Magazine http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/356/all en A Vast NY Times Mag Cover Story on the Evils of Addictive Junk Food http://www.mrc.org/articles/vast-ny-times-mag-cover-story-evils-addictive-junk-food <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><em>New York Times</em> investigative reporter Michael Moss's huge cover story, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/magazine/the-extraordinary-science-of-junk-food.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food</a>." At 9,400 words, it's eclisped by recent stories perhaps only by Matt Bai's slanted magazine cover story on the debt fight in April 2012.<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/dorito.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="164" width="270" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/vast-ny-times-mag-cover-story-evils-addictive-junk-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Junk Food Magazine Michael Moss Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:46:38 +0000 clay.waters 42759 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Mag Cover Story on Young Repubs Battling 'Far Right, 'Extreme Wing' http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-mag-cover-story-young-repubs-battling-far-right-extreme-wing <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>Republicans, beware "help" from the <em>New York Times</em>. Robert Draper, a contributing writer to the&nbsp; magazine, threw four "far right" and two "extreme" labels into his 6,500-word profile of several young conservatives looking to revamp the Republican Party for the 21 century: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/magazine/can-the-republicans-be-saved-from-obsolescence.html?smid=tw-share&amp;pagewanted=all">The Late Adopters</a>." The cover introduced the story: "G.O.P.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-mag-cover-story-young-repubs-battling-far-right-extreme-wing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch GOP Labeling Bias Magazine Robert Draper Mon, 18 Feb 2013 22:21:34 +0000 clay.waters 42676 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Celebrates Mag of 'Mainstream' Marxism vs. 'Tea Party Invective,' 'Capitalist Vampire Squid' http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-celebrates-mag-mainstream-marxism-vs-tea-party-invective-capitalist-vampire-squid <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> celebrated a new proudly Marxist magazine on the front of Monday's Arts section. Reporter Jennifer Schuessler rejoiced as "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/21/books/bhaskar-sunkara-editor-of-jacobin-magazine.html">A Young Publisher Takes Marx Into the Mainstream</a>."<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Jacobin.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="192" width="243" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-celebrates-mag-mainstream-marxism-vs-tea-party-invective-capitalist-vampire-squid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Ann Coulter Double Standards Jacobin Jennifer Schuessler Magazine Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:23:35 +0000 clay.waters 42339 at http://www.mrc.org NYTimes' Matt Bai: Obama's Factually Challenged Memoir Sign of 'Narrative Sophistication...Novelistic Instinct' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nytimes-matt-bai-obamas-factually-challenged-memoir-sign-narrative-sophisticationnovelist <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>Through sympathetic alchemy, <em>New York Times</em> Magazine political writer Matt Bai managed to transform Barack Obama's factually loose biography as a sign of "his narrative sophistication, his novelistic instinct for developing themes and characters that make his point" in his profile capturing the disappointment of Obama's supporters (which seem to include Bai himself), "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/magazine/still-waiting-for-the-narrator-in-chief.html?ref=mattbai&amp;pagewanted=all">Still Waiting for the Narra</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nytimes-matt-bai-obamas-factually-challenged-memoir-sign-narrative-sophisticationnovelist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts Barack Obama Campaign 2012 Magazine Matt Bai Mon, 05 Nov 2012 23:19:14 +0000 clay.waters 41725 at http://www.mrc.org NYTimes' Matt Bai: Obama's Factually Challenged Memoir Sign of 'Narrative Sophistication...Novelistic Instinct' http://www.mrc.org/articles/nytimes-matt-bai-obamas-factually-challenged-memoir-sign-narrative-sophisticationnovelistic <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>Through sympathetic alchemy, <em>New York Times</em> Magazine political writer Matt Bai managed to transform Barack Obama's factually loose biography as a sign of "his narrative sophistication, his novelistic instinct for developing themes and characters that make his point" in his profile capturing the disappointment of Obama's supporters (which seem to include Bai himself), "<a href=" http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/magazine/still-waiting-for-the-narrator-in-chief.html?ref=mattbai&amp;pagewanted=all">Still Waiting for the Narrator in Chief</a>."<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nytimes-matt-bai-obamas-factually-challenged-memoir-sign-narrative-sophisticationnovelistic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Barack Obama Campaign 2012 Magazine Matt Bai Mon, 05 Nov 2012 17:27:13 +0000 clay.waters 41719 at http://www.mrc.org Mark Leibovich's Cover Profile of Paul Ryan for NYT Mag Steeped In His Typical Anti-GOP Hostility http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/mark-leibovichs-cover-profile-paul-ryan-nyt-mag-steeped-his-typical-anti-gop-hostility <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>"<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/21/magazine/paul-ryan.html?pagewanted=all">Paul Ryan Can't Lose</a>," a 5,000-word cover story by Mark Leibovich, the <em>New York Times</em> magazine's chief national correspondent, conformed to the writer's history of cynical, unsympathetic profiles of Republican candidates.&nbsp;<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Leibovich_6.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="192" width="256" /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/mark-leibovichs-cover-profile-paul-ryan-nyt-mag-steeped-his-typical-anti-gop-hostility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts ampaign 2012 Magazine Mark Leibovich Paul Ryan Tue, 23 Oct 2012 21:50:32 +0000 clay.waters 41609 at http://www.mrc.org Mark Leibovich's Cover Profile of Paul Ryan for NYT Mag Steeped in His Typical Anti-Republican Hostility http://www.mrc.org/articles/mark-leibovichs-cover-profile-paul-ryan-nyt-mag-steeped-his-typical-anti-republican-hostili <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 href=" http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/21/magazine/paul-ryan.html?pagewanted=all">Paul Ryan Can't Lose</a>," a 5,000-word cover story by Mark Leibovich, the <em>New York Times</em> magazine's chief national correspondent, conformed to the writer's history of cynical, unsympathetic profiles of Republican candidates. <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Leibovich_5.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="192" width="256" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/mark-leibovichs-cover-profile-paul-ryan-nyt-mag-steeped-his-typical-anti-republican-hostili" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign 2012 Magazine Mark Leibovich Paul Ryan Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:25:31 +0000 clay.waters 41602 at http://www.mrc.org Businessweek Finds Pa. Town Wounded from Anti-Fracking Battle http://www.mrc.org/articles/businessweek-finds-pa-town-wounded-anti-fracking-battle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Environmental extremists and regulators stopped drilling before it started, leaving locals struggling. </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/scott-robbins">Scott Robbins</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In a rural area where “The economy sucks when it’s good,” natural gas drilling could have gone a long way. Could have, until environmental extremists and regulators got in the way.<br /><br />That’s what happened in Wayne County, Pa., just a few years ago when “corporations offered struggling farmers lucrative leases for mineral rights” but a documentary filmmaker and government prevented the drilling, according to a June 7, 2012 story from <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-06-07/the-land-that-fracking-forgot">Bloomberg Businessweek magazine</a>.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/businessweek-finds-pa-town-wounded-anti-fracking-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Environment Government Media bloomberg businessweek DRBC drilling energy Environmentalism Fracking Gasland hydraulic fracturing Josh Fox Magazine marcellus shale natural gas Pennsylvania Pollution Regulation water wayne county Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:33:32 +0000 julia.seymour 40377 at http://www.mrc.org NYTimes Visits 'Polarized' Wisconsin, Equates 'Civility' to Support for Unions, Ignores Gov. Walker's Success http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nytimes-visits-polarized-wisconsin-equates-civility-support-unions-ignores-gov-walkers-su <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>The latest New York Times Sunday Magazine featured a 5,000-word story keyed to the Wisconsin recall election pitting Republican Gov. Scott Walker against Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, who Walker beat in the actual election in 2010.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nytimes-visits-polarized-wisconsin-equates-civility-support-unions-ignores-gov-walkers-su" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts Campaign 2012 Dan Kaufman Magazine recall Unions Wisconsin Wed, 30 May 2012 22:10:00 +0000 clay.waters 40249 at http://www.mrc.org The Times Visits 'Polarized' Wisconsin, Equates 'Civility' to Support for Unions, Ignores Gov. Walker's Success http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-visits-polarized-wisconsin-equates-civility-support-unions-ignores-gov-walkers-succes <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 latest Times Sunday Magazine featured a 5,000-word story keyed to the Wisconsin recall election pitting Republican Gov. Scott Walker against Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, who Walker beat in the actual election in 2010.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-visits-polarized-wisconsin-equates-civility-support-unions-ignores-gov-walkers-succes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign 2012 Dan Kaufman Magazine recall Unions Wisconsin Wed, 30 May 2012 18:08:28 +0000 clay.waters 40243 at http://www.mrc.org New York Times Magazine Prints 5,000-Word Mash Note to 'Beautiful' Young Chilean Communist, Camila Vallejo http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-magazine-prints-5000-word-mash-note-beautiful-young-chilean-communist-camila <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 Sunday Magazine's latest venture into esoteric Latin American leftism: Novelist Francisco Goldman's 5,000-word profile of left-wing student activist Camila Vallejo, member of the Communist Chilean Youth and considered hot stuff by besmitten leftists, including Goldman, judging by his yearning prose in "'<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/magazine/camila-vallejo-the-worlds-most-glamorous-revolutionary.html?_r=1&amp;sq=francisco%20goldman&amp;st=cse&amp;scp=1&amp;pagewanted=all">They Made Her An Icon</a>.'" Goldman does not mention her Communist Party affiliation un</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-magazine-prints-5000-word-mash-note-beautiful-young-chilean-communist-camila" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Camila Vallejo Chile Communism Francisco Goldman Magazine Tue, 10 Apr 2012 15:56:22 +0000 clay.waters 39792 at http://www.mrc.org Sunday Mag: Cain 'Seems Like Someone Who...Has Never Opened a Newspaper' http://www.mrc.org/articles/sunday-mag-cain-seems-someone-whohas-never-opened-newspaper <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> T. A. Frank on Herman Cain, for the Times Magazine: &quot;Let us pause here to make a necessarily severe assessment: to say that Herman Cain has an imperfect grasp of policy would be unfair not only to George W. Bush in 1999 but also to Britney Spears in 1999. Herman Cain seems like someone who, quite frankly, has never opened a newspaper.&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 hostile New York Times Sunday Magazine profile of GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain by T.A. Frank compared his policy knowledge unfavorably to that of Britney Spears: '...to say that Herman Cain has an imperfect grasp of policy would be unfair not only to George W. Bush in 1999 but also to Britney Spears in 1999. Herman Cain seems like someone who, quite frankly, has never opened a newspaper.'<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/sunday-mag-cain-seems-someone-whohas-never-opened-newspaper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2012 HermanCain liberalmediabias Magazine NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias T.A.Frank TimesWatch Mon, 14 Nov 2011 15:40:00 +0000 admin 638 at http://www.mrc.org Maxim Editor Compares 'Crazy' Bachmann to Hitler, Hussein and Bin Laden http://www.mrc.org/articles/maxim-editor-compares-crazy-bachmann-hitler-hussein-and-bin-laden <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/erin-brown">Erin Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Michele Bachmann has been all over the news lately because this week's Newsweek magazine cover features a sexist and unflattering photograph of the presidential candidate, sparking outrage and questions about <a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi/articles/2011/Media_Attacks_on_Conservative_Women_Just_Keep_Coming.html">bias against</a> conservative women. But on last night's broadcast of The Joy Behar show on HLN, her guests took the attacks on Bachmann to a whole new level.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/maxim-editor-compares-crazy-bachmann-hitler-hussein-and-bin-laden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute bachmann bachmanns behar broadcast crazy gay gaydar gold hitler husband kanye levy Magazine make outrage picture praying statements Thu, 11 Aug 2011 00:18:00 +0000 admin 2140 at http://www.mrc.org James Traub on John Kerry, Latest 'Decent, Serious, Honorable' Dem Destroyed by 'Republican Attack Machine' http://www.mrc.org/articles/james-traub-john-kerry-latest-decent-serious-honorable-dem-destroyed-republican-attack-mach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Magazine writer James Traub on poor, mistreated John Kerry: &quot;The last time most Americans saw John Kerry, he was tying himself in knots trying to rebut the charge that he was for the war in Iraq before he was against it. That was unfair, like a great deal that happened during the 2004 campaign, but politics are unfair. Kerry seemed to be the latest in a long line of decent, serious, honorable Democratic presidential candidates cut to ribbons by the Republican attack machine and bested by G.O.P. contenders whom voters would much rather have a beer with....&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>James Traub, a contributing writer for the Times Sunday magazine, contributed a very positive 5,000-word profile of Obama foreign-affairs maven (and failed liberal Democratic presidential candidate) Sen.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/james-traub-john-kerry-latest-decent-serious-honorable-dem-destroyed-republican-attack-mach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Afghanistan JamesTraub JohnKerry liberalmediabias Magazine NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Mon, 18 Jul 2011 18:23:00 +0000 admin 424 at http://www.mrc.org ESPN Turns from Sports to Gay-Marriage http://www.mrc.org/articles/espn-turns-sports-gay-marriage <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/catherine-maggio">Catherine Maggio</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Gay 'rights' and same-sex marriage have been all over the news lately. Sick of the issue? Why not tune to ESPN for the baseball scores and an update on the football lockout? But there, instead of 'Web Gems' is … gay marriage.</p> <br /> <p>ESPN is supposed to be in the business of sports, but lately the network has allowed social advocacy to creep into its programming, and the Disney-owned sports network's take turns out to be identical to the pro-gay mainstream media.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/espn-turns-sports-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute article Athletes avery campaign equality ESPN gay Magazine Marriage men michael player Press sex Sports story Women york Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:07:00 +0000 admin 2151 at http://www.mrc.org