New York Times, Washington Post Defend Against Politico’s Media Bias Claims

By: Michael Calderone | Huffington Post

NEW YORK — Politico’s executive editor, Jim VandeHei, and chief White House correspondent, Mike Allen, suggested Thursday that The New York Times and Washington Post are biased in favor of President Barack Obama and quick to promote potentially negative stories about presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Both papers pushed back against such claims.

“Since the very first stirrings of the 2008 campaign, the Times has exhaustively and aggressively covered nearly every aspect of Barack Obama’s story,” Times political reporter Richard Stevenson said in a statement, part of which Politico published.

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