Tax records showing that Donald Trump told the IRS that he lost nearly $1 billion over the course of a decade starting in the mid-1980s highlight the complexity of how the tax code treats real estate investments, but they do not tell us much about the president’s business prowess. The New York Times reported Tuesday that tax transcripts revealing Trump’s tax filings in the years 1985 through 1994 show the president lost nearly $1 billion, with big losses concentrated in the years 1990 and 1991. “Mr. Trump lost so much money that he was able to avoid paying income taxes for eight of the 10 years,” the Times reported. That may be true, although White House spokespeople have said the report is not accurate and the Times has not released the underlying documents or explained the sources of its information. But the bigger contention of the article–that the tax records show Trump is not the artful dealmaker he purports to be–is not … [Read more...] about Carney: How the New York Times Misread Trump’s Tax Bills
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The central city of Đà Nẵng has been included in a list of 52 places to go in 2019 by The New York Times. — VNA/VNS PhotoViet Nam News ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city of Đà Nẵng has been included in a list of 52 places to go in 2019 by The New York Times, which has an international readership. The third-largest city of Việt Nam, Đà Nẵng has gone from a place that is "best known for being a gateway to UNESCO Heritage town of Hội An" to an attraction "with a strong foodie scene and new hotels and resorts popping up on a five-mile-long beach strip", according to the newspaper. It advises travelers not to leave without having a bowl of mì Quảng (Quảng noodle soup), "the justifiably famous local noodle soup," which is only US$1 at any street-food stall. Last year, the number of visitors to Đà Nẵng increased 15.5 per cent year-on-year to 7.6 million in 2018, … [Read more...] about Đà Nẵng ranked among top destinations in 2019: The New York Times
Peter J. Boyer writes for Esquire magazine that, with the advent of Donald J. Trump in presidential politics, elite news media such as the New York Times were so triggered as to abandon the norms of traditional journalism – most significantly, the heralded posture of neutrality. When the closing gavels came down on the 2016 political conventions, the news cycle did not ease into the usual midsummer lull but instead locked directly into a state of high alarm, with Donald J. Trump at its center. In the days following Trump’s nomination, there came reports of senior Republican officials considering ways to replace him on the ballot (ABC News), of “suicidal” despair inside the Trump campaign (CNBC), and of a growing list of Republican leaders who planned to publicly support Hillary Clinton (Time). Fox News reported that friends of Trump’s were planning to stage an intervention, involving his family, in hopes of saving his candidacy. But amid those … [Read more...] about Boyer: Donald Trump Changed The New York Times. Is It Forever?
President Donald Trump continues to lavish attention on the New York Times, in an effort to win more positive coverage from his hometown paper. The president welcomed New York Times reporters Maggie Haberman and Peter Baker to the Oval Office for an interview Thursday as well as publisher A. G. Sulzberger.A transcript of the lengthy discussion about the media, the news and the freedom of the press was published by the Times. “I came from Jamaica, Queens, Jamaica Estates, and I became president of the United States,” Trump told them. “I’m sort of entitled to a great story — just one — from my newspaper.” The president expressed his willingness to speak with either of the two reporters on the record to discuss their stories before they were published. “If I were a reporter and I called somebody and they didn’t call me back, I’d probably be psychologically, maybe not even on purpose, I would probably be inclined to do bad … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Continues Wooing the New York Times for Positive Coverage
The New York Times has never been a big fan of Israel, or non-assimilated and non-leftist Jews for that matter. But it’s hard to escape the impression that the Times has decided to intensify its hostile stance towards Israel, Israeli Jews, and American Jews who support Israel. These efforts take two forms.First, the Times whitewashes Israel’s enemies. Last month, the paper published a paean to Hezbollah, Iran’s Lebanese terror army, which controls Lebanon and remains the most powerful and dangerous terror organization in the world. In an article ostensibly about Christmas celebrations in Beirut, the paper singled out Hezbollah for praise for its permissive stance on observing the Christian holy day. Noting wistfully that “because of financial constraints,” the terror group ditched its past practice of dispatching a Santa to give out gifts in Christian neighborhoods, the Times lauded Hezbollah, which seeks the annihilation of world Jewry and has seeded … [Read more...] about Caroline Glick: The New York Times’ War on Israel and Jews Who Support It