The most accurate part of your story was that you were preaching to the choir.
If you are young enough to have had a baby in 2014, then the absurdly Leftist slant of the NYT was well documented before you were paid for your first article.
As you, a journalist, know better than anybody the truth can be skewed beyond recognition without writing any fiction that requires retraction. You simply downplay or omit sections of the story that run contrary to your agenda. It has taken decades, but journalism’s disdain for the truth has finally caught up with the industry.
We also know that the NYT cannot sue Trump for defaming the paper by labeling it “failing”, because he would easily defeat such an action with the defense of “truth”.