A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 01, 2011
Toilet Paper of Record (New York Times nickname)

The New York (NY) Times has been called the “(news)paper of record” since 1924. Some critics claim that the Times distorts facts and should not be relied upon as the true, accurate historical record of world events. The unflattering nickname “toilet paper of record” for the New York Times has been cited in print since at least 2001.

Other Times nicknames include “Gray Lady,” “Jew York Times,” “New Duranty Times,” “New York Crimes,” “New York Slimes,” “New York Times-Democrat,” “New Yuck Times,” “Old York Times” and “Pravda on the Hudson,”


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From: “Wester”
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 18:08:24 GMT
Local: Fri, Feb 23 2001 1:08 pm
Subject: Toilet Paper of Record

The New York Times lamely responds to criticism that it ignored inauguration day protests, saying it had already covered election “irregularities.” The “paper of record” prefers to cover events that occur only in association with people in power, not the American people themselves

Firedoglake
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Is the Media Worm Ready to Turn?
(...)
Is this the first of many articles? Is it the LA Times’ bid to become the go-to source on TraitorGate, now that the Paper of Record has become the Toilet Paper of Record? Holy crap, wouldn’t that be visionary.

Two Minute Offense
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
NY Times-- Lamont voters moderate
No, really. They really wrote that. Read what Ace thinks of the latest insanity from the toilet paper of record.
posted by Stan at 4:21 PM

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From: “no surrender”
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 09:29:41 -0400
Local: Sat, Aug 25 2007 8:29 am
Subject: NYT Screws Pooch Again

Ah yes, the NY Times, loony left loser libs and dem damned dim Dems Toilet Paper of Record, heh, heh, heh.

Western Hero
Saturday, August 15, 2009
New York Times, Toilet Paper of Record
The NY Times was wrong on Communist Russia, providing cover as “Uncle Joe” Stalin murdered millions. They were wrong on the intentions of rebel leader Fidel Castro, claiming he was not a communist. This allowed US support and money to flow to his movement that knocked over Fulgencio Batista, replacing one dictator with another.

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NYT Catches Up as Obama’s Generals Push War for Yemen
By: Siun
Thursday September 16, 2010 6:03 am
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odin007
September 16th, 2010 at 6:19 am 7
SIUN,
Ah, the New York Times, the “Toilet Paper of Record”. as Gerald Celente calls it. Why even discuss the NYT? It is a completely useless institution and adds no value to the Democratic Republic. As for never-ending war on the world, change the dynamic of Republicrat rule in this country and the wars will eventually end……………

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Saturday, January 01, 2011 • Permalink