One will wait a long time for the day the Times refers to itself as a "liberal-leaning newspaper" in print. Yet it freely categorizes  Fox News as conservative (sometimes in unhinged fashion ). The latest example came on Friday from political editor Kate Phillips, in her National Briefing item, "Fox News and Black Caucus Team Up on Debates ."
"Negotiations between the network and the institute had been closely watched since Nevada Democrats backed out of a debate for Democratic candidates a few weeks ago that was sponsored by Fox News. The deal was canceled after liberal advocates and bloggers criticized the state's Democratic leaders and Senator Harry Reid,the majority leader, for choosing the conservative-leaning network as a sponsor."