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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally in Kissimmee, Florida, U.S. August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

How Clinton Emails Became The New Whitewater: A ‘Scandal’ In Search Of A Crime

Recall that Whitewater, the-hard-to-follow pseudo-scandal sponsored by The New York Times in the 1990s, dragged on so long that it became hard to recall what the Clintons’ alleged original sin was. (Losing money on a real estate deal is against the law?)

August 16, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at Futuramic Tool & Engineering in Warren, Michigan August 11, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

The Latest Clinton Email ‘Scandal’ Is Still…No Scandal

Everyone in Washington, including the reporters who wrote these breathless stories, knows that the same kind of communications have occurred every day, at every level of government, for the past hundred years. It’s only a “scandal” if the Clinton Foundation is involved.

August 12, 2016
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WATCH: This Is What Goes On At Trump Rallies

According to the footage released earlier this week, Trump rallies are a space where his supporters feel comfortable expressing extreme and racist, offensive behavior.

August 5, 2016
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Endorse This: Trump’s Boorish Behavior ‘Comes With The Dinner’: ‘Morning Joe’

“It’s boorish behavior, you wouldn’t want it occurring to your daughter by a guy, but it’s Donald Trump.”

May 16, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders holds a town hall event at the Navajo Nation casino in Flagstaff

Tax Transparency: Sanders Again Promises Full Disclosure

It is also puzzling that the media generally and the top newspaper editorial pages in particular remain so tolerant of stonewalling on taxes by all the candidates. That wasn’t their attitude toward disclosure four years ago, when Mitt Romney tried that strategy.

April 11, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks with Los Angles mayor Eric Garcetti at her side (L) during a community forum on counter terrorism and homeland security in Los Angeles, California March 24, 2016. REUTERS/David McNew

Only The Ballot Box Can Beat Clinton, Not Bogus ‘Scandals’

When the corrections and retractions reach critical mass and the “investigative” articles start to read like Henry James novels — i.e. diffuse and impenetrable — the end of a given “scandal” episode is near.

April 6, 2016
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Why Do Voters Say Hillary Clinton Is Untrustworthy?

You might be sick of hearing about Hillary’s damn emails, but they’re still getting coverage.

March 28, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he leads the news media on a tour of the construction site of the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office Building in Washington, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Trump Questions NATO, Asia Nuclear Weapons Ahead Of Washington Summit

In another sharp departure from historic U.S. policy, Trump said in an interview published on Sunday by The New York Times that he would consider letting Japan and South Korea build their own nuclear weapons, rather than rely on America for protection against North Korea and China.

March 27, 2016
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Former NYT Executive Editor Tells Politico: The Times Gives Hillary Clinton Unfair Scrutiny

“Where I think Hillary Clinton faces, you know, certainly more of a burden is that the controversies she’s been in are immediately labeled, you know, Travel-gate or Email-gate… if you actually asked people what about any of these controversies bothers them, they don’t know anything specific about any of them.”

March 21, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidates former Governor Jeb Bush and businessman Donald Trump (R) look at Trump's watch together near the end of the debate held by Fox Business Network for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 10, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

‘NY Times’: Trump’s “Mammoth Advantage In Free Media” Helps Him Win Primary After Primary

The New York Times reported on March 15 that part of the reason Trump “wins primary after primary with one of the smallest campaign budgets” is that he “dominates” earned media.

March 15, 2016
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Hillary Clinton: “I’ve Gotten More Votes Than Anybody Running On Either Side”

Is she right? My back-of-the-envelope calculations show that Clinton has received more than 4.1 million votes in primaries and caucuses.

March 6, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally where New Jersey Governor Chris Christie endorsed Trump's candidacy for president, in Fort Worth, Texas

1922 Description Of Hitler Echoes 2016 Description Of Trump

The New York Times’ first mention of Adolf Hitler sounds incredibly similar to current depictions of Donald Trump.

March 3, 2016
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After Super Tuesday, It’s Time For The Press To Drop Its Doomsday Clinton Coverage

The cyclical waves of she’s-doomed coverage have become as tiresome as they are predictable.

March 2, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign stop at the Col Ballroom in Davenport, Iowa

Clinton, Kasich Win ‘New York Times’ Endorsement In U.S. Presidential Race

Editorial board calls Hillary Clinton one of the most “deeply qualified presidential candidates in modern history.”

January 30, 2016
New York Times Building

Fool Me Twice, New York Times…

In my experience, you can fool a golden retriever exactly twice with the old hidden ball trick. So if the paper’s latest blunder is any indication, a golden retriever is overqualified to edit ‘The New York Times.’

December 23, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump speaks at a rally in Columbus

Trump Is A ‘Dangerous’ Bigot Spewing ‘Racist Lies’

History may someday note that Trump has almost single-handedly revived the art of two-fisted newspaper editorial writing. Just because he is such a scoundrel and a worm.

December 2, 2015
Robert L. Dear is seen in an undated picture released by the Colorado Springs Police Department

Colorado Shooter Was Adulterous, Abusive Evangelical Obsessed With The Apocalypse, ‘N.Y. Times’ Reports

As long as he believed in God, he trusted he had a get-out-of-Hell-free card, no matter what violence he advocated or inflicted upon the people in his life.

December 1, 2015
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Trump Denies Mocking Reporter’s Disability At Campaign Rally

Kovaleski “should stop using his disability to grandstand and get back to reporting for a paper that is rapidly going down the tubes,” Trump said in a statement,

November 27, 2015
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No, Journalists Don’t Have Dramatic License

Anonymous sources are tricky enough, but journalists simply have no business contriving dramatized scenes with dialogue and characters — describing their innermost thoughts and feelings with no attribution whatsoever. To do so is inherently deceptive.

October 28, 2015
Biden, delivers opening remarks at the White House Build America Investment Initiative Roundtable in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington

Public Editor: No Problem With Dowd Column, But News Story Needs Correction

On national television, Joe Biden went out of his way to correct the record: “Nothing like that ever, ever happened.” Nothing like that – and Maureen Dowd’s column, which set the tone of subsequent sensational coverage in the New York Times and everywhere else, was a lot like that.

October 27, 2015
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Dowdgate? Biden Insists Deathbed Scene With Son Beau Never Happened

Appearing on ’60 Minutes,’ Vice President Biden denied that the affecting deathbed scene between him and his older son Beau, as famously recounted by Maureen Dowd, had ever occurred.

October 26, 2015
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Latest Gowdy Fakery: Name Of CIA Source In Clinton Email Was No Secret

So here is yet another absurd episode, humiliating both for Rep. Trey Gowdy and the journalists who promoted this fraudulent story, and highly reminiscent of the bogus “criminal referral” leak that made the front page of the New York Times last summer.

October 19, 2015
Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton speaks on "Face the Nation" with John Dickerson, in Washington

Weekend Reader: ‘Killing The Messenger: The Right-Wing Plot To Derail Hillary And Hijack Your Government’

My instincts told me that if we just gave the Hillary email story another poke or two, the whole house of cards would collapse.

October 4, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Clinton looks into the crowd before she speaks at a "Women for Hillary" meeting in Milwaukee

The Never-Ending Hillary Clinton Story

Having failed to entomb Bill Clinton and drive a wooden stake through his heart, wrecking Clinton’s candidacy has become the Washington press clique’s overriding goal.

September 16, 2015
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The Media Chase Hillary, Time And ‘Times’ Again

If one were of a low and suspicious nature regarding The New York Times’ historically inept Washington Bureau, one might suspect yet another example of the “Clinton Rules” — that is, a shaky allegation unsupported by facts.

August 26, 2015