At any rate, both candidates were presented by the paper practically equally. At the same time, it is important to point out that the coverage of the current policies and situation in the USA could indirectly undermine the position of John McCain as the candidate. On the other hand, the newspaper can hardly be viewed as a left newspaper. Instead, it mainly supports liberal ideas, but its coverage traditionally conveys skepticism of conservative values. In such a situation, it would be logical to presuppose that the New York Times could support the Democrat candidate during the Presidential campaign of 2008. At this point, it should be said that, at the moment, the newspaper is owned by Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., whose family has controlled the newspaper since 1896. In such a way, the New York Times may be viewed as a kind of family business, which also increased the audiences confidence in the reliability of the newspaper. However, it is hardly possible to estimate that this was the official policy of the newspaper since it has the right to criticize the officials, regardless of the Presidential campaign and it is up to the reader whether to associate the current President administration with either candidate or not.
It is important to note that most part of paper is focused on the discussion of the social media usage during the disaster, how it can help to struggle for peoples lives that occurred in such situation.