- - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Of all the reportage of the presidential brawl, none was more egregiously biased than that of The New York Times. The celebrated “Gray Lady” of newspapers was widely acclaimed as journalism’s preeminently recognized standard bearer. But in the clash between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the paper surrendered all pretentiousness of journalistic truthfulness and impartiality, as it went to extremes to not simply present the Democrats’ position in the most admiring light but to actually become Mrs. Clinton’s clarion mouthpiece.

At the beginning of the race, the paper was laced with imbalanced coverage that favored Mrs. Clinton over her primary rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (never mind that he was drawing far larger throngs than Hillary). But among our elite intelligentsia, Mrs. Clinton had long been the odds-on darling not only to triumph in the primaries but to loom over the general election like Godzilla, regardless of who the Republican nominee turned out to be. Surprise.

TONY FAVERO

Half Moon Bay, Calif.

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