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Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) New York Times Source Jul 3, 2016

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Jul 03, 2016 Fair Play in a Fact-Challenged Political Landscape (Mediator)

QUOTE: Mr. Lewandowski’s hiring represents a signal moment in political journalism’s evolving embrace of political operatives: A major mainstream news organization is using a commentator who is legally prohibited from sharing the unvarnished truth on the subject — Mr. Trump — he was hired to talk about.

New York Times
Nov 29, 2011 Gingrich Gave Push to Clients, Not Just Ideas

QUOTE: in the eight years since [Gingrich] started his health care consultancy, he has made millions of dollars while helping companies promote their services and gain access to state and federal officials. In a variety of instances, documents and interviews show, Mr. Gingrich arranged meetings between executives and officials, and salted his presentations to lawmakers with pitches for his clients

New York Times
May 21, 2011 The Gossip Machine, Churning Out Cash

QUOTE: This is how it works in the new world of round-the-clock gossip, where even a B-list celebrity’s tangle with the law can be spun into easy money, feeding the public’s seemingly bottomless appetite for dirt about the famous. A growing constellation of Web sites, magazines and television programs serve it up minute by minute, creating a river of cash for secrets of the stars, or near-stars.

New York Times
Aug 24, 2009 Bioethicist Becomes a Lightning Rod for Criticism

QUOTE: The debate over [White House health care advisor] Dr. [Ezekiel J. Emanuel] shows how subtle philosophical arguments that have long bedeviled bioethicists are being condensed, oversimplified and distorted in the griddle-hot health care debate.

New York Times
Jul 13, 2007 Bush Distorts Qaeda Links, Critics Assert

QUOTE: [President Bush's] references to Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, and his assertions that it is the same group that attacked the United States in 2001, have greatly oversimplified the nature of the insurgency in Iraq and its relationship with the Qaeda leadership.

New York Times
May 25, 2007 Suffer the Children: Now that Bush has talked about our kids, can we ask about his?

QUOTE: During his press conference Thursday, the president got personal when talking about the threat from al-Qaida terrorists. "They are a threat to your children, David," he said to NBC's David Gregory. .... For Bush, this line of argument is not a two-way street. Over the years, reporters have been censured and scowled at for asking about the president's or vice president's children in the context of a policy debate.

May 26, 2006 Politics: Bush and Blair Concede Errors, but Defend War

QUOTE: President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain, two leaders badly weakened by the continuing violence in Iraq, acknowledged major misjudgments in the execution of the Iraq war on Thursday night even while insisting that the election of a constitutional government in Baghdad justified their decision to go to war three years ago.

New York Times
May 05, 2004 Disney Forbidding Distribution of Film That Criticizes Bush

QUOTE: The Walt Disney Company is blocking its Miramax division from distributing a new documentary by Michael Moore that harshly criticizes President Bush, executives at both Disney and Miramax said Tuesday.

New York Times
May 03, 2004 New Internet Site Turns Critical Eyes and Ears to the Right

QUOTE: Mr. Brock said the central thrust of his group would be to closely monitor conservative commentators and journalists and, when they make erroneous or misleading claims, to point them out and set the record straight on the Media Matters Web site (

New York Times
May 21, 2003 A New Attempt to Monitor Media Content

QUOTE: ...a group backed by business leaders and former government officials plans to announce an effort today to pressure the big entertainment companies to be more responsive to parents' concerns.

New York Times
Apr 20, 2003 Spectacular Success or Incomplete Picture?

QUOTE: Some news executives and critics said television achieved a spectacular success in Iraq...But others questioned how clear and complete the coverage really was...

New York Times
Apr 04, 2003 Reporting War Under Eyes of Iraqi 'Minders'

QUOTE: Western reporters in the [Iraqi] capital are engaged in an increasingly delicate dance, trying to portray events and sentiments accurately without running afoul of the government.

New York Times
Mar 31, 2003 NBC News Fires Arnett Over Iraqi TV Interview

QUOTE: It was wrong for Mr. Arnett to grant an interview to state-controlled Iraqi TV, especially at a time of war," an NBC spokeswoman, Allison Gollust, said. "And it was wrong for him to discuss his personal observations and opinions in that interview.

New York Times
Mar 19, 2003 Left and Right Look for Signs of Bias in Reporting

QUOTE: Even before the likely onset of war in Iraq, the major television networks have come under increasing scrutiny by media watchdogs on the left and the right, looking for subtle and overt signs of journalistic bias.

New York Times
Mar 19, 2003 U.S. News Organizations Tell Employees to Leave Baghdad

QUOTE: ...reporters for American news organizations are streaming out of Baghdad, relatively few American journalists would remain to cover a battle for the city.

New York Times
Jul 01, 2002 CNN Navigates Raw Emotions in Its Coverage From Israel

QUOTE: "To say we have two parties that are equal and therefore deserve fair treatment doesn't work when one side is blowing up children in nightclubs and the other one is trying to defend itself."

New York Times
Dec 03, 2001 Fox Portrays a War of Good and Evil, and Many Applaud

QUOTE: Fox has pushed television news where it has never gone before: to unabashed and vehement support of a war effort, carried in tough-guy declarations often expressing thirst for revenge.

New York Times