NYT Editor To Stanford Students: We’re Biased

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It’s academic subscribers may insist that the Grey Lady is neutral but at least one editor at the New York Times knows better and said as much to students at Stanford. “The New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet labeled the paper’s opinion page as ‘far left wing’ and defended the hiring of columnist Bret Stephens, during a private meeting with members of Stanford University’s college newspaper, according to a student at the meeting,” Joe Simonson reported on The Daily Caller.

At the meeting, Baquet made appreciative note of the presence of a conservative think tank at Stanford and observed that it stands in stark contrast to the tolerance of other universities: “If the Hoover Institute was at [the University of California, Berkeley], they’d burn it down, if it was at Columbia [University], they might burn it down.”