Monday, January 02, 2006

NYT Public Editor: No Answers re NSA Article

In a rather amazing piece, New York Times Public Editor Bill Calame discloses that the NYT's publisher and executive editor have refused to answer any of the questions he submitted about their decision to publish leaked classified information about the NSA wiretapping program.

Of particular note is their refusal to answer whether the publication was timed to beat the publication of their reporter James Risen's book, STATE OF WAR. The publication date of the book, incidentally, was moved up to Tuesday, January 3rd -- doubtless attempting to cash in on the current publicity surrounding the newspaper article.

The one good thing I can say about the NYT regarding this mess is that they published Calame's article.


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