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Does Coercion Equal 'Rape'? 2 Takes on Aziz Ansari

Bari Weiss says allegation trivializes #MeToo movement

(Newser) - When Sezin Koehler first read that Aziz Ansari made a date feel "violated," she thought, "This isn't sexual assault. This is several bad dates I have been on in the past." It was then that Koehler remembered what she calls a "scarily similar" encounter—... More »

New York Times Speaks 'Truth' During Golden Globes

Will run a 30-second spot that highlights its role in exposing sexual harassment

(Newser) - You may not want to get up to refill your wine glass during the Golden Globes' commercial breaks on Sunday: Mashable reports the New York Times will be running a "chilling" ad that is intended to champion the paper's role in breaking the Harvey Weinstein story and exposing... More »

MeToo Movement Has Women 'Frail as Victorian Housewives'

Daphne Merkin has some complaints about the current atmosphere

(Newser) - Daphne Merkin is expecting to see more #MeToo hashtags pop up Sunday as female celebrities attending the Golden Globes sport all-black eveningwear in support of the movement against gender inequality and "inappropriate conduct" in Hollywood. Or should we say "sexual harassment" or "sexual assault"? The conflated,... More »

One Addict's Death Illustrates Sprawling Rehab Industry

'New York Times' explores legal fight involving American Addiction Centers

(Newser) - One aspect of the story is fairly straightforward: An alcoholic who also happened to have a chronic lung disease checks into a California rehab clinic to get clean and is found dead in his bed the next morning. But the death of Gary Benefield is just a launching point for... More »

Trump on 2020: Media Needs Me to Win for 'Ratings'

President also speaks on Roy Moore, Democrats, and how he thinks Mueller will 'be fair': 'NYT'

(Newser) - A New York Times reporter was granted an "impromptu" interview with President Trump Thursday at Trump's West Palm Beach golf club, and among the nuggets Michael Schmidt extracted was Trump's apparent faith in special counsel Robert Mueller. "I think he's going to be fair,"... More »

Descending Mount Everest Is Even Harder When You're Dead

'NYT' describes intense recovery of 3 bodies

(Newser) - Descending from the top of the world is no easy feat, taking hours or days—or more than a year, if you happen to be dead. In a 13,000-word feature, supplemented by jaw-dropping video footage, the New York Times recounts the incredible efforts taken to retrieve the bodies of... More »

NYT Isn't Firing Reporter Accused of Misconduct

But Glenn Thrush is off the White House beat

(Newser) - Political reporter Glenn Thrush has "acted offensively" toward women—but not so offensively that the New York Times believes he should be fired, executive editor Dean Baquet says. The Times says Thrush, who has been on the paper's White House beat since January and was suspended without pay... More »

A Bite on the Butt: Tales of Harassment at Ford Plants

Supervisors, union reps among those accused by female workers: 'NYT'

(Newser) - From Hollywood to Capitol Hill, and now to the auto industry. An in-depth investigation from the New York Times finds sexual misconduct is rampant at Ford's factories, specifically at the Chicago Assembly Plant and Chicago Stamping Plant, which employ some 5,700 workers, roughly a third of whom are... More »

Kids Are Starving in This Once-Rich Nation

'New York Times' is out with a disturbing look at rampant malnutrition in Venezuela

(Newser) - "Never in my life had I seen so many hungry children." And that comment from a pediatrician in Venezuela crystallizes a disturbing investigative piece by the New York Times on how the nation's economic collapse is taking a devastating toll on kids. The newspaper tracked 21 public... More »

Trump Watches 4 Hours of TV a Day? 'Wrong!'

President disputes 'NYT' report

(Newser) - The New York Times over the weekend detailed President Trump's daily routine , and the paper painted television as a major part of it. Not so, declared Trump in a Monday morning tweet. The article characterized him as watching four to eight hours a day, though it noted the sound... More »

Jay-Z on Dealing With Infidelity: Get to the 'Middle of the Pain'

'NYT' interview dives into his relationship with Kanye, how he and Beyonce dealt with discord

(Newser) - Whispers have long abounded about what exactly went on in Jay-Z and Beyonce's marriage to spur some of the lyrics in the former's 4:44 album, and his in-depth interview with Dean Baquet for T Magazine finally offers some confirmation. After the New York Times executive editor tells... More »

Trump Sets His Sights on 'Failing' NYT

Brands it 'the pipe organ for the Democrat Party'

(Newser) - President Trump's morning consisted in part of a now familiar ritual: tweeting about the media , with the New York Times being Thursday's focus. "The Failing @nytimes, the pipe organ for the Democrat Party, has become a virtual lobbyist for them with regard to our massive Tax Cut... More »

New York Times Nazi Story Triggers Big Backlash

Newspaper explains rationale behind profile, regrets offending people

(Newser) - A New York Times story over the weekend caused such a ruckus that the newspaper has responded publicly. But this one wasn't about politics or sexual harassment—the story in question was a profile of Ohio resident Tony Hovater, a white nationalist and Nazi sympathizer who took part in... More »

NYT Suspends Glenn Thrush After Women's Allegations

Laura McGann details the alleged sexual misconduct at Vox

(Newser) - As far as political journalists go, Glenn Thrush is well known to the point that Bobby Moynihan has played him a number of times in Saturday Night Live skits. The New York Times White House correspondent is also the latest man to be hit with allegations of sexual misconduct, by... More »

Time for a Reckoning for Bill Clinton?

Michelle Goldberg in 'New York Times' believes Juanita Broaddrick's claim of rape

(Newser) - The daily revelations about sexual harassment means it's time for Democrats to reassess their view on Bill Clinton, writes Michelle Goldberg in a New York Times op-ed. Goldberg reviews the claims against him made by various women and arrives at the conclusion stated in the op-ed's headline: "... More »

They Weathered War, PTSD, and Prison. Love Prevailed

The 'New York Times' has the story of Samuel Siatta and Ashley Volk

(Newser) - A loop of blue dental floss is one of Ashley Volk's treasured possessions, and it's introduced at the start of a New York Times article on a moving story of a modern love that overcame great obstacles. The Chicago woman first spotted it on the ring finger of... More »

Steve Bannon Declares New Holiday: 'MAGA Day'

From now on, Trump supporters will celebrate Nov. 8 as if it were Bastille Day, he says

(Newser) - Steve Bannon is a busy man these days, given the one-year anniversary of President Trump's election victory. Among the speeches and interviews he's given is a sit-down with the New York Times , in which he declares a new holiday of sorts. "We celebrated today in the Trump... More »

She Was Dictating a Comment to NYT. Then Things Got Weird

An auto-to-text gaffe charms the internet

(Newser) - It started off in normal enough fashion. "Zero optimism that the Democrats can ever regain ..." wrote Christine McMorrow in a comment to the New York Times . And then things started getting weird. “Hello hi oh you're there are you outside oh well let me come to... More »

'Rajuma's Story Stopped Me': Veteran Reporter Can't Shake It

Jeffrey Gettleman of 'New York Times' recalls wrenching interview with Rohingya woman

(Newser) - Last week, reporter Jeffrey Gettleman of the New York Times wrote a harrowing account of how Myanmar soldiers ripped a baby boy from the arms of his Rohingya mother and threw the child into a fire before raping her. Now, in a first-person account, Gettleman writes that his interview with... More »

A 'Witch Hunt' Against Powerful Men? Damn Straight

Lindy West takes on 'cultural malfunction' she says created men like Woody, Weinstein, Trump

(Newser) - Lindy West isn't the only person miffed that Woody Allen recently piped in on the Harvey Weinstein scandal , saying it shouldn't turn into a "witch hunt" —but she's one of the few conceding that "yes, this is a witch hunt. I'm a witch... More »

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