Many people still rely on The Grey Lady for their news. I have a login and password for seeing their articles, but never go there directly. One of Father Neuhaus's last writings was about how he had finally dropped his subscription to the NYT. (It was he who said 'For the New York Times, "the only good Catholic is a bad Catholic."') He was making comments about the Times' falling standards over the last few years.
Here's more evidence of the limitations of the paper that claims to print all the news that fit to read:
I generally have low expectations whenever the New York Times reports on religion and, more specifically, Catholicism. But this article on Archbishop Timothy Dolan—the current archbishop of Milwaukee and the newly-appointed archbishop of New York—is bad by any measure.
The article soberly warns us that, “[o]n matters of doctrine, the archbishop 59, adheres to the line laid down by Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict, including firm opposition to abortion, birth control, divorce, gay marriage and any crack in the wall of priestly celibacy.” You see, opposition to abortion, birth control, etc. are merely the personal preferences of two old men in Rome; they have nothing to do with the 2,000 year old teaching tradition of the Church.Read the whole thing.
(Via Southern Appeal.)