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NYT Bias Apparent in Ann Coulter Book Summary

By Rebecca Ross

In a not-so-subtle jibe at controversial bestselling author, Ann Coulter, The New York Times once again displayed its anti-conservative bias in a mere nine-word book summary.  Ann Coulter’s newest book about illegal immigration, Adios, America!, made The New York Times Best Sellers List this week for the fourth week, but not without a blatantly biased disclaimer.

Ranked No. 9 on the Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers List, the description under her book title reads:

“The political commentator denounces immigrants and their liberal supporters.”

Ann Coulter

It seems The Times conveniently forgot to add the word “illegal” before the word “immigration,” thus making it sound like Ms. Coulter is racist or bigoted against immigrants or legal immigrants.

Coulter’s book reveals real problems that have transpired due to the recent mass illegal immigration and President Obama’s “amnesty” executive order.  The thrust of Coulter’s book was to uncover the truth and horrifying consequences that have resulted from this illegal immigration.

This is, unfortunately, another addition to a long list of examples of bias from The New York Times.  Other instances include a Times article from 2008 attacking General David Petraeus’ commitment to the Iraq War in its “Betray Us” ad, or in its constant barrage of negative reviews of conservative-themed books, when they actually review them.  But even Margaret Sullivan, Public Editor of The Times, stated that The Times has a liberal bias.

The Times claims to be the standard bearer of American journalism, and with that should come a great responsibility.  While most people accept today’s mainstream journalism as having an inherent liberal bias, blatant bias such as this is very problematic.  It is a disservice to serious news consumers and the public forum, in which such important matters are debated.  By conveniently leaving out one operative word, The New York Times once again diminishes its own brand.

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