Tag Archives: New York Times

Palin To Get Jury Trial In Defamation Suit Against NYT

Politico reports: A federal judge has ordered a jury trial in former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s libel suit against the New York Times over an editorial linking her to the 2011 Arizona shooting rampage that badly wounded then-Rep. Gabby Giffords and killed six others. In the latest round of litigation in the case, U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff rejected …

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NYT CEO Doubts Print Edition Will Exist In 20 Years

The Hill reports: Outgoing New York Times CEO Mark Thompson said he would be “surprised” in the newspaper still offered a print edition in 20 years, adding that he’s skeptical if advertising will ever return at pre-pandemic levels. “I believe the Times will definitely be printed for another 10 years and quite possibly another 15 years — maybe even slightly …

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“Failing” New York Times Adds 669K Subscribers In Q2

The New York Times reports: Over a three-month period dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and a slowdown in advertising, The New York Times Company for the first time reported quarterly revenue that owed more to digital products than to the print newspaper. As much of its staff worked remotely, The Times brought in $185.5 million in revenue for digital subscriptions …

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Sarah Palin’s Defamation Suit Against NYT Gets Hearing

Courthouse News reports: Some three years after Sarah Palin sued The New York Times over an editorial about toxic political rhetoric, the paper’s attorney told a federal judge that the former Alaska governor’s hunt for evidence has turned up empty. “Governor Palin does not have one iota of evidence that the allegations are true,” Time attorney Jay Brown told a …

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Joe Biden +14 Over Trump In New NYT National Poll

The New York Times reports: Joseph R. Biden Jr. has taken a commanding lead over President Trump in the 2020 race, building a wide advantage among women and nonwhite voters and making deep inroads with some traditionally Republican-leaning groups that have shifted away from Mr. Trump following his ineffective response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new national poll …

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NYT Regrets Tom Cotton’s “Send In The Troops” Op-Ed

Axios reports: A New York Times spokesperson said in a statement Thursday that the paper will be changing its editorial board processes after a Wednesday op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), which called for President Trump to “send in the troops” in order to quell violent protests, failed to meet its standards. The shift comes after Times employees began a …

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NYT Staffers Rebel Over Decision To Run Cotton Op-Ed

The Washington Post reports: Staffers at the New York Times are publicly rebuking their own newspaper for publishing an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), which called for military intervention into American cities where protests over George Floyd’s death have led to further unrest. The backlash, which spilled out on Twitter, came from dozens across the organization and included opinion …

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Court Boots Gabbard’s $50M Lawsuit Against Google

The New York Times reports: A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a $50 million lawsuit filed by Representative Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic presidential candidate, that accused Google of infringing on her free speech when it briefly suspended her advertising account last year. The judge, Stephen V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, granted Google’s …

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Fox Analyst: Trump’s Libel Suit Against NYT Is Doomed

Fox News reports: The Trump campaign’s filing of a libel lawsuit against the so-called “extremely biased” New York Times was a “clever” move but the case will likely be “dismissed,” according to Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano. “They did a bad thing,” Trump said at a coronavirus press conference later Wednesday, before hinting at more litigation. “There …

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Trump Campaign Sues NYT For Libel Over 2019 Op-Ed

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign sued The New York Times for libel over a March 2019 opinion article, saying the newspaper published its allegedly false claims with the “intentional purpose” of damaging Trump’s chances for reelection this year. The campaign, which is seeking millions of dollars in damages, said The Times falsely reported “as fact a conspiracy with Russia” …

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NYT Endorses Amy Klobuchar And Elizabeth Warren

From the New York Times editorial board: The New York Times editorial board endorsed the two leading female candidates for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination on Sunday, throwing its support behind Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. The board’s decision to back not one but two candidates is a significant break with convention, one that …

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NYT Editor: Trump Puts My Reporters’ Lives At Risk

The Guardian reports: The executive editor of the New York Times has accused Donald Trump of putting his reporters’ lives at risk by subjecting them to personal abuse and describing them as “enemies of the people”. Dean Baquet, who has led the news outlet during one of the most tumultuous periods in its history, said the US president’s history of …

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Junior’s Book Gets “Bulk Sales” Notation From NYT

Junior is bragging about his book Triggered hitting #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list, but there’s an important caveat next to his entry. “Sales are defined as completed transactions by vendors and individual end users during the period on or after the official publication date of a title. Institutional, special interest, group or bulk purchases, if and when …

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NYT Publisher Blasts Trump’s “Enemy Of The People” Rhetoric As Historically Used By Dictators And Tyrants

From the publisher of the New York Times: In demonizing the free press as the enemy, simply for performing its role of asking difficult questions and bringing uncomfortable information to light, President Trump is retreating from a distinctly American principle. It’s a principle that previous occupants of the Oval Office fiercely defended regardless of their politics, party affiliation, or complaints …

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Trump Rages: The NYT Is A “True Enemy Of The People”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday labeled The New York Times “a true enemy of the people” one day after an extensive report detailing the ways in which he has sought to influence the investigations into his presidency and allies. “The New York Times reporting is false,” Trump tweeted. “They are a true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!” The president …

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Showtime To Air Documentary On NYT Exposé [VIDEO]

Vanity Fair reports: Mere hours after the story was published, Showtime revealed that a camera crew tracked the reporters throughout the investigation, which lasted over a year. And a documentary short chronicling the arduous process—called The Family Business: Trump and Taxes—will air this Sunday. The documentary short hails from the filmmaking team behind Showtime’s docuseries The Fourth Estate, which also …

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Sean Hannity Blasts “Full Of Crap” NYT Over Mueller Leak: Put This In Your Fireplace And Burn It [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Under-fire Fox News anchor Sean Hannity attacked the New York Times over its story on a list of questions the Mueller special counsel wants President Donald Trump to answer, dismissing the newspaper as “full of crap.” “I am told by my sources tonight that The New York Times is full of crap,” Hannity said on his show during …

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Unmasked: Celebs Who Bought Fake Twitter Followers

The New York Times today unmasked celebrities and media figures who seek to inflate their importance by purchasing fake Twitter followers. An excerpt: All these accounts belong to customers of an obscure American company named Devumi that has collected millions of dollars in a shadowy global marketplace for social media fraud. Devumi sells Twitter followers and retweets to celebrities, businesses …

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Catholic League Blowhard Bill Donohue Complains Of “Incestuous” Jewish Patriarchy At The New York Times

Just in from Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue: Arthur Gregg Sulzberger has been named as the new publisher of the New York Times; he was previously the deputy publisher of the newspaper. The appointment was made by Arthur Gregg’s father, Arthur Sulzberger Jr. He got his job because his predecessor, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, was his father. Thus does the white …

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New York Times Regrets “Normalizing” Nazi Profile

From the national editor of the New York Times: Whatever our goal, a lot of readers found the story offensive, with many seizing on the idea we were normalizing neo-Nazi views and behavior. “How to normalize Nazis 101!” one reader wrote on Twitter. “I’m both shocked and disgusted by this article,” wrote another. “Attempting to ‘normalize’ white supremacist groups – …

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