Egg on Gray Lady’s face

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

Of all the re­portage of the pres­i­den­tial brawl, none was more egre­giously bi­ased than that of The New York Times. The cel­e­brated “Gray Lady” of news­pa­pers was widely ac­claimed as jour­nal­ism’s pre­em­i­nently rec­og­nized stan­dard bearer. But in the clash be­tween Don­ald Trump and Hil­lary Clin­ton, the pa­per sur­ren­dered all pre­ten­tious­ness of jour­nal­is­tic truth­ful­ness and impartiality, as it went to ex­tremes to not sim­ply present the Democrats’ po­si­tion in the most ad­mir­ing light but to ac­tu­ally be­come Mrs. Clin­ton’s clar­ion mouth­piece.

At the be­gin­ning of the race, the pa­per was laced with im­bal­anced cov­er­age that fa­vored Mrs. Clin­ton over her pri­mary ri­val Sen. Bernie San­ders (never mind that he was draw­ing far larger throngs than Hil­lary). But among our elite in­tel­li­gentsia, Mrs. Clin­ton had long been the odds-on dar­ling not only to tri­umph in the pri­maries but to loom over the gen­eral elec­tion like Godzilla, re­gard­less of who the Repub­li­can nom­i­nee turned out to be. Sur­prise.

TONY FAVERO Half Moon Bay, Calif.

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