The New York Times Responds to Rupert Murdoch: ‘We’re Not Happy’
News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch accused the New York Times of clearly being partial toward Obama in their coverage. In his interview with the National Press Club he said, “I have great respect for the Times, except it does have very clearly an agenda. You can see it very clearly in the way they choose their stories, what they put on Page 1 — anything that Mr. Obama wants.” He then went on to very comically proclaim that Fox News is in fact impartial, as they “have both sides in [their] news shows.” The Times responded by stating that “the goal of The New York Times is to cover the news as impartially as possible. Any claim to the contrary is simply wrong.” First of all, everyone is nuts. Certainly they are both biased in their coverage, but if the Times and Murdoch are going to get into a pissing contest about who leans more one way or the other, my biased guess is that Fox News would loose. They don’t just “lean” to the right, they infiltrate it.