Overall, the New York Times Opinion Pages and Editorial Board display a Left media bias.
Important Note: This page refers to The New York Times Opinion page overall, including op-ed writers and the Editorial Board. AllSides rates the media bias for the New York Times news pages separately. Not all Opinion writers for the New York Times display a Left or Lean Left bias; we rate individual writers separately (see end of this page). While there are some right-leaning opinion writers with NYT, however, overall the Opinion page and Editorial board has a Left bias.
AllSides takes both the individual Opinion page writers and the Editorial Board into account to arrive at an overall media bias rating for the New York Times Opinion section.
In Sept. 2018, the AllSides team conducted an extensive editorial review of the New York Times Editorial Board. We found the New York Times Editorial Board to be consistently Left. The team could not find even one example of an editorial piece with a Center or Right perspective. Every headline was Left in position, headline, and choice of topic.
Not all NYT Opinion columnists have a Left or Lean Left bias; AllSides rates New York Times Opinion page writers separately. View media bias ratings for individual writers: