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"The F.B.I.’s surveillance of [John] Lennon is a reminder of how easily domestic spying can become unmoored from any legitimate law enforcement purpose."

"What is more surprising, and ultimately more unsettling, is the degree to which the surveillance turns out to have been intertwined with electoral politics. At the time of the John Sinclair rally, there was talk that Lennon would join a national concert tour aimed at encouraging young people to get involved in politics — and at defeating President Nixon, who was running for re-election. There were plans to end the tour with a huge rally at the Republican National Convention. The F.B.I.’s timing...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, Wikipedia, John Lennon, Intelligence, Surveillance, Fbi, New York Times, The Times, Mlk, Nyt, Donald Trump, Central Intelligence Agency, Martin Luther King Jr, Lennon

"The Democratic Electorate on Twitter Is Not the Actual Democratic Electorate/A detailed look at the voters with the numbers to decide the 2020 Democratic nominee."

The NYT delves into something that shouldn't surprise anyone: The noisiest people are atypical.The outspoken group of Democratic-leaning voters on social media is outnumbered, roughly 2 to 1, by the more moderate, more diverse and less educated group of Democrats who typically don’t post political content online, according to data from the Hidden Tribes Project. This latter group has the numbers to decide the Democratic presidential nomination in favor of a relatively moderate establishment favo...
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Nyt, Biden, Trump, Thomas Edsall, Edsall, Ann Althouse, Left-wing Ideology, 2020 Campaign, Green New Deal, Thomas Edsall Democratic Party

Masters 2019: Estranged family still causing issues for Patrick Reed, according to NYT report

Reed's father and sister showed up to the Tour Championship in Atlanta last September and a week later went to the Ryder Cup outside of Paris. Although unaware of their presence while competing outside of Paris at Le Golf National, their appearance at East Lake startled Reed. Though Reed had his family thrown out of the 2014 U.S. Open, the PGA Tour has explained to Patrick that his family is allowed to be on site of the tournament, only facing prospect of ejection if they say or do anything...
Tags: News, Atlanta, Paris, Golf, Pga Tour, Patrick Reed, Nyt, Reed, Patrick, East Lake, Le Golf National, Reed Though Reed

"I’ve covered the Justice Department for three decades, and seldom have I seen a story like the one published in the New York Times this week..."

"... under the headline, 'Some on Mueller's Team Say Report Was More Damaging Than Barr Revealed.' What concerned me most is that the story’s anonymous allegations reflect a fundamental misunderstanding of the role prosecutors play, including special counsels such as Robert Mueller. The job of prosecutors is not, as the Times headline suggested, to pen 'damaging' narratives about people they couldn’t indict. And it’s not their job to air those people’s dirty laundry, or that of suspects outside ...
Tags: Law, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Nyt, Times, Justice Department, James Comey, Comey, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Ann Althouse, Prosecutorial Ethics, John Solomon, Team Mueller

Tuesday's Wisconsin Supreme Court election makes national media look again at a state that last fall's election made them think was part of a "blue wall" again.

It must be so annoying for them. I feel the irksomeness leaking through the lines of "Wisconsin, Ground Zero for 2020 Politics, Looks Like a Tossup Again" (in the NYT). Tony Evers ousted Scott Walker last fall, so that should have meant the state had accepted its blue place. The liberal SCt candidate was presented as way ahead, the conservative was duly smeared as a religious bigot, and then look what happened! How dare the Wisconsin slip away and demand more attention after the Democrats gave M...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Milwaukee, America, Dnc, Mitt Romney, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Nyt, Madison, Trump, Democratic Party, Green Bay, Wausau, State Supreme Court, Dane County

"Shortly after Mikhail Gorbachev became leader of the Soviet Union, in 1985, he released a banned film, Repentance, that explored the underlying institutional, ideological, and personal dynamics of Stalinism."

"The film set off a nationwide media trial and condemnation of that murderous era. Though Russiagate has generated in America some Soviet-like practices and ruined a number of lives and reputations, it is, of course, nothing even remotely comparable to the Soviet Stalinist experience. By comparison, therefore, some introspective repentance on the part of Russiagate perpetuators should not be too much to ask. But... there is unlikely to be much, if any. Too many personal and organizational intere...
Tags: Law, Putin, Washington Post, Russia, America, Journalism, Gorbachev, Ukraine, Cnn, New York Times, Nyt, Times, Mikhail Gorbachev, Stalin, Princeton University, New York University

How any good news for Trump will be reported — the rule is quite clear.

I'm seeing 2 big examples of how the media are reporting good news for Trump this weekend. It's really embarrassing for them because the 2 stories are very big and very good for Trump and, in both, the same move is made to turn it into something negative and ominous.1. The Mueller investigation has concluded, and though we can't read it yet, we know that it means that there will be no charges against Trump or any of his people that have to do with colluding with Russians to affect the election. ...
Tags: Headlines, Isis, Law, Iraq, Journalism, Syria, Philippines, Middle East, Manhattan, Nyt, Torture, Trump, WaPo, Mueller, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome

"John McCain received the fake and phony dossier. You hear about the dossier? It was paid for by Crooked Hillary Clinton."

"And John McCain got it. And what did he do? He didn’t call me. He turned it over to the FBI hoping to put me in jeopardy...."Trump explains why he didn't like John McCain. It's about more than the dossier. President Trump on John McCain: "I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve. I don't care about this. I didn’t get thank you. That's ok. We sent him on the way, but I wasn't a fan of John McCain." — CSPAN (@cspan) March 20, 2...
Tags: Law, Fbi, Nyt, John Mccain, Times, Trump, McCain, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Christopher Steele, Crooked Hillary Clinton, The Dossier, McCain post-mortem

Food writer Mark Bittman "has bounced around since leaving The Times."

"He spent less than a year at Purple Carrot, a vegan meal-kit start-up. He wrote a column for New York Magazine and Grub Street. He started a newsletter. He posted recipes on his personal website. All along, he said, he had the idea of creating his own publication.... Salty, which is making its debut on Tuesday, will comprise recipes, stories related to food and more. 'There’s a large part of me that wants people to be interested in food agriculture, or policy, or kids, or immigrants, or race,' ...
Tags: Food, Law, Restaurants, New York Times, Nyt, Times, New York Magazine, Jim Crow, Black, Cornell University, Charlotte, Ritz Carlton, Mark Bittman, William Barber, Purdue University, Michael Lynn

Beto's in.

"Beto O’Rourke, the 46-year-old former Texas congressman whose near-miss Senate run last year propelled him to Democratic stardom, announced on Thursday that he was running for president, betting that voters will prize his message of national unity and generational change in a 2020 primary teeming with committed progressives. His decision jolts an early election season already stuffed with contenders, adding to the mix a relentless campaigner with a small-dollar fund-raising army, the performati...
Tags: Texas, Law, Senate, Nyt, Biden, Vermont, Booker, BETO, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Bernie, BBB, Ann Althouse, Joseph R Biden Jr, O'Rourke

National Cancer Institute chief tapped as acting FDA Commissioner

In the wake of FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s abrupt resignation, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar III announced that Dr. Ned Sharpless will serve as interim commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Since October 2017, Dr. Sharpless served as director of the National Cancer Institute and, before that, worked as a researcher and hematologist-oncologist at the University of North Carolina. He is also a co-founder of G1 Therapeutics, a biotech firm focused on cancer t...
Tags: Health, TC, Government, Tech, Rest, Food And Drug Administration, Nyt, Fda, Juul, Altria, Ned, National Cancer Institute, Sharpless, Gottlieb, Scott Gottlieb, Personnel

The NYT "Daily" podcast traps Jerry Nadler into an implicit confession that his investigation into Trump is biased and political.

I'm listening to today's episode of the NYT "Daily" podcast, which is the 3rd part in a series about what to expect from the Mueller report. It's an interview with Representative Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which is investigating President Trump and where an effort to impeach Trump would begin.The NYT interviewer is the host of the "Daily" podcast, Michael Barbaro, and, at about 8 minutes into the conversation, he traps Nadler with this stunning question: "You sa...
Tags: Law, Michael Barbaro, Nyt, Trump, Don, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Barbaro, Judiciary Committee, Ann Althouse, Nadler, Impeachment, Trump troubles, Jerry Nadler, Trump's new Congress

Mixing up the clichés at the NYT: "Will Trump Trade the Future for a Hill of Beans?"

That's the headline for a piece by The Editorial Board, with the subtitle "The outlines of a potential trade deal with China suggest President Trump once again is prioritizing superficial gains over America’s long-term economic interests."The bean cliché never comes up in the text of the column, though actual beans — soybeans — are part of the discussion, which created the temptation to use a bean cliché in the headline.His decision to go it alone, rather than making common cause with longstandi...
Tags: Law, China, Fiction, America, Metaphor, United States, Commerce, Nyt, Jack, Humphrey Bogart, Trump, Hotten, Editorial Board, Ann Althouse, Trump and foreign policy, Trump economics

Front-paged at the NYT: How to eat lunch at your "luxurious" company.

In case this has never occurred to you, snack items can be lunch. Inside, the article is "How to Make Meals From Office Snacks/At start-ups and luxurious companies, the free lunch is for the taking, if you’re bold enough." I look forward to more NYT articles about things that are "free... for the taking, if you’re bold enough."How to Stock Your Home Office... supplies are free, if you're bold enough! For Shoppers at Department Stores: The clothes and makeup you need for your big date are free fo...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Law, Steve Jobs, Ethics, Philosophy, Nyt, Tumblr, Shame, Vox, Vox Media, Michael, Department Stores, Jennings, Fisher, Georgetown University

Justice Thomas's Attack on New York Times v. Sullivan: Old Originalism in New Originalist Garb

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Tags: Justice, Supreme Court, Congress, Court, Alabama, Citizens United, New York Times, Nyt, States, White, Town, Branding, Opm, Thomas, Mark, Reed

If this is a news story, why can I detect a point of view just looking at the headline and the photograph?

I'm looking at this in the NYT:The artful photograph looks like a Madonna and Child. The woman is beautiful, serene, and intensely and spiritually maternal.The headline tells us she's an Alabaman and she's being excluded from "Home."Now, I'll read the text. I'm beginning at the beginning and will put an ellipsis when I make a cut:President Trump said Wednesday the United States would not re-admit an American-born woman who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State and now wants to come home. T...
Tags: Isis, Law, Islamic State, Alabama, Turkey, Syria, United States, Madonna, Nyt, Treason, Yemen, Trump, State, Leopold, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo

"I just want to remind you that that mildly nauseous feeling you have is because for the last two years, Donald Trump has been spinning you in a tumble-dryer full of turd."

That is the level of joke told on a network late-night talk show and selected by the NYT for its "Best of Late Night" summary.I guess the network taste level is you have to say "turd" for "shit." Personally, I think "turd" is a nastier word. "Shit" is crisper, jauntier. "Turd" has that ugly "urd" sound that we find in "murder," "burden," and "absurd." And "turd," unlike "shit," calls attention to the shape of particular lumps of excrement (which makes it the less apt word for what's going on in ...
Tags: Law, Putin, Stephen Colbert, Russia, America, Language, Nyt, Colbert, The Colbert Report, Jack, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Normal, Ann Althouse, Dirty Words

Trump reportedly asked if prosecutor could oversee Cohen probe

•See Trump react to NYT report on Whitaker •Analysis: 1 sentence that explains Trump and the Russia probe •Why Mueller cares about Donald Trump
Tags: News, Russia, Stories, Nyt, Trump, Cohen, Whitaker, Mueller

"How do you know there's something not right with the coverage? When they simplify it all and there's no gray — there's no gray."

Yesterday, I tried the episode of the Mike Drop (Mike Ritland) podcast with Lara Logan, but it's over 3 hours long and the first half hour is lightweight warm-up chatter. Did she really say she drinks alcohol at breakfast and drinks a lot generally? How long did it take her to say what America means to me is freedom — 10 minutes? I do understand how these podcasts work, but I couldn't watch. This morning I'm seeing....And I see a tip about where to begin, so let me cue you to there, about 8,000 ...
Tags: Law, Israel, America, Journalism, Nyt, Fox News, Propaganda, Trump, Breitbart, Logan, Lara Logan, Jill Abramson, Ann Althouse, Left-wing Ideology, Trump derangement syndrome, Fake News

Ryan Adams’ New Album Canceled Amid Allegations of Abuse and Sexual Misconduct

Ryan Adams performs during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 25, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Josh Brasted/WireImage Facing repercussions. Ryan Adams’ new album, Big Colors, has been canceled after a New York Times exposé was published on Wednesday, February 13. In it, the singer was accused of emotional abuse and sexual misconduct with an underage woman. Hollywood’s Biggest Sexual Misconduct Scandals “Big Colors was our most ...
Tags: Hollywood, Religion, Fbi, New York Times, Nyt, Mandy Moore, Ryan Adams, Conor Oberst, US Weekly, Phoebe Bridgers, Adams, Moore, Los Angeles California, Bull Moose, Universal Music Group, New Orleans Louisiana

Abramson Says She’ll Correct Errors In Book After Initially Disputing Them

NEW YORK (AP) — The former executive editor of The New York Times acknowledged Thursday that her new book, “Merchants of Truth,” contains some sourcing errors and said she would correct them. In an email Thursday to The Associated Press, Jill Abramson wrote that some page numbers in sourcing notes needed to be fixed and some sources “should have been cited as quotations in the text.” “The notes don’t match up with the right pages in a few cases, and this was unintentional and will be promptly ...
Tags: New York, News, Washington Post, Ap, Harvard University, New York Times, Nyt, Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Out, Jane Mayer, Moynihan, Abramson, Jill Abramson, Simon Schuster, Suroosh Alvi

New York Times calls blackface "dark makeup," edits headline after being called out

Changing the headline after public outcry, The New York Times once again backflips as they excuse hate. hey @nytimes this is some racist bs. IT'S BLACKFACE. BLACKFACE. jesus christ, this is why we have these problems in the first place! call RACISM RACISM. — Oliver Willis (@owillis) February 6, 2019
Tags: Post, News, New York Times, Nyt, Hate, Covering Up Hate, KboYvqKbpf Oliver Willis

Trump bump? NYT adds subscribers, grows digital revenue

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times Co. is adding large numbers of digital subscribers and growing its digital revenue. The Times added 265,000 digital subscriptions in the last three months of the year, the most significant increase since Donald Trump was elected president. The paper has landed repeated scoops on the Trump administration. […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, Ap, Nyt, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, The New York Times Co

"More bombs and boots haven’t brought victory any closer. Tens of thousands of Afghan civilians have been killed, maimed and traumatized."

"Millions of people are internally displaced or are refugees in Iran and Pakistan. Poppy cultivation is up four times over 2002. Despite years of economic and military aid, Afghanistan remains one of the least developed countries in the world. Afghan security forces, which were supposed to take over from NATO troops, have lost a staggering 45,000 soldiers in battle since 2014 and can’t fill their recruitment targets. Mr. Trump’s administration — which announced it would withdraw 7,000 troops but...
Tags: Law, Iran, War, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Nato, Pakistan, Terrorism, Nyt, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump and foreign policy, Trump And The Military

"A strange sentence in this New York Times article about Democrats apologizing."

A blog post from my son John looks at this strange sentence in the NYT:As recently as 2006, national Democrats including former President Barack Obama expressed wariness about immigrants’ ability to assimilate into American culture and did not openly embrace gay marriage — two talking points that would probably be deeply damaging for any 2020 candidate."See the problem? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Same-sex Marriage, Law, Barack Obama, New York Times, Nyt, John, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse, Obama and gay rights, Obama and immigration

Facebook warned over privacy risks of merging messaging platforms

Facebook’s lead data protection regulator in Europe has asked the company for an “urgent briefing” regarding plans to integrate the underlying infrastructure of its three social messaging platforms. In a statement posted to its website late last week the Irish Data Protection Commission writes: “Previous proposals to share data between Facebook companies have given rise to significant data protection concerns and the Irish DPC will be seeking early assurances that all such concerns will be fully...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Instagram, Tech, Eu, New York Times, European Commission, Nyt, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Jan Koum, Zuckerberg, Acton, WhatsApp Facebook

This Week in Photography Books: Lorena Turner

  I used to know Keanu Reeves. It’s true. Back in the 90’s, I worked on a couple of movies in New York, just before moving back to New Mexico. One of them, a major Warner Brother production, was called “The Devil’s Advocate,” and starred Keanu, Charlize Theron and Al Pacino. I got hired as an office intern, was soon promoted to office PA, and then got a second promotion to location assistant. (Before I was fired in winter so they could hire a much more qualified person for the job.) Because I an...
Tags: Photography, New York, PA, Ted, Tai Chi, Nyt, New Mexico, Bill, Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Sarah, Photography Books, Nyu, Trump, Mark Burnett, Kevin

"I was surprised by how much interest there’s been from centrist politicians, who are desperate for a coherent narrative to defend centrist liberalism, cosmopolitanism, open society..."

"... from the threats both by populists and by the hard left. I think there is a hunger for a coherent worldview that isn’t just the status quo, the un-Trumpism. We can do better than that. We ought to use reason and science to enhance human well-being.... We can set up institutions that result in greater rationality than any of us is capable of individually, like peer review, like free speech, like a free press, like empirical testing — norms and institutions that make us collectively more rati...
Tags: Maryland, Law, Journalism, Harvard, Nyt, Venezuela, Rhetoric, Steven Pinker, Martin O'malley, Howard, El Sayed, Rationality, Ann Althouse, Ginni Thomas, the Althouse comments community, Ocasio Cortez

"Guys as rich as Shultz have better things to do with their time than hawk books for money."

"The book is to support the run, not vice versa. Remember when everybody was saying that Trump was just running to jump start some kind of news network?" Writes tim in vermont in the comments to the first post of the day (about the value of a Howard Schultz candidacy).Do you think tim makes more sense than Scott Adams, in his podcast yesterday, expressing certainty that Schultz will not run — and is therefore only hawking his book — because it would destroy the Starbucks brand:Tim's observation ...
Tags: Law, Wealth, Howard Schultz, Nyt, Jk Rowling, Starbucks, Jeff Bezos, Trump, Adams, Scott Adams, J K Rowling, Bezos, Schultz, Shultz, Ann Althouse, Tim In Vermont

Mark Zuckerberg is ordering Facebook employees to make big changes to the way the company's most popular apps work, connecting WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger

Mark Zuckerberg has tasked Facebook employees to reconfigure its messaging services WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram so users can communicate across the platforms, The New York Times reports. The apps will continue to operate as three standalone platforms, but would be unified by an "underlying messaging infrastructure" that includes end-to-end encryption for the entire "family" of Facebook-owned apps, according to the Times. These proposed changes have reportedly caused unrest within the co...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Microsoft, China, Trends, Facebook Messenger, New York Times, Nyt, Times, Kevin Systrom, Bing, Mike Krieger, Jan Koum, Zuckerberg