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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

How one word --"jokingly"--  points to anti-Trump bias by The New York Times

February 5, 2020 --

A New York Times article, January 31 referred to a document filed by the president's lawyers that accused [Rep. Adam] Schiff of "creating a fraudulent version" of the July 25 call [between the president and Ukraine President Zelensky] when he jokingly offered a hypothetical conversation during a congressional hearing..."

Earlier in this article, the Times reported that House Democrats argued that "Mr. Trump welcomed  interference on his behalf from Russia in the 2016 election..."   

Why didn't the Times equally apply the term "jokingly" to the alleged welcoming of Russian "interference" in the 2016 campaign. Why? LPR answers that because the Times strives to believe the best of Adam Schiff and the worst of the president.