I posted this in the comments section:
I thought the original article was just one more in a long string that goes all the way back to when Maureen Dowd was a reporter and Howell Raines was editorial editor. Dowd repeatedly took cheap shots at the Clintons, treating her supposed basic reporting as an opinion column she was later granted. And Raines defied logic by his cartoonish effort to say the paper was unbiased because it was willing to criticize -- or even attack -- the Clintons over such non-issues such as Whitewater and Travelgate. But all the while real issues, such as the surge in the incarceration of black people, welfare "reform" that kicked desperate people into the streets and even the planting of seeds that grew into The Great Recession, were largely ignored. When it comes to the Clintons, The Times has continually missed the forest for the trees. Reporting on how Mrs. Clinton handled her husband's infidelities is just one more example.