Skip to comments.New York Times reporter broke the biggest rule in journalism
Posted on 06/13/2018 9:49:27 AM PDT by Magnatron
On previous occasions, Ive written about the blunt way legendary New York Times editor Abe Rosenthal dealt with a conflict of interest. The story bears repeating after the indictment of a top Senate official over his contacts with reporters, including one from the Times with whom he had a romantic relationship.
The Rosenthal standard on conflicts was shaped by a remarkably similar case decades ago. Soon after a woman who had covered politics in Philadelphia was hired by the Times, a story from Philly said she had a secret affair with a politician she covered and accepted expensive gifts from him.
Rosenthal asked the woman if the story was true and, when she replied yes, immediately told her to clean out her desk and said she would never work for the paper again.
Word of the incident spread quickly through the newsroom, and several female reporters complained to Rosenthal. They argued that the woman was treated unfairly, at which point Abe raised his finger for silence and said something to this effect: I dont care if you fk an elephant on your personal time, but then you cant cover the circus for the paper.
The meeting was over, case closed.
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Elephant abusers take note!
“New York Times reporter broke the biggest rule in journalism”
IMO, approving of and publishing KNOWN LIES is just a step above sleeping with a source.
According to this standard, she did not break any rules, as I seriously doubt that there was a romantic relationship between a 22 year old hooker and a 58 year old man. It was likely just a simple trade - sex for classified information. A business transaction.
So in the old days this woman would have been fired. Now, the NY Times is allowing their reporters to screw the elephants and cover the circus.
She talked about ‘Fight Club?’
Misidentified the nyt as a newspaper.
I read somewhere that Jim Acosta has a pet elephant! *SMIRK*
Yeah, don't get caught.
>>So in the old days this woman would have been fired. Now, the NY Times is allowing their reporters to screw the elephants and cover the circus<<
Even worse, they write stories about the circus HAVING NEVER ACTUALLY SEEN IT
New York Time where journalism and ethics are two different concepts.
The New York Times left the journalism profession behind it long ago—they are in the propaganda biz—and the secret of the propaganda biz is anything goes if you can get away with it.
Once you go pach, you never go back
Walter Duranty's employer still stands by his lies; they have exactly ZERO moral authority.
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