Washington Times editor John Solomon got some attention the other day by complaining that The New York Times, in an article explaining the origin of the false "death panel" claim, described his newspaper as "decidedly opposed" to President Obama. Solomon insisted in response that "Our news pages have no agenda except to accurately and fairly cover the news."
Solomon's whining paid off in the form of not just a correction stating that the article was "referring to its opinion pages, not to its news pages" but an apology from New York Times Washington editor Dean Baquet stating, "We did not mean to imply the Washington Times newsroom is biased or partisan."
Below are of Media Matters items on Obama-related news articles published by The Washington Times. Judge for yourself:
- The Washington Times