New York Times Editor Bill Keller is a registered Democrat

Steven Nelson Associate Editor
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According to voter registration records, New York Times Editor Bill Keller is a registered Democrat.

Keller has been registered as a Democrat since 1998 with his Manhattan apartment listed on forms as his address.

The New York Times has long been criticized by conservatives as politically biased in favor of Democrats. In 2007 a Rasmussen poll found that 40% of Americans believe the paper has a liberal bias.

Bob Christie, senior vice president for corporate communications of The Times Company, told The Daily Caller, “in terms of Bill’s affiliations, the fact that he votes is a matter of public record and how he votes is his personal business.”

Christie refused to answer any questions regarding public perception that The Times has a political bias, or what affect this disclosure would have on that perception.

Keller wrote in 2006, “when editors are partisans, there is also a risk that reporters, whom we exhort to be impartial, might tailor their writing to the editor’s perceived convictions.”

The New York Times Public Editor’s office, which has been tasked in part with monitoring political bias within the paper, declined to comment for this story.