Trump is feuding with The New York Times over their report that he’s considering hiring Clinton’s impeachment lawyer

Michal Kranz, provided by Published 11:55 am, Sunday, March 11, 2018 Evan Vucci/AP President Donald Trump attacked The New York Times on Twitter Sunday, and said they "purposely wrote a false story." The story Trump was referencing claimed people close to him said he was losing confidence in members of his legal team because of their handling of the Russia investigation. The story also said Trump met with former President Bill Clinton's impeachment lawyer, and was considering hiring him. Trump's team has wavered on how much to cooperate with the Mueller probe, but has recently been doing everything in its power to stop Trump from sitting down for an in-person interview. Local Channel Now Playing: Now Playing Homeowner stabbed while confronting suspicious man 21 Pro Video Endangered Beluga Whale Calf Rescued Near Alaska Associated Press Teenager Stuck For 11 Hours in Texas Cave Associated Press Police swarm S.A. apartments after shots fired call San Antonio Express-News San Antonio cave rescue Fox7 SAPD's 911 PSAs San Antonio Express-News Perp walk: Driver picked up escaped inmates with child in car San Antonio Express-News 2 injured in shooting at San Antonio neighborhood San Antonio Express-News Police: Alleged prostitute shot at S.A. hotel by man she met online San Antonio Express-News Standoff in Leon Springs extends 20 hours San Antonio Express-News President Donald Trump lashed out at one of his favorite media targets, The New York Times, in a pair of tweets on Sunday in which he pushed back against a story the Times published alleging he was dissatisfied with his legal team's handling of the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller. The Times story reported that Trump is in talks with Emmet T. Flood, a lawyer who worked on former President Bill Clinton's team as he navigated the investigation that eventually led to his impeachment in 1998. It also mentioned several unnamed sources who claimed Continue Reading

New York Times commercial highlights journalism during Golden Globes 2018

By Mariecar Mendoza Updated 10:24 pm, Sunday, January 7, 2018 The New York Times took a moment to remind everyone that journalism — including print journalism — is very much alive and still driving change, during one of the biggest nights in Hollywood. The national newspaper debuted its 30-second commercial after the second award of the night was given at the 75th annual Golden Globes on Sunday, Jan. 7. It was sparse but pointed as it ended with bold letters that read: “The truth has a voice.” The commercial is a nod to the major investigation into the sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein first published by the Times last year that opened the floodgates for a wave of women — and men — to speak out about abuse in the entertainment industry. That journalism essentially sparked the black-out fashion statement part of the Time’s Up movement during the award show, so the commercial seemed ever more timely. The 2018 Golden Globes at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton is airing live on NBC with host Seth Meyers. Keep up with all the buzz at the show with us at Mariecar Mendoza is The San Francisco Chronicle’s arts content editor. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @SFMarMendozaInstagram: @sfchronicle_scene [View the story "New York Times commercial during Golden Globes resonates with viewers" on Storify] window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-5', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 5', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-10', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 10', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: Continue Reading

The ‘New York Times’ Misses the Mark on Inequality, Marriage

Do we really need a front-page story in the Sunday New York Times to tell us that a woman with a college degree and a good solid marriage is better off than a college dropout raising three kids alone? In “Two Classes, Divided by ‘I Do’,” Jason DeParle profiled Jessica Schairer and Chris Faulkner, two white women from conventional church-going Midwestern middle-class families whose life trajectory looked much the same when they graduated high school and set out for college. Jessica, though, got pregnant by her freshman-year boyfriend and was persuaded by him to drop out and start a family. Now she’s raising their children in Ann Arbor, Michigan, by herself, on one income (just under $25,000 for a full time job as assistant director of a daycare center) and food stamps. Meanwhile, Chris, her boss at the daycare center, did everything “by the book” and in the right order: college, marriage, kids. Now Chris has a combined household income of $95,000 a year, with plenty of money to spend on her sons’ sports and extracurricular activities, to say nothing of a loving, involved dad to share the parenting, while Jessica is exhausted, lonely, and can barely afford generic breakfast cereal, let alone Boy Scout Camp for her troubled son. Yes, yes, is the takeaway: inequality is increasing and good jobs are hard to find, but “what most separates” the two women “is not the impact of globalization on their wages but a 6-foot-8-inch man named Kevin.” Well, if only we could clone Kevin—or maybe put great big Good Guy and Bad Guy signs on young men so that naïve college girls could tell which slacker boys are exploitive louts and which ones just need a nudge to become prime husband material. (Kevin went through a layabout stage but reformed because he wanted to marry Chris. “Marriage, in other words, can help make men marriageable.”) DeParle seems to think getting married transforms Continue Reading

New York Times asks ‘Fox & Friends’ for apology on Islamic State report

The New York Times is asking Fox News' morning show "Fox & Friends" to apologize for what the newspaper calls a "malicious and inaccurate segment" about the newspaper, intelligence leaks and the Islamic State that aired Saturday. New York Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha said Sunday that she requested an "on-air apology and tweet." The paper, she wrote, took issue with a Fox host on the segment saying that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi "was able to sneak away under the cover of darkness after a New York Times story" in 2015 and a host's comment that the U.S. government "would have had al-Baghdadi based on the intelligence that we had except someone leaked information to the failing New York Times." The segment referred to comments by a top military official noted in a Friday Fox story . In the Fox story, Gen. Tony Thomas, the head of U.S. Special Operations Command, said his team was "close" to al-Baghdadi after a 2015 raid but the "lead went dead" after it "was leaked in a prominent national newspaper." The Fox story connected Thomas with the Times, saying that Thomas "appeared to be referring to a New York Times report in June 2015 that detailed how American intelligence agencies had 'extracted valuable information.'" The story was updated online Sunday with a Times statement. "Fox & Friends" will "provide an updated story to viewers tomorrow morning based on the report," the company said in a statement emailed by Fox spokeswoman Caley Cronin Sunday. The Times wrote a story Sunday saying President Trump was wrong when he tweeted Saturday morning that the "failing" New York Times "foiled" a government attempt to kill al-Baghdadi, apparently a reaction to Fox's story. The Times also pushed back against Fox's story, noting that the Pentagon issued a news release more than three weeks before the Times article that could have tipped off al-Baghdadi. The Continue Reading

New York Times editor Bill Keller agonized over decision on Taliban-captured reporter David Rohde

The New York Times' decision not to report the Taliban capture of correspondent David Rohde for seven months was "an agonizing position that we revisited over and over again," the paper's executive editor Bill Keller said Sunday.Rohde was abducted on Nov. 10, 2008, but it was not until his escape Friday that the kidnapping was widely reported."All along, we were told by people that probably the wisest course for David's safety was to keep it quiet," Keller said in a CNN interview.Keller said he worried at different points that the story would be leaked, such as in May when Rohde was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan.Keller said Arab satellite TV station Al Jazeera was planning a story on Rohde but agreed to hold it at The Times' request.Rohde and Afghan reporter Tahir Ludin escaped by climbing over the wall of a compound in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan.They "just walked over the wall of the compound," Rohde's wife, Kristen Mulvihill, told The Times after speaking with her husband. The two then found a Pakistani Army scout who led them to a nearby base, The Times said. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Will Ferrell makes cameo in Jessie Fuller and Buck Rodgers’ New York Times wedding announcement

Is Will Ferrell getting remarried? No, but he appeared in a wedding announcement on Sunday. The actor made a cameo in a couple's wedding photo featured in the New York Times' wedding section over the weekend. Both Jessie Fuller and Peyton (Buck) Rodgers are production assistants, and Rodgers happens to work on "The Other Guys," an upcoming film starring Ferrell that's been filming in New York.In the wedding photo, Ferrell appears standing behind the happy couple. The newlyweds met in March on the Upper West Side when they were both working as production assistants on "When in Rome", due out in 2010.Ferrell has been happily married to wife Viveca Paulin since 2000, and they are expecting their third child in January. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Cross word puzzle: Eight-letter definition for New York Times acrostic: clueless

Noodling with the acrostic puzzle in Sunday's New York Times Magazine, we came across a stumper. Clue F called for an eight-letter word defined as "revolt against an occupation."D-E-F-I-A-N-C-E did not work. Nor did U-P-R-I-S-I-N-G. Only by filling in surrounding blanks did the desired answer become clear. It was I-N-T-I-F-A-D-A. As in the bloody terror campaign waged by the Palestinians against the Israelis - whom the Palestinians have vowed to drive into the sea. No more is the word a generic Arabic term for battling an occupier. Events have given it a very specific meaning. So riddle us this: Does The Times write Editor's Notes about puzzle clues? Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu is considering investing milliions in the New York Times

The New York Times Co. is in talks with billionaire Carlos Slim Helu about a possible investment of hundreds of millions of dollars that could help the newspaper publisher to meet debt payments, according to published reports. The New York Times, citing anonymous sources, reported in Monday's editions that Slim is close to a deal to invest about $250 million in the company. The company's board was expected to meet on Monday to approve the deal, with an announcement possible as early as Tuesday, the newspaper reported. A spokeswoman for The New York Times declined to comment Sunday. The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, reported Saturday that no deal is set and that discussions between the paper and Slim, the owner of Mexico's telephone giant Telmex, could still collapse. The Times had about $46 million in cash and $1.1 billion in debt as of the end of September, the Times reported. A $400 million loan expires in May. In September, the financier and members of his family purchased 6.4 percent of the company's publicly traded shares. The Times said the value of Slim's investment has since fallen to $58 million from $128 million. Forbes last year named Slim as the world's second-richest man. The Ochs-Sulzberger family owns a controlling interest in the company through special voting shares. The hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners holds a 19.9 percent stake in the company, which publishes its namesake paper, The Boston Globe and other properties. The Times said Slim's investment in the company would be in the form of 10-year bonds with warrants convertible to common shares. Slim also would receive a special dividend up to or exceeding 10 percent of his investment. Slim would get no representation on the company's board or special voting rights. But when he exercises the warrants, he would own about one-third of the company's common stock, becoming its largest shareholder, according to the Times. The company has been trying to conserve Continue Reading

‘New York Times’ wine critic to speak at Finger Lakes Community College

“Wine. Food. Who could ask for anything more?”That question will be explored when New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov speaks at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at Finger Lakes Community College.The talk will be moderated in the style of a television talk show by fellow wine enthusiast Evan Dawson, author of Summer in a Glass: The Coming of Age of Winemaking in the Finger Lakes. Dawson has been host of Connections with Evan Dawson, the WXXI-AM (1370) mid-day talk show, since 2014.Asimov also will explore the Finger Lakes wine boom and its role in the regional economy.“One of the things I love most about the Finger Lakes wine community is that it is not an ego-driven effort to achieve great wines, or rather, to achieve all the recognition and financial gains that come from being regarded as a center for great wines,” he said in a press release. “I believe producers are instead trying to make the best wines they can from their patches of earth, and from that eventually will come great recognition. It's a very different approach from some other American regions, and an important difference.”Asimov's wine column appears weekly in The New York Times. He also is the author of How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto and co-author with Florence Fabricant of Wine With Food: Pairing Notes and Recipes From The New York Times. Before he started focusing on wine in 2004, Asimov wrote primarily about restaurants and food.The event is part of the George M. Ewing Canandaigua Forum speaker series. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston will wrap up the series Jan. 28 with a talk titled, “Trump: Day 365. What Just Happened?”Tickets are $25 each or free at the door with a current student ID. Order tickets by phone at (585) 430-8382 or online at The talk will be held in the student center auditorium of Finger Lakes Continue Reading

New York Times slips with selective report on potential Daily News buyers

The New York Times gives its readers all the news that they selectively believe is fit to print. On Monday, Times readers awoke to an article by media reporter Jonathan Mahler called “The Daily News Still Awaits a Savior.” The big scoop deals with the impending sale of America’s Hometown Newspaper, which is understandably the hottest topic in all of media right now. Among its many surprises is that former hairstylist Jon Peters is a “likely bidder” for The News. That certainly came as news to our “sources,” who are quite a bit closer to the proceedings. When contacted for comment, Mahler said he “can’t help (us)” with the reasoning behind his claim. In his column, Mahler also argues that one thing complicating the sale is The News’ drop in print circulation over the past quarter century. Or, as media insiders sometimes refer to this period of declining print sales, “The Internet Era.” The Gray Lady must be getting forgetful in her elder years. The Times failed to mention that its own newsstand sales have dropped considerably during this period. The decline of the Times print edition has been particularly steep during the past decade, in which its circulation has fallen from just under 1.37 million daily sales in 2005 to fewer than 681,000 sales in 2014, a decline of some 40%. The bad news doesn’t rest on Sunday for the Times. That day’s $5 edition sold just over 1.68 million copies each week in 2006, but in 2014 it sold about 27% less, with a little more than 1.2 million copies weekly. Meanwhile, the print ad sales plummeted 59% from 2003 to 2014. Certainly no one knows the value of a savior better than the Times. Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, the second-richest man on Earth, saved the 164-year-old broadsheet from drowning in 2009 by lending it $250 million. By 2011, the paper settled its debt with Slim, who, by exercising warrants, was the Continue Reading