Whenever I read Andrew ‘I hate the New York Times because they fired me’ Sullivan ranting about the NY Times’ supposed liberal bias, I can console myself by re-reading this:
“The political right likes to claim Raines as its victim. Andrew Sullivan… attributes Raines’ downfall to the relentless exposure of the Times’ liberal bias by conservative watchdogs on the web.

But it’s a lot of rubbish really. The New York Times does generally prefer Democrats to Republicans, but even Raines, the liberal southerner, was extremely harsh in his condemnation of Bill Clinton for his misdemeanours. And the paper is generally very fair in its reporting. The problem for the Times is that, like the BBC in Britain, it commands so much influence that all politicians mind desperately what it has to say.”