NYT CEO Tells CNBC that Paper’s News Coverage Does Not Have a Liberal Bias

‘I want to be really clear that in our news coverage, we aim to be objective and to tell people straightforwardly what’s happening, so the news without bias without fear or favor is the famous phrase’

EXCERPT:

SULLIVAN: “I don’t mean the readers. I mean what’s on the front page? Do you feel like, sometimes, that doesn’t reflect the entire country? That maybe it’s too far from the liberal point of view?”
THOMPSON: “I don’t.”
SULLIVAN: “I don’t know. I’m just wondering.”
THOMPSON: “So, the answer is no, I don’t.” 
SULLIVAN: “Fair enough.”
CARUSO-CABRERA: “You don’t feel there’s a liberal point of view in The New York Times?” 
THOMPSON: “There’s no question that the editorial pages, the opinion pages —“ 
CARUSO-CABRERA: “No, I’m talking about the front page, the Arts page, the Business page.” 
THOMPSON: “I want to be really clear that in our news coverage, we aim to be objective and to tell people straightforwardly what’s happening, so the news without bias without fear or favor is the famous phrase.”

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