Mar 18, 2015: Gawker: New Times Op-Ed Writer Has a Colorful Past with Racist Publications
Today the New York Times announced its selection of 20 new op-ed writers who will contribute to the paper on a monthly basis. Editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal told Capital New York that his staff selected contributors with “a broad range of viewpoints and subjects and backgrounds and geographical locations and every kind of form of diversity that you can think of.”
Nov 30, 2014: New York Times: Andrew Rosenthal: By the Book
Andrew Rosenthal is the editorial page editor of The New York Times. He talks books with Pamela Paul, editor of the Book Review.
Feb 6, 2014: AIM: Liberals at War? Observer Says NY Times Reporters Are In “Semi-Open Revolt” Against Andrew Rosenthal
According to a story by The New York Observer’s Ken Kurson, resentment by reporters of the editorial page at The New York Times has reached the boiling point, and they blame editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal for the bad blood.
Jan 15, 2014: Townhall: About that Bizarre Andrew Rosenthal Benghazi Editorial
In his public temper tantrum -- the editorial titled “Republicans React to Benghazi News” -- Rosenthal showed his true colors in hitting the GOP for daring to respond to a highly-suspect front page story in the Times.
Dec 14, 2012: News Busters: NYT Opinion Editor Andrew Rosenthal Contradicts Self Within Hours on Politicizing Gun Deaths
Andrew Rosenthal, the driving force behind the perpetually hyperventilating and self-contradicting editorials that fill up space in the New York Times’s opinion pages has now proven that he can hyperventilate and contradict himself in real-time.
Apr 26, 2012: Reason: Andrew Rosenthal: Obama Is Better Than Bush Because His Abuses of Executive Power Are Necessary
Andrew Rosenthal, editorial page editor at The New York Times, notes that "President George W. Bush used his executive power to bypass Congress, almost as a matter of routine," and "now President Barack Obama is pulling a similar stunt." But while "I was appalled" by Bush's abuses of executive power, Rosenthal says, "I am not appalled" by Obama's.
Feb 3, 2012: ImediaEthics: NYT Criticizes Reporters without Borders Annual Press Freedom Ranking of US below Hungary for Occupy Wall Street Arrests
The New York Times' Andrew Rosenthal argued that Reporters without Borders' list "sometimes ends up with a pecking-order that doesn’t quite mesh with reality."
April 15, 2009: Huffintgon Post: How Journalism Plays Twister...To the Right
Exhibit A: The New York Times admits that it's easier to get on one of the most coveted pieces of real estate in American journalism, a slot on its letters-to-the-editor page, if you are a conservative. Here is what Andrew Rosenthal, the editorial page editor, said in a recent online chat: The best kind of letter is relatively short (under 150 words), clearly written, strongly opinionated and direct. It doesn't contain personal invective aimed at the writer or subject of an article. And it's well written. I'll be honest: Because of the nature of our readers, letter writers who defend Republican, conservative or right-wing positions on many topics have a higher shot at being published.
February 25, 1956: Andrew Mark Rosenthal is born.
ON THE RECORD: Feb 6, 2014: John Steele Gordon (Commentary) has written an article about "The Tragedy of the Times Editorial Page." Gordon points out that "The New York Observer ran an article yesterday not only on how awful the New York Times editorial pages have become (hardly a stop-the-presses news item), but how fed up and in “semi-open revolt” the news side of the Times is about the editorial side. Referring to Andrew Rosenthal, the Times’s editorial page editor, one Times reporter said, “Andy’s got 14 or 15 people plus a whole bevy of assistants working on these three unsigned editorials every day. They’re completely reflexively liberal, utterly predictable, usually poorly written and totally ineffectual. I mean, just try and remember the last time that anybody was talking about one of those editorials.” For the most part, complaints suggest the editorials are nothing but a rewording of White House talking points for the most part, even regurgitated Jay Carney-speak. Gordon summarizes: "The descent of what was once by far the world’s most influential editorial page into banal irrelevance and party-line predictability is a journalistic tragedy." The New York Times may be trying to polish up its game in order to become the official campaign department for Hillary Clinton 2016.
New York Observer: The Tyranny and Lethargy of the Times Editorial Page
Mar 4, 2015: Andrew Rosenthal: New York Times: No Comment Necessary: Ben Carson on Prisons and Gay ‘Choice’
Nov 1, 2017: Andrew Rosenthal: New York Times: Seven Bizarre Notions Trump and His Team Have About America
Rosenthal retired in June 2016 from his position as editorial page editor of The New York Times, after overseeing the newspaper’s opinion sections for more than nine years. As editorial page editor, he created the Op-Docs series, a forum for short documentaries that was the first of its kind and has won a Peabody Award, three Emmy Awards, and two Academy Award nominations.