Even as the New York Times reports extensively and critically on the Clinton Foundation and its activities during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, as with other news outlets, multiple high-dollar donors to the foundation are associated with the paper, including the Times’ top shareholder, Carlos Slim.
In June 2007, just as the Democratic presidential primary was heating up, Bill and Hillary Clinton wrote a $100,000 check to a New York Times charity group. In January 2008, the Times editorial board endorsed Hillary over her much trendier rival, Barack Obama. The endorsement makes for an intriguing read in retrospect. Here are some highlights:
Some New York Times staffers are concerned about the paper’s lack of favorable coverage of Hillary Clinton, according to noted media expert Eric Boehlert.
trust me, outside observers aren’t the only ones who are shocked/puzzled by NYT campaign coverage. there’s chatter inside the newspaper
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) June 7, 2015
The New York Times report last week on Marco Rubio and his wife’s multiple traffic citations had the fingerprints of liberal opposition research firm American Bridge all over it, but the paper maintains that multiple reporters came across the traffic citations independently “while looking into something else.”
Last year, though, in a story on the cover of its Sunday paper on Charles and David Koch, New York Times reporter Nicholas Confessore disclosed that “the Times was alerted to the [Koch] archive by American Bridge, a liberal political organization that has been critical of the Kochs.”