According to the executive editor in June 2005, he says of course it is.
The article requires a subscription or Editor and Publisher magazine, but the specific details are below if you wish to locate it elsewhere. To paraphrase Keller - yes the NYTimes is and so what.
Keller Says 'N.Y. Times' Must Look Beyond Its Urban, Liberal Base In a memo responding to his Credibility Committee's report, the paper's executive editor calls for more coverage of religion and other aspects of "the full range of our national conversation." He also says recruiters are looking to add staffers with military experience and also consider region and class.
Jun 26, 2005 - Editor and Publisher - E&P Staff