So Much for That Sophisticated NY Times Readership

Anyone who doubts the Times has a predominantly liberal audience should check out the paper's new political blog, The Caucus. The posts themselves( by Times staffers) aren't terribly slanted, although liberal assumptions and conventional wisdoms aren't hard to sniff out. But when it comes to liberal hostility the commenters give the left-wing mobs at the Daily Kos a run for their money.

Check out this comments thread on a post about Sen. George Allen of Virginia's response to a weird, hostile question about his Jewish ancestry during a televised debate with Democrat opponent James Webb. In a charming turn, the left net-roots and the Webb campaign have taken to spelling out the senator's full name "George Felix Allen," and "Felix" crops up in the Times' comments section as well.

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Clay Waters
Clay Waters
Clay Waters was director of Times Watch, a former project of the Media Research Center.