Tag Archives: New York Times

NEWSFEED WEEKEND: Is Obama at the Center of the Russia Hoax?

J Robert Smith

  • Oct. 25, 2019
  • 2 min read

The opening of a criminal investigation is likely to raise alarms that Mr. Trump is using the Justice Department to go after his perceived enemies. Mr. Trump fired James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director under whose watch agents opened the Russia inquiry, and has long assailed other top former law enforcement and intelligence officials as partisans who sought to block his election.

— New York Times, October 24, 2019
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NEWS FEED MONDAY: What’s Behind the Continued Sliming of Brett Kavanaugh?

J Robert Smith

  • Sept. 16, 2019
  • 2 min read

The New York Times suddenly made a major revision to a supposed bombshell piece late Sunday concerning a resurfaced allegation of sexual assault by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh — hours after virtually all 2020 Democratic presidential candidates had cited the original article as a reason to impeach Kavanaugh.

The update included the significant detail that several friends of the alleged victim said she did not recall the purported sexual assault in question at all. The Times also stated for the first time that the alleged victim refused to be interviewed, and has made no comment about the episode.

— Fox News, September 16, 2019
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NEWS FEED WEDNESDAY: Heroism Versus Trauma in 9/11 Coverage

J Robert Smith

  • Sept. 11, 2019
  • 2 min read

“They made the decision we didn’t have to make.”

Those are the words of Lt. Col. Marc Sasseville, as recalled 18 years later in a new account of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks from the perspective of decision-makers in Washington, survivors, military service members and the families of those aboard United Flight 93, which was hijacked before passengers fought back and brought the plane down.

— Fox News, September 11, 2019
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NEWS FEED WEDNESDAY: Walmart Goes Soft on Guns

J Robert Smith

  • Sept. 4, 2019
  • 2 min read

Walmart stepped forcefully into the national gun debate on Tuesday, saying it would stop selling ammunition that can be used in military-style assault rifles, would discourage its customers from openly carrying guns in its stores and would call on Congress to increase background checks and consider a new assault rifle ban.

— New York Times, September 4, 2019
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