Thursday, February 21, 2008
# Posted 6:04 PM by Ariel David Adesnik
At 6:51 AM this morning, I e-mailed Jim Rutenberg– whom I know and have interacted with in the past–to invite him onto my radio program “Meet the New Press” on Saturday morning to discuss the sourcing of his New York Times hit piece on my client John McCain.In McCain camp vows to "go to war" with NYT, Politico reports that the Times isn't talking to the media, either. Sometimes, it's acceptable for politicians not to comment about something in the press. But how can a journalist possibly insist that they shouldn't have to answer questions about a story? I thought reporters had nothing to hide and that their only interest was the public good.
Although Politico reported that Bill Keller had no comment, the Times' top dog later did later issue the following statetment:
"On the substance, we think the story speaks for itself. On the timing, our policy is, we publish stories when they are ready.But if Politico and The New Republic have their facts right, Keller is bending the truth at best, or even lying. Perhaps he should talk to his predecessor, Howell Raines, about credibility issues... (1) opinions -- Add your opinion
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