The Right Coast

June 20, 2004
The New York Times
By Mike Rappaport

Its gotten to the point where New York Times bias is so pervasive that it hardly seems worth mentioning. I mean this quite sincerely: If the Times runs a story on the Iraq War which is not negative, that is worth pointing out. A negative story is simply not news.

But what the hell. I point it out as a way of dealing with it, not because it surprises anyone. This book review of John Keegan's book on the Iraq War is up to the New York Times's standard.

The Times, though, better watch it. There was a time when the term "liberal" was not used as a slur word in American politics. The phrase "this journalism is up to the Times's standard" could soon come to be understood generally as a slur.