You really are citing the NY Times as a source? That is funny.
That is like citing a Nazi journal about Jewish people. That is like citing a KKK journal about African-Americans/black people. That is like citing the Palestinian government about Israel's right to exist.
If you don't recognize these extreme radical biased sources, you won't ever be able to determine the truth. I mean seriously. Are you really going to read an Ann Coulter book looking for an honest read about Democrats? NO way. You are also not going to ever get an unbiased read from the NY Times, LA times, Washington Post or similar polarized rag. It will never happen. That is why those rags readership is dropping like a rock.