Editorial http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/215/all en WashPost Editorial Board Tears Into Obama’s Move on Cuba; ‘an Undeserved Bailout’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/washpost-editorial-board-tears-obamas-move-cuba-undeserved-bailout <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" class="image-blog_body-50" data-cke-saved-src="http://newsbusters7.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/WashingtonPostLogo.JPG?itok=8cZVN5xv" src="http://newsbusters7.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/WashingtonPostLogo.JPG?itok=8cZVN5xv" width="280" /><span></span>In the lead editorial for Thursday’s paper,<em>&nbsp;The Washington Post</em>&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-obama-administration-extends-the-castro-regime-in-cuba-a-bailout-it-doesnt-deserve/2014/12/17/</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/washpost-editorial-board-tears-obamas-move-cuba-undeserved-bailout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Communism Communists Cuba cubans Editorial editorial board Fidel Castro foreign policy President Barack Obama President Obama Raul Castro The Washington Post Washington Post Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:23:49 +0000 curtis.houck 47892 at http://mrc.org USA Today Editorial Calls for Lower Corporate Taxes http://mrc.org/articles/usa-today-editorial-calls-lower-corporate-taxes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newspaper’s view says to keep companies here, ‘write a rational tax code.’ </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Liberal media outlets often champion higher taxes, or at the very least lash out at businesses for finding ways to lower their tax bills. However, <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/08/13/inversions-corporate-tax-rates-irs-code-business-editorials-debates/14026589/">USA Today</a> offered an editorial on Aug. 14, doing the very opposite: calling for lower corporate taxes.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/usa-today-editorial-calls-lower-corporate-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Media Taxes companies corporate corporate taxes corporations Editorial editorial board our view tax code tax inversion tax reform taxes USA Today Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:13:56 +0000 julia.seymour 46922 at http://mrc.org NY Times Public Editor: Soft IRS, Benghazi Coverage Lends Credence to Conservative Criticism http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-public-editor-soft-irs-benghazi-coverage-lends-credence-conservative-criticism <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 <em>New York Times</em> did some damage control for the Obama administration in its lead editorial Tuesday, defending in part, the IRS's politically motivated audits against fledgling Tea Party nonprofits during the last campaign cycle. The paper ridiculously portrayed the White House as just as outraged as conservatives in a headline: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/opinion/white-house-under-fire-it-condemns-irs-audits.html?ref=todayspaper">White House Under Fire: It Condemns I.R.S.</a></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-public-editor-soft-irs-benghazi-coverage-lends-credence-conservative-criticism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Benghazi Editorial IRS Margaret Sullivan Nicholas Confessore Tea Party Tue, 14 May 2013 14:20:16 +0000 clay.waters 43568 at http://mrc.org IRS Apologizes for Politically Motivated Tea Party Scrutiny Once Applauded By NY Times Editorial Page http://mrc.org/articles/irs-apologizes-politically-motivated-tea-party-scrutiny-once-applauded-ny-times-editorial-p <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>Scandalous news that the Internal Revenue Service intimidated nonprofit opponents of the Obama administration made page 11 of Saturday's <em>New York Times</em>. The IRS apology to Tea Party and other conservative organizations for unfair politically motivated targeting of their nonprofit status was dealt with in mild fashion by reporter Jonathan Weisman, though not on the front page. "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/us/politics/irs-apologizes-to-conservative-groups-over-application-audits.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">I.R.S.</a></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/irs-apologizes-politically-motivated-tea-party-scrutiny-once-applauded-ny-times-editorial-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Editorial IRS Jonathan Weisman targeting Tea Party Washington Post Mon, 13 May 2013 15:16:57 +0000 clay.waters 43547 at http://mrc.org A Quintessential New York Times Headline: 'Why Taxes Have to Go Up' http://mrc.org/articles/quintessential-new-york-times-headline-why-taxes-have-go <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>Friday's lead editorial encapsulates the liberal mindset that drives the <em>New York Times</em>: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/22/opinion/why-taxes-have-to-go-up.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;_r=0 ">Why Taxes Have to Go Up</a>." And not just on the rich -- the <em>Times</em> argues that the rich must pay more first in order to build "consensus" for raising taxes on the middle class as well. In <em>Times</em>-land, there is no such thing as a spending problem, only a failure to sufficiently raise taxes on everyone. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/quintessential-new-york-times-headline-why-taxes-have-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Editorial taxes Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:16:43 +0000 clay.waters 42716 at http://mrc.org New York Times Blames GOP for Making Obama Violate Constitution: 'Republican Chicanery' http://mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-blames-gop-making-obama-violate-constitution-republican-chicanery <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>What gall. A Saturday <em>New York Times</em> editorial actually managed to blamed the Republican Party for forcing Obama to violate the constitution: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/26/opinion/a-court-upholds-republican-chicanery.html?ref=todayspaper ">A Court Upholds Republican Chicanery</a>."</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-blames-gop-making-obama-violate-constitution-republican-chicanery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Barack Obama Editorial Recess Appointments Wall Street Journal Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:49:51 +0000 clay.waters 42410 at http://mrc.org New York Times: GOP Dwindling Collection of 'Angry,' 'Grumpy Old White Men' http://mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-gop-dwindling-collection-angry-grumpy-old-white-men <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<em> New York Times</em> issued a triumphant editorial Thursday, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/opinion/the-republicans-post-election-day.html">Republicans, Unplugged – A diverse America hear the right-wing appeal to fear and resentment and didn't buy it</a>."</p><p style="padding-left: 30px;">We’ll leave the Republicans to their discussions in quiet rooms in the hope that at least a few are suggesting <strong>throwing out their old and failing playbook, seemingly written by and for a dwindling society of angry white men.</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-gop-dwindling-collection-angry-grumpy-old-white-men" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Angry White Men Campaign 2012 Editorial Nicholas Kristof Republicans Thu, 08 Nov 2012 18:10:34 +0000 clay.waters 41759 at http://mrc.org Colorful NYT Editorial Lumps in Birthers With John McCain Criticizing Obama Administration http://mrc.org/articles/colorful-nyt-editorial-lumps-birthers-john-mccain-criticizing-obama-administration <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>Wednesday 's lead <em>New York Times </em>editorial, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/10/opinion/conspiracy-world.html?ref=todayspaper">Conspiracy World – Behind every nonpartisan institution, the right sees the malevolent hand of a liberal cabal</a>," is at least more colorful than the paper's standard&nbsp; editorial offering.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/colorful-nyt-editorial-lumps-birthers-john-mccain-criticizing-obama-administration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Birthers Conspiracy Theories Editorial John McCain unemployment Wed, 10 Oct 2012 18:55:19 +0000 clay.waters 41477 at http://mrc.org NYTimes Lead Editorial Says GOP Finally Paying for Its 'Casual Cruelty, 'War With Women' http://mrc.org/articles/nytimes-lead-editorial-says-gop-finally-paying-its-casual-cruelty-war-women <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>Wednesday's New York Times devoted its lead editorial on the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/07/opinion/super-tuesday.html?ref=todayspaper">Super Tuesday</a> primary results to railing against the "casual cruelty with which GOP pols "attack whole segments of society." Huh?</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nytimes-lead-editorial-says-gop-finally-paying-its-casual-cruelty-war-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign 2012 Editorial GOP Wed, 07 Mar 2012 16:37:52 +0000 clay.waters 39353 at http://mrc.org Anguished Lead NYT Editorial Accuses Obama of Giving Up High Ground on Super PACs http://mrc.org/articles/anguished-lead-nyt-editorial-accuses-obama-giving-high-ground-super-pacs <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>Staking a principled hard-left position, the New York Times wailed over President Obama’s reversal on campaign finance in its lead editorial Wednesday, “<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/opinion/another-2012-campaign-for-sale.html?ref=todayspaper">Another Campaign for Sale – President Obama reverses position and joins the sleazy ‘Super PAC’ money race.</a>” (Yet the paper's <a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2012/20120207031951.aspx">news coverage</a> failed to highlight those hypocrisies.)<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/anguished-lead-nyt-editorial-accuses-obama-giving-high-ground-super-pacs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Politics Barack Obama Campaign Finance Editorial Wed, 08 Feb 2012 17:15:17 +0000 clay.waters 39061 at http://mrc.org New York Times pro-Islamic Complaint Relies on Group That Got $7 Million from Soros http://mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-pro-islamic-complaint-relies-group-got-7-million-soros <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/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Only the politically correct media could think a film about the dangers of radical Islam would be controversial … in New York City, the city of the World Trade Center attack by radical Islamists.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>But that's exactly the case, as The New York Times has written seven separate pieces - including an op-ed and an editorial - on the ''firestorm'' over the movie ''The Third Jihad.'' The editorial, headlined ''Hate Film,'' criticized the New York Police Department's ''decision to show a hate-filled film about Muslims to more than 1,400 city police officers.''</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-pro-islamic-complaint-relies-group-got-7-million-soros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture attacking called center Editorial film funded Islam jihad muslim open paper radical social society soros support york Tue, 31 Jan 2012 21:19:00 +0000 38736 at http://mrc.org 'Tis the Season to Fight 'Gross Inequality' and Shrink Our Carbon Footprint http://mrc.org/articles/tis-season-fight-gross-inequality-and-shrink-our-carbon-footprint <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Merry Christmas? The Times&#039; Christmas editorial wishes for &quot;an end to the conditions that cause war: gross inequality, intolerance, the endless, destructive struggle over natural resources...&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 New York Times disguised a left-wing political appeal under its Christmas Day editorial, '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/opinion/sunday/the-miracle-and-the-means-of-christmas.html?ref=todayspaper">The Miracle and the Means</a>.'</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/tis-season-fight-gross-inequality-and-shrink-our-carbon-footprint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Christmas Editorial LiberalBias liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Tue, 27 Dec 2011 19:08:00 +0000 38681 at http://mrc.org Editorial Holds Out Hope for Unenlightened Conservative Mississippians http://mrc.org/articles/editorial-holds-out-hope-unenlightened-conservative-mississippians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Unfortunately, Mississippi voters were not as enlightened, approving a new requirement for identification cards at the polls. But, even the voters in that state, one of the country&#039;s most conservative, decisively rejected an amendment to ban abortion by declaring a fertilized egg as a person.&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 celebrated liberal victories at the ballot box from Tuesday, while ripping into conservatives as extreme and unenlightened, in Thursday's lead editorial '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/10/opinion/back-to-common-sense-at-the-polls.html?ref=opinion">Back to Common Sense at the Polls – In state after state, voters rejected the extreme agenda of Republican lawmakers</a>.'</p> <p>Note the condescending, damned-with-faint-praise tone reserved for those hicks in Mississippi.</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/editorial-holds-out-hope-unenlightened-conservative-mississippians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Abortion Campaign2011 Editorial liberalmediabias Mississippi NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch VoterID Thu, 10 Nov 2011 18:05:00 +0000 admin 630 at http://mrc.org Editorial Cheerleads for 'Inspiring' OWS, Dismisses Violence as 'Fringe' http://mrc.org/articles/editorial-cheerleads-inspiring-ows-dismisses-violence-fringe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;The Occupy Wall Street protest continues to inspire demonstrators across the nation and beyond....Headlines lately have focused on two nights of sporadic violence in Oakland, Calif., marked by firebombs and police tear gas. But members of the main body of 7,000 peaceful protesters quickly apologized and denounced what even the Oakland police characterized as a minority of self-styled anarchists exploiting from the fringe.&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>A New York Times editorial Saturday, '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/05/opinion/occupying-the-national-debate.html">Occupying the National Debate</a>,' continued the paper's promotion of the left-wing sit-in now stretching into its second month.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/editorial-cheerleads-inspiring-ows-dismisses-violence-fringe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Editorial liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Oakland OccupyWallStreet TimesWatch violence Tue, 08 Nov 2011 14:51:00 +0000 admin 626 at http://mrc.org Sunday Is for Celebrating 'Occupy Wall Street' at the Times http://mrc.org/articles/sunday-celebrating-occupy-wall-street-times <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From designing protest logos to filing laudatory editorials and news stories, the Times is celebrating the leftist (&quot;populist&quot;) protests on Wall Street: &quot;As the Occupy Wall Street protests spread from Lower Manhattan to Washington and other cities, the chattering classes keep complaining that the marchers lack a clear message and specific policy prescriptions. The message - and the solutions - should be obvious to anyone who has been paying attention since the economy went into a recession that continues to sock the middle class while the rich have recovered and prospered.&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>From the editorial page to the news pages to a page of graphic design, the spreading leftist protest known as Occupy Wall Street occupied major swathes of Sunday's New York Times, and the mood was celebratory – at last the left wing (or as the Times puts it, 'populist message') is off the mat and fighting back.<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/sunday-celebrating-occupy-wall-street-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch DoubleStandards Editorial liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias OccupyWallStreet Protesters TeaParty TimesWatch Mon, 10 Oct 2011 20:55:00 +0000 admin 566 at http://mrc.org