“Many Americans, and most conservatives, consider the New York Times virtually symbolic of the liberal news media,” write Marvin Olasky and Warren Cole Smith. “The reputation is well-deserved: The Times editorializes in favor of same-sex marriage and abortion. Recently, Times columnist Thomas Friedman equated the Tea Party to Hezbollah. Fellow Times columnist Joe Nocera did him one better, saying ‘Tea Party Republicans have waged jihad on the American people.’ Sometimes, the Times is so committed to liberal positions it ignores its own reporting. In 2002, the Times reported, ‘the number of state prisoners has increased 500 percent, growing each year in the 1990s even as crime fell.’ The Times completely ignored the possibility that crime fell precisely because criminals were locked up.
Accuracy in the media?»