CNN Newsroom host Poppy Harlow made the ridiculous claim last Thursday that The New York Times is an “unbiased” publication: “I’ll just say, it’s good that he’s giving an interview to a, you know, down the middle, unbiased publication like The New York Times.”
This wasn’t the first time that the media has pushed their delusional belief about the Times.
Benard Goldberg recounted a discussion in his book, Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News, he had with disgraced CBS anchor Dan Rather:
“What do you call the New York Times editorial page?” I asked him, since he had written op-eds for that paper.
“Middle of the road,” he said without missing a beat.
“You don’t think the New York Times has a liberal editorial page?” I asked him, not believing what I had just heard.
“No,” he said, “middle of the road.”