New York Times Editorial Page Editor Andrew Rosenthal wrote a blog post Monday defending the publication’s impartiality on the 2016 presidential election.
“Since I will have more to say about which candidate we will endorse in 2016 than any other editor at the Times, let me be clear:” Rosenthall wrote, “We have not chosen Mrs. Clinton. We have not chosen anyone.”
Rosenthal wrote the post as a response to recent criticism (many coming from Republicans and conservatives) who allege that the Times produced a new report on the 2012 Benghazi attack on an American consulate as political cover for Hillary Clinton.
The new report stated that the attack was initiated by a group of Muslim extremists who were angry about a YouTube video that mocked Islam and was made in America. Clinton was the Secretary of State at the time of the incident.
“I can also state definitively that there was no editorial/newsroom conspiracy of any kind, because I knew nothing about the Benghazi article until I read it in the paper on Sunday,” Rosenthal wrote.