The team at the newspaper concluded: 'This is a dark moment for Mr. Biden’s presidency. It read: 'The combination of Mr. Biden’s age and his absence from the public stage has eroded the public’s confidence. This was not the only opinion piece highlighting Biden's senescence published in the New York Times this weekend. She wrote for the NYT: 'Stealth about health is no longer possible, and the sooner President Biden’s team stops being in denial about that, the better off Democrats will be.' The third, scathing opinion piece published by the New York Times this weekend concerning Biden came from 44-year-old political analyst Ross Douthat.