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David Boddiger David Boddiger Jul 15, 2019 at 16:02.

CBP Leadership ‘Knew for Months’ That Kids Were Kept in Appalling Conditions at Migrant Detention Facilities

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Conditions at a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, were so appalling for the migrant children being detained there that some of those who worked at the site sounded the alarm to superiors. But nothing happened until a group of lawyers and lawmakers began raising hell publicly after visiting Texas border facilities.

An extensive report by The New York Times and The El Paso Times details the...

Libby Watson Libby Watson Jul 15, 2019 at 15:26.

Tom Friedman Taking on Brexit Is My Personal Hell

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Let me preface this by saying: I know I brought this on myself. I chose to move to the United States almost seven years ago, having spent a year here in college. I made this decision knowing that there is nothing Americans love more than to ask British people about whatever the last piece of news from Britain they heard was, whether that’s a royal wedding/baby, the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, or...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 14:26.

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 at 01:39.

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?...

Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Jul 14, 2019.

Super-Rich Power Couple Who Flipped From Hillary Stans to MAGA-Heads Gets Wild NYT Profile

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From the annals of the super-wealthy this Monday morning: The New York Times profiled Bill White and Bryan Eure, a married couple who were among Manhattan’s Hillary Clinton-loving liberal elite—until they cast their lot in with Donald Trump, another rich guy, but one who takes their calls.

The profile makes a convincing case that the duo are among the absolute worst people on an island where...

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,...

Paul Blest Paul Blest Jul 14, 2019.

Bret Stephens Writes the Sloppy Ilhan Omar Hit Piece We Knew He Had in Him

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Some days, it’s difficult to understand what the New York Times saw in columnist Bret Stephens when they hired him. On others, it’s obvious: what he lacks in basic journalistic ability, he more than makes up for in raging, spitting Islamophobia that’s barely a step up from the Pam Gellers of the world. Or, as Times op-ed page editor James Bennet might put it, ideological diversity.

On...

Elizabeth King Elizabeth King Jul 14, 2019.

The Long History of Law Enforcement's Support For White Nationalism

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White nationalism is resurgent in the streets of America. It’s driving federal policy in the Trump administration. It’s leading to the murders of people like Heather Heyer in Charlottesville. White supremacists are gunning people down in synagogues and supermarkets.

Yet despite this—and despite the fact that white nationalist terror has been a constant in America going back at least to the...

Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 14, 2019.

Ross Douthat's College Writing Was Racist and Homophobic. Not Much Has Changed. 

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The New York Times’ resident anti-Pagan columnist Ross Douthat didn’t always get paid to write wistfully about the bygone days of the godawful WASP ruling class. He used to write his terrible opinions for free. Douthat got his start at The Harvard Salient, the conservative student newspaper at the Ivy League school where he spent time at as an undergrad from 1998-2002. Since then, those...

Samantha Grasso Samantha Grasso Jul 14, 2019.

Steve King Definitely Not Sorry for All the Racism But Is Sorry for 'Heartburn' He Caused

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White supremacist congressman Steve King is sorry he gave you all “heartburn” by asking The New York Times what’s so “offensive” about being a white supremacist earlier this week, but that’s about it.

King, who just entered his ninth term representing Iowa in Congress, took the House floor today to say he regretted making a “freshman mistake” by taking a call from the Times for what he said...

Jack Crosbie Jack Crosbie Jul 14, 2019.

Jill Abramson's New Book Sounds Like an Absolute Mess

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Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the New York Times and now a Harvard professor, is widely regarded as a heavyweight in media circles. She has a new book coming out next month called Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts which covers the changing media landscape by following the Times, the Washington Post, Vice, and Buzzfeed from the early 2010s to...

Paul Blest Paul Blest Jul 14, 2019.

Oh My GOD These New Amy Klobuchar Allegations

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After a pair of damning HuffPost stories and another by BuzzFeed News about Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s horrible alleged treatment of her staff, the New York Times today has its own story out about the 2020 presidential candidate’s relationship with her staff. This is how it begins:

Senator Amy Klobuchar was hungry, forkless and losing patience.

An aide, joining her on a trip to South...

Paul Blest Paul Blest Jul 13, 2019.

Save Us From 'Centrist' Democrats Spouting Mindless Clichés About Impeachment

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One of the recurring themes in the many “will they or won’t they” impeachment intrigue stories about Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats is the idea that Pelosi is protecting members in swing districts, particularly freshmen, from making a tough vote. The New York Times published a story on Sunday focusing on these Democrats, annoyingly termed by writer Sheryl Gay Stolberg as “majority...

Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Jul 13, 2019.

Two Bad Dudes Make a Podcast

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman are two men who have worked quite hard in their respective fields to make the world a worse place.

Emanuel has done that as a cutthroat politician during the Obama years, a politicker whose signature recruiting achievement was a failure, and, most recently, as the mayor of Chicago, where he helped cover up the police...

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...

David Boddiger David Boddiger Jul 12, 2019.

Bret Stephens Is the Real Victim Here, People

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Poor Bret Stephens is being accused of being a white nationalist and it’s so unfair.

Setting aside the white nationalist part for a minute, let’s start with the basics: New York Times columnist Bret Stephens is a shitty writer with bad ideas, and it’s his own fault that he currently faces so much blowback.

Also, let’s go ahead and stop referring to him as a “Never Trumper.”

If you haven’t read...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 11, 2019.

Investigators Reportedly Worried Trump’s AG is Kneecapping Mueller Report

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After two years of intense secrecy surrounding their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutorial team have begun conspicuously leaking their dissatisfaction with Attorney General William Barr’s summary of their work to the press—twice, in the past 24 hours.

Both the New York Times and the Washington Post report that...

Hamilton Nolan Hamilton Nolan Jul 11, 2019.

Powerful Politicians' Family Members Should Not Hold Powerful Journalism Jobs, Ever

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Tepid Colorado Democratic Senator Michael Bennet is reportedly mulling a presidential run. If he does run, his brother James has said he will recuse himself from his duties as New York Times editorial page editor. Alternately: James Bennet never should have been hired in the first place.

It is fundamentally stupid to hire a direct family member of a prominent politician to a high-level...

Jack Crosbie Jack Crosbie Jul 11, 2019.

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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