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Paul Blest Paul Blest Aug 14, 2019 at 04:45. 7 comments

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Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019.

Test your wits against Bill Clinton’s in today’s New York Times crossword puzzle

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Well, even though it feels like the world has gone mad, at least Bill Clinton has been embracing his creative side. He’s writing a novel with James Patterson, and now he’s got a crossword in the New York Times. The former president’s puzzle debuted today as part of a series composed with the help of celebrities to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Times crossword institution. The paper...

David Boddiger David Boddiger Jul 15, 2019.

Trump Rage Tweets at NYT After Story Says He Bullied Michael Cohen 

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at <i>NYT</i> After Story Says He Bullied
Michael Cohen<em></em> </a>

Ever since FBI agents raided the New York office, hotel room, and home of Donald Trump’s fixer Michael Cohen nearly two weeks ago, multiple stories and TV news segments have focused on whether Cohen would flip.

Finally, some of those political commentators are beginning to address the elephant in the room: Why would Trump’s personal “lawyer” need to worry about flipping in the first place?...

Danette Chavez Danette Chavez Jul 14, 2019.

New York Times subscriptions now come with Spotify

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With the president effectively telling reporters to shut the hell up—we’re sorry, we meant the co-president, of course—these are especially hard times for journalism, which has already seen its print branch in decline. The New York Times has vowed to keep doing its thing, though, despite the Twitter barrage coming from the White House. The paper of record is finding new ways to bolster...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 14, 2019.

The GOP Learned Nothing After Getting Its Ass Kicked in the Midterms

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It’s been nearly a month since the 2018 midterm elections, and in that time the Democrats have only extended their massive margin of victory in the House, gaining at least 39 seats to handily wrest the majority away from congressional Republicans.

Given this historic ass-whupping, you might think the GOP would be, I dunno, a little curious as to why they were so thoroughly routed. That,...

Jack Mirkinson Jack Mirkinson Jul 13, 2019.

New York Times runs unprecedented front-page editorial about gun violence

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The New York Times did something on Saturday that it has not done for nearly a century: it put an editorial on its front page.

The impetus for this virtually unprecedented move was the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.

Editorials appear so rarely on the front page of the paper because it is typically seen as the domain of the news department, which is run entirely separately from...

Jack Mirkinson Jack Mirkinson Jun 24, 2019.

The crossword puzzle community is being rocked by an explosive scandal

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Crossword puzzles have been around for just over a century, but they're usually associated more with intellectual vigor and less with flagrant ethical wrongdoing. Those halcyon days appear to be over, though. The wonks over at FiveThirtyEight announced on Friday that they had uncovered an explosive plagiarism scandal in the crossword community.

That's right: a huge portion of the crossword...

Paul Blest Paul Blest Jun 04, 2019.

Bret Stephens' Latest Column Is Atrocious Even for Him

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It doesn’t give me great pleasure to criticize a former colleague, but New York Times columnist Bret Stephens will just not stop writing dogshit pieces excusing himself for supporting something that Donald Trump does, and letting you know that it pains him very much to do so. Today, he’s turned his attention to Brett Kavanaugh.

This is how the latest installment about the folly of false...

David Uberti David Uberti Apr 18, 2019.

New York Times Reporter Deletes Tweets Bashing Columnist Bret Stephens for Being Terrible

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Earlier this month, HuffPost published the transcript of a New York Times Slack conversation in which staffers criticized a tweet from opinion editor Bari Weiss incorrectly suggesting that American figure skater Mirai Nagasu is an immigrant. The internal pushback to Weiss combined exasperation toward the Times opinion section—where provocation increasingly veers toward trolling—with swipes at...

Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Apr 04, 2019. 12 comments

A new opinion piece published in The New York Times today calls for video game developers to unioniz

A new opinion piece published in The New York Times today calls for video game developers to unioniz

A new opinion piece published in The New York Times today calls for video game developers to unionize. Momentum is building. (The author of said piece might look familiar.)

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Jack Crosbie Jack Crosbie Feb 07, 2019. 4 comments

Is everyone at the NYT a cop or something?

Is everyone at the NYT a cop or something?

Is everyone at the NYT a cop or something? From the paper’s reporting today: “‘Pot, yeah, there was definitely, you know,’ Mr. O’Rourke said. ‘There was, uh, I don’t know how to put this, but yeah. People smoked pot, but not habitually.’ (He allowed that he was among those people.)”

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David Uberti David Uberti Jan 05, 2019.

The New York Times Backtracks on One of Its Most Infamous Stories From 2016

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The New York Times’ latest dive into the FBI’s Russia investigation introduces us to “Crossfire Hurricane,” the inquiry’s early code name, which makes all kinds of sense from the story’s findings. Fearful of contributing to political upheaval, former FBI Director James Comey and his subordinates were far more cautious in their pursuit of Trump-related leads than they were with a corresponding...

Joe Blevins Joe Blevins Nov 14, 2018.

Read This: Being a phone psychic for Miss Cleo was predictably depressing

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Miss Cleo, the Jamaican-accented, self-styled psychic whose ads dominated the TV airwaves in the late 1990s and early 2000s, might have been a woman of extraordinary talents, but she was only one person. There was no way she could answer all those phone calls from lonely customers seeking advice about romance, money, and careers. Besides, she was busy doing infomercials and appearing on...

Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Nov 06, 2018.

The New York Times Correctly Declares Women Are Rock's Saviors. What Now?

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New York Times Correctly Declares Women Are Rock&#39;s Saviors. What Now?<em></em></a>

The New York Times recently published an extensive multimedia package centered around a crucial and undeniable fact: Women Are Making the Best Rock Music Today. It follows the cover story in last week’s Sunday Arts & Leisure section, a roundtable discussion with front-members of inventive indie acts Sheer Mag, Vagabon, Diet Cig, Sad13, Downtown Boys, and Snail Mail, among others. The story...

David Boddiger David Boddiger Oct 27, 2018.

Mike Pence Calls Anonymous Op-Ed an ‘Assault on Democracy’

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an ‘Assault on Democracy’<em></em></a>

Vice President Mike Pence, with no sense of irony, called the recent op-ed published in The New York Times by an anonymous Trump administration official, an “assault on democracy,” while simultaneously defending President Donald Trump’s efforts to politicize the Justice Department.

Appearing on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Pence was evasive when asked what specific law the author of...

Paul Blest Paul Blest Oct 18, 2018. 6 comments

According to the Columbia Journalism Review, the New York Times’ Election Needle, my nemesis, “will

According to the Columbia Journalism Review, the New York Times’ Election Needle, my nemesis, “will

According to the Columbia Journalism Review, the New York Times’ Election Needle, my nemesis, “will be back with a vengeance” for the midterms—as if unleashing Bret Stephens and Bari Weiss on us over the past few years wasn’t enough. Why must they torture us so?

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Hamilton Nolan Hamilton Nolan Aug 14, 2018. 16 comments

The Conveniently Dishonest Bret Stephens Racism Standard 

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If you are a racist—or, far more likely, a Very Nice Person who just tolerates and enables racism through inaction—there is absolutely nothing you love more than an opportunity for a good old false equivalence. And today is Bret Stephens’ lucky day!

I’m sure you heard about the whole Sarah Jeong thing, which, briefly: good writer gets hired by the New York Times, right wing trolls pull out a...

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Libby Watson Libby Watson Aug 10, 2018. 15 comments

The New York Times Is Shipping Bari Weiss to Australia, Which Can Keep Her Forever

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The New York Times announced today it will expand its “coverage and audience-engagement initiative in Australia,” sending several staffers to the land down under. One of the exports is Splinter fav Bari Weiss, an editor and dipshit whose greatest op-ed hits include her love letter to the dumbest “intellectual” provocateurs on the far right and trying to get freelancers fired for criticizing...

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Paul Blest Paul Blest Aug 08, 2018. 7 comments

Website That Employs Benny Johnson Tries and Fails to Correct New York Times

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The Daily Caller—an outlet which employs Benny Johnson, a guy who has been accused of plagiarism at not one but two different jobs, as a “reporter at large” —tried to out-pedantic the New York Times today. It did not go well.

The subject of the Daily Caller’s ire on this apparently snail-paced news day was a New York Times graphic which abbreviated the states of Maine and Texas in ways which...

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Paul Blest Paul Blest Aug 06, 2018. 20 comments

Andrew Sullivan Can Fuck Right Off

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Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for: Andrew Sullivan, a bologna sandwich with a British accent, has weighed in on tech writer Sarah Jeong’s hiring by the New York Times in a new piece for New York magazine. He used the word “neo-Marxist” twice. It was terrible.

Sullivan—writing for a magazine that this month will publish an essay by Steve Bannon about Donald Trump—defines “racist,”...

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