-gail-collins-vexed-conservative-texas-new-book-bloodthirsty-tom-delay <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>Erica Greider reviewed on <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/03/books/as-texas-goes-by-gail-collins.html?_r=2&amp;emc=tnt&amp;tntemail1=y">Tuesday </a>the recent conservative-bashing book by<em> New York Times</em> columnist and former editorial page editor Gail Collins, <em>As Texas Goes – How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda. </em>Greider covers the region for the <em>Economist</em> and knows something about Texas history, which puts Collins at a disadvantage.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-editor-gail-collins-vexed-conservative-texas-new-book-bloodthirsty-tom-delay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch As Texas Goes Books Erica Greider Gail Collins Fri, 06 Jul 2012 17:02:18 +0000 clay.waters 40576 at http://mrc.org NYT's Gail Collins in 'Fetal Position' Over Possible Obama-Care Rejection http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-gail-collins-fetal-position-over-possible-obama-care-rejection <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>This week's online Q&amp;A <a href="http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/27/senseless-or-sensible/?hp ">between <em>New York Times </em>columnists Gail Collins and David Brooks </a>was a little edgier than the usual moderate muddle, thanks to a sharp focus on the Supreme Court's imminent decision on Obama-Care.<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Gail_Collins_Letterman.png.crop_display_1.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="212" width="289" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-gail-collins-fetal-position-over-possible-obama-care-rejection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch David Brooks Gail Collins Obama-Care Supreme Court Wed, 27 Jun 2012 20:01:59 +0000 clay.waters 40509 at http://mrc.org Gail Collins, Obsessed With Romney's Dog Story, Hypocritically Defends Obama's Dog-Eating: 'Not the Same' http://mrc.org/articles/gail-collins-obsessed-romneys-dog-story-hypocritically-defends-obamas-dog-eating-not-same <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>In her Saturday column for the Times, Gail Collins, who has made a smug little cottage industry out of her obsession <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-gail-collins-ignores-obamas-dog-dinners-brings-romneys-crate-gate-wonders-why-gop-has-">(a few dozen column mentions</a>) with Mitt Romney securing the family dog in a hutch on the roof of his car on a family vacation over 20 years ago, finally, if reluctantly, referenced the fact that Obama ate dog as a boy in Indonesia: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/05/opinion/collins-obamas-wonderful-town.html?ref=gailcollins">Obama's Wo</a></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/gail-collins-obsessed-romneys-dog-story-hypocritically-defends-obamas-dog-eating-not-same" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Barack Obama Dog Eating Double Standards Gail Collins Mitt Romney Seamus Mon, 07 May 2012 19:26:48 +0000 clay.waters 40005 at http://mrc.org Times Watch Quotes of Note: Reporter-Activist Justin Gillis's Climate Solution: Blind Panic http://mrc.org/articles/times-watch-quotes-note-reporter-activist-justin-gilliss-climate-solution-blind-panic <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="padding-left: 150px;"><strong>Reporter-Activist Justin Gillis's Climate Solution: Blind Panic</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/times-watch-quotes-note-reporter-activist-justin-gilliss-climate-solution-blind-panic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Gail Collins Justin Gillis Linda Greenhouse Paul Krugman Thu, 03 May 2012 16:39:58 +0000 clay.waters 39976 at http://mrc.org NYT's Gail Collins Ignores Obama's Dog Dinners, Brings Up Romney's Crate-Gate, Wonders Why GOP Has 'Animal Issues' http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-gail-collins-ignores-obamas-dog-dinners-brings-romneys-crate-gate-wonders-why-gop-has- <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 world (well, TimesWatch) was eagerly awaiting Gail Collins' return from vacation to see if she would continue to obsess over Mitt Romney's dog Seamus, strapped in a crate on the top of a station wagon on a long-ago family vacation, in the aftermath of <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/obama-not-dogged-diet-revelations-new-york-times-hits-romney-print-cookie-gate">revelations that Obama ate dog as a child in Indonesia</a>. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-gail-collins-ignores-obamas-dog-dinners-brings-romneys-crate-gate-wonders-why-gop-has-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Barack Obama Bias by Omission dogs Gaffes Gail Collins Mitt Romney Seamus Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:17:29 +0000 clay.waters 39927 at http://mrc.org Gail Collins, the NYT's La-La-La Liberal: 'Really, I Have My Hands Over My Ears. Not Listening.' http://mrc.org/articles/gail-collins-nyts-la-la-la-liberal-really-i-have-my-hands-over-my-ears-not-listening <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 New York Times has previously reported on the dangers of the arcane problem of "<a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-jumps-arcane-debate-about-closed-minded-conservatives">epistemic closure</a>," whereby the conservative movement (but evidently not the liberal one) suffers from "a kind of closed-mindedness in the movement....a high-toned abbreviation for ideological intolerance and misinformation."<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Gail_Collins_5.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="191" width="260" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/gail-collins-nyts-la-la-la-liberal-really-i-have-my-hands-over-my-ears-not-listening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch constitution Epistemic Closure Gail Collins Obama-Care Thu, 29 Mar 2012 17:31:41 +0000 clay.waters 39681 at http://mrc.org NYT's Gail Collins to Gun Rights Supporters: We Don't Want Your Kind Here http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-gail-collins-gun-rights-supporters-we-dont-want-your-kind-here <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>Support the Second Amendment and gun rights? Gail Collins doesn't want your kind in her town. In her Thursday column, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/opinion/collins-more-guns-fewer-hoodies.html?ref=todayspaper">More Guns, Fewer Hoodies</a>," the paper's former editorial page editor dropped her trademark (attempts at) humor in her attempt to use the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida to call for severely limiting access to firearms.<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Gail_Collins_4.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="191" width="260" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-gail-collins-gun-rights-supporters-we-dont-want-your-kind-here" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Gaffes Gail Collins Gun Control Trayvon Martin Thu, 29 Mar 2012 15:54:25 +0000 clay.waters 39678 at http://mrc.org NYT Columnist Gail Collins Takes Her 'Seamus' Obsession to Letterman Show http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-columnist-gail-collins-takes-her-seamus-obsession-letterman-show <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>New York Times columnist Gail Collins went on the Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday night, ostensibly to discuss her new biography of President William Henry Harrison. But the first segment was entirely devoted to what even Letterman knows she is famous for: <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/gail-collins-still-haunted-romneys-crate-gate-mentions-dog-roof-tale-23-times">Obsessively retelling in her columns</a> the tale of poor Seamus, Mitt Romney's dog, strapped in a crate to the roof of a station wagon for a family vacation that took place almost 30 years ago.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-columnist-gail-collins-takes-her-seamus-obsession-letterman-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign 2012 David Letterman Gail Collins Mitt Romney Seamus Thu, 22 Mar 2012 19:17:58 +0000 clay.waters 39556 at http://mrc.org