On October 22nd, Hillary Clinton testified to a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi while Clinton served as Secretary of State. New York Times provided up-to-date coverage by analyzing key moments in the hearing as they happened on a Benghazi Panel feed available for their readers (http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/congress/hillary-clinton-testimony-at-house-benghazi-panel).
The very beginning of the feed reads as follows: “How interested are Republicans on the Benghazi committee in Sidney Blumenthal? According to Representative Adam Schiff, the Democrat from California, they are obsessed.” The article immediately begins by disparaging Republicans and framing them as lunatics, comfortable with taking any measure possible to bring Clinton down.
NYT’s feed features notable quotes that stand alone amongst the other analysis in a size much bigger than normal text. Among some of these quotes are: “’It seems to me that really what the majority is doing is that they simply wish to wear you down and hopefully get you to say something that they can later use.’ –Representative Adam Smith, Democrat of Washington”, and “’I want to begin by apologizing for my Republican colleagues who apparently want to write your answers for you, or testify for you because they think it fits into their outlandish narrative of what happened.’ –Representative Linda T. Sanchez, Democrat of California.” Almost all quotes used have been taken from democrats denouncing the conservative “witch-hunt” they believe have overtaken the hearing. Much of the content the New York Times uses for the feed denigrates the conservative House Committee as a waste of tax-payer dollars—while that may be true, it’s the New York Times’ job to provide its readers with fair and objective reporting regardless.