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Cops: Man With Sword Entered NYT Headquarters

Authorities say he also had a knife and an ax

(Newser) - A man carrying multiple bladed weapons walked into the New York Times building in Manhattan Thursday and was stopped by security staff, police say. Police say the man was not allowed to entered the newsroom and complied with a request to put down a plastic bag containing a knife, and...

A Theory to Explain Modern Politics: 'Calcification'

Ezra Klein digs into the phenomenon

(Newser) - These days, it seems that Democrats will vote for Democrats, and Republicans will vote for Republicans, no matter what happens during the election cycle. This "calcification" of American politics is explored in a New York Times essay by Ezra Klein, who draws from the work of political scientists John...

GOP's Recent Boost May Boil Down to 'Clearer Narrative'
Dems Had
the Momentum.
It's Seemingly
Vanished
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Dems Had the Momentum. It's Seemingly Vanished

David Brooks takes a pre-midterms look at why

(Newser) - Over the summer, Democrats seemed poised to ride a wave of momentum into the midterms, thanks to falling gas prices, a public outcry on gun safety after the mass shooting in Uvalde, and the overturning of Roe v. Wade. But "the momentum didn't survive the fall," writes...

Restaurant Drama Makes for a Weird James Corden Interview

'New York Times' had already planned to sit down with the late night host

(Newser) - A New York Times sitdown planned at the beginning of the month went a bit off the rails after the recent social media drama involving the subject of the interview, James Corden. Corden was supposed to be talking to the Times about his upcoming exit after more than eight years...

Modern Dating Is Awful, and It's Time to Fix It
Modern Dating Is Awful,
and It's Time to Fix It
OPINION

Modern Dating Is Awful, and It's Time to Fix It

Essay in 'New York Times' suggests going retro in 3 fundamental ways

(Newser) - The advent of online dating should in theory have made it so much easier for people to find partners. Then why are so many suffering from what Michal Leibowitz calls "dating app burnout" in a New York Times essay? By that, she means countless "dead-end interactions" despite an...

Ashley Judd: Naomi's Suffering Shouldn't Be Public Spectacle

In 'NYT' essay, she argues that police records about her mom's death shouldn't be unsealed

(Newser) - The family of Naomi Judd wants the police records about her suicide kept sealed , and daughter Ashley Judd lays out the reasons why in a poignant New York Times essay. She writes that memories of discovering Naomi in her final moments "haunts my nights," while fears that the...

Things Just Got Worse for Former Gravity CEO

A day after Dan Price resigned, a 'NYT' report details allegations of predatory behavior, rape

(Newser) - If Dan Price's resignation Wednesday as CEO of Gravity Payments so he could fight "false accusations" seemed abrupt, what Axios is calling a "bombshell report" from the New York Times the next day fills in some of the blanks. It's authored by Karen Weise, who has...

New York Times Columnist: I Blew It on Al Franken
Times
Columnists
Admit Their
Mistakes
OPINION

Times Columnists Admit Their Mistakes

'I Was Wrong' essays cover Al Franken, inflation, Trump voters, and more

(Newser) - After a woman accused then-Sen. Al Franken of sexual harassment in 2017 amid the #MeToo movement, New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg called for his resignation. (Franken eventually quit as the pressure built.) Nearly five years later, Goldberg thinks she got it wrong. "I regret calling for Franken...

Feeling Sorry for Elderly Accuser of Emmett Till? Don't

Charles Blow takes on Carolyn Bryant Donham after parts of her unpublished memoir leak

(Newser) - If you're tempted to feel moved by the words written in a recently leaked unpublished memoir by Carolyn Bryant Donham, the white woman who accused Black teen Emmett Till of untoward advances, leading to his murder, just ... don't, according to Charles Blow. In his latest op-ed for the...

For the First Time in a Century, NYT Fails to Print Declaration of Independence

Newspaper blames human error

(Newser) - Monday would have marked the 100th anniversary of a tradition at the New York Times—but the facsimile of the Declaration of the Independence normally printed on the back page of the A section was nowhere to be found. Readers thought the tradition established in 1922 might have been unceremoniously...

'Napalm Girl': We Should See Consequences of Shootings

'It is easier to hide from the realities of war if we don't see the consequences,' she writes at 'NYT'

(Newser) - Kim Phuc Phan Thi grew up hating the June 8, 1972 photograph by Nick Ut that cemented her as "Napalm Girl." "I thought to myself, 'I am a little girl. I am naked. Why did he take that picture? Why didn’t my parents protect me?'...

Judge on Palin's Push Against NYT: No 'Speck' of Proof

Judge Jed Rakoff rejects ex-Alaska governor's request for new trial regarding defamation claims

(Newser) - Update: Sarah Palin's hopes for a new trial against the New York Times have been dashed, at least for now. On Tuesday, US District Judge Jed Rakoff informed the former Alaska governor's legal team that he was rejecting her request, which was put in after her lawyers said...

Washington Post Wins Pulitzer for Capitol Riot Coverage

Afghanistan pullout featured heavily in winning journalism

(Newser) - The Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize in public service journalism Monday for its coverage of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the US Capitol. The Post's extensive reporting, published in a sophisticated interactive series, found numerous problems and failures in political systems and security before, during, and after the...

New York Times Digs Deep Into Tucker Carlson's World

Three-part series explores how he came to create what 'may be the most racist show in the history of cable news'

(Newser) - The New York Times has given Tucker Carlson plenty to vent about on his Fox show. The newspaper is out with a three-part deep dive into Carlson's life and career. As you might expect, it is not exactly flattering, and the main headline gets to the point: "How...

In New York Times' New Editor, a Big Personality Shift

Low-key Joseph Kahn will replace the retiring Dean Baquet

(Newser) - The New York Times has named Joseph Kahn as its new executive editor, replacing Dean Baquet with his current second-in-command to lead the news organization as it undergoes a period of rapid transformation. The 57-year-old Kahn, who has been managing editor at the Times since 2016, will take over on...

Most Trusted News Source Is ... the Weather Channel?
Most Trusted News Source
Is Bit of a Surprise
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Most Trusted News Source Is Bit of a Surprise

52% of Americans trust the Weather Channel in latest YouGov poll

(Newser) - When it comes to the weather, most of us are on the same side of things—or, at least we're all watching and believing the same reports. That's according to YouGov , a UK market research firm whose latest poll on the media found that the most trusted news...

NYT Editorial Board Sees a 'Cancel Culture' Problem

Blames the left and right on free-speech matters, while critics pile on the editorial itself

(Newser) - The editorial board of the New York Times generated a lot of conversation on Friday with a lengthy piece under the headline "America Has a Free Speech Problem." The editorial criticizes both the left and the right for being in "a destructive loop of condemnation and recrimination...

Truckers Exist Under Watchful Eyes in a 'Keg of Dynamite'

Automation, poor work conditions have turned industry into 'dystopian nightmare,' per 'NYT' op-ed

(Newser) - The trucker convoys that overtook Canadian and American cities , led by drivers upset about vaccine mandates and COVID restrictions, may have seemed to emerge out of nowhere. Not to actual truckers, though, who tell Robin Kaiser-Schatzlein that such requirements were simply the "straw that broke the camel's back"...

Serena Williams on NYT Photo Flub: 'Even I Am Overlooked'

She calls out paper for using a photo of sister Venus in story about her own venture fund

(Newser) - Serena Williams is one of the most famous and recognizable athletes in the world, with no shortage of images of her that the media can use to complement stories profiling her. The tennis great is now taking one of those publications to task, after it used a photo not of...

Judge Is Throwing Out Palin's NYT Libel Suit
Jury Rules Against Palin
in NYT Libel Lawsuit
UPDATED

Jury Rules Against Palin in NYT Libel Lawsuit

Federal judge had already decided to dismiss case

(Newser) - Update: The jury ruled against Sarah Palin in her libel lawsuit against the New York Times Tuesday—unaware that the judge had already decided to dismiss the case because Palin's attorneys had failed to show there had been "actual malice" from the Times. US District Judge Jed Rakoff...

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