New York Times media bias rating is Lean Left.

The New York Times media bias is thought to have liberal leanings in many of its stories. In a 2007 survey conducted by the Rasmussen Reports, 40% of the survey takers believed the newspaper had liberal bias, 20% thought it had no bias, and 11% believed it to be conservative. In 2004, Daniel Okrent, the then public editor of The New York Times, wrote and editorial in which he explained that when covering some social issues, the paper did in fact have a liberal bias. Since Eisenhower ran for president in 1956, the paper has not endorsed a single Republican nominee for president, but has endorsed every other Democratic candidate.

AllSides' initial secondary research as well as a UCLA 2005 study gave the New York Times news a bias rating of lean left, referring to only the news pages and not the opinion articles. Initial results from the March 2013 Blind Survey by AllSides confirmed the lean left rating, but later results trended toward a bias rating of center. As of July 2016, the AllSides Bias Rating™ for The New York Times leans left; however, the majority of the almost 7,000 of the AllSides community disagrees with the lean left rating. When users were asked what the New York Times news bias rating should be, most said far left, with some saying center or lean right. On closer analysis, the average of the votes was actually found to be lean left.

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The New York Times was founded in 1851 by Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones and has been published continuously ever since. The newspaper has the second biggest circulation, with the Wall Street Journal being the most circulated in the United States. With 30 million visitors a month, The New York Times is America’s most popular news website. The New York Times is ranked as the thirty-ninth most circulated newspaper in the world. The paper has one 112 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other news organization. With 30 million visitors a month, it is America’s most popular news website. The Sunday New York Times has an average print circulation of over 1.1 million papers.


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