Friday, March 6, 2009

Times Watch Tracker

GOP Senator Bunning "Bit of a Screwball," May Be Mentally Unfit
More classy commentary from reporter Mark Leibovich on controversial conservative Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky: "...Mr. Bunning has shown no sign of stepping aside and delivered a string of incendiary pronouncements that have fed an impression that he is, to go with a baseball metaphor, a bit of a screwball."

"Obama Administration" vs. "The Government"
When bad news hits, does the Times shift responsibility from Barack Obama to place the blame on that more generic institution "the government"?

The Times Finds Bias in the Academy -- Against Liberals?
Patricia Cohen locates the one academic discipline where conservatives have some voice -- the economics department -- and criticizes it for lack of balance.

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