Sorry for him and his family, and thankful for his service, but here’s how the NY Times covered a controversial Republican vs. a controversial Democrat:
“Strom Thurmond, Foe of Integration, Dies at 100”
“Robert Byrd, Respected Voice of the Senate, Dies”
To have been “fair and balanced”, the Byrd headline should say “Robert Byrd, former KKK member, dies”.
The NY Times is so biased it is ridiculous, and it is so widely distributed and read that this bias becomes frightening.