Recently the new york times editorial board announced that it would be backing Hillary Clinton and John McCain in the 2008 presidential race. It seems completely out of place for a supposedly unbiased newspaper to take a stance of this kind. A newspaper should simply present the platforms that each candidate is running on and then let the readers of the newspaper form their own opinion.
But then again presenting the news without trying to push its views on its readers just wouldn't be the New York Times. I can not remember the last time I read a story that was not completely one sided and filled with bias.
Maybe that is why the New York Times is written at the reading level of an elementary school child. An audience that would buy such a newspaper is likely to be easily persuaded and manipulated.