Q&amp;A http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/410/all en 'Far Right' Playwright David Mamet Gets Testy Treatment from NYT Magazine http://www.mrc.org/articles/far-right-playwright-david-mamet-gets-testy-treatment-nyt-magazine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How sweet of the Times: &quot;David Mamet explains his intellectual shift to the right. The far right.&quot; One of Andrew Goldman&#039;s questions to the acclaimed playwright: &quot;Sometimes in the book I thought you were just trying to anger some of your liberal friends, like when you wrote the West sees the Middle East conflict as &quot;entertainment.&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> Acclaimed playwright David Mamet is featured in the New York Times Sunday magazine's "Talk" feature (formerly "Q&A") on the eve of the publication of "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/magazine/david-mamet-talks-about-his-shift-to-the-right.html?ref=davidmamet" target="_self">The Secret Knowledge</a>," his dramatic intellectual break with the political left.<br /><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/far-right-playwright-david-mamet-gets-testy-treatment-nyt-magazine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AndrewGoldman DavidMamet liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Q&A SundayMagazine TimesWatch Tue, 31 May 2011 14:22:00 +0000 admin 335 at http://www.mrc.org Deborah Solomon Gives Up 'Q&A' Slot; Showed Blatant Hostility Toward Conservatives http://www.mrc.org/articles/deborah-solomon-gives-qa-slot-showed-blatant-hostility-toward-conservatives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Baker&#039;s respectful interview with Donald Rumsfeld in the Times Sunday Magazine makes quite a contrast with Deborah Solomon&#039;s aggressive and hostile approach toward conservatives like William F. Buckley and Gov. Bobby Jindal. </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> Upon first skimming the New York Times Sunday Magazine "Q&A" with <a target="" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/magazine/13FOB-Q4-t.html?scp=3&sq=peter%20baker%20donald%20rumsfeld&st=cse">Donald Rumsfeld</a>, I steeled myself for reporter Deborah Solomon's usual hostility. Finding instead neutral questions designed to invite substantive responses from the subject, I rubbed my eyes and checked the byline. <br /><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/deborah-solomon-gives-qa-slot-showed-blatant-hostility-toward-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AlSharpton BobbyJindal DeborahSolomon DonaldRumsfeld DoubleStandards liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PeterBaker Q&A Retirement TimesWatch WilliamF.Buckley Mon, 14 Feb 2011 17:07:00 +0000 admin 144 at http://www.mrc.org Magazine Writer to Melinda Gates: Is Pope 'Hurting Efforts' on Women's Health By Opposing Birth Control, Abortion? http://www.mrc.org/articles/magazine-writer-melinda-gates-pope-hurting-efforts-womens-health-opposing-birth-control-abo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Deborah Solomon to Melinda Gates, co-chair of a foundation working for women&#039;s health in developing countries: &quot;Do you think the pope is hurting efforts on behalf of women&#039;s health by preaching against the use of birth control?...As a champion of women&#039;s health, you presumably favor abortion rights?&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>Deborah Solomon puts together the "Q&amp;A" for the Times Sunday Magazine where her liberal beliefs often peek out between the lines of the ostensible fact-finding question-and-answer process. This week the focus of her questions was <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/24/magazine/24fob-q4-t.html?ref=questions_for">Melinda Gates</a>, wife of Bill, who serves with him as co-chair of the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation, whose $33 billion endowment makes it the largest private foundation in the world.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/magazine-writer-melinda-gates-pope-hurting-efforts-womens-health-opposing-birth-control-abo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Abortion catholicism DeborahSolomon liberalmediabias MelindaGates NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Q&A SundayMagazine TimesWatch Tue, 26 Oct 2010 18:47:00 +0000 admin 7898 at http://www.mrc.org Reporter Says Anti-Semitism Invented By Right Wing http://www.mrc.org/articles/reporter-says-anti-semitism-invented-right-wing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Deborah Solomon continues to display her anti-conservative hostility in her latest Q&amp;A for the Times Sunday magazine, dubiously telling conservative political scholar Norman Podhoretz that anti-Semitism was invented by the right and asking him if &quot;the neoconservative movement discredited itself by pushing the Iraq war?&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>Reporter Deborah Solomon, who conducts the interviews for the Q&amp;A page of the Times Sunday Magazine,</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/reporter-says-anti-semitism-invented-right-wing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Anti-Semitism DeborahSolomon NewYorkTimes NormanPodhoretz NYTimes Q&A TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Tue, 08 Sep 2009 15:42:00 +0000 admin 7058 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Top Editor Bill Keller: "Hamas Is Also a Charitable Organization..." http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-top-editor-bill-keller-hamas-also-charitable-organization <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plus, Keller unwittingly criticizes his paper&#039;s liberal slant: &quot;To describe a politician as &#039;liberal&#039; or &#039;conservative&#039; (while almost always inexact) is generally neutral. To describe the same politician as &#039;left-wing&#039; or &#039;right-wing&#039; may say more about you than about your subject. It identifies you.&quot; It certainly does. </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>Executive Editor Bill Keller concluded last week's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/business/media/02askthetimes.html?hp=&pagewanted=all" target="_self">Talk to the</a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/business/media/02askthetimes.html?hp=&pagewanted=all"> Newsroom</a>" online chat with readers by discussing his paper's coverage of Israel's recent incursion into Gaza. <img src= "http://mrc.org/Timeswatch/stillshots/2006/KellerNew1.jpg" align="right" width="190" height="278" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-top-editor-bill-keller-hamas-also-charitable-organization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BillKeller charity Gaza Hamas Israel LabelingBias NewYorkTimes NYTimes Q&A RightWing Terrorism TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Mon, 09 Feb 2009 19:51:00 +0000 admin 6665 at http://www.mrc.org Deborah Solomon's Double Standards http://www.mrc.org/articles/deborah-solomons-double-standards <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A moderate Republican had his tan mocked and was goaded into sniping at his party, while a moderate Democrat was praised for his military valor and being an &quot;unusually gifted stylist.&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">Reporter Deborah Solomon's latest Q&A in the Times' Sunday Magazine featured on the hot seat Republican <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/22/magazine/22wwln-q4-t.html?scp="3&sq=crist&st=cse" " target="_self">Gov. Charlie </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/22/magazine/22wwln-q4-t.html?scp="3&sq=crist&st=cse" ">Crist of Florida</a>, a potential vice-presidential pick for John McCain. <img src= "http://mrc.org/Timeswatch/stillshots/2006/deborahsolomon3.jpg" width="166" align="right" /></p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/deborah-solomons-double-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2008 DeborahSolomon DoubleStandards Gov.CharlieCrist NewYorkTimes NYTimes Q&A Sen.JamesWebb TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Tue, 24 Jun 2008 14:03:00 +0000 admin 6240 at http://www.mrc.org No Socialists at Duke University? http://www.mrc.org/articles/no-socialists-duke-university <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Deborah Solomon (pictured on right) forwards a lazy liberal opinion about Duke University. </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">No socialists at Duke University? <img src= "http://mrc.org/Timeswatch/stillshots/2006/deborahsolomon2.jpg" width="321" align="right" /></p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/no-socialists-duke-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch DeborahSolomon EnriquePenalo NewYorkTimes NYTimes Q&A TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Mon, 09 Jun 2008 19:13:00 +0000 admin 6210 at http://www.mrc.org FARK Founder Lists Top Five Problems with the Media http://www.mrc.org/commentary/fark-founder-lists-top-five-problems-media <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 ><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">   Drew Curtis, founder of <a href="http://www.fark.com/" />www.Fark.com</a>, was kind enough to answer some questions from the Business & Media Institute (BMI), pegged to his new book: “It’s Not News, It’s FARK.”</i></p> <br /> <p ><b >BMI: What is the stupidest thing you’ve ever seen the news media do (aside from asking this question)?</b></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/fark-founder-lists-top-five-problems-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business drewcurtis Fark France Hurricane mediacriticism Q&A YouTube Wed, 11 Jul 2007 15:52:16 +0000 admin 29645 at http://www.mrc.org