The New York Times is yet another liberal news organization with a questionable reputation.

In recent months, the New York Times has been caught slandering the political right and has even had to redact more than a few stories—as a result, the news organization is being overly cautious.

But a seemingly harmless request has put the NYT in a spin.

A New York Times reporter received an email from a college student asking for information for a college paper—and the news organization has now spun a conspiracy plot out of the simple request.

Deputy Managing Editor for the New York Times issued out a company-wide email warning of the “plot” to sabotage the Times.

In his retweeted email, Levy claimed the student for looking for face-to-face time with reporters in order to gain damaging information against the newspaper.

The Daily Caller reports:

Deputy Managing Editor for The New York Times Clifford Levy warned reporters and editors in a tweet Tuesday to be on the lookout for someone posing as a “college student” attempting to solicit damaging quotes or information from the paper of record.

Levy tweeted a screenshot of a warning the unidentified impostor was asking for face-to-face interviews in the hopes that someone would slip up and say something disparaging about the staff, or share sensitive information.

“We’re happy for our journalists to engage with readers, students and other members of the public, and we don’t want to discourage that,” the warning read. “But be careful. In these polarized times, make sure you know whom you’re talking to, and be sure to maintain Times standards in any such interactions.”

The warning also referenced the hidden camera fiasco that befell CNN in June, when James O’Keefe of Project Veritas managed to obtain footage of producers mocking the American people and admitting to a heavy bias against President Donald Trump.

“No doubt you all recall the hidden camera ploy used against a CNN producer,” it read.

In a time of political chaos, it’s no wonder liberal newspapers like the New York Times are attempting to be careful.

But such an outrageous response to a simple request seems completely uncalled for, even for a media that constantly promotes fake news stories.

Moreover, the statement made by Levy only further reveals the political impartialness found in their news organization.

Perhaps it was just a simple request for information by a college student—but instead of reacting with reason and without bias, the New York Times blew the situation way out of proportion.

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