It was exposed that one of their journalists Ali Watkins had an affair with a source -- and that is a serious conflict of interest when she was with another publication, and when it broke out in public, the New York Times, shuffled and dawdled, and then "reassigned" her to another beat with the condescending promise that the adult woman with be assigned a "mentor."
So the Times does not just employ the immoral, but stupid, too.
The story would have made a passable porn flick twenty years ago.
If the Times stoops to have to assign babysitters for their journalists, they are nothing more than a farce.
But the Times always had a penchant to stand by their unethical ones -- meaning what they produce is mere partisan lip service, nothing more...