Oy. And also vey. It’s NYT exec editor Jill Abramson talking to TNR:
“Well, Jill, leaving you out of it,” TNR reporter Michael Kinsley began, “would you say someone from Mars coming to read The New York Times for a month would recognize any ideological preference?”
Abramson conceded immediately that the editorial pages and opinion pieces may be perceived to be leaning leftward. “No, no,” Kinsley pressed, “on the news pages.”
“I think that they would recognize a sort of cosmopolitan outlook that reflects that, even as we become international, we’re a New York–based news institution,” Abramson replied. “I can see how the intensity of coverage on certain issues may to some people seem to reflect a liberal point of view. But I actually don’t think it does.”
The NYT used to be biased. Now they’re full-fledged partisans.