The New York Times frequently flexes its inherent bias towards Democrats but often the glaring hypocrisy is simply swept under the rug. However, its latest profiles on two rival Georgia Senate hopefuls is just too blatant to ignore. The Times recently published profiles on Republican incumbent David Perdue and another on Democrat challenger Raphael Warnock, one is being called a “puff piece” and the other a “hit piece” can you guess which is which? If you assumed that Warnock was awarded the flattering piece while Perdue is picked apart then you’re correct.
The Times published a profile on Warnock titled, “Raphael Warnock, From the Pulpit to Politics, Doesn’t Shy From ‘Uncomfortable’ Truths.” The piece focuses on the Democrat’s so-called accomplishments but blatantly ignored the insurmountable evidence against Warnock’s career and character.
Fox News reports:
The feature praised Warnock, only mentioning his skeletons in that “Republicans have tried to paint him as a dangerous radical,” a past arrest for which charges were dropped, and an “incident” with his ex-wife last year. It did not mention accusations of child abuse at a camp Warnock ran or that his ex-wife tearfully called him a “great actor” during the latter incident, where she accused him of running over her foot with his car.
Meanwhile, the Times’ Friday feature on Perdue wasn’t quite as friendly. Headlined, “Before Embracing America-First Agenda, David Perdue Was an Outsourcing Expert,” the piece paints him as a hypocrite.
“Perdue has continued to make his global business experience the essence of his brand. But that has highlighted the contradictions that emerge — in his career and in his character, but also in his party and his region — as he embraces the populist, America-first strains of Trumpism,” the Times wrote. “The man who has lately voiced support for some of President Trump’s signature tariffs built his career as an unapologetic, free-trading practitioner of the outsourcing arts.”
The Times also labeled Perdue mispronouncing Kamala Harris’ name as “crude racism” while focusing on negative aspects of his background. It had a strikingly different tone than the story written about Warnock, and RearClearPolitics president Tom Bevan took to Twitter to point out the double standard.