The New York Times published a front-page article on Tuesday praising New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s “humble” rowhouse.
A newly hired New York Times columnist is an anti-Israel conspiracy theorist who is so opposed to “normalization” with the Jewish state that he once fought to prevent a think tank from translating his novel into Hebrew.
Via Matt Welch, here is a fascinating story about rent control and bankruptcy. There is much pulling of the heartstrings by New York Times reporter Mireya Navarro and it’s clear how Navarro and the newspaper come down. I’m going to ignore the emotional blackmail* and instead focus on the relevant facts:
Two years ago, [Mary Veronica Santiago] took refuge in bankruptcy, hoping to have her debts wiped away. … The issue, pending before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, is whether a rent-stabilized lease can be treated as an asset in a personal bankruptcy, just like a car or a piece of land, and used to pay off creditors. …
Mrs. Santiago has lived for 50 years in a two-bedroom apartment near Tompkins Square Park, in a neighborhood where unregulated apartments rent for thousands more a month than Mrs. Santiago’s rent of $703. Her main income is a Social Security check and, under normal bankruptcy proceedings, her lawyers said, she would have avoided repaying the $23,000 she owes because she had no assets. …
But as her case was nearing conclusion, her landlord stepped in with an offer to buy her rent-stabilized lease and produce the funds to pay off her debt. …
New York Times staff editor Juliet Lapidos apologized Wednesday to the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein and Michael Calderone for a joke at HuffPo’s expense during her employer’s hours-long Internet blackout.
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman is facing criticism from the pro-Israel community following a Tuesday article that incorrectly asserted that Israeli settlers had assassinated former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
The New York Times appended a correction on Wednesday to an inaccurate piece that had claimed the U.S. views Israeli settlements as illegal.
The New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren is under renewed criticism from the pro-Israel community for articles critics say slant toward the Palestinian Authority and misrepresent U.S. policy towards Israel.