From its questionable defense of controversial artwork, to its questioning of how freer markets might hurt Cuba's ecology, the New York Times has drawn an impressive amount of pushback this week from readers.

People have responded loudly to a handful of stories that have left many questioning the newspaper's editorial decisions.

And the week isn't even over yet.

Here are five stories that have drawn loud, and mostly negative, responses:

5) "Eggs Benedict"

On Monday, the Times published an image of a portrait called "Eggs Benedict."

The portrait, a likeness of Benedict XVI fashioned entirely out of condoms, is "not hate-based," the Milwaukee artist told the Times, but is meant only to "critique" Benedict's views on sex and contraception "while raising awareness about public health."

Readers were quick to note, however, that the Times decided to show "Eggs Benedict" just five months after it opted not to show Charlie Hebdo's artwork of Muhammed.

In January, two terrorists attacked the French satirical magazine's Paris offices, murdering 10 journalists and two police officers. The attack was in response to the magazine's repeated mockery of Islam and Muhammad.

Times executive editor Dean Baquet said at the time that the cartoons that sparked the mass slaughter were simply too offensive for publication.

In remarks to the Washington Examiner Monday, the newspaper's associate managing editor for standards defended the decision to publish "Eggs Benedict." He said, "I don't think these situations – the Milwaukee artwork and the various Muhammad caricatures — are really equivalent. For one thing, many people might disagree, but museum officials clearly consider this Johnson piece to be a significant artwork."

"Also, there's no indication that the primary intent of the portrait is to offend or blaspheme (the artist and the museum both say that it is not intended to offend people but to raise a social question about the fight against AIDS). And finally, the very different reactions bears this out," he added. "Hundreds of thousands of people protested worldwide, for instance, after the Danish cartoons were published some years ago. While some people might genuinely dislike this Milwaukee work, there doesn't seem to be any comparable level of outrage," Phil Corbett said.

Readers and select news organizations, including National Review and Fox News, harshly criticized the Times' apparent double standard.

4) Hillary Clinton has social media accounts and the Times is on it

On Tuesday, the Times drew snickers on social media for its coverage of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's Pinterest account.

The report, titled "Hillary Clinton's Softer Side Shows Up on Pinterest," takes a look at how members of Clinton's staff run social media accounts in her name.

"Mrs. Clinton pinned a recipe for chocolate chip cookies under the Summer Style category of her brand new Pinterest page," the Times reported in an actual story.

"The page also shows off a 'Grillery Clinton' apron (modeled by a young campaign aide) and Iowa cherry pie with the campaign's 'H' logo in the center of the lightly brown crust. ('The cherry on top!' Clinton calls it.)," the Times reported.

It continues in that vein for about another 100 words.

"Clinton has found a welcome outlet on social media, with Pinterest, the picture-sharing platform, being the latest to allow her to display a softer side in a safe and controlled format," the report noted.

The banality of the Pinterest article invoked memories of when the Times rushed to report in March that Clinton had ordered a burrito at Chipotle in Ohio.

3) Nothing to see here

Some readers were unimpressed Wednesday with the Times' coverage of the State Department's release of more than 2,000 Clinton emails.

Rather than focus on things like Clinton's curious use of code words (she refers twice to a character named "Santa" in a few of her correspondences), the Times walked away from the document dump with reports like, "Emails Show Hillary Clinton Trying to Find Her Place."

"Trying to find her place at the head of a cabinet run by the man who had vanquished her, Mrs. Clinton nursed concerns about whether she was in the right meetings and whether the president or his people were holding grudges against those who had supported her during their epic 2008 primary contest," that particular report read.

"She traded messages with political advisers who sent her sometimes scathing assessments of the president she now served, although she was careful not to respond in kind in writing," it added.

Like the other entries on this list, the Times report prompted snickers from right-leaning circles on social media.

2) Freer markets threaten lush police state

The Times drew real anger Wednesday when it reported that American dollars could do real harm to Cuba's pristine ecology.

The Obama administration has worked to soften relations with Cuba, and announced this week that it would open an embassy in Havana.

For the Times, American cash and possibly new jobs pose a threat to the impoverished country.

"Like many of his countrymen, Jorge Angulo hopes the United States will lift the decades-old economic embargo against Cuba," the report, titled "Cuba's Environmental Concerns Grow With Prospect of U.S. Presence," reads.

"But Dr. Angulo, a senior marine scientist at the University of Havana, is also worried about the effects that a flood of American tourists and American dollars might have on this country's pristine coral reefs, mangrove forests, national parks and organic farms — environmental assets that are a source of pride here," it added.

Absent from the Times' report are terms like "police state" and "food lines."

1) Peas, peas me

Everyone had a ball Wednesday and Thursday after the Times published a guacamole recipe calling for the addition of half a pound of fresh sweet peas.

"Adding fresh English peas to what is an otherwise fairly traditional guacamole is one of those radical moves that is also completely obvious after you taste it," the recipe read.

Just about everyone, including President Obama, weighed in on the unconventional recipe, with many declaring loudly and repeatedly that peas do not belong in or around guacamole.

The response to the Times' pea recipe was so great, in fact, that it inspired more than a few follow-up reports from the Times as well as several other news outlets, including Deadspin, the Guardian, Fox News, the Huffington Post, CNN and PBS, to name just a few.