Jan
20
2012

NYT's Apple Debate Factcheck, Without Facts

If Arthur Brisbane wants the Times to consider becoming factchecking 'truth vigilantes," this is hopefully not what he had in mind. At last night's Republican debate (1/19/12), CNN host John King asked the candidates how they would convince a corporation like Apple to employ more workers in the United States: It employs about 500,000 people in China. It is based in the United States, has some employees here, about 40-something thousand, I think 46,000. Most of them in retail stores and at the headquarters. 500,000 of them are in China. As a president of the United States, what do you […]

Jun
08
2011

Fed a Line of Bull by the NYT

"Fed Wants Priority Put on Deficit" was the New York Times' headline over Binyamin Appelbaum's June 8 story on the front page of the business section. Summarizing a speech Fed chair Ben Bernanke gave the day before, Appelbaum wrote, "He said that growth remained slow and uneven, but he made no mention of the possibility that the Fed would intervene, noting instead that 'a healthy economic future' required a plan to shrink the federal deficit." Appelbaum also cited a speech by the head of the New York Fed, a member of the national Fed's board of governors: "William C. Dudley, […]